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New 2013 Jeep Compass Sport FWD Sport Utility

jeep compass in MOAll Star new Jeep Dealer near Wood River is pleased to announce that the new 2013 Jeep Compass is ranked 19 out of 20 Affordable Compact SUVs and number 15 in Off Road SUVs.

Its low base price may attract value-conscious shoppers, but reviewers say that the 2013 Jeep Compass lacks the power, refinement and space of higher-ranking compact SUVs.

The new Jeep Compass has a 4 cylinder engine with a V6 upgrade available and a standard 5 speed manual transmission. An optional feature is the Continuously Variable Transmission also called CVT which improves performance.  According to the EPA fuel economy in the Compass is 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Handling is good according to auto reviewers.

SUV buyers will be attracted to the low price and great fuel economy of the Jeep Compass.  Because it is a crossover, this vehicle offers great handling-more like a car than a truck.  The Compass is more of a family vehicle or office commuter and not a top off road SUV.

The new Compass is more affordable than many other SUVs in its class.  Standard features include; a four-speaker stereo with an auxiliary input jack.  Optional features include automatic climate control, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, navigation and a Boston Acoustics stereo with flip-down tailgate speakers.

“Compass makes sense as a functional wagon for people who crave Jeep Grand Cherokee styling in a cheaper, more-compact package.” — Consumer Guide (2012)

“Its interior look and feels, dare we say it, nice.” – Edmunds

To test drive a new Jeep Patriot in Missouri or Illinois, visit All Star Dodge today, you won’t be disappointed!

Upcoming Models and Updates from Chrysler

dodge dealer's chrysler modelsAll Star Dodge new Dodge Dealer near O’Fallon is pleased to announce that AllPar has released a list of estimates in new vehicles that will be launched in the next few years.

To start with there is a remote possibility of the Sebring coming back and the 300 will be the only alphanumeric model in Chrysler’s lineup.   According to Allpar the launch of the small Jeep B SUV has been postponed until 2014.  Also in 2014 will be the Doblo based van and the Dodge viper will be updated in 2015.

Chrysler’s flagship large cars will get an upgrade with UConnect technology as a standard feature.  The update for 2013 will be Durango which will get an 8 speed automatic transmission just like the Jeep Cherokee.  The new Jeep Wrangler platform will be launched in 2015 or 2016.  A Wrangler based pickup truck will be introduced for sure according to AllPar.

Several Chrysler cars will be re-engineered and there will be new compact and subcompact cars along with a new compact sedan model.

Many have said that Chrysler depends too much on its SUVs and trucks that bring in big profits which may decline with the increase in fuel prices.  In today’s market, fuel economy is the number one concern when purchasing new cars, according to national research.

According to AllPar; “While all segments of Chrysler’s sales have risen for 2012, some have risen faster than others; passenger cars now make up over 30% of sales, up from 25.9% in 2011. Small and mid-sized cars increased with the launch of the Fiat 500, while large and specialty car sales rose with upgrades of the 300/300C, Charger, and Challenger.” “The largest chunk of Chrysler sales (31.5%) remains SUVs, bolstered by the hot-selling Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee, but the share has declined from 36% in 2011. Minivans are again #2, followed by pickups and vans; small and mid-sized cars are now nearly as strong,” says AllPar.

The 2013 Dodge RAM 1500

new dodge ram in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer, home of the top selling new Dodge Ram Truck in Bridgeton MO is pleased to announce that the new 2013 RAM model ranked 2 out of 10 full sized pickups in its class. 

The 2013 Ram 1500 ranks 2 out of 10 Full Size Pickup Trucks.  It was the top pick for great fuel economy in a V6 truck along with its smooth ride and ample standard features.

The Ram 1500 is a top performer offering decent fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The V6 was deemed to have plenty of HP for daily driving and some towing and hauling, but for more serious work would be best on the optional V8 Hemi.  The V6 is paired with a standard 6 speed automatic transmission.

The Ram 1500 offers good handling with a one of a kind suspension system in the rear that is responsible for its comfortable ride.

The Ram 1500 has a unique rear suspension that reviewers say gives it the most comfortable ride in the

Inside the cabin, Ram is one of the best in its class according to vehicle reviewers.  There is seating for up to 6 with the crew cab trim.  Standard features include; a six speaker stereo system, USB port and upper trim levels include; power windows and mirrors, infotainment and navigation system as well as voice control.

“It’s hard to go wrong with any full-size truck these days, but if you want a really nice one, the Ram 1500 ranks as our favorite.” — Edmunds

“Until now, V6 pickups were generally low-priced base models with little power or appeal. The Ram changes that, with a long list of advanced features and a correspondingly high price.” — The Detroit Free Press

“Besides all-new interiors and evolutionary styling-still boldly unmistakable-the new Ram stands out for four key distinctions: its new standard V-6; its new eight-speed automatic transmission; its stop/start technology; and its air-spring suspension.” — Popular Mechanics

Used 2012 Jeep Patriot Sport 4WD Sport Utility

jeep patriot in MOAll Star Dodge and Jeep Dealer near Wood River is pleased to announce that the 2012 Jeep Patriot is one of the most car like off road vehicles on the market today according to Bestcars.com

Not only is the 2012 Jeep Patriot provide the most car like ride, it also costs less than any vehicle in its class.  If you are in the market for a low cost SUV for daily driving, the Patriot may be the right choice for you.

Jeep Patriot had its exterior colors updated in 2012 as well as improvements to its Continuous Variable Transmission or CVT for better performance.  The CVT is an optional feature on the 2012 Patriot.

Trim levels in the 2012 Jeep Patriot include; the Sport, Latitude, and Limited models, with 2 4WD systems available which are options available only on the 2.4 liter engine. The Sport trim and the Latitude offer 17-inch aluminum wheels, heated front seats, fold-flat passenger seat, air conditioning and a leather steering wheel with integrated audio controls, a power mirrors, windows and door locks. The Limited is further equipped with a power driverâ??s seat, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, satellite radio and a 6-disc CD/DVD player

“Patriot lacks the overall refinement of other vehicles in this class, but compensates somewhat with impressive available off-road capability. As a daily driver ready for the occasional off-road foray, a modestly equipped Patriot makes some sense.” — Consumer Guide

“For those who want a compact crossover that will spend most of its time on-road, but still like the idea of mild off-roading, the Patriot is a decent compromise.” — Motor Trend

To test drive a new or used Jeep Patriot in Missouri, visit All Star Dodge Dealer and see our low mileage vehicles today.

Used 2012 Ram 1500 ST 4WD Crew Cab

used dodge ram in MOThe Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4WD Crew Cab is a full size pickup that can take on just about whatever you throw at it. And a used 2012 Ram 1500 ST 4WD Crew Cab is one of the best deals you can find in the used market today.

This time honored line of trucks has gotten that way for a reason, they are tough well-appointed vehicles that have a lot to offer for the price. The 2012 Ram 1500 ST 4WD Crew Cab is the base model, but still comes with everything you’ll need in an American workhorse. The venerable 3.7liter V-6 offers a great engine that delivers 215 horsepower and 235 foot pounds of torque. All this power while delivering a respectable 14MPG in the city and 20MPG on the highway.
The interior of the 2012 Ram 1500 ST 4 WD Crew Cab is comfortable, if simply appointed. You will find an AM/FM stereo with CD and MP3 auxiliary port, power door locks and mirrors, console storage and vinyl seats. Where the 2012 Ram 1500 ST 4WD Crew Cab really shines is the carrying capacity, not only in the cargo bed, but the interior of these trucks is voluminous. In addition, there are water tight storage compartments on the floor of the cabin and lockable compartments in the cargo bed.
The 2012 Ram 1500 ST 4WD Crew Cab is also big on safety features with anti-lock brakes, stability control, front air bags and curtain airbags as well. Along with safety, one of the nicest features of this Ram are the coil springs in the rear. When you’re not hauling a payload of up to half a ton, then these springs will keep the rear of the truck riding more like a car than a full size pickup.
On the used market, a 2012 Ram 1500 ST 4WD Crew Cab can be had for right around $22,000, of course depending on condition. This truck is a great deal new, and an even better one on the used market.

To test drive a new or 2011 or 2012 new or used Dodge Ram in St.Louis, visit your local All Star Dodge Dealer today.

New 2013 Chrysler Town & Country Limited FWD Mini-van

chrysler minivan in MissouriAll Star new Dodge Dealer near Jerseyville knows that the Chrysler name is synonymous with minivans and the 2013 Town and Country Limited FWD is quite simply the Cadillac of all minivans. In fact, this luxurious minivan is so well appointed that you would be hard pressed to think of any features it does not offer.
This seven passenger van offers luxurious appointments, but all with families in mind. The seats offer a trim that will repel almost all spills with just an easy wipe and go process. This minivan also caters to each person who comes along for the ride. For example the 2013 model offers back passengers a blu ray player, HDMI connection, USB ports and of course individualized climate controls. The front passengers are treated to the same level of comfort and style with a 6.5 in. touch screen for the satellite radio, 6 speaker CD system and if course the Bluetooth and USB ports. The driver also has heated seating, a heated steering wheel and power adjustable pedals for the perfect custom fit.
The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country Limited FWD Mini-van is powered by a 3.6 liter V-6 with a 6 speed transmission, cleverly mounted on the dash by the way, just to the right of the steering wheel. This engine will take you to 60mph in 7.7 seconds and yields an acceptable 17MPG in the city and 25MPG on the highway. Not too bad for a vehicle that will haul 7 people around in total comfort and offers over 143 cubic feet of storage space. One of the best features of that storage space is the rear seats that can be folded and stowed right in the back of the van. Gone are the days of storing those cumbersome bench seats in your garage just to utilize that extra van space.

The New 2013 Chrysler Town & Country Limited FWD Mini-van is priced at around $40,000 depending on what is added, which makes this van in line with many of its competitors. And with its rich appointments, comfortable ride and great hauling capacity, this minivan is well worth it!

Isn’t it Time for a RAM? The 2012 Ram 1500 ST 4WD Crew Cab

used dodge ramThe 2012 used Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4WD Crew Cab is a full size pickup that can take on just about whatever you throw at it.  And a used 2012 Ram 1500 ST 4WD Crew Cab is one of the best deals you can find in the used market today.

This time honored line of trucks has gotten that way for a reason, they are tough well-appointed vehicles that have a lot to offer for the price.  The 2012 Ram 1500 ST 4WD Crew Cab is the base model, but still comes with everything you’ll need in an American workhorse.  The venerable 3.7liter V-6 offers a great engine that delivers 215 horsepower and 235 foot pounds of torque.  All this power while delivering a respectable 14MPG in the city and 20MPG on the highway.

The interior of the 2012 Ram 1500 ST 4 WD Crew Cab is comfortable, if simply appointed.  You will find an AM/FM stereo with CD and MP3 auxiliary port, power door locks and mirrors, console storage and vinyl seats.  Where the 2012 Ram 1500 ST 4WD Crew Cab really shines is the carrying capacity, not only in the cargo bed, but the interior of these trucks is voluminous.  In addition, there are water tight storage compartments on the floor of the cabin and lockable compartments in the cargo bed.

The 2012 Ram 1500 ST 4WD Crew Cab is also big on safety features with anti-lock brakes, stability control, front air bags and curtain airbags as well.  Along with safety, one of the nicest features of this Ram are the coil springs in the rear.  When you’re not hauling a payload of up to half a ton, then these springs will keep the rear of the truck riding more like a car than a full size pickup.

On the used market, a 2012 Ram 1500 ST 4WD Crew Cab can be had for right around $22,000, of course depending on condition.  This truck is a great deal new, and an even better one on the used market.

To test drive a low mileage used Dodge Ram near St. Peters, visit All Star Dodge Dealer today.

 

Used 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD is an Easy Choice

Jeep Dealer in MOIf you’re in the market for a small family SUV that is comfortable in the suburbs, but can still tackle the trails, then the 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD is a match made in heaven.   Additionally, these little SUVs can be found easily on the used car market, and offers a great way to save some cash up front.

The 2012 Liberty Sport has plenty of features that make it a great choice for the daily commute with just that right touch of rebellion for an off road jaunt.  Jeeps have long been known for their great capabilities off road and even though this is one of their smaller offerings, it is still more than capable off road.  The 2012 Liberty Sport is paired with a 3.7 liter V-6 engine, which makes 210 horsepower, and offers a capable engine for tooling down the boulevard or climbing up a back road.  The Liberty really thrives on the off road experience and has two four wheel drive systems, called the Command-Trac II and Selec-Trac II.  These systems offer drivers the off road capability that can be found in the Liberty’s bigger brothers in the Jeep lineup.

The interior of the 2012 Liberty Sport is clean and simple, focusing on function more than eye popping glitz.  The dials are well laid out and all controls are within easy reach of the driver. The main console has large dials, that are easy to read, and easy to grip, even with gloves on.  The seats and interior are wrapped in a material that is easy to clean which points to the Liberty’s real love of off-roading.

All in all the 2012 4WD Jeep Liberty is a competent SUV that offers full size off road capabilities in a small package.  It’s the perfect choice for suburbanites who still want to get out in nature or families that want the safety, stability and tradition that this little Jeep offers.  The 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD can be found on the used market for about $24,000 based on geographic location and present demand.

To test drive new or used cars near  St. Louis MO, visit All Star Dodge new Jeep Dealer near Ellisville today.

Guaranteed Financing at Your Local Dodge Dealer

Dodge Dealer financing in MOAll Star new and used Dodge Dealer financing in BridgetonMO is committed to helping new and used car buyers no matter what your credit situation is.  At All Star Dodge, we work very hard to ensure that you will get the vehicle you want and the financing required while helping to rise your credit score. 

Consumers should be cautious of car dealerships that take advantage, particularly of buyers with poor credit.  We take all of the hassle out of applying for credit and the new or used car buying process.

All Star Dodge offers guaranteed financing, our professional finance staff will assist you in getting the best finance rates possible whether you plan to buy new or used, or lease your next vehicle.  We work to offer a custom finance plan just for you and you can even apply for a vehicle loan online with our secure credit application.

We have access to lenders who work with individuals with all sorts of credit issues.  In some instances you may have to put more cash up front and the amount you will be approved for depends on your overall credit application and down payment.

When getting approved for a new or used car loan at All Star Dodge you will be able to establish, or re-establish your credit rating.  Buying a car from pay on the lot dealerships generally will not usually help your credit score.

All Star Dodge finance has lending sources available that no other auto dealers have. If you have been to another dealership, you will now find with All Star that you will get the assistance that you really need and deserve.

Fill out our secure online credit application at All Star Dodge, Dodge Dealer finance in Saint Louis today.  We will have an answer for you immediately.

Certified Pre Owned 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 4WD

certified dodge ram in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer, home of a wide selection of certified pre owned Dodge Ram trucks in St. Louis knows that buying a used car can be a gamble, which is why certified pre owned cars and trucks have continued to gain popularity.  And if you’re looking for a full size pickup that has plenty to offer, then a certified 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 4WD Crew Cab is nothing short of spectacular.

Power and space are the bread and butter for the Dodge truck line and the 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie is no exception to this rule.  The 5.7 liter V-8 gives this truck the pulling power to drag up to 15,000 pounds based on the motor and axle combination you choose.  All this power does come with a price, which for this Dodge is a 14mpg city/20 mpg highway rating, but with a 26 gallon fuel tank this big boy can go for a while between stops.  Plus, the Crew Cab gets a nice feature called the RamBox which adds a 3.7 cubic locker in each bed rail.  A great spot for tools and any extra items you need to lock down

Even though this is a preeminent work truck, you’ll find that Dodge thinks about their passenger’s comfort as well.  The seats are powered and heated/cooled, along with having enough cushioning for even long trips down the trails or to the next work site. In addition, nice touches like cruise control, a DVD player, and a great stereo system will keep everyone in your truck happy and entertained.

Getting a Certified pre owned 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 4WD Crew Cab should cost you around $23,000, which is a great deal for all this truck has to offer.