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The Spectra has been designed to impress even the most demanding drivers and passengers.
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The 2008 Kia Spectra.
The Spectra has been designed inside and out to impress even the most demanding drivers and passengers.
With its sleek body design, finely tuned performance and handling, and outstanding fuel efficiency of up to 32 mpg***, Spectra is the perfect blend of style and substance.
Spectra's many standard features include class-leading interior space**, an AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers and an auxiliary audio input jack for MP3 devices. Plus, its sporty 2.0-liter engine puts out 138 horsepower--more than competitors like Toyota Corolla**.
Also standard: peace of mind. Spectra has earned the five-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.
Pure pleasure behind the wheel and peace of mind. It's easy to see why the Spectra is miles ahead of the competition.
***Based on 2008 EPA highway estimates. **Based on comparison of 2008 models. *Government star ratings are part of the (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (www.safecar.gov). Model tested with side-impact air bags (SABs).
2008 KIA SPECTRA SPECIFICATIONS
|Type||2.0-liter, inline 4-cylinder, iron block and aluminum head|
|Valve gear||DOHC, four valves per cylinder, Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT)
|Horsepower (SAE net)||138 bhp @ 6,000 rpm, 132 @ 6,000 rpm (SULEV)*|
|Torque (SAE net)||136 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm, 133 @ 4,500 rpm (SULEV)|
|Transmission||5-speed manual, overdrive|
Electronically controlled 4-speed automatic, overdrive
|Track||Front: 58.9 in.||Rear: 58.5 in.|
|Length||177.2 in. (LX, EX)||177.6 in. (SX)|
|Ground clearance||6.3 in.|
|Headroom||Front: 40.0 in.||Rear: 38.2 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||97.0 cu. ft.|
|Cargo volume||12.2 cu. ft.|
|5-speed manual||2,701 - 2,826 lbs.|
|4-speed automatic||2,767 - 2,892 lbs.|
|BODY AND CHASSIS
|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|
|Turning Circle, curb-to-curb||33.3 ft.|
|Type||Hydraulic, power-assisted vacuum 4-sensor, 4-channel ABS (optional on SX)|
|Front||10.8-in. vented discs|
|Rear||10.2-in. solid discs (10.1-in. drum on LX)|
||P195/60R15 (LX, EX)
|EPA FUEL ECONOMY
||23 city / 30 hwy (mpg)
||24 city / 32 hwy (mpg)