The Spectra comes in three trims: base LX, EX and sporty SX. It can hold up to five passengers and has a four-wheel-independent suspension. It is powered by a 138 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is controlled by a standard five-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic transmission is optional. Front airbags, Seat-mounted side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags are standard on all trims.For 2008, the Kia Spectra is largely a carryover.