Kia is Most Awarded Brand in J.D. Power 2022 Automotive Performance  

American consumers trust J.D. Power for a wide range of information on products and services nationwide. This agency also issues various awards to passenger cars based on rigorous criteria. In 2022, the AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE, EXECUTION, AND LAYOUT (APEAL) study focused on a wide range of eligible vehicles on the domestic market. The Kia brand claimed several high scores and other prestigious recognition from the APEAL study. Let's take a closer look at some 2022 Kia models that received some of the best marks in respective classes and categories.

J.D. Power Praises Several 2022 Kia Models

Making a debut on the global marketplace, the Kia EV6 claimed the highest spot in the compact sport utility vehicle category for the J.D. Power APPEAL. This all-new electric vehicle kicks off an exciting chapter for Kia's long-term planning. Efficient, sleek, and sporty, the 2022 EV6 appeals greatly to American consumers in urban areas. Drivers of this compact EV will enjoy a fun, safe, and smooth ride without releasing any emissions. Based on the manufacturer's projections, the EV6 is expected to deliver more than 300 total miles of range from a full charge. Additionally, thrill-seeking drivers will love the 0-60 mph acceleration in the mid-4-second range.

The 2022 Kia K5 took the top spot on the J.D. Power APPEAL study for midsize sedans. This sporty model offers a turbocharged engine and an all-wheel drive for amazing performance. A 10.25-inch infotainment system with the Kia Connect platform is another major highlight of this muscular Kia sedan. Drivers will also get amazing value from the climate-controlled front seats, Smart Trunk, and a wireless phone charger. Additionally, the K5 sedan comes in premium paint colors, such as Sapphire Blue and Passion Red.

According to J.D. Power, the 2022 Kia Carnival MPV leads the minivan segment based on the APPEAL criteria. This three-row model is officially marketed as a multi-purpose vehicle at the corporate level. Having enough space for a family of eight, this all-new Kia is packed with exciting features. A V-6 engine ensures a 3,500-pound towing capacity for this versatile Kia MPV. Some unique amenities inside the deluxe cabin include the VIP Lounge Seats in the second row, Smart Power Sliding Doors, and dual panoramic 12.3-inch displays in the front row.

Contact our Kia car dealership to learn more about the J.D. Power awards for the latest models. Ask us for price quotes on the EV6 SUV, K5 sedan, and Carnival MPV.

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