2008 Kia Sorento Top Comparisons

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2008 Kia SorentoReview
Sarah writes:
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Great value for the price, but it was sold before it even hit the market.

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2008 Kia Sorento LXReview
E writes:
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Reliable, And Very Under Appreciated. — 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 that bill. I would definitely buy another Kia. Korean engineering is the best around these days, better than Japan, Germany, US - I think.

Pros: Very reliable and well built SUV. Decent Power. Handling is mushy, wish it cornered better. This is the 1st generation Sorento, and IMO was the test bed for the successful 2nd gen Sorento.

Cons: Maintentance costs overall have been minimal w/the exception of brakes; front brakes. I've gone through two sets of brakes since I bought car new in 2008 and am in need of another new set. Front brake discs warp.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Kia Sorento EX 4WDReview
Mohammed writes:
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Iiiiiiiiiii — it good accelatration braking handling it is very fun to drive this car it has mileage over 43000 its very stylish and hopeful car it is about 90000 dhs its very fun its sunroof camera and cd player its very specfic

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: is so fun

Cons: the petrol

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Kia Sorento EX 4WDReview
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08 Kia Sorento — 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. Other than that, really like the car - fabulous to drive!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Kia Sorento LX 4WDReview
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Test Drive And Buy — 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 on turns

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: comfort, quiet, affordable

Cons: good car

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Kia Sorento LXReview
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2008 Kia Sorento — 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 had a Sportage and loved it but needed something a little bigger. The only negative is that it does not come with keyless entry, which is easy enough to add on your own. I would recommend this SUV to everyone. The performance, appearance and quality are excellent.

Pros: Looks Great! Drives Great!

Cons: LX does not have keyless entry

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Kia Sorento Review
vs2008 Hyundai Veracruz SE
2008 Kia Sorento winning categories:
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Back Seats Ranked 2008 Hyundai Veracruz SE better.
"7 passengers comfort seating "
Family Car Ranked 2008 Hyundai Veracruz SE better.
"V6 Engineer power with low-cost maintenance "
2008 Kia Sorento Review
Tara says:
Loved it
vs2008 Toyota Highlander
2008 Kia Sorento winning categories:
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2008 Kia Sorento Review
Jay_1111 says:
Sorento has a little more room and bigger engine, however its not as reliable and and doesnt hold value.
vs2008 Nissan Rogue SL AWD
2008 Kia Sorento winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2008 Nissan Rogue SL AWD better.
"Lower center of gravity. "
Front Seats Ranked 2008 Nissan Rogue SL AWD worse.
"Larger center console."
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2008 Kia Sorento EX Review
nickfed says:
vs2008 Saturn VUE XE
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Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Saturn VUE XE better.
"more sporty"
Back Seats Ranked 2008 Saturn VUE XE better.
"bigger"

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Reviews From Other Years

2021 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By Guru9BFK74

Love this car so far. I have no issues! Read More

Review By drturtle1970

All the features on this car are phenomenal. The safety features include check back seat reminders, DTL, lane assist and so many more. I’m very happy with Sorento and love the extra long sunroof!! Read More

2020 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By Carol

Bought a 2020 sorento and satisfied with price/mileage and warranty. Read More

Review By Guru9TQCZJ

Great interior and runs really good. We tried several other cars but did not like the fit. This one is very comfortable for us and room to expand! It will last us for years! Read More

2019 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By Guru9B3D2F

The car is great I got that car and there is nothing else it needs, great price and low miles Read More

Review By Guru9XKFWS

I had a traverse prior to this and I think they are very comparable. Good value high end features . Plenty of space for growing teenagers even in the third row. Love it! Read More

2018 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By Guru9DPXQS

Just got it yesterday, I like the vehicule features. Read More

Review By William

Its a nice car but the 3.3 l V6 is a grenade. I had the head gasket failure at 56,000 mi. I am meticulous about maintenance. This was definitely not my fault. I have had multiple vehicles with over 20... Read More

2017 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By Terry

It was a great value for the price so I bought it. Read More

Review By Guru9XJ8PJ

Absolutely gorgeous vehicle! Great on gas mileage, very comfortable ride. Read More

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