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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2009 Kia Spectra
EX
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2023 Kia Forte
GT FWD
MSRP
$24,190
Invoice
$23,102
Average Price Paid
$25,649
765 listings nationwide

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2009 Kia Spectra
EX
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2023 Kia Forte
GT FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2009 Kia Spectra
EX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$6,027
23 listings nationwide

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2023 Kia Forte
GT FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,426
8 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

2023 Kia Forte
GT FWD
No Expert Reviews

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

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

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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

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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

2023 Kia Forte
GT FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2009 Kia Spectra
EX
2023 Kia Forte
GT FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
24 MPG
24 MPG
22 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
32 MPG
32 MPG
31 MPG
35 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
132 hp @ 6,000 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
201 hp @ 6,000 RPM
201 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
133 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.1:1
10.1:1
10.1:1
10:1
10:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
1,600 cc
1,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.23 in x 3.68 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
3.03 in x 3.35 in
3.03 in x 3.35 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars --
Front Passenger 5 stars --
Side Driver 4 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 4 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars --
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 3 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.8 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 35.4 in 35.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.2 cu ft 15.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 956 lbs
Exterior
Length 177.2 in 182.7 in
Width 68.3 in 70.9 in
Height 57.9 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 102.8 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2009 Kia Spectra
EX
2023 Kia Forte
GT FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Currant Red
  • Gravity Gray
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sporty Blue
  • Steel Gray

Option Packages

  • GT2 Package

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