Consumer Reports' auto testing director, Jake Fisher, says one reason Kia does well in such surveys is that it uses time-tested older technology from its sister brand, Hyundai.
Kia tops new car quality survey for second straight year →
"Shifter design can't just change for change's sake. It has to actually make things better," said Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports' director of auto testing.
Audi, Porsche are tops in Consumer Reports' annual rankings →