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2008 Kia Spectra Model Comparison

LX Sedan

General Pricing

Resale Value $15,895.00 $26,565.00 $16,995.00
Destination $650.00 $725.00 $650.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.0L I4 3.8L V6 2.0L I4
Horsepower 138 @ 6000 RPM 250 @ 6000 RPM 138 @ 6000 RPM
Torque 136 @ 4500 RPM 253 @ 3500 RPM 136 @ 4500 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 1975 3778 1975
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.2 X 3.7 3.8 X 3.4 3.2 X 3.7
Compression Ratio 10.1:1 10.4:1 10.1:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 24 16 24
Highway (mpg) 32 23 32

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2766.8 4387.2 2885.9
Wheelbase (in.) 102.8 118.9 102.8
Length (in.) 177.2 202.0 171.3
Width (in.) 68.3 78.1 68.3
Height (in.) 57.9 69.3 57.9
Track Front (in.) 58.9 66.3 58.9
Track Rear (in.) 58.5 66.3 58.5
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A 6.6 N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 7 5
Front Headroom (in.) 40.0 40.9 40.0
Rear Headroom (in.) 38.2 39.8 38.8
Front Legroom (in.) 42.8 41.7 42.8
Rear Legroom (in.) 35.4 40.9 35.4
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 55.1 63.2 55.1
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 53.9 65.3 53.9
Front Hip Room (in.) 52.4 59.2 52.4
Rear Hip Room (in.) 53.9 65.9 53.9

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 97.0 N/A 98.1

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut strut
Rear Suspension multi-link multi-link multi-link
Tires 195/60R15 235/60R17 205/50R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A Std. N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A Std. N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player Yes Yes Yes
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control N/A Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A Yes N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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