Kia owners report least number of problems in first 90 days of ownership
South Korean automaker Kia has topped a J.D. Power 2016 car quality survey ranking.
It’s the first time in the 27 years of the study that a non-premium brand has topped the list. The automaker was ranked second last year.
Kia customers surveyed reported an initial quality score of 83 PP100.
The study records 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). Lower scores reflect higher quality in the survey.
Porsche was a close second with 84 PP100. Fiat and smart brought up the rear with new car owners reporting 174 and 216 PP100 respectively.
Here’s the full breakdown of the results via J.D. Power: