2006 Kia Spectra Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,032 - $5,368
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®
$3,032 - $5,368
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

EX $3,032 - $4,885*
Horsepower: 132 hp - 138 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SX $3,230 - $5,269*
Horsepower: 132 hp - 138 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Base $3,285 - $5,368*
Horsepower: 132 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LX $3,182 - $4,937*
Horsepower: 138 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

3.95

78 Reviews

24% 50% 22% 4% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Not the most luxurious, but is a solid car and will get you from a to b.

There is a consistent problem with the battery and circuit connectivity. The light system can also drain the battery if not turned off when not in use. The steering and action is agile. The engine is smaller, so uphill of any kind are a struggle and water can drastically affect my ability to get the car moving, especially uphill. The seats are standard fare, the trunk spacious, and the radio system perfect for plugging in a phone, or playing CD's.

- Grant H

This Kia is very reliable, gas saver.

I really enjoy my Kia as it saves me on gas mileage in town as well as the freeway, it is reliable, affordable, comfortable, all wheel drive, parts are fairly easy to replace if need be, my car has lasted me a lifetime already with maintaining tune ups and regular maintenance this car is the best and will guarantee to get you to and from anywhere. Excellent affordable reliable car!! Highly recommended, great performance.

- Jennifer N

Bought used, runs as expected.

Purchased vehicle used in 2017. Has needed some expected, typical repairs- brake pads, 2 tires, battery. Also had electrical problem requiring professional diagnosis and replacement of wiring. Generally runs well. Decent mileage (sorry, no exact figure, but fewer fill ups than its predecessors. Starts well in cold and acceptable handling in snow and ice when driven properly. Comfortable for driver and passengers.

- Patrick C

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,032 - $4,885
$3,230 - $5,269

Horsepower

Horsepower
132 - 138 hp
132 - 138 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
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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.
38.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.2 cu. ft.
12.2 cu. ft.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/60R15
P205/50R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.8 in.
102.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.2 ft.
33.2 ft.

Length

Length
176.4 in.
176.4 in.

Width

Width
68.3 in.
68.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2701 - 2767 .lbs
2826 - 2892 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Torque

Torque
136 ft. lbs.
136 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Standard

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
29 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 mpg
33 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Not Available
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*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

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings