Kia ranks highest among all automotive industry nameplates in the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS). This significant milestone comes just one year after Kia ranked second overall in the 2015 IQS. It also represents the first time in 27 years that a non-luxury brand has led the industry in the U.S. Initial Quality Study. In addition to its industry-leading performance this year, Kia produces two award-recognized models: the 2016 Soul in the Compact MPV segment (2nd consecutive year) and the 2016 Sportage in the Small SUV Segment.