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null 1997 Kia Sephia

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1997 Kia Sephia specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Kia Sephia warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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1997 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L 4dr Sedan1997 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L 4dr Sedan1997 Kia Sephia RS 1.8L 4dr Sedan
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$10,895$11,955$9,795
    Invoice *$9,728$10,533$8,824
    Engine1.8L I-4 125 HP1.8L I-4 125 HP1.8L I-4 125 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Fuel Economy City23.9 mpg23.9 mpg23.9 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy32.1 mpg32.1 mpg32.1 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine1.8L I-4 125 HP1.8L I-4 125 HP1.8L I-4 125 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Alternator70 amp70 amp70 amp
    Battery48 amp48 amp48 amp
    Axle Ratio4.114.114.11
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank12.7 gal.12.7 gal.12.7 gal.
    Exhaustpartial stainless steelpartial stainless steelpartial stainless steel
    Drive Typefront-wheelfront-wheelfront-wheel
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Suspensionmulti-linkmulti-linkmulti-link
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels14.0 " steel14.0 " steel13.0 " silver styled steel
    Front TiresP185/60HR14.0BSW ASP185/60HR14.0BSW ASP175/70SR13.0BSW AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steelcompact steelcompact steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity555
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketbucket
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Front Armrestscenter w/storagecenter w/storagecenter w/storage
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Rear Seats60-40 bench60-40 bench60-40 bench
    Rear Headrestsfixedfixedfixed
    Seat Trimclothclothcloth
    Door Trimclothclothvinyl
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Vanity MirrorspassengerpassengerN/A
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxglove boxglove boxglove box
    Dome Lightdome lightdome lightdome light
    Reading LightsN/AfrontN/A
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup Holderfrontfrontfront
    Instrument Panel Storagebinbinbin
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Cargo LightN/Acargo lightN/A
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsN/A
    Cruise ControlN/Acruise controlN/A
    Door Locksmanualpowermanual
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasemechanicalmechanicalmechanical
    Remote Fuel Flap Releasemechanicalmechanicalmechanical
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locks
    Power Outlets111
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    TachometertachometertachometerN/A
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Clockin-dashin-dashin-dash
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering WheeltilttiltN/A
    Front Windowsmanualpowermanual
    Rear Windowsmanualpowermanual
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersfixed intervalvariable intermittentfixed interval
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
  • Safety
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Security Systemsecurity systemsecurity systemsecurity system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume11.0 cu.ft.11.0 cu.ft.11.0 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length171.7 "171.7 "171.7 "
    Exterior Width66.7 "66.7 "66.7 "
    Exterior Height54.7 "54.7 "54.7 "
    Wheelbase98 "98 "98 "
    Front Tread57 "57 "57 "
    Rear Tread57 "57 "57 "
    Turning Radius16.7 '16.7 '16.7 '
    Curb Weight2,520 lbs.2,542 lbs.2,476 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.31.31.31
    Front Legroom42.9 "42.9 "42.9 "
    Rear Legroom34.4 "34.4 "34.4 "
    Front Headroom38.2 "38.2 "38.2 "
    Rear Headroom37.0 "37.0 "37.0 "
    Front Hiproom55.3 "53.2 "55.3 "
    Rear Hiproom55.3 "52.0 "55.3 "
    Front Shoulder Room54.0 "54.0 "54.0 "
    Rear Shoulder Room53.5 "53.5 "53.5 "
    Passenger Volume93 cu.ft.93 cu.ft.93 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume11.0 cu.ft.11.0 cu.ft.11.0 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Bodyside Moldingsbody-coloredbody-coloredblack
    Grille Moldingsbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Paintmonotonemonotonemonotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual manual remotedual power remotedual manual
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles60/60,00060/60,00060/60,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles60/100,00060/100,00060/100,000
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1997 Kia Sephia safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.
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