2007 Kia Spectra Overview

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2007 Kia Spectra Overview

Slightly larger than the subcompact Rio, and sharing a platform with the Hyundai Elantra, the 2007 Kia Spectra gets a facelift inside and out and a new sporty SX sedan version of the Spectra5 hatchback. The 2007 Spectra is available as a Spectra5 hatchback, or LX, EX, and new sportier SX sedan. All feature a 2.0-liter, 138-hp DOHC I4 engine with either a standard 5-speed manual or optional new 4-speed automatic. The LX comes with manual only. The compact sedan gained an inch in length, for a little more legroom. The exterior received a new grille, revised front and rear ends, new taillights and headlights, and a decklid on EX and LX models. The SX and Spectra5 also got a new grille, an integrated front spoiler, new 16-inch alloy wheels, and ground effects. On the inside, the dash was redesigned, chrome trim was added to the EX, and an MP3 player was added to the options for the SX. The LX is the base model, and though it has power features (including heated mirrors), it does not have air conditioning. The upscale EX adds air conditioning and more upscale features. The 2007 Spectra has six airbags, including side and side curtain, but ABS is only optional on the SX and Spectra5. Both the SX and Spectra 5 wagon feature a sports-tuned suspension, with stronger shocks and thicker anti-sway bars, along with sports seats, leather trim, cruise control and fog lights. Solid handling and good head and legroom (for a compact) are some upsides to the 2007 Spectra. Poor fuel economy, no standard ABS, sluggish acceleration with the auto tran, and seat comfort are downsides.

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    shuvootie
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    60k Timing Belt Replacement Required In Warranty Handbook But 80k In Owner'...

    bought the car used, low 50's mileage from dealership, original owner's warranty died with them and didn't pass on to me. dealer wants $440 to swap out the timing belt, citing the 60K requirement und...

    29,374 views with 44 answers (last answer about a month ago)
    rmarlow65
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    How Do I Keep My Car From Blowing A/c Fuses

    I know this sounds crazy but I accidentally put the battery in backwards and now my air conditioner, the power windows, the radio and the interior lights don't work. The fuses are all good on everythi...

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    meyera18
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    What Would Cause The Clutch In My 2007 Kia Spectra To Work Sometimes And Ot...

    I have a 2007 kia spectra that my daughter received as a graduation present. As I mentioned, sometimes it works just fine and other times the clutch will have no pressure and will not engage. After ...

    3 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
    Marki Stiefel
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    Can you interchange a 2007 KIA spectra motor with a 2002 kia motor?

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
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    Does the 2007 Kia spectra sport have a chip

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