A D V E R T I S E M E N T S 1999 Kia Sephia dashboard has become detached from where the windshield meets. This problem had continued to get worst. While the vehicle was in motion, a motorized noise was heard coming from the passenger side airbag. The consumer was aware of other Kia vehicles experiencing this same problem. The consumer was informed that her vehicle would not be repaired because the warranty had expired. - Pikeville, NC, USA
The 1999 Kia Sephia is available as a 4-door, 5-seat sedan. Starting at $9,995, the 1999 Kia Sephia Base (M5) is powered by a 1.8L, 4-cylinder engine mated to a manual transmission that returns an EPA estimated 24-mpg in the city and 31-mpg on the highway. The top of the line 1999 Kia Sephia Base, priced at $14,300, is powered by a 1.8L, 4-cylinder engine mated to an automatic transmission that returns an EPA estimated
The 1999 Kia Sephia comes standard with passenger and driver's side airbags. One of the only other standard safety features are the child safe door locks. The Sephia lacks even optional safety features that could be easily implemented. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the Sephia an overall ""poor"" rating during its injury testing. The IIHS rated the injury resistant of the chest area ""good,"" but every other area of the crash tests show very unpleasing results. The structure, head restraint, and leg injury tests were all rated ""marginal"" by the IIHS, and the head and neck were rated ""poor."" Sometimes great price and reliability means sacrificing safety.