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You Family’s Safety is a Priority!

Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near Mehlville

When you are looking for the right vehicle for your family, we know that safety is your top priority. There are few vehicles that are safer than the Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near Mehlville. Today we are going to take a look at the different things that the Pacifica has to offer as well as its safety rating!

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica comes with a 287-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive. Fuel economy estimates are 18 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway, which are good numbers for the class. Only one other vehicle can match the Pacifica’s fuel economy on the highway. The Pacifica feels faster than most rival minivans, so climbing hills or passing on the highway should be no issue. The only downside to the Pacifica’s V6 is that it isn’t quite as smooth as the V6 in the Honda Odyssey.

The Pacifica’s nine-speed transmission is based on one that is shared by many other vehicles, including the Jeep Cherokee. Reviewers have complained that other nine-speeds don’t shift smoothly and have so many gears that they have trouble finding the right one. However, the Pacifica’s transmission shifts with refinement.

“The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid minivan with a V6 engine and two electric motors. According to Chrysler, it can go up to 30 miles on battery power alone and achieves an mpg-e rating of 80 in combined city/highway driving. It’s due out later this year.”-usnews.com

The Chrysler Pacifica also has top safety ratings! It scores a top score in all areas as well as 4 to 5 stars! This is incredible for a vehicle!

For more information on the Chrysler Pacifica, head to All Star. Their team would love to assist you in getting the safe Pacifica!

Times of Change for Chrysler

New Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near IL

This month we have felt a bit reflective and have been taking a look at the history of our one of our favorite auto brands, Chrysler. Chrysler has seen a number of changes throughout the years; each time a change up happened, we got even better Chrysler Cars. One of the biggest periods of change was the late 1940’s through the early 1960’s.

The first indication of changing times at Chrysler came with the 1951 development, and enthusiastic reception, of the authoritative, hemispheric-head V-8 engine. The soon-to-be legendary HEMI combined better combustion, higher compression and lower heat loss to create much more horsepower than previous V-8s. Close behind was the fully automatic Powerflite transmission.

Chrysler then reaffirmed its engineering reputation by commissioning a revolutionary gas turbine engine program. This 27-year campaign to apply an aircraft engine turbine’s smooth power and low maintenance requirements to automobiles became part of the Chrysler brand’s folklore.

“Exner, a designer at Chrysler, 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,” (chrysler.com). 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.”

You can get all of the great Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near IL today!

A Storied History of the 300

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near Ballwin

The Chrysler 300 is known as the sleek and stylish leader of the Chrysler line up of vehicles. What you might not know is that is has a very interesting story behind its creation. We want to share part of this story with you today.

At age 37, Robert MacGregor Rodger was a 15-year veteran of Chrysler in 1953, and a member of the team that launched the corporation’s first Hemi V8 back in ’51. He was also, despite his relative youth, the chief engineer of the Chrysler Division. Heading into its third year, the Hemi had only grown stronger and tasted racing success in Briggs Cunningham’s C-2, C-4R and C-5R Le Mans racers. It was also starting to dominate the newly developing world of organized drag racing. Rodger was convinced that a standard 331-cubic-inch (5.4-liter) Hemi running one of Cunningham’s cams with solid lifters, dual four-barrel carbs and an 8.5-to-1 compression ratio could produce 300 reliable and civilized horsepower. But for all that, Chrysler didn’t really have a production car that seemed an appropriate showcase for such performance.

So Rodger proposed that Chrysler build a special car, a two-door hardtop, for the Hemi. “There wasn’t any budget for new sheet metal, so he bolted the top-of-the-line Imperial’s nose onto a New Yorker hardtop two-door body shell with Windsor model rear quarter panels to produce the 1955 300. Chrysler’s chief designer, Virgil Exner, tweaked the design by excising the Imperial’s massive front bumper in favor of the less ornate one used on the base Chrysler, and the 300 went into production.”-edmonds.com

For more information on the 2017 Chrysler 300, stop by All Star Chrysler near Ballwin today. Take a look at the smooth lines and powerful engine of the Chrysler 300 are you are sure to want one!

Chrysler 200: A Replacement that Soared

Chrysler 200 at All Star Chrysler near IL

The Chrysler 200 at All Star Chrysler near IL was initially brought in to replace the Chrysler Sebring and was so popular that it took off in an amazing way! We want to take a look back at the beginnings of the Chrysler 200.

The 200 name first appeared on a prototype hybrid vehicle shown at the 2009 North American Auto Show in Detroit and was called the 200C. It was later decided that the 200C as it was, was impractical.

“The first generation 200 was built from the Sebring platform in 2010, but included several cosmetic and powertrain changes. Chrysler’s new Pentastar 3.6 L V6 engine was offered along with a six-speed automatic transmission, generating 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Additional changes included stiffer body mounts, a softer ride rate, revised suspension geometry, a new rear sway bar, and upgraded tires.”-thenewswheel.com

The 200 also added more premium features than the Sebring, to include LED lighting, thicker seat cushioning, higher quality materials, and new standards to decrease noise, vibration, and harshness.

The 2015 Chrysler 200 is the second generation model, and was revealed to the public on January 13th, 2014. The 2015 model year has been built entirely from the ground up based on Chrysler’s Compact US Wide Platform.

The Chrysler 200 has grown to amazing popularity since its beginnings. We are sure that you will love this wonderful model too! Unfortunately, the Chrysler 200 is no longer in production, but you can still get a 200 at All Star. Their team will show you all of the features that the 200 has to offer and help you to select the model that will best compliment you driving lifestyle. Isn’t it time that you drive a stylish and capable sedan? Isn’t it time that you get a Chrysler 200?

Getting to Know Chrysler

New Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near Ellisville

We love the line of Chrysler Cars that you can find at All Star Chrysler near Ellisville. The sleek lines and timeless styling have always been the hallmarks of Chrysler, but we want to know all about when Chrysler got their start.

The first Chrysler was the 1924 Chrysler Six, an all-new car priced at $1,565 that featured two significant innovations – a light, powerful, high-compression six-cylinder engine and the first time four-wheel hydraulic brakes were standard on a passenger car. The well-equipped Chrysler Six also featured aluminum pistons, replaceable oil and air filters, full-pressure lubrication, tubular front axles, shock absorbers and indirect interior lighting.

Within a decade of its founding, Chrysler Corporation’s leadership in innovation had earned for it the label of Detroit’s “engineering company.” Chrysler’s list of early automotive “firsts” included Floating Power (a new method of mounting engines to isolate vibration), replaceable oil filters, downdraft carburetors and one-piece curved windshields.

The first indication of changing times at Chrysler came with the 1951 development, and enthusiastic reception, of the authoritative, hemispheric-head V-8 engine. The soon-to-be legendary HEMI combined better combustion, higher compression and lower heat loss to create much more horsepower than previous V-8s. Close behind was the fully automatic Powerflite transmission.

“Chrysler then reaffirmed its engineering reputation by commissioning a revolutionary gas turbine engine program. This 27-year campaign to apply an aircraft engine turbine’s smooth power and low maintenance requirements to automobiles became part of the Chrysler brand’s folklore.”-chrysler.com

For nearly one hundred years, Chrysler has been an innovator in the automotive world and we hope they will continue to innovate and create the latest and greatest cars. For more information on the latest Chrysler Cars, head to All Star. Their team would love to get you behind the wheel of a great Chrysler today!

Chrysler is on a Roll!

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We are huge fans of FCA and are always happy to hear when they are going very well. It was released recently that FCA profits for the first quarter were astounding! This is good news because it means that we will see more great Chrysler Cars going into production, we hope at least. Let’s take a look at why things went so well for FCA during the first quarter.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Wednesday it earned a profit of $698.2 million (641 million euro) during the first quarter, a 34% gain compared with the same period a year ago, driven primarily by profits in Europe and gains by its Maserati brand.

The quarterly earnings, a record for the company since it was formed from the merger of Fiat and Chrysler, increased from $521 million (478 million euro) the automaker earned during the same period last year. “We would couch the results as a good start to 2017. We had a record performance,” in terms of pre-tax profits, said Fiat Chrysler CFO Richard Palmer.

The automaker’s profits, which were slightly better that what investors expected, are a good sign for the automaker as it faces an increasingly difficult sales environment in the U.S. and is trying to achieve the goals set out in a five-year plan in 2014.

Shares of the automaker’s stock rose $1.11, or 10.5%, to close at $11.65 for the day, its highest trading price over the past year.

Fiat Chrysler’s  global revenue increased 4% to $30.2 billion (27.7 billion euro) during the first quarter compared with $28.9 billion (26.6 billion euro) for the same period last year.

The automaker’s profits work out to 47 cents per share (43 cents euro), slightly ahead of analysts, who, on average, expected the company to earn 46 cents, per share (42 cents euro), according to MarketWatch. (This information was compiled from freep.com and the FCA news conference.)

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The Perfect Pacifica

Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near North County

It would seem as though the days of the minivan were gone, being replaced by crossovers and fancy SUVs. However, Chrysler did not want us to say goodbye to the minivan as they were the originators of this remarkable vehicle. For this reason, Chrysler spent a lot of time and effort in developing what we think is the ultimate minivan. This new minivan is known as the Chrysler Pacifica and we think that you are really going to love it!

Although the Pacifica existed in another life as a discontinued crossover, the new luxury minivan replaced the brand’s Town & Country and made a stunning debut in 2016 as the new challenger to the minivan market that has been dominated by the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna. Fans loved it and so did the critics — all for good reason. It is also only only hybrid minivan currently on the market. (thecrier.net)

The Pacifica crams so much great stuff into the vehicle that is boggles the mind. It offers automatic opening doors and rear seat entertainment, with each of the two seats getting its own television screen, hidden storage bins, second row seats that not only fold flat into the floor (called Stow ’n Go) but can be pushed to provide easy access to the third row. Kids going into the third row don’t have to climb over second-row friends, which hardly is an easy exercise. As a bonus, the underfloor compartments can be used as more than simply storage. You can buy liners and fill them with ice and used as coolers. Perfect for the lake, long trips and tailgating.

For more information on the Chrysler Pacifica, head to All Star Chrysler near North County.

Big Plans at Chrysler

New Chrysler Cars at All Star in Bridgeton

Chrysler is making some big moves in 2017. Probably the biggest move is that Chrysler is making is the Pacifica. Chrysler has begun making a SUV and minivan super vehicle, known as the Chrysler Pacifica. We are going to take a look at this impressive crossover.

A minivan may be a box, but the Pacifica is undeniably a good-looking box. Wider and with a more aggressive stance than the Town & Country, it presents a crisp, sleek profile and is arguably the best-looking minivan on the market. As before, the sliding-door tracks are tucked away under the rear windows, further smoothing the look. And its shape also makes the Pacifica the most aerodynamic minivan, according to Chrysler, which improves fuel economy. It lets the Odyssey contend for best-in-class highway mileage at 28 mpg, and the Pacifica does that with 39 more ponies. The Pacifica overachieved its highway rating with an impressive 31 mpg on our real-world highway fuel-economy test, performed at a steady 75 mph.

The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 is about the only piece of the Pacifica that is not new, but it has been tweaked for greater power and fuel economy. Good for 287 horsepower and paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, it delivered a 7.3-second zero-to-60-mph time—quicker by a few tenths than its closest competitors.

“A plug-in-hybrid version is promised later this year. It will pair the V-6 with an electric motor, fed by batteries tucked into the compartments that are reserved for folding second-row seats in gasoline-powered versions. Chrysler claims the hybrid will be able to travel up to 30 miles on electric power alone before the V-6 kicks in and will deliver 80 MPGe in the city.”-caranddriver.com

For more information on the Chrysler Pacifica, head to All Star Chrysler in Bridgeton and talk with a member of their staff. They would love to help you!

The 2017 Chrysler 300

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near Chesterfield

The Chrysler 300 is one of those vehicles that stands up to the test of time. It is sleek and stylish while being wildly capable. Today we are going to look at a few key characteristics of the Chrysler 300 model that is currently available at All Star Chrysler near Chesterfield.

ast refreshed for 2015, it gets updates for 2017 including a faster UConnect system with sharper graphics, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.Three new packages are added to the 2017 Chrysler 300S, including an Alloy Edition.

Base engine is a smooth 3.6-liter V6 whose 292 horsepower and linear torque easily propel the weight of the big car down the road.The Chrysler 300S gets 300 hp out of its cold-air intake and tuned exhaust system.

All-wheel drive is available with the V6.The system doesn’t send any power to the front wheels unless traction is needed there.

Next engine up is the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that makes 363 horsepower, driving the 300S or 300C from zero to sixty miles per hour in 5.8 seconds, using an 8-speed automatic transmission.If you want a real throwback Chrysler 300 hot rod, get one of these.

The Chrysler 300 rates 19/30 mpg City/Highway, or 23 mpg Combined with rear-wheel drive, two less mpg with all-wheel drive.The Hemi V8 gets an EPA-rated 16/25/19 mpg.

In crash tests by NHTSA, the 300 earned four stars overall.The IIHS gave it the top Good grade in every category except the difficult small front-overlap test, where it scored Marginal. (This information was compiled from autoblog.com, chrysler.com, and iihs.org.)

These are just a few baseline characteristics of the Chrysler 300. For more information and a in-depth look at the 300, head to All Star and work with a member of their team. Their staff would love to take you on a test drive today!

The Sweet Chrysler 200

Chrysler 200 at All Star Chrysler in Bridgeton

Although the Chrysler 200 is no longer in production (it ended production late in 2016), there are still a number of them available at All Star Chrysler in Bridgeton. The Chrysler 200 is a midsized sedan that offers a smooth drive at a great price point. Today we want to talk a bit about a specific sweet spot within the 200 line that we found while doing a test drive.

This 200 wore handsome Black Forest Green Pearl paint, so dark it looks black under some lighting conditions, over a Linen and Black interior. Whether or not it’s due to Fiat’s Italian influence, the tastefulness of Chrysler’s color and trim choices has improved dramatically in recent times.

The car we test drove was outfitted in Limited Platinum trim, a new designation for the 2016 year that packs a lot of value. Initially, the base 200LX and the one-step-up Limited offered only the four-cylinder engine, while the sportier 200S and luxury-centered 200C opened the pathway to V-6 and all-wheel-drive options. Late in 2015, Chrysler made the V-6 optional on Limited models (you still need to go for the S or the C to get all-wheel drive). For 2016, the most sought-after options are loaded into the Platinum designation, which wears the same $25,485 base price as the Limited (double check the actual 200 price with a member of the All Star team) but includes equipment that would have cost $1970 as separate options under the former price structure (an upgrade to the Uconnect infotainment system from the standard 5.0-inch screen to a navigation-capable version with an 8.4-inch screen, plus leather-trimmed bucket seats). Since the 200 is no longer in production, you will have to find a trim that offers the options that you want, since you can no longer order a 200.

For more information on the Chrysler 200, head to All Star today!