Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,362 - $20,695
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
242-262
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,362 - $20,695
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
242-262
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Kia Sorento If...

If you're looking for an SUV that's bigger than a Honda CR-V but smaller than a Dodge Durango, the 2008 Kia Sorento might suit you perfectly. Its long list of standard equipment, low bas...

Kia Sorento Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2008 Kia Sorento Owner Reviews

4.32

73 Reviews

49% 34% 15% 1% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The fit and finish of the vehicle overall is great for the price point.

It is a very reliable vehicle. Before our family purchased it I would not have realized Kia's quality had come this far. It is an SUV and it offers a nice blend of functionality and space. The handling is average to firm. The ride height makes it more of a challenge then small car type SUVs or sedans. That can be an issue if your passengers are older or if you are fatigued. The vehicle is based around utility and not so much comfort. But it has been a good reliable vehicle.

- Shawn I

The convenience of an SUV with the strength of a truck

My Sorento is 10 years old and has over 130,000 miles on it. We live in a high salt usage area and there is hardly any rust on it. I have put less than $500 into this car over the last 6 years that I have owned it and most of that was routine maintenance. My favorite this about the this vehicle is that it serves as an SUV, but it is built like a truck with a solid rear axle and it will go anywhere and tow anything that a small truck will.

- Katie H

Good family friendly vehicle

We really like our Kia Sorento. It is a good size for a family with two young children. The height of the car helps for getting kids into car seats easily. The trunk is spacious for fitting lots of groceries and strollers. We have run into an issue with the locks on the car not working right and a few other issues. Overall though, we are happy with our Kia.

- Alyssa C

Ranked #11 Midsize SUVs by Owners

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,401 - $7,724
$5,362 - $6,785

Horsepower

Horsepower
242 hp
262 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.3L DOHC MPFI 24
3.8L DOHC MPFI 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.6 in.
42.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 - 39.7 in.
38.3 - 39.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.1 in.
36.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38 - 39.5 in.
38 - 39.5 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.7 in.
106.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
180.7 in.
180.7 in.

Width

Width
73.3 in.
74.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4068 - 4274 .lbs
4083 - 4290 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
242 hp
262 hp

Torque

Torque
228 ft. lbs.
260 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
350 .lbs
500 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 gal.
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
16 - 11 mpg
8 - 21 mpg

City

City
15 - 16 mpg
15 mpg

Highway

Highway
22 mpg
20 - 21 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety