2009 Kia Spectra Consumer Review: Don't Underestimate the KIA Sp

2009 Kia Spectra - Consumer Review

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EX Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Don't Underestimate the KIA Spectra
By Tom R. on


2009 Kia Spectra EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Having traded in a 2002 Hyundai Elantra for my KIA Spectra, I expected some close similarities in these Korean cousins. My expectations were pleasantly met in getting behind the wheel of this great little economy car. For my Cash-for-Clunkers allowance for a 1999 Isuzu Trooper and my Hyundai trade-in, I drove away in my KIA Spectra EX for $10,000, including tax, title and registration. I have enjoyed the KIA Spectra experience from the moment I pulled off the dealer's lot.

Best Features

The KIA Spectra has a very quiet and smooth ride. At about 1100 miles, I am getting about 21 mpg in totally in-city driving. The sound system is excellent, as is the air conditioning/heater-defroster. The fit-and-finish are appropriate for the price and model. Also, very cool moonroof!

Worst Features

None to suggest as yet.
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