If you are on the market for a compact and small city runner with good power and great usability, then the Kia Spectra5 is the car for you. Keep reading to know more about this Korean hatchback.
Both the subcompact and compact hatchback segment of the Canadian auto market is a dynamic playground that sees millions of vehicles change owners yearly. The Spectra5 is a refreshing member of Kia’s lineup of vehicles with appetites that see it aiming to become the city dweller of choice for many. The Kia Spectra5 is a comfortable, roomy and fun to drive car overall, making it plenty interesting to own.
A Daily Driver To Suit All Needs
The Kia Spectra5 comes equipped with a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder engine that generates 138 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. Depending on what you prefer, you can choose between a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic. Both transmission options will use the Spectra5’s front wheel drive to generate 136 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm. The engine provides ample reliability and durability. The only time it gets noisy is when you really put your foot down, but this is common among its class. Otherwise, the four-cylinder works really well and is among the quietest in its segment.
Sporty Appetites If You So Choose
There’s a very cool and interesting way to add a sporty flavour to your Spectra5, though it will mean you’ll have to opt for the highest trim level. The upgrade in question is a sport-tuned suspension combined with 17-inch alloy wheels. While the Spectra5’s factory suspension already does the job very well and provides a safe comfortable ride, the sport-tuned suspension simply makes it more fun to drive. On-the-road benefits include the Spectra5 feeling more firmly planted, a tight turning radius and precision steering response. The Spectra5 is a surprisingly quiet vehicle both with and without the sport suspension as road noise and wind are kept under control remarkably well.
Well Designed & Built With Quality
The Kia Spectra5 is exceptionally well put together, incorporating attractive styling and even lines both inside and out. Shortening the seat cushions gives it a more spacious look on the inside; this does not affect the comfort level of the seats at all. Almost all the controls are illuminated and plastics are soft to the touch as well as textured. A particularly ergonomic feature of the dashboard is the climate control switches, which are easy to use and feature a push-and-turn dial design. The cabin inspires confidence and good build quality, both of which make for a comfortable stay no matter how much time you spend on it.
The Kia Spectra5: A Good Value-For-Money & Practical Hatchback
The Kia Spectra5 is the ideal car for you if you are looking for inexpensive wheels to get you around town. Offering great cargo space, good performance, fuel economy, as well as an exceptional warranty, the Spectra5 is a good investment. Speaking of the warranty, it is the company’s standard five years or 100,000 kilometres on just about everything, complete with roadside assistance for the duration. Without a doubt, all this makes the Spectra5 a durable and reliable city dweller.