2008 Kia Spectra5 Reliability

Reliability Score: 2.5 / 5

2008 Kia Spectra5 Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

Dependability Ratings1 2008
Overall Dependability 2_0
Powertrain Dependability 2_0
Feature & Accessory Dependability 3_0
Body & Interior Dependability 3_0

1These scores come from consumer ratings of their vehicles after three years of ownership.

  • Key:
  • 5 Among The Best
  • 4 Better Than Most
  • 3 About Average
  • 2 The Rest

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2008 Kia Spectra5 Recalls

There have been no safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

2008 Kia Spectra5 Warranty

The Spectra5 is covered by a basic limited five-year/60,000-mile warranty. Kia also supports the Spectra5 with a ten-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Car and Driver reports, "Korean quality -- at least from the jointly owned axis of Hyundai and Kia -- is closing in on the other Asian brands."

Warranty information last updated: 2/17/09