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2015 Chrysler Group Vehicles Offer More Power, Efficiency, and Value!

More buttonOn June 26th, Chrysler Group LLC reported on how they are leading the way by providing more power, higher efficiency, and greater value in the area of powertrain leadership for the 2015 model year.  According to Bob Lee, Vice President and Head of Engine, Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems, “From the dyno lab to the test track, we have been relentless.  Our engineers don’t just strive for excellence; they seek to redefine it by continually raising the bar.”

Back in 2009, Chrysler Group began it’s advanced powertrain development and has to-date invested almost $2.5 billion in that area.  This accounts for nearly half of their total manufacturing outlay.  Thanks to that investment, from model-year 2011 to the present, the company has been able to introduce 15 new transmission and 18 new engines.  The money was also used to create the battery-electric drive system featured in Fiat’s acclaimed 500e all-electric vehicle.

For the 2015 model year, Chrysler is introducing a whole new lineup of powertrain advancements.  A few examples of what you will see include:

  • The all-new supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 HEMI® Hellcat that offers a 600-plus horsepower rating.
  • The all-new TorqueFlite eight-speed HP90 automatic transmission.
  • An all-new three variant axle family.
  • All-new Engine Stop-Start technology applications that will account for fuel-economy gains and 02 emission reductions of up to three percent.

Be on the lookout for these powertrain advancement examples as they make their way to your Chrysler cars dealership near Mehlville in the near future. In fact, the team at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram would be excited to who you all of the new Chrysler cars for sale near Mehlville that they have to offer.  Contact your dealer representative to make an appointment to take a 2015 Chrysler car for a test drive now.

 

Chrysler Fiat Joins the Open Automotive Alliance

Samsung Galaxy S4On June 26th, Chrysler Group LLC reported on it’s addition to the Open Automotive Alliance or OAA.  The Open Automotive Alliance is a group of tech companies and auto industry leaders who have committed to bringing the Android Platform to cars.  According to Alan Amici, Head of Uconnect Systems and Services, Chrysler Group LLC, “Becoming a member of the Open Automotive Alliance offers us a great opportunity to explore how we will bring a familiar set of Android features into our Chrysler Group, Abarth, Alfa Romeo and Fiat Uconnect systems globally. This membership will complement our mission to enable drivers to stay conveniently connected while keeping their hands on the wheel and their focus on driving.”

Chrysler now joins the founding members of the OAA in their effort to bring the benefits of using Android to the auto industry.   Their hopes are to use the platform to make cars safer and more convenient by connecting them to services like traffic updates, mapping, and personalized music playlists – all hands-free via Android apps.  The founding members of the OAA include: Audi, GM, Google, Honda, Hyundai and NVIDIA.

Starting this year, drivers can expect to see the first cars using Android Auto to arrive in dealerships.  The first integration of Android Auto will bring a number of popular Android apps to drivers.  Some of the first apps include Google Maps and Spotify.

This is an exciting announcement for Android users who love new Dodge cars for sale near Oakville!  Soon, there will be a whole lineup of Android Auto equipped Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, and Dodge vehicles for those users to choose from.  Stay in touch with your St. Louis area Dodge cars dealership to get all the latest information on this new technology.

 

 

Safety, Security, and Advanced Technology Features Are Abundant Across the 2015 Chrysler Group Lineup

Safety FirstOn June 26th, Chrysler Group LLC released full details on the full lineup of safety and security technologies that will be featured on their 2015 model-year cars, trucks, minivans, and SUVs. According to Mark Chernoby, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Vice President, Product Committee, “Chrysler Group takes seriously its commitment to providing innovative and intuitive driver-assistance features to the mainstream market segments. Accordingly our engineers seek to develop the most effective means to deliver on that commitment.”

For the model year 2015, look for these key safety, security, and advanced-technology features on your favorite Chrysler Group vehicles:

  • Advance Brake Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus with Full Stop
  • All-speed traction control system
  • Anti-lock brake system
  • Blind-spot Monitoring
  • Brake assist
  •  Brake-lock differential system
  • Brake-throttle override
  • Brake/park interlock
  • Brake traction-control system
  • Electronic brake-force distribution
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Electronic stability control
  • Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus
  • Hill-start Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist
  • ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist
  • ParkSense rear park assist systems with stop and release
  • ParkView rear backup camera
  • Rain brake support
  • Ready Alert Braking
  • Rear Cross Path
  • Trailer-sway mitigation
  • Occupant restraint technology
  • Active head restraints
  • Advanced multistage driver and front-passenger air bags
  • All-row, full-length side-curtain air bags
  • BeltAlert
  • Child seat anchor system
  • Constant-force retractors
  • Front seat-belt pretensioners
  • Front-seat-mounted side pelvic thorax bags
  • Driver’s-side knee air bag
  • Height-adjustable seat belts
  • Occupant restraint controller
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Front and rear crumple zones
  • Laminated glass
  • Safety cage body structure
  • Side-guard door beams
  • Active turn signals
  • Auto-adjust exterior mirrors
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Automatic defog
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Automatic high-beam headlamps
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Enhanced Accident Response System
  • Heated windshield washer nozzles
  • High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps
  • Halogen infrared reflecting bulbs
  • LED fog lamps
  • LED tail lamps
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • 9-1-1 call/Assist Call
  •  Auto-reverse sunroof
  • Auto-reverse windows
  • Capless fuel-filler door
  • Child-protection rear door locks
  • Electronic locking fuel filler door
  • Express up/down windows
  • Global position sensor
  • Intelligent battery sensor
  • Inside emergency trunk-lid release
  • Keyless Enter ‘n Go
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Remote start
  • Sentry Key engine immobilizer
  • SiriusXM Traffic
  • SiriusXM Travel Link
  • Speed-Sensitive Door Locks
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering column
  • Tire-pressure monitoring (TPM) system – Lock-on Sync
  • Uconnect Access mobile hot spot
  • Uconnect Access remote services
  • Uconnect Access voice-to-text
  • Uconnect Access Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance
  • Uconnect Voice Command
  • Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth
  • Ultrasonic and anti-tilt security system

Come by your Clayton, MO area new Dodge cars dealership, All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to ask for more details on all of these features!  Our team is committed to finding you the perfect Dodge cars for sale in St. Louis and look forward to assisting you!

Get Five Years of Select SiriusXM Services with a Qualifying 2015 Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, or Jeep Purchase

hand holding numberOn June 25th, it was revealed the Chrysler Group LLC and SiriusXM had paired up to offer a free five-year subscription for SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link to customers who purchase a properly equipped 2015 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram Truck vehicle.  This offer will also apply to select 2014 model year purchases made after July 1.  According to Al Amici, Head of Uconnect Systems and Services Chrysler Group LLC, “Chrysler group is proud to be working with SiriusXM to deliver connected services designed to help customers stay conveniently connected to their surroundings while maintaining focus on the road.  SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link are beneficial services that provide drivers with the daily information they need and use to stay informed on the latest entertainment updates and traffic and weather conditions.”

This very special offer will apply to Chrysler Group vehicles that are purchased with the following Uconnect systems:  Uconnect 8.4AN, Uconnect 8.4N, Uconnect 730N and Uconnect 430N.  The SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link features give drivers access to: traffic information including traffic speeds, accidents, construction, road closures, alternate route guidance, and mapping; detailed fuel prices and information on where to get the best deal on fill-ups; national weather conditions; sports scores and schedules; and local movie theater listings and ratings.

Don’t miss out on everything your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram dealer near Fenton, MO has to offer!  Come by All-Star in Bridgeton and get access to the best new Dodge Ram inventory in St. Louis!  While you are there, make sure to inquire about the new SiriusXM services subscription on properly equipped vehicles.  Your sales associate would be happy to show you just how Chrysler’s Uconnect systems function and can additionally show you some of the basic features provided by SiriusXM.  Contact your dealer representative for a test drive today.

 

2014 Dodge Ram Promaster Recognized by Edmunds.com

Best ValueOn June 19th, it was announced that the 2014 Ram Promaster, along with two other Chrysler Brand vehicles, was being recognized by Edmunds.com with a Best Retained Value Award.  The 2014 Promaster was the winner in the category of commercial van and was joined by the 2014 Jeep Wrangler in the compact SUV category, along with the 2014 Dodge Challenger in the category of midsize/large coupe.  According to Doug Betts, Senior Vice President – Quality, Chrysler Group LLC, “Chrysler Group is honored to accept these awards from Edmunds.com.  Great resale value reflects the strengthening of our brands and the improvements in the customer satisfaction and quality for these award winning products.”

Vehicles had to to meet three specific eligibility requirements to be considered for the Best Retained Value honor.  These qualification standard included:

  • The vehicle had to be a 2014 model that was launched prior to the end of 2013.
  • Edmunds.com had to have a minimum of three months in True Market Value data.
  • The vehicle had to had February unit sales numbers that totaled at least 20 percent of the average unit sales for the models in its segment.

To make a decision regarding the segment category for each competing vehicle, Edmunds.com took a number of factors into consideration including the vehicle’s body type, the vehicle’s size within it’s body type distinction, and whether the vehicle would be considered in a luxury or non-luxury class.

For the 2014 model year, the 2014 Dodge Ram ProMaster for sale near North County is a great choice for commercial customers.  This full-size van offers buyers the segment-leading features they want with a purpose-driven design and functionality.  Don’t delay the purchase of a 2014 ProMaster any longer.  Contact your North County area new Dodge Ram dealership to get full details now.

Engine Start-Stop Technology Is Now Standard On Some Chrysler Group Vehicles!

StandardOn June 24th, it was announced that certain Chrysler Group vehicles would feature the fuel-saving Engine Start-Stop option as standard equipment. Look for this featurs to come standard on select models of the 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUV and on the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan.  According to Mike Duhaime, Global Director-Electrified Powertrain Propulsion Systems, “We’re taking highly efficient engines and upping the ante to further benefit our customers.  ESS leverages intricate control strategies to deliver a superior driving experience, as well as the expected fuel-savings and emissions-reduction.”

To score this new technology as a standard, buyers will have to choose either the Chrysler 200 featuring a 2.4-liter Tigershark I-4 or the Jeep Cherokee featuring the optional 3.2-liter Pentastar V6.  Choosing one of these properly equipped vehicles will afford drivers an estimated fuel-economy jump of up to three percent when compared to conventional engine choices.  This new technology will also result in a three percent drop in estimated Co2 emissions.  Buyers can get their hands on this exciting new fuel-saver options soon.  It will be available on the Jeep Cherokee in the third quarter of this year and on the Chrysler 200 during the fourth quarter of this year.

Both of these fun, new vehicles have so much to offer the those looking to purchase from their Kirkwood area Dodge cars dealerhip!  At All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we want to offer you the latest technology that will save you money.  Don’t find yourself missing out the saving associated with these new vehicles.  Come by All-Star and our team would be happy to let you test drive any number of new Dodge cars for sale near Kirkwood with not pressure to buy.  Visit us for your test drive today!

 

2014 Dodge Challenger Wins Edmunds.com Best Retained Value Award

Great Value Thumbs Up On June 19th, it was announced that three Chrysler vehicles had been honored with Best Retained Value Awards from Edmunds.com.  This impressive list included the 2014 Dodge Challenger as winner in the midsize/large coupe catgory, the 2014 Jeep Wrangler in the compact SUV category, and the 2014 Ram ProMaster in the commercial van category. According to Doug Betts, Senior Vice President – Quality, Chrysler Group LLC, “Chrysler Group is honored to accept these awards from Edmunds.com.  Great resale value reflects the strengthening of our brands and the improvements in the customer satisfaction and quality for these award winning products.”

To be eligible for this year’s Best Retained Value Awards, a vehicle had to meet three criteria:

  • It had to have been launched by the end of 2013.
  • Edmunds had to have at lease three month of True Market Value data on the vehicle.
  • And “those that had unit sales in February 2014 that were at least 20 percent of the average unit sales for the models in its segment,” as indicated by Edmunds.com.

Drivers continue to be delighted by the 2014 Dodge Challenger thanks to it’s iconic muscle-car design, powerful engine, fuel efficiency, and abundance of personalization options.  For the 2014 model year, buyers can choose from nine unique models stating at $26,495 MSRP.  True power enthusiasts are especially impressed by models like the 2014 Challenger R/T Shaker that delivers up to 375 horsepower and an abundance of heritage-inspired features.

All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is always excited to offer the best new Chrysler cars inventory near Arnold!  Don’t miss out on your chance to get your very own 2014 Dodge Challenger by visiting our Arnold area new Chrysler cars dealership today.  Our team will connect you with the perfect Chrylser, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram and even offer guaranteed financing.  There’s really not reason to go anywhere else!

 

Test Drive the Used 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport At Your Jeep Dealer!

year 2011For the SUV adventure seeker, the Jeep Wrangler has always been a top choice!  The Jeep Wrangler lineup definitely offers the power, capability, and right amount of convenience that those drivers want!  For the 2011 model year, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport provided all of those characteristics, and more.  Today, let’s take a look at what you’ll find when you test drive this model at your Ladue area Jeep dealership!

The standard features list for 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited SUVs was stacked!  When you take this model for a test drive you’ll find: 16-inch steel wheels, manual folding soft top, foglamps, cruise control, height-adjustable driver seat, tilt-only steering wheel, one-piece flip-and-fold removable rear seat, six-speaker sound system, CD player, auxiliary audio jack, steering wheel controls, air-conditioning, 60/40-split-folding rear seat, and a bigger fuel tank.  Buyers also had the choice to opt-in on the Connectivity Group that added: iPod/USB audio interface, Bluetooth, and leather-wrapped steering wheel. There was also a “Freedom Top”option that gives you a three-piece modular hardtop that comes with a rear defroster, rear window washer/wiper, and tinted glass windows.

Standard powertrain specs for the 2011 Wrangler lineup included a 3.8-liter V6 that offers 202 horsepower and 237 pound-feet of torque.  This engine is paired with a six-speed manual (with hill-start assist) as standard or with an optional four-speed automatic.  This combination offers drivers an EPA estimated 15 mpg in the city, 19 mpg on the highway, and 17 mpg combined.

As far as safety features, drivers can expect standards like:  antilock brakes, stability control, and hill start assist.  For this model year,  front-seat side airbags were optional.

Don’t miss your chance to get a great deal on a Jeep dealer SUV for sale near Ladue, MO ! Come by All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to take this model for a test drive now.

The Used 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Sport

2012 There’s not doubt that the Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the most sought-after SUVs on the market!  In fact, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most-awarded SUV ever and boasts all the best technology available to date.  Make your dream of owning a Grand Cherokee more of a reality by considering a great used model like the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Sport – available now at your St. Louis Jeep Dealer, All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram!

The standard features you’ll find on the 2012 Grand Cherokee Laredo Sport are sure to please!  For the model year, Jeep included standards like: 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglamps, cruise control, dual-zone air-conditioning, tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, six-speaker sound system, CD player, and auxiliary audio jack.  Buyers could also add optional packages that include upgraded features like: keyless entry/ignition, power driver seat (including lumbar adjustment), satellite radio, USB/iPod interface, remote engine start, Bluetooth, cargo cover, auto-dimming rearview mirror, USB/iPod interface, back-up camera, power passenger seat, heated front seats, leather upholstery, and nine-speaker premium sound system.

Standard safety features for the 2012 model year include: four-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, and active front head restraints.  It is also noted that this model received the highest score of “good” in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety categories of frontal-offset, side, and roof-strength crash tests.

For the 2012 model year, all Jeep Grand Cherokee models came with a standard 3.6-liter V6 that offered 290 hp and 260 pound-feet of torque and a five-speed automatic transmission.  Drivers can expect to achieve an EPA estimated fuel economy, four-wheel drive, of 16 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and 19 mpg combined.

Don’t miss out on the largest used Jeep dealer inventory near Clayton, MO!  Visit the team at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to take a great used SUV for a test drive now!

Your Dodge Ram Fuel Efficiency Guide!

Fuel Efficient Are you are in search of a new Dodge Ram truck for sale near University City, but worry about the fuel economy numbers you’ll find?  Today, the team at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram want to help you make an informed decision with the help of a quick fuel economy guide.  In this guide, you’ll find the fuel economy stats for some of the most popular engines found in new Dodge Ram trucks for sale University City.  Let’s get started!

EcoDiesel V6 Engine – The EcoDiesel V6 engine provides drivers with a Best Highway MPG rating of 28.  These numbers reflect the performance of  an EcoDiesel V6 4×2 pickup and is based upon All Pickup Classes.

Pentastar V6 Engine – The Pentastar V6 provides drivers with a Best-in-Class Highway MPG rating of 25.  These numbers reflect the performance of a Ram V6 HFE model and excludes hybrid models.

3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine with TorqueFlite 8 Eight Speed Automatic Transmission – This powertrain combination can be found on the Ram 1500 and boasts the best fuel economy of any full-size pickup.  You can expect it to provide an EPA Estimated 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, along with reduced CO2 emissions and an exceptional level of torque.

3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine with TorqueFlite 8 Eight Speed Automatic Transmission – This powertrain combination features the two-time winner of Ward’s 10 Best Engines. Drivers can expect to achieve an EPA estimated 18 mpg in the city and a Best-in-Class 25 mpg on the highway.

5.7L HEMI V8 Engine with TorqueFlite 8 Eight Speed Automatic Transmission – Thanks to fuel saver technology, the performance-minded HEMI can also please those looking to save on fuel.  This powertrain combination will perform at with an EPA estimated 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.  Look for this engine and transmission paring on the Ram 1500.

If you have further questions concerning fuel economy and Dodge Ram pickup trucks, meet with your All-Star sales associate for full details.