HIGHEST RANKING NAMEPLATE FOR THE SECOND YEAR STRAIGHT.
“Highest Ranked Large Car, Compact Car, Small SUV, Midsize SUV, and Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality”
Kia proudly achieves the #1 spot in J.D. Power's 2017 Initial Quality Study, making it the second year in a row that the brand ranks highest in the entire industry. And given Kia's commitment to constant growth, its improved score reveals that Kia's new-vehicle quality is at its best yet.
J.D. Power’s 2017 Initial Quality Study puts Kia on top once again, and with more awards than any other nameplate. The iconic U.S. study examines the problems new-vehicle owners face within their first 90 days of ownership. And this year’s study reveals that new-vehicle quality is at its highest ever. Making Kia’s #1 brand ranking, for the second straight year, that much sweeter.
A Most Awarded Brand for 2017 by Kelley Blue
BookSome automotive brands stand out from the crowd. Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com recognizes them with its "10 Most Awarded Brands of 2017." Kia earns a spot on the list, receiving Kelley Blue Book KBB.com awards and accolades across many vehicles for excellence in areas like reliability, value, innovation, comfort, and capability. They're "smart buys for households of all sizes." From mainstream models like the Sportage, Sedona and Optima to the genre-bending Soul and Niro, Kia produces practical and capable vehicles that also have their own unique spins. Protected by one of the best warranties in the business and jam-packed with value, Kias are smart buys for households of all sizes.
J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study SM(IQS).
- Driving Experience
- Features/Controls/Displays (FCD)
- Audio/Communication/ Entertainment/ Navigation (ACEN)
- Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
- Interior Engine/Transmission
Individual Kia Model Awards:
2017 CADENZA: “HIGHEST RANKED LARGE CAR IN INITIAL QUALITY”
2017 FORTE: “HIGHEST RANKED COMPACT CAR IN INITIAL QUALITY”
2017 NIRO: “HIGHEST RANKED SMALL SUV IN INITIAL QUALITY”
2017 SORENTO: “HIGHEST RANKED MIDSIZE SUV IN INITIAL QUALITY”
2017 SOUL: “HIGHEST RANKED COMPACT MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLE IN INITIAL QUALITY”