Compare 2005 Kia Spectra vs 2005 Toyota Matrix

2005 Kia Spectra
2005 Toyota Matrix
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 33 $12,145 $12,850
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 24 34 $13,060 $13,850
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 33 $13,200 $14,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 34 $14,095 $15,100
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 25 33 $14,285 $15,250
5-Door HB Manual 25 33 $14,285 $15,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 24 34 $15,195 $16,225
5-Door HB Automatic 24 34 $15,195 $16,225
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4-Door Wagon Manual STD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual STD 30 36 $13,744 $14,860
4-Door Wagon Automatic STD 28 34 $14,484 $15,660
4-Door Wagon Manual XR 30 36 $14,786 $16,340
4-Door Wagon Automatic XR 28 34 $15,537 $17,170
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD STD 26 31 $16,088 $17,395
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD XR 26 31 $16,954 $18,735
4-Door Wagon 6-Speed Manual XRS 25 32 $17,058 $18,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,145
$13,744
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,850
$14,860
Monthly Payment Estimate
$214 / month
$248 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 118.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 47.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 171.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 61.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.2 35.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2701 2675
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 125 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 130 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 30
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.25
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Kia Spectra Toyota Matrix
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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