2008 Kia Sorento  -  $21,695


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,695
Base Invoice: $20,700
Destination Charge: $700
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD 4dr LX Base
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: 2WD 4dr LX Base
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sportmatic
Engine: 3.3L DOHC MPFI 24-valve V6 engine

Model News

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.


Pros

Stylish, rugged looks; choice of V6 powerplants; excellent NHTSA crash ratings; impressive warranty; comfortable on-road and off; competitive pricing across the range.


Model Highlights

With its new 3.3L V6, which has 242-horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque, the 2008 Kia Sorento offers an attractive engine alternative to the excellent 3.8L V6 that puts out 262-horsepower and 260 lb-ft. The 3.3L powers the base model as well as the LX, while the EX is powered by the 3.8. Both engines come with five-speed Sportomatic gearboxes.

The 2WD base model is anything but basic, and comes standard with a CD/MP3 stereo system, air conditioning, 16-inch alloy wheels, traction control, power windows and locks, and four 12V outlets.

The LX adds remote keyless entry, a flip-up rear glass hatch, roof rails, cruise control, and a rear cargo cover, and can be ordered with electronic-switch part-time 4WD with low range.

In EX trim, in addition to the larger V6, standard features include two-tone body cladding and bumpers, an eight-way power driver's seat, auto-off projector headlights, fog lights, a cargo net, heated mirrors, woodgrain interior accents, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and steering wheel audio controls. The EX can be ordered with electronic-switch part-time 4WD with a low range.

Optional across the range are fog lights, side step bars, wheel locks, remote start, and a tow hitch. Leather interior is available on the lower models, which can also be optioned with a $1,200 Sport Package that adds 17-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, fog lights, side step bars, and a leather steering wheel. LX models are available with a sunroof, and the EX can be ordered with a $3,000 Luxury Package, which includes 16-inch alloy wheels, a six-disc CD changer, leather interior, dual-zone temperature control, heated front seats, Torque-on-Demand full-time 4WD, chrome door handles, and a power sunroof.

The 2WD 3.3L V6 LX will return 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway, while the 4WD 3.8L V6 EX returns 15 mpg city/20 mpg highway.

The Sorento provides plenty of interior room for people and cargo, and offers more hip and shoulder room front and rear than many SUVs in its class. The Kia's rear seat does not fold down, but cargo room is still average for the class, at 31.7 cubic feet. The 3.8L EX can tow about 5,000 pounds.

All Sorentos come standard with dual front air bags, full-length side curtain air bags, driver's knee air bag, front active headrests, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, and more, making the 2008 Kia Sorento one of the safest SUVs on the market. It earned a five-star crash safety rating in all four categories from the NHTSA, as well as the highest rating in rear impact tests from the IIHS.


Value Writeup

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.


Drivetrain
2 Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 MPG

Cruising Range - City
337.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
464.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.3L/204

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
242 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
228 @ 4500

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.61

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33

Total Cooling System Capacity
11.6 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
137.5 ft³

Front Head Room
39.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.9 in

Front Hip Room
55.3 in

Second Head Room
39.5 in

Second Leg Room
36.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.4 in

Second Hip Room
58.0 in

Wheelbase
106.7 in

Length, Overall
180.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.3 in

Height, Overall
68.1 in

Track Width, Front
62.2 in

Track Width, Rear
62.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.2 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
31.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4068 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
5-link

Front Tire Size
P245/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16

Spare Tire Size
P245/70R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.68

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
5

Basic Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Years
10

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V473000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 06, 2011

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
10,631

Summary
KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 SORENTO PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 15, 2006 THROUGH NOVEMBER 27, 2007. THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG MAY BE TURNED OFF WHEN AN ADULT IS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT. THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG IS DESIGNED TO BE TURNED OFF IN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES INCLUDING WHEN CHILDREN AND SMALL ADULTS ARE SEATED IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, THERE IS A CHILD RESTRAINT IN THAT SEAT OR THE SEAT IS NOT OCCUPIED. THE VEHICLE'S OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS), WHICH CLASSIFIES THE OCCUPANT IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, MAY MISCLASSIFY AN ADULT PASSENGER AS A CHILD OR CHILD SEAT AND IMPROPERLY TURN OFF THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG. WHEN THE AIR BAG IS DEACTIVATED THE "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF" LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE ON THE CENTER INSTRUMENT PANEL.

Consequence
THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG IS TURNED OFF WHEN THE OCS MISCLASSIFIES AN ADULT PASSENGER. WITH THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF, THE FRONT PASSENGER WILL NOT HAVE THE PROTECTION OF THE PASSENGER AIR BAGS IN SOME FRONTAL COLLISIONS, THUS INCREASING THE RISK OF OCCUPANT INJURY.

KIA WILL UPDATE THE PROGRAMMING IN THE SORENTO OCS CONTROL MODULE AT NO CHARGE. THE RECALL REMEDY IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE UNDER SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC076. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-333-4542.

KIA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS SC076A. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V114000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 01, 2013

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
623,658

Summary
Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and causing the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Consequence
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.3L DOHC MPFI 24-valve V6 engine

5-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sportmatic

Electronic stability control w/traction control

Rear wheel drive

Double wishbone front suspension

5-link rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P245/70R16 tires

Full-size spare tire & wheel

16" alloy wheels

Pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel pwr vented disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/EBD

Body-color bumpers

Auto-off projector headlamps

Black heated pwr mirrors

Privacy glass

Solar glass windshield

Variable intermittent front windshield wipers w/de-icer

Rear window intermittent wiper/washer

Rear liftgate

Cloth front bucket seats w/8-way manual driver seat, driver lumbar control

60/40 split flat-folding rear seat

Center console w/armrest & dual storage

Tilt steering wheel

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry w/panic alarm

Delphi AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: (10) speakers, separate amplifier

Air conditioning

Rear window defogger

Dual front/rear cup holders

Dual compartment locking glove box

Under seat storage bin

(4) 12V pwr outlets

Overhead sunglass storage

Slide-out sunvisors w/dual covered illuminated vanity mirrors

Lighting-inc: map, courtesy, cargo

Under rear cargo floor storage compartments

(4) floor-mounted cargo tie-down cargo net hooks

City 16/hwy 22 (3.3L engine/5-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/EBD

Dual advanced front airbags

Full-length side curtain airbags

Driver knee airbag

3-point seat belts at all positions-inc: front force limiters & pretensioners

Front active headrests

Rear child safety door locks

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Electronic stability control w/traction control

Energy-absorbing steering column

Side impact door beams

Fuel cut-off system

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA-SEE YOUR AREA DEALER FOR A COMPLETE LIST **
$0

 
FRONT/REAR CARPETED FLOORMATS
$85

 
CARGO TRAY
$90

 
ALL WEATHER FLOORMATS
$75

 
REMOTE START
$360

 
SIDE STEP BARS
$445

 
TOW HITCH
$340

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$29

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