Used 2008 Kia Sorento Pricing

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2008 Highlights

For 2008, the Kia Sorento gains a new V6 engine for the base and LX trim levels. At 3.3 liters and 242 horsepower, the new power plant is smaller and less powerful than the 3.8-liter V6 found in the EX trim. In exchange, it offers somewhat improved fuel economy.


  • Impressive list of standard features, solid construction, high-quality materials, decent off-road capability.


  • So-so fuel economy, ride can get bouncy over broken pavement, mediocre braking performance in demanding situations, disappointing side-impact crash results.

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Used 2008 Kia Sorento for Sale

Kia Sorento 2008 EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 5A) White/Pewter Gray Cladding Gray leather120,291 miles
Used 2008Kia SorentoEX
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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34.9 mi away
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Kia Sorento 2008 LX 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A) Silver Gray leather47,628 miles
Used 2008Kia SorentoLX
Est.Loan: $245/mo
36.1 mi away
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Features & Specs

LX 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)LX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.3L 6cyl 5A)EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 5A)
Transmission5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower242 hp @ 6000 rpm242 hp @ 6000 rpm262 hp @ 6000 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Kia Sorento


Consumer Rating

Very Jeep-like
Despite some short comings, I like this SUV. Pros: 4WD, space and comfort, good cargo room, good engine power, great traction. 127600 miles on the odo and still on the original spark plugs and suspension! Cons: An annoying rattle that no one can find. We have been over the SUV with a fine toothed comb, MANY times and cannot find the rattle. Very sensitive accelerator. Thirsty V-6 engine, but who buys a 4WD SUV for the MPGs? Owner's manual states that 87 octane gas/petrol is minimum. That is a lie! This vehicle needs 89 and if you want it running right, it needs premium fuel. I have been using premium for years and never had a problem. When I used 87 or 89, the engine knocks, pings and becomes very hesitant. Engine has always had an annoying whining when starting and accelerating, but it does not cause any problems. Get any other color than bright silver. For some reason people tend not to see it! I have had to stick red and white reflectors on the bumper and back door to increase its visibility for other drivers. Brakes have always been too soft, even when new. Stopping distance is long so brake accordingly.
100,000 miles in and all's well
Now that I've written this review everything's probably going to go the heck. I purchased this brand new, off the lot, with less than 100 miles on the clock. It now has over 100K. This car has been a solid work horse for me. I've had to have it in for just one service that I wouldn't be considered wear and tear, and that was when a sensor went out at about 4mon and essentially meant the gas pedal wouldn't work. Apart from that, it's been the usual things that happen to a 6 year old car that has 100k on the clock.
a lemon
I bought a 2008 Kia Sorento brand new. After 6 months i had to take back to dealer and the rotors had to be resurfaced so $150 later I had to take it back a couple of months later the throttle sensor went out. From there was every sensor in the car. I had to take it back to the dealersip every 3 months for a year, It has been 1 problem after another with this car. I started haveing a problem with the car when I would crank it of a morning it sounded like the motor was gonna come out of the car. I took it to the dealership and they told me it wsa just over due for an oil change (not) then they put some oil additavies in the car told me to drive it for a week and it would be fine (not) took
Used 2008 Kia Sorento Overview

The Used 2008 Kia Sorento is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include LX 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A), LX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.3L 6cyl 5A), EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 5A), EX 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 5A), and 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A). Pre-owned Kia Sorento models are available with a 3.3 L-liter gas engine or a 3.8 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 262 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2008 Kia Sorento comes with rear wheel drive, four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2008 Kia Sorento comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Kia Sorento?

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Kia Sorento trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Kia Sorento EX is priced between $6,500 and $6,500 with odometer readings between 120291 and 120291 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Kia Sorento LX is priced between $11,998 and $11,998 with odometer readings between 47628 and 47628 miles.

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