2009 Kia Spectra5

  • 2009 Kia Spectra5 Base Hatchback

    Base Hatchback

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2009 Kia Spectra5 Review

Equipped to handle the family and hard work every day.

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The Spectra is in the middle of the pack when compared with most compact-cars on the market. The sporty design of the 2009 Kia Spectra5 SX Wagon makes it more appealing than some of the other models from Kia. This vehicles offer great value, great fuel economy and a load of standard features and accessories. The wagon hatchback has five doors, a dashing spoiler and a suspension system that helps it hug the road and master cornering turns. Drivers that choose the manual transmission will have added fun darting around town in this wagon as well. People looking for a value purchase that can provide a fun drive for an affordable price should consider the Kia Spectra5 as a top choice.

The Range

Body Styles: five-door hatchback/wagon
Engines: 2.0-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Kia Spectra5 SX Wagon, automatic or manual available

What's New

Most of the changes on the Kia Spectra models for 2009 centered on equipment upgrades. Standard cruise control is new for the 2009 models. Two additions for the 2009 Kia Spectra5 are dual storage compartments, the padded armrest on the center console and the automatic clear-lens halogen headlights. The active headrests also became standard on all Kia Spectra 2009 models. The sunroof became optional for the Spectra EX models in 2009 as well.


The 2009 Kia Spectra5 exterior color is available in Bright Silver Metallic, Classic Red, Copperhead Metallic and Ebony Black. The hatchback wagon has a ground clearance that is around 6.3 inches. This Kia wagon is equipped with intermittent wipers in both the rear and the front of the vehicle. The 2009 Kia Spectra5 also comes with a rear defogger as well. The wagon typically comes equipped with all-season tires on 16 inch alloy wheels. The 2009 Kia Spectra5 SX Wagon also features five doors and a rear spoiler as well.


The 2009 Kia Spectra5 SX Wagon has a number of interior features that will help drivers and passengers stay comfortable on the road. The interior color of this wagon consists of a black premium cloth. This Kia wagon provides over 42 inches of legroom in the front and over 35 inches of legroom in the back. The wagon features bucket seats in the front and the height of the driver’s seat can be adjusted as well. The seats in the rear split and fold back also. The Spectra5 has heated mirrors, power mirrors and remote power door locks as well. The dash warns the driver when fuel is low and also features a tachometer and clock as well. The interior also features leather trim on the shift knob and on the steering wheel.

Performance & Handling

The 2002 GMC Sierra lineup of pickup trucks has five different options for an engine. The smallest engine is a 4.3-liter V-6 with an output of around 260 lb-ft of torque and 200 horsepower. The Sierra 1500 line typically features this type of engine with a manual transmission. The Sierra 1500 SLE has the 4.8-liter V-8 with an automatic transmission. The largest engine is an 8.1-liter Vortec 8100 V-8 that’s available in the Sierra 3500. This engine’s output is typically around 455 lb-ft of torque and 340 horsepower, it’s available with a heavy-duty manual transmission. Drivers can choose between six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmissions depending on the trim, model, and specific needs of the driver. These Sierra 3500s feature heavy-duty suspension assemblies as well.


The GMC Sierra pickup trucks provide several different safety features for the driver and passengers. These pickups utilize electronic brakeforce distribution, an engine immobilizer, four-wheel ABS, and front and rear disc brakes that are ventilated. These pickups also have child seat anchors, a passenger airbag deactivation switch, and headrests in the front and rear. Drivers also benefit from the headlights that activate at dusk and daytime running lights as well.

EPA Fuel Economy

GMC Sierra, 4.3-liter V-6: 15/19 mpg city/highway
GMC Sierra, 4.8-liter V-8:14/18 mpg city/highway
GMC Sierra, 6.0-liter V-8: N/A
GMC Sierra, 6.6-liter Duramax Turbodiesel: N/A
GMC Sierra, 8.1-liter Vortec V-8: N/A

You'll Like

  • Industry-leading powerful engines and towing capacity
  • Spacious and comfortable interior cabin
  • Many options available to fit different needs

You Won't Like

  • Cheap interior parts
  • Low gas mileage

Sum Up

Equipped to handle the family and hard work every day.

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