Used 2006 Kia Spectra Pricing

Consumer Rating

2006 Highlights

The base LX sedan has been dropped, and the EX no longer features foglamps or rear disc brakes. On the plus side, all models now come with floor mats and a cabin air filter, while the SX and Spectra5 gain standard cruise control. The optional four-speed automatic transmission has been redesigned this year for greater durability and smoothness (although models with SULEV emissions still use last year's unit).


  • Low price, large backseat, comfortable ride, lots of storage and cupholders, standard side curtain airbags, excellent warranty.


  • Engine is weak and buzzy at higher rpm, soft handling on EX model.

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Used 2006 Kia Spectra for Sale

Kia Spectra 2006 111,910 miles
Used 2006Kia SpectraSX
Est.Loan: $80/mo
Kia Spectra 2006 100,298 miles
Used 2006Kia SpectraEX
Est.Loan: $111/mo
Kia Spectra 2006 SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A) Ebony Black 231,546 miles
Used 2006Kia SpectraSX
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Kia Spectra 2006 172,435 miles
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Features & Specs

SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual
Horsepower138 hp @ 6000 rpm138 hp @ 6000 rpm138 hp @ 6000 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Kia Spectra


Consumer Rating

And we just keep rollin...
I bought my 2006 kia spectra brand new with 53 miles on it. I change the oil every 4000 miles, change the transmission fluid every 80,000 miles. I didn't have to put new brakes on until 120,000 miles. At 150,000 miles I had her tuned up. I decided at 185,00 miles I should put new belts on it. The check engine light came on at around 85000 miles still under warranty took in for new O2 sensor. The check engine light came back on just after 100,000 miles and its been on ever since, sooner or later its gotta burn out right? still waiting for that but she runs like the day I bought it. We are currently at 265000 miles and still rolling
Great affordable, reliable car.
I purchased my car last year with 86,000 miles on it. I now have 100,500 miles on it and it's doing great. I took this car on a 2,000 mile road trip in the summer and my Spectra did fine. I do have to say that one con for this car is that it does not get up to speed very quickly on the highway. When I try to accelerate the engine feels weak and buzzy; it gets pretty loud and I don't go much faster. Beside that, it's a reliable car that gets me to and from work and around town with no problem. I get about 30 MGH combined city/highway. The interior is very roomy and comfortable even with five people seated. The trunk is deep which is awesome for travel. Overall a great, reliable car.
Still an excellent car
I bought mine in Feb, 2006 based on looks and value not knowing at that time how wonderful this car would turn out . It has been a pure pleasure to own I have kept up on the scheduled maintenance and this car has turned out to be the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned flat out. It is part of the family It will be hard someday to give her up. My Spectra 5 has 76xxx miles and still going stong, only problem I had in nearly 10yrs of ownership was the air condition fan going out and I replaced my self for 80 bucks...thats it no other problem just breaks , oil, tires and 75,xxx miles I replaced the timing belt and fan belts , water pump, thermostat .it didnt need the water pump replaced anyways cause it would be some that would be need at a later money on labor now.
Used 2006 Kia Spectra Overview

The Used 2006 Kia Spectra is offered in the following submodels: Sedan, Wagon. Available styles include SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A), SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), and Spectra5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M). Pre-owned Kia Spectra models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 138 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2006 Kia Spectra comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual. The Used 2006 Kia Spectra comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2006 Kia Spectra?

Price comparisons for Used 2006 Kia Spectra trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Kia Spectra EX is priced between $5,400 and $5,400 with odometer readings between 100298 and 100298 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Kia Spectra SX is priced between $3,900 and $3,900 with odometer readings between 111910 and 111910 miles.

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