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2006 Kia Spectra
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 33 $12,345 $12,895
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 33 $13,760 $14,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 25 34 $14,660 $15,695
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 25 33 $14,980 $15,995
5-Door HB Spectra5 Manual 25 33 $14,980 $15,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 25 34 $15,920 $16,995
5-Door HB Spectra5 Automatic 25 34 $15,920 $16,995
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 24 31 $17,658 $19,110
4-Door Sedan Manual i 23 32 $17,658 $19,110
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport i 24 31 $20,143 $21,810
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport i 23 32 $20,143 $21,810
5-Door HB Automatic Sport i 24 31 $20,511 $22,210
5-Door HB Manual Sport i 23 32 $20,511 $22,210
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 20 27 $21,248 $23,010
4-Door Sedan Manual s 19 27 $21,248 $23,010
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 20 27 $21,799 $23,610
5-Door Wagon Manual s 19 27 $21,799 $23,610
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,076 $23,910
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport s 19 27 $22,076 $23,910
5-Door HB Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,628 $24,510
5-Door HB Manual Sport s 19 27 $22,628 $24,510
5-Door Wagon Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,719 $24,610
5-Door Wagon Manual Sport s 19 27 $22,719 $24,610
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Touring i 24 31 $22,812 $24,710
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Sport i 24 31 $23,272 $25,210
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Sport s 20 27 $25,020 $27,110
4-Door Sedan Manual Grand Sport s 19 27 $25,020 $27,110
5-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Touring s 20 27 $25,067 $27,160
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Touring s 20 27 $25,159 $27,260
5-Door HB Automatic Grand Sport s 20 27 $25,572 $27,710
5-Door HB Manual Grand Sport s 19 27 $25,572 $27,710
5-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Sport s 20 27 $25,757 $27,910
5-Door Wagon Manual Grand Sport s 19 27 $25,757 $27,910
4-Door Sedan Sport Mazdaspeed 19 25 $25,833 $27,995
4-Door Sedan Grand Touring Mazdaspeed 19 25 $27,608 $29,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,345
$17,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,895
$19,110
Monthly Payment Estimate
$215 / month
$319 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 36.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.0 96.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 105.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 186.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.2 15.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.2 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P205/60VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3166
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16.0 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 160 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.29
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.86
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Spectra Mazda Mazda6
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/multi-links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent E-Type

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