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Know the Jeep Patriot

Jeep Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer near Town and Country

The Jeep Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer near Town and Country is a wonderful SUV that has a lot to offer its drivers and passengers. Today we want to share some information with you about the Jeep Patriot. After all, how can you love something if you don’t know about it?

In the U.S. the Patriot uses either the 2.0 L or 2.4 L gasoline I4 engine. Both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are available. The Patriot features two four-wheel drive systems both of which are electronically controlled. The basic four-wheel drive system is called Freedom Drive I. This system is a full-time front-wheel-drive based 4WD/AWD system that is front-wheel-drive when it has traction, but can automatically put up to 20-30% power to the rear wheels, or can be locked in 50-50 below a certain speed. The other system, called Freedom Drive II, is based on Freedom Drive I, but by using the vehicle’s CVT transmission it is capable of a 19:1 gear reduction simulating a low range usually found in vehicles with dedicated transfer cases. The 2.4 L GEMA I4 is an option for the 4X2 model Patriot.

For Europe and Australia, a 2.0 L (1968 cc; 120 cid; 140ps) Volkswagen-manufactured diesel engine is fitted along with a 6-speed manual gearbox. All EU cars are fitted as standard with four wheel drive and a version of the Freedom Drive System that tuned differently from the U.S. versions, but with similar capability to FDII with brake traction control and three switchable electronic stability control and traction control settings for on or off-road use.

The Patriot won 2007 Green 4×4 Award and the 2008 4×4 of the Year in the UK. (This information was compiled from jeep.com and wikipedia.com.)

Get your Dodge Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer today!

Ram 2500 Engines

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near O’Fallon

The Ram line of trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near O’Fallon are powerful working vehicles. They can take the rough jobs on without any strain. This got us wondering what makes the Ram 2500 trucks so capable. The answer is the engine options. Let’s explore those more here today.

Three engine options lie at the core of the 2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 range: a 5.7-liter V-8, a 6.4-liter V-8, and a 6.7-liter turbodiesel inline six-cylinder. Both gas engines are paired with six-speed automatic transmissions; the diesel gets a six-speed manual option or a choice of two six-speed automatics. Both rear-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) models are available in both Ram 2500 and 3500 spec, with a wide range of cab styles and bed lengths.

The 5.7-liter that forms the base engine option is rated at 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Step up to the 6.4-liter and output rises to 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. The diesel, available in three specifications, pushes the 2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 to beast mode, with up to 385 hp and 900 lb-ft of torque.

“The two lower-output versions of the diesel are rated at 350 hp / 660 lb-ft and 370 hp / 800 lb-ft, respectively.While a nearly infinite list of cab, bed, engine, transmission, and drivetrain options influence total towing capacity, the Ram 2500 can be configured to tow up to 17,980 lbs, and the Ram 3500 can tow up to 30,000 lbs.”-motortrend.com

For more information on the Ram 2500 and its engines, head to All Star and take a test drive. Their team has the knowledge and experience to help you find the right truck and engine model for you. All Star knows that you need a truck that works as hard as you do. You need the Ram 2500. Head to All Star Dodge Ram today!

More Secret Information Revealed!

Jeep Wrangler at All Star Jeep Dealer near Clayton

Now is the time of year that we get to see all of the mysterious spy shots that people are capturing of the latest Jeep models that will be introduced to the market soon.The most recent spy shots that we got to see where that of the Jeep Wrangler. Remember, the current Jeep Wrangler is already at All Star Jeep Dealer near Clayton, but the new Wrangler will be there soon!

The images that we got to take a look at reveal a whole lot about what options and configurations the new-body-style 2018 Jeep Wrangler will be getting.

Jeep Wrangler updates are a big deal because the car is an enthusiast favorite. Actually it’s almost everyone’s favorite, if you believe Jeep-parent company Fiat Chrysler’s sales reports. The Wrangler has been with us in its current iteration since 2012, in its current body style since 2007, yet the company is still selling a whopping 18,000 machines a month.

The Wrangler’s so beloved because its capability and unrefined purity give it earnest personality… something so many cars are lacking in 2017.

The incoming Jeep Wrangler will be the JL. It is most likely that the JL Jeep will be objectively superior to the JK in every practically appreciable respects. One of those, according to this latest leak, is a Selec-Trac Full Time 4WD system.

“With the exception of a few weird limited-run trims, Jeep Wranglers have always had 4WD. That functionality has been the centerpiece of the machine’s off-road capability. These vehicles drive in RWD by default, and can only be switched into 4WD manually with a big transfer case lever next to the shifter. That same lever can also put the vehicle into low-range for huge torque multiplication and crawling abilities.”-truckyeah.jalopnik.com

For more information on the Jeep Wrangler, head to All Star today!

What to Expect from the Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer in Bridgeton

When you are in the market for a new SUV, you need to check out the Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer in Bridgeton. This powerful Jeep Cherokee has a lot to offer as far as comfort and style, a stylish interior, and a powerful engine. Today we want to take a look at the performance on the Jeep Cherokee as well as the miles per gallon they offer as well.

Standard on most 2017 Jeep Cherokees is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 184 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. Optional on most is a 3.2-liter V6 that makes 271 hp and 239 lb-ft of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission is standard with both engines.

You have your choice of front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive with either engine, but Trailhawk models are 4WD-only. Jeep offers two 4WD systems. Standard on four-wheel-drive Sport, Latitude and Limited models is the light-duty Active Drive I 4WD system; it requires no input from the driver, though it does come with a Selec-Terrain dial that features different terrain modes. Standard on the Trailhawk and Overland and optional on the Limited is the more rugged Active Drive II system, which features low-range gearing and a locking rear differential along with an additional Rock mode for the Selec-Terrain dial.

The optional towing package gives V6 models a healthy 4,500-pound towing capacity.

“When equipped with front-wheel drive and the four-cylinder engine, the Cherokee is EPA-rated at 25 mpg combined (21 city/30 highway). Surprisingly, the V6 and front-wheel drive is nearly as good with 24 mpg combined (21 city/29 highway). EPA-estimated fuel economy for 4WD Cherokees is slightly less than above, with the Trailhawk bringing up the rear at 22 mpg combined with the four-cylinder and 21 mpg combined with the V6.”-edmunds.com

For more information on the Jeep Cherokee, head to All Star today!

Nothing Like a Ram 2500

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near North County

The Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near North County is an incredible truck. It is powerful and capable while being comfortable and stylish. Today we want to talk a little more about this amazing automobile.

For 2017  Ram added a 4×4 Off-road package option for the 2500 Crew and Mega Cab 4×4 large pickup configurations when the truck maker begins rolling out the 2017 Ram 2500 HD truck this fall. The Ram 2500 is also available in Regular Cab configuration in 2-wheel drive (2WD) or 4-wheel drive (4WD). The various configurations are offered with either a 6-ft., 4-in. or 8-ft. pickup bed. The truck, which engages 4×4 mode easily, can plow across a field of grass and handle even rougher terrain with the Off-road package, which includes tow hooks in front and hill-descent control. A transfer case skid plate is featured along with a limited-slip differential and the truck rides on Bilstein shocks. The Off-road package is available on all trim levels of the 2017 Ram 2500 HD. (Information compiled from jdpower.com and ram.com.)

A fully loaded Ram 2500 can be outfitted with the Chrome Appearance Group that includes full chrome grille, surround, bumpers, chrome sidestep, mirror housings, and door handles plus chrome-finished wheels. The interior features can include charcoal leather seating, leather-covered console, with the dash and doors trimmed and accented in smooth gunmetal finish—a handsome combination and perfect for work and taking your special someone out for a night on the town.

We invite you to stop by All Star Dodge Ram and test drive one of these incredible pick up trucks. You will be able to experience all of the power that the Ram 2500 has to offer. Stop by All Star today and talk with a member of the All Star team!

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Fast Facts

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near O’Fallon

When you decide to buy a new Jeep, you might wonder which Jeep will be the right ride for you. Today we want to share with you some of the fast facts about the Jeep Grand Cherokee that is available at All Star Jeep Dealer near O’Fallon.

What’s new for 2017? – A new Trailhawk model features all of the off-road-ready hardware in Jeep’s arsenal, plus a unique interior and trademark red tow hooks. Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line Summit model gets a more upscale interior and more standard equipment. The SRT gets its own unique front fascia and a “Laguna leather” interior package, while all other models except the Summit get the front-end treatment from 2016’s 75th Anniversary Edition. All Grand Cherokees now have a backup camera and rear parking sensors as standard.

It’s Safe – The Jeep Grand Cherokee gets a perfect five-star rating from NHTSA when equipped with four-wheel drive, but rear-drive models get only four stars. Front and side crash ratings are five stars for both, but the RWD version gets three stars for rollover versus the 4WD’s four. “The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety hasn’t tested a 2017 Grand Cherokee, but gave the 2016 model its best rating (“Good”) for all tests except its difficult new small-overlap crash test, in which the Grand Cherokee was rated “Marginal”—that’s only one step up from the bottom. Available active safety features include forward collision warning and mitigation with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure and blind-spot warning systems.”-motortrend.com

For more information on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, head to All Star today! Their team can share even more great information with you about these impressive vehicles. It’s time you drive a safe and capable Jeep – it’s time you drove a Jeep Grand Cherokee!

Used Inventory Specials – Highlights!

Used Car Inventory Specials at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville

If you are in the market for new car but don’t want to pay a new car price, then you need to look at the used cars that are currently on special at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville. These used cars are offered at amazing discounts – this means you get more car and more options for your money! Today we want to highlight a couple of models that are currently on special at All Star. If you like what you see, get a hold of All Star as fast as possible – these cars won’t be available for long!

2016 Dodge Challenger – HIGH PERFORMANCE! Super Clean! 20-Inch x 9.5-Inch Brass Monkey SRT(R) Forged Wheels, One Owner, Challenger SRT Hellcat, 2D Coupe, 6.2L V8 Supercharged, 6-Speed Manual, RWD, Billet Clearcoat, and Black/Sepia Leather. GPS Nav! This 2016 Challenger HellCat is for Dodge fans looking all around for a great one-owner gem. So go ahead and feel free to flex your muscle in it. It will go from 0-60 in just about the same time it’ll take you to catch your breath. Head to All Star to feel the power of this Challenger!

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited – JEEP CERTIFIED & LOADED! 5.7L V8, Navigation, Sunroof, Leather, Tow Hitch, Gorgeous, One Owner, Grand Cherokee Limited, 4D Sport Utility, 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement VVT, 8-Speed Automatic, 4WD, Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat, and Leather. Get the NEW look for the used price on this one owner vehicle. Previous owner purchased it brand new! Jeep Certified Pre-Owned means you not only get the reassurance of a 3Mo/3,000Mile Maximum Care Limited Warranty, but also up to a 7-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, a 125-point inspection/reconditioning, 24/7 roadside assistance, rental car benefits, and a complete CARFAX vehicle history report. (This information was compiled from 314allstar.com.)

For more information on the Used Car Specials currently available, head to All Star!

More Ram 3500 to Love!

Ram 3500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Oakville

If you are looking for a rough and tumble truck that is capable of the tough jobs and that can handle a heavy load, then you need to get yourself a Ram 3500 from All Star Dodge Ram near Oakville. The Ram 3500 is not a cookie cutter truck, it has a variety of model choices as well as great options that you can add to your Ram 3500 to make it custom to what you want. Let’s take a look at some of the Ram 3500 model options from which you can choose.

Ram Tradesman models are commercial-grade: black bumpers, grille and mirrors, crank windows on regular cab (power windows and locks on others), vinyl 40/20/40 seat, steel wheels and a manual-shift transfer case on 4WD. Ram Tradesman comes standard with an automatic transmission, air conditioning, Class V hitch with 4/7-pin plugs, AM/FM Uconnect 3.0 stereo, cruise control, locking tailgate and tilt steering wheel. Options include a diesel engine (which adds front tow hooks and cruise control), power heated and towing mirrors, integrated trailer brake controller, sliding rear window, spray-in bedliner, floor mats, cloth upholstery, DVD and Sirius audio, limited-slip differential, skid plates, RamBox or goose-neck prep, various option groups, and choices for wheels, tires and axle ratios.

Ram SLT adds power mirrors, remote key-less entry, power windows (including rear windows on four-doors), carpeting, cloth upholstery, electric-switched transfer case, chrome wheels, sliding rear window, and the integrated trailer brake controller.

Ram Outdoorsman is a  SLT package with some additional extras. Standards include gray painted bumpers and fender flares, two-tone paint, body-color grille/black insert, fog lights, power folding/heated mirrors with signals, HomeLink, power split-bench seat, leather-wrapped wheel,  on/off-road tires on forged aluminum wheels,  Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth and voice nav-ready audio, security system, limited-slip differential, tow hooks, and remote start. (This information is compiled from ram.com and autoblog.com.)

Ram 2500 Power

Ram 2500 At All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale

In this day and age, you need a truck that will handle anything that you throw at it; rough terrains, heavy loads, and long hauls. The Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale is up for those very challenges. Those challenges not only require a strong body, but also a powerful engine. Today we want to talk a little bit about the different engines that are offered on the Ram 2500.

Three engine options lie at the core of the 2017 Ram 2500: a 5.7-liter V-8, a 6.4-liter V-8, and a 6.7-liter turbo-diesel inline six-cylinder. Both gas engines are paired with six-speed automatic transmissions; the diesel gets a six-speed manual option or a choice of two six-speed automatics. Both rear-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) models are available in the Ram 2500, with a wide range of cab styles and bed lengths.

The 5.7-liter that forms the base engine option is rated at 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Step up to the 6.4-liter and output rises to 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. The diesel, available in three specifications, pushes the 2017 Ram 2500 to beast mode, with up to 385 hp and 900 lb-ft of torque. The two lower-output versions of the diesel are rated at 350 hp / 660 lb-ft and 370 hp / 800 lb-ft, respectively. (This information was compiled from ram.com and motortrend.com.)

While a nearly infinite list of cab, bed, engine, transmission, and drive train options influence total towing capacity, the Ram 2500 can be configured to tow up to 17,980 lbs.

For more information on the Ram 2500, head to All Star and talk with a member of their team. They would be happy to take you on a test drive so that you can experience for yourself just how powerful the Ram 2500 truly is.

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Jeep Wrangler Unlimited the Most Incredible Trim

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at All Star Jeep Dealer near Ellisville

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at All Star Jeep Dealer near Ellisville is a super capable off road SUV that is designed to handle the roughest terrains. What you might not know is that the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, while sometimes held out as its own model, is actually a trim of the Jeep Wrangler model. The main difference between the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is that the Wrangler Unlimited is actually longer than the regular Wrangler. Some would say that the Wrangler Unlimited is better equipped to handle really rough terrain, but that is just the opinion of some individuals. Today we want to talk a little bit about the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited model and some of the changes it has seen through the years.

Jeep made no major changes to the 2009 Wrangler Unlimited, adding start assist, a sway control system and some minor storage upgrades. In 2010, Jeep added a removable soft top, and made fog lights, towing hooks and a compass standard in the base model, as well as making some slight changes to the trims. The 2011 Wrangler Unlimited featured a newly designed interior that boasted bigger windows, offered powered mirrors, all-new climate control, Bluetooth integration and a few other minor changes.

The 2012 model year featured a standard V6 engine that was rated at 285 horsepower with a standard five-speed automatic transmission and 4WD. In 2013, Jeep added a system that monitored tire pressure and updated a few trim levels. The 2014 Wrangler Unlimited remained unchanged from the previous model year. (This information was compiled from nadaguides.com and jeep.com.)

For more information on the Jeep Wrangler, head to All Star. Their team will show you all of the amazing features the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has to offer its drivers, we are sure you will love it!