Are Kia Vehicles Reliable? 


Yes, Kia vehicles today are considered exceptionally reliable compared to competitors. Kia vehicles have improved greatly since entering the North American market 20 years ago. Now, Kia proudly manufactures some of the most reliable cars and SUVs on the road today. Backed by an industry-leading ne -vehicle warranty, there’s no better time to make the investment in a new Kia vehicle from Scarbrough’s Foster Kia. Speak with our advisors for reliability-related questions, and book your test drive at our dealership location.

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How Did Kia Improve Its Reliability?

Officially, Kia has not outright stated what improvements it’s made to the manufacturing process in order to improve reliability. However, Kia brought in new designers, and refocused the brand to make more luxurious and valuable cars in order to shift brand perspective and personality. Kia also benefited from learning from fellow automakers like Hyundai, and invested heavily in research and development.

What the Critics Are Saying

Kia’s reputation for dependability and dependability has been reinforced by numerous industry awards. According to a Consumer Reports study for 2023, Kia ranks among the top ten most reliable automobile brands, an impressive feat given the industry’s fierce competition. Furthermore, J.D. Power named Kia the most dependable car brand for 2022, confirming the brand’s commitment to producing dependable and trustworthy vehicles.

Kia Factory Warranty

  • 5-year/100,000 km – Worry-free comprehensive warranty covering virtually the entire vehicle.*
  • 5-year/100,000 km – Powertrain Warranty covering the engine, transmission, axles, differentials and driveshafts.*
  • 1-year/20,000 km – First-year adjustments covering consumable items such as bulbs, wiper blades, fuses, brake pads, etc.*
  • 8-year/130,000 km – Major Emission Components that guarantee that the car will conform with government emission regulations.*
  • 8-year / 150,000 km Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, Electric Vehicle (EV) Components
  • 5 year/ unlimited mileage – 24/7 roadside Assistance covers you in case of mechanical breakdown.
  • 8-year / 150,000 km Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, Electric Vehicle (EV) Components.

Test Drive a Kia in Scarborough

See for yourself to see how a Kia vehicle looks and handles, with test drives readily available at Scarborough’s Foster Kia dealership. Test drive a full selection of the Kia lineup, and inquire about model availability with our friendly dealership staff. Visit our location, today, to start your Kia journey.