Compare 2009 Kia Spectra vs 2009 Toyota Corolla

2009 Kia Spectra
2009 Toyota Corolla
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4-Door Sedan Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Spectra 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 32 $15,470 $16,550
Spectra 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 24 32 $13,925 $14,550
Spectra 4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 24 32 $16,310 $17,450
Spectra 4-Door Sedan Manual EX 23 30 $14,540 $15,500
Spectra 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 23 30 $12,965 $13,550
Spectra 4-Door Sedan Manual SX 23 30 $15,380 $16,450
Spectra 5-Door HB Automatic Spectra5 24 32 $16,540 $17,695
Spectra 5-Door HB Manual Spectra5 23 30 $15,610 $16,695
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic 27 35 $15,100 $16,150
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 27 35 $15,326 $16,750
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic S 27 35 $15,783 $17,250
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 27 35 $16,149 $17,650
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic XRS 22 30 $18,345 $20,050
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual 26 35 $14,352 $15,350
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual S 26 35 $15,023 $16,420
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual XRS 22 30 $17,256 $18,860
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,470
$15,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,550
$16,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$276 / month
$269 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Kia Spectra has a roomy interior and respectable performance at a bargain price. The 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.0 92.0
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
177.2 178.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 69.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.2 16.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.3 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 -
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2767-2892 2745
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 35
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.48 2.34
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.85
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Spectra Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Dual-Link 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 Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 8

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