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2009 Dodge Ram Truck

used Dodge Ram in MOAll Star Dodge, home of the top selling used Dodge Ram truck in Jerseyville is pleased to announce that automotive reviewers like the all new redesigned 2009 Dodge Ram pickup truck. It has the only coil-over suspension on the full-size truck market which gives the Dodge Ram the best ride and handling in its class.

Now is the time to be a full-size truck buyer. Reviewers say that it’s tough to make a bad choice in this competitive class, and the 2009 Dodge Ram pickup, with a full redesign manages to keep pace with the toughest competitors. Many test drivers say the Dodge Ram surpasses the competition.

In almost all areas the 2009 Dodge Ram pickup truck has surprised a lot of reviewers with its car-like ( yes that’s right car-like) driving performance and handling, high-tech interior and useful exterior features.

The 2009 Ram Truck won a recent Edmunds four-way comparison that also included the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, and Toyota Tundra. Explaining the victory to automotive reviewers Edmunds says,” the Dodge Ram impresses us with a solid performance, understated ability to tow the socks off the competition, and rugged good looks, Oh, and those coil springs? After this many of us won’t have our truck any other way.

The 2009 Dodge Ram has won many awards, including Motor Week’s Best Pickup Driver’s Choice Award.  It was also selected for Editor’s choice for Car and Driver and was named “Best Full-size Pickup Truck of Texas” by the Texas Auto Writers Association. Truckin’ Magazine deemed the 2009 Dodge Ram the Truck of The Year.

For 2009 the Ram’s suspension has gone from being a leaf spring assembly to a coil-over set up, making the ride more stable without sacrificing towing or hauling capabilities.

The Ram truck has three engines available and one of the only V6 engines available in its class.

As is typical for Dodge, the 2009 Ram sports aggressiveness, masculine styling, but it also comes with a heavy dose of daily use and practicality, thanks to an interior and exterior stuffed with lockable and water tight cubby holes.

” Dodge now has the most comfortable half-ton on the market, and there’s absolutely no trade-off in capabilities.”– Automotive Magazine.

” The new Ram is a significant step forward in half ton truck ride and handling. And that ride quality is now closer to that of a car that anybody-on-frame pick- up yet.”– Popular Mechanics

Changes to the 2013 Jeep Wrangler

new Jeep Dealer in ILAll Star Dodge Jeep Dealer in Wood River is pleased to announce the arrival of the 2013 Jeep Wrangler.

There have been many changes to the new Jeep Wrangler including;  updated seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, improved tire pressure monitoring system; LED courtesy lights; and new wheels.

Standard features on all models include dual windshield wiper nozzles and a premium soft top is an option on all models.  The Alpine 7 Speaker stereo with 368 watts, and an improved soft top is available for Wrangler Unlimited.  Trailer sway dampening is standard. Premium Katzkin leather will also be available as an option.

According to All Par; “The Jeep Wrangler remains unique in North America, with strong off-road capabilities, removable doors, fold-down front window, removable top (cloth or fiberglass), and a tough four wheel drive system. For 2012, Jeep swapped out the corporate 3.8 engine for a 3.6 Pentastar V6, changed from a four-speed automatic to a five-speed, and had subtle and apparently minor aerodynamic improvements.”

New updates have also been made to the Jeep’s 5 speed transmission with a wider gear range for improved off-road performance and lower first gear.

A lighter weight engine helps improve fuel economy.  Jeep’s engine is 90 lbs lighter with no exhaust manifold.

According to All Par; “For 2011, the Jeep Wrangler’s interior had been redesigned with an updated instrument panel and new storage areas, with upgraded materials; a lockable console and upgraded “true” door armrests have more comfortable touch points, and the center stack is easier to reach and operate. Heated, power mirrors are now available, and larger rear windows increase visibility. The arm rest and door pull have a more ergonomic placement and design, with soft touch materials and more user-friendly locks.”

Other new updates include; Steering wheel controls for the radio, cruise control, hands free phone, and other functions.  “A new USB interface Steering-wheel controls have been added for the radio, cruise control, hands-free phone, and other functions, and a new USB interface connects storage devices (thumb drives and most MP3 players) to the Media Center with streaming Bluetooth audio. Twelve-volt accessory outlets have been added, and a new 115-volt outlet (150 watts) is optional, in the center console,” says All Par.

The 2010 Dodge Ram

used Dodge Ram in MissouriAll Star Dodge Dealer, home of a wide selection of new and used Dodge Ram trucks in Bridgeton MO is pleased to announce that many auto reviewers call the 2010 used Dodge Ram in Missouri, the smoothest ride in its class, and an innovative cargo solution.  The 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 is a strong contender in one of the most competitive automotive classes. The 2012 Dodge Ram surprises a lot of reviewers with its car like, ride and handling performance, high-tech interior layout, and useful exterior features. Depending on the features buyers select, the Ram Truck can be stuffed full of handy lockable and waterproof storage compartments, both inside and outside of the bed. The Ram’s roomy cabin is available with high tech standard features like a hard drive for storing music files and WiFi capability. Automobile reviewers like the fact that the Dodge Ram 1500 has so many features available that the buyer can actually customize his own truck. Most reviewers say the Ram 1500 is as good as a full size pickup gets. Edmonds says, “Given all of the praise we heap on the 2010 Ram 1500, it is no wonder why this pick up beat the competition in a recent comparison test. When pitted against the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F150 and Toyota Tundra– which are all excellent  trucks in their own right– the Ram took home the prize for its well-rounded strengths.” Test drivers agreed the RAM has a lot to offer including an upscale interior some the best performance in this class and macho styling that fits the full size pickup class to a tee. 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 advantage – Excellent handling – Powerful engines The Ram comes in regular, crew, and quad cab, with bed sizes ranging from five feet seven inches to a full eight feet. Trim  levels range from the base ST to the near luxury Laramie. New for 2010 the Rams maximum towing capacity has been increased, integrated trailer brake controllers are optional also this year and iPod connector is now available. “Although you might think that its coil-sprung  rear axle imparts commendable ride and handling at the expense of burliness, the Ram maintains great cargo and towing abilities. Three engine, cab, and bed choices are available and the Ram’s styling remains brash and unmistakable.”–Car and Driver The 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 sits atop our list of pickup trucks for its strong V8, classy interior  revolutionary rear suspension that makes it the smoothest riding rig in the regular market.”– Edmunds

2012 Jeep Wrangler

new Jeep Dealer in MOAll Star Dodge new Jeep Dealer in Florissant is pleased to announce that reviewers say last year’s interior upgrades and a new engine option make the 2012 Jeep Wrangler the toughest Wrangler built yet.

Automotive critics have always drooled over the Jeep Wranglers rock climbing and trail crawling capabilities, awarding it the most capable affordable off-road SUV on the market. That’s all changed, with the new V6 engine reviewers have fallen madly in love with the Jeep Wrangler all over again. “It’s the most powerful refined Wrangler yet, which earns it our Best Off-Road SUV for the Money award,” US News automotive reviewers.

While test drivers are thoroughly impressed with the 2012 Jeep Wrangler’s brawny performance they are even more enthused with its off- road finesse. Jeep’s new V6 engine is more refined and allows for comfortable highway passing maneuvers which make the Wrangler a lot more suitable for daily commute duty this year.

Automotive reviewers agree that combined with interior upgrades for 2011, including nice materials and seat heaters, shoppers in the market for an affordable off-road SUV that can tackle both the outback and metropolitan streets should look no further than the 2012 Jeep Wrangler.

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler advantage
– New powerful V6 engine
– Better on road performance the 2011 model
– Outstanding off road abilities

New for 2012: Jeeps new V6 engine that is more powerful and fuel efficient than the engine it replaces. The Wrangler is available in four models, Sport SS, Sahara and Rubicon.

“This completes a two year makeover that saw the interior redone for the 2011 model year, transforming the Wrangler into a rather premium entry that maintains its still affordable  $22,845 dollar base price- despite the gains in power and fuel economy.” AutoWeek

“The Jeep Wrangler has never been a refined road machine. But the new interior combined with the revised powertrain has made this 2012 model the most powerful, livable and quietest one yet. And as good as it is on the road, Jeep made sure the Wrangler remains the most capable off-road vehicle you can buy.

“Driving the Wrangler there’s never a sense of sacrifice, first it can do everything if not more than the entire Wrangler’s from years gone by.” The Detroit News

2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty

Dodge Ram truck in ILAll Star Dodge Dealer home of a great selection of used Dodge Ram trucks in Bridgeton MO knows that the 2010 Dodge Ram HD, is a powerful truck with a comfortable cabin, great towing abilities and an engine with plenty of muscle that makes quick work out of most utility jobs, the Dodge Ram Heavy Duty is a great choice

If you’re considering a heavy duty truck, you’re probably interested is something that can handle tough jobs. The line of all new 2010 Dodge Ram heavy duty trucks which includes both 2500 3500 models are here to tackle anything you can throw at them.
The Kansas City Star said, “Heavy duty pickups are the sumo wrestlers of the truck world. They’re big tough, steadfast ready for anything you can ask of them, including pulling a trailer that is more than twice as heavy as the truck itself. But a few select big trucks, such as the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Laramie Mega Cab 4X4 with the Cummins 6.7 liter turbo diesel engine, are equipped more like a luxury car than a work truck.”
Most reviewers say that the RAM heavy duty trucks are worthy entries into the heavy duty truck class, and are very pleased with the RAM HD towing and hauling abilities and powerful engine options. The standard diesel engine on the 3500(optional for the 2500) is equipped with an exhaust brake that helps slow down the heavy duty trucks when under load without using the brakes. This saves brake pad longevity and prevents brake fade; few in the heavy duty truck category can match this performance measure.
Automotive critics say Ram HD interiors present a very comfortable cabin layout, some of the most comfortable seats in this class and a long list of optional features. Crew and Mega Cab models feature under floor storage that’s ideal for tools or muddy footgear.

2010 RAM HD truck advantage
– Strong diesel engine
– Great towing abilities
– Comfortable cabins

New for Dodge 2010 heavy duty trucks: redesigned with new sheet metal, a revised suspension, and upgraded interior, with enhanced optional features.

“Not just the heavy Dutiest Rammiest Ram ever but also the quietest and most comfortable heavy duty truck we can remember.” Car and Driver

“The 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 is a top pick for heavy duty truck that features a top notch interior and improved ride quality on top of its already impressive towing and hauling capabilities.” Edmonds

The new Dodge Durango Gets Great Reviews

new Dodge Dealer in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer in Wood River is pleased to announce that the 2012 Dodge Durango’s rugged good looks, upscale interior and stand out performance continues to impress automotive critics again this year.


The 2012 Dodge Durango was developed in collaboration with the designers of the new 2012 Mercedes Benz M-Class.  Automobile reviewers say its luxury roots are apparent. This family and cargo hauling SUV packs sporty driving dynamics, mainly due to its German engineering, powerful HEMI V8 engine and rear wheel drive.

In fact test driver say the Dodge Durango is one of the only affordable midsize SUV’s to include a V8 engine that puts power to the rear wheels making it one of the most enjoyable SUV’s to drive in its class. Automotive writers are extremely impressed with the 2012 Dodge Durango’s high-quality interior and easy to use features. The Dodge Durango offers Sirius TV, a Chrysler exclusive including kids TV channels along with satellite radio package. Most reviewers say the 2012 Dodge Durango should be at the top of your shopping list if you’re in the market for a 3 row crossover.

2012 Dodge Durango advantage
– Classy interior
– Powerful V8 engines
– Surprisingly nimble handling performance

New for 2012: The new 6 speed automatic transmission that contributes improved fuel economy in 4 wheel drive V6 models.

“Formally a truck based body on frame SUV; The Durango now uses a carlike unibody architecture that noticeably improves ride and handling dynamics. Dodge has also increased refinement with a smoother more powerful V6 engine, not to mention a welcoming cabin that has high quality, soft touch materials in place of the previously drab and budget-feeling hard plastics.” Edmunds

“The Dodge’s refined ride and handling, fuss-free technology and impressive foul-weather handling made it a first rate travel companion full stop.”Autoblog

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee

new Jeep Dealer in MOAll Star Jeep Dealer  in Ellisville is pleased to announce that automobile reviewers rate the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee as an excellent off-road vehicle with a luxurious interior rarely seen in the mid-size SUV class.


The 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee carries the legendary Jeep reputation for superior off road performance, but includes a much more refined interior than most other off road vehicles.

The 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee has two engines available.  The V6 gets fairly good fuel economy for an off-roader, but test drivers recommend the V8 for its increased power performance.

Standard for the Jeep Cherokee is the 3.7 liter V6 and rear wheel drive, although a 5.7 liter Hemi V8 power plant and three different 4X4 wheel drive systems are optional. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 comes equipped with the 6.1 liter Hemi V8 and standard all-wheel drive.

The 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee base trim comes standard with a power adjustable driver’s seat, 6 speaker stereo, satellite radio, an electronic stability control.  Limited trims add standard navigation, leather wrap shift knob and steering wheel, rear view camera, rear parking sensors and upgraded audio systems.

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee advantage
– Upscale interior
– Legendary off road performance
– Powerful available V8

Reviewers feel that the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers excellent off road handling and good performance on road from its array of engines– three in all including a new 6.1 liter Hemi V8.

“Considering the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s off-road prowess, it’s on road manners are surprisingly good. Steering is precise and handling is mostly sure footed. In off-road situations the Jeep’s generous wheel travel and advanced 4 wheel drive hardware earn it true Mountain goat status.”– Edmunds

“Gutsy with Hemi engine and relatively agile on pavement considering its formidable off-road chops.” Car and Driver

New Feature for Dodge Ram Laramie Longhorn

Dodge Ram Trucks in ILAll Star Dodge Dealer, home of a wide selection of new and used Dodge Ram trucks in Missouri, is pleased to announce that Dodge is getting ready to introduce an all  new feature in the Laramie Longhorn Ram.

The Laramie Longhorn edition has a new feature to enable truck owners to unlock the Ram Boxes using the key fob-a feature designed to make life easier.

The Longhorn has and additional feature, a pneumatic lifter that lets drivers select just how much height they want in their ride. Drivers can select more for touch roads and less when backing up to hitch up a trailer.

“The ‘Horn is one impressive hunk of truck,” says auto news “For about $50,000, Ram has been made as Texas styled as possible, from the belt buckle-type badge on the sides, saddle-bag leather to the barbed-wire motif in the floor mats.”

Another feature recently added is a shifter that moves to the dash as a knob without mechanical linkage, there is no need for a shifter on the floor with this new addition.

The Key Fob enables rear Ram Boxes to be locked at the same time the truck’s interior is locked so drivers will no longer have to fumble through key rings.  The pneumatic lift functions to raise the truck up or lower it to the desired height.

In 2010 the Laramie Limited was first offered as Chrysler’s most luxurious truck ever.  Today it is offered as the 1500 and the 2500 models and other HD pickup models as well.

To test drive any new or used Dodge Ram truck, contact All Star Dodge in Bridgeton MO today, you won’t be disappointed!

2013 Dodge Dart

new Dodge Dealer in ILAutomobile reviewers say the “all new 2013 Dodge Dart” shakes up the affordable small class, with diverse customizable models in its category. Buyers have several models to choose from including the performance tuned R/T and fuel efficient Aero. Test drivers have taken a few test drives and so far most prefer the powerful optional 1.4 liter turbo charged engine, several reviewers say the Dart’s colorful easily-customized cabin makes competitors like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla look boring.

USA Today,” the 1.4 liter turbo charged model with manual transmission test driven here was a delight. pep-arronie plus a soft engagement clutch for easy driving both in traffic and on the uncrowded way.”
The 2013 dart features three inline four cylinder engines and three six speed manual transmissions. A six speed automatic is available. The standard engine is the 2.0 liter 160 horsepower engine. The next step up is the optional 1.4 liter turbocharged engine that also makes 160 horsepower but produces more torque than the base engine.
The third engine is a 2.4 liter 184 horsepower engine that comes standard on the R/T model.
Dodge anticipates the base engine with manual transmission will get right around 25/36 mpg city/highway, the 1.4 liter engine and manual transmission to average 27/39 MPG. The most efficient model is the Aero, and Dodge says it will get at least 41 MPG on the highway.
Reviewers say the Darts interior is far from dull and stands out with 14 color and trim combinations as well as hundreds of options and packages that shoppers can choose to make their Dart unique. The 2013 Dart comes with power windows and four speaker stereo systems with CD player. Bluetooth and a U-connect touch-screen infotainment system that can be equipped with navigation.

“In fact among open minded shoppers, we’d bet that’ll be hard to justify a Corolla, Civic or Elanta after driving a Dart.” USA Today

To test drive a new or used Dodge Dart in Illinois, visit your local All Star Dodge Dealer in Jerseyville today, you won’t be disappointed!

2010 Dodge Ram 1500

new Dodge Ram in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer, home of the new Dodge Ram in Jerseyville knows that The 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 with innovative cargo solutions, a ride that some reviewers say is the smoothest in its class,  is a contender in one of the most competitive automotive classes in the U.S. market.

The 2012 Dodge Ram surprises a lot of reviewers with its car like, ride and handling performance, high-tech interior layout, and useful exterior features. Depending on the features buyers can choose from, the Ram Truck can be stuffed  full of handy lockable and waterproof storage compartments, both inside and outside on the bed. The Rams roomy cabin is available with high tech standard features like a hard drive for storing music files and Wi-Fi capability. Automobile reviewers like the fact that the Dodge Ram 1500 has so many features available the buyer can actually customize his own truck.
Most reviewers say the Ram 1500 is as good as a full size pickup gets. Edmonds says, “Given all of the praise we heap on the 2010 Ram 1500, it is no wonder why this pick up beat the competition in a recent comparison test. When pitted against the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F150 and Toyota Tundra– which are all excellent trucks– the Ram took home the prize for its well-rounded strengths.”
Test drivers agreed the RAM has a lot to offer including an upscale interior some the best performance in this class and macho styling that fits the full size pickup class to a tee.

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 advantage
– Excellent handling
– Powerful engines

The Ram comes in regular, crew, and quad cab, with bed sizes ranging from five feet seven inches to a full eight feet. Trim levels range from the base ST to the near luxury Laramie. New for 2010 the Rams maximum towing capacity has been increased, integrated trailer brake controllers are optional also this year and iPod connector is now available.

“Although you might think that its
coil-sprung rear axle imparts commendable ride and handling at the expense of burliness, the Ram maintains great cargo and towing abilities. Three engine, cab, and bed choices are available. and the Ram’s styling remains brash and unmistakable. “Car and Driver

The 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 sits atop our list of pickup trucks for its strong V8, classy interior revolutionary rear suspension that makes it the smoothest
riding rig in the regular market.” Edmunds