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How Reliable Are Kia Vehicles?

Kia Reliability & Maintenance Costs 

There’s a lot of reasons why drivers love Kia vehicles. One of the big ones is longevity. Did you know that Kia vehicles consistently rank among the top of the market for overall reliability? Here we take a look at the reliability and maintenance cost perks that buyers enjoy when they purchase a new Kia vehicle with the Friendly Kia team in New Port Richey, FL , this year.  

How do Kia vehicles rank in reliability? 

Kia was ranked number one in dependability among mass-market automotive brands in the 2020 U.S. Initial Quality Study by J.D. Power, continuing the brand’s streak of proven reliability. The achievement marks the sixth consecutive year that Kia ranked first in the market. The study revealed a trend of segment-leading entries across the brands repertoire, including the Kia Forte compact sedan, Kia Sedona minivan, Kia Sorento midsize SUV, and Kia Soul small SUV. 

“Returning to number one in the industry and the top of J.D. Power’s U.S. Initial Quality Study among all mass-market brands for the sixth consecutive year is an enormous honor and a reminder to keep striving to be the best we can be,” said Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia Motors North America & Kia Motors America. “With 4 segment winners – and 4 additional models ranking among the top three in their respective segments – Kia’s ‘Give It Everything’ brand philosophy continues to bear fruit in the extremely competitive automotive market.” 

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Average Kia Maintenance Costs 

According to RepairPal, the average annual repair cost for a Kia is $474. That’s well below the industry average of $652 per year. Here are a few of the least expensive Kia models to maintain: 

2021 Kia Rio 5Door Profile
Kia Model  Avg. Annual Repair Cost 
Kia Rio $434 
Kia Soul $437 
Kia Forte $451 
Kia Sportage $462 

You can find a full list of Kia models and their average annual repair costs when you check out the complete Kia Repair & Maintenance Costs guide from RepairPal.  

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Kia 10-Year/100,000-Mile Warranty  

Kia’s outstanding commitment to long-term reliability is backed by an industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile warranty offered on all new Kia models sold in the U.S. The warranty program serves as a testament to the brand’s ability to create long-lasting vehicles by providing owners with an extensive range of coverage that includes:  

  • 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty  
  • 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty  
  • 5-year/100,000-mile limited anti-perforation warranty  
  • 5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance plan  

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