2006 Kia Spectra Trims

As the base model for a compact economy car, the 2006 Kia Spectra LX is not overly forthcoming in features. It does have a CD player, intermittent wipers, height-adjustable front seats... Read More

As the base model for a compact economy car, the 2006 Kia Spectra LX is not overly forthcoming in features. It does have a CD player, intermittent wipers, height-adjustable front seats, and a tilt steering wheel, but no air conditioning or power features. Dual front-side and side curtain airbags are standard, as are automatic headlights. ABS brakes are not offered on the LX. Powered by a 2.0-liter, 138-hp I4 engine, the 2006 Spectra LX comes only with a 5-speed manual transmission.

The front-wheel drive sedan sits on 15-inch tires. Rear seats split-fold 60/40, and there are six cupholders (four int the front and two in back). If you want air conditioning or a rear spoiler, you can find those in the options list, along with splash guards and a roof rack. The 2006 Spectra LX can't be beat for affordability, and the engine provides a peppy city commute, say owners. Good interior room is an added bonus. A noisy engine at high speeds, and a light interior that shows off dirt are the major complaints.

Powertrain: 2.0L 138 hp I4 Engine, FWD, 5-Speed Manual Overdrive Transmission, MPG: 29
The 2006 Kia Spectra EX is the next step up from the base model economy compact sedan, and as such, comes with a lot more comfort and convenience features. It is powered by the same 2.... Read More

The 2006 Kia Spectra EX is the next step up from the base model economy compact sedan, and as such, comes with a lot more comfort and convenience features. It is powered by the same 2.0-liter, 138-hp DOHC I4 engine as the base LX, but has a choice of standard 5-speed manual or a newly redesigned 4-speed automatic. Dual front-side and side curtain airbags for each row are standard, as are automatic headlights. Four-wheel disc brakes are standard. ABS is not offered.

Power windows, locks, and mirrors, air conditioning, heated mirrors, keyless entry, and a tachometer are some of the upgrades you'll get with the 2006 Spectra EX over the LX. It also comes with a CD player, tilt steering wheel, intermittent wipers, 6 cupholders, an overhead console, and 60/40 split-fold rear seats that expand on the 12 cubic-foot trunk. A rear spoiler and roof rack are optional, as with the LX, but the EX can also be equipped with cruise control and remote start. Generally, drivers of the 2006 Kia Spectra EX are pleased with their sedan, praising its price tag, fuel economy, and room. The engine is a nice surprise, though it does suffer at higher speeds. Another downside is that the seats can feel uncomfortable. Owners would also prefer darker interior material, as the light color shows off dirt.

Adds to LX:
Enhanced Powertrain: 4-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 27
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System In-Dash CD: single disc · Radio: AM/FM
Brakes Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear, front · Reading lights
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote · Overhead console: with storage · Power steering · Remote trunk release · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Storage: door pockets
Driver Seat Height adjustable · Manual adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Driven Wheels: front wheel drive
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests · Front headrests: adjustable
In Car Entertainment Antenna
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Headlights: auto delay off
Locks Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Folding: split folding · Type: bench
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Passenger Seating: 5 · Upholstery: cloth
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · P Tires
Wheels Rim type: steel · Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
In its second year, the 2006 Kia Spectra SX is a sportier version of the compact sedan, with larger 16-inch alloy wheels, a sport suspension, front and rear spoilers, foglights, a black... Read More

In its second year, the 2006 Kia Spectra SX is a sportier version of the compact sedan, with larger 16-inch alloy wheels, a sport suspension, front and rear spoilers, foglights, a black grille and blacked-out headlamps, front sport seats, and brushed metal interior trim. The additions give the driver a more hands-on feel of the road, even though it carries the same 2.0-liter, 138-hp DOHC I4 engine. It won't win any passing contests on the highway, but for zipping around town, the 2006 Spectra SX is a nice surprise. It comes with a standard 5-speed manual transmission, but a 4-speed automatic is available.

Cruise control is new this year on the SX. Otherwise it's much like the EX inside, with power windows, locks, and mirrors, heated mirrors, a CD player, intermittent wipers, a tachometer, and automatic headlights. One difference is a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shifter. While dual front-side and side curtain bags are standard across the Spectra lineup, only on the SX are ABS brakes optional. A sunroof is another SX-only extra. Owners of the 2006 Spectra SX love the sporty exterior, but wish it had more horsepower to match. A roomy interior and good handling is also a big plus.

Adds to LX:
Enhanced Powertrain: 5-Speed Manual Transmission, MPG: 26
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System In-Dash CD: single disc · Radio: AM/FM
Brakes Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear, front · Reading lights · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote · Overhead console: with storage · Power steering · Remote trunk release · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Storage: door pockets
Driver Seat Height adjustable · Manual adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Driven Wheels: front wheel drive
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests · Front headrests: adjustable
In Car Entertainment Antenna
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off
Locks Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Folding: split folding · Type: bench
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Passenger Seating: 5 · Upholstery: cloth
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Average Price:$7,017
The sporty hatchback in the Kia Spectra lineup, the 2006 Spectra5 wagon offers more cargo versatility and a more performance oriented ride. Like its SX sedan counterpart, the 2006 Spec... Read More

The sporty hatchback in the Kia Spectra lineup, the 2006 Spectra5 wagon offers more cargo versatility and a more performance oriented ride. Like its SX sedan counterpart, the 2006 Spectra5 wagon comes with a sport suspension, front sport seats, 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, foglights, and leather and brushed metal interior trimmings. However, it is powered only by a 2.0-liter, 138-hp DOHC I4 and a choice of standard 5-speed manual or a more solid 4-speed automatic. This proves nicely perky for city rides, but does have some revving trouble on the highway.

Split-folding rear seats expand the 18 cubic-foot trunk to 58.2 cubic feet in the Spectra5. Dual front-side and side curtain airbags are standard, and ABS brakes are optional. New for 2006 is standard cruise control. This joins power windows, locks, and mirrors, height-adjustable seats, heated mirrors, keyless entry, a CD player, tachometer, intermittent wipers, and a leather steering wheel and shifter. An overhead console and 6 cupholders front and back add to the convenience features. As on the sporty SX, the 2006 Spectra5 can be outfitted with a sunroof. Highlights for owners include the sporty looks, the surprisingly spacious room for a compact, budget-oriented fuel economy (24/35) and price tag, and the safety features. A more powerful engine is number one on the wish list for the 2006 Spectra5.

Adds to LX:
Enhanced Powertrain: 4-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 27
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System In-Dash CD: single disc · Radio: AM/FM
Brakes Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear, front · Reading lights · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote · Overhead console: with storage · Power steering · Remote trunk release · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Storage: door pockets
Driver Seat Height adjustable · Manual adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Driven Wheels: front wheel drive
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests · Front headrests: adjustable
In Car Entertainment Antenna
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off
Locks Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Folding: split folding · Type: bench
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Passenger Seating: 5 · Upholstery: cloth
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent