Rock River Kia

Buy vs Lease in Rockford, IL

Buy vs Lease in Rockford, IL

Visit Rock River Kia!

Whether you are new to the car-buying world or you're an automotive veteran, it can still be difficult determining how you want to financially secure your car. There are benefits to both buying and leasing, and we at Rock River Kia are here to make your decision a little easier. Contact our friendly team with any further questions!

Buying

When you buy a car, you don’t have to contribute the full amount up front. We know that’s a lot to expect, which is why our Finance Department gets in contact with our trusted lenders to find you loan options. Then, all you have to do is provide a down payment and pay back the loan in monthly installments over the course of four to seven years. If you wish to calculate what that prospective amount would be, use our online Payment Calculator! Many people go with the traditional method of buying because you can see a return on your investment. Once you finish contributing your monthly payments, your car will belong to you! At that point it’s up to you whether you want to continue to drive it payment-free, pass it off to one of your kids, trade it in and upgrade to a newer model, or sell it to make your money back.

Leasing

If you don’t want to worry about trading in or selling your car when you’re done with it, you can opt to lease your vehicle instead. Leasing is more like borrowing a car from us at Rock River Kia. Our finance team will sit down with you to determine your annual mileage and the anticipated depreciation of your model, and then use both of those figures to create your leasing contract. This will lead to low monthly payments and a shorter contract of only two to four years! Another benefit of this option is low maintenance costs, since most of the models we lease out are new and in great condition! Once your contract is over, you are free to upgrade to a newer model on our lot, or just hand in the keys and walk away. You also have the option of contributing the remaining amount towards ownership on your model and buying it if you so choose.

Inventory

Whether you buy or lease, you will need to pick out a model that you want to drive home. We recommend that you look online before coming in to see us, because we have a pretty vast selection! Based on your preference, navigate to the New or Used dropdowns on our website to tap into our stocked inventory. Once you’re there, feel free to use the filters on the left side of the screen to pare down your options and create a listing specifically for you. You can choose from filters like year, fuel economy, make, model, and more. Then, simply click on the profiles of a few models to see an estimated ePrice or monthly lease payment for them. You can also Get Pre-Approved right from this page to make your financing process a lot easier!

Once you’ve decided whether you want to buy vs lease in Rockford, IL, come down to Rock River Kia and find your ideal car. We have flexible hours and look forward to seeing you soon!

Sales Hours

888-707-3594
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday Closed

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Testimonials

Ed Valk
Ed Valk
GOOGLE
12-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Mitch found us the perfect car for our daughter. Got it..."

KC9VAE
DEALERRATER
11-22-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mitch found us the perfect car for our daughter. Got it cleaned up, had a bit of maintenance that they aided with. RRF/Kia was on point for now our 3rd vehicle Purchased through them! Thank you all!!

David Mainguy
David Mainguy
GOOGLE
11-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Shane Schultz
Shane Schultz
GOOGLE
11-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Best car buying experience ever! Joseph (Thanks You) was our salesman and was upfront, honest and beyond helpful. The entire staff was exceptional and I could not.fond a single thing to other than Thanks a million!

Rakk's Accoutrements
Rakk's Accoutrements
GOOGLE
11-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Deanna Schaitel
Deanna Schaitel
GOOGLE
11-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was faced with the circumstances of having to show up unannounced and ask to fit me, knowing I'd have to wait. The staff was so friendly through it all and I don't feel like I was there that long really. My first visit (not my car's) and first impression was great!

"Polite and professional!"

cdoug
DEALERRATER
10-24-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I purchased my first car from Rock River Ford a few weeks ago, and had a wonderful car buying experience. Everyone who I interacted with through the entire process was extremely polite and professional. I felt welcomed right away, and never felt pressured or forced to make any decisions during the process. I highly recommend this dealer if you're looking for a smooth buying experience!

"Personable!"

Dkafka24
DEALERRATER
10-23-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

All of the employees that I encountered and worked with had great personalities and were very personable to work with. They were all so helpful and made my buying experience so smooth! Highly recommend!

Mitch Miller
Mitch Miller
GOOGLE
10-20-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Brian Dickey
Brian Dickey
GOOGLE
10-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service department is great to work with!

"Bernie Krowczyk put together a great deal for our..."

Fordguy
DEALERRATER
10-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bernie Krowczyk put together a great deal for our daughter who lives 500 miles away. We drove the new car to her and brought her trade in back. We love Bernie. Gregg Decman, Lance Armstrong and Mike Schoenberg helped along the way.

"We are so grateful for Bernie's expertise in finding the..."

Fordgirl
DEALERRATER
10-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We are so grateful for Bernie's expertise in finding the perfect vehicle for our daughter that was a great deal within her budget. She loves it and we keep coming back to buy our cars from Bernie. He's the best.

"Bernie is Amazing"

RWMHawk
DEALERRATER
9-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

He was so patient with me and was very helpful. I wanted to buy from him but they did not have the SUV I wanted. He made the whole experience painless. He never made me feel pressured. I felt like part of the family. If you are looking to buy from Anderson Rock River Block this is the guy!

"Bernie and the team are always helpful, friendly, and..."

Leah B
DEALERRATER
9-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bernie and the team are always helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. They make the car buying experience fun, easy, and so convenient. So happy with my new 2019 Ford Escape!

James Sola
James Sola
GOOGLE
9-25-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Andrew Diaz
Andrew Diaz
GOOGLE
9-25-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Nina Mckinney
Nina Mckinney
GOOGLE
9-19-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

"Easiest Vehicle Purchase Ever"

hiwayman
DEALERRATER
9-19-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bernie made this the easiest and most personable car buying experience I've had in many years of auto purchases. He asked what I was looking for in a vehicle and what my budget was and we went from there, showing me options in makes and models then finding the one that was right. He was polite, courteous and offered none of the usual BS I've come to expect from dealerships. Mike in finance sealed the deal in no time again, making sure I was comfortable with all aspects of the deal, Truly a pleasure dealing with them both! Nice to walk out of a dealer knowing I was treated fairly and with respect.

"AWESOME"

steve beck
DEALERRATER
9-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bernie and Lance Armstrong are 2 of the best Employees that Anderson ford could ever ask for there GREAT So is Gregg for finance department

"Exceptional dealership for buying a new vehicle. "

jstone Rkfd
DEALERRATER
9-16-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Friendly staff and top notch dealership for buying a vehicle. Bernie Krowczyk (salesman) is the best. Jim Ballard (manager) and Jason Brown (general manager) are awesome. Gregg Decman (finance) is exceptional for putting together all the financial aspects of the deal. Thanks to all of you for another pleasant buying experience. Jack and Raye Stone, Rockford

Steve Adams
Steve Adams
GOOGLE
9-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Ken Follett
Ken Follett
GOOGLE
9-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The service guys were as friendly and efficient as ever!

Katrina West
Katrina West
GOOGLE
8-31-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brought my car in for service and was greeted promptly, I was notified my vehicle had recalls and they performed those as well. I was updated periodically on the time frame. They were extremely efficient, waiting room and bathrooms clean, and very friendly. Thank you

Forest Dycus
Forest Dycus
GOOGLE
8-22-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

"Our 2019 Mustang GT"

Mustang 2015
DEALERRATER
8-22-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bernie Krowczyk sold us our third Mustang. He is very knowledgeable and listens to what car we would like to have. He picked us up and took us to the dealership and back home again. He goes out of his way to make sure we are satisfied with our purchase. Mike Schoenberg did a fantastic job of explaining our financing on the Mustang. He was able to get us a low interest rate.

"Easy to work with"

2base
DEALERRATER
8-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mitch was very good to work with, knew his cars but was not overbearing like so many car salesmen. Purchased a Fusion S with no pressure to upgrade to an SE or SEL.

"Great customer service and prices!"

Shane
DEALERRATER
8-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bernie is always so friendly and helpful! what's whatever questions I had, he would find the answer. Matthew deering and service is awesome as well as all the service staff.

"Experience purchasing our new Ford Edge ST."

j&mfordcar
DEALERRATER
8-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

It's hard to purchase a new vehicle. You wonder if this is the right thing to do and if you an afford it. The entire ordeal is stressful. However, all these doubts and frustrations were removed by the our current purchase from Bernie Krowczyk. His humor reduces the stress and his knowledge of the Ford product is unmatched. Gregg Decman was our finance man. He was excellent also. He conducted our deal with respect and courtesy. He explained our process step by step. Even though this is not our first purchase he took the time as we went through every detail and answered every question. Thank you. John and Mary Lynde

"Reliable and respectful"

Jones7469
DEALERRATER
8-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mitch was an excellent person to work with. He is very respectful and keeps his word. This was the best experience by far we have had when buying a car. Normally we dread going into a dealership to buy a car. Not anymore. We will always come back to Mitch. On a scale of 1-10 to rate him, we give him a 20! You will never find a better sales person than Mitch. He is bar far the best in Rockford!

"Professional, fun atmosphere."

Bearded
DEALERRATER
8-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great people, great service and lots of laughing. Even though my credit didn’t work out. I never once felt like I was judge. He tried all options and it just wasn’t the time yet, but you better believe I will be there again. the lad bad attitude of hey I just want to help you and enjoy doing it. Was excellent. I recommend them to everyone!

"The best experience I’ve ever had buying a new car!"

Nanny
DEALERRATER
8-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mitch Edler was fantastic...I felt comfortable with him right from the start. I felt NO pressure and he was very friendly and positive. He did a great job of explaining the “bells and whistles “ ...more than once! He was sooo patient. His knowledge level was superb...he obviously knows these autos. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

"Fastest car buying experience ever! "

Paigeb
DEALERRATER
8-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This was my second time purchasing a vehicle through Mitch at Anderson Rock River Block and it was so easy and painless. We went into the dealership (with our 2 little ones) and he helped us order our vehicle. He let us know all of what to expect. We were out of the dealership within an hour. As soon as the vehicle arrived, I received a text from Mitch letting me know it had arrived. He had all the paperwork ready as soon as we arrived to pick it up. We had to fill out some other information and we were out the door again within an hour! Mitch has kept in touch making sure that everything is going well and has asked multiple times if we have any questions on our new vehicle. We will continue to purchase our vehicles with Mitch at Anderson Rock River Block.

"Fantastic, personalized customer service"

F150driver
DEALERRATER
8-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We have been shopping around for a new Ford F150. We specifically came to the Rock River Block to see Mitch. He was able to get EXACTLY what we didn't know we were looking. We came looking for the bare minimum of trucks. He showed us a stunning show model, more than we thought we were in the market for. Mitch worked his magic and got us into the truck of my husband's dreams. We will be looking to trade in another car in the next year or so and guess who we will be visiting: Yep Mitch!

"AMAZING!!!!"

maria1#
DEALERRATER
8-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Professional, honest, no games, clear detailed itemized pricing of the car and all fees associated with the purchase. Mitch Edler is a wonderful salesperson. Todd Berg is a wonderful manager. They made the process quick and easy. Mitch gave a detailed tutorial on the car. He answered all our questions and he made it clear that he would be available to us, in the future, if we had any other issues. In a few simple words... SIMPLY AMAZING. I would highly recommend both Mitch , Todd, and the dealership. F.Y.I. I contacted MANY dealerships in my car buying quest. Out of 9 dealerships I found a total of 2 who were willing to be honest and upfront on the costs. Rock River gave me the best service and price. If you're wondering.... I'm not a personal friend or family member of either person. I'm just a customer looking for the best price and service. Go with Mitch Edler, in sales, you wont be disappointed.

Edward Muchala
Edward Muchala
GOOGLE
7-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Fantastic Customer Service!"

R. Lisa Matthews
DEALERRATER
7-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

There is a BIG difference between dealership services offered in Chicago vs. a non-city dealership. I have dual heating/AC, and one side of the car is stuck on heat, the other on AC. However, the car is still hot. The first time this happened, I told the dealership where I bought the car about my Narcolepsy and intolerance for heat which will make me sleepy behind the wheel and can they PLEASE squeeze me in? The best they offered me was an appointment 7+ days away. Fortunately, it fixed itself prior to the appointment date. Fast forward a year or so later, I'm in Rockford, it happens again, told them the same thing and that I can't drive back to the city in a hot car, what did they do? Squeeze me in and they are just as busy!! Go figure. Not to mention, offered me a car (repeatedly) while I wait for repairs, which isn't offered at my dealership. Never again will I purchase a car in the city. It is consistently my experience that you always get the hood version of customer service.

Paula Muse
Paula Muse
GOOGLE
7-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Glenn E
Glenn E
GOOGLE
6-29-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Julia Busse
Julia Busse
GOOGLE
6-27-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

"Great people, communication & hardworking service department"

dcmoza
DEALERRATER
6-22-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We have been working with Brian Haselhorst and Don Murray for the repairs to our vehicle. Parts have been on backorder for several weeks and they have provided us with a great loaner throughout this process. Great communication!

"Overall experience"

JV
DEALERRATER
6-20-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Overall professionalism, friendliness, helpfulness Bernie is always friendly and helpful. He explains options thoroughly, listens to me, and guides me in decision making. Thank you!

Andy Lightfoot
Andy Lightfoot
GOOGLE
6-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
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