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2009 Kia Spectra

2009 Pontiac Vibe

2009 Toyota Matrix

  2009 Kia Spectra Spectra5 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT 2009 Toyota Matrix
MSRP
$13,550
$16,100
$16,290
Invoice $12,965 $15,375 $15,229
MPG
City/Highway
23/32 20/32 20/32
Rating
6.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Kia Spectra has a roomy interior and respectable performance at a bargain price. Read Full Review The small-hatchback competition is growing, but with a new look, upgraded powertrains, and bolstered safety features, the new 2009 Pontiac Vibe should be a top choice. Read Full Review Can't make up your mind between coupe, sedan, or SUV? The versatile, economical, and safe 2009 Toyota Matrix might be the solution. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Comfortable ride
  • Spacious interior
  • Price, value, and warranty

Dislikes:

  • Engine noise when accelerating
  • Drab interior
  • Fuel economy should be better
  • No anti-lock brakes on most models

Likes:

  • Torquey 2.4-liter engine provides good power in AWD and GT
  • Commendable fuel economy
  • Roomy hatchback body style
  • Extensive list of safety features

Dislikes:

  • Difficult visibility due to wide rear pillar
  • Quite small cargo area with backseats up

Likes:

  • Smooth ride for a small car
  • Good fuel economy with 1.8-liter engine
  • Interior space

Dislikes:

  • Rearward visibility can be difficult
  • Cargo area is rather small with backseats up
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