2008 Kia Sorento Owner Reviews & Problems


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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

Smooth and sleek SUV at an affordable price.

The Kia Sorento is a sleek and smooth SUV. It is not to big and bulky like some SUVs. My particular one has rain guards on it that are helpful when the car can become foggy or hot and it is raining. You just crack the window a little and do not have to worry about rain coming in. So far at 62k the car has been reliable and has not had any major problems.

- Kristina M

Folks like color /reliable gas mileage and good repair service.

Keeping up with maintenance drive good and gets 23-25 mtg. I would recommend for college students and or retired person does not have any up to date technology. No power sets or GPS. Overall a good older car. Kia in 2018 one model receive best car safety recommend. And there service section is good. Fair and friendly service.

- Daniel P

The 2008 Kia Sorento is the perfect size SUV!

I find the 2008 Kia Sorrento to be a very reliable vehicle. The car performs well and gets good gas mileage. It does seem to be easy to maintain. My Kia Sorento is comfortable. It' is a smaller sports utility vehicle but it has ample head and leg room. The 'utility' area has a good amount of space and provides all that I need.

- Joanne C

Kia: a car for your road trip.

I have no big problems with my Kia Sorento. It gets great gas mileage and drives well, especially on long trips. There is plenty of storage, and if you need more, the second row of seats is easy to fold down. The entertainment features are excellent, and the exterior color of the car does a great job of hiding dirt.

- Jennifer B

I have my truck since 2008.

I haven't to many problems with my car what I love is I can carry so many things love the stereo system breaks are awesome the space inside is nice love the sunroof the doors can be child protection when you have little ones on the back seat as I take my nieces everywhere I like putting the child proof is awesome.

- I O

Four door, travel rack, running boards, fold down back seats, good gas mileage.

My car is very comfortable and very Versatile. I have never had any major mechanical issues. Runs well and performs well, easy to handle. Back seats fold down for extra room. Four doors and has a traveling rack on the roof. Running boards were factory stock making it easier to get in and out of vehicle.

- Trinity R

It is a SUV I me like that and has 4 wheel drive so when it snows I get.

It does not get the best gas mileage it does not have a CD player which I do not like I would like a lot better if it had CD player instead of just radio I would like it better also if it had heat seaters I would also like me much better if it was one with a leather seat for better comfort.

- Levi L

Dependable and comfortable SUV.

Wheel bearings went out within 2 yrs, there is more road noise than other vehicles. No other problems so far. It has held up pretty good. It is roomy. It is rear wheel drive so it gets stuck in mud & is harder to get out. Keeping routine maintenance has help it to stay in good shape.

- Debbie S

Try and look for parts, tools, and fluids in advance before starting maintenance. Other than that It's a great vehicle if you take care of it.

My vehicle is very roomy and luxurious. It has size but handles like a car. Good gas mileage. I dislike the speciality pieces and fluids it calls for. Such as the oil filter wrench is a speciality piece that is not sold in most auto part stores nor the kia dealerships locally.

- Stacey S

No major problems just small complaints.

The tpms light comes on frequently whenever the weather changes from hot to cold, I have also noticed that all the headlights burnout more frequently than any other car I have ever owned. It is trivial things but annoying nonetheless! The belts also seem to wear more quickly.

- Claire F

Kia Sorento runs great, just one little issue.

Whenever I idle in park or neutral the vehicle has begun making a loud sustained grinding noise. Otherwise the vehicle drives fine. It is reliable, and has good acceleration. The mpg is not the greatest, but for the year and since it is an SUV I suppose it is not too bad.

- Phillip D

My car runs great and doesn't look bad either.

My car starts up everyday with no problems. Minor things such as brakes, dash lights and peripherals are going wrong at this time. The car is starting to smell like oil and gas when it starts up. Not every time it starts though, just randomly, however the car runs great!

- Teresa C

Spacious and comfortable, not too big but not too small.

Its expensive to maintain, an oil change is almost 40$ more than a regular oil change. The parts are expensive and most can only be purchased through the dealership. It is spacious and its safe feeling but the mileage sucks. I definitely won't be purchasing a Kia again.

- Katie M

My vehicle is the perfect size for me. I have really enjoyed it and it's paid for.

I really like my car. I haven't had any major problems with it. The problems that I have had was still covered under the warranty. I have had my car for 10 years. My best advice is to keep up with the regular maintenance such as oil changes and you will be just fine.

- Sherry M

. It is a mid sized SUV with a nice v6 engine so it is built like a truck.

I have not had any problems with my vehicle. I have only had it for a few months. I love the space. Allows me to take small trips with my family including the family dog. Took my first small trip to Richmond in some pretty bad weather and it rode so smoothly.

- Ashley B

Great quality for the price.

The Kia Sorento is good on gasoline per miles, I do not have to fill up that often which is great on a budget. The car rides well on long distance trips and even on rough roads. Has great leg room also. The cars performance is good and very reliable.

- Cynthia S

It has a tire monitor that lets you know when your tire pressure is low.

This car has been very reliable over the past 5 years. I think the only issue has been the headlight bulbs seem to burn out fairly quickly. We are a family of five and fit very comfortably in this car. The trunk is huge, there is a ton of leg space!

- Angela B

The most important thing to know about my car is that is has a lot of room in the trunk.

My Kia is a preowned vehicle that I got about a year ago. It is a very solid car with just over 100k miles on it. The only complaint I have is that when you try to turn the radio volume down on the head unit it sometimes turns it up very rapidly!

- Jerick O

very reliable with a few minor problems

It has been reliable for the most part. There was a problem with it not coming out of 4 wheel drive when it was new but that was corrected under warranty. Lately it has had problems with the air conditioning not working.

- Paul G

It has one of the safest roll-over rates in its year. That makes me feel confident trusting my family's safety to it.

I have had the truck for about 8 years and I love it! I have taken many trips with it and it is usually very dependable. We have had a few issues but it is finally paid off! I trust it to get me from point A to point B.

- Jani M

Greatest low maintenance vehicle

i purchased this used when it was a yr old, it was just what I was looking for in my price range, I have had zero problems with it, tires and brakes are the only items that have been replaced, love it

- mary j

Excellent air bags. The airbags and seatbelt saved my life.

I have owned three Kia Sorento's. They are affordable, nice body style, comfortable seats, no mechanical issues ever.. I do not like how the gas tank is on the passenger side. That is it..

- Lisa B

It handles very well, for the price, it has been very comfortable to drive and ride.

I really like the feel of my car inside and out. It handles very well and I have never had any major problems with it. Also, I was able to buy it outright and have no car payments!!!

- Nancy D

Big easy to drive and I love it.

The Kia Sorento is very spacious have enough room on the trank to put things the seats are comfortable the radio is awesome cruise control is nice I like driving my Kia sorento.

- Ingrid O

The Kia Sorento from 2008 is a brilliant car for new drivers.

My little Kia is a wonderful car especially for new drivers. It's small and very easy to drive and the seats are comfortable and all controls are easy to use and understand.

- Nolan P

The works and has good space for big items by putting the back seats down.

Due when it was made, I don't have much to complain. It's gets me from a to b. The age of bluetooth wasnt as big back then as it is today. Although, gas mileage is as good.

- Bryan B

Handles like a car, all the comfort of an SUV.

Very functional, can hold 4 very comfortably, and a 5th is not out of the question, with plenty of space for luggage. Handles well, like a car, but the height of an SUV.

- Patrick C

It holds up even with a teenager driving it.

I haven't had any problems with it I had heard a lot of bad things about Kia. It handles really well. The Kia is so dependable that my teenage daughter drives it.

- Janet W

Good mileage rate and very good on gas. No major problems since I had it.

I have not had any problems with it since I had it. It is just the right size, not to big or not to small, it is very good on gas. Has a very smooth drive to it.

- Barbara P

It meets all the safety requirements.

It is s comfortable vehicle.. It is a dependable vehicle.. It is what I love to drive.. I bought it brand new and so far I have not been stranded on the road..

- Juan O

It's an old version car but it's still a good car.

I like this car because of its big trunk. I don't like this car because it doesn't have bluetooth and charge. I can't listen to music from my phone on the car.

- Ngoc P

My Kia is a stylish car. I like the color silver that it has.

My Kia is not comfortable. It has to much road noise. It has a rattle in the back, that we can not find. I wish that there was a heater in the passenger seat.

- Shelly T

it fits my life at this time and my family of four

lots of room for the car seats for the grandkids. go and stow back seats to haul things and the ability to sit up high is what i love lots and lots of room

- Susanne L

Comfortable for long drives, too.

I love my Kia Sorento. It's comfortable to drive or go as a passenger. They are great for people who are six feet tall, too. There is plenty of leg space.

- Beatrice L

It is super reliable, no mechanical issues, and very comfortable.

My Sorento is very reliable, has over 93, 000 miles and no issues except for regular maintenance. It is very comfortable and but enough for my family.

- Melissa P

The most important thing people need to know about my car is that is it reliable, sturdy, and come a long way!

I like the size of the car. It has a decently sized trunk to allow a lot of cargo. It requires a lot of maintenance which I do not like.

- Kendra W

That It gets good gas mileage which really helps with money

I love the color, the interior. I wish I had a newer model but still proud of this one. I wish the door did not have electrical issues,

- Alicia B

The milage in this car is still very low. It is a daily commuter. The gas mileage I wish would be a little better but that could be due to maintenance.

I have had no problem with the vehicle since I have been driving it for three years. I believe it is spacious and exactly what I need.

- Kacey B

It is very dependable and reliable.

Great quality and dependable. Easy to drive and a short turning radius. It is very comfortable. The fuel economy could be better.

- David S

It is comfortable to ride in.

No complaints. The Kia Sorento is the best vehicle I have ever owned. Over 200,000 miles on it and it still runs like brand new..

- Debra A

I love how big the storage space is.

I love the size of the vehicle. I love the features of the vehicle. I do not like how big the gas tank is, it burns gas so fast.

- Tori D

It is made by the same company that makes the Hyundai.

Like the ride, gas mileage, maneuverability and dependability. The cost was fair. The interior features are easily accessible.

- Tommy J

Reliable. Easy to drive. Has lots of room for everything.

No problems. Kept up with maintenance. It drives well and is a four wheel drive so it works great in snow and muddy roads.

- George M

Will not let you down. Always starts.

Reliable good on gas I can put a lot of stuff in it.. Always starts, minimum maintenance. Plastic inside is easy to break.

- Susan A

Awesome gas mileage and safe car.

I like that it's not a gas guzzler. I like that its has plenty of room. I do not like that it doesn't have cruise control.

- Albert E

It runs great with no issues whatsoever. It is a great car.

No problems ever with this car it runs great. I have never had to do any major repairs on it. I have had it for 10 years

- Nolan F

It is a good family car with lots of space. Great for road trips.

It is a great SUV, lots of space ad pretty comfortable. However, we have had many mechanical internal issues with it.

- Jill D

It is a very reliable car.

Reliable, good on gas, spacious, rides well, stable to drive and it is easy to service. Headlight lens are fogging.

- Gregg H

My Kia is gray and comfortably small.

My Kia is very reliable and extremely comfortable for both myself and passengers. It is extremely gas efficient.

- Yari G

It is fun to drive. Good gas and I like it.

Good gas. Rough upkeep. Stored lots of stuff and very safe. Easy to drive. User friendly. Good weather vehicle.

- Meredith L

My Kia is dark blue. Is a 6 cylinder.

I love my Kia. it took me all the way across the US to WA Or CA. It has seating for 6. It is very comfortable.

- Charlotte A

Was in an accident so cosmetic repairs needed, the back hatch does not come open.

I do not like the cheap plastic and a/c does not work. I do like the 4 wheel drive, sunroof, easy to maintain.

- Nikki H

It save on gas so you do not have to spend a lot of money on that.

It is too small for me and all my friends. Need something bigger for me to drive like a Tahoe with a 3rd row.

- Valentine L

It is got 4 wheel drive for winter.

I haven't had issues. It could be a little more comfortable. It drives smooth. It gets me where I need to be.

- Brooklyn B

These cars are built to last and the warrants are amazing.

I have never had any major issues with this car. This car has been reliable. This car had a great warranty.

- Shanna D

It's a good car for people who just want to get where they're going and don't care that their car is a bit shabby looking

I like the roominess of it. It typically runs fine but it has problems running in the rain. Mileage is okay.

- Margaret F

The heat does not work on the lower part of the cab.

I like that it has a lot of room in it. I like that it tells me if my tires are low and which one it os.

- Kimberly M

It is easy on fuel usage and it is easy to drive.

It is easy on fuel. Gets me there and back. Looks stylish on the road. Has room for what I need to haul.

- Wanda L

I like the size of my car. I Runs well. It does relatively well on gas mileage.

others should know that is is a well functioning car, and it was bought at a good price

- kala b

very reliable and dependable with a great warranty

Like everything about my vehicle and have no dislikes about my vehicle. no complaints

- Kristy S

Very safe and dependable car.

The car is very spacious. Car drives and pulls well. It needs rear ac vents.

- Joshua A

That it requires very little excessive maintenance

I love the dependability and the fuel mileage The car is very low maintenance

- Richard P

It drives very well, and is not slow

I like that it's an SUV, I don't like that the air conditioner doesn't work

- Bobbie R

That it's reliable. That it gets decent gas mileage.

It doesn't have great pickup. It's easy to operate. It has lots of room.

- Amy B

My car is the most comfortable car I've ever rode in. The gas mileage is great.I also love the body style.

My Kia, Sorrento has great gas mileage, and it is a comfortable ride.

- Barbra C

That it has been very reliable, but doesn't do great in the snow

I absolutely love it, and plenty of options. Air co, sunroof, etc

- Kate R

It can carry a lot of stuffs.

The trunk is hard to open. The radio does not have USB gate.

- Long F

Good on gas very reliable is a good working car it's safe

It's very reliable gets put on lots of mileages good on gas

- Gudrun S

It lasts and runs well for a long time

It's reliable but older lacking the new features

- Tawnee K

Great value and great warranty

Right size, 4WD works great no problems

- Carol T