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The new 2014 Dodge Dart

new dodge dart at dodge dealer in moAll Star new Dart Dodge Dealer near Florissant knows that the Dodge Dart has attributed to the recent success of Chrysler and its parent company, Fiat.

Nearly $700 million was initially invested in the Illinois factory that assembles the Dodge Dart, the auto plant can produce over 400,000 cars each year.

Chrysler has not launched a new compact sedan since 2005 when the Neon first rolled off of the assembly line; the Dodge Dart has arrived at the perfect time as all major automakers are producing fuel efficient compact sedans.

Chrysler added HID headlamps and LED tail lamps to the Limited trim Dodge Dart and upgraded the turbocharged 1.4 liter Multiair 14 engine keeping the 6 speed manual transmission.

Many new interior features were also added including; leather seats, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, Uconnect with an 8.4-inch navigation screen, satellite radio and a 506-watt Alpine nine-speaker sound system.   The black colored interior is accented by a center stack with clear and easy to read screen and instrument gauges.

As far as speed is concerned, the Dart stacks up well to its competitors including the Ford Focus and Subaru Impreza.  The 1.4 L turbo engine produces 160 HP and 184 lb. /ft. of torque.  The Dodge Dart can travel from 0 to 60 in just 8 seconds beating Ford Focus by 1 second.

The 2013 Dodge Dart delivers an EPA estimated 23 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the high

The new 2014 Dodge Dart has been updated to deliver more power and responsiveness than ever before.  The Dart’s base engine is a 2-liter 4-cylinder “rated at 25/36 with stick and 24/34 with automatic; an optional 1.4 liter turbocharged Fiat engine boosts torque and gas mileage, hitting 28/41 on the Aero stick-shift, at the cost of no small measure of turbo lag. The 2.4 should be the most responsive, fastest choice, and comes only on the GT model, which also features a more sports-tuned suspension; presumably engineers tuned for performance above economy on this model,” says All Par.

2011 Dodge RAM 1500 ST Regular Cab

dodge ram truck in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer, home of a wide selection of new and used Dodge RAM trucks near Wood River, knows that the used Dodge RAM 1500 ST Regular Cab is a great selection for a used truck.

The 2011 Dodge RAM 1500 ST Regular Cab is one of the best deals on the used market.  Besides all the great functionality of a truck the 2011 RAM 1500 is a great looking truck with a lot to offer.

The 2011 Dodge RAM 1500 ST Regular Cab is powered by a 3.7 liter V6, which offers drivers 235 ft. lbs. of torque and 215 hp.  Mated to the standard 4 speed automatic will give this truck 14mpg in the city and 20mpg on the highway.  The RAM uses a rear wheel drive setup with independent suspension on the front and multi link rear suspension.

The interior of the 2011 Dodge RAM 1500 ST regular cab is everything you would expect to find in a truck ready to work.  The huge center console will hold everything from work gloves to a toolkit and of course a spot for almost anything else you care to take with you.  The knobs are large and controls are simple to navigate.  The gauge cluster offers drivers the standard analog dials and a digital information center that offers navigation, termperature and a variety of information to keep the driver in tune with what the truck is doing.

The 2011 Dodge RAM 1500 ST regular cab is a fantastic value on the used car market, and nice models can be found for around $14,000.  For a full size pickup that offers buyers great storage capacity and a comfortable interior, that price is a bargain no matter how you look at it.

2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport Edition

dodge RAM in MOAll Star Dodge, home of a great lineup of new Dodge Ram trucks in Saint Louis knows the Dodge name is synonymous with big trucks that are up to just about any challenge.  And for 2013 Dodge offers consumers the 2013 RAM 1500 Sport Edition.

The 2013 Dodge RAM 1500 Sport Edition shares all the features of the SLT line, but also adds 20 inch wheels, Halogen projection head lights and LED tail lights on the outside of the truck.  The interior gets a premium 7 inch instrument display, dual zone climate control and the Dodge Uconnect system, which offers connectivity for personal devices among other things.

This big Dodge is powered by a 5.7 liter HEMI V8 that gives drivers 14mpg in the city and 20mpg on the highway.  The Dodge RAM 1500 Sport Edition’s V8 engine is mated to a six speed automatic transmission and offers seamless transitions from highway speeds to the low end torque needed for when the road gets rough.  And to make sure that power is used carefully, Dodge added ABS, electronic sability control and plenty of airbags to protect the passengers and driver.

The interior of the Dodge RAM 1500 Sport Edition looks like it would be comfortable in a high end European design.  Drivers will do a double take when they see this plush and sophisticated interior.  It all starts with the 6 ring gauge design that gives the driver pertinent information like speed, RPM, fuel and other information in a beautiful design.  Along with the gauge cluster comes the 7 inch display that keeps drivers informed of happenings both inside and outside of the vehicle.  Another unique touch is the rotary shifter that allows the driver to merely turn the dial to put this big truck into drive, reverse or park.  And of course the Uconnect systems offers drivers everything from phone pairing to instant access to 911 if there’s trouble on the road.

The 2013 Dodge RAM 1500 Sport Edition starts at around $23,000 and nicely optioned models will run in the mid $30s.  The Dodge 1500 series offers buyers a great truck at a price that everyone can agree on.

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition

Jeep Wrangler in MOAll Star Dodge and Jeep Dealer near St. Peters knows that if you’re looking for a serious 4×4 with just the right amount of style, then the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition is a perfect fit.

The 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition isn’t your standard run of the mill four wheel drive.  This mini tank can handle anything that the toughest roads can dish out and all without the after market modifications that usually need to be done.  The engineers at Jeep saw that serious off roaders needed a vehicle that could be taken straight from the Jeep lot to the back roads without worrying that something was going to fall apart.

As with any vehicle, it all starts with what’s under the hood.  For the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition that means the Pentastar V6.  This engine is specifically designed to take on the trails with 260 ft. lbs. of torque and components that are strategically place to avoid mud, water, and anything else the trail might throw at it.  Another great touch is the raised portion on the hood to accommodate the V6, letting everyone know this is no ordinary Jeep.

For the serious trail, this Jeep comes with a beefed up heavy duty rear axle, a differential lock feature that distributes traction evenly to the rear tires and rock rails made of heavy duty gauged steel to protect the Jeep from flying rocks.  In addition, the Goodyear Silent Armor tires are some of the toughest tires out there with excellent tread and even a  Dupont Kevlar layer for extra support.  Reinforced bumpers and black tail lamp cage guards complete what is a very tough off roading package.

The 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition is a serious off roading machine that is trail rated and has received several accolades from off roading magazines.  The 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition starts out at around $33,000 and that price offers you membership to a very exclusive club and the ability to carry on, no matter where the road might lead you.

 

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

new Jeep Cherokee in MOAll Star Dodge Chrysler, and Jeep Dealer and Jeep Dealer in St. Louis knows that the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo looks every bit like a Jeep, but for 2014 this venerable four wheel drive gets a fresh and futuristic redo.

The front of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo still resembles the Cherokees of years gone by, but there is a more aggressive and expensive looking feel.  The grill is now done in a silver accented honeycomb design and the LED head lights give it that high end look.  The fog lamps and silver accents below the bumper lets buyers know that Jeep designers are keeping their eyes on current trends as this looks very contemporary.

While the outside of the Laredo has definitely changed, and become more refined, don’t be fooled, this 4×4 still has what it takes to get the job done.  The Laredo is powered by a 3.6 liter V6 and mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission.  Combine that with the Quadra-Trac 4 wheel drive system, traction control and stability control and this vehicle will climb hills like a Rocky Mountain goat.

In addition to the excellent 4 wheel drive system, the Laredo is also packed with safety features.  Anti-lock brakes, side curtain and a variety of supplemental airbags, including knee air bags, and even trailer sway damping to help you control whatever you are hauling.  And this list is just a sample of all the safety features that come standard on the Laredo.

Inside, buyers will find a comfortable and inviting interior with thoughtful touches.  Dual zone climate control will help everyone to stay comfortable no matter what it’s like outside, and the customizable instrument cluster will keep the driver informed of everything from speed to the suspension system.  Of course the standard cloth seats and stereo will insure that everyone is comfortable for the long haul.

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo starts out nicely appointed at around $30,000.  For that you get a competent and well appointed SUV that is up to whatever task you can come up with.

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

new Jeep Cherokee in MOThe 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo looks every bit like a Jeep, but for 2014 this venerable four wheel drive gets a fresh and futuristic redo. 

The front end of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo still resembles the Cherokees of years gone by, but there is a more aggressive and expensive feel.  The grill is now done in a silver accented honeycomb design and the LED head lights give it that high end luxury look.  The fog lamps and silver accents below the bumper lets buyers know that Jeep designers are keeping their eyes on current trends as this looks very contemporary.

While the outside of the Laredo has definitely changed, and become more refined, don’t be fooled, this 4×4 still has what it takes to get the job done.  The Laredo is powered by a 3.6 liter V6 and mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission.  Combine that with the Quadra-Trac 4 wheel drive system, traction control and stability control and this vehicle will climb hills like no other off road luxury vehicle.

In addition to the excellent 4 wheel drive system, the Laredo is also packed with safety features.  Anti-lock brakes, side curtain and a variety of supplemental airbags, including knee air bags, and even trailer sway damping to help you control whatever you are hauling.  And this list is just a sample of all the safety features that come standard on the Laredo.

Inside, buyers will find a comfortable and inviting interior with thoughtful touches.  Dual zone climate control will help everyone to stay comfortable no matter what it’s like outside, and the customizable instrument cluster will keep the driver informed of everything from speed to the suspension system.  Of course the standard cloth seats and stereo will insure that everyone is comfortable for the long haul.

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo starts out nicely appointed at around $30,000.  For that you get a competent and well appointed SUV that is up to whatever task you can come up with.

Test drive a new Jeep Cherokee at your local All Star Jeep Dealer near St. Peters today.

Upcomming MOPAR Shows Announced by your local Dodge Dealer

Mopar car show announced by dodge dealer in moAll Star new Dodge Dealer in Bridgeton MO is pleased to announce the upcoming 2013 MOPAR car show schedule.

According to AllPar, the following Car shows are scheduled according to Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge Dealers across the nation;

  • Chrysler Dealership in Virginia is hosting the All Mopar Car day organized by the Rappahannock Region Mopar Club, on October 5, 2013 from 9 am to 3 pm. Located at  11030 Route 29 in Culpeper, VA. The first hundred entries get dash plaques; the rain date is October 6, the next day. The show is open to all Mopar vehicles, including AMC, Jeep, and Willys. See Allpar’s coverage of their first event.
  • In New York, the Central New York Mopar Association will once again have their all-Mopar show on Onondaga Lake, with over 300 cars expected. See their site for details.
  • In Pennsylvania, Shively Motors will host the Shippensburg All Mopar Show on June 1, 2014, from 10 am to 3 pm. They will have Bud Faubel on hand, with the “Hemi Honker” he piloted to the 1965 Super Stock Eliminator championship. Pre-registration is not needed, but is required to get a dash plaque.  Trophies are to be given to pre-1960, 1960-1978, 1979-present, 1963-74 muscle cars, trucks, Jeeps, “tuners,” LX/LH/Viper, People’s Choice, and Best of Show categories. For more information, call (717) 532-4136.
  • Moparpalooza is scheduled for the DC metro area on May 19, 10 am to 3:30 pm; it is a charitable Moparpalooza is charity event for Fisher House, which provides subsidized housing to veterans and military families receiving medical treatment. 175 cars turned out for the event last year, after it was covered by Red Letter Dodge bloggers. Last year, Ralph Gilles drove 500 miles to visit.
  • The West Coast Chrysler K-Car Club will host its show within a show on May 11-May 12 from 8 am to 1 pm each day at the Spring Fling Car Show in Woodley Park, Van Nuys, California. The fee is $30 in advance or $35 at the show, which goes to the park (presumably to pay for cleanup and insurance). The gates close at 10 am each day. Last year, 22 K-cars were present along with hundreds of other classic Mopars.

All Star Dodge Dealer in Bridgeton MO invites you to take advantage of All Star Dodge dealer online tools.  Visit our website at  www.allstarsuperstore.com and you can start shopping for your next new or used Dodge car, truck, or SUV from the convenience of your living room.  Be sure to check out our Service tab to view service specials, as well as our certified pre owned Dodge page.   All Star Dodge dealership is also has a full service financing department specializing in custom financing plan to suit your buying and leasing needs.  Feel free to visit our website and fill out an application for your new Dodge, Chrysler or Jeep today.

Ram named “Pickup Truck of the Year” by Four-Wheeler

used Dodge Ram in MOEditors at Four Wheeler have named Dodge Ram the 2012 Pickup Truck of the Year, making it a great selection for a slightly used pickup truck.

“The folks at Four Wheeler magazine are serious off-road experts and have once again honored the Ram Power Wagon with this significant industry award,” said Fred Diaz, CEO of the Ram Truck Brand. “Straight off the dealer’s showroom floor, our Power Wagon is, by far, the most capable off-road truck. We’re proud that Four Wheeler recognizes this.”

Four Wheeler Magazine has been published monthly since 1962, and is considered by many truck enthusiasts to be the most respected truck publication available with an audience of over 2.2 million readers.

Vehicles must have a completely new overhaul or have had a substantial mechanical revision from a previous model year in order to qualify for the award, and for 2012 Ram’s HD lineup featured an all-new 6 speed automatic transmission and an available 6.7 liter Cummins diesel engine with 800 lb. /ft. of torque as well as the new RamBox for the 6’4” bed.

“You can’t beat the versatility of the 2012 Ram Power Wagon,” said John Cappa, Editor of Four Wheeler Magazine. “Its aggressive BFG All-Terrain tires, tuned suspension, disconnecting sway bar, selectable lockers front and rear, and a Warn winch make it nearly unstoppable off-road, yet it’s still civilized enough to be daily-driven. The Power Wagon crawls over the most difficult rocky terrain just as easily as it speeds over rough dirt roads or commutes on smooth highways. Add in a 10,200-pound towing capacity along with multiple useful storage compartments, including the RamBox, and you end up with a remarkable factory-built ¾-ton truck that easily deserves Four Wheeler’s 2012 Pickup Truck of the Year award.”

To test drive a used Dodge Ram in Bridgeton MO, such as the 2012 Ram 1500 ST 4WD Crew Cab Pickup, visit us today at All Star Dodge, you won’t be disappointed!

Oklahoma Orders Dodge RAM 2500 CNG Trucks

Dodge RAM 2500 in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer, home of the top selling new Dodge Ram truck in Bridgeton MO is pleased to announce that Chrysler recently delivered an order for over 200 new  2013 Ram 2500 pickup trucks powered by compressed natural gas to the fleet at the state of Oklahoma.  This was the largest order for the CNG Ram trucks since production started.  

The CNG powered RAM 2500 is currently the only OEM built natural gas powered truck produced in North America.

According to All Par, “Gov. Fallin is leading a bipartisan coalition of 22 states seeking to use more CNG vehicles in their state fleets, partly to cut America’s dependence on foreign oil, and partly to reduce the impact of greenhouse gas and smog-producing pollutants.”

The announcement from the governor came recently at the Energy Conference back in 2011.  According to fleet manager at Chrysler, Peter Grady, “through the governor’s tireless efforts to form a coalition of states, 13 Ram Truck dealers have landed contracts with 19 states to supply their fleets with the new Ram 2500 CNG pickup trucks.”

“Converting the state’s fleet to CNG will save taxpayers millions of dollars in fuel costs,” Gov. Fallin said. “The use of cleaner-burning CNG fuel is good for the environment and promotes Oklahoma-made natural gas which in turn supports the creation of more Oklahoma jobs. Our multi-state bidding process was aimed at encouraging automakers to provide states with more affordable and more functional CNG vehicles. We are very thankful for the team at Chrysler for their help and leadership throughout that process.”

The CNG Ram 2500 uses compressed natural gas for its primary fuel source and then changes over to regular gasoline when the natural gas has been used up.

“These are heavy-duty trucks and we have highway crews in every county in the state who will put them to work immediately,” said Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation Gary Ridley. “I’m grateful that ODOT has the opportunity to work with Governor Fallin and the auto industry to cut costs and improve our operations.”

The new Ram Interior Receives an Award from Ward’s Top 10 Interiors

dodge ram truck in MOAll Star dodge, home of a wide selection of new and used Dodge RAM trucks near Ellisville is pleased to announce that the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn edition has been awarded Ward’s 10 Best Interiors for 2013.  According to Klaus Busse, Designer of the Laramie Longhorn, “We’ve added unique materials and richer colors to give Ram customers a premium feel while staying true to the hardy nature of a Ram truck.”

Out of 46 vehicles, there were 10 winners selected by the Wards Auto editorial staff, all of the participating nameplates were all new or significantly upgraded for the 2013 model year.

According to Editor-in-Chief, Drew Winter, “The instrument cluster looks like a fine chronograph. Both front and rear seats are heated, as well as the full circumference of the steering wheel. The wood trim is natural-looking and of the highest quality. Other amenities are too numerous to mention. If Bentley made a pickup truck, this is what the cabin would look like.”

Inside the cabin of the Laramie Longhorn you will find all new premium upholstery and materials as well as upgraded color and design.  The armrests and upper bolsters have soft touch materials.  The new Uconnect system features an 8.4 inch screen made specifically for the Dodge RAM truck.  “The Ram design team sought out a rare Walnut grain with a unique burl that was unintentionally created by ranchers using trees as fence posts for barbed wire. Eventually, the trees grow over the rusting metal wire, creating a swirl coloring pattern and tone that is not found anywhere else,” says AllPar.com

“New technology also moves to the gauge cluster. Previously only available on premium models, the 3.5-inch vehicle information screen is now standard on ST and SLT. The new thin film transistor (TFT), 7-inch multiview display is now available on SLT, standard on Sport, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn models,” according to AllPar.com.

To schedule a test drive of an award winning new Dodge RAM in Missouri or Illinois, contact us today at All Star Dodge.