In contrast to last year's "bare bones" model, the 2008 Kia Sorento offers some great value in terms of features, but many cutting-edge features are unavailable.
ConsumerGuide reports standard features for the base Sorento include "air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, cloth upholstery, front bucket seats w/lumbar adjustment, center console, split folding rear seat, heated power mirrors, power windows, power door locks, AM/FM/CD/MP3 player, tachometer, variable-intermittent wipers w/deicer, illuminated visor mirrors, rear defogger, [and] intermittent rear wiper/washer."
According to Kelley Blue Book, notable standard features at the LX trim level of the Kia Sorento include "four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)...illuminated entry, remote keyless entry, auto-off headlamps, electronic stability and traction control, dual heated power mirrors, power windows, power locks...fuel tank skid plate, cruise control...[and] four 12-volt outlets."
As with most cars reviewed by TheCarConnection.com, the more you are willing to pay for your 2008 Kia Sorento, the more features are available. Kelley Blue Book reports that optional equipment on the Sorento Kia "include Torque-On-Demand full-time four-wheel drive, fog lights, remote start and a rear spoiler" and that a la carte "options and accessories include a power moonroof (EX), trailer hitch and side step bars." Edmunds reports that most optional features are bundled into two packages: "The LX Sport package adds 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, side step bars, the leather-wrapped wheel and shift knob and specialized black cloth trim," with black leather seating as an additional upgrade. They further report that the Kia Sorento's "EX Luxury package adds special wheels, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seating, heated front seats and a six-disc CD changer."
Kia does not offer Bluetooth or a navigation system on the Sorento.