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Where are You Going?

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant

“Where are you going?” This is a question that is asked to find out, in the short term, where you are going. What if we expanded the scope of the question to mean in the long term? This long term question is one that Jeep asked itself in the early 1990’s. Jeep had been a successful auto maker for a long time but were looking for a way to begin competing with the larger scale SUV models that were on the market.

Three trim levels were initially offered; base, Laredo and Limited. All models boasted two features not seen on other vehicles in the Grand Cherokee’s class: a driver’s side airbag and four-wheel antilock brakes. Base models had a few notable features such as full instruments, cloth interior and a five-speed manual gearbox. The Laredo added body cladding, fancier seats, power mirrors and cruise control. And the top-of-the-line Limited came with leather seating, A/C, four-speed automatic transmission, upgraded sound system and power everything. Later in the 1993 model year, the Grand Wagoneer debuted — essentially a G.C. Limited with simulated woodgrain tacked onto the body sides, just like dad’s old Ford LTD Country Squire Wagon.

Built on a stiff unibody chassis, which was lighter than a truck-like body-on-frame arrangement, the Grand Cherokee’s 105.9-inch wheelbase was 4.5-inches longer than the Cherokee’s, resulting in more legroom for those riding in the back. (This information was gathered from edmonds.com and jeep.com.)

This new Jeep Grand Cherokee model was so well received that it became a permanent part of the Jeep line up and added several other trim options. We invite you to head to All Star near Florissant and check out the incredible trims that the Jeep Grand Cherokee has to offer. The All Star team is waiting and ready to help!

Long Time Jeep Cherokee Fan

Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Kirkwood

The Jeep Cherokee is a long time favorite in the Jeep line up. It has been around since the early 1970’s and people have always seemed to love it. Today we want to talk a little bit about the history of the Jeep Cherokee. You can also learn more about the Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Kirkwood.

Prior to 1984, the Cherokee moniker was attached to what amounted to a sportier version of Jeep’s Wagoneer. Mostly unchanged since its debut in the early 1960s, the Wagoneer was a large, truck-based, four-door wagon with four-wheel drive.

The former Cherokee, introduced as a 1974, shared most everything with the Wagoneer, including dimensions and engine selections. The major differences between the two were that the Cherokee was initially available only as a two-door (with the same wheelbase and length as the Wagoneer) and the Cherokee cost less than the more luxurious Wagoneer. A four-door Cherokee joined the lineup in 1977.

The 1984 Cherokee shared nothing with its predecessor, save its name. A shorter wheel- base (over 7 inches less than the “old” model, at 101.4 inches) and overall length (at 165.3 inches, a decrease of 21 inches) combined with a much lighter weight of around 3,100 pounds (over 1,000 pounds less than before) went a long way toward better fuel mileage and easier maneuverability, on-road or off. Two-door and four-door body styles were offered.

“Styling for the trim Cherokee was chiseled and taut, with muscular wheel well flares and a tall greenhouse that afforded good visibility for driver and passengers alike. The interior continued this theme with a likewise simple dash and control layout. Seating capacity was listed as five, though it was tight for three adults to ride in the backseat.”-edmonds.com

Test drive the 2017 Jeep Cherokee at All Star today!

 

Chrysler Plans for the Next Few Years

Chrysler Cars at All Star near IL

Over the past year we have seen some changes in the Chrysler line up, but it turns out that there might be more changes coming to the beloved auto brand. We want to take a look at what some are saying we should expect over the next few years. As soon as these new cars are available, you will be able to see them at All Star near IL.

Chrysler 100: Plans for a Chrysler 100 small sedan have been shelved as part of the automaker’s production conversion to build more Jeeps and Rams. However, there has been talk about continuing with the plans for the 100 now that FCA has decided to invest in their existing factories instead of building in Mexico.

A Midsize Crossover?: Delayed to 2019, the front-wheel-drive, three-row vehicle will share a Fiat platform and many components with the Jeep Cherokee.

Chrysler 300: Redesign of Chrysler’s large sedan has been delayed until 2020, when it would move to the Giorgio platform if the model is continued. But the 300 is under consideration to be withdrawn after the 2020 model year.

The Hybrid Pacifica: The minivan will pick up a hybrid variant this fall that is expected to achieve an equivalent of about 75 mpg. Its next redesign won’t come until at least late 2019.

A Full-Size Crossover: The all-wheel-drive crossover with three rows of seats will share a platform and many features with the Pacifica, but without its sliding doors and Stow ’n Go seats. It has been delayed until 2018.

Bear in mind, this is just conjecture at this point, we are not sure about any of  these plans actually come true, except for the Hybrid Pacifica, that is happening. Stay tuned for more changes in the Chrysler line up; check them out as soon as they are available at All Star!

Goodbye Patriot, Hello Patriot?

Jeep Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer near Ellisville

We have heard for months that the Jeep Patriot would be merged with the Jeep Compass to make an awesome CUV mashup. We have gotten word about what this new model will look like, at it seems like it is going to resemble a baby Grand Cherokee. While you can still get the Jeep Patriot at All Star near Ellisville, we want to talk about what this new model might look like and feature.

Starting with the skin, it’s like Jeep’s designers scaled down the Grand Cherokee’s profile to fit on the new crossover’s stretched Renegade platform. The headlights, grille, and taillights looked like shrunken items from Jeep’s flagship crossover, too. This is good news – even after its 2011 facelift the Compass was a homely little thing, and the Patriot was boxy at a time when CUVs were going for smoother, more aerodynamic lines. Jeep’s new CUV is avoiding those mistakes by aping one of the company’s most popular designs.

Only the driver’s seat, steering wheel, and center stack appear in the interior images, so we can’t tell how the stretched chassis impacts rear-seat legroom compared to the Renegade/Fiat 500X. But in front, it looks like a Jeep – FCA’s corporate steering wheel and HVAC controls are present and accounted for, but the usual touchscreen display looks bigger the expected 8.4-inch unit. That could just be the camera angle playing tricks on our eyes. We can’t make any judgments about the material choices, but we’d expect quality to be on par with the larger Cherokee.

For more information on the existing Jeep Patriot or the new mash up model that is set to be released soon, head to All Star today. Their team would like to show you the great features of their new models!

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.

Is There a Good Jeep Cherokee for Me?

Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Kirkwood

The Jeep Cherokee is a top selling model in the Jeep lineup. It is versatile and fun to drive as well as comfortable. It also is available in a variety of trims, so you are sure to find a body style with the features that are right for you and your driving lifestyle. Let’s learn more about one of these body styles today, the Jeep Cherokee Overland.

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee Overland is the most captivating vehicle in its class. Trusted Jeep Brand capability, an abundance of standard luxury features and refined exterior styling make this SUV the ultimate Cherokee trim level.

The sculpted and aerodynamic exterior of the Cherokee makes a strong statement while remaining true to its Jeep Brand heritage. It features a bold and modern design that is equally at home on a rugged trail or at an uptown theater.

The award-winning Jeep Cherokee interior combines state-of-the-art, high-tech features with the adaptability to take on almost any project or adventure. 60/40 split-folding rear seats and a fold-flat front passenger seat give maximum flexibility for carrying cargo.

The UConnect, a user-friendly technology, allows you to stay connected—without losing focus on the road. Choose from three available Uconnect systems designed to suit all of your needs.

Need to have different options for seating? Customize your interior to fit your lifestyle. A 60/40 split-folding rear seat and available fold-flat front passenger seat offer plenty of options for interior configurations.

A rugged vehicle on the outside, but incredibly comfortable on the inside, that’s the Jeep Cherokee Overland. “The sculpted interior of the Cherokee has been designed for absolute beauty. Rich materials like available Nappa leather trim and soft-touch textures come together to create a spaciously comfortable layout.”-Jeep.com

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Super Charged

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star in MO

We love the Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer in MO, but we would love it even more if it were super charged. As it turns out FCA has heard our desire for more speed and have happily obliged. Let us learn more about this today!

Jeep in late 2017 will bring to market a Grand Cherokee powered by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ [NYSE:FCAU] awesome supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 known as the Hellcat.

“Speaking with The Detriot News, Jeep CEO Mike Manley confirmed the vehicle will carry the oft-rumored Trackhawk name and be offered alongside the existing Grand Cherokee SRT.”-motorauthority.com

The Hellcat engine delivers 707 horsepower in the Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models, though this figure may be toned down when hooked up with the Grand Cherokee’s all-wheel-drive system. Nevertheless, we’ve heard the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s 0-60 mph time could slip under 3.0 seconds.

The Grand Cherokee SRT, meanwhile, is powered by a 6.4-liter V-8 delivering 475 horsepower, enough to hustle the SUV from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds.

Pricing for the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is expected to start around $80K, which while pricey still makes the vehicle a bargain given the performance on offer. The Grand Cherokee SRT starts at a tad under $68K. Manley described the two models as being “very different.” A debut is expected to take place at the 2017 New York auto show next April, with sales to follow in the fall of that year.

It looks like FCA has really given us a more powerful Jeep Grand Cherokee, and we could not be more thrilled. For more information on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, head to All Star today. Their team would be more than happy to assist you in getting one of these powerful vehicles.

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Is A Jeep Cherokee Right for You?

NOVYY URENGOY RUSSIA - AUGUST 6 2016: Off-road car Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 at the countryside.

Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Glendale

The Jeep Cherokee is a delightful SUV that has loads of heart. You can test drive this incredible model at All Star Jeep Dealer near Glendale. Today we want to share with you some of the great things about the Jeep Cherokee.

There are very few compact SUVs that can boast any ability in the dirt. The Jeep Cherokee goes a step further, being the only one that has genuine off-road credibility and capability. It combines that with the daily drivability and practicality of the segment’s best-sellers, and for 2016, Jeep has improved the driver’s seating position, making your commute easier to live with.

“Most compact SUVs offer all-wheel drive, but most could be considered “AWD Light” compared to the Cherokee’s offering. The Cherokee’s drivetrain lineup comprises not one, not two, but a choice of three different AWD systems, capped by Jeep Active Drive Lock with a two-speed transfer unit, low range and a locking rear differential. The Cherokee isn’t a Wrangler, but it’s worthy of the name and the familiar grille nevertheless.” -kbb.com

This advanced All Wheel Drive system is really impressive, and part of the reason why a test drive is so important. We can tell you about it until we are blue in the face, but we want you to really experience it!

This SUV is one of the top models on the market today. It is more than capable and ready for whatever adventure you might want to take it on. Head to All Star today and test drive this incredible model.  We are sure that you will fall in love with the Jeep Cherokee and want to drive it home. The team at All Star is ready to get you behind the wheel of a Jeep Cherokee today!

Grand Cherokee Made For Travel

Tartu - September 26: Jeep Grand Cherokee at the Tartu Motoshow on September 26 2015 in Tartu Estonia

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant

There are a lot of great SUV models in the Jeep lineup, but one that stands out is the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Today we want to share with you some of the great attributes that the Jeep Grand Cherokee has to offer its owners.

SO Much Entertainment – Large vehicles are great for ferrying passengers, and the 2016 Grand Cherokee keeps them entertained too. There are 19 Harmon Kardon speakers, and riders can link up with the vehicle’s Uconnect entertainment system via Bluetooth or USB. In short, parents may finally get a chance to enjoy longer voyages.

It’s Safe – In addition to the standard complement of legally-approved driver and passenger airbags, this vehicle includes head airbags for added crash protection. To reduce the likelihood of getting in a wreck in the first place, the 2016 Grand Cherokee features strong, anti-lock disc brakes with assist technology. Electronic stability and traction controls may also improve a motorist’s chances of staying out of trouble.

Lots of Cargo Space – All that towing capacity doesn’t go to waste in the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The vehicle includes around 36 cubic feet of space for gear, baggage, and other cargo immediately behind the rear seating. Those who like to drive without many passengers can fold the rear seats down to almost double the cargo volume. According to testers, the extra space also means that the rear compartment is comfortable for taller riders.

For more information on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, head to All Star near Florissant today. Their team would love to help you select the Grand Cherokee and options that will be perfect for all of your holiday travel this year. You are sure to love everything that the Grand Cherokee has to offer you and your passengers!

Did Someone Say Jeep Cherokee?

TURIN, ITALY - JUNE 9, 2016: Jeep logo on the front of a Cherokee model

Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Ballwin

For those of us who love going off road or who just like a crazy comfortable highway drive, there is no better vehicle than the Jeep Cherokee. We would love to share with you some of the features that make it so wonderful.

It is loaded with horsepower – Compared to the 2016 GMC Terrain, the 2916 Jeep Cherokee comes with extra speed. The 184 HP ratings put it ahead when compared to the 182 HP for the GMC. Moreover, the standard MPG ratings of 22 City and 31 Highway gives it a competing edge as well—given that the GMC MPG are 23 City and 32 Highway. Nonetheless, even the average hot-rodder knows that most vehicles don’t match up to their MPG claims.

It is compact and yet, somehow, incredibly spacious – For buyers looking for a compact SUV to flaunt on the road, the Jeep Cherokee is the best pick. Size-wise, the Jeep comes in at 182 inches in length (185.3 for the GMC) and 65.7 inches in height (66.3 inches GMC). In terms of width, the Jeep is wider with a 73.2 in measurement compared to the GMC which is 72.8 in—that extra inch in space always matters.

Crazy high fuel efficiency – Both the 2016 Jeep Cherokee and 2016 GMC Terrain almost draw when it comes to MPG ratings. In terms of fuel capacity, the Jeep does more with less; it comes with fuel capacity of 15.8 Gallons while the GMC totals 18 Gallons on full tank. Comparing with the 2014 and 2015 Cherokee, Jeep seems to hold a tradition in constant Fuel capacity and MPG on their new models.

For more information on this incredible model, head to All Star Jeep Dealer near Ballwin. Take a test drive and experience everything that the Cherokee has to offer. Stop by the dealership today!