2008 Kia Sportage User Reviews

2008 Kia Sportage Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"ride" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Ashayinfla writes:
2008 Kia Sportage LX Review
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3

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Fairly solid build quality, 100k mile warrantee if you bought it new (but I didn't)

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I had a small transmission problem  at about 57000 miles, warrantee covered it. Now at 65k, my AC wcompressor went out, costly repair.  Fuel mileage is not very good for a 4cyl vehicle, and I was expecting more when I bought it (onot realizing the low mpg rating the car actually has!)

Ashayinfla
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Pretty Good Car On A Budget But Get The Warrantee, As It Will Eventually Have Issues! — The low mpg was a surprise to me (I didn't do my research) as I was expecting 25-30mpg from a newer 4 cylinder engine but this only gives me 18 on a good average day! Add to that a small transmission (covered under warrantee) and a ac compressor that went out t a65K miles, and I am startin g to worry about overall reliability of this car as it starts to age! My warrantee ran out at 60k miles since I did not buy it new, if it took me to 100k I would be happy.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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rosebid writes:
2008 Kia Sportage LX V6 Review
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4

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Great car for short trips and 8 hr drive. AC, Gas Mileage, worked well. Cargo hatch and fold down seats work great for hauling what you need.

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Five people for a long trip would be difficult. No more than 4

rosebid
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Served Our Children Well. Was There What We Needed It For — No issues with the vehicle. Well maintained. It's a good student car for short trips to high school and running errands for parents. You can park it anywhere. Great Color for night driving. Reflective Silver Metallic is a good choice

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mountainthinker writes:
2008 Kia Sportage LX Review
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Driving ease, quality

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a little noisy on highway

mountainthinker
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Very Positive — 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 comment postiviely on the appearance of the car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jesse writes:
2008 Kia Sportage LX V6 4WD Review
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Power, Rack and Pinion Steering, Utility

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Idk!

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Wow!! — 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 mileage of mid-size car. It gets 24 MPG with us.

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Erik writes:
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Its a 4 bager with some guts

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its white

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2008 Sportage — The performance of this small SUV isn't great considering its a 4 banger butthat being said it had no problem driveing over the malahat. Fuel Mileage isn't bad we get about 460 KM to the tank Highway. in city its a little worse but its still affordable. have not yet taken it off road to see how well it drives on gravel or how the ESC (electronic stabillity control) works.

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Emma writes:
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The whole SUV Is great!

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none

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I Love My Suv/truck — 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

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Tess6496 writes:
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Smooth ride, I like the way it looks (quaint SUV). plenty of storage

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Not great on gas mileage (but not aweful either).

Tess6496
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Great Suv For Family Needs — I like the comfort level and appearance of this car, it's also pretty easy to keep clean. It has plenty of storage. Gas mileage is decent. I've really enjoyed this SUV, and it has gone above and beyond the needs of my little family.

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Reviews From Other Years

2011 Kia Sportage Reviews

Don't Love, Don't Hate... By Corban88

I think I have a bad taste in my mouth about these vehicles because the first one I purchased was a lemon. It was purchased back by the dealer and that's how I acquired this one. It's okay, but it's... Read More

Prepared To Be Shocked By Steven

The build quality shocked me for the make. brilliant miles to the gallon for the size of the car. This must be the best looking crossover on the road today. stylish lines daytime running LED lights ma... Read More

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2010 Kia Sportage Reviews

Quality, Reliable. Fun Car For Great Price. By Michael14754

This Sportage is very well engineered, comfortable, competent, and roomy, while still getting 20 - 23 mpg. Acceleration is above average, braking and overall handling is outstanding. Performs exceptio... Read More

If You're Looking For A Little Suv, I Think You'll Like The Sportage. By JACKIE749

It's a great vehicle for the money. I get about 21 mpg around town. We have not taken it out on a long trip as yet. There is plenty of leg room in the back seat. The back seats fold down easy to make... Read More

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2009 Kia Sportage Reviews

Its Good For Some People And Not For Others. By Ahmad

hmm whell u should drive it then you can judge it because judging a car depends on ur previous car (last car u owned)... but overall its a good car cauze its cheap and an SUV and got good look.. Read More

I Love It, For A 4 Cylinder Suv/cuv A Very Nice Ride By Unique

Good Vehicle, Cyrrently In A Work In Progress Mode, Has Underglow, 18" Motegi DP12 Rims Sitting On 225/50/18 Uniroyal Tigerpaw AS65's, Great Fuel Economy For A Smaller SUV. Fun Little Vehicle Overall,... Read More

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2007 Kia Sportage Reviews

Winter Vehicle By tigergirl

Drives well, comfortable, no blind spots, great gas mileage, there has been two recalls on this vehicle, both items have been fixed, This is great for hauling things the rear seats fold down along wit... Read More

I Like It, If It Lasts I Will Love It By SUVhunter

Don't know a thing about them yet. Time will tell hoping its dependable. I love it so far. Drives great, appearance is good. No squeaks or rattles. breaks great. So far it does what I need it to do. G... Read More

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2006 Kia Sportage Reviews

Noisy But Dependable, Roomy Small Suv. By TheJohnstons

I bought this car brand new in 2006. We have 90K miles on it, and have spent money only on routine maintenance items to keep it running. It has plenty of cargo room in the back for packing luggage f... Read More

Good Car For Good Money By Ziad

good car over all, powerful, looks good inside and outside compear with price and model, back view looks better than front but new models are amazing my adive to buy 2400cc or 2700 like mine which is ... Read More

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