Kia's smallest car remains top choice for Chicago-area drivers

2013 Kia Rio continues to thrive at Bill Jacobs Kia as 2014 model waits in the wings

JOLIET, Ill., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Chicago car shoppers continue turning to the Kia Rio for its convenient size and its highly competitive fuel-economy ratings. Although a good portion of the 2014 Kia lineup has reached the Bill Jacobs Kia showroom in Joliet, Ill., including the all-new Kia Cadenza premium sedan, the 2013 Kia Rio has experienced sustained success and remains a popular choice among Illinois drivers.


While the 2014 version of Kia's subcompact car is not expected to be drastically different from the 2013 Kia Rio, it is still among the most highly anticipated vehicles at the Kia dealership. Car shoppers who regularly maneuver through city traffic, squeeze through alleys, and desperately search for nearby parking spaces in the city find the Rio an especially practical and affordable choice.

Perhaps the most appealing feature of the Rio, however, is its balance of energetic performance and fuel economy.  Behind the power of a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine capable of generating 138 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque, Kia's subcompact car achieves EPA-estimated fuel economy of 29 mpg city/37 mpg highway.

Despite its compact size, the Rio sedan offers more than 13 cubic feet of cargo space. For drivers planning to frequently fill the back of the Rio with equipment, the hatchback version generously opens up to 50 cu. ft. with the rear seats folded.

In the coming months, the newest version of the Kia Rio likely will join the rest of the 2014 Kia lineup at Bill Jacobs Kia. Although the Rio is an economical choice for consumers, the best value on the lot lies within Certified Used  Kia cars. These lightly used Kia models are reconditioned by Kia professionals to like-new condition and come equipped with a robust warranty package. Find out more about Certified Used Kia here.

Explore the entire inventory of new and used cars on the Bill Jacobs Kia lot online at or find out more information about the dealership by contacting a Bill Jacobs Kia representative at 815-741-6975.

Media Contact: Max Jacobs, Bill Jacobs Automotive Group, 815-741-6975,

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