Kia Grabs Two Top Spots in J.D. Power Study

June 27th, 2016 by

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2016 Kia Soul and Sportage J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

“I have the power!” is the catchphrase of popular 1980s toy hero He-Man. Well, all of us with Kia have the power – er, J.D. Power – on our side, now that the industry expert has surveyed 80,000 new car owners / lessees and seen which cars perform the best over the first 90 days. When it was all said and done, the 2016 Kia Soul and 2016 Sportage were the highest-ranked in their classes in the 2016 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS). Read on to see how Kia’s other vehicles ranked, and why the 2016 Sportage and 2016 Soul are such epic vehicles.

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Kia’s Highest-Ranked Vehicles in 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

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Kia Model Rankings in 2016 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS)

Here’s how J.D. Power got the results of the study: 80,000 new car owners and lessees rated how many quality-related issues their vehicles had in the first 90 days of ownership, and the vehicles with the fewest problems got the highest scores in the IQS. The best vehicles get a 5 out of 5 score, with the worst a 1 out of 5. How Kia’s lineup did:

Model J.D. Power IQS Score Notes
2016 Kia Forte 5/5 Compact car with plenty of power
2016 Kia Optima 3/5 Midsize sedan
2016 Kia Rio 4/5 Third-best score in Small Car category
2016 Kia Sorento 5/5 Midsize SUV with versatility, features
2016 Kia Soul 5/5 Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle
2016 Kia Sportage 5/5 Highest Ranked Small SUV



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