Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,713 - $7,418
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
140-173
Seats
5
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,713 - $7,418
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
140-173
Seats
5

Kia Sportage Ranked #12 by Owners

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

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

If you're on a modest budget but don't want to give up comfort or convenience, you'll appreciate Kia's approach to the compact SUV segment. And, while its V6 engine produces little more ...

Kia Sportage Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.17

71 Reviews

34% 49% 17% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

2008 Kia Sportage: great family vehicle.

The speakers are not very good, the previous owners may have damaged them but they sound pretty bad above a certain volume. It's a great, reliable car, perfect if you have a family as it is very safe. Its small enough to where you do not feel like you are driving a semi but big enough to still be considered spacious. The drive is comfortable and smooth, the seats are adjustable, the ac/heat is fantastic as long as you maintain upkeep it's a great car!

- Cameron Y

Not a comfortable ride. I do not recommend a Kia Sportage to drive.

I do not own this vehicle. But I drive it everyday. It rides rough. Very bumpy. Like it does not have very good shocks or just made that way. I wouldn't buy one. I would rather drive a minivan. Smoother ride. I just would not buy a Kia. If I were buying one for myself after driving a Sportage on a daily basis and long distance. Not at all a comfortable ride. Even sitting in the seats give you a backache on long distance trips.

- Laura S

I absolutely love my car! Always reliable and even though i bought it used with quite a few miles on it i've never had a problem with the car starting or working.

I bought the car used so it did have a couple scratches and dents on the outside of the vehicle. However it almost always runs fantastically. Earlier this summer i have to have a leak fixed and some belt replaced, just recently the radio has stopped working because of a few loose cables. but the car has never not started and i never worry about it not making it on long or short distance trips. Overall a wonderful car

- Chandler W

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,713 - $7,056
$5,767 - $7,418

Horsepower

Horsepower
140 - 173 hp
173 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC 16
2.7L DOHC 24
2.7L DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Not Available

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Not Available

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.
42.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.7 in.
40.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.2 in.
37.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.4 in.
39.4 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.5 in.
103.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
171.3 in.
171.3 in.

Width

Width
70.9 in.
70.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3230 - 3527 .lbs
3351 - 3527 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
140 - 173 hp
173 hp

Torque

Torque
136 - 178 ft. lbs.
178 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 - 200 .lbs
200 .lbs

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.3 - 17.2 gal.
17.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
9 - 22 mpg
9 - 22 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
21 - 23 mpg
21 - 23 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Air Bags

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings