Price: $17,995 (2007 sedan)
EPA Fuel Economy (City/Hwy): 24/32 mpg
Crash tests: 5 stars frontal, 4 stars side (4-dr); Good frontal offset
The Spectra has been designed inside and out to impress even the most demanding parents to meet the needs of their college sons/daughters and has earned 5 star car safety rating. So parents will be most happy and feel secured for their young.
A good compromise between cost, safety and efficiency on a tight budget, the Spectra sedan rides comfortably and handles well. Front seat-mounted side airbags and side curtain airbags are included, but ABS is optional. The Spectra is also available in a sportier Spectra5 five-door hatchback variant that might prove more useful and appealing than the sedan.