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2017 Ram 1500 Rebel

Ram 1500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Fenton

When you want a truck that is the right size and that is ready to go off road, you need the 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel at All Star near Fenton. Today we would like to take a look at this Rebel model and what it has to offer.

The Ram 1500 Rebel is one of the automaker’s most off-road-capable offerings, featuring a factory lift, 33-inch all-terrain tires, Bilstein shocks, skid plates, tow hooks, custom Rebel interior, and air suspension for increased ride height. The Rebel’s off-road big brother, the Ram 2500 Power Wagon, includes many of the same rugged goodies but also features a sky-high 14.3 inches of ground clearance.

““Adding the Rebel Black package to an already aggressive off-road truck will continue feeding the momentum Rebel is creating for the Ram Truck brand,” said Mike Manley, head of Jeep and Ram brands, in a release.”-motortrend.com

The Rebel Black will be available in all Rebel exterior colors and adds black wheels, a brush guard, and an all-black interior for the first time. The black theme continues inside with all-black heated seats with Rebel embroidery, light slate gray accent stitching, black anodized bezels on the doors, center console, instrument panel, and gauge cluster trim rings. For those who enjoy some luxury in your off-roader, Ram offers the optional black leather Katzkin seats.

The Ram 1500 Rebel Black is available in crew cab form only and powered by either the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 or the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. The special model starts at $46,910 (including destination), and will arrive at the All Star Dodge Ram Dealership in March.

For more information on the 2017 Ram 1500 and all that it has to offer, head to All Star today. Their team is ready to get you behind the wheel of this great truck!

Highlights of the New Dodge Durango

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New Chrysler Cars at All Star near North County

The 2016 model year has proven to be a really great year for the Dodge Durango that is available at All Star near North County. There have been a ton of extra features added that are designed to increase safety while behind the wheel and to increase your level of comfort while driving. What has been over looked a little bit has been the changes that have taken place with the engine. Today we want to share with you a few Dodge Durango highlights.

A 3.6-liter V6 engine is standard equipment, producing 290 horsepower. In the Citadel model, and when equipped with the Rallye or Blacktop package, the engine makes 295 horsepower. The V6 engine’s maximum tow rating is 6,200 pounds. Standard for the Durango R/T and optional in other Durangos, a 5.7-liter V8 engine churns out 360 horsepower, which is good for 7,400 lbs. of towing capacity.

Automatic engine stop/start technology is added to the V6 engine for 2016, and can be turned off if the driver prefers. “A cylinder deactivation system allows the V8 engine to operate on four of its eight cylinders under certain driving conditions in order to maximize fuel economy. As this report is published, the EPA has not finalized official fuel economy ratings for the 2016 model year.” – nydailynews.com

An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard for all Durangos, and includes paddle shifters on the steering wheel. An Eco driving mode is the default each time Durango is started, another effort to improve the SUV’s fuel economy. For 2016, a new Sport driving mode aims to enliven the driving experience, modifying steering feel, transmission shift points, and accelerator pedal response.

Dodge has really upped the game of the Durango; more dynamic driving? What more could you ask for? For more information on the Dodge Durango, be sure to stop by the All Star dealership today!

Customer Satisfaction On July 8th it was announced that two FCA US LLC vehicles had been honored with Vehicle Satifaction Awards from AutoPacific.  The two winners are:

  • In the category of Mid-Size SUV, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee won the top spot for the fifth year in a row.  The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most-awarded SUV ever with premium features, advanced safety technology, and outstanding on-road driving dynamics.
  • In the category of Sporty Car, the all-new 2015 Dodge Challeneger took the top spot for the second time in past three years.  The Dodge Challenger was given a complete makeover for the 2015 model year and now offers an all-new interior, exterior style updates, new safety technology, and a standard eight-speed transmission.

According to George Peterson, president of AutoPacific, “In many cases, an extremely satisfying vehicle is not the car or truck that has the best absolute build quality or the best safety rating.  VSAs look at the big picture, which includes owners’ experiences with their vehicle’s quality and safety, but also goes deeper into the heart of the ownership experience.”

The Vehicle Satisfaction Awards are given based on owner satisfaction across 50 individual attributes for new model year cars including interior comfort and convenience, fuel economy, and performance.  For the 2015 model year, over 66,000 owners of 2015 models were surveyed in order to come up with the winners.

If you are a Chrysler cars buyer near Florissant, MO get into All-Star’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership today and take a look at why so many buyers are highly satisfied with their FCA US vehicle purchase.  The Florissant area Chrysler cars team at All-Star can help you find the perfect car, truck, SUV, or minivan for your needs and even offers guaranteed financing options, service, parts, and a friendly customer care team. This full-service dealership combination is how we ensure your total satisfaction every time you visit!  So, what are you waiting for?  Schedule a new or used car test drive with one of our sales consultants now!

 

2012 Chrysler 300 Limited

used Chrysler 300 at your local Dodge DealerAll Star Dodge new and used Dodge Dealer in St Louis knows that for those looking for a luxury car that looks like you spent much more than you did, the 2012 Chrysler 300 limited is the perfect choice.

The 300 line is often referred to as “baby Bentleys” because of their distinctive and luxurious design. The front fascia has the look of a car that costs three times as much and it all starts with the headlamps. The unique lights on the 2012 Chrysler 300 limited look like someone opened a treasure chest and placed it on the front of this car. The reason is that Chrysler used a distinctive LED design that makes these lights simply luminous. These design touches are continued throughout the design with a windshield and stance that are aerodynamically efficient and esthetically pleasing all at the same time. The rear of the car has a rear spoiler incorporated into the design giving it another level of timeless sophistication. And the tail lamps also use an LED design like the front headlights continuing that modern and sophisticated design throughout the vehicle.

The interior of the 2012 Chrysler 300 limited is as appointed and luxurious as the exterior. Sliding into the driver’s seat will immediately have you thinking that you just stepped into a high end European luxury flagship. The leather seats are supple and offer perfect support as does the rest of the seating arrangements. The interior is wrapped in a sophisticated and modern looking black leather with silver accents blue back lighting on the instrumentation. The driver can interact with the 8.4 inch display with the Uconnect feature that allows access to a cell phone and also serves as the car’s central entertainment center. The interior is sophisticated without being ostentatious and techy without being confusing. An analog clock is even included on the center console that harkens back to Chrysler’s past. You can even opt for heated and cooled cup holders so on those warm or cold days, your beverage is always the perfect temperature.

The 2012 Chrysler 300 limited starts at around $33,000 which is a steal for a car with this kind of sophistication and class. At that price you might even be able to afford two! The only question is, what color should you get them in?

New Dodge Ram Receives Award from 4WD Magazine and AutoBytel

new Dodge Ram in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer, home of a wide selection of new Dodge Ram 1500 trucks near Ellisville is pleased to announce that the Dodge Ram has received yet another award.  This time Four Wheeler Magazine has awarded the new 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Outdoorsman Crew Cab 4WD model the “Pickup Truck of the Year.”

Autobytel.com has also honored the new 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 model as “The Pickup Truck of the Year.”

Chrysler’s Jeep Wrangler was also awarded with the “SUV of the Year” award from Autobytel.com.

According to the Editor of Four Wheeler Magazine, John Cappa; “Within our testing, we integrate a number of challenges to push capability and durability. At trails-end, the 2013 Ram 1500 was our choice and winner of Four Wheeler Magazine’s Pickup Truck of the Year.”

Ram went toe to toe with the Toyota Tacoma in a 1,000 mile road test that was conducted over a 5 day period.  The two trucks were evaluated in the categories of performance, comfort, and design and the testing took place during various driving conditions such as off road driving and city grid lock situations.

Fred Diaz, president and CEO of RAM stated; “Pickup Truck of the Year from Four Wheeler Magazine recognizes the engineering efforts put forth to mold the new 2013 Ram 1500 and we’re honored to carry the title.” Diaz also said; “A large percentage of our customers are outdoor enthusiasts, making this award very well-received in a fiercely competitive truck market.”

The RAM 1500 as well as the new Jeep Wrangler were selected by Autobytel.com’s editorial group due to the innovation that went into designing as well as the 2 vehicles’ features and options compared to competitors.

Michelle Naranjo, editor of Autobytel said; “The 2013 Jeep Wrangler continues to remain the classic off-road choice and continues to be a choice on-road because of the array of comforts and technology, all packaged in timeless design and category-leading value.”  Naranjo also stated; “The all-new 2013 Ram 1500 continues a great tradition of more than capable power and strong design and integrates its great value now with class-leading fuel efficiency and the tech packages that plant the icon of the American pickup truck firmly in the 21st Century.”

The Ram 1500 received praise for its V6 Pentastar engine, towing capacity, air suspension, new redesign of its frame, as well as its great standard and optional convenience features.

Why use Dodge Dealer Service Center for Regular Oil Changes?

new Dodge Dealer in MOFor automobile owners who opt to go beyond that manufacturer recommended parameters for regular oil changes the following things could occur;

  1. Dirt will naturally accumulate in the oil.
  2. The oil filter will trap the dirt for a while, but after several cleaning cycles eventually the filter will break down and the dirty oil will automatically bypass the filter through a relief valve.
  3. Dirty oil is thick and abrasive, viscosity deteriorates, so it causes more wear to your engine
  4. Eventually  protective additives in the oil like detergents, dispersants, rust-fighters and friction reducers will wear out, so the oil won’t lubricate as well as it should.

If neglected long enough, the oil gets dirtier and decontaminates completely.  It will stop lubricating and the engine will quickly wear and fail. This is not something that is going to happen overnight, if you forget to change your oil one month and it goes over the recommended change interval by a few hundred miles there will most likely not be any irreversible effects.  You would have to run the same oil through the engine for a long time — many thousands of miles — before it caused irreversible engine damage.

If you need to schedule maintenance service such as a lube, oil, and filter change, contact All Star Dodge Dealer service center near Hazelwood today.  We are offering a special for only $29.95 which includes an oil change, filter, and lube job.  Only one special coupon is allowed per visit and this offer cannot be applied to any previous purchase.  Any taxes or fees owed are extra and the special coupon cannot be redeemed for cash.  Any vehicle such as the Vipers, Diesels, SRTs or any other automobile requiring synthetic oil will have an extra charge.  This offer expires on the 31st of December 2012.

 

 

Dodge Dealers offer Great used specials-2011 Dodge Journey

new Dodge Dealer in St. LouisAll Star Dodge Dealer has a great lineup of used Dodge inventory specials such as the 2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet Station Wagon.

Automobile reviewers classify the 2011 Dodge Journey as a midsize crossover built on a car-like chassis. Reviewers say that it provides a great driving experience while being capable and versatile enough to outperform larger truck based sport utility vehicles outside the mid-size cross over SUV segment.

Dodge Journey has renamed its trim packages (based on features) for the 2011 model year. Journey’s base front-wheel drive model has been christened-the Express and it includes a 173-hp 2.4-liter engine mated together with a four-speed automatic transmission.

Automotive sources recommend to shoppers who are looking for a quality cross over like the “Dodge Express “to take one for a test drive today, reviewers also like The Express’s affordable base price. The front-wheel and all-wheel drive models are available in the newly named Mainstreet, R/T, Crew, and Lux trims. All these models include automotive test drivers favorite upgrade , new for 2011 a 3.6-liter V6 matched up to a six-speed automatic transmission, most efficient engine/transmission  performance in the category. Plenty of standard safety features include: six airbags, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, brake assist, traction control, and stability control.

The used Dodge Journey Mainstreet has many available convenience features that you would expect to see in luxury vehicles in a higher-end class including: a fold-flat front passenger seat for transporting long items, the highly ranked  Flip’n’Stow and In-Floor storage areas under the front passenger and rear seats, and Tilt’n’Slide to enable easy access to the third-row seat.

“At the top of this list of major improvements is an all-new 283-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that’s significantly more powerful and refined. A similar makeover has been applied to the suspension and steering, and as a result the Journey is a noticeably more polished performer.” – Edmunds

To test drive your local Missouri Dodge Dealer inventory specials, visit All Star Dodge in Bridgeton MO today, you won’t be dissppointed.

2013 Jeep Patriot Latitude

new Jeep Dealer in MOAll Star Dodge, top new Jeep Dealer near O’Fallon knows that the Jeep Patriot design is based on a compact sport utility vehicle platform featuring the legendary Jeep styling with an affordable base price. Primarily designed to live most of its life navigating on city streets the Patriot still retains the off-road capability unparreled by other vehicles in its class.

The new Patriot Limited is built around the same small-SUV platform as Jeep’s Compass, but has included off-road capability that the Compass did not offer. The Patriot is available with both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive system that features a locking mode to enhance traction during inclement weather conditions. T

The Jeep Patriot Latitude comes available in three trim levels: Sport, Latitude, and Limited. The front-wheel drive Sport and Latitude trims are equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 158 HP.  While all other trim models come offer 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with only 172 HP (this engine is optional on the FWD Sport and Latitude).

Available transmissions for the Jeep Latitude include a five-speed manual and Jeep’s highly acclaimed Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with manual shift mode. Automotive reviewers say the Latitude Sport trim dishes up an impressive list of features including: 17-inch aluminum wheels, heated front seats, fold-flat passenger seat, air conditioning and a leather steering wheel with integrated audio controls, as well as power mirrors, windows and door locks.

The Limited is further equipped with a power driver’s seat, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, satellite radio and a 6-disc CD/DVD player.

Test drivers say the Jeep Patriot Lariat ‘s Freedom Drive II Off-Road package strengthens the Patriot capabilities with a four-wheel drive off-road mode, hill descent control, all-terrain tires, and additional features such as; skid plates, tow hooks and a brake lock differential. Standard safety features, also impressive for this segment, include anti-lock brakes with brake assist, and electronic stability control with roll mitigation.

The Engine of the Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Dealer near EllisvilleThe base engine of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee is a new 3.6-liter V-6 engine which delivers 290 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,800 rpm; 90% of peak torque is available from 1,600 to 6,400.   The new V6 is not only more powerful, but 11% more fuel efficient as well.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a top selling vehicle for Chrysler this year.

This new V6 engine now delivers more power than Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, and GMC Acadia, with more torque, and similar fuel economy as the Highlander or Pilot, according to Chrysler. Towing is rated at 5,000 lb with the V6, similar to or more than the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, and GMC Acadia.

According to Chief Engineer Phil Jansen: “We started developing Grand Cherokee as DaimlerChrysler and leveraged our partnership with Mercedes, while there are some common components that we share, the vehicle in platform is truly a Jeep.”

Stats on the Jeep Grand Cherokee are; Horsepower -290/360/237, 2WD mpg 16/22, 13/19, AWD mpg 16/22, 13/19.  The Hemi V8 5 speed automatic has a 6th forward speed for highway “kick down.”

The diesel engine option for the new Jeep Grand Cherokee has higher output than the leading outgoing Mercedes.  It is quieter and vibrates less with better fuel economy while delivering 237 hp with 406 lb ft. of torque.

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee has many standard features such as the Hill-Start and Hill-Descent modes which help drivers to get started on a hill without rolling back, and to descend steep hills.

Test Drive a new or certified pre-owned used Jeep Cherokee today at All Star Dodge Jeep Dealer in Bridgeton MO near Ellisville.

 

Owner Driven Efficiency Tactics

When you think of a fuel efficient vehicle you probably think of a smaller, more compact sedan. Your first thought probably wouldn’t be that of a larger pickup truck. It has always been expected for trucks to be some of the least efficient within the auto industry. However efficiency technology has shown such vast improvements and is finally stretching to the pickup trucks of the auto industry. Even though they may not be completely up to the efficiency standards we would like, they are much more efficient than previous model years.

Though driving a truck may not be the most efficient way to travel, there are steps you can take to increase the efficiency of your truck, such as the Dodge Ram. To begin, remove all unnecessary objects from your truck. Having the interior of your truck looking as close to the day you bought it should be an ongoing goal for a number of reasons. It will work to retain the value of your truck as well as, improve its overall efficiency.

Just as with the interior, unload and get rid of any unnecessary weight in the bed of the truck. Any added weight will weigh down the vehicle and force the engine to work harder to propel the truck. As a result your overall efficiency will suffer. By removing the items from the interior and bed of the truck you can begin actively improving your efficiency.

Keep up with the maintenance schedule set forth for your Dodge Ram. Although they may not always seem needed or important, each regularly scheduled maintenance appointment will keep your truck in top working condition. This will better ensure you’re engine is running at full efficiency potential.