Stinger and Rio Named “2018 J.D. Power APEAL Study” Segment Winners

August 16th, 2018 by

The 2018 Kia Stinger and 2018 Kia Rio topped their respected segments in J.D. Power’s 2018 Automotive, Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study. The double win achievement comes right off the heels of Kia Motors being named the highest ranked mass market brand in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study for the fourth consecutive year.

The J.D. Power APEAL study measures new-vehicle owners’ overall satisfaction with their vehicles in the first 90 days of ownership. The results are divided into 10 categories and weighted accordingly: fuel economy, visibility, powertrain, driving dynamics, heating and ventilation, seats, audio, storage, interior, and exterior.

Completely redesigned for the 2018 model year, the Rio outshined the competition in the small car segment, being one of the only contenders to score the highest marks in overall performance and design, comfort, features, and style. The highest performing vehicle in Kia’s history, Stinger bested its more expensive European counterparts in the compact premium car segment.

Earning a J.D. Power APEAL award for both the Rio and Stinger demonstrates the level of dedication Kia has put on delivering a superior combination of the desirable features and attributes today’s savvy car buyers want from their vehicles.

Ferguson Kia is Oklahoma’s longest established Kia dealer. No one, in Oklahoma, knows the Kia brand better than Ferguson Kia! You can find both the 2018 Kia Rio and 2018 Kia Stinger at our Broken Arrow, Kia dealership. We’ve got what you’re looking for!


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