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Kia Spectra5 - Cool looks, sporty performance, versatility.

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The 2008 Kia Spectra5.

The Spectra5 SX has it all: cool looks, sporty performance, and the versatility to take you from one adventure to the next.

A 2.0-liter 16-valve engine and sport-tuned suspension deliver tight handling for an exhilarating ride, not to mention outstanding fuel efficiency of up to 32 mpg***.

SX's stylish standard features include aerodynamic spoilers and side trim, front fog lights, metal pedals, a roof-mounted antenna and those must have 16" alloy wheels.

What's more, Spectra5 SX earned a 5-star crash safety rating** in frontal driver and passenger crash tests from the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) and comes with Kia's comprehensive 10 year/100,000 mile warranty program. It's easy to see why the Spectra5 SX is miles ahead of the competition.

*** Based on 2008 EPA highway estimates ** Government star ratings are part of the (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program ( Models tested with side-impact airbags (SABs).


Type 2.0-liter, inline 4-cylinder, iron block and aluminum head
Valve gear DOHC, four valves per cylinder, Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT)
Displacement 1,975 cc
Compression ratio 10.1:1
Horsepower (SAE net) 138 hp @ 6,000 rpm, 132 hp @ 6,000 rpm (SULEV)*
Torque (SAE net) 136 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm, 133 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm (SULEV)
Transmission 5-speed manual, overdrive
Electronically controlled 4-speed automatic, overdrive

Wheelbase 102.8 in.  
Track Front: 58.9 in. Rear: 58.5 in.
Length 171.3 in.  
Width 68.3 in.  
Height 57.9 in.  
Ground clearance 6.3 in.  
Headroom Front: 40.0 in. Rear: 38.8 in.
Shoulder room Front: 55.1 in. Rear: 53.9 in
Legroom Front: 42.8 in. Rear: 35.4 in.
Hip room Front: 52.4 in. Rear: 53.9 in.
Passenger volume 98.1 cu. ft.  
Cargo volume 18.3 cu. ft.  

5-speed manual 2,833-2,950 lbs.
4-speed automatic 2,886-3,003 lbs.

Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive
Body type Steel unibody
Front suspension Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Rear suspension Independent, dual-link with struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering type Rack-and-pinion, power-assisted
Turns, lock-to-lock 2.8
Turning circle, curb-to-curb 33.3 ft.

Type Hydraulic, power-assisted vacuum
4-sensor, optional 4-channel ABS
Front 10.8-in. vented discs
Rear 10.2-in. solid discs

Tires P205/50R16

5-speed manual 23 city / 30 hwy (mpg)
4-speed automatic 24 city / 32 hwy (mpg)
Fuel capacity 14.0 (gallons)

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