2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study Results for Kia Models

If you've ever watched "Pawn Stars" on TV, you may have heard one of the elder Harrisons bemoan the shoddy workmanship of some items that people bring into their pawn shop, as they say the items made decades ago were of a higher quality. In the automotive world, however, quality is very much a current concern and it is achieved in several ways: Style, performance, features, and the all-important reliability factor.

Research company J.D. Power has an annual survey of new vehicle owners and lessees called the Initial Quality Study (IQS), which for 2017 compiled surveys filled out by 77,415 new vehicle drivers and recorded how many problems were reported occurring in their vehicles within the first 90 days of ownership. The models with the fewest problems in their category are highest-ranked in the J.D. Power IQS, and five Kia models were highest-ranked this year! Read on to see which ones achieved this result!

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2017 Kia Cadenza New Port Richey FL

2017 Kia Cadenza

Kia's large sedan was "Highest Ranked Large Car in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power, and the 2017 IQS' highest-ranked vehicle overall.

 

2017 Kia Forte New Port Richey FL

2017 Kia Forte

Redesigned for 2017, and armed with new safety features, the Forte was "Highest Ranked Compact Car in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power.

 

2017 Kia Niro New Port Richey FL

2017 Kia Niro

This eco-friendly hybrid with nice fuel savings (50 base combined MPG) was "Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power.

 

2017 Kia Sorento New Port Richey FL

2017 Kia Sorento

The SUV with room for 73 cubic feet of cargo and off-road abilities was "Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power.

 

2017 Kia Soul New Port Richey FL

2017 Kia Soul

For the third year in a row, the Kia Soul was named "Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power.

 

2017 Kia Sorento and Optima Tampa FL

2017 Sportage & Optima

Kia's redesigned small SUV, the 2017 Sportage, and the sporty 2017 Kia Optima (Midsize Car) were both second in their category in the IQS.

 

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Find Quality Vehicles on the Friendly Kia Lot in New Port Richey FL

We typically have all of the top Kia finishers in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study on the lot, and for a savings of at least $2,000 off MSRP, at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive today.

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2017 Kia Niro
2017 Kia Forte
2017 Kia Sorento
2017 Kia Soul

2017 Kia Optima New Port Richey FL
2017 Kia Sportage New Port Richey FL