2008 Kia Sorento Overview

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Base
Avg. Price: $6,894
EX
Avg. Price: $9,595
EX 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,419
LX
Avg. Price: $8,470
LX 4WD
Avg. Price: $8,984
LX Luxury 4WD

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4.25 stars

Based on 5 reviews

2008 Kia Sorento by treesas
 — I love this SUV! It is roomy and comfortable. The price is very reasonable. It looks terrific and gets better gas mileage than expected. The Sorento is quiet and has a smooth ride. It handles great. I... Read More
Test Drive And Buy by Guy
 — I have had the oppertunity to drive several Sorentos since i own a used car dealership, the 08 i have been driving is the best of all that i have had, performance good only 1 semi bad comment not best... Read More
Reliable, And Very Under Appreciated. by mre7three
 — This SUV was a great value for what I paid. Overall it's austere vehicle, but very solid, well built and reliable. I'm not someone who pays extra for catchy/cliched marketing and Kia definitely fit th... Read More

2008 Kia Sorento Overview

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2008 Kia Sorento

One of the reasons people like the 2008 Kia Sorento is that it offers the space and power of a mid-sized SUV, but for the cost of a compact one. This year, the Sorento adds a new engine to its lineup. The 3.8-liter, 262-hp V6 remains with the higher-end EX trim, but the Base and LX now come only with a new 3.3-liter, 242-hp V6. Both engines are paired with a 5-speed shiftable automatic. The 3.3 V6 decreases towing power to 3500 (the 3.8 is rated at 5000 pounds).

The 2008 Sorento is a rear-wheel drive SUV, and both LX and EX can also be equipped with 4WD. This is a part-time system in the LX and an automatic Torque-On-Demand in the EX. Both feature low-range gearing, which makes the Sorento a capable off-road vehicle as well. The SUV seats four or five in two rows, with 60/40 split-folding seats that fold flat into the floor. The 31.7 cubic foot cargo area is on the smallish side compared to similar-sized SUVs, but it does come standard with hooks, a cover, and many under-floor storage compartments.  All trims offer ABS brakes, traction and stability control, and a bevy of airbags, including front-side, side curtain, and knee.

Despite its affordable price, Base and LX trims for the 2008 Sorento come well-equipped with power features, cruise control, and a CD player. Moving up to the EX gets you power seats, a roof rack, leather trim, and foglights. Leather seats and a sunroof are part of a Luxury Package offered only for the EX. Drivers seem to like the generous headroom and roomy front seat of the 2008 Sorento. Other highlights include the off-road performance, good safety record, 10-year powertrain warranty, and decent fuel economy. The lack of a third row option is a disadvantage for the Sorento, since many of the its rivals offer one. A somewhat stiff ride, noisy engine, and the small cargo capacity also don't rate well.

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Kia Sorento Questions

My2babies
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Is It True You Have To Fix The Front Control Module To Tell If The Transfer...

I took my Sorento in with no 4 wheel drive. They fixed the front control module to the tune of $1400.00 then told me the transfer case motor wasn't working. Do you have toi fix the first to find out t...

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ianbrab
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Nearside Sidelight Not Woring. Bulb O.k/ Where Is The Fuse?

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Jim Warrenri
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2008 Kia Sorento, Headlights Flicker Low/high At Night, What Up?

turning headlights on at night, you can see on road ahead lights are flickering, never going off completely but always doing it, sometimes when braking it makes it happen but not all the time, probl...

10 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
tommiekia
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Positive Battery Cable 150amp Fuse

My 08' Serento had a dead battery 3 morning in a row. I bought a new battery and when I went to change the battery the positive terminal wouldnt budge so i tried loosening the smaller bolts that hold ...

102 views with 7 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
confused32012
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Ignition Beeps When Key Is Out

After I remove key and open door I get a beeping noise. This doesnt stop until I put key back in and wiggle it around. I open and close door until i no longer hear beep

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