2005 Kia Amanti Overview


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Great Drive! by Mad
 — Had this baby for almost 2 years now. The only thing that's ever gone wrong so far has been the throttle sensor (twice) but it's always been under warantee (no cost to repair). I just drove it to an... Read More
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2005 Kia Amanti Overview

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2005 Kia Amanti

Limo-like luxury that doesn't require a second mortgage on your home is the aim of the 2005 Kia Amanti luxury sedan.  This "big" car (Kia thinks "full-size" sounds too stodgy) offers many of the same features, more head and legroom, and top-notch safety equipment than many of the luxury sedans in its class, including the Accord, Camry, and Avalon.  Though the price tag is high for Kia's reputation, it still remains affordably less than comparable sedans.

Powered by a 3.5-liter, 194-hp DOHC V6 mated to a 5-speed Sport shift automatic, the 2005 Amanti gets a few more options, but otherwise remains unchanged.  New options include heated seats, an auto-dimming mirror, and a garage opener, which are part of the Leather Package.  Also new is a tire monitor.  The Amanti boasts the most front head and legroom and the most rear headroom in its class.  The trunk can hold up to four golf bags, but unfortunately the rear seats do not fold down.  Power front seats, full power accessories, dual-zone climate control, a CD player, and faux wood trim dress up the interior to make you forget you're in a Kia.  Rear doors have a high roofline to make access for tall people less cumbersome.  

Safety is key in the 2005 Amanti, which is equipped with eight airbags front and back.  Dual front airbags feature a 2-stage deployment based on crash intensity and size of the passenger.  ABS brakes are standard, and traction and stability control are options.  The exterior is often confused with more expensive European cars, a fact which many owners enjoy.  They also like the incredible roominess, comfortable seats, quiet ride, great value, and the outstanding 5-year warranty.  Soft handling seems unsatisfactory for a car of this size, and many drivers feel it's woefully underpowered.  Gas mileage is disappointing, and they desire more options, such as a navigation system.  Nevertheless, the Amanti is a safe and reliabile alternative to more expensive luxury sedans.


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