Each year, Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com evaluates vehicles that fall within certain categories and then lists out the best of the best. For 2017, four eco-friendly Kia vehicles were named on their respective segment lists: the 2017 Niro, 2017 Optima Hybrid, 2017 Optima PHEV and 2017 Soul EV. The 2017 Niro was also named “Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality” by J.D. Power.
Disclaimer: The Kia Niro received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among small SUVs in the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.