J.D. Power Initial Quality Study
How Ford turned up its quality rankingJune 25
Cupholders: Still being perfectedJune 26
AutoNews Now: Speed reading: Dodge Demon's disclaimersJune 23
First Shift: China-backed EV maker buying former Hummer plantJune 23
Kia tops J.D. Power quality rankings amid shake-upJune 21
Kia took the top spot in J.D. Power's annual report card on vehicle quality for a second consecutive year. The annual industry ratings reached a new record and domestic brands maintained their edge over foreign rivals.
Tesla snubs J.D. Power for Initial Quality Study dataJune 21
Voice recognition's rough roadNov. 19, 2016
CPO has room to grow, but awareness lagsNov. 21, 2016
Off-lease vehicle volume is growing faster than CPO sales, leaving room for those sales to grow, remarketing analysts say. But they add that greater consumer awareness of certified programs is needed for those sales to reach their potential.
Kia leads industry in J.D. Power quality studyJune 22, 2016
Kia overtook Porsche to lead the industry in J.D. Power's annual report card on vehicle quality, marking the first time in 27 years that a nonpremium brand has topped the list. Kia, with 83 problems reported per 100 vehicles, joins Toyota as the only nonpremium brands to have finished first in the 30-year history of the Initial Quality Study.
Fiat Chrysler's quality conundrumMarch 14, 2016
The automaker that consistently ranks lowest in well-publicized studies on quality and reliability -- Fiat Chrysler -- continues to rack up monthly U.S. sales gains like no one else in the industry. That's a head-scratcher.
Tech propels Kia to best-ever IQS finishJune 22, 2015
While automakers continue to frustrate customers with glitchy technology, has Kia cracked the code? The Korean brand led all other nonpremium marques in the 2015 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study for the first time -- largely on the strength of improved in-car tech.
Kia rises in J.D. Power quality; Japanese fall below averageJune 17, 2015
Kia topped all other nonpremium brands in J.D. Power and Associates' latest survey of new-vehicle quality for the first time ever, while Japanese brands fell below the industry average -- another first in the study's 29-year history.