J.D. Power Awards


There is even more reason to love Kia in 2017!

For its second consecutive year J.D Power has award Kia the highest ranked brand in Initial Quality Study. In 2017 the Cadenza, Forte, Niro, Sorento, and Soul received "Highest Ranked Large Car, Compact Car, Small SUV, Midsize SUV, and Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality". This is the highest number of Initial Quality awards than any other brand!

What are the J.D Power Awards?

Founded in 1968 by James David Power III and his wife, the company has grown to become the powerhouse of automotive marketing research firms. Globally recognized as a leader in producing automotive marketing results, based on surveys by direct consumers, J.D Power awards are known to be major selling points for vehicle customers.

In the 2017 Initial Quality Study, Kia's awarded models received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles based on opinions of vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership.

This means that current owners of Kia vehicles ranked Kia as having the least amount of problems within 90 days, resulting in Kia having received more J.D Power Initial Quality awards than any other brand in 2017.

Owners clearly love their Kia's!

What Kia models have J.D Power Awards?


Kia Cadenza

The Kia Cadenza is a stylish, full sized sedan perfect for a family of five or the Business Executive that is also a "Top Safety Pick" from the IIHS. The Cadenza is one of the few large cars that offers numerous standard features that many other brands only have available at higher trim levels. This car was awarded "Highest Ranked Large Car in Initial Quality" from J.D Power.

Disclaimer: The Kia Cadenza received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles relecting higher quality among large cars in the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.

 

Kia Soul

The iconic, eye-catching Kia Soul is one of the most uniquely designed compact cars on the market today. The Soul was awarded "Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality, 3 years in a Row." This vehicle is a well-rounded, all-purpose car for any driver who needs a spacious car and wants performance without sacrificing quality.

Disclaimer: The Kia Soul received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among compact multi-purpose vehicles in the J.D. Power 2015-2017 U.S. Initial Quality Studies. 2017 study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.

 


Kia Forte  

The Kia Forte is a compact car with a standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 145 horsepower, which is a lot of power overall for such a small car. Although meant to be small for easy maneuverability, the Forte is a comfortable and has been recognized as the "Highest Ranked Compact Car in Initial Quality."


Disclaimer: The Kia Forte received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among compact cars in the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.

  

Kia Niro 

Not only has the Kia Niro been awarded the "Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality" but it also holds the Guinness World Record for lowest fuel consumption, for driving from California to New York for a record breaking 79.9 miles per gallon. The Niro Hybrid has a 1.6 liter GDI engine and a 6-Speed dual clutch transmission (DCT), instead of a continuous variable transmission that is standard to most hybrids that produces nearly 50 mpg.

Disclaimer: The Kia Niro received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among small SUVs in the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars. 

Kia Sorento

The 2017 Kia Sorento has been named the "Highest Ranked Midsize SUV  in Initial Quality, 2 out of 3 Years in a Row" by J.D Power. Like the Soul, the Sorento is one of the Kia vehicles that continue to perform well in the Initial Quality category because of its reliable, well-built design. Key features of the Sorento include numerous enhanced safety technology, Infinity surround sound, and a sleek design that delivers superior fuel economy for all adventures.


Disclaimer: The Kia Sorento received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among midsize SUVs in the J.D. Power 2015 and 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Studies. 2017 study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.

 



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