While Kia has spent the last several years branching out to new vehicle segments, the South Korean-based automobile brand continues to express importance in the compact car segment. Debuting early 2004 as the 2005 model year vehicle, an all-new Kia Spectra delivers everything a budget-conscious is looking for. The compact comes in the form of a sedan and a Spectra5 hatchback. After spending two years out of the Kia line-up, the Sportage returns. A completely redesigned compact sport utility vehicle, the 2005 Kia Sportage comes with a standard four-cylinder engine, four-wheel disc brakes and side curtain airbags. All-wheel drive and a six-cylinder powerplant are available as optional equipment on the 2005 Sportage. The 2005 Kia Sorento now offers a five-speed automatic transmission. The Kia Amanti, Sedona and Rio return without any notable changes for 2005.
Available as a five-passenger sedan or wagon, the 2005 Kia Spectra is a compact car that comes with a class leading warranty, gets over 30 mpg on the highway, and is well-equipped for a vehicle at this price point.