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What is the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited ?

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at All Star Jeep Dealer near Ladue

What is the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited? This is a question that the people at All Star Jeep Dealer near Ladue frequently are asked. This is because there is sometimes some confusion about the differences between the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Today we want to describe the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited so that it is a little bit easier to spot the differences.

A big reason that this confusion happens is because the Unlimited is technically a trim of the Jeep Wrangler.

Wrangler uses a smooth and fancy Chrysler Pentastar 3.6-liter V6, and a 5-speed automatic transmission designed by Mercedes-Benz with an available 6-speed manual.The engine makes 285 horsepower with 260 pound-feet of torque, scooting a two-door to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds, with the heavier four-door Wrangler Unlimited trailing behind, in 8.4 seconds. Wrangler features a rugged chassis with high ground clearance and skid plates, and solid axles front and rear.It is an amazing machine when it comes to scrambling over boulders. (New tricks by the Rubicon model, in pursuit of bigger boulders, include electronic disconnection of the sway bar to allow extreme wheel articulation and stability in extreme situations, but the Rubicon is another trim different from the Unlimited.)

“The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is a four-door that comes with a hard top, soft top, or both. The Freedom hardtop is like a T-top, with easily removable roof panels. The soft top is easier to get down than it used to be, but the T-top is the easiest to manage.”-autoblog.com

For more information on the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and its distinct differences from the Jeep Wrangler, head to All Star. The All Star team would love to show you the differences and take you on a test drive of this highly capable vehicle!

Rumors About the Dodge Journey

Dodge Journey at All Star Dodge near Illinois

The Dodge Journey has been a key part of the Dodge line up for a number of years now. It is incredibly family friendly, fun to drive, and remarkably capable. There have been rumors that the Dodge Journey would be getting a redesign for this year, but as it turns out, we probably won’t be seeing that redesign until 2019. Today we want to take a look at some of the changes that we might be seeing on the Journey when the redesign comes out. You can always check out the current technology and characteristics on the Dodge Journey at All Star Dodge near Illinois.

Dodge will borrow the Giulia’s rear-wheel drive architecture from sister company Alfa Romeo. The next Journey will consequently be more dynamic to drive than the current model, which is front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive will be offered at an extra cost for buyers who frequently tackle adverse weather conditions.

It’s reasonable to assume that the next Journey will use a 2.0-liter turbo four. Rated at about 300 horsepower, the mill will be inaugurated next year by the fourth-generation Wrangler, and it will trickle down to other members of the Fiat-Chrysler family such as the Dodge Charger. The four will be bolted to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

“Whether we’ll see a V6 in the next Journey is up in the air at this point. Buyers in Europe will be able to order the crossover — which is known as the Fiat Freemont locally — with a turbodiesel engine that we won’t get on this side of the pond.”-digitaltrends.com

For more information on the current Dodge Journey and to take a test drive of this incredible vehicle, head to All Star today! Their team is waiting to serve you!

 

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!

All Star Dealership Knows You Best!

Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler Cars at All Star near St. Peters

Spring is in the air and we are enjoying the time that we are getting to spend outside. It is the time of year that we start to get get outside and cruise the suburbs of St. Louis in order to take in the beauty of the countryside. How are you getting around this spring? Are you taking that old car you have siting in your garage? It that car tired and worn out? It’s probably seen better days. We think that it is time that you head to All Star near St. Peters and check out their vast selection of new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs. There are so many that you can choose from! If you want something sporty, look at the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger – you can get them with HEMI engines for added power. If you need something for your springtime yard projects, look at the Ram truck models, each of the 1500, 2500, and 3500 models have a little something different to offer. Maybe going off-road is more your style – if so, then you need to check out the entire Jeep line of vehicles; all of which are designed to handle each and every off-road adventure. (It would seem like the only thing that it cannot do is drive vertically!) If you are not sure which of the many vehicles would be right for you, we encourage you to talk with some of the members of the All Star team. They know everything that there is to know about the many models that are on the All Star lot. From the Chrysler 200 to the Jeep Patriot, the All Star team has the knowledge and passion to help you find the right vehicle. Head to All Star today for your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler Cars!

Perfect Service at All Star

Service Center at All Star Dodge Ram near O’Fallon

Did you hear that? What is that odd clanking noise? Oh no! It’s your vehicle! What are you going to do now? You cannot continue driving your vehicle because that clanking noise could turn into a big problem where you might end up on the side of the road. If you ever suspect that your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, or Chrysler vehicle is not performing up to what you think they should be, take your vehicle to have it checked out and repaired if necessary. Today we want to share a few benefits of having the team at All Star Dodge Ram near O’Fallon service your vehicles.

All Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep’s factory trained, ASE certified technicians have one thing in mind: to fix your vehicle right the first time. All Star is a full service Union Shop, featuring state-of-the-art diagnostic and automotive repair tools and equipment. All Star is authorized to do warranty work on all Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM vehicles, and offer both service by appointment and walk-in business. They even offer alternate transportation including on-site Rental vehicles and Customer Shuttle, which will pick you up and drop you off. – Talk about convenience!

Is all that you need an oil change? Not a problem at All Star! They have an express land that takes walk-ins., that also offers the benefits listed below.

  • Quick, Convenient service for most makes and models.
  • Top-to-bottom vehicle inspection is included with each oil change.
  • Quality service performed by trained experienced specialists.

We all know that there is the neighborhood auto body shop that claims to be able to work on any make and model of vehicle, but the truth of the matter is that they can’t, they don’t have the right tools. Get your cars serviced at All Star!

Think You Know the Dodge Grand Caravan

Dodge Grand Caravan at All Star Dodge near University City

The Dodge Grand Caravan at All Star Dodge near University City is one of the top selling minivans of all time. It is a great family vehicle that has a smooth ride and is fun to drive. Today we would like to take a look at some of the earlier versions of this model so that we can see just how far this model has come through the years.

The long wheelbase Grand Caravan was introduced in 1987. During the 1960s, Dodge did sell a small cargo van adapted for passenger use, called the Dodge A100 which was discontinued in 1970 and replaced by the larger, full-sized Dodge B-series van in 1971.

Beginning with model year 1987, all trim levels were also available in a long wheelbase variant, marketed as the Grand Caravan, which allowed more cargo space behind the rear seat. Interior trim, controls, and instrumentation were borrowed from the Chrysler K platform, and coupled with the lower floor enabled by the front-wheel-drive, the Caravan featured car-like ease of entry. There were three trim levels: base, SE, and LE.

Base vans came equipped for five passengers in two rows of seating. The LE came with seven passengers standard in three rows of seating. The base van had two bucket seats with attached armrests and open floor space between them in the front, a three-person bench seat in the second row. The seven-passenger came with two bucket seats with attached armrests and open floor space between them in the front, a two-person bench seat in the second row, and a three-person bench seat in the back row.

For more information on the Dodge Grand Caravan, head to All Star. Their team would love to take you on a test drive!

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!

Repairs are Important!

Collision Repair Center at All Star Dodge Ram near Ballwin

With all of this early spring weather we have been having has been fantastic! We have noticed a lot of people taking drives and enjoying the sunshine and warm temperatures. Unfortunately, more people on the road usually translates to more accidents. What do you do with your Dodge Ram cars after an accident? Do you take it to the Joe Smoe shop down the street and hope for the best? Or do you take your vehicle to the people who know your model inside and out and has all of the tools and parts at their disposal to get it repaired properly? If you are like us, then you want to take your Dodge Ram vehicles to the people who know what they are doing. You want to take your vehicles to All Star Dodge Ram near Ballwin.

At All Star, their team is stocked with factory trained and certified technicians who know each Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler model inside and out. (They could probably do the repairs with their eyes closed, they know so much, but they won’t.) The team at All Star has all of the latest and greatest tools to get any and all repairs done. Another added benefit of taking your vehicles to All Star is that their parts department is fully stocked with factory made and certified parts that were specifically designed for each individual model. This is a big deal because parts that were specifically for your vehicles means that they allow your vehicle to perform at its peak. You get the best fuel economy, the best performance, and the longest life out of your vehicle when you use factory made parts. For more information on the repairs process, head to All Star today!

We Love the Dodge Journey!

Dodge Journey at All Star near Fenton

The Dodge Journey is a delightful crossover that has been well loved since it was introduced in 2007. Over the years it has a number of updates and each one has been more incredible than the last. Today we want to take a look back at the journey the Dodge Journey at All Star near Fenton has taken.

Identified internally as the JC49, the Journey shares a modified platform with the Dodge Avenger and an identical wheelbase to the outgoing short wheel base Chrysler minivan, a slightly shorter wheelbase 113.8 in (2,891 mm) than the outgoing Chrysler Pacifica. Featuring 5 or (5+2) passenger seating with four forward-hinged doors, the Journey is available with a four-cylinder engine, as with past models of the Chrysler minivans.

Production versions of 2009 model year vehicles went on sale in March 2008 in North America, and mid-2008 elsewhere. A version for the Chinese market was unveiled at Auto China in 2008, marketed as the JCUV. Initial model production began in 2009.  Halfway through the 2009 model year, the model name emblem moved to the right-end of the trunk lid, replaced by the brand emblem.

Revisions for the 2011 model year include modifications to the grille, lower front fascia, redesigned interior, suspension, steering, powertrain, and use of Dodge’s new logo, launched in 2010, as well as LED Taillights as standard on SE and above trim levels.

For the 2012 model year, the Journey becomes Dodge’s smallest SUV after FCA stopped manufacturing smaller but more expensive counterpart, the Nitro. In 2014 the Journey Crossroad was introduced, with a crossover theme. The Crossroad has “platinum chrome” accents along the lower part of the body and in the interior, a large bumper, smoked head- and taillights, a black grille, rocker panels, rails for a roof rack, and a skid plate simile at the rear. (This information was compiled from dodge.com and nadaguides.com.)