This ''06 Spectra offers a simple cabin layout with logically arranged controls and above-average build and materials quality. The front seats are downright comfortable with enough shoulder, hip- and legroom to accommodate large adults. There's plenty of legroom in back as well, and the rear bench is generously cushioned. In government crash tests, the 2006 Kia Spectra earned a rating of four stars (out of five) for front-impact protection. It also earned four stars for front-occupant protection in side impacts.
A 138-hp, 2.0-liter engine is under the hood, and it's tuned to deliver a healthy dose of torque right off the line, allowing the Kia to get around town and merge into freeway traffic with ease. The four-speed Automatic transmission has been redesigned this year for greater durability and smoothness. Ride quality is excellent for an economy car, as the suspension dutifully absorbs bumps and grooves. Overall handling is light and sporty, making it a zippy city car. At 25/34 mpg, it's also an economical car. Drivers of the 2006 Spectra overwhelmingly love the cheaper trips to the gas station. We think highly of this Kia car. If you're looking for a well-rounded economy sedan, this 2006 Kia Spectra is definitely worth a test-drive. Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership!