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Kia Sorento - The midsize SUV heralded for an impressive combination of luxury and ruggedness.

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The 2008 Kia Sorento.

The Kia Sorento is the midsize SUV that's been heralded for its impressive combination of luxury and ruggedness by the automotive press--so wherever you go you'll get the best of both worlds.

With its powerful V6 engine, outstanding towing capacity, stylish interior and premium sound system with MP3 player, the Sorento was made to conquer the road in total comfort.

Plus, Sorento has earned the five-star crash safety rating in all four categories from the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA)*** and the highest possible rating in rear impact evaluations from the International Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)**.

Stylish, rugged and roomy. It's easy to see why the Sorento is a great value and miles ahead of the competition. All this plus an unbeatable 10-year/100,000-mile warranty. So you can hit the road with peace of mind.

*** Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with side-impact air bags (SABs). ** IIHS bases their ratings of "Good," "Acceptable," "Marginal" or "Poor" on geometric measurements of head restraints and simulated crashes that, according to the IIHS, when combined assess how well people of different sizes would be protected in an average rear crash.


ENGINE LX 3.3L V6 EX 3.8L V6
Type 3.3-liter, 6-cylinder, aluminum block, aluminum 3.8-liter, 6-cylinder, aluminum block, aluminum heads
Valve gear DOHC, four valves/cylinder DOHC, four valves/cylinder
Displacement 3,342 cc 3,778cc
Compression ratio 10.4:1 10.4:1
Horsepower (SAE net) 242 hp @ 6,000 rpm 262 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 228 lb.-ft @ 4,500 rpm 260 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm
Transmission 5-speed automatic Sportmatic® shifting 5-speed automatic Sportmatic® shifting
4WD Electronic switch part-time w/low range Electronic switch part-time w/low range Torque-On-Demand®, automatic full time w/low range (EX LUX)

Wheelbase 106.7 in.
Track (front/rear) 62.2 in./62.2 in.
Length 180.7 in.
Width 73.3 in. (LX)
74.2 in. (EX)
Height 68.1 in. (LX)
71.3 in. (w/roof rail)
Ground clearance 8.2 in.
Approach angle 28.4 degrees
Departure angle 25.8 degrees
Headroom (front/rear) 39.7 in./39.5 in. (LX)
38.3 in./38.0 in. (EX w/sunroof)
Shoulder room (front/rear) 58.9 in./58.4 in.
Leg room (front/rear) 42.6 in./36.1 in.
Hip room (front/rear) 55.3 in./58.0 in.
Passenger (SAE) volume 137.5 cu. ft.
Cargo, rear seat up: 31.7 cu. ft.

CURB WEIGHT LX 3.3L V6 4X2 LX 3.3L V6 4X4 EX 3.8L V6 4X2 EX 3.8L V6 4X4
5-speed automatic 4,068-4,264 lbs. 4,274-4,469 lbs. 4,083-4,277 lbs. 4,290-4,462 lbs.

CAPACITIES LX 3.3L V6 4X2 LX 3.3L V6 4X4 EX 3.8L V6 4X2 EX 3.8L V6 4X4
Towing capacity 3,500 lbs. 3,500 lbs. 5,000 lbs. 5,000 lbs.
(see Owner's Manual)

Layout Front engine, rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive
Body type Ladder frame with nine crossmembers
Front suspension Double-wishbone, coil spring with shock absorber and stabilizer bar
Rear suspension 5-link, coil spring with damper and stabilizer bar
Steering Rack-and-pinion, power assisted

Type Dual-diagonal, split-circuit, power-assisted with EBD (4-wheel ABS)
Front 11.8 in. vented discs
Rear 12.4 in. vented discs

Tires P245/70R16, P245/65R17 (LX Sport only)

EPA FUEL LX 3.3L V6 4X2 LX 3.3L V6 4X4 EX 3.8L V6 4X2 EX 3.8L V6 4X4
(Estimated City/Highway MPG)
5-speed automatic 16/22 15/22 15/21 15/20
Fuel tank capacity (gallon) 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.1

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