Hatchbacks are perfect for younger car buyers since they'll have all the space that they'll need from a bigger vehicle but in a sportier, smaller, and cheaper ride. A great choice under this vehicle class would be the Kia Spectra5. Kia has been in the automotive industry since 1944 and is currently South Korea's second largest automaker right behind Hyundai. Their Spectra5 is a front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 5-door wagon that's perfect for the younger generation or for small families. It competes with several other Asian vehicles in the growing market for small hatchbacks. Some of its direct competitors include the Toyota Matrix and the Mazda3.
The Kia Spectra5 is basically a hatchback version of the Spectra sedan. Because of this, they share many similar features and accessories. Standard Kia Spectra5 parts includes 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, power heated mirrors, and more. It is currently powered by a 138-horsepower, 2.0-liter inline-four engine and can be fitted with a standard five-speed manual transmission or an optional four-speed automatic. Notable safety features include side mounted airbags, active head restraints, and an antilock braking system. With an EPA fuel economy of 25 MPG in city driving and 32 MPG on the highway, this vehicle is perfect for the daily commute or even a weekend getaway. And with a low price tag, the Spectra5 is great as anyone's first car.
The Kia Spectra5 is a fairly recent vehicle, so you won't have any problems getting spare parts for repair or maintenance work. Stick to aftermarket parts that are designed specifically for the Spectra5 and you won't have problems with fit and installation. It's worth noting that the Spectra5 had a couple of different versions over the years. Although most of these were merely "facelifts" or aesthetic redesigns, it's still best to get items and accessories that are designed for your vehicle's specific model year.