Kia car owners love their cars—and for several good reasons. Let’s start with this: for five consecutive years (2015–2019), J.D. Power has recognized Kia as the highest-ranked mass-market brand in initial quality. Kia continues to win awards from J.D. Power for quality, dependability, and performance. Here are five more reasons:
Most automobile afficionados know that Hyundai and Kia are both South Korean car companies. They may also know that Hyundai is a part-owner of Kia, as a result of the latter’s 2007 bankruptcy. It should come as no surprise, then, that comparable models of each car maker share similar if not identical basic body structures. And while Kia does still operate independently and has a separate design workshop, marketing, and branding, both companies offer the same 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.