J.D. Power's 2017 Initial Quality Study puts Kia on top once again, and with more awards than any other nameplate. The iconic U.S. study examines the problems new-vehicle owners face within their first 90 days of ownership. And this year's study reveals that new-vehicle quality is at its highest ever. Making Kia's #1 brand ranking, for the second straight year, that much sweeter.
For the second year in a row, Kia ranks highest among all automotive industry nameplates in the J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study SM (IQS) . Last year, in the 2016 IQS , Kia became the first non-luxury brand in 27 years to lead the industry in initial quality, following a strong performance in the 2015 IQS , in which the brand ranked second overall. In addition to its industry-leading performance in the 2017 IQS , Kia produces five award-recognized models: the 2017 Soul in the Compact MPV segment (third consecutive year); 2017 Sorento in the Midsize SUV segment (second award in three years); 2017 Kia Forte in the Compact Car segment; 2017 Kia Cadenza in the Large Car segment; and the all-new 2017 Kia Niro in the Small SUV segment.
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The Kia Cadenza, Kia Forte, Kia Niro, Kia Sorento, and Kia Soul received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality in their respective segments in the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality (IQS) Study, based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.