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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!

Do You Feel Patriotic?

Jeep Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer near Illinois

When you are shopping for a great Jeep to drive, you might wonder which Jeep at All Star Jeep Dealer near Illinois would be best for you. We are going to talk about the Jeep Patriot and the different things that it offers to its drivers.

Here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. the Patriot uses either the 2.0 L or 2.4 L World gasoline I4 engine. (In Europe and Australia there are some different engine types.)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. (The Patriot uses a continuously variable transmission equipped with a four wheel drive system, marketed as Freedom Drive II, capable of holding the lowest ratio the CVT can reach, in lieu of a traditional two-speed transfer case. The Patriot carries Jeep’s “Trail Rated” badging.)

In 2009, Jeep Patriot added an extended range electric vehicle to its trim line up. It was not well received and lacked the driving power most Jeep drivers want, so FCA got rid of this model. (This information was compiled from Jeep.com.)

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

 

New Platform for the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Glendale

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the top models in the Jeep lineup. It has been popular for a long time with long time Jeep fans and new Jeep fans alike. While we were not anticipating any major changes on the Jeep Grand Cherokee to be announced at the auto show currently happening in Detroit, but we did learn some new information. We want to share this information with you today.

“At a roundtable discussion with members of the media, Marchionne revealed that the upcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee will be built on a rear-wheel-drive platform developed by Alfa Romeo,” (yahoo.com). To our ears, it sounds like Marchionne is referring to the platform currently being used in the Alfa Romeo Giulia-a platform which, in modified form, will underpin the upcoming Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV and a number of additional new Alfa offerings. With the Giulia and Stelvio both offering all-wheel drive, it shouldn’t be difficult for Jeep to integrate an off-road capable 4WD system into the shared platform.

It’s a telling, but logical, revelation. Fiat Chrysler is undertaking a massive product shift, in an effort to erase the massive debt the automaker currently carries, and platform sharing is a great way to extend the product portfolio while saving money on development costs. Those plans involve a huge new investment in updating FCA’s U.S. manufacturing plants to produce pickup trucks and crossovers, to the tune of $1 billion. (This announcement also means that there are likely to be at least 2000 new jobs added because of this investment.)

For more information on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, head to All Star near Glendale. Their team would be more than happy to talk about this new platform and have you test drive the Grand Cherokee.

Wanna Go Off-Road?

Leningrad region, Russia , August 25, 2016 , Jeep Wrangler on the banks of the river Tosno in the Leningrad region, the Jeep Wrangler is a compact four wheel drive off road and sport utility vehicle

Jeep Wrangler at All Star Jeep Dealer in Bridgeton

If you are someone who longs for adventure and wants to take the road less traveled, then you need a Jeep Wrangler from All Star Jeep Dealer in Bridgeton. The Jeep Wrangler is designed for off-road excitement. Today we want to share with you some of the amazing features of the Jeep Wrangler.

Made for Off-Road – The Wrangler’s off-road capabilities extend beyond its impressive 4WD system. Just a short trip off the pavement makes it clear that the Jeep was designed for rugged environments. It uses combined short approach angles in the front and rear, along with a tall ride height, to keep it well clear of obstacles and make steeply angled transitions without hitting the dirt.

Great Pricing – A basic 2-door sport model starts at $23,390 (including a $995 destination charge), and from there the options abound. The high-end Rubicon X Unlimited with every option and upgrade available costs $46, 545. The number of available trims, upgrades, and features makes a Jeep Wrangler available to almost anyone who wants one, in any way they want one.

It Looks Beautiful – When it comes to exterior design, the Wrangler’s iconic look dates back to the earliest days of its existence. Jeep has remained true to that design throughout the years, and a Jeep today is as recognizable as ever. ” classic look of a Wrangler makes its competition, like the Mazda CX-5 and the Nissan Rogue, all look the same. People often want to own a jeep for this reason alone, and Jeep offers plenty of options to enhance the Wrangler’s curb appeal while not sacrificing its off-road abilities.”-carbuyingstrategies.com

For more information on the Jeep Wrangler, head to All Star today and speak with a member of their team. They would love to serve you!

Ram 2500 4WD Tough

Los Angeles USA - November 19 2015: Ram 2500 Power Wagon on display during the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville

One of the very best truck manufacturers on the market today is Ram. They make strong and powerful trucks that can handle anything that you throw at them. Today we want to share with you some of great things about the Ram 2500 4WD. If you have any additional questions be sure to contact All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville.

It’s super tough – The 2015 Ram 2500 is clearly one of the toughest pickup trucks on the market. When working in a rugged environment, the truck’s tank-like build quality enables it to take a pounding. Owners can also look forward to an incredibly long service life. The truck’s overall durability gives it a big advantage over a regular pickup truck.

It’s got a Hemi – Over the last decade, the Hemi engine has reemerged as one of the most powerful V-8 engines on the market. With a total output of 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque, the 6.4-liter engine provides plenty of muscle. When fitted with the proper towing accessories, the V8-powered Ram 2500 can tow up to 16,300 pounds.

It’s got diesel power – In terms of sheer power, the 6.7-liter Cummings diesel engine is a spectacular performer. With the assistance of a turbocharger, the beastly engine is able to pump out 370 horsepower and a monumental 800 pound-feet of torque. It can pull hefty loads with ease. In fact, the diesel-powered Ram 2500 has a towing capacity of nearly 18,000 pounds.

It’s a 4×4 – The truck’s capable 4WD system gives it an extra level of ruggedness. When traveling in snow or deep mud, the tires just keep churning. Drivers will find the enhanced traction to be extremely useful throughout the year. In an effort to enhance the truck’s versatility, Ram also designed the 2500 with a tow/haul mode.

For more information on the Ram 2500, head to All Star today!

You Can’t Go Wrong with a Jeep Cherokee

WASHINGTON DC - JANUARY 21 2016: Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition car at the Washington D.C. Auto Show (WAS), one of the largest auto shows in North America.

Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Chesterfield

When you are looking for a great SUV that not only has the ability to go off road but that also makes for a great every day driving vehicle, you need to look no further than the Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Chesterfield. This model has been around for a number of years and each new generation is better than the one before it. Today we want to share with a few reasons that we think you will love the Cherokee.

Multiple Transmission Options – The Jeep Cherokee 2016 is primarily an Automatic transmission vehicle for the driver who wants the car to do most of their work while they enjoy the cruise. Alternatively, a manual Transmission stick will also be included for the hands-on driver.

Incredible Engine Performance – “The 2016 Cherokee SUV boasts of a 4 cylinder engine that consumes regular unleaded I-4 fuel. The 184 HP engine charges up a Torque of 171 @4600 RPM, enough power for either city or highway cruises. The engine has a displacement of 2.4L/144 while the wheels have a convenient turning diameter of 37.6,” (carbuyingstratgies.com). This powerful engine can handle the easiest of driving conditions and the most difficult terrain. (There are actually several different options that you can add to your engine to enhance certain kinds of performance.)

Multiple Drive Options – “The Sport Jeep Cherokee 2016 comes in two models to avoid limiting the consumer on one drive mode,” (carbuying strategies.com). The first option is the FWD 4dr Sport with an MPG of 22 City and 31 Highway. The second option is the four wheel drive, the 4WD 4dr Sport that is equally automatic, and comes with MPG ratings of 21 City and 28 Highway. The 4WD will cost you a little more, just something to keep in mind.

For more information on the Jeep Cherokee, stop by All Star today!

2015 Jeep Wrangle Wins Vincentric Best Value in America Award

Best Value Guaranteed Retro LabelOnce again the Jeep Wrangler has been honored and this time it’s for the SUV’s outstanding attention to value.  On March 27th, it was announced that for the forth time in a row the 2015 Jeep Wrangler had been given on of Vincentric’s Best Value in America Awards.  The Jeep Wrangler took this year’s title in the category of Compact/Mid-size SUV segment, along with FCA’s Ram 1500 in the category of  Full-size 1/2-ton Pickup segment.  Both of these vehicles offer the value, features, and price point most smart buyers are looking for!

The Ram 1500 and the Jeep Wrangler earned Vincentric Best Value in America awards by delivering best-in-class performances when we measured total cost of ownership and compared it to expected results for the competitors in each vehicle’s segment.  Contributing to their success was that both vehicles had the lowest total cost of ownership over five years in their respective classes,” said David Wurster, Vincentric President.

As a set of model specific awards, Vicentric determines it’s Best Value winners based on total cost of ownership in addition to the vehicle’s current market value.  All winners are named in their respective categories and are highly valued as a new vehicle choice.

The team at All-Star Jeep dealer near Glendale want to show you both the 2015 Jeep Wrangler and the 2015 Ram 1500.  The Jeep Wrangler is a two-door off-road SUV that comes in nine models starting at only $22,795 MSRP.  This base MSRP will get you into the Wrangler Sport 4×4 with standards like a 3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT Engine, 6-speed manual transmission, Command-Trac Shift-on-the-Fly Part-Time 4WD, a black interior, 8 speaker Radio 130 AM / FM / CD / MP3 sound system, Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls, 16-Inch x 7.0-Inch Styled Steel Wheels, Goodyear Brand Tires, Black Sunrider Soft Top, Full Metal Doors with Roll-Up Widows, and much more!  Let the Glendale area Jeep dealer experts at All-Star show you this off-road monster today!

The Limited Edition 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude

Limited edition stamp For the 2015 model year, Jeep has introduced us to some exciting new Limited Edition models. One of the latest models to be made available is the 2015 Limited Edition Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude.  This powerful SUV adds to the luxury feel all Grand Cherokee buyers want with an abundance of upgrades, fine finishings, and superior style.  Here’s what you can expect when test driving the Grand Cherokee Altitude at your Florissant area Jeep dealer!

  • Six available exterior color choices including Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl, Bright White, Deep Cherry Red, Granite Crystal Metallic, Billet Silver Metallic, and Maximum Steel Metallic.
  • Standard 20-inch Black Aluminum Wheels with BSW 3-Season Tires
  • Standard Security and Convenience Group that includes: 115-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet; Cargo Compartment Cover; Power Liftgate; Security Alarm; Universal Garage Door Opener; Heated Front Seats; Heated Steering Wheel; and Remote Start System.
  • Optional Trailer Tow Group IV Upgrade that offers 7 and 4 Pin Wiring Harness, Class IV Receiver Hitch, Delete Rear Tow Hook, Full Size Spare Tire, Steel Spare Wheel, and Heavy Duty Engine Cooling.
  • Standard Uconnect® 8.4A AM / FM / SXM / BT with Uconnect Access (6-month trial included), SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 1-year Radio Service Subscription, Roadside Assistance, 911 Call, 6 speakers, 7-icnh LCD Instrument Cluster with Tachometer, and Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth.
  • Standard 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 Engine with 8-Speed Paddle-Shift Automatic Transmission,, Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, and Quadra-Trac I 4WD System on 4×4 models.
  • Standard Automatic Halogen Quad Headlamps with Black Headlamp Bezels, LED Tail Lamps, Low Beam Daytime Running Headlamps, Neutral Gray Stain Gloss Tail Lamp Bezel, and Premium Fog Lamps.

When you look at this list, you have to wonder how much more an SUV could offer, but this really is just a quick overview!  Stop by All-Star to take a look at their huge Florissant area Jeep dealer inventory now!  You will definitely leave impressed by the quality, variety, and price!

Introducing the 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock Model

 Number 2015With a starting price of only $39,494 MSRP, the 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hard Rock model is something to consider.  It gives the ultimate off-road experience and also offers all the convennience features you want in your next SUV.  Today, let’s take a closer look at this new St. Louis area Jeep dealer SUV!

Buyers will be impressed by the Hard Rock model’s attention to capability and performance.  This SUV comes with a standard 3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT engine paired with a 6-Speed Manual NSG370 transmission.  You can also opt for a 5-Speed Automatic Transmission, if needed.  You can also count on features like:  4:1 Rock-Tac Part-Time 4WD System; 4-Wheel Disc Brakes; Hydraulic Assist Brake Booster; Next Generation Dana 44 Heavy Duty Front and Rear Axle; Power Rack-and-Pinion Steering; and Performance Suspension.  From this model’s 22.5 gallon fuel tank, expect about 16 mpg in the city and 21 on the highway, along with a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.

On the inside of the Hard Rock, you will find upgrades like: heated front seats; leather-trimmed bucket seats; air conditioning; chrome/leather-wrapped shift knob; cargo tie down loops; bright interior accents; power locks; power one-touch-down front windows; premium EVIC Message Center; Slush Mats by Mopar; silver accents; tire pressure monitoring display; Uconnect 130 AM/FM/CD/MP3 with Voice Command & Bluetooth; and an all-black color scheme.

Notable exterior features include: 17-inch Polished Semi-Gloss Black Wheels; BF Goodrich Brand Tires; Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top; Full Metal Doors with Roll-Up Windows; automatic halogen head lamps; fog lamps; Rock Racks by Mopar; tinted windshield glass; and your choice of six exterior colors.

Finally, this model’s off-Road Performance features include: Electronic Front Sway Bar Disconnect; Fuel Tank Skid Plate; Rear Stabilizer Bar; Rock Rails; and Transfer Case Skid Plate.

Take this, or any of the newest model for a test drive at All-Star’s St. Louis area new Jeep dealer today!