Kia JD Power Initial Quality Study Award

Kia JD Power Award


When it comes to quality, Kia has it down. That’s because Kia is the first-ranked brand in the 2016 JD Power Initial Quality Study.

This honor isn’t easily earned. It’s the first time in 27 years that a non-premium brand has earned this sort of achievement from J.D. Power. Kia outperformed luxury brands like Porsche to take home this title.

The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study evaluates vehicles for different flaws to analyze how reliable they will be. This study helps automakers advertise their vehicles. The study itself it based on the opinion of 8,000 car owners. Each study is conducted on the 2016 model-year vehicles after 90 days of ownership. The owners then report any problems they have.

Kia is showing that it deserves a spot at the top even above all of those luxury cars. It received the lowest score of 83 PP100, which means 83 problems over 100 vehicles. Other luxury cars that consumers love like Cadillac and Jaguar had scores like 112 and 127, respectively.

So if you want reliability, value, and strength, Kia has it all! Check out the newest Kia models at Carriage Kia and find your next dream car.