Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,963 - $5,464
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
132-138
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,963 - $5,464
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
132-138
Seats
5

Kia Spectra Models & Trims

2006 Kia Spectra Owner Reviews

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Gas Pedal Gone with a Chance for Timing Belts

My car, a Kia Spectra (2006), has lasted for a good long while. It has seen well over 100,000 miles of road travelled. The amazing things I have been able to see with the places I have driven with my car has been impressive, to say the least. In the 13 years that I have owned my car from new, I have gained the title for my car, and some minor and major parts of my car have been falling apart. While I know what some pieces are that need repairs, such as my gas pedal not being fully on. There is also the fact that it sounds like my timing belt is going. In the end! I will say that my car really is showing its age.

- Wayne K

The outside of the car is extremely unique. It stands out in a parking lot.

It's a good car, but it struggles a lot on the highway. Since I have had this car, it is had a lot of minor issues that my previous car did not. It struggled on the highway, often starting to shake by the time it hit 70 mph. The gas pedal is not very sensitive, making it difficult to even get up to speed. The lights are not that bright, and as someone with very bad eyesight, I need to have very bright headlights. The seats however are very comfortable and the steering wheel itself does not veer one way or the other. Overall, the car is not that great even though it is not that old of a car.

- Brittany C

Great car would buy another one.

Has a lot of miles and have not had many problems except the normal wear and tear oil changes wipers battery had to replace the tie rod ends and breaks but like I said the normal stuff it has something like 222280 miles on it and still drives like a champ gets good gas mileage check engine light has been on for ever said its an o2 sensor but never took the time to replace been a great car and I am not looking forward to replacing it but know I will have to because its rusting due to salt from living in Michigan. Love my old bestie!

- Kelly P

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$2,963 - $4,960
$3,347 - $5,464

Horsepower

Horsepower
132 - 138 hp
132 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

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.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.2 cu. ft.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

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

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.8 in.
102.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.2 ft.
33.2 ft.

Length

Length
176.4 in.
170.9 in.

Width

Width
68.3 in.
68.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2701 - 2767 lbs.
2903 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
132 - 138 hp
132 hp

Torque

Torque
133 - 136 ft. lbs.
133 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
lbs.
lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
29 mpg
30 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 - 34 mpg
34 mpg
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

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

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