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                       J.D. Power            KIA Ranks # 1

               2016 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS)

               

U.S. New-Vehicle Quality Makes Largest Improvement in 7 Years, J.D. Power Study Finds
Kia Ranks Highest among Nameplates, Ending 27-Year Reign for Premium Brands
DETROIT: 22 June 2016 — New-vehicle quality improves 6%, double the 3% rate of improvement in 2015 and the largest increase since 2009, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS), released today.
The study, now in its 30th year, examines problems experienced by vehicle owners during the first 90 days of ownership. Initial quality is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality.
Quality improves across all eight problem categories measured in the study, with 21 of the 33 brands included in the study improving their quality in 2016 and one remaining the same.
“Manufacturers are currently making some of the highest quality products we’ve ever seen,” said Renee Stephens, vice president of U.S. automotive quality at J.D. Power. “Tracking our data over the past several years, it has become clear that automakers are listening to the customer, identifying pain points and are focused on continuous improvement. Even as they add more content, including advanced technologies that have had a reputation for causing problems, overall quality continues to improve.”




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May 2016

The best city car of 2016 is the KIA Soul.

Base price range: $16,515-$21,915.

It fits in tight parking spaces, flits through tangled traffic.
Lots of glass and a slightly elevated driving position make it easy to see out
a critical city-car asset. The tall build and chair-like seating help four adults –
five in a pinch – travel comfortably upright.
The hatchback body and folding seats give you the cargo versatility to go coo-coo at Ikea.

Appealing as well is joie de vivre styling and features seldom available at these prices: leather upholstery, imbedded navigation, panoramic moonroof, heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, cooled front seats, keyless entry with pushbutton ignition, even xenon headlamps. No Soul is luxury-sedan quiet or family-car cushy. And Kia’s cagey about whether an all-wheel-drive version will eventually join today’s front-drive-only Souls. The Base model’s 130 horsepower feels barely adequate with either manual or automatic transmission. Plus and top-line Exclaim models do fine with 164 horses. They come with the automatic transmission and beat the Base’s fuel economy, rating 27 mpg city-highway combined, versus 26.

Lots of content for relatively little money is a hallmark of this South Korean automaker and for ’16, all Souls have alloy wheels. The Base model’s $500 Convenience Package gains touchscreen audio with satellite radio and a rearview camera. Exclaims gain leather upholstery as standard and a $4,400 Premium Package option with every available feature, including new-to-Soul lane-departure and forward-collision alerts. Available in states with zero-emissions mandates, the all-electric Soul EV can travel 93 miles between plug-in charges and starts at $34,775.




May 2016


The best car of 2016 for tall drivers is the KIA K900.

Base price range: $55,800-$61,200 (est).

Amid the tiny hatchbacks and midsize sedans and crossovers in Kia’s showrooms
you may be surprised to find this full-size luxury car.
Styled by Audi’s former head designer, it’s easy on the eyes, tastefully finished, and as large as a Lexus LS.
Open the door and you’ll experience a cabin of leather, wood, and aluminum accents, standard navigation,
multi-adjustable heated and cooled front seats, even available power-reclining rear backrests.

But the lankiest among us will focus on the front legroom, a full 45.9 inches of limb-stretching lavishness. No mainstream car provides more. Combined with a class-leading 40.2-inches of front headroom, the K900 is our tall-driver champ. A generously proportioned, deeply cushioned, memory-positioned 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat is standard; a 16-way is optional. The standard power tilt/telescoping steering wheel fine tunes things. It’s a testament to this car’s space management that, even with the driver’s seat powered all the way back, rear passengers still have plenty of foot space and knee clearance.

The K900 outsells the similarly sized but uglier, costlier Equus flagship from Kia’s corporate sibling, Hyundai. It’s a lot of car for the money in a category defined by sedans from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes that can touch six-figures. The Cadillac XTS represents similar value, though with slightly less space for very tall drivers. The K900 in fact has attributes once found in lots of big American cars: rear-wheel drive, a smooth, strong V-8 engine, and, for better and worse, a ride worthy of a cabin cruiser.



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Kelley Blue Book Best Buys of 2016: Midsize Car

By KBB.com Editors on November 12, 2015 17:45 PM

2016 Kia Optima




After years of winning fans with its sharp style, premium features and solid value, the 2016 Kia Optima has clawed its way to the top as this year's Midsize Car Best Buy.

Like an athlete training a lifetime for victory, the Kia Optima has long been gunning for benchmark status among midsize sedans. The latest Optima, all new for 2016 and now in its fourth generation, has finally earned its crown.

As with any star player, the Optima's success has come through constant improvement. Throughout its life this family sedan has persevered to be better, evolving from an also-ran when it debuted 15 years ago to what it is today: a refined, advanced, rewarding-to-drive midsize sedan with luxury looks at a mainstream price.

In keeping with our automotive-athlete analogy, let's just say the outgoing Optima was no couch potato. It boasted high style, ample power and surprising amenities such as a heated steering wheel, climate-controlled seats and power-folding side mirrors. The all-new 2016 Kia Optima is even more focused, besting not only the outgoing model but edging out rivals in one of the market's most competitive segments.

Power, Value and Technology

The 2016 Optima, made at Kia's U.S. factory in Georgia, is available in five trims and with a choice of three engines, two of which use turbo power to do more with less. As expected from Kia, all versions bring a terrific sense of value, from a base LX with family-friendly qualities like a stain-resistant cloth interior and a height-adjustable passenger seat, to the luxury-like SXL with Nappa leather trim, 245-horsepower turbo engine and 10-speaker, 630-watt Harman/Kardon audio system. Innovative tech features include a surround-view camera, automatic emergency braking system, blind-spot monitoring and compatibility with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It adds up to a midsize sedan that's easy to drive anywhere and one that feels -- and looks -- confident in any situation.

Roomy, Comfortable and Ergonomic

No matter which trim you choose, the Kia Optima has plenty of space for passengers and cargo. The cabin has grown compared to the outgoing model, and its generous trunk would do justice for a full-size sedan. It's not just the amount of space that impresses, but how it's laid out. Controls and switchgear are easy to see and use, whether you're tuning a station on the HD Radio with the twist of a dial or toggling drive settings between Normal, Sport and Eco with the touch of a button via the standard Drive Mode system. Look closely and you'll see (and feel) the details that make the Optima a star -- the ribbed texture of the steering-wheel-mounted controls and the available rear window shades are but two examples that impressed our evaluators.

A Warranty with Confidence

Rounding out the qualities that make the 2016 Optima a Best Buy winner is its exceptional warranty. As with all new Kia vehicles, the Optima comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty on the powertrain that covers major components such as the engine and transmission -- those major parts that every car owner dreads breaking.

It all makes the 2016 Kia Optima a Best Buy today and a savvy choice for the years ahead.

More 2016 Kia Optima

Build and price your own 2016 Kia Optima to unlock its Fair Purchase, Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more, or check out our full, in-depth review of Kia's latest midsize sedan. Still unsure if the Kia Optima is the midsize sedan for you? See our Midsize Sedan Buyer's Guide to find out how it compares with the 10 other major competitors in its segment.



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November 2015

Safety recall For 2014-2016 model year Soul and Soul EV vehicles
For more information about this recall please click the link below :
http://www.kia.com/us/en/content/owners/faqs/faq-005

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November 19, 2015

                                                              
2017 Kia Sportage
                                                    


Kia Motors America (KMA) presented the North American debut of the all-new 2017 Sportage CUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show yesterday to an audience of hundreds of national and international journalists and industry experts. The media response for Sportage was both positive and enthusiastic upon seeing our completely redesigned compact crossover up close and in person. Please take a few minutes to view our Sportage press conference in its entirety at the following link:

2015 Kia LA Auto Show Press Conference

As KMA’s longest standing nameplate, the completely redesigned fourth generation Sportage touts a stunning new design wrapped around a stiffer structure that allows for more interior room and cargo space than the outgoing model. Advanced driver assistance technologies, significant suspension and steering improvements, and available intelligent AWD vastly improve the Sportage’s driving dynamics while premium materials and attention to detail create a class-up experience. The all-new Sportage also benefits from improvements to NVH, a smoother ride and retuned engines for more responsiveness and greater fuel efficiency.

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November 16, 2015


A few weeks ago we shared the tremendous news of Kia’s rise to the sixth overall position in Consumer Reports’ 2015 Annual Auto Reliability Survey. Now, with January’s “New Cars” issue on newsstands, the complete reliability results have been revealed and there is even more proof that Kia is, without a doubt, an industry leader in quality, dependability and reliability.
Most notably, the 2016 Sorento is hailed as the “Most Reliable Midsize SUV,” and our most sophisticated and capable CUV ever is seen charging through the snow in a stunning full-page cover photo.
Not to be outdone, the Sportage took top honors in the Small SUV segment, and the Cadenza finished in the top three of the Large Car category.

In just one example, when Consumer Reports announced its initial reliability results last month, it noted Kia had placed ahead of Honda – a perennial leader in reliability – for the first time and by a significant margin.

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June 17, 2015 - 1:00 pm ET

KIA rises in J.D. Power quality; Japanese fall below average



Kia topped all other nonpremium brands in J.D. Power and Associates’ latest survey of new-vehicle quality for the first time ever, while Japanese brands fell below the industry average -- another first in the study’s 29-year history.

Each Kia vehicle improved this year as the Korean brand rose to second place in the overall rankings, behind Porsche. Kia had two nameplates, the Soul and Cadenza, in the top 10 — the first time the automaker has had vehicles in that elite group. While brands that launch new vehicles tend to take hits in the rankings, Kia avoided such a fate with the redesigned Sedona minivan.

Kia also performed well in the technology category, which continues to confound much of the industry.

“One of the biggest areas they improved was the audio, communication, entertainment and [navigation], which everyone is struggling with. They’re getting it right,” said Renee Stephens, Power’s vice president of U.S. automotive quality, in an interview. 

Top five

Porsche (80) topped the quality rankings for the third year in a row. Kia (86) leaped into second place after its 20-point improvement; Jaguar (93) fell back a spot to third; Hyundai (95) remained in fourth place; and Infiniti (97) moved into fifth place after its 31-point improvement.


2015 nameplate IQS ranking

Problems per 100 vehicles
Porsche 80
Kia 86
Jaguar 93
Hyundai 95
Infiniti 97
BMW 99
Chevrolet 101
Lincoln 103
Lexus 104
Toyota 104
Buick 105
Ford 107
Ram 110
Honda 111
Mercedes-Benz 111
Industry Average 112
Audi 115
GMC 115
Dodge 116
Volvo 120
Nissan 121
Cadillac 122
Mini 122
Mazda 123
Volkswagen 123
Scion 124
Acura 126
Mitsubishi 126
Land Rover 134
Jeep 141
Subaru 142
Chrysler 143
Smart 154
Fiat 161

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January 6, 2015

The Big Test: Minivans - Chrysler, Honda, Kia, Nissan, and Toyota

Family Vacation: America's Best-Selling Minivans Duke It Out for Our Big Test Crown

    

Driving the Sedona is actually a lot of fun.

Toyota fares better than its Chrysler and Nissan rivals. Yes, its black hole of an interior and a rock-hard suspension are less than ideal, but the Sienna really punches above its weight in the numbers with the lowest cost of ownership of the bunch and impressive fuel economy and safety scores. There was little doubt in our minds on the finishing order for the bottom three contenders, but judges went back and forth between this Big Test's top two finishers for weeks-so little differentiates the two. Although both minivans are clearly complete packages above and beyond the rest, ultimately the Odyssey earns the silver medal. We love the Honda's versatility, roominess, and features, but we aren't completely sold on its fuel-economy merits given its Real MPG numbers. Nor can we justify giving its lackluster cabin materials a pass considering its sticker price. And that leaves us with the new kid on the block. The Kia Sedona might not sport segment-leading fuel economy or cargo volume, but it is hands-down the most stylish, comfortable, and best-driving minivan on the road. The Sedona is a value-rich vehicle that its owners are sure to enjoy, whether they're schlepping to work or down the coast for another fun-filled family vacation.

5th Place: Chrysler Town & Country

The long-in-the-tooth Chrysler is tops in sales but last in our Big Test. Still, the T&C is a great value and shows promise for the future.

4th Place: Nissan Quest

A comfortable cabin isn't enough to overcome the Quest's lackluster crash-test scores or driving dynamics.

3rd Place: Toyota Sienna

It doesn't blow our socks off subjectively, but it's tough to argue with the Sienna's stellar efficiency and performance.

2nd Place: Honda Odyssey

A long-time MT favorite is still a segment standout and excellent hauler, but it's not our Big Test winner.

1st Place: Kia Sedona

A van with this much style, substance, and safety might be all it takes to make the minivan cool again.

Read more: The Big Test

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