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Which Five Kia Models Rank the Best in the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Initial Quality Study?

Kia Vehicles Earn Top Spots in a 2021 Quality Study by J.D. Power 

Which five Kia models rank the best in the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Initial Quality Study? Five Kia vehicles earn top spots in a 2021 quality study by J.D. Power. You can learn more about these five models below or here at Friendly Kia, your local dealership in New Port Richey, FL. 


What is the J.D. IQS? 

The J.D. IQS (Initial Quality Study) is a yearly report that finds the top vehicles in a variety of segments. Top vehicles are chosen based on having the fewest quality issues during the first 90 days of ownership. The study is done by analyzing responses from many drivers and by evaluating the vehicles based on the owners’ reports. 

Which five Kia models earned first place spots in 2021? 

2022 Kia Telluride Gray Premium Nappa Leather Seat Trim

This year, five Kia models earned top spots in the J.D. quality study. Each vehicle won in a specific category, noted in parenthesis. Several models have won for more than one year in a row. 

Which vehicle brand had the most quality vehicles? 

With five wins this year, Kia holds the spot for having the most number-one ranked vehicles of any automaker. With 110,827 respondents this year governing the decision, this study lets us know that many people are satisfied with their new Kia vehicles. We’re happy to see it. 

Interior view of 2020 Kia Sedona

“Topping more segments than any other brand in the industry is a testament to the design and engineering of Kia products as world-class vehicles,”

-Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia North America and Kia America