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Kia Sportage Receives Top Spot in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

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author photo by James Riswick August 2016

The Kia Sportage received the best quality and reliability ratings among 68 cars in a J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study conducted in Germany. Unlike some other ratings, these measure long-term owner satisfaction and can represent a better picture of how reliable a car will be.

The study, which surveyed 15,453 German car owners, indicated that the Sportage had only 45 problems per 100 vehicles. That result was good for a 13-point advantage over the next-best car. It specifically received the best ratings in the survey for exterior, interior and air-conditioning quality.

It should be noted, however, that the Sportage in question was the previous-generation model produced from 2011 to 2016. A completely redesigned model, on sale now, was introduced for 2017. Although reliability is often consistent from one generation to another, this survey result is perhaps more telling for those considering a used Kia Sportage.

To know more about a new or used Sportage, we highlighted the differences between the two generations in our comparison 2016 vs. 2017 Kia Sportage: What's the Difference? article.

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