Kia Forte - JD Power Segment Winner!


Kia Forte Named Segment Winner in JD Power 2019 Automotive Performance Execution and Layout

Kia Forte is one of the most established and best-selling models of the automobile manufacturer’s models in America. JD Power rewarded Kia with the J.D. Power 2019 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) award.

  • Kia Forte received this award in light of Kia having scored the most superior rank when it came to mass-market brands in the J.D. Power 2019 Initial Quality Study. Five years in a row!! Additionally, the Forte was equally recognized for its notable performance in the compact car segment. 
  • The J.D Power APEAL study conducts a survey that includes almost 80,000 Americans to measure their satisfaction with their current vehicles within the first 90 days of ownership. The results are then divided into ten different categories. Exteriors, interiors, seats, storage, heating and ventilation, audio, visibility, powertrain, fuel economy, and driving dynamics. 

This means that based on customer satisfaction, the 2019 Kia Forte is one of the most efficient vehicles in the compact car segment. Clearly, this is an excellent and extremely reliable indicator of any automobile’s success. 

According to the Chief Operating Officer and EVP of Kia Motors America (KMA), Michael Cole, the third-generation Forte has tended the bar when it comes to styling, packaging, and content. He also went on to say the Kia Forte is a “world-class vehicle” that showcases his company’s 'high level of commitment to quality and ownership experience'. 

More about the Kia Forte

For 2019, the Kia Forte was redesigned and offered with a couple of enhancements. Not only does it boast a more appealing design, but it additionally includes a broad range of attractive features. Some of these features are lane-keeping assist, forward collision warning, as well as an 8-inch rearview monitor that comes with dynamic parking guidance and more. 

This update has generated the model more than just an ordinary car, propelling it to an unexpectedly more exceptional quality than what it was. To even further, Kia has two trim levels for 2020, the to the FE, Line, EX, and finally, the top-range. 


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Source: Kia