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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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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