J.D. Power

2008 Kia Spectra

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2008 Kia Spectra Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Car of 2008

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2008 Kia Spectra after 90-days of ownership.
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2008 Kia Spectra during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Styling of the dashboard
  • The vehicle's audio system
  • Vehicle's handling on curves

Performance Specs

MPG City

23 - 24


30 - 32




4 speed, Automatic w/OD, 5 speed, Manual w/OD


Gas I4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

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