2007 Kia Spectra Preview
Kia tweaks its Honda Civic/Nissan Sentra fighter
What it is
In addition to revised styling, the Spectra line offers a 138-horsepower engine returning up to 34 mpg, six standard airbags, and a variety of equipment depending on whether the LX, EX, or SX trim is chosen. The LX sedan gets the job done with a starting price of about $13,000, while the best-equipped SX retails for about $16,000. Kia suggests that with various performance parts added, including stiffer springs and unique wheels, the SX will stay south of the $20,000 barrier.