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Posted on 12 Feb 2021

·     Kia ranked as one of the top ten best for reliability, scoring 95.8 per cent in the latest What Car? Reliability Survey 2020

·     Kia Sportage and Optima scored more than 96 per cent reliability rating

·     Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid scored a 95.8 per cent reliability rating


The latest What Car? Reliability Survey 2020 has firmly placed Kia in the top-ten best.


The survey asked more than 13,000 car owners what issues they had experienced over the past 12 months and ranks the reliability of manufacturers based on 15 fault categories.


Owners were asked for the cost of repair and how long the process took so that the What Car? judges could give each model a reliability rating and consequently the manufacturer overall. In total, there were 131 models, up to five years old, from 31 manufacturers.


Kia scored a whopping 95.9 per cent reliability rating including for the popular and pioneering Niro Plug-in Hybrid. Claire Evans, Consumer Editor at What Car?, commented: “Whether you opt for a Sportage SUV or an Optima executive saloon, you should be getting a dependable car; both of these models gained more than 96 per cent for reliability. The Niro Plug-in Hybrid ranks almost as highly, with a score of 95.8 per cent.”


All Kia new and Approved Used cars available fromWilsons Of Rathkennyare backed by its industry-leading seven-year warranty, while customers can make the most of existing offers to get behind the wheel of some of the UK’s most reliable cars.


Customers keen to benefit from Kia’s proven reliability can get in touch with us online at by phone on028 2175 8261. While our showrooms are closed, customers are able to book essential servicing and MOTs or speak to an advisor with our Search, Connect, Collect: Always available campaign.


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