Kia Named the Top Car Brand in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

A closeup of the Kia logo on the 2017 Kia Cadenza featured in a blog about Kia reviews

Each year, the J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines the first 90 days of ownership and the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100).

And for the second year in a row, Kia earned higher ratings from this study than any other auto manufacturer.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the Kia reviews that led it to be named the first non-luxury brand to lead the automotive industry in initial quality.

5 Chart-Topping Kia Car Reviews and Rankings

2017 Compact Car IQS Ranking

Thanks to its well-designed exterior, features, and innovative controls and displays, Kia Forte has received its first-ever IQS award and a score of 75 PP100.

2017 Small SUV IQS Ranking

The Kia Niro was one of three all-new or redesigned models to receive a 2017 segment award. Its score of 76 PP100 allowed it to outperform the small SUV segment average of 106 PP100 by 30 PP100.

2017 Compact MPV IQS Rating

For the third year in a row, the Kia Soul receives a segment award with a score of 68 PP100. This multi-purpose vehicle has improved its score from last year by 4 PP100 and ranked highest in the compact MPV segment.

2017 Large Car IQS Ranking

Redesigned for 2017, the Kia Cadenza leads all models in the large car segment because of its strong design. It earned a score of 51 PP100 and outperforms the large car segment average of 91 PP100.

2017 Midsize SUV IQS Ranking

With a score of 65 PP100, the Kia Sorento outperforms the midsize SUV average of 95 PP100 in all problem categories. It has the fewest number of problems within the segment in all four major problem types including squeaks/rattles/abnormal noises, difficult to use, broken/not working, and worn/damaged.

Contact Union County Kia Today

For more information on any of the high-quality Kia models that were named in the IQS, contact Union County Kia today or explore our online inventory. If a specific vehicle peaks your interest, we’d be happy to arrange a test drive.

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