2008 Kia Amanti Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: rear, front · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · 8 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.9 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.2 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage and pass-thru · Center console trim: wood · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Rear power outlet: 12V · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: flat · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones, strut · Rear Shock Type: coil over shock, gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims P Tires · Wheels: painted alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $25,495 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.8L 264 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$25,495
Invoice$23,250

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsStandard
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

3.8L 264 hp V6
Power 264 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 260 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18.5 gal
Front Legroom44.5 in
Back Legroom36.8 in
Wheelbase110.2 in
Length196.9 in
Width72.8 in
Height58.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.9 cu ft
Updated for 2008, the Kia Amanti Base sedan features a revised exterior and a more luxurious interior. Many drivers and reviewers feel the Amanti still looks a bit dated and even stodgy... Read More
Updated for 2008, the Kia Amanti Base sedan features a revised exterior and a more luxurious interior. Many drivers and reviewers feel the Amanti still looks a bit dated and even stodgy, however, even though it seems to borrow heavily from Mercedes-Benz, especially in the design of the grille and front end.
The Amanti excelled in recent safety tests, and has been awarded the highest rating in side-impact crash tests from the International Institute for Highway Safety. Its many safety features include antilock brakes, a tire-pressure monitoring system, and full-length side-curtain airbags, making the Amanti a good option for drivers concerned about safety.
New interior features include a leather-covered armrest, wood trim, new interior door handles, and an updated dashboard. Other standard convenience and comfort features include dual-zone automatic temperature control, power front seats, an eight-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system, remote keyless entry, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Heated leather seats and a premium Infinity audio system are among the Amanti's many options.
A fuel-efficient, 264-horsepower, 3.8-liter V6 engine powers the Amanti, though some drivers and reviewers note that the engine lacks the low-end, responsive power many expect from a car in this class. The engine links to a five-speed automatic transmission.
If the Amanti has a downside, it's in handling, which has been described by some reviewers as "floaty" and even "numb." One automotive magazine gave the 2007 Amanti particularly negative marks for its handling. An optional Electronic Stability Control system helps improve handling somewhat, according to some reviewers and drivers. On the upside, the Amanti is considered an overall good value by some, although a test drive is recommended before buying to ensure the handling and engine power meet your standards. A final positive note: The Amanti comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty.