2008 Kia Sportage Overview

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EX V6
Avg. Price: $11,751
EX V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,732
LX
Avg. Price: $10,243
LX 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,919
LX V6
Avg. Price: $11,888
LX V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,255

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Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 7 reviews

Very Positive by mountainthinker
 — The car handles great around town; and has sufficient pickup on the highway. Though a little noisy, the cargo space is excellent for trips. Controls within easy reach. Disc brakes work great; people ... Read More
Wow!! by Jesse
 — WOW!! My parents got this car and I thought it was a joke...until I drove it. This car has the pick and go power. The steering is soo on point. It has the utility of a nice size SUV but gets the gas m... Read More
I Love My Suv/truck by Emma
 — I love how comfortable it is and how much higher it is than my old Rio 5. The Sportage is alot better for me because of a baby being on the way. I LOVE MY SUV Read More

2008 Kia Sportage Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 7 reviews

2008 Kia Sportage

We love you just the way you are. So says Kia about its 2008 Sportage, which receives no changes or updates this year. The compact SUV went through a facelift in 2005, based on the Tucson unibody platform and reappearing with a sportier profile and a more refined interior, all still at a price lower than its competitors. Matched with Kia's long-term warranty, extensive 5-star safety features, and improved reputation, many drivers are switching to this affordable family car.

The 2008 Kia Sportage comes in two trims -- LX and EX. LX models start out with full power features, cruise control, and a CD player, while the EX adds leather trim, a sunroof, foglights, and remote entry. Both trims are available in either front-wheel or on-demand four-wheel drive, which defaults to a 50/50 torque split. The lack of low-range gearing means the 4WD is meant for slippery surfaces rather than off-roading. There are two engine choices. A 2.0-liter, 140-hp I4 with choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic comes with the LX, while a 2.7-liter, 173-hp V6 with 4-speed automatic is standard in the EX and optional for the LX. The 2008 Sportage earns five stars in all crash test categories except for rollovers, where it earns three stars. Standard equipment includes ABS brakes, dual front-side and side curtain airbags, traction and stability control, and 16-inch wheels.

The 2008 Sportage seats five in two rows, with both the rear row and front passenger seat able to fold flat, expanding cargo capacity from 23 to nearly 67 cubic feet. The rear tailgate opens separately from the rear window, and a roof rack adds more storage versatility. Headroom is plentiful, though rear legroom can feel cramped if the front seats are moved back. An important family travel feature, cupholders, abound in the Sportage. There are eight total in front and back. Highlights for owners include the car-like handling, comfortable seats, versatility and spaciousness for cargo, the safety features, and the low price. The most notable downside is the lack of acceleration power in both engines and the lack of a 5-speed automatic transmission.

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Kia Sportage Questions

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My Car Was Parked Stationary On The Side Of The Road. I Didn't Realize My S...

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Kia Sportage - Starter Solenoid Engages While Running

2008 Sportage - Originally, while stopped in drive and attempting to shift into park I hear a grinding noise ( starter engaging with flywheel ). I turned key off and shifted into park. Problem went aw...

139 views with 5 answers (last answer 4 months ago)
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Diagnostic Test Said Misfire On 2,4,&6. Replaced Spark Plugs & Wires. Then ...

Have for vacuum leaks can't find any, have put fuel cleaner with high octane gas in it. Still when you give it gas and then let up on it it stops running. Need help please! What to try next?

67 views with 4 answers (last answer 5 months ago)
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Kia Sportage'08-my Heatr Does Not Work.

47 views with 1 answer (last answer 7 months ago)
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How Do I Re Connect My Glove Box

A mouse made a nest behind the glove box of my 2008 sportage and when the mechanic cleaned it and replaced the filter he didn't attch my glove box correctly and now my vents and air conditioning don't...

61 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)