The Spectra5 has a sporty attitude with its sport-tuned suspension, 16-inch alloy wheels, strut tower bar, and fully independent suspension. It can seat up to five occupants. It is powered by a 138 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is mated to a standard five-speed manual gearbox or optional revised four-speed automatic transmission. It comes standard with seat-mounted side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags. For 2008, the Kia Spectra5 carries over largely unchanged.