2005 Kia Amanti Overview


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2005 Kia Amanti Overview

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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Alfredia Hopkins

Key Igniton

If key wont turn on but works for door and trunk it will turn to acc the stops wont turn to start

4 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)

05 Amanti Sunroof Will Not Move. Stuck Open!

Assuming blown fuse or motor. Tried the rest in the owners manual. Nothing. Is there a fuse for the sunroof in my car? Not finding one in the manual labeled anything close to sun or moon roof.

12 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
Frances Pizano

2005 Kia Amanti

My key won't turn pass acc ignition

19 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
Fessa Braddy

Audio Fuse

I'm not getting any sound out of my radio in my 05 kia amanti. Having trouble finding the audio fuse

29 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
Tonya Carroll

My 2005 Kia Amanti Ignition Wont Start Nor Go Pass Acc

400 views with 5 answers (last answer 2 months ago)