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2001 Kia Sephia
LS
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$12,940
2009 Kia Spectra
EX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$5,069
32 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2001 Kia Sephia
LS

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye...Just like that catchy tune Kia now uses in its TV ads, the Kia Sephia hung around for a long time, generating almost the same amount of an...

2009 Kia Spectra
EX
Eric Tallberg Review:

The 2009 Kia Spectra offers few frills but decent performance and grea...

The Good: The gas-saving 2009 Kia Spectra delivers basic comfort, steady perform...

The Bad: Iffy safety ratings, mediocre resale value and a noisy engine keep the...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2001 Kia Sephia
LS
45
Mohamad 2001 Kia Sephia LSReview:

I Like — no good acceleration but it is good after all and cargo capacity is low handling is good up to 140 ...

45
Mahmoud 2001 Kia Sephia LSReview:

It's Really Good ! — I like the engine of my car and its sound too :)...i also like the suspension system &the handling....

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

45
Stephan 2001 Kia Sephia LSReview:

Ok But Certainly Not The Best — Not a bad vehicle to own....OK to drive....economical enough....enough space...has all the creature ...

Primary Use: Family transportation

2009 Kia Spectra
EX
75
Cooters 2009 Kia Spectra EXReview:

Love My Spectra — A great car for the money. I have been driving her for awhile and she is a super car. She is very in...

Primary Use: Family transportation

55
Melissa 2009 Kia Spectra EXReview:

Over All Not A Bad Car. — It has a good get up and go but the seats could be built to be more comfortable. The braking is good...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

45
Maria 2009 Kia Spectra EXReview:

A Great Car For Getting Along Especially Traveling — its a fine car just not fast enough for me, its appearance is great though very close to cute then f...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2001 Kia Sephia
LS
2009 Kia Spectra
EX
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
22 MPG
23 MPG
24 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
28 MPG
30 MPG
32 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
125 hp @ 6,000 RPM
125 hp @ 6,000 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
132 hp @ 6,000 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
108 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
108 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
133 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
10.1:1
10.1:1
10.1:1
Displacement
1,800 cc
1,800 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.11 in x 3.6 in
3.11 in x 3.6 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Driver 3 stars 4 stars
Side Rear Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
CD Changer Optional --
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.3 in 42.8 in
Back Legroom 34.4 in 35.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 10.4 cu ft 12.2 cu ft
Exterior
Length 174.4 in 177.2 in
Width 66.9 in 68.3 in
Height 55.5 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 100.8 in 102.8 in

Available Options

2001 Kia Sephia
LS
2009 Kia Spectra
EX

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