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1995 Kia Sephia Review
Bargain bin sedan.
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The 1995 Kia Sephia provides a bargain-priced vehicle based on the Mazda Familiar. The Sephia makes a solid budget vehicle for commuting to work or other daily driving. The low price and high fuel economy make it one of the cheapest vehicles to purchase and operate.
Drivers used to mid-price vehicles might be surprised by the lack of comfort accessories. Even air-conditioning, an almost universally standard feature, remains an optional feature on the Kia Sephia. However, even with optional features, the Kia Sephia is a thrifty vehicle, so getting a few minor comfort accessories does not cause much of a burden.
Overall, the Kia Sephia does not provide much competition to more expensive sedans. Drivers looking at higher-end vehicles can safely pass over the Sephia entirely, since it does not offer anything that most sedans don’t already have. Drivers more concerned about cost find the Sephia provides a very solid return on investment that almost no other vehicles match.
Engines: 1.6-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Kia Sephia LS, Kia Sephia RS, Kia Sephia GS
The 1995 Kia Sephia looks almost identical to the previous year’s model.
The Kia Sephia provides a smart-looking sedan based on the Mazda Familiar design. It does not have a particularly distinct look, but it does blend in nicely in terms of appearance. A rear spoiler remains available as an optional feature on the Sephia LS. Alloy wheels provide an optional feature on the 1995 Kia Sephia GS.
Unusual for a passenger sedan, the 1995 Kia Sephia has almost no standard features. The higher-priced Sephia GS includes an AM/FM radio, a cassette player, and an anti-theft system as standard equipment. Air-conditioning, an AM/FM radio, and a cassette player remain optional features on the Sephia LS and Sephira RS. The Sephia RS offers cruise control, air-conditioning, and a premium audio system as optional features.
Performance & Handling
The performance and handling of the Kia Sephia seem mediocre across the board. However, due to the low price of the 1995 Kia Sephia, it holds its own fairly well compared to its direct competitors. Higher-priced sedans generally outperform the Sephia. However, poor performance remains fairly common in this price range. The Sephia proves adequate for day-to-day driving, but little else.
The 1995 Kia Sephia comes equipped with dual front airbags. It includes no additional safety features, even as options.
EPA Fuel Economy
Kia Sephia five-speed manual: 22/30 mpg city/highway
- Low price
- Excellent fuel economy
- Reliable, despite overall low quality
You Won't Like
- Poor-quality construction
- Some standard features in other sedans only available as options
Bargain bin sedan.
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