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Would the Dodge Durango be the Right Choice for You?

Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge Ram near Florissant

If you are shopping around for a great SUV that has 3 rows of seats and loads of character, you need to check out the Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge Ram near Florissant. This SUV is as powerful as it is comfortable, but don’t take our word for it! We want to share with you what some real owners had to say about their Dodge Durango!
Great vehicle, great value. I was in the market for a new good size SUV ,with great towing features and capacity. Dodge Durango was the perfect fit. I use this vehicle to transport cargo and family. This vehicle covers all aspects of my busy lifestyle from camping,towing my boat, bringing stuff home for my lawn and garden. I couldn’t find a better fit for my lifestyle. I am impressed with the design and performance from this vehicle. If you are looking for a vehicle that’s not going to put you to sleep the Durango is what you are looking for. I am very satisfied in my choice. I smile every time I get in and start this SUV.-James

We bought a new 2017 Durango AWD RT after having an accident in our trusty Jeep Commander HEMI. I drive a Corvette with 465hp and must say, this thing is a BLAST to drive (Keep sport mode on and “eco” mode off). For a family car, you just can’t go wrong. Our Commander was nice, but so much improvement in engine/transmission/electronics over the past 6 years means a MUCH smoother, faster, better sounding beast than I could have imagined. I love this truck and am truly happy with it. Highly recommended! PS, the kids love the extra room in the 3rd row over the Commander too. -Dev

Test drive the Dodge Durango at All Star today!

The Compass Will Show You How to Get There

Jeep Compass at All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant

The Jeep Compass at All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant is a wonderful SUV that has a number of great different options and additions that you can choose that allow you to make the Compass your own. Today we want to take a look at the top trim choices and what each of them provides you.

The Compass Limited is the most comprehensively equipped. Standout features include 18-inch wheels, upgraded exterior trim, a 8.5-inch Uconnect touchscreen (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration), automatic dual-zone climate control, an upgraded driver information display, a power driver seat, heated front seats and leather upholstery. Unlike the Sport and Latitude, the Limited is only available with AWD and a nine-speed automatic.

Though the Trailhawk sits below the Limited in price, it differs greatly in function and features. Only available in AWD with the nine-speed auto, it rides on 17-inch wheels with off-road-oriented tires, a raised suspension and a unique front fascia to maximize approach and breakover angles. Further mechanical changes include its own Selec-Terrain system to help it crawl over steep climbs and rocky surfaces. Red tow hooks front and rear and a matte-black hood accent further differentiate the Trailhawk from the rest of the Compass line, while a hidden set of underbody protection shields keep the engine, oil pan and gas tank from harm’s way. (Compiled from edmunds.com and jeep.com.)

We invite you to head to All Star today and take a look at this wonderful SUV. Take a test drive and experience the powerful engine and the comfortable interior. The All Star team would love to get you behind the wheel of the powerful and stylish Jeep Compass today! Get to All Star and get shopping!

Personal Thoughts on the Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant is a really powerful and impressive SUV. We don’t know if you have had an opportunity to drive one or own one, but you will really want to drive a Cherokee after you read the person thoughts that we got from Edgar, a new Cherokee owner that we had the opportunity to talk to!

What did you buy?: I just purchased a 2017 Cherokee Latitude a few weeks ago, and continue to be impressed. To put it in perspective, I also have a 2016 Honda CRV and can make a good comparison now.

What kind of pricing did you get and do you think you got more value with the Jeep Cherokee?: I had shopped both cars and negotiated rock bottom deals on both. Both cars ended up within $100 of each other, Latitude for the Jeep and EX for the CRV. But compare what I got in terms of value: Power: the 6 cylinder engine of the Jeep is is much more powerful and smooth than the 4 cylinder in the Honda..a 90 hp difference..advantage Jeep. Convenience: The Jeep has Power tailgate, Much better/larger LCD Infotainment System, Remote Start, More Adjustable and comfortable power front seats Auto Mirror, integrated 911 system etc not on the CRV. The CRV came with heated seats and the blind spot camera, both nice things but not of the value of the Jeep. Utility: The Jeep came with Roof Rails, Tow package (can tow 4500 lbs!), and full size spare. Honda did not include roof rails at that price point or tow hitch, and can tow only 1500 lbs if so configured. Advantage Jeep. Design: The Jeep has a unique outdoorsey presence about it, with off color stitching. The CRV is just kind of ‘blah’.

It is nice to see someone really take the time to compare their vehicles, and we are always happy to see more people fall in love with the Jeep Cherokee!

Special Programs at All Star

Special Programs at All Star Dodge Ram Dealership near Florissant

All Star Dodge Ram Dealership near Florissant is a great place to get all of your new and used Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler Cars. They offer a wide variety of models choices as well as a top notch service and parts center. Their team is also second to none when it comes to kind and professional customer service. What you might not know is that All Star offers a number of special programs that could help you save on your next purchase.

Military and Veteran – This special offer is for those who’ve risked their lives defending us. If you’re Active, Active Reserved, Retired Military, Retired Military Reserve, or are an honorably discharged veteran within 12 months of discharged date, you’re eligible for up to $500 in Military bonus cash under our Military Incentive program. A member of the All Star team can answer any questions you might have about this program.

ALOA Security Professionals Organization – An organization for certified locksmiths and security professionals to connect with each other and with consumers. Organized by local chapters and affiliates, ALOA represents more than 10,000 locksmiths, not just in the United States, but also around the world. ALOA ensures that members demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, experience, and reliability, and that each has been properly certified.

Associated Builders and Contractors – ABC Members receive $500 off the purchase or lease of select vehicles within the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram brand lineup as well as the Fiat 500L. This is in addition to current local or national incentives. Members also receive their choice of “On the Job” program options, choose from: Upfit or Graphic allowances, no-extra charge oil changes, or a Bosch toolkit. Family members in same household as member also receive a special $500 discount.

For more information on the special programs offered, head to All Star today!

Where it All Started

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Dodge has a long history of making the automobiles on which this country runs. Started by the Dodge brothers in the early 1900’s, Dodge is now an emblem of an enduring tradition of quality vehicles. We want to take a look at how Dodge got its start.

“The incredible Dodge Main plant in Hamtramck was started in June 1910, completed in the same year, and staffed with five thousand workers ($6 million in annual payroll); the unusual 24-acre multi-story plant had the assembly line moving from floor to floor, eventually becoming extremely complex. According to Greg Kowalski, one reason for choosing Hamtramck was because it was on two railroad lines, once of which went straight to Ford’s new plant.”-allpar.com

John and Horace Dodge were in sharp contrast to Henry Ford when it came to employee care; they did not invade their houses or dictate religious practice, but did have a fully staffed medical clinic, a department to look after workers’ social needs, and, perhaps most significantly, a machine shop called “the Playpen” where men could fix or invent things after hours. Employees were served huge platters of sandwiches and pitchers of beer at lunch hours, paid for by the company. In the heat of summer, beer was served in the afternoons in the foundry and forge. You might say that Dodge was the originator of the Google model of handling employees – give an employee freedom and perks and they will be more loyal and more productive than if you were to treat them other wise.

This is just a small glimpse of the overall history of Dodge, you can learn even more at All Star Dodge Ram near Florissant. Get your own Dodge and become a part of the legacy that the Dodge brothers started all those years ago.

More Horsepower on the Durango SRT

Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Florissant

The Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Florissant is an incredibly popular SUV that handles like a dream. For the 2018 year, FCA, the company that owns and manufacturers the Dodge Durango, decided that the SRT model needed more power. Let’s take a look at the more powerful Durango SRT.

The new high-performance vehicle for the Durango nameplate is due out this summer, said Tim Kuniskis, head of Dodge and SRT for FCA North America.

“This now takes everything that was great about the Durango and everything that was awesome about the Charger SRT and combines it into one badass SUV,” he said.

The Durango SRT is powered by the 392-cubic-inch, 6.4-liter V-8 Hemi engine, cranking out 475 horsepower and 470 foot-pounds of torque. It’s mated to an automatic eight-speed transmission and is outfitted with full-time all-wheel drive. The SUV is said to trip the quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds, and go from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds.

Dodge updated the the SRT Durango with an aggressive look, upgraded the interior and put a T-shaped electronic shifter inside it instead of a rotary knob, Kuniskis said. It also features updated ride dynamics and shift feel. The exhaust was tuned to sound like the 392 Charger, said Pete Jacobsen, Dodge Durango vehicle development manager.

While it boasts performance, the Durango SRT also will be used as a family-hauling daily driver, Kuniskis said. The interior features driver and family comforts such as a hand-wrapped instrument panel, flat-bottom performance steering wheel with paddle shifters, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated second-row captain’s chairs. The Durango SRT also can tow more than any other three-row SUV and is capable of hauling 8,600 pounds, according to Dodge.

For more information on the Dodge Durango or to take a test drive, head to All Star today!

Go Further in a Jeep Compass

Jeep Compass at All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant

Is your daily driving getting to be a bit mundane? Are you tired of driving your same old sedan or SUV on the same St. Louis highways day in and day out? We think that you need a bit of adventure in your life, we think that you need to get behind the wheel of a Jeep Compass. Today we want to explore the off-road capability of the Jeep Compass that is available at All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant.

The new compact SUV’s upscale looks outclass similarly priced competitors, and its off-road ability would literally leave them in its tracks.

Priced from $22,090 including shipping (this is just a base price, you will need to check with a member of the All Star team for a more accurate price) and arriving in Jeep dealerships within a few weeks, the Compass seats five. On size, it fits between Jeep’s Renegade subcompact and midsize Cherokee SUVs.

The new Compass looks a bit like a scaled-down version of the Grand Cherokee, Jeep’s most prestigious model. It’s rounder and more sophisticated than the squared off Renegade and Wrangler SUVs.

Two-tone paint adds an elegant black roof and pillars that combine with LED taillights, projector head lights, leather upholstery, soft interior materials, big touch screen and optional 19-inch wheels for a ritzy look and feel. The 180-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and 9-speed automatic transmission deliver plenty of power for everyday driving. The new Compass, in its front-drive, manual transmission version, is rated at 23 miles per gallon in the city, 32 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg combined. A 4-wheel-drive Compass with the 9-speed automatic scored 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined. It can tow up to 2,000 pounds.

For more information on the 2017 Jeep Compass, head to All Star today!

Dodge Durango is the Right Size

Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Florissant

Lately it would seem as though certain governmental agencies would like for us to drive around in tiny little clown cars. They claim they are better for the environment and so one. The problem that we see is that many people just do not fit in those tiny little cars. If you are more than five feet and five inches tall and weight more than one hundred and fifty pounds just are not going to ride very comfortably in this clown cars. If you do not fit the above classifications, or just want more room for your family, then you need to check out the Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Florissant.

The Dodge Durango is a roomy SUV that is built to accommodate its driver and passengers comfortably. It also has a powerful engine that is capable of any road trip. The Dodge Durango is powered by a 293-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 or a 360-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Base SXT and volume-leader GT models get the V-6; sporty R/T and premium Citadel models get the V-8. All models come with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive but there are important differences: SXT and GT models get a single-speed, full-time system that lacks a low range, something addressed by the two-speed, active-on-demand system on R/T and Citadel trims. This means if you need a low range for off-road duties, you have to opt for a V-8. (Compiled from dodge.com and detroitnews.com)

For more information on the Dodge Durango or to take a test drive of this comfortable and power SUV, head to All Star. Their team would love to show you everything that the Durango has to offer!

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!

Changes Coming for 2018

Jeep Wrangler at All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant

The Jeep Wrangler is and has always been one of the top selling models in the Jeep lineup for many years. In order to try and keep ahead of the curve, and anticipate what their customers will want. Today we want to share with you some of the things that we can expect to see on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

What will the platform look like? Jeep will continue with rugged body-on-frame construction to serve the off-roading aspirations of its faithful and multiplying constituents. That said, the coming edition will use modern materials to cut weight and boost mileage. Expect a hydroformed steel ladder frame carrying a body made of high-strength steel, aluminum, and plastic. A four-door pickup will join the lineup of two- and four-door models with hard- and softtops.

What about the powertrain? Today’s 3.6-liter DOHC V-6 will soldier on with manual and automatic transmissions. Fiat Chrysler’s current product plan also includes a turbo-diesel alternative in the near term and a hybrid after 2020, along with a possible turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder code-named “Hurricane” making around 300 horsepower.

What about the Competition? The Wrangler is without peer, a gully-busting rock climber you can drive to work. Compact crossovers bow in its presence. A new Land Rover Defender, expected next year, may re-invade this sphere, though at twice the price.

There really is no possible comparison for Jeep Wrangler, especially after these changes are done. We are sure that you will love all of the changes that are coming for the Jeep Wrangler. We encourage you to stop by All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant and learn more about the Wrangler. You might even want to test drive this delightful model, but be careful, you might just fall in love!