Highest ranking nameplate for the second straight year.


Kia proudly achieves the #1 spot in J.D. Power's 2017 Initial Quality Study1, making it the second year in a row that the brand ranks highest in the entire industry. And given Kia's commitment to constant growth, its improved score reveals that Kia's new-vehicle quality is at its best yet.

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Kia Awards

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A Most Awarded Brand for 2017 by Kelley Blue Book

Some automotive brands stand out from the crowd. Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com recognizes them with its "10 Most Awarded Brands of 2017."2 Kia earns a spot on the list, receiving Kelley Blue Book KBB.com awards and accolades across many vehicles for excellence in areas like reliability, value, innovation, comfort, and capability. They're "smart buys for households of all sizes."

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We don't want to brag... but we've won quite a few...

Cadenza Awards Forte Awards
Niro Awards Sorrento Awards Soul Awards

1. All information provided by J.D. Power is proprietary information owned by J.D. Power and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws and conventions. Reproduction of this information, in whole or in part, by any means is prohibited without the express written consent of J.D. power, other than printing copies of the J.D. Power content by site visitors for their personal use. J.D. Power® is a registered trademark of J.D. Power. 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.
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