Kia Stinger Leads Competition On Initial Quality, Owner Satisfaction

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Stinger on Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 2:12 pm
2018 Kia Stinger in blue turning a sharp corner

The 2018 Kia Stinger is no stranger to awards and has now earned another to place on its shelf: the Highest-Rated All-New Vehicle from J.D. Power. The award is a first for J.D. Power and recognizes all-new vehicles that are top performers in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study and Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) awards. The Initial Quality Study measures how likely owners are to experience service-related problems by studying the number of problems experienced in the first 90 days of vehicle ownership. The APEAL study measures owner satisfaction during the same first 90 days of ownership.

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J.D. Power Names 2018 Kia Stinger Highest-Rated All-New Vehicle

2018 Kia Stinger front grille and headlight

2018 Kia Stinger dashboard

What Kia and J.D. Power are Saying:

“The Stinger is the result of years of hard work and dedication from the industry’s top designers and engineers. We turned what was once considered a dream car into a startling and enthralling new reality,” said Michael Cole, chief operating officer & EVP, Kia Motors America. “Being the first auto manufacturer to receive this prestigious award from J.D. Power, an organization known for excellence in research, is a true testament to Kia’s ‘Give It Everything’ philosophy.”

“This is the first time J.D. Power has analyzed customer data in order to identify a remarkable achievement by a vehicle development team,” said Doug Betts, senior vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power. “This is feedback on both the quality and the performance of the vehicle taken straight from the owners of the vehicle. What we are seeing is a team of designers, R&D engineers and a manufacturing team that are working very effectively together to launch something quite exceptional.”

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At Moritz Kia in Fort Worth, we have a variety of 2018 and 2019 Kia Stinger configurations ready for same-day test drive and purchase. Give our team a call at 855-551-6042 or stop by the dealership and let our team know exactly what you are looking for. Our online inventory pages are also a great tool for car shoppers who prefer to browse our Stinger inventory online.

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