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J.D. Power Awards Kia With Top Dependability Brand Award

Is Kia a Dependable Car Brand? 

The results are in and it’s just as we expected: Kia owners reported the fewest problems in their new vehicles after owning their vehicles for three years. In this year’s J.D. Power Brand Dependability study, the Kia brand leaped over six spots to take home the top position among mass-market brands. Not only did the Kia brand take home the top spot overall, but the Kia Sorento, Sportage, and Optima also ranked number one in each of their respective segments.  

So, to answer the question of “Is Kia a dependable car brand?” the answer is a clear and simple “yes”. See what helped the Kia brand rank number one among mass-market brands in the 2021 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study below.  

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Kia Earns Four Top Dependability Rankings 

Gray 2018 Kia Sportage

Kia continues its streak of being one of the most dependable vehicle brands on the market and has just earned four top spots in this year’s J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study. J.D. Power measures the number of problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) during its rankings, surveying the problems original owners of three-year-old vehicles have had over the past 12 months. 

Not only did Kia rank number one for mass-market dependability, but it has shown considerable improvement over last year’s rankings. Kia had a reduction of 35 PP100 from its 2020 scores and took the top spot in this year’s rankings.  

In addition to the brand’s overall number one ranking, Kia took home top spots in the following J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study categories: 

  • Midsize Car: Kia Optima 
  • Small SUV: Kia Sportage 
  • Midsize SUV: Kia Sorento 

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Kia Brand Offers Dependability for Tampa Bay Drivers 

Shop for a vehicle you can depend on here at Friendly Kia in Tampa Bay. Come visit our showroom to check out all of our in-stock Kia models. If you have any questions about available Kia models or our offers, contact a member of our team at 877-544-6706.