J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Results: Kia Models
At Friendly Kia we've always prided ourselves with providing youthful, stylish vehicles at an affordable price, and Kia is most definitely on the rise, with these two honors from the 2016 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS):
- 2016 Kia Soul: "Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power
- 2016 Kia Sportage: "Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power
How do we do it? We have cars that are as reliable and durable as they are fun and tech-savvy. Continue reading and you'll find a closer look at these two models that performed so well in the 2016 J.D. Power IQS.
Please Note: While the 2016 Kia Sportage was highest ranked in the 2016 IQS, the redesigned and improved 2017 Kia Sportage is already wowing car shoppers and widely available on lots, so we'll include specs from that model here.
|2016 Kia Forte||2016 Kia Sorento||2016 Kia Soul||2017 Kia Sportage|
|$14,515 w/Friendly Kia VIP Price||$20,325 w/Friendly Kia VIP Price||$11,670 w/Friendly Kia VIP Price||$19,015 w/Friendly Kia VIP Price|
|5-out-of-5 in 2016 J.D. Power IQS||5-out-of-5 in 2016 J.D. Power IQS||"Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power||2016 models: "Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power|
|Compact w/26 mpg city, 39 mpg highway||Midsize SUV w/21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway||MPV w/24 mpg city, 31 mpg highway||Small SUV w/23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway|
|173 HP in EX trim||290 HP in V6 engine trims||61.3 cubic feet for cargo||60.1 cubic feet for cargo|
2016 Kia Soul
The Kia Soul needs no introduction, as the "hamster box" adds its J.D. Power IQS achievement to its list of accomplishments for 2016, which includes 31 mpg highway and available Nappa Leather.
2017 Kia Sportage
The 2016 Sportage's "Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power is no mean feat, considering how crowded the field was. Take a 2017 model for a spin and enjoy the fuel economy and smooth handling.
Find a Stylish, Reliable Kia in the Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg Area
2016 Kia Soul
- Versatile utility vehicle with 24 mpg city, 31 mpg highway
- 61.3 cubic feet of cargo room
- Stylish design, cool color (Alien2, Inferno Red, Fathom Blue) choices
- Awards include: 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick, 2016 Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year
- Small SUV with about 10% more room for cargo than in 2016 models with 60.1 cubic feet
- Improved fuel economy from 2016 with 10% uptick to 23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway
- Redesigned exterior with bold light placement and front fascia
- Awards include: 2016 Red Dot Design award, 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick
Other top models that we have on the Friendly Kia lot include the 2016 Kia Rio, which was third-highest ranked in its class in the 2016 IQS; the 2016 Kia Optima, a sedan with power and style and a KBB.com 2016 Best Buy award-winner; and the 2016 Kia Sedona, a minivan that made Autotrader.com's "Must Test Drive for 2016" list.
Award-winning cars, crossovers and minivans: Friendly Kia has them all, as we're located at 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.
*Disclaimer: The Kia Soul received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among compact MPVs in the J.D. Power 2015-2016 Initial Quality Study. 2016 study based on 80,157 total responses, evaluating 245 models, and measures the opinions of new 2016 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2016. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com
*Disclaimer: The Kia Sportage received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among small SUVs in the J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Study, based on 80,157 total responses, evaluating 245 models, and measures the opinions of new 2016 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2016. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com