...A five-speed manual transmission is standard, with a four-speed automatic transmission available on all models except the LX sedan. Fuel mileage ratings are 24 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined for Spectras with the automatic transmission; manual models have ratings that are just a tick lower. Safety: The Spectra comes standard with front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. Antilock brakes are optional for the EX and SX trims only. In government crash tests, the Spectra earned a perfect five out of five stars for front-impact...
...The 2009 Kia Spectra offers few frills but decent performance and great fuel economy.
...The Spectra5 is about the same size as the Matrix, while the Mazda3 is a bit longer. 16-inch alloy wheels Body-colored mirrors, handles and bumpers Rear spoiler Automatic headlamps Power heated mirrors Optional power moonroof Interior The Spectra5 can seat up to five people. The hatchback has a folding backseat that can expand cargo volume beyond the basic 18.3 cubic feet to 52.8 cubic feet of cargo space. Passenger volume is 98 cubic feet, which makes the hatch slightly more spacious than the Mazda3 and Matrix. Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter Metal-finished trim and pedals Air...
...heated mirrors standard on EX and SX Optional moonroof on EX and SX Interior The Spectra sedan holds five people on front bucket seats and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. There's 97 cubic feet of passenger volume, making the Spectra the most spacious of the group. Trunk space totals 12.2 cubic feet, which is smaller than the Focus sedan, about the same size as the Civic and slightly larger than the Mazda3. Cloth interior, with unique cloth interior for SX Optional air conditioning (standard on EX and SX) Cruise control standard on SX and EX models Power windows, locks and keyless entry...
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