2017 Kia Cadenza Forte Niro Sorento Soul J.D. Power Initial Quality Study Results
When you think of the most authoritative voices about cars, what group or publication comes to mind? J.D. Power should come in at or near the top of the list, as the research company annually compiles the findings of new vehicle owners and lessees and sees which vehicles are reported to have the fewest problems. For 2017, the survey pool was about 80,000 new vehicle owners and their responses about the number of issues within the first 90 days of 2017 model year cars comprised the latest annual J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (aka IQS).
We have some great news for you: For the second year in a row, Kia vehicles ranked with the fewest issues in the first 90 days among all mainstream auto brands. And while last year two Kia models led their segment, the 2016 Soul and 2016 Sportage, this year, five Kia models led their segment, including the 2017 Forte compact and 2017 Niro hybrid crossover. Read on to see all of the Kia models that were highest-ranked in the IQS, after the break!
Highest-Ranked Kia Vehicles in the 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study
Not only did five Kia models rank highest in their category, but all seven of the Kia models that qualified for the annual J.D. Power study were either first or second in their vehicle segment.
2017 Kia Cadenza: “Highest Ranked Large Car in Initial Quality” by J.D. Power
- Redesigned for 2017 with an audacious ad campaign, improved MPG.
- Highest-ranked vehicle overall in the 2017 IQS.
2017 Kia Forte: “Highest Ranked Compact Car in Initial Quality” by J.D. Power
- Redesigned for 2017, with new S trim level, up to 164 HP.
2017 Kia Niro: “Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality” by J.D. Power
- 2017 was the debut for this hybrid crossover with 50 base MPG.
2017 Kia Sorento: “Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in Initial Quality” by J.D. Power
- Rock-solid SUV which is a standout of the Kia line; tows up to 5,000 lbs.; room for seven passengers.
2017 Kia Soul: “Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality” by J.D. Power
- Third consecutive year as highest-ranking in the category; Kia’s fun and unique vehicle has colors galore and a new engine option for the top Exclaim (!) trim with 201 HP.
We Have Stylish, Reliable and Affordable Vehicles at Friendly Kia
We carry all of these category leaders in the J.D. Power IQS at Friendly Kia, a new Kia and used vehicle dealership which is located at 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 local events.
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