2008 Kia Sorento Overview

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Trims

Base
Avg. Price: $9,658
EX
Avg. Price: $11,167
EX 4WD
Avg. Price: $12,391
LX
Avg. Price: $9,654
LX 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,496

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Average User Score

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

Overall User Score

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Based on 5 reviews

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

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When Switching From 2 Wheel Driver To 4 Wheel Drive I Get Thumps And Bangs ...

when switching from 2 wheel driver to 4 wheel drive i get thumps and bangs and it will not stay in four wheel drive, what is wrong. 2008 kia sarento lx.

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What Do You Check If Cd Player Will Not Work?

cd player wont work radio works

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Noise In Front End

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

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