Top Models in 2017 J.D. Power IQS Available at Miami Lakes Automall

After collecting and analyzing data from more than 77,000 participants, this year’s 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) results were great, and several of the top ranked vehicles and brands are available at Miami Lakes Automall. At the top of this year’s J.D. Power IQS was Kia Motors, but Chevrolet and several FCA brands also had great results.

Kia Motors

Kia Motors ranked highest in overall initial quality for the second consecutive year, and five Kia models were rated highest for initial quality in their segment. The 2017 Kia Niro earned the top spot in the crossover/small SUV class; the 2017 Kia Forte ranked highest in the compact car class; the Kia Sorento had the best results in the midsize SUV segment; the 2017 Kia Cadenza was named highest in initial quality in the large sedan segment; and the 2017 Kia Soul was ranked the top multi-purpose vehicle (MPV).

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Group

Many FCA brands had been highlighted for their improvement during the J.D. Power IQS. Ram was highlighted at the top for an improvement of 28 issues per 100 vehicles and was the fourth top performer out of all 33 brands studied. Dodge went from 117 to 106 issues per 100 vehicles, Jeep went from 113 to 107 issues, and Chrysler improved from 115 to 102 issues per 100 vehicles. A notable vehicle ranked highest was of course the Chrysler Pacifica, which was named highest in initial quality in the minivan segment.


While crossovers, SUVs, and trucks are popular models in the auto industry right now, there has also been an increased demand for hatchbacks, and Chevrolet did well in the truck and hatchback segment. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado was named highest in the pickup truck segment, the Chevrolet Silverado HD earned the top spot in the heavy duty truck class, and the Chevrolet Sonic took the top spot in the hatchback segment.


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