2005 Kia Spectra Spectra5 Wagon Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2005 Kia Spectra - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

68 Total Reviews

2005 Spectra Consumer Reviews

View reviews for a specific Spectra model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

Sort Reviews by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Great Car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Southernmsboy
on

Vehicle

2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

The Spectra 5 is a great car. It offers class leading interior room and great build quality. Every one of my friends who drive the car are surprised to find out it was a KIA. I traded my '03 Optima on this car. KIA has come along way. It deserves a look.


Favorite Features

The hatchback comes in handy.


Suggested Improvements

The radio system could use some improvement.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

My Car Is My Office
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Mike
on

Vehicle

2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I spend any where from 10 to 17 hours a day in my vehicle due to my job. Fun to drive car with the sports car feel without the sports car cost. Roomy for passengers or cargo.


Favorite Features

1. Ease of reaching all controls 2. Low Cost to maintain .


Suggested Improvements

1. Turbo Charge or Super Charger option 2. 18" Wheels 3. Telescopic Wheel 4. More after market parts.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Awesome car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By redban
on

Vehicle

2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I had a Honda Civic for 10 years. And this was the only car that could replace it, since Honda has gone down the hill and they don't have any good cars anymore.


Favorite Features

Great looks. Fun handling. And very quiet inside the car. Better then a BMW.


Suggested Improvements

Need to fix the check engine light coming on when you don't get the gas cap on right. And let you can reset the check engine light yourself. Or just reset the light by turning the car off.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Fun to zip around!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Elaine
on

Vehicle

2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Have not had any trouble getting up hills, keeping up with traffic. Love the ease of parking. The CD player is great. When I turn the heat or air conditioner on there is no long wait to feel comfortable. Most of all, the mileage is excellent.


Favorite Features

I love all the cubbyhole spaces and extra cup holders. Helps a lot with kids.


Suggested Improvements

Have a clicker for the trunk to open instead of key only.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

2005 Kia Spectra5
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Josh
on

Vehicle

2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Thoroughly impressed with the build of this vehicle. Very fun to drive. After researching all of the cars in the class, the Spectra5 definately has the most for your money. Stereo is mediocre, and the engine could benefit from a bump in horsepower, but everything else is great.


Favorite Features

Great design 16 inch Alloy wheels


Suggested Improvements

More Horsepower Better Sound System.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Spectra is build for life
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Joe Gagner
on

Vehicle

2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I just bought a Spectra 5 Hatchback. This car is sweet. This car is fast looks good and has a standard spoiler how cool is that. Toyota and Honda charge 500 for all standard. Safety must be first when it comes to this car 6 Airbags plus an automatic airbag that shuts off when someone under 75 or no one is sitting in the passenger seat. Great suspension


Favorite Features

Airbags, Moonroof, Alloy wheels, standard spoilers ground effects and side skirts.


Suggested Improvements

Wish the alloys where 17-inch or 18- inch or have the option available.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

2005 Kia Spectra5 5 speed FABULOUS!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Joe's
on

Vehicle

2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I drove the new 2005 Kia Spectra5, 5speed, Red with a limited graphics package! Smooth shifting, good on gas, lots of leg room (I'm 6'3"), and a great combination car for city and hwy. travel. I drove the Mazda3, Scion XA LTD, Scion XB, Elantra, and looked at a Civic. My office is 150 miles from my home, so my wife and I needed a good car for my travel and something sporty and fun. Turns heads with the graphics package, alloy wheels, and neat design. We traded our 2000 Dodge Interpid (great car, but our needs changed), I'm switching off this car with our 93' Protege w/150k miles on it to prolong the life of both. We also own a 2004 Kia Sedona Minivan.


Favorite Features

Sporty design, alloy wheels, sport seats, 5 speed, lots of leg room (I'm 6'3"). Fun for my wife and I to go around town, lots of looks with it's ltd. graphics package. Great in traffic, highway noise is a little loud, but otherwise a fantastic car with great features, warranty.


Suggested Improvements

Lots of great standard features, but would be great if speed control was standard. Work on the RPM noise at higher speeds. I travel quite a bit to my office 150 miles away from my home, great on hwy. but engine could be quieter. Nothing I wouldn't buy the car over, but my suggestion


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Love it but needs better MPG
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By JasonPate
on

Vehicle

2005 Kia Spectra Wagon Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Car looks great, inside and out. Seats might be a little tight if your on the fat side like me 260ish. But it handdles great, its fun to drive. But so far I am only getting about 20 miles per gallon, I can only hope that impoves, a Hybrid version is my dream version of a car.


Favorite Features

Power Windows, Power Door locks rearview mirrors have built in defrosters, power moon roof.


Suggested Improvements

Hybrid.Better gas mileage please at over $2 per gallon we need it.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411