Kia Motors Corp. is a double winner in J.D. Power and Associates’ Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study – the first time the South Korean auto maker has ever taken top honors in the report. The Kia Amanti beats out the Nissan Maxima and Dodge Magnum as the favorite premium midsize car, while the Kia Sportage is named best entry-level SUV, ahead of the Nissan Xterra and resilient Pontiac Aztek. The study, now in its 10th year, measures customer “delight” after 90 days ...

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