2015 Kia Soul Named Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle by J.D. Power

Technology, Comfort, and Power Make The 2015 Soul a Must-Drive!

In this day and age, it seems all consumers have a voice when it comes to critiquing products, and especially when it comes to cars. There are thousands and thousands of websites and blogs that give you their opinion on the latest and greatest vehicles in the automotive field. However, when a powerhouse like J.D. Power and Associates rates a vehicle, everyone is sure to take notice. J.D. Power and Associates recently awarded the 2015 Kia Soul as the “Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality1, and it's not hard to see why.

In a recent study, J.D. Power looked into how vehicles do in their initial 90 days after being purchased. This study entailed finding issues with the interior and exterior of the 2015 Kia Soul, and saw it put up against the Ford C-Max, Ford Transit Connect, Mazda5, Scion xB, and Toyota Prius v. That's some pretty stiff competition, but the 2015 Kia Soul ranked highest among the competition, with the fewest problems per 100 vehicles, or PP100.

This is J.D. Power's ranking of the number of design-related problems and defect or malfunction problems in vehicles, and the Kia Soul has improved when it comes to both the interior and exterior. In addition to being ranked the highest when it comes to Multi-Purpose Vehicles, or MPV, the 2015 Kia Soul has also been the recipient of an IQS award three times since 2012.

J.D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Study (IQS) ranks the best vehicles across the board, ranging from cars to trucks to sport utility vehicles. This award measures the quality of a new vehicle after 90 days of ownership and includes such iconic automakers as BMW, INFINITI, Lexus, and Porsche.

When you have something as high-quality as the 2015 Kia Soul, it's no surprise that you're winning awards from J.D. Power and Associates. Performance options range from a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine with 130 horsepower or a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 164 horsepower, and you can choose between a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic with overdrive transmission. With the inclusion of UVO eServices2, you're able to integrated your smartphone and other devices right into the infotainment system for added connectivity.

Features like LED interior lighting, a push-button start with smart key and immobilizer, and an automatic climate control with cluster ionizer can all be added for extra comfort and convenience. You can choose between knit or woven cloth trim, leather trim, or even Nappa leather seat trim.

Visit Rock River Block in Rockford, IL, today to learn more about the 2015 Kia Soul. With an award from J.D. Power and Associates for “Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality”, the 2015 Kia Soul could be your new car.



1 http://www.jdpower.com/microsites/kia/home

2(Included in Soul, and Soul + (Plus) UVO eServices Packages.) Warning: Driving while distracted can result in a loss of vehicle control that may lead to an accident, severe personal injury, and death. The driver’s primary responsibility is in the safe and legal operation of a vehicle, and use of any handheld devices, other equipment, or vehicle systems which take the driver’s eyes, attention and focus away from the safe operation of a vehicle or which are not permissible by law should never be used during operation of the vehicle. The rear-camera display is not a substitute for proper and safe backing-up procedures. Always drive safely and use caution when backing up. The rear-camera display may not display every object behind the vehicle.