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The 2009 Kia Spectra has a starting base price of $13,200. The Spectra5, the hatch version, has a starting price of $16,345.

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  • The 2009 Kia Spectra5 and the SX sedan have sportier suspension tuning, but the standard Spectra sedan favors ride comfort over sporty handling. The Spectra5 and the SX sedan feature wider tires that make these versions much more enjoyable to drive if you routinely navigate curvy roads, with only a slight change in ride quality. Note that these models have increased road noise, though. The SX models are distinguished by their black mesh grille, fog lights, rear spoiler, and larger 16-inch wheels.

    The 2009 Kia Spectra offers a simple cabin layout with easy-to-use (and reach) controls and good build and materials quality. The seats are comfortable, and the storage cubbies and cupholders are generous in size. The overall look and feel of the interior is a few cuts above cars like the Ford Focus and Suzuki SX4. Kia didn't resort to any garish gimmicks to hide cheap materials, and the result is almost classy for a car in this price range.

  • The 2009 Kia Spectra is available as a sedan or hatchback. The sedan may be had in a choice of three trim levels: LX, EX and SX. The hatchback Spectra5 is only available in the top-of-the-line SX trim. The base LX is bare bones -- most folks will likely go with the EX, which has air-conditioning, cruise control, full power accessories, keyless entry and a CD/MP3 player with an auxiliary audio jack. The sporty SX adds a sport-tuned suspension, 16-inch alloy wheels, bigger tires, foglights, a rear spoiler, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, metal-finish interior accents and cloth sport seats. Major options include a six-CD changer and a sunroof.

    The bottom line is that there are better compact fuel sippers, and the Kia Spectra shakes out about midpack if you line them all up -- it's better than some but not as good as many. However, those on strict budgets will find much to like about the 2009 Kia Spectra.

      2009 Kia Spectra5 SX
    Cost of Vehicle $16695
    Fuel Economy – City 23 MPG / 9.78 KPL
    Fuel Economy – Highway 30 MPG / 12.75 KPL
    Standard Engine 2.0L I4, 16 valves
    Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000
    Transmission Manual 5 speed
    Cylinders 4
    Curb Weight (MT) 2833 Lbs / 1285 KG
    Curb Weight (AT) 2886 Lbs / 1309 KG
    Height of Vehicle 57.9 Lbs / 147.1 CM
    Vehicle Length 171.3 Lbs / 435.1 CM
    Seats 5

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    • 2009 Kia Spectra5

    The 2009 Kia Spectra has quite a bit of seating space, with a nicely proportioned height-adjustable driver's seat. The Spectra comes well equipped, but its interior appointments are a weakness; it's very basic in design, which is fine, but it lacks the lustrous materials and cohesive styling that's now par for the course, even among bargain-priced rides.

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Just a few equipment changes grace the 2009 Kia Spectra, such as standard active front headrests on all trims as well as standard cruise control the EX trim and an optional sunroof. Available as a sedan or hatchback, the Spectra offers LX, EX and SX trims. In addition, the Spectra5 five-door hatchback features 18.3 cubic feet of cargo space, and the 60/40 split-folding rear seats, when folded, increase the cargo space to 52.8 cubic feet. The SX trim adds sporty suspension, 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, a rear spoiler, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, interior accents and sport seats. Powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that produces138 hp and 136 lb-ft of torque, the Spectra comes with a five-speed manual transmission, and a four-speed automatic transmission is optional on all trims except the LX sedan. Kia Spectra fuel economy ratings boast 24 mpg city/32 mpg hwy and 27 mpg in combined driving for the automatic transmission, and the manual transmission trims rate a bit lower. Spectra standard safety features include front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints, while antilock brakes are optional on the EX and SX.