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2008 Kia Sorento Overview

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Trims

Base
Avg. Price: $11,510
EX
Avg. Price: $12,728
EX 4WD
Avg. Price: $13,714
LX
Avg. Price: $11,074
LX 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,769

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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 4 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
08 Kia Sorento by Chris16583
 — Rear seats do not fold down all the way flat which is dissapointing when trying to "haul" stuff. Would be nice to have driver's side window go up automatically in addition to going down automatically... Read More

2008 Kia Sorento Overview

Overall User Score

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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

gerkiss
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What Do You Check If Cd Player Will Not Work?

cd player wont work radio works

38 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
SFD955
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How Do I Change The Wiper Motor On A 2008 Kia Sorento

The wipers stopped working while my wife was driving...how do I replace the motor? they have worked intermittently since then, so I assume it the motor and not a fuse or relay

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Manvan44
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Noise In Front End

Car makes noise when front drive shaft is in. Take it off noise stops

102 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
Dave Dykstra
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Have 2008 Sorento With 6 Disc Cd Player. It Reads Initializing But Will Not...

Is this a jammed cd or need new unit? If new us needed would it be cheaper to go with after market.

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IceFireman
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2008 Kia Sorrento Ex 4wd Diesel Had To Suddenly Break

2008 Kia Sorrento EX 4wd diesel had to suddenly break once, after that there is some vibration and unusual sound like rumbling when i am driving at 40-60 km is there someone who knows what might be c...

121 views with 2 answers (last answer 11 months ago)