Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,145 - $7,349
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,145 - $7,349
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Kia Spectra If...

If your brain says no frills, but your gut says go for more than just value and versatility, the sporty 2009 Kia Spectra5 SX should win a slot on your shopping list.

Kia Spectra Models & Trims

2009 Kia Spectra Owner Reviews

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2009 Kia Spectra

I have owned a 2009 Kia spectra for about 3 years and has been a very reliable car. I drive a lot from VA to SC to visit family and it still holds up really well. I am pleased to say it has been a very reliable car and has not needed any major repairs on it. I drive 2 kids around a lot and it is great for taking the kids to wherever. There's plenty of room for them to get in and out and plenty of room for their legs as well. It also holds all of their equipment. One of the kid uses a walker and it folds up nicely in the trunk of the car with room for a few other things as well. The only two things I wish it had was tinted windows and air vents in the back. It gets pretty hot in the south during the summer and not having both of those things makes it kind of miserable in the back for the kids. I have tried putting up shades in the back but it really does not help. It also does not help because there is no air flow to the back. I put a fan up and that helps some.

- Stephanie M

I like that it has a sun/moonroof and the back seats can fold down.

2009 Kia Spectra EX

I've had very few problems from my vehicle within the 2 years that I've been driving it. Every now and then there is a steering issue, but other than I haven't had much trouble. It gets up and goes when I need it to. My Kia can take on sharp turns and slow down in a pinch. It has been a very reliable resource of transportation to me. This car has comfortable seating, a great sound system, and can useful for various activities. It's been used to take my friends out for a night on the town, to moving residences, and everything in between.

- Cassie H

So many miles but still looks and acts like it's brand new!

2009 Kia Spectra SX

I have had NO problems with this car! I really LOVE this car and I really wish they still made this car! I have had NO performance problems, it is the most reliable car ever! It is so comfortable and I love my moon roof! It has 140,000 miles on it and it still runs like it is brand new! The only thing that doesn't work on it anymore is my CD player. Other than that, everything works great! This car has get up and go if you need it to merge onto the interstate. Please make this car again so I can buy another one and trade this one in.

- Susan B

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$4,145 - $6,590
$4,806 - $7,349

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC CVVT 16
2.0L DOHC CVVT 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.8 in.
42.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.4 in.
35.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.2 in.
38.8 in.

Entertainment

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/60R15
P205/50R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.8 in.
102.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.3 ft.
33.3 ft.

Length

Length
177.2 in.
171.3 in.

Width

Width
68.3 in.
68.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2701-2826 - 2767-2892 lbs.
2701-2919 - 2767-2972 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Torque

Torque
136 ft. lbs.
136 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14 gal.
14 gal.

Combined

Combined
27 - 28 mpg
27 - 28 mpg

City

City
23 - 24 mpg
23 - 24 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 - 32 mpg
30 - 32 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety