The Kia brand is honored to have three vehicles who have won awards from J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout, also known as APEAL. The three Kia vehicles that won are the Kia Niro, the Kia Soul and the Kia Cadenza. The Kia brand is the only automotive brand to win three segments in the APEAL study. Want to know more about these vehicles and the APEAL awards? Keep reading for additional information.

The APEAL study looks at the overall satisfaction of consumers with their vehicles. The results are broken out into 10 categories which include exterior, interior, storage, audio, seats, heating and ventilation, driving dynamics, powertrain, visibility, and fuel economy. The Kia Niro won in the Small SUV segment, the Kia Soul won in the Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle segment and the Kia Cadenza won in the large car segment. These vehicles were also named winners in their segments for the Initial Quality Study also known as IQS.

“Customers always want cars they’re proud to own and Kia earning three J.D. Power APEAL awards reflects the global focus we have placed on ensuring our customers come first,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, Kia Motors America. “Buyers today have more choices than ever and are looking for vehicles that offer a superior combination of design, technology, safety, efficiency and premium amenities. The Niro, Soul, and Cadenza are prime examples of these important attributes as more people discover Kia’s world-class model line every day.”

The Kia Niro, the Kia Soul, and the Kia Cadenza are at our Sacramento, CA area dealership – Folsom Lake Kia. There are other new and pre-owned vehicles in stock. So come talk to any of our sales representatives about how you can become the owner of your very own Kia vehicle. We hope to see you soon!