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Chrysler 300C – Large and In Charge!

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near North County

When you want a large sedan that is comfortable and stylish, you get the Chrysler 300C from All Star Chrysler near North County. The Chrysler 300 is a top rated sedan and people everywhere love it! Today we want to take a closer look at all that the Chrysler 300C has to offer.

If you’ve enjoyed driving large sedans in the past, the 300C will not disappoint. This is a bit of a throwback when compared to larger cars today. There is more cushion on the road; it may even be considered a bit floaty over some bumps. Relaxed driving is rewarded with a nearly silent ride that does a good job of coddling the driver and passengers. It’s a joy on longer trips when the luxury car comes out. If you push the 300C, it responds nicely but expect some lean in tighter, faster corners.

This 300C drives like a larger car, so getting used to parking in smaller spaces takes a few minutes. The rear visibility isn’t the best because the back window is rather small. Fortunately, the rear view camera and front and rear park assist pretty much park the car for you. The fuel economy for this large car is on par for this class. “I managed 23.4 mpg in my 340 miles of mixed driving, a tiny bit better than the 23 mpg on the sticker. This tester has the V-6 engine which does a decent job of moving the big Chrysler. There is an optional V-8 I recommend you look at if you plan to have a full car on most of your trips.”-wtop.com

For more information on the Chrysler 300C, head to All Star today. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff would be more than happy to take you on a test drive!

Chrysler 200: Generations of Greatness

Chrysler 200 at All Star Chrysler near St. Peters

When you need a great sedan, you think Chrysler. If you want a great sedan that is a little smaller, but still very roomy, you think Chrysler 200. Though the 200 has not been around for as long as some of the other models in the lineup, it has still seen some great generations. Today we want to take a look back at the start of the Chrysler 200. You can still get your own Chrysler 200 at All Star Chrysler near St. Peters.

The first generation Chrysler 200 was a restyled, rebadged and re-engineered version of the third generation Chrysler Sebring that began production in 2006. Although the JS platform had been retained, there were many cosmetic and powertrain changes to the 200. The 2.4 L four-cylinder 173 hp (129 kW) 166 lb·ft (225 N·m) engine with either a four-speed or six-speed automatic transmission carried over. Chrysler’s new Pentastar 3.6 L V6 engine was also offered with a six-speed automatic transmission, generating 283 hp (211 kW) and 260 lb·ft (350 N·m) of torque. A flex-fuel version of the 3.6 L Pentastar engine was also available. Other changes included stiffer body mounts, revised suspension geometry with a softer ride rate, a new rear sway bar, and upgraded tires. The 200 was also more highly equipped than the Sebring. Chrysler added features such as LED lighting, thicker seat cushioning with higher quality materials, along with new measures to decrease noise, vibration, and harshness.

“The 200 and its badge engineered variant the Dodge Avenger, were ranked the “Most American Made” sedans and convertibles by The Kogod Made in America Auto Index in 2013.”-wikipedia.com

Learn more about the Chrysler 200 at All Star Chrysler today. Their friendly team is ready to help you get behind the wheel of this great vehicle today! Don’t delay, shop All Star!

Taking a Look Back

Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near Saint Charles

Every once in a while we like to stop and take a look back at where Chrysler got its start. We believe that knowing where you are coming from is important – because how can you know where you are going if you don’t know where you have been? Today we want to look back at the 1950’s area for Chrysler. Remember, you can always get your latest Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near Saint Charles.

Exner revived Chrysler production car design with the sleek, sculptured Forward Look designs of 1955 that transformed the product line overnight. The Forward Look flagship was the 1955 Chrysler 300, a striking automobile that combined smooth styling with brawny HEMI power. The 300, arguably the first muscle car, became a legend on and off the race track and set records throughout the 1950s, including a 143-mph performance at Daytona Beach. As the Fifties progressed, Chrysler products began to sprout distinctive tailfins, ostensibly to improve handling and stability above 70 miles per hour. The 1957 Chrysler brand standard-bearer, the 300C, was equipped with a standard 392-cubic-inch, 375-horsepower HEMI, two four-barrel carburetors, a high-output camshaft, Torsion-Aire suspension and the new Torqueflite transmission, making it the fastest, most powerful production car built in America that year and earning it the appellation “beautiful brute.”

“The company’s engineering “firsts” from this era include the first “safety cushion dashboard,” the famous Chrysler push-button transmission (which became an icon of the ’50s), power steering, torsion-bar suspension and the first practical alternator (introduced in 1960, it proved so successful it became standard equipment just one year later).”-chrysler.com

To learn more about the Chrysler brand, head to All Star. Their friendly and knowledgeable team would love to share with you what they know about the different Chrysler Cars!

Changes Coming for Chrysler

Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near Chesterfield

If you are like us, you have probably noticed that the Chrysler lineup at All Star Chrysler near Chesterfield has been looking a little thin. While the Chrysler 200, 300, and Pacifica are all great, we want more! It looks like Chrysler has heard our cries and is going to be making some changes to the lineup, including the additions of some new crossovers.

300: Sources say a planned redesign of the LX-based 300 onto the Giorgio platform, originally scheduled for 2020, has been scrapped. Instead, designers will do a major freshening of the 300 in 2019 in hopes of shedding weight and improving fuel economy. The addition of a turbocharged four-cylinder is a strong possibility to augment an improved V-6 to help get the job done. In the meantime, Chrysler will put a Hellcat engine in its luxury sedan in late 2018 because why not?

Pacifica: The well-regarded minivan will be freshened in 2020.

Midsize crossover: The front-wheel-drive midsize crossover, to be built at FCA’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois beginning in 2019, will share a platform with the Jeep Cherokee and have three rows of seating, similar to the Dodge Journey.

Portal: Chrysler’s electric and autonomous minivan concept received high praise when it debuted in January. FCA realizes it must get into the electric vehicle business eventually, if only to meet regulatory requirements in states such as California, and the Portal would be a competitive offering. However, there are no announced plans to move toward production.

Full-size crossover: Plans call for Chrysler to resurrect the Aspen name in 2021 for a full-size, three-row crossover on the Pacifica platform.

These are just some of the plans that Chrysler has in mind. As soon as we know more, we will let you know! In the mean time, head to All Star Chrysler and get your Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300, or Chrysler Pacifica today!

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid – What’s New?

Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near University City

While the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is not yet available at All Star Chrysler near University City, we did get word on some of the changes that are coming for this wonderful minivan. We want to share a few of those changes here with you today. If you have any questions, please head to All Star and talk with a member of the All Star team!

The Chrysler Pacifica, a minivan that earned Cars.com’s top award with its arrival for 2017, enters its second model year with a host of small changes. All variants have upgraded multimedia systems and a standard blind spot warning system with cross-traffic detection, with a new base trim level that’s a lot cheaper than before. The Pacifica Hybrid gets reshuffled trims, too.

On the multimedia front, a 7-inch dashboard touchscreen replaces last year’s 5-inch unit as the base system. A larger screen (8.4 inches) remains optional, and it now has HD radio and 4G LTE Wi-Fi if you get the optional navigation system. Both touchscreens have updated Uconnect multimedia systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which was previously unavailable. The available Wi-Fi now offers unlimited data through an AT&T subscription, though AT&T can throttle back your speed after a certain limit. Pricing becomes more affordable at the low end with a new entry-level trim called the Pacifica L, which starts $2,000 lower than the erstwhile-lowest LX.

“Other trims run $400 to $800 higher except the new Touring Plus, which replaces last year’s Touring version and runs $1,600 more. That makes six trim levels for 2018 — in ascending order, the L, LX, Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus and Limited; the 2018 Pacifica Hybrid comes in Touring Plus, Touring L and Limited variants.”-cars.com

For more information on the Chrysler Pacifica, head to All Star!

 

Dodge and Chrysler Ending Production???

Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near Ellisville

We thought that title might get your attention! Dodge and Chrysler are not ending production, so no need to worry. They are talking about ending production on the right hand driving models. While this does not really apply to us here in the St. Louis area, it is going to make a global impact. Let’s look a little deeper into this.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is reportedly bringing an end to right-hand-drive production of Chrysler and Dodge vehicles at its Windsor and Brampton factories in Canada. FCA had already pulled the plug on Chrysler and Dodge’s UK efforts, but it looks as if it will now exit other RHD markets in South Africa, New Zealand, Japan, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Australia, too.

The report, which initiated in South Africa, suggested that the Chrysler 300 will be available in Australia despite the move, but FCA itself has said it’s still fully committed to right-hand-drive markets. The basis of the claims was a quote from FCA South Africa CEO Robin van Rensburg, who suggested Chrysler and Dodge were out due to them no longer being produced in RHD configuration in North America.

“FCA announced in early 2015 that 2017 would be the last year Chrysler products would be offered in the UK, citing the need to concentrate on the Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Jeep brands, as well as dwindling sales, as the reasons behind the decision. Dodge left the UK market back in 2010.”-msn.com

We are not super surprised by this decision, but it has us wondering if FCA will be expanding the Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Jeep lines in the UK, and maybe here too. In the mean time, head to All Star Chrysler near Ellisville and check out their huge selection of Chrysler Cars.

What Did We Hear?

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near Clayton

So not too long ago, we reported on a possible Chrysler 300 Hellcat. It turns out that this may not be happening, but maybe something else might be coming. We love looking at the possibilities so we want to share more about what we heard. Remember, what we are talking about here may never be anything more than a rumor or a fantasy, but the 2017 Chrysler 300 is very real and you can buy yours now at All Star Chrysler near Clayton.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ plans to move the next-generation Chrysler 300 sedan to the Alfa Romeo Giulia platform have reportedly been scrapped. However, rumor is that the Chrysler flagship may add a more fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine to the lineup and that, on the other end of the scale, the 707-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 from the Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats could show up in the 300 at the end of 2018.

According to Automotive News, the 300 will undergo an extensive refresh for the 2019 model year. The updated 300 will continue to use FCA’s aging LX platform as a base. The company, though, is expected to integrate additional weight-saving technologies to help fuel efficiency. Meanwhile, a rumored four-cylinder 300 would probably use the same turbocharged unit that is slated for the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler. (The LX-platform-based Dodge Charger and Challenger will also see the 2019 updates before being replaced in 2021, according to the report, with new models based on the Maserati Ghibli platform.)(This information was compiled from caranddriver.com as well as automotivenews.com).

An FCA spokesperson contradicted that report, telling Car and Driver that the company currently has no plans to produce a 300 variant featuring the Hellcat supercharged V-8. Sure. We’ll play ball for now FCA, but we will hold out and hope that the Hellcat really will be coming!

Get your Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler today!

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Let’s Talk 200 Trims

Chrysler 200 at All Star Chrysler near St. Peters

The Chrysler 200 at All Star Chrysler near St. Peters is a well loved sedan with loads of options available. Today we want to give you a brief overview of some of the different trim levels that are offered on the Chrysler 200.

Chrysler 200 LX

  • Choose from five exterior colors and two interior colors
  • Has a powerful 2.4-liter engine
  • Equipped with anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes for quick stops
  • Rear adjustable headrests and premium cloth interior
  • Enjoy Radio 3.0, a remote USB port, auxiliary jack for exterior input, and integrated window antenna

Chrysler 200 Touring

 

  • This trim level features an integrated voice-command Bluetooth, 5-inch touchscreen display and UConnect 5.0
  • Rear adjustable headrests and 2-way reactive front seat headrests are standard
  • 17-Inch Tech Silver aluminum wheels
  • Headlamps with turn off time delay
  • The lower grille features a mold-in color surround

Chrysler 200 Limited

 

  • Add on the optional Comfort Group, which includes perks like heated seats and steering wheel among others, or the Convenience Group which includes heated exterior mirrors, a one-year subscription to SiriusXM and lighted vanity mirrors among others.
  • Choose from seven exterior colors and four interior colors
  • An engine dress up cover is standard; choose to up the engine size to a more powerful 3.6-liter V6 if you desire
  • A 5.0-inch touchscreen display is standard with this trim level
  • Enjoy an integrated window antenna, integrated voice command with Bluetooth, and remote USB port

Chrysler 200C

 

  • Choose the optional Premium Group, Navigation and Sound or Premium Lighting Group to increase the comfort of this package
  • Select from seven exterior colors and five interior colors
  • Leather-trimmed bucket seats and heated front seats are standard at this trim level
  • Rear seat passengers will enjoy the adjustable headrests
  • Active grille shutters and 17-Inch Satin Silver aluminum wheels come standard

These are just a few of the Chrysler 200 models offered, check out more at All Star!

 

 

 

The New 2018 300

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near Wentzville

We know that there is no better sedan than the Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near Wentzville and we are so excited about the redesign that we expect out late this year or early next year.

In this, its lucky 13th year of production with only one major redesign, the Chrysler 300 might not spring instantly to buyers’ minds when contemplating large cars for purchase. This quieter, more luxurious, and stoic sibling of the wilder, crazier Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger SRT Scat Packs, Hellcats, and wheelie-pulling Demons hasn’t drawn much attention to itself lately. Chrysler cancelled the 300’s high-powered SRT8 variant in 2015 just as Dodge began probing the outer limits of powertrain insanity.

thanks to its strong, muscular shoulders, prominent wheel arches amply filled by big wheels and tires, and narrow greenhouse openings that almost seem designed to afford protection from stray gunfire coming from Slim Shady’s hood south of 8 Mile Road. “Although the design was refined a bit for 2011, it still struts with a confidence that has helped land it starring roles in numerous hip-hop music videos and at least one song lyric reference (“Always saw you for what you could’ve been / Ever since you met me / Like when Chrysler made that one car that looked just like the Bentley”—Drake, “Keep The Family Close,” 2016).”-motortrend.com

How much longer will Chrysler’s original gangsta sedan and only actual car remain in production? Scuttlebutt suggests when the LX platform gets replaced for 2021 on an Alfa-shared architecture, the 300 might be put out to pasture. That’s sad; together with the Charger, FCA’s LX sales currently dominate the full-size car segment, outselling GM by 17 percent last year.

Get the Chrysler 300 at All Star today! Their team is ready to help you!

Chrysler and Sesame Street a Winning Combination!

Electric Cars at All Star Chrysler near Ballwin

Chrysler has been making some great changes lately, one of which being the introduction of the hybrid Chrysler Pacifica, the other being their partnership with the characters of Sesame Street. Today we want to take a brief look at both! Remember, you can get all kinds of Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near Ballwin!

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a one-of-a-kind vehicle, the sole plug-in hybrid minivan offered for sale in North America. The Pacifica Hybrid is back on sale in its second model year, and the minivan with 33 miles of electric range has some new support from familiar faces.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced a new ad partnership with both Sesame Streetand actor Dax Shepard to support the 2018 Pacifica Hybrid. The ads began to appear across social and digital media channels on September 27, including the one in the video above. Titled “It’s Electric,” the spot features the Two-Headed Monster and Big Bird alongside Shepard, and explains the Pacifica’s plug-in hybrid powertrain in the most basic terms.

“The fact that buyers are eligible for a full $7,500 federal tax credit will likely help the Pacifica Hybrid’s sales, since that brings its post-incentive price close to the conventional version. California buyers also receive a $1,500 purchase rebate, plus a “Green Sticker” that gives access to that state’s highway carpool lanes. While Sesame Street works to increase awareness of its green minivan, FCA’s future will involve more electrified vehicles. “-greencarreports.com

We cannot wait to see what other electrified vehicles Chrysler will come out with! One thing is for certain, that they will be awesome! After all, with friends like Big Bird and Elmo, you can’t go wrong!

Get more information on the Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler today! Their team would love to help you go electric!