Illinois Kia dealer highlights value of redesigned Kia Forte for holiday season


JOLIET, Ill., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — With the biggest shopping day of the year around the corner, many consumers are determined to find the best deals on the latest electronics, clothes, and toys. In that same spirit of value, Chicago-area car shoppers can find the best compact car under $20,000 in the 2014 Kia Forte, according to a study conducted by USA Today,, and MotorWeek.


Bill Jacobs Kia is showcasing the 2014 Kia Forte in its Joliet showroom after automotive experts from the three organizations tested the 2014 Kia Forte and realized its exceptional quality. In the $20,000 Compact Car Challenge, the Kia Forte outclassed established competitors like the Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra, and Toyota Corolla, among others.

To be considered for the $20,000 Compact Car Challenge, each car had to have an EPA-estimated fuel-economy rating of at least 28 miles per gallon in addition to having a price cap of $20,000 with shipping. With the help of the Forte’s 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, the Forte effortlessly meets the fuel-economy requirement with a combined fuel-economy estimate of 29 mpg.  

“Between its dynamic exterior styling, impressive standard features for the price and excellent ride and handling, the 2014 Forte is a well-rounded car that checks off all the boxes of the perfect, affordable compact sedan,” Patrick Olsen,’s Editor-in-Chief, said.

Although Kia’s compact sedan was always recognized for its practicality and affordability, the redesigned Forte became even more stylish and modern for the 2014 model year. With a larger stance, more interior conveniences, and standout style, the Kia Forte is one of the most appealing cars in its class.

While Bill Jacobs Kia offers a full selection of new Kia vehicles and realizes the quality throughout the model lineup, the Joliet dealer is highlighting the outstanding value of the Forte this holiday season. In addition to its vehicle selection, Bill Jacobs Kia offers a full line of Kia accessories that make for great holiday gifts. Find out more about Kia accessories available from Bill Jacobs Kia here.

Consumers looking to learn more about the Kia Forte or any of the vehicles on the Bill Jacobs Kia lot can visit or call the dealership directly at 815-741-6975.

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

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