An Exceptional Five Out of Five: J.D. Power and Kia’s Vehicles

By Product Expert | Posted in Awards, General Information, Kia Forte, Kia Sorento, Kia Soul, Kia Sportage on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 10:09 pm
2016 Kia Forte Soul Sportage Sorento IQS results Friendly Kia

2016 Kia Sportage Soul Sorento Forte J.D. Power IQS Results

Have you ever played “paper, rock, scissors” and made it a best-of-five series, like you were participating in a playoff round of hand gestures?

If you’re like us at Friendly Kia, you’ve done so, and gladly.  And we have four vehicles on our lot that ranked five-out-five in the 2016 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, dazzling new vehicle shoppers in the process.  We’re going to visit with the 2016 Kia Forte, 2016 Kia Soul, 2016 Kia Sorento and 2016 Kia Sportage and review their J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) results.

More on the 2016 Soul, 2016 Sportage

TMI? No, TQI – Where Kia Tied for First

The “411” on the Initial Quality Study

The J.D. Power IQS is a big deal, because it gauges how car shoppers like yourself are satisfied with the quality of vehicles in the first 90 days of vehicle ownership or leasing, and Kia models did very well in this year’s study.

2016 Kia Soul 2016 Kia Sportage J.D. Power IQS results Tampa FL

2016 Kia Forte, Sorento, Soul and Sportage – How They Help Us Scale the Summit

  • 2016 Kia Soul: “Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality” by J.D. Power

  • 2016 Kia Sportage: “Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality” by J.D. Power

  • 2016 Kia Forte and Sorento: Five out of five in 2016 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

Since all four of these Kia models got a superior five-out-of-five, we know they are quality, but what else can they do?  Read on.

Model Type MPG (city, highway) Other Features
2016 Kia Forte Compact 26, 39 173 HP in top-line trims
2016 Kia Sorento Midsize SUV 21, 29 73 cubic feet cargo room
2016 Kia Soul Compact MPV 24, 31 Distinctive design, color choices
2016 Kia Sportage Small SUV 21, 28 Tows up to 2,000 pounds

More on the 2016 Kia Soul

More on the Kia Sportage


*Disclaimer: The Kia Soul received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among compact MPVs in the J.D. Power 2015-2016 Initial Quality Study. 2016 study based on 80,157 total responses, evaluating 245 models, and measures the opinions of new 2016 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2016. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com

*Disclaimer: The Kia Sportage received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among small SUVs in the J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Study, based on 80,157 total responses, evaluating 245 models, and measures the opinions of new 2016 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2016. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com


Friendly Kia Provides Great Vehicles at Great Prices

Not only are the Soul, Sportage, Sorento and Forte models quality vehicles, we have the award-winning sedan the Kia Optima and the fun 2016 Kia Rio subcompact, among others, at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, Florida.  We also serve the greater Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill.  Please contact us at 877-544-6706, visit us on the lot, or come back here and visit the official Friendly Kia blog for more about Kia news or local events.

If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com’s Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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