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Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Saint Charles

There are so many powerful and capable SUV models under the FCA umbrella that sometimes it can be hard to pick just one. Especially when you take into account just how man different trim options each SUV has to offer. Today we want to focus on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk edition.

“Dodge’s 707-hp Challenger and Charger Hellcat models are loud, instigate bad behavior, and can generate local, rubber-sourced cloud cover with merely a stab of their gas pedals. They’re the vehicular equivalents of a Daytona Beach spring-break hookup, the sort of ride that your dad might high-five you (behind Mom’s back) for buying. But what if there were a Hellcatted vehicle tame enough, relatively speaking, to bring home and introduce to Mother?”-caranddriver.com

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the third Fiat Chrysler vehicle to have the unhinged supercharged V-8 stuffed under its hood, and it’s the quiet Hellcat next door. Not literally, of course—have you heard a blown Hemi V-8 at full whack?—but with standard all-wheel drive mitigating the engine’s tire-spinning proclivities, plus its under-the-radar looks, the Trackhawk can at least pass for an upstanding citizen.

With more traction than any Hellcat yet, the Trackhawk has quite a lot of poke despite its pork—the engine adds 259 pounds over the already heavy 475-hp Grand Cherokee SRT. Nonetheless, Jeep claims it can reach 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Per Jeep, the quarter-mile is expected to fly by in 11.6 seconds (at 116 mph!), and, with no electronic governor, the Trackhawk is said to surrender to atmospheric resistance at 180 mph.

For more information on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, head to All Star Dodge Ram near Saint Charles. We are sure that you will want to take a test drive!

Jeep Cherokee Start

Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Glendale

The start of the holiday season always makes us feel nostalgic for days gone by. It gets us thinking of warm feelings and favorite memories. Today we want to take a look back at how the Jeep Cherokee and how it started out. Remember, you can get the latest Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Glendale.

The Jeep Cherokee is a line of vehicles sold by Jeep under various vehicle classes. Originally sold as a variant of the popular Jeep Wagoneer, the Cherokee has evolved from a full-size SUV to one of the first compact SUVs and eventually into its current incarnation as a crossover SUV. The nameplate has been in continuous use in some form since 1974 and also spawned Jeep’s most successful vehicle, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was originally slated to be part of the Cherokee’s lineup. The vehicle is named after the Cherokee tribe of Native Americans.

The Cherokee was a redesigned reintroduction of a two-door body style Jeep Wagoneer, with a single fixed rear side window with an optional flip-out section. Previously, a two-door version had been available in the Jeep Wagoneer line from 1963 to 1967), although this had the same pillar and window configuration as the four-door Wagoneer. This replaced the Jeepster Commando, whose sales had not met expectations despite an extensive 1972 revamp. The Cherokee appealed to a younger market than the Wagoneer, which was regarded more as a family SUV.

The Cherokee was marketed as the “sporty” two-door variant of Jeep’s station wagon. The term “Sport Utility” appears for the first time in the 1974 Cherokee sales brochure. A four-door was not added to the lineup until 1977. Other than the base model, the trim levels of the Cherokee included the S (Sport), Chief, Golden Eagle, Golden Hawk, Limited, Classic, Sport, Pioneer, and Laredo. (This information was compiled from jeep.com, jeephistory.com, and wikipedia.com.)

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It’s a Jeep Thing

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Ladue

We have all heard the saying, “It’s a Jeep thing, you would’t understand.” We think that that phrase is a bit outdated, especially when you look at the Jeep Grand Cherokee that you can get at All Star Jeep Dealer Ladue. This Jeep model possess all of the power of an off-road Jeep, like the Wrangler, that we may not understand, but it also has loads of luxury and class both in the interior and exterior, and we think that everyone can understand that! Let’s take a brief at the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a big step away from the “It’s a Jeep thing, you wouldn’t understand” crowd –- it’s comfortable, it’s quiet and it’s stylish. You’ve probably seen your fair share of these if you live in a suburb or while picking your kids up from soccer practice, and there’s a reason: It does everything, and the Summit trim level does it with acres of leather and wood inside. The spacious rear passenger area is more than capable of hauling adults as comfortably as children, and the cargo area should be able to store all the generic athletic equipment or luggage thrown your way.

“The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 churns out a healthy 295 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. That power is then sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission that doesn’t shudder, jerk or do anything unexpected. Stepping up to a V8-powered Grand Cherokee will net you a better exhaust note and bragging rights, but power delivery is more than fine with the V6 under the hood. Automatic stop/start is standard, but it’s defeatable by pushing a button on the center stack.”-autoweek.com

Take a look at the Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star today!

 

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Let’s Talk 2018 Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant

When you want an SUV that does double duty – great for week day driving and great for fun weekend off-roading – you go to the Jeep line up of vehicles. Each different Jeep has something different to offer, so it is easy to find the Jeep that best suits what you want and need. Today we want to take a look at what we see coming for the Jeep Cherokee in 2018.

We recently got a chance to take a look at the most recent spy shots and this is what we are thinking. We expect the current model’s separated daytime running lights and main projectors to be combined into a single unit, like on the rest of the Jeep lineup. The prototype, though heavily camouflaged, appears to signal that the new lights will flank the grille in a more conventional fashion.

It’s not clear if there will be any major mechanical mods, though it’s possible we’ll see the 9-speed automatic already offered on the smaller Renegade and Compass models make it over.

“We’ve also heard that the Cherokee might receive a high-performance Trackhawk option as part of the facelift. The rumored engine is a tuned version of the 3.2-liter V-6 already available on the Cherokee. In standard form the engine delivers 271 horsepower. Below it is a 2.4-liter inline-4 good for 184 hp. Finally, expect a more accomplished suite of electronic driver aids. Early test mules were spotted wearing numerous sensors front and rear.”-motorauthority.com

We expect to see this model at All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant later this year. To learn more about the Cherokee and the Jeep line up of SUV models, head to All Star and talk with a member of their team. The friendly and knowledgeable staff would love to help you!

Looking to the Future!

Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near Florissant

We always get really excited when FCA puts out anything regarding what their future plans for the brand might happen to be. We are really excited about some of the news that Chrysler put out over the last couple of days and we wanted to share what we heard. While some of this information is just projections and predictions, we still thought you might like to read about it. Remember, you can always get the latest Chrysler cars at All Star Chrysler near Florissant.

Tipo/Neon: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has studied importing the compact Fiat Tipo sedan into the U.S. from Europe and likely rebadging it as a Chrysler Neon. However, no plan has been announced.

200: Production of the 200 midsize sedan has ended. It will not be replaced.

300: Sources say a planned redesign of the LX-based 300 onto the Giorgio platform, originally scheduled for 2020, has been scrapped. Instead, designers will do a major freshening of the 300 in 2019 in hopes of shedding weight and improving fuel economy. The addition of a turbocharged four-cylinder is a strong possibility to augment an improved V-6 to help get the job done. In the meantime, Chrysler will put a Hellcat engine in its luxury sedan in late 2018.

Pacifica: The well-regarded Chrysler Pacifica minivan will be freshened in 2020.

Midsize crossover: The front-wheel-drive midsize crossover, to be built at FCA’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois beginning in 2019, will share a platform with the Jeep Cherokee and have three rows of seating, similar to the Dodge Journey.

These are just a few of the vehicles that we might be seeing over the next 3 to 5 years. We know that FCA will commit to providing the latest technologies in each of these models and we cant wait!

A Patriot Replacement Still Coming?

Jeep Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer near Fenton

We have heard rumors flying around that there would be a Jeep Patriot replacement would be coming soon, but none has yet to be seen. We did get visual of a possible replacement via some spy shots, but no other pro-types have yet been released. We want to share with you what we think we saw on those spy shots. You can still get the Jeep Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer near Fenton.

Jeep is currently conducting public road trials of prototypes for its new compact crossover SUV that will replace both the Compass and Patriot.

The new SUV will be positioned between the subcompact Renegade and small Cherokee and make its debut late this year at a special ceremony at Jeep’s plant in Pernambuco, Brazil.

A name is yet to be confirmed though we’ve heard that Jeep is likely to go with either Compass or Patriot, with the former more likely to get the tick because of its greater recognition in markets outside the United States.

Underpinning the vehicle is a stretched version of the platform found in the Renegade, known within FCA as Small-Wide. In fact, earlier test mules used modified Renegade bodies. Also borrowed from the Renegade will likely be an independent suspension setup, with MacPherson struts up front and a Chapman strut design out back.

Inline-4 engines will feature across the range, with the primary unit expected to be a new 2.0-liter turbocharged unit. Expect 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic options in the transmission department. Front-wheel drive will be standard with all-wheel drive remaining an option. (This information was compiled from motorauthority.com, jeep.com, and our own look at the spy shots.)

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

Luxury in the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near North County

If you want luxury and practicality with off-roading capability, then you need to get the Jeep Grand Cherokee from All Star Jeep Dealer near North County. This SUV packs a lot of punch in a new and more luxurious package! Let’s learn more about this Jeep Grand Cherokee.

It’s hard to find a truly off-road-ready SUV these days, especially at a reasonable price. But if you’re shopping for one, Jeep has you covered with the 2017 Grand Cherokee.

Off-road prowess isn’t the Grand Cherokee’s only trick, though. Three compelling engines help set the Jeep Grand Cherokee apart. The base 3.6-liter gasoline V6 delivers decent power and fuel economy; the optional turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V6 increases fuel economy considerably and also pumps up the low-end torque. As for the available 5.7-liter V8, it sounds great and rivals the diesel with its robust towing capacity.

In addition to its well-sorted powertrains, the Grand Cherokee offers just about every upscale amenity and high-tech option you can think of. A premium interior and serious versatility make the Grand Cherokee a standout in the class. For Trail Rated luxury in a stylish package, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is certainly tough to top.

“The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a lot of standard and optional features to choose from, but in general, we’re most fond of the off-road-ready Trailhawk. It can go nearly anywhere and yet still comes with swanky equipment such as ventilated seats and the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen. The Trailhawk’s standard V6 is capable, but an upgrade to the diesel-powered V6 or the 5.7-liter V8 will significantly increase tow ratings. Beyond the extra pulling power, the diesel V6 offers impressive fuel economy, and the V8 gives this Jeep the character of a classic muscle car.”-edmunds.com

For more information on the power Jeep Grand Cherokee stop by All Star Jeep Dealer today!

What’s Coming for FCA?

New Cars at All Star Dodge Ram in MO

We like to take a look into the future to see just what might be coming out of the FCA manufacturing plants in the upcoming years. While some of this is speculation, some of it is not. Remember, All Star Dodge Ram in MO will always have the latest and greatest Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler models as soon as they are available!

The first thing we found out was that the Jeep brand gets two new models in addition to the forthcoming Renegade. For clarification’s sake, the Renegade is a B-segment truck. FCA is (finally) killing the Compass and Patriot for a new C-segment SUV coming in 2016 to 2018.

The Cherokee remains in the D-segment and the Grand Cherokee is unchanged, but a new, luxury SUV — the long-awaited Grand Wagoneer — debuts in 2018. Jeep CEO Mike Manley says it’ll be the most premium Jeep ever built.

The Cherokee remains in the D-segment and the Grand Cherokee is unchanged, but a new, luxury SUV — the long-awaited Grand Wagoneer — debuts in 2018. Jeep CEO Mike Manley says it’ll be the most premium Jeep ever built.

The Wrangler gets an overhaul for 2017. We were told in the past a refresh would be coming in 2017. (Maybe a slight refresh before a full redesign?) No word on if a diesel Wrangler is part of the lineup, but we know Manley wants one.

“Since SRT as a standalone brand is dead, that means the Viper is now the Dodge Viper again. The oddest, but potentially awesome, Dodge plan? There’s a Journey SRT coming in 2017, as well as a total redesign the same year. The Challenger and Charger will soldier on for a few more years until a total overhaul in 2018. And Dodge will jump back into the B-segment in 2018 with an unnamed model.”-jalopnik.com

For more information on  the latest vehicles, stop by All Star Dodge Ram today!

Redesign in 2018 or 2019?

Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant

Driving the Jeep Cherokee from All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant is a great pleasure, however, fans of the Cherokee have been wondering when the next full redesign will be done. Initial reports suggested that 2018 will be the year that we see a new Jeep Cherokee, but we are not entirely sure. We want to share the latest gossip on what we can expect to see and when we can expect to see a redesign.

According to reliable Allpar source oh2o, buyers waiting for a fully refreshed Jeep Cherokee may need to hold off until the 2019 model year. The 2018s are starting production a little early, and ordering for the 2019s is expected to start in January 2018.

oh2o reported that the 2019 Cherokee will have the fourth-generation UConnect system and the Hurricane four-cylinder engine. The current 2.4 and 3.2 liter engines will still be sold, as well.

“DarkSky’s rendering shows how the company might make the Cherokee look a little less unusual, while still keeping it different from other Jeeps. The grille is based on that of the Renegade; the main difference, though, is the less unique forward lighting. In back, we expect the large expanse of curved steel to be changed, as well.”-allpar.com

Not making the new Cherokee right off the bag makes sense, in terms of reducing risk. Instead of dealing with a new car and new plant, the company can just change the plant, making the existing car; that would also reduce the demand for new Cherokees until the plant is moving at full speed.

To get your Jeep Cherokee, take a test drive, or learn more about when we will see the latest redesign, head to All Star Jeep Dealer today. Their friendly and knowledgeable would love to assist you!

Why the Dodge Dart is in Hiatus

Dodge Dart at All Star Dodge Ram near Ellisville

We have all been wondering why FCA halted production of the Dodge Dart late last year. FCA brought it back and then, as quickly as it appeared, it was gone again. Today we want to speculate wildly, just kidding – this is based on facts, about what FCA has got up their sleeve regarding the Dart and its plants. You can still get a limited number of Dodge Dart cars at All Star Dodge Ram near Ellisville.

It’s known that FCA’s Toledo plant, which currently makes the Cherokee and Wrangler, will undergo some changes as the company transitions to an all-new version of the Wrangler next year. Production of the Cherokee will move to another factory, and FCA will use the space to increase production of the Wrangler and add a Wrangler-based pickup truck.

Marchionne didn’t clearly come out and say it, but it sounds like the Cherokee will move to the FCA plant in Belvidere, Ill.,  that currently makes the Dodge Dart alongside the Jeep Compass and Patriot. (The Compass and Patriot are expected to be replaced by a single new Jeep model soon. It’s likely the Belvidere plant would make that new model and the Cherokee.)

It also sounds like the high-tech factory in Sterling Heights, Mich., that currently makes the midsize Chrysler 200 sedan will be the future home of the Grand Wagoneer, along with a related model that Marchionne referred to as the “Wagoneer.” (This information is compiled from fool.com and the FCA main site.)

Since the Sterling Heights and Belvidere plants both made the Dodge Dart and that they are being used for other vehicles, we can assume that the Dart may be gone for some time. There are rumors that the Dart with be back as a bigger, better, badder reincarnation of the Dart, but that will remain to be seen. We will be watching!