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Aug 27, 2014, 11:52 ET
The award-winning 2015 Mazda6 employs Mazda Skyactiv Technology, making it one of the most efficient models available, surpassing Ford EcoBoost-powered competitors. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

Mazda Skyactiv Technology vaults Mazda models to the top

Mazda Skyactiv Technology has taken the auto market by storm with innovative engines, transmissions and framework that lead to some of the most...

Aug 27, 2014, 11:35 ET
The 2015 Kia Sportage provides Joliet, Ill. drivers with a capable, fun-to-drive crossover that is loaded with features. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

Energetic, entertaining 2015 Kia Sportage will thrill Joliet, IL drivers

Joliet, Ill. drivers looking for a new 2015 crossover may want to hold off and wait for the 2015 Kia Sportage to arrive at Bill Jacobs Kia this...

Aug 27, 2014, 11:26 ET
Bill Jacobs Cadillac offers valuable model comparisons to buyers looking for a new luxury vehicle to keep them informed on Cadillac superiority. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

Bill Jacobs Cadillac provides valuable model comparisons to Joliet drivers

One of the most difficult aspects of buying a new car is the research and finding the model that best fits the driver's needs. Bill Jacobs Cadillac...

Aug 21, 2014, 08:20 ET
Excitement is the highlight of the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata and Joliet, Ill. drivers will enjoy the top down experience of getting behind the wheel of the 2015 Mazda Miata. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata cruises its way to Bill Jacobs Mazda

A fun-to-drive nature and exceptional performance have created a cult-like following for the Mazda MX-5 Miata, and the newest model has only...

Aug 20, 2014, 12:11 ET
Joliet, Ill. drivers will enjoy the loaded interior and superior performance of a 2015 Cadillac SRX from Bill Jacobs Mazda. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

2015 Cadillac SRX at Bill Jacobs sets the standard for crossover luxury

Many drivers are looking for a more exclusive look, feel and ride than can be provided by the standard crossover. That is where the 2015 Cadillac...

Jul 28, 2014, 08:00 ET
The 2015 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe special edition has edgy style, an elegant interior and racetrack caliber performance. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

Special Edition Cadillac CTS-V Coupe hits the lot at Bill Jacobs

The Cadillac V-Series has created quite the buzz around the luxury brand by adding high-performance to its resume. One of the top V-Series models...

Jul 28, 2014, 08:00 ET
Fantastic fuel economy, an exciting drive, and modern style are all facets of the 2015 Mazda6 at Bill Jacobs Mazda. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

Bill Jacobs Mazda keeps Joliet, IL drivers informed with accurate comparisons

Consumers looking for a top midsize sedan need to do their research as there are many phenomenal options available on today's market. By creating...

Jul 28, 2014, 08:00 ET
The 2015 Kia Forte is versatile, stylish and offers great value for consumers in the Joliet, IL area. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

Kia versatility and value are coming soon to Joliet, IL

The 2015 Kia Forte is coming soon to Bill Jacobs Kia and will bring versatility to consumers in the Joliet, Illinois area with several models. An...

Jul 23, 2014, 10:12 ET
New Mazda models on the Bill Jacobs Mazda lot include the 2015 Mazda6 and the 2015 Mazda CX-5. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

2015 Mazda models finding their way to Joliet, IL

 The 2015 Mazda lineup is growing and new models are slowly finding their way onto car dealership lots near Joliet, Ill. Consumers interested...

Jul 23, 2014, 07:07 ET
Bill Jacobs Cadillac provides model comparisons to help determine, which crossover best fits consumer lifestyles, such as the 2014 Cadillac SRX vs the 2014 Volvo XC60. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

Bill Jacobs Cadillac makes finding the right crossover simple

It can be difficult to find quality resources when determining which vehicle best fits individual needs. At Bill Jacobs Cadillac in Joliet,...

Jun 30, 2014, 10:41 ET
Recognized among the Coolest Cars under $18,000 by KBB.com, the 2014 Kia Soul proves that style doesn't have to break the bank. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

Kia Soul named among coolest cars under $18,000 by KBB.com

The notion that cool cars require a budget beginning at $30,000 can be frustrating for drivers looking to stand out. While luxury cars are...

Jun 30, 2014, 10:00 ET
Bill Jacobs Cadillac is prepared to meet the service demands associated with recalled vehicles. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

Bill Jacobs Cadillac responds to recent recalls with prompt service

The challenges and frustrations associated with automotive recalls aren't easy to deal with as drivers struggle to find time in their busy...

Jun 25, 2014, 17:08 ET
The 2015 Kia Optima retains all its elite styling from the previous year while adding a number of performance components and creature comforts. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

New Kia Optima becomes second 2015 model on Bill Jacobs Kia lot

The midsize sedan segment has long been characterized for its practicality ahead of its appeal. While some car shoppers maintain that sentiment,...

Jun 25, 2014, 09:19 ET
The 2015 Mazda CX-5 compact recently arrived at Bill Jacobs Mazda in Joliet. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

Bill Jacobs Auto helps Mazda owners ease the stresses of car care

While the new car inventory in most dealership showrooms gets the lion's share of attention, Chicagoland dealership Bill Jacobs Mazda only begins...

May 30, 2014, 13:04 ET
Bill Jacobs Cadillac prepares its customers for the arrival of 2015 models through vehicle comparisons. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

Bill Jacobs Cadillac vehicle comparisons help customers narrow their choices

The early phases of the car shopping process usually include budget analysis and model research. Since each consumer's driving needs are different,...

May 30, 2014, 11:56 ET
The 2015 Kia Optima gets a slight refresh for the new model year to build on its already successful platform. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

2015 Kia Optima receives modest refresh to maintain top-of-class position

The highly competitive mid-size sedan segment is filled with recognizable nameplates from top automakers making it difficult for any model to...

May 29, 2014, 07:16 ET
The 2015 Cadillac lineup will begin arriving on the Bill Jacobs Cadillac lot in the coming weeks, starting with the 2015 Cadillac Escalade. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

Bill Jacobs Cadillac gives drivers glimpse into 2015 model year

While Cadillac introduced a few of its new and redesigned 2015 models months ago at various auto shows, drivers interested in those vehicles have...

May 28, 2014, 15:56 ET
Bill Jacobs Kia helps car shoppers upgrade to new models by offering the area's best financial returns on used cars. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

Bill Jacobs Kia looks to add quantity, variety to used car inventory

As the number of serious car shoppers increases during the summer months, Chicagoland dealership Bill Jacobs Kia prepares for the growing demand by...

May 23, 2014, 15:09 ET
The newly available 2015 Mazda CX-5 is offered in various trims and configurations at Bill Jacobs Mazda in Joliet, Ill. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

2015 Mazda CX-5 arrives at Chicagoland's Bill Jacobs Mazda

Not carrying the weight and anticipation of a redesign for the 2015 model year, the first shipment of the 2015 Mazda CX-5 to dealerships largely...

May 21, 2014, 15:33 ET
Comparisons like the 2014 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2014 Toyota Highlander help SUV shoppers decide which model best fits their needs. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

Summer travelers seek space, efficiency of Mazda utility vehicles

Mazda has drastically reshaped its vehicle lineup over the course of the past few years. Using Skyactiv technology throughout the engineering...