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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!

The Face of Chrysler in 2017

Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near O’Fallon

2017 is shaping up to be a big year for Chrysler. They are expanding their manufacturing in the United States, switching up their line up, and looking at ways to merge new technology with their classic automobiles. Today we want to share with you a little glimpse of the changes that you will see from Chrysler this year.

Town and Country: “The ‘Town & Country’ tag is out, a resurrected Chrysler Pacifica tag is in, and both the design and content are transformational – at least in the context of a minivan available in North America. And for those looking to both capacity and efficiency, Chrysler now offers a plug-in Pacifica hybrid with 30+ miles of all-electric range. While all Pacifica trims represent good value, with federal tax credits the Pacifica Plug-In is great value.”-autoblog.com

200: In 2017 Chrysler offers a 200 with both a new Dark Appearance package and an Alloy Edition. The ‘Alloy’ offers a sport-tuned suspension in combination with an all-wheel-drive system featuring a ‘sport’ mode for better all-season traction. However, soon Chrysler will be discontinuing the 200; we expect to see a replacement soon.

300: The venerable 300 continues the long run with fourth-generation Uconnect, along with the addition of both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Beyond that, it’s a new year with new colors, trims and packaging. And while the platform may be showing its age, it remains a compelling option for those wanting upmarket content at a reasonably accessible ($30K to $40K) price point (this is just a basic price range, you can find the exact price of a Chrysler 300 at All Star).

For more information on the different Chrysler models, head to All Star near O’Fallon. Their team would love to help you pick out the right vehicle for your driving lifestyle.

More Chrysler Investments!

Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near Wentzville

We LOVE Chrysler Cars! We love the styling of exteriors, the comfort of the interiors, and the power of the engines. What makes Chrysler even better is that they are not only a company that produces fantastic automobiles but that they also believe in investing in the United States. More investments in the US mean more jobs starting with the production line all the way through to the dealerships. We want to take a deeper look at this investment today.

“The automaker will add 2,000 jobs at factories in Michigan and Ohio, the Italian-American company said Sunday ahead of the Detroit auto show. It will retool the facilities by 2020 and add the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer sport utility vehicles and a pickup model to its lineup. After improvements to a plant in Warren, Michigan, the site will be able to assemble Ram HD trucks now produced in Saltillo, Mexico,” (bloomberg.com). Chrysler is moving jobs in other countries back to the United States!

The company is set to start producing a new version of its Jeep Compass SUV for the U.S. market at the Toluca plant. Its factory in Belvidere, Illinois, which used to assemble the model as well as the Jeep Patriot and Dodge Dart compact car, is being retooled to make Jeep Cherokee SUVs.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $1 billion plan to build in the U.S. three new Jeeps and a Ram pickup now produced in Mexico won plaudits from President Trump. (The new President is trying to inspire the auto industry to move more manufacturing to the United States; he is very pleased with Chrysler’s announcement to move some of their manufacturing to the US.)

Fore more information on the different models in the Chrysler lineup, head to All Star Chrysler near Wentzville.

No Shame in Loving a Minivan!

Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near Arnold

For a long time, the minivan has had a negative connotation. Driving a minivan meant that you weren’t cool anymore. Gone are the days of sporty sedans, you had kids, you don’t get to drive something fun any more. At least, this is what the common thought was, however, Chrysler is changing the way we think about minivans with the introduction of the Chrysler Pacifica.

The Chrysler Pacifica entered the market as a replacement for the Town and Country. And while it still looks like a minivan in some ways, it drives more like an SUV.  Navigating the roads in the rolling hills of Southern Missouri a few weeks ago, it didn’t take long to find out. A revised 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine delivered 287 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, making the climbs up Missouri’s hills effortless. Likewise, the new nine-speed automatic transmission never strained or felt clunky, like it has in other recent products like our long-term Jeep Cherokee. The harmonious combination of the upgraded engine and transmission felt like the single-biggest differentiation between the old and new minivans.

Chrysler boasts that the Pacifica’s new unibody structure provides a stiffer foundation, which in turn provides sedan-like agility. But let’s not get carried away. No one will confuse this minivan – or any other – with a 300 sedan in terms of driving dynamics. But as minivans go, the Pacifica felt responsive with minimal levels of body roll.
The exterior look of the car is also brand new. Gone is the frumpy, toaster-like shape of the Town & Country and Grand Caravan. The wheelbase remains exactly the same, but engineers shortened the front overhang and lengthened the rear one, giving the Pacifica a more rectangular shape. Corners have been rounded and side-view mirrors are body-mounted.

Stop by All Star Chrysler near Arnold for more information!

The Chrysler 300 Still has It!

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler in Bridgeton

If you are in the market for a quality sedan with lots of space, power, and aesthetic appeal, then you need to check out the Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler in Bridgeton. Though the Chrysler 300 has been around for a while, it is still one of the most popular sedans in the United States. Let’s take a look at a few things that make the Chrysler 300 Cars so desirable.

A Few Key Facts on the 300:

* Performance: 3.6-liter, V6, 292 horsepower; 3.6-liter, V6, 300 horsepower; 5.7-liter, V8, 363 horsepower
* Mileage estimate: 19-30 mpg ; 16-25 mpg
* Price: $32,350- $43,500
* Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles; drivetrain 5 years/100,000 miles; corrosion 5 years/unlimited; roadside assistance; 5 years/60,000

“When purists consider purchasing a large sedan, performance is a major factor. One chief selling point with the Chrysler 300 is the “old-school” engineering of offering a rear-wheel drive American sedan. The car purists love this about the 300 because it’s become very rare. Most large sedans are front-wheel drive only.” -rocklindaily.com

The 300 is an appealing car visually, featuring a wide stance and a fairly tapered front end that exudes an aggressive kind of elegance. A new grille is a plus and the 300 has updated LED rear taillights. It’s a family sedan that has a large trunk, pleasing style and big horsepower,

Performance is impressive throughout the Chrysler 30 lineup. There are two models with nearly identical engines. One is the 3.6-liter, V6 that features 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The other V6 is also a 3.6-liter and generates just a little more horsepower (300) and torque (264 pound-feet). We encourage you to head to All Star and check out the performance of the Chrysler 300 for yourself. Feel the power from behind the wheel.

Get more information on the Chrysler 300 at All Star. Their team would love to assist you in getting behind the wheel of a 300 today!

Do You Know How to Buy a New Chrysler?

New Chrysler Cars at All Star in Missouri

Just about anybody can buy a new Chrysler at All Star in Missouri, but do you know how to buy a new car? It is so much more than just picking out which vehicle you want to buy. There are a few more steps to take in the process to help you insure that you get the very best deal and the right vehicle for your driving lifestyle.

  1. Determine the type of vehicle you need. Once you’ve established the kind of vehicle that fits your lifestyle, it’s time to choose the model you want. Do your research on the Internet before going to a dealership. Talk to others who have the same kind of car – what do they like about it? What do they NOT like about it? How do the gas mileage and insurance cost compare to your current vehicle? Are there features you want your vehicle to have that are not available or come standard on another model? These are all things to consider when purchasing a new vehicle. Having a good idea of what you want is a good idea, but don’t “marry” yourself to just one. Keeping two or three options open will allow you flexibility if, for any reason, something goes wrong along the way.
  2. Just before visiting the dealership, you can usually check out their inventory online to make sure they have the vehicle of your choice in stock. If you head out, ready to buy, only to find out they don’t have one and you can’t even complete a test drive, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment from the start.

All Star has an amazing selection of new and used Chrysler Cars, stop by the dealership to check them all out!

Cross Over to this Crossover!

Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near St. Louis

The Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near St. Louis is a delightful crossover that is fuel efficient and fun to drive. Not only that, but it also offers a lot of seating and is perfect for a family vehicle. Today we want to take a look at the history of the Chrysler Pacifica, where it started and how far it has come.

Chrysler entered the crossover vehicle segment for the first time in 2004 with a vehicle called the Pacifica. The same chassis used by Chryslers minivan line-up served as the basis of the Chrysler Pacifica. The 2004 Chrysler Pacifica was offered as a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configuration. Standard power for the 2004 Pacifica was derived from a 3.5-liter V-6 engine.

The 250-horsepower V-6 engine of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica was paired with a four-speed automatic transmission incorporating an AutoStick shifter. Attempting to showcase the Pacifica as a luxurious alternative to the minivan, Chrysler included a sizable complement of standard equipment on the crossover vehicle. 17-inch aluminum wheels, air suspension, cruise control, dual-zone climate control and leather-wrapped steering wheel were all included on the 2004 Chrysler crossover vehicle.

Three-row seating came standard on the 2004 Pacifica providing interior accommodations for six occupants. In 2005, with the addition of Touring and Limited trim levels, the third row seating was no longer included on the base model of the Chrysler Pacifica. For 2006, 200-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6 engine replaced the 3.5-liter powerplant as the base propulsion of the crossover. The following year, the Chrysler Pacificas older engine was replaced by a 4.0-liter V-6 powerplant generating 255 horsepower. (This information was compiled from nadaguides.com and chrysler.com.)

For more information on the Chrysler Pacifica and its different options, head to All Star Chrysler today!

Know Chrysler History

Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near Oakville

Did you know that Chrysler has been around for nearly one hundred years. It started as a small company and has grown into one of the most loved auto brands in the country. Today we want to take a brief look back at the history of Chrysler. This impressive legacy is easy to be a part of, you just need to head to All Star Chrysler near Oakville.

1946-1954: 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.

1955-1962: 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.” (This information was compiled from chrysler.com and nadaguides.com.)

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