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The J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study,SM (IQS) results are out, and it’s a familiar face at the top. For the second year in a row, Kia topped the study. The Initial Quality Study measures the number of problems, per 100 vehicles, that owners experienced in the first 90 days.

This year the survey recorded the highest new-vehicle quality ever recorded since its inception in 1987.  For 2017, 27 of 33 brands saw measurable improvement. Per Dave Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power, “Automotive manufacturers are responding to consumer feedback and producing vehicles of the highest quality.” Other top performers include Genesis, Porsche, Ford, and Ram.