5 Best, 5 Worst New Car Brands in America
Kia comes out on top for second year running
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2017 11:45 AM CDT
FILE - In this April 29, 2011, file photo, the logo of Kia Motors is seen on a car displayed at a showroom in Seoul, South Korea.   (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

(Newser) – If it's time to look for a new car, we have good news for you: According to JD Power's 2017 US Initial Quality Study, new-vehicle quality is at its best-ever level. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed JD Power's scores for 32 car brands, which were based on problems experienced by owners in the first 90 days of ownership, to come up with the best and worst new cars in America. The five best brands:

  1. Kia (Hyundai Motor Group): 72 problems per 100 new cars in the first 3 months
  2. Genesis (Hyundai Motor Group): 77 per 100
  3. Porsche (Volkswagen Group): 78 per 100
  4. Ford (Ford Motor Company): 86 per 100
  5. Ram (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV): 86 per 100

The five worst:

  1. Fiat (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV): 163 per 100
  2. Jaguar (Tata Motors): 148 per 100
  3. Volvo (Zhejiang Geely Holding Group): 134 per 100
  4. Mitsubishi (Renault-Nissan Alliance): 131 per 100
  5. Land Rover (Tata Motors): 131 per 100
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