2001 Kia Spectra Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $11,740
2 national listings
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Power steering
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: split-bench, bench
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Tires and Rims 14 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $11,740 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 1.8L 125 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
28MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$11,740
Invoice$10,581

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
28MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
28MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Optional
Power Windows--
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

1.8L 125 hp I4
Power 125 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 108 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume13 gal
Front Legroom43.1 in
Back Legroom34.4 in
Wheelbase100.8 in
Length176.2 in
Width66.9 in
Height55.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.6 cu ft
The 2001 Kia Spectra was a hatchback version of the Kia Sephia sedan, an ultra economy car for budget drivers. The Spectra hatch looked like a sedan, but offered more versatility in ha... Read More
The 2001 Kia Spectra was a hatchback version of the Kia Sephia sedan, an ultra economy car for budget drivers. The Spectra hatch looked like a sedan, but offered more versatility in hauling cargo with its 11.6 cubic feet of cargo space. A 1.8-liter, 125-hp DOHC I4 engine and 5-speed manual transmission sat under the hood in the 2001 Kia Spectra GS, the base model.
The front-wheel drive hatch offered a radio and cassette player, a rear window wiper, intermittent wipers, tachometer, and center console. It sat on 14-inch wheels and came with dual front airbags. ABS brakes were not offered in place of the disc brakes. Air conditioning was only available as an option. There were few options on the 2001 Spectra GS aside from a 4-speed auto tran and a rear spoiler. Drivers say this is not a tall person's car, and the outstanding warranty tends not to cover a lot of costly repairs that occur on the 2001 Spectra. But owners like the overall price, gas mileage (24/32), smooth handling, and large trunk.
Original MSRP: $13,940
1 national listing
Adds to GS:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: split-bench, bench
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Tires and Rims 14 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $13,940 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 1.8L 125 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
28MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$13,940
Invoice$12,640

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
28MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
28MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

1.8L 125 hp I4
Power 125 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 108 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume13 gal
Front Legroom43.1 in
Back Legroom34.4 in
Wheelbase100.8 in
Length176.2 in
Width66.9 in
Height55.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.6 cu ft
The 2001 Kia Spectra GSX is the sportier and more accessorized model of the compact hatch. Shaped like a sedan, but with a more sloping roofline, the rear seats in the 2001 Spectra GSX... Read More
The 2001 Kia Spectra GSX is the sportier and more accessorized model of the compact hatch. Shaped like a sedan, but with a more sloping roofline, the rear seats in the 2001 Spectra GSX split-fold 60/40. Dual front airbags are standard, but ABS brakes are only offered as an option. The GSX features front and rear air dams, side extensions, a rear spoiler, 14-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped wheel, and seats covered in sports cloth, as indications of its sporty distinctions from the base GS model.
The 2001 Spectra GSX features the same 1.8-liter, 125-hp DOHC I4 engine and 5-speed manual transmission A 4-speed automatic is optional. Building on the barebones GS, the GSX offers air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, a rear window wiper, and power windows, locks, and mirrors in addition to the tachometer, center console, intermittent wipers, and cassette player. A CD changer, cruise control, and remote entry are available options. Good gas mileage, a low price tag, and good-sized trunk rank high with owners of the 2001 Spectra GSX. Slow pickup, cheap materials, and frequent repairs are low points.