The 2008 Kia Sorento – a mainstay in the automaker’s line-up – is a versatile four door, five passenger SUV offered in three trims – the Base, the LX and the EX. Engines range from a 242 horsepower 3.3-liter gas-powered V6 to a 262 horsepower 3.8-liter V6 with your choice of two or four wheel drive depending on the model. Inside the Sorento’s spacious cabin, it boasts a solid list of standard equipment, including air conditioning, power controls, lumbar seats, an adjustable steering wheel and AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio. Safety features include front and side-head airbags and ABS.Read more Read less
For 2008, the Kia Sorento adds a new engine to the lineup--a 242-horsepower 3.3L V6. It will power the base and LX models, while the 262-horsepower 3.8L V6 that powered the entire line last year only comes in EX models. Outside, the 2008 Sorento differs slightly, as the grille, headlights, taillights, and front and rear fascias have been revised. Pricing on the base model climbed $1,000, while across the rest of the range, the increase was far more modest.
Stylish, rugged looks; choice of V6 powerplants; excellent NHTSA crash ratings; impressive warranty; comfortable on-road and off; competitive pricing across the range.
Among a very crowded midsize SUV segment, Kia's 2008 Sorento is a great choice for anyone looking for a vehicle capable of handling serious work both on road and off. It's a stylish, truck-based SUV with lots of amenities, pricing below the competition, two great V6 powerplants, and true 4x4 capability. Additionally, like all Kias, the Sorento comes with one of the best powertrain warranties in the industry.