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The Kia Spectra represents one of the best values among compacts, with an impressive list of safety equipment for its modest price. The Spectra line has doubled in size, with the addition of the new Spectra SX sedan and Spectra5 hatchback. Three models are now available. All models are powered by a 138-horsepower four-cylinder engine. The standard transmission is a five-speed manual; a four-speed automatic is optional. The EX, and SX are four-door sedans. Spectra5 is a five-door hatchback. All are front-wheel-drive compacts that can seat up to five passengers. Safety features include a full complement of airbag supplemental restraints. In addition to the mandatory dual frontal airbags, the Spectra's front-seat occupants are protected by seat-mounted side-impact airbags; while full-coverage side curtain airbags protect both front- and rear-seat occupants. For 2006, the Kia Spectra gets some small trim changes.