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LX Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 33 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L DOHC MPFI CVVT 16-valve I4 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • 60 amp/hr battery
  • 90 amp alternator
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P195/60R15 tires
  • 15" x 6.0" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • Engine speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front disk/rear drum brakes
  • 14.5 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Body-color body-side moldings
  • Clear-lens headlights w/auto-off feature, chrome bezels
  • Body-color mirrors
  • Tinted glass w/windshield sunshade band
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • Body-color rear garnish w/chrome accent

Interior Features

  • Front bucket seats w/driver seat 6-way adjustment
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Cloth upholstery w/door panel inserts
  • Center console w/padded armrest & dual storage areas
  • Dual front cupholders
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Illuminated ignition
  • Tachometer
  • Remote releases-inc: fuel door, hood, trunk
  • Rear window defroster
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (6) speakers w/door-mounted tweeters
  • Digital clock
  • Coin tray
  • Front door map pockets w/bottle holder
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors w/covers
  • Dual map lights w/sunglasses holder
  • Dome lamp w/delay-out
  • Garment hooks
  • Dual adjustable rear cupholders
  • Cargo area lamp

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger front airbags
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point front seat belts-inc: pretensioners w/force limiters, height-adjustable anchors
  • (3) 3-point rear seat belts
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Internal emergency trunk release
  • Impact-absorbing steering column
  • 5-mph bumpers
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones

2006 Kia Spectra Owner Reviews

98 Reviews
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Great small car with space and great gas mileage.

2006 Kia Spectra LX

I have had my Kia for approx. 4 years. I bought it pre owned. I absolutely love my Kia, the gas mileage is phenomenal and I have had only small problems. My gas chamber sensor has gone out which doesn't affect me greatly. I've drove my car to Chicago from Michigan which is approx 4 hr drive and still had just under half a tank of gas! Other perks are how spacious it is. I am 6ft and can ride comfortably in any spot in the car. The back seat folds down so you have more room through the trunk. Overall a great vehicle !

- Shelby U

Great city car, would recommend.

2006 Kia Spectra LX

Good reliable car only had to replace brakes and struts which for 200,000 plus mile isn't bad, gas Mileage could be better but has an upgraded 4-cylinder which allows it to accelerate faster but is still a 4-cylinder so not going to break any records, but even at 100 mph handles like a champ in steering and cornering which I was surprised by, but overall a great little car for what it is.

- Erik L

Low cost of ownership- very reliable.

2006 Kia Spectra LX

This has been a very mechanically reliable car. Even 3 years past the warranty period I've only had to spend approximately $3000 on maintenance or repairs beyond wear and tear. Cost of ownership has been very low. I know it doesn't have all the bells and whistles people want now but if I was going to buy another car I would buy this car again.

- Carol S

It is a good vehicle overall.

2006 Kia Spectra LX

It is a good car it is comfortable perfect size for me it does not have an aux cord or Bluetooth however I have an FM transmitter that I use so I can listen to music on my phone it is easy to clean and gets good gas mileage it has great storage space and the air conditioning and heating works really well.

- Chloe C

2006 Kia spectra, great reliable long lasting vehicle.

2006 Kia Spectra LX

I have been driving my 2006 Kia spectra for seven years now, I have definitely had some maintenance done throughout the years. Mileage has lasted me through many long road trips. But all together it has continued to hold up for a very long time. Very great reliable car.

- Kelsey G

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