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Kia earns a top place in major car reliability survey

06.02.2007

Kia vehicles have won a top place in one of the world’s biggest surveys investigating the reliability of cars

Kia vehicles have won a top place in one of the world’s biggest surveys investigating the reliability of more than 450,000 cars aged from three to nine years old. More than 82% of the owners of Kia vehicles surveyed reported no mechanical failures of any type.

The survey was carried out by Warranty Direct, an independent automotive warranty specialist company, and looked into the reliability of vehicles from 33 manufacturers in daily use in the USA and the UK. Kia was rated number five with a score of 17.39%, very close to Toyota and Mitsubishi and beating such famous brands as Nissan (18.86%), Lexus (20.05%), Porsche (27.48%), BMW (28.64%), Mercedes (29.90%) and Audi (36.74%).

Top 10 results 

Manufacturer

Incidence Rate % *

1. Mazda

8.04

2. Honda

8.90

3. Toyota

15.78

4. Mitsubishi

17.04

5. Kia

17.39

6. Subaru

18.46

7. Nissan

18.86

8. Lexus

20.05

9. Mini

21.90

10. Citroen

25.98

* Incidence rate of failures.