All of us at KIA of Lincoln are thrilled with Kia’s blend of performance, practicality, and comfort, and we’re happy to report that we’re not the only ones. In the recently released 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality, Kia occupied the top ranking among non-premium brands — something that shouldn’t come as a surprise to drivers around Lincoln and Omaha who have driven one of these exceptional vehicles.

Where Kia Stands

Kia occupied the second spot in the overall rankings, behind only Porsche. Kia also landed two vehicles in the J.D. Power and Associates top 10 — the Soul and the Cadenza — which is the first time that’s happened.

The 2015 Kia Cadenza is a powerful luxury sedan that’s impressively affordable. Its V6 engine produces 293 hp, while its 12-speaker Infinity audio system ensures that you’ll have a pleasant time on the road. It’s a luxury sedan that’s within reach for a broad range of drivers.

The 2015 Kia Soul comes with as much versatility as it does style. The UVO eServices infotainment system is just the tip of the iceberg with respect to its technological offerings, which, combined with its stunning interior space, means that this is a vehicle built to meet a variety of needs.

It’s important to note that it’s common for automakers that launch a new vehicle to fall in the J.D. Power and Associates rankings. Despite launching the redesigned 2015 Sedona minivan, Kia rose in the rankings.

Part of Kia’s rise has to do with the tech offerings in its vehicles. Renee Stephens, vice president of U.S. automotive quality for J.D. Power and Associates, praised this aspect of Kia’s vehicles, saying, “One of the biggest areas they improved was the audio, communication, entertainment, and navigation, which everyone is struggling with.” She added, “They’re getting it right.”

What Determines these Ratings?

After owning their vehicle for 90 days, more than 84,000 buyers and lessees of new 2015 vehicles were surveyed to determine the rankings of the 2015 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study. Kia’s impressive rise in the rankings was a result of a 20-point improvement over the 2014 study.

Drive a New or PreOwned Kia car or SUV Near Lincoln, NE

Drivers in Denton, Memphis, Ceresco, Davey, Malcolm and Chalco can experience the impressive quality of Kia vehicles for themselves when they visit KIA of Lincoln. Our dealership is located at 1145 North 48th, Lincoln, NE 68504, and we hope to see you come by for a test drive in a 2015 or 2016 KIA Optima, Sorrento, Forte or Soul soon!