J.D. Power Awards
Did you know that Kia vehicles have received numerous awards from J.D. Power and Associates, the renowned American-based product quality and consumer satisfaction company? It's certainly something we're proud of here at Applewood Kia Surrey, and it's something you can be proud of too as a new Kia vehicle owner! The 2016 Kia Soul and 2016 Kia Sportage are the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study award winners, and here's what J.D. Power has said about them:
The 2016 Kia Soul
You'll be pleased to hear that the new Soul has received the award for the "Highest-Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality in the U.S., Two Years in a Row." This award is for vehicles in the compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle category which had the fewest issues (exterior, features/controls/displays, audio/communication/entertainment/navigation, heating/ventilation/air conditioning). The J.D. Power 2015 and 2016 U.S. Initial Quality Studies evaluated a total of 245 models and the reviews of new 2016 vehicle owners with 90 days of vehicle ownership. Applewood Kia Langley is proud to bring you the acclaimed 2016 Kia Soul!
The 2016 Kia Sportage
The other Kia reipient of a J.D. Power award is the 2016 Kia Sportage CUV, another wonderful family and crossover utility vehicle. The 2016 Kia Sportage was named the "Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality in the U.S." This particular award goes to the small SUV with the fewest problems encountered in the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Initial Quality Study of over 245 models and the reviews of new 2016 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership.
We're also excited to tell you that this award also applies to the 2017 Kia Sportage! You can find both the 2016 and 2017 models, as well as the 2016 Kia Soul, in our New Vehicles Inventory!
For J.D. Power award information, go to jdpower.com.
Even More Praise...
In 2015, Kia acheived its best-ever performance in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, and this year, it's beaten that achievement. Additionally, the Kia Rio subcompact, Kia Forte compact sedan, and Kia Sorento SUV also ranked highly in their respective categories--in the top 3, in fact! Kia's manufacturing facility in West Point, Georgia produces the Sorento and the Optima, and has been hailed as having one of the highest rankings out of all manufacturing plants in North and South America! On top of that, Kia's plant in Kwangju, South Korea, where the Soul is produced, has one of the highest rankings of the plants in the Asia Pacific Region!
Kia has quickly become an industry leader in design and quality, and the company owes its success to its thousands of employees accross the globe, including those there at Applewood Kia Surrey! These J.D. Power rankings are a testament to this and to our focus on elevating the Kia ownership experience.