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Dodge RAM Laramie Crew Cab

dodge ram truck in moAll Star Dodge,home of a wide selection of new and used Dodge Ram trucks near Ellisville knows that when they say that it’s Dodge tough, they aren’t kidding.  The 2012 Dodge Ram Laramie Crew Cab is not only one tough pickup, but it has all the functionality and comfort you would find in a sedan.

The numbers on this truck are as big as the truck itself.  This beast is powered by a 5.7 liter V8 that is capable of 390hp.  Add to that a 5.6 foot truck bed for hauling your goods and an overall fuel average of 17mpg.  All of that adds up to a pickup truck that is up to the task of any job you are.

The 2012 Dodge Ram Laramie Crew Cab is a four door pickup that actually has useable back seats.  Gone are the days of those uncomfortable jumper seats like you would find in trucks of yore, the folks at Dodge actually made these seats comfortable.  And that is only the beginning of what seems like a very un-truck like interior.  The huge middle console between the seats offers enough space to stash a variety of items and the cup holders are large enough to handle any drink you might bring along.  The seats are wrapped in leather and the steering wheel feels beefy, like it should.  Dodge uses a blue backlight for the gauges, which looks fantastic at night and makes everything very easy to see.  The controls are large and easy to decipher for the AC and heat and the center touchscreen display is easy to navigate.  The Dodge also has a Uconnect feature that lets you have your own Wi-Fi hotspot and a media center that holds hundreds of songs and is Bluetooth and voice command capable.

One of the best features of the 2012 Dodge Ram Laramie Crew Cab is the exterior storage compartments on each side of the truck bed.  These cargo boxes can hold everything from tools to cans of soda and are waterproof and drainable making them the perfect spot to store just about anything you can think of.

The 2012 Dodge Ram Laramie Crew Cab starts out at around $29,000 depending on the various options you can choose.  What you get is a big truck that can handle large payloads, but still get you where you need to go in completed comfort and class.

2013 Dodge Dart Rallye FWD 4dr

new Dodge Dart in MOAll Star Dodge, new and used Dodge Dealer near St. Peters knows that for auto enthusiasts the Dodge Dart is a well-recognized moniker and for 2013 Dodge has unearthed this little sedan again. 

The 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye has Italian roots sharing its structure, suspension and steering with the Alpha Romeo Giullietta, which is sold in Europe.  The outside however is all Dodge with its rakish good looks and menacing black grill and Dodge emblem adorning the front.  The front scoop also gives it that racing heritage feel and adds to an already sleek exterior.  Multi spoke alloy wheels and silver tipped exhaust completes the racing elements of this car.  The car comes in a dizzying array of configurations and colors with plenty of customization options to add on.  There are also five trim levels available; SE, SXT, Rallye, Limited and GT. 

The Rallye package adds fog lamps, interior and exterior design touches, and a leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.  In addition this trim level makes several other optional upgrades available like Bluetooth and Voice Command and audio and equipment upgrades.  The interior of the 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye FWD 4dr is surprisingly spacious considering the size of this sedan.  Dodge engineers went to great extents to insure that the wide and comfortable interior was above expectations.

The 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye FWD 4dr is powered by a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine that will kick out 160horsepowe and 148 lb. – ft. of torque.  This is matched to a six speed manual transmission and will deliver a surprisingly efficient 25mpg in the city and a whopping 36mpg on the highway.  Not bad for a great little car that is full of surprises.

One of the best parts of the 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye FWD 4dr is the price, under $17,000.  Even the Limited package, which is the high end of the line, can be had for under $20,000.  Those are amazing price points for today’s new car market and considering the quality and fun that Dodge has injected into the Dart, it’s nothing short of a steal. 

 

 

 

 

2013 Chrysler Town & Country Touring at your local Dodge Dealer

Chrysler Town and Country in MOAll Star Dodge new Dodge Dealer near Florissant knows that minivans are fantastically versatile vehicles that can suit just about any situation, and Chrysler has been making some of the finest examples since minivan first came into the lexicon.  The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country Touring FWD Mini-van is a premier minivan that offers families everything they could want in classy hauler.

The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country Touring FWD Mini-van is powered by Chrysler’s refine 3.6 liter V6 that yields 283 horsepower and never leaves this van feeling underpowered. The engine is matched to a six speed automatic transmission that shifts seamlessly through all ranges, and feels just right for this van.  Since Chrysler has had years to refine this model what buyers get is a very finished feeling van with great design features.

The outside of the van is slick and accented with plenty of silver giving it a very classy look.  The front of the van has a large silver grill replete with the new aeronautical Chrysler emblem and fog lamps that give this van great appeal.  The multi spoke alloy wheels and clean lines throughout the rest of the exterior blend nicely together. And best of all is the power lift gate on the back of the van that just makes life that much easier.

Inside you will see why this is a top of the line model in the Chrysler line up. For the driver the leather wrapped steering wheel has audio, cruise and phone controls all nicely placed and labeled so hands can stay on the wheel.  The analog gauge cluster is well laid out and accented with silver around the bezels giving it an expensive and refined look. Seating is comfortable and supportive and the rear passengers are treated to a newly redesigned entertainment center with a DVD player, audio controls and separate audio.  Three zone climate controls are included as well so backseat passengers can adjust temperatures accordingly.

The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country Touring FWD Mini-van is priced at a little over $30,000 and that gets buyers a sophisticated minivan with seating for seven passengers and an abundance of high end features.  Whether you’re a family or a business that needs to shuttle people around the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country Touring FWD Mini-van is an excellent choice.

 

 

2013 Dodge Journey SXT FWD Station Wagon

new Dodge Journey in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer in St. Louis has a great line up of new and used Chrysler, Dodge, and Ram vehicles such as the 2013 Dodge Journey SXT Station Wagon.

Tim Cahill once said, “A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles,” and the 2013 Dodge Journey gives you plenty of space for your friends to come along.

The 2013 Dodge Journey SXT FWD Station Wagon is a sleek and well-designed vehicle that has plenty of space for family or friends.  Putting this Dodge into a category is difficult, SUV looks, wagon functionality, and a sedan feel.  The Journey is powered by a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder that’s mated to a 4 speed automatic transmission.  Fuel economy is 19mpg in the city and 26mpg on the highway.

The 2013 Dodge Journey SXT FWD Station Wagon can carry five passengers comfortably and offers a nicely appointed and forward looking cabin space.  The seats are supportive and comfortable even over long drives and are wrapped in a quality cloth material.  For passengers in the back the seats recline, giving riders a variety of options for comfort.  The gauges are housed in cylinders with silver accents and a digital information center sits between, giving drivers plenty of information and easy to read outputs.  Dual climate controls and a six speaker AM/FM CD player with MP3 playback complete what is a sound and comfortable interior.

Standard safety features include ABS, traction and stability control, tire pressure monitoring system, front and rear head airbags and engine immobilizer to name just a few features.  The 2013 Dodge Journey SXT FWD Station Wagon is a fairly weighty vehicle as well, topping out at 3818 pounds and can tow 1000lbs.  In crash tests the Journey received four out of five starts by the government and a Good rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The 2013 Dodge Journey SXT FWD Station Wagon is the mid-level trim package and is priced at around $22,000.  For those looking for a fun vehicle to drive that you won’t find parked in every driveway, then the Dodge Journey is ready to take you on your next adventure.

Used 2010 Chrysler Sebring Touring FWD Convertible

used car special in MOAll Star used Dodge Dealer specials in St. Louis includes a great lineup of quality used cars such as the 2010 Chrysler Sebring Touring FEW Convertible.

The Sebring got high marks from reviewers when it was new for its comfortable ride as well as the ergonomic interior layout.  Another great feature that received plenty of praise from auto reviewers is its MyGIG infotainment system with navigation.

The 2010 used Sebring sedan can be had in a 4 cylinder or V6 engine, the V6 offers two different options.  The 2010 Chrysler Sebring sedan is available with either a four-cylinder engine or the choice of two V6s. The standard 2.4-liter 4 cylinder engine offers 173-horsepower; or an optional 3.5-liter which delivers much more power at 235-hp, and is mated with a new six-speed automatic transaxle. The V6 engine delivers an estimated EPA fuel economy rating of 16 mpg city. Fuel economy is rated at 24/32 mpg for the four-cylinder engine.

As far as safety is concerned the Sebring gets top safety ratings, a perfect 5 stars in government crash test ratings for frontal crash protection, and 4 stars for rear crash protection.  The convertible model ranked just slightly lower with a 4 star rating on frontal crash protection, but it received 5 starts in all the other categories tested. The IIHS gave Sebring a rating of “Good” for safety frontal offset and side crash tests for both the sedan as well as the convertible model.

Safety features included with the 2010 Sebring include; six airbags and anti-lock brakes which are standard and electronic stability control and traction control are optional.  Other standard safety features include; are four-wheel antilock brakes, active front head restraints and front-seat side airbags, while the sedan adds side curtain airbags.

“The Sebring convertible comes off as more luxurious than its four-door hardtop sibling, and it also offers the most backseat space in its class.” – Edmunds.com

“The Chrysler Sebring gets mostly five-star ratings from the government for crash protection;, and it now earns top ‘”good”’ scores in every major category from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), thanks to a new whiplash-averting front-seat design.”—The CarConnection.com

2012 Jeep Patriot Trims and Features

new Jeep Patriot in MOThe 2012 Jeep Patriot is a smaller SUV that’s sole as Sport, Latitude and Limited editions. The base model Sport model comes with rear privacy glass,16-inch wheels, foglamps, roof rack, cruise control, outside temperature display, steering wheel with audio controls, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. Currently available options include air-conditioning and the Power Value Group, which adds keyless entry, full power accessories and heated mirrors.

The mid-level Patriot Latitude has the previously mentioned  optional items plus 17-inch alloy wheels, remote start, heated front seats, height-adjustable driver seat, a fold-flat front passenger seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, AC power outlet and a trip computer. The luxurious Limited model includes a larger four-cylinder engine, four-wheel disc brakes, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, six-way power driver seat and an upgraded sound system with a six-disc CD changer and satellite radio.

The Security and Cargo Convenience package, available on the Latitude and Limited is worth consideration. It offers daytime running lights, front-seat side-impact airbags, roof rack crossbars, remote ignition, a cargo cover, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and Bluetooth. The Sun and Sound package is also available on the Patriot Latitude and Limited. It adds on a sunroof and a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics audio system. The Off-Road package is available on all of the 2012 Patriots. This package adds the Freedom Drive II all-wheel-drive system, all-terrain tires, skid plates, tow hooks and hill descent control.

The 2012 Jeep Patriot Sport and Latitude models are equipped with front-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, with 158 horsepower and 141 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 23 city/29 highway/25 combined. Examine a new Jeep Patriot in person at All Star Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep Dealer near O’Fallon.

 

2013 RAM 3500 Heavy Duty

Dodge RAM HD in MOAll Star Dodge, home of a wide selection of new Dodge trucks near Jerseyville knows that in the world of trucks the 2013 RAM 3500 Heavy Duty is as big and tough as they come.  This four door truck is built to haul, tow and move just about anything, and it does so in style.

The truck is built on a heavy duty steel frame that has eight cross members for added strength and stability.  That frame allows not only the big body truck to sit on top, but helps to give this truck a 17,000 pound towing capacity, which can be increased to 30,000 pounds with all the available options.  To put it in perspective, that’s 15 tons of towing capacity or the ability to tow two full grown African elephants behind you!  Okay, maybe you don’t need to tow elephants, but if the need ever came about, this is the truck to do it in.

All jokes aside, this truck was made to work in almost any condition.  Dodge uses a 5.7 liter HEMI V8 in the 2013 RAM 3500 Heavy Duty, giving it an impressive 383 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque.  All of this is mated to a high tech six speed transmissions that insures smooth transitions and consistent shifting even under load.

The interior of this truck offers you everything you would expect to find in any modern vehicle.  This big RAM offers Bluetooth connectivity, a touchscreen display, an information center tied into the gauge display so you can keep track of the truck’s performance and even three separate cup holders right between the seats.  There is also plenty of storage space with nooks and crannies abounding and a cavernous glove box that can swallow just about anything.

The 2013 RAM 3500 Heavy Duty is a massive work truck that is built to head to the site and take on the day’s challenges.  With the addition of four wheel drive, the 2013 RAM 3500 Heavy Duty is priced at around $41,000 depending on options chosen.

2011 Dodge RAM 2500 ST Regular Cab

DODGE RAM TRUCKS IN moAll Star Dodge, home of a wide selection of new Dodge RAM trucks in Bridgeton MO.  If you’re looking for a no nonsense truck that will go over, pull or drag just about any obstacle you can throw its way, then the 2011 Dodge RAM 2500 ST Regular Cab is just what you’re looking for. 

The 2011 Dodge RAM 2500 ST Regular Cab is a truck that is ready to go right when you drive it off the lot.  This RAM is powered by Dodge’s impressive 5.7 liter V8 that will push out 383hp and give you 400 lb.-ft. of torque.  This is mated to a 5 speed transmission with overdrive.  As far as hauling and towing is concerned you needn’t worry with a 3,120 payload capacity and 13,450 lbs. of towing capability.  The 2011 Dodge RAM 2500 ST Regular Cab comes in a standard 4×2 configuration with 4×4 as an available option.

The interior of this big Dodge is roomy and comfortable.  Everything inside is larger than life from the cavernous center console to the large and comfy steering wheel.  The stereo is a simple design with large dials and an easy to read display.  Underneath the stereo you will find beefy HVAC controls and all you other push button options.  The gauges are laid out well with an analog display that will let you keep track of all the truck’s important numbers.  The cloth seats are supportive and comfortable even over long halls and the tough material will stand up to plenty of abuse.

The 2011 Dodge RAM 2500 ST Regular Cab can be found for around $27,000 depending on condition and options on the truck.  This is a truck for those who work hard and need a vehicle that can stand up to the daily rigor.  There are other trucks on the market, but nothing will look and perform quite like this great big Dodge.

 

 

A Glance at the New Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee in MOThe 2013 new Jeep Grand Cherokee is a stylish and rugged midsize SUV that is available in three main trim levels; Laredo, Limited and Overland. All three versions are available with rear-drive or four-wheel-drive. However, the high-performance SRT8 model is four-wheel-drive only. Compare and contrast the new Jeep Cherokee at your local Jeep Dealer in Missouri,  All Star Dodge.

The new Cherokee Laredo may be the entry level model, but it still has lots of great standard equipment. Laredo includes; 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglamps, cruise control, full power accessories, dual-zone air-conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a clear sounding six-speaker audio system.

The optional Laredo E package adds roof rails, keyless ignition/entry, an eight-way power driver seat and satellite radio. The Security and Convenience package tacks on remote engine start, a cargo cover, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a USB/iPod interface.  The Laredo X package brings 18-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a power front passenger seat and a rearview camera. It also adds on a nine-speaker premium sound system, with satellite radio, digital music storage and touchscreen interface. 

The Limited has some excellent features of its own. It has all the Laredo’s optional equipment plus xenon headlights, rear parking sensors, a Garmin navigation system, automatic wipers, a gorgeous dual-pane panoramic sunroof, driver memory functions and heated second-row seats. Additional 2013 Grand Cherokee Limited features include; hill decent control, luxury floor mats, exterior mirrors with turn-signals and remote start.

On its webpage, Jeep claims that the Jeep Cherokee has received more awards over its lifetime than any other SUV. Does this mean that it is the best? Quite possibly, yes. A new Grand Cherokee has a starting MSRP range from $27,695 all the way up to $44,495. SUV shoppers can visit a nearby Jeep dealership for additional information and to get a closer look at one.

2013 Dodge RAM 2500 Outdoorsman Crew Cab

dodge ram in MOThe 2013 Dodge RAM 2500 Outdoorsman Crew Cab makes no excuses for who and what it is.  This is a big truck that can pull, haul and drive through about anything you set in its path.

The 2013 2013 Dodge RAM 2500 Outdoorsman Crew Cab is powered by the standard 5.7 liter Hemi V8 that can generate 383 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque.  The engine is mated to a six speed transmission that comes with Electronic Range Select and Tow/Haul Mode.  The Electronic Range Select allows drivers to manually limit the highest gear, giving the driver greater control. The Tow/Haul feature once again gives drivers control by providing more power and reducing shifting so the truck doesn’t lurch and jump trying to find the right gear.

With this combination of power and technology combined, the 2013 2013 Dodge RAM 2500 Outdoorsman Crew Cab puts together some pretty impressive numbers.  This Dodge can tow 15, 000 pounds and has a payload capacity of 2,900 pounds.  With that much capability you will be hard pressed to push this truck to its limits.  And if you do decide to push this truck to its limits, Dodge has you covered with ABS, a safety cage and crumple zones that surround the cabin, tire pressure monitoring, airbags, and even a park assist system to help you out when going in reverse.

The interior of the 2013 2013 Dodge RAM 2500 Outdoorsman Crew Cab will have you quickly forgetting that you are driving a truck.  The interior is large and even the back seat is useable, unlike what you would find in many trucks. The fabric used on the seats is stain resistant, meaning you won’t feel guilty about getting this thing dirty after a long hard day.  The Alpine sound system offers everyone inside a concert hall like experience and the optional Media center helps to control it all with a touchscreen console.  This Ram also offers a ton of storage options, from the rear seats being able to fold down to the tool boxes on the side of the truck bed, this RAM will haul everything you need.

The 2013 2013 Dodge RAM 2500 Outdoorsman Crew Cab starts at around $39,000.  What you get is a big good looking truck that will continue to surprise and delight you every time you get in.

To check out a new Dodge RAM in St. Louis, stop in at All Star Dodge today.