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.Read more Read less
The 2009 Kia Spectra model line now has a wider option lineup that includes sunroof, anti lock brakes, and satellite radio. Otherwise, the car is carried over to 2009 with no significant changes.
Low base price; plenty of interior space; refined ride; long warranty; large amount of trunk space.
The 2009 Spectra has more interior space than most everything in its class, with an impressive 97 cubic feet inside. The Spectra also stands out for its very low base price and generous equipment list as well as for its extensive warranty coverage. The Spectra is also a comfortable small car, with a refined ride and quiet interior.