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Jeep Grand Cherokee Fast Facts

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near O’Fallon

When you decide to buy a new Jeep, you might wonder which Jeep will be the right ride for you. Today we want to share with you some of the fast facts about the Jeep Grand Cherokee that is available at All Star Jeep Dealer near O’Fallon.

What’s new for 2017? – A new Trailhawk model features all of the off-road-ready hardware in Jeep’s arsenal, plus a unique interior and trademark red tow hooks. Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line Summit model gets a more upscale interior and more standard equipment. The SRT gets its own unique front fascia and a “Laguna leather” interior package, while all other models except the Summit get the front-end treatment from 2016’s 75th Anniversary Edition. All Grand Cherokees now have a backup camera and rear parking sensors as standard.

It’s Safe – The Jeep Grand Cherokee gets a perfect five-star rating from NHTSA when equipped with four-wheel drive, but rear-drive models get only four stars. Front and side crash ratings are five stars for both, but the RWD version gets three stars for rollover versus the 4WD’s four. “The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety hasn’t tested a 2017 Grand Cherokee, but gave the 2016 model its best rating (“Good”) for all tests except its difficult new small-overlap crash test, in which the Grand Cherokee was rated “Marginal”—that’s only one step up from the bottom. Available active safety features include forward collision warning and mitigation with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure and blind-spot warning systems.”-motortrend.com

For more information on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, head to All Star today! Their team can share even more great information with you about these impressive vehicles. It’s time you drive a safe and capable Jeep – it’s time you drove a Jeep Grand Cherokee!

Why the Grand Cherokee?

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Mehlville

We sometimes wonder why the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is available at All Star Jeep Dealer near Mehlville, came to existence. It is one of the larger SUV models in the Jeep lineup. Today we want to take a look at why and when the Jeep Grand Cherokee made its first appearance.

At the time, the Cherokee model in its 10th year, and with consumers now enamored with Ford’s Explorer, Jeep decided it was time to bring another player into the SUV game. Although the Cherokee was still selling well, it really couldn’t compete directly against the bigger and more luxurious Explorer, which Ford brought out as a 1991 model. In 1993, Jeep responded with their handsome Grand Cherokee, which coupled legendary Jeep off-road capability with a smoother highway ride and more spacious interior than its smaller brother.

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 anti-lock 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.

“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. Unlike the Explorer or Cherokee, the Grand Cherokee was not available as a two-door model, a smart move on Jeep’s part as four-door SUVs were much more popular with consumers than the two-door variants.”-edmonds.com

You can get the latest Jeep Grand Cherokee model at All Star today!

Used Inventory Specials – Highlights!

Used Car Inventory Specials at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville

If you are in the market for new car but don’t want to pay a new car price, then you need to look at the used cars that are currently on special at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville. These used cars are offered at amazing discounts – this means you get more car and more options for your money! Today we want to highlight a couple of models that are currently on special at All Star. If you like what you see, get a hold of All Star as fast as possible – these cars won’t be available for long!

2016 Dodge Challenger – HIGH PERFORMANCE! Super Clean! 20-Inch x 9.5-Inch Brass Monkey SRT(R) Forged Wheels, One Owner, Challenger SRT Hellcat, 2D Coupe, 6.2L V8 Supercharged, 6-Speed Manual, RWD, Billet Clearcoat, and Black/Sepia Leather. GPS Nav! This 2016 Challenger HellCat is for Dodge fans looking all around for a great one-owner gem. So go ahead and feel free to flex your muscle in it. It will go from 0-60 in just about the same time it’ll take you to catch your breath. Head to All Star to feel the power of this Challenger!

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited – JEEP CERTIFIED & LOADED! 5.7L V8, Navigation, Sunroof, Leather, Tow Hitch, Gorgeous, One Owner, Grand Cherokee Limited, 4D Sport Utility, 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement VVT, 8-Speed Automatic, 4WD, Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat, and Leather. Get the NEW look for the used price on this one owner vehicle. Previous owner purchased it brand new! Jeep Certified Pre-Owned means you not only get the reassurance of a 3Mo/3,000Mile Maximum Care Limited Warranty, but also up to a 7-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, a 125-point inspection/reconditioning, 24/7 roadside assistance, rental car benefits, and a complete CARFAX vehicle history report. (This information was compiled from 314allstar.com.)

For more information on the Used Car Specials currently available, head to All Star!

Feel the Power of the Grand Cherokee!

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Fenton

It is common knowledge that Jeep makes amazing SUVs. They are capable and responsive, while being comfortable to sit in and drive. It turns out that Jeep has now been named the most powerful SUV on the market, thanks to the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. What makes the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Fenton so powerful? – Let’s take a look.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk borrows the 707 horsepower supercharged V8 from the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcats. This is the first time that the 6.2-liter supercharged motor has been paired with an all-wheel-drive system, which has been strengthened to handle its 645 lb-ft of brute force torque.

Though the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is not designed for off-roading (unless you count race tracks as off-road,) the Trackhawk comes equipped with a computer-controlled Bilstein adaptive suspension system and five performance modes (Normal, Sport, Track, Snow and Tow) that tweak the ride stiffness, steering, 8-speed automatic transmission, AWD, limited-slip rear differential, etc., to suit the occasion. This different performance modes allow the driver to have maximum control over the engine and the driving experience.

“The Trackhawk’s tow rating is 7,200 pounds, but you’re probably more interested in the other way it hauls. Jeep says it will do 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and cover a quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds on the way to a 180 mph top speed. Thanks to the Trackhawk’s vented hood and front fascia help cool the engine and reduce aerodynamic lift at speed, and a set of 15.75-inch Brembo front brakes – the largest ever fitted to a Jeep — slow the 5,363-pound beast down when you’re done with the fun.”-foxnews.com

For more information on the different Jeep Grand Cherokee models, head to All Star. Their team would love to get you behind the wheel of this powerful SUV today!

Trailhawk Jeep Grand Cherokee is Off-Road Ready

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Clayton

It is no secret that Jeep Vehicles are some of the most off-road capable SUVs on the market today. It could be argued, quite successfully, that Jeep invented the SUV. (If you look at history, they did in order to help tackle the terrain of Europe during WWII.) Today we want to talk about the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk that has been labels the most off-road ready trim of the Jeep Grand Cherokee line.

The new Trailhawk becomes the sixth trim level of the Grand Cherokee series, joining Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, and the hot rod SRT.

Prices for the Jeep midsize SUV start at $29,995 and range to $64,695. Two option packages and three standalone items took the bottom line from a base of $43,095 to an as-tested price of $50,220. (These are just list prices and may be different at the All Star Jeep Dealership.)

Trailhawk is the most off-road-ready of all Grand Cherokees. Sold only with four-wheel drive, Trailhawk’s roster of standard gear includes Jeep’s Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system with an electronic, limited-slip rear differential. Quadra-Drive includes selectable, low-range gearing.

The Selec-Terrain traction control system lets drivers choose from five driving conditions — sand, mud, auto, snow, and rock — each with coordinated settings for powertrain, suspension, and braking systems. Quadra-Lift air suspension is adapted for Trailhawk to provide increased suspension travel and improved articulation. Skid plates add protection for vital underbody components. Hill-ascent and hill-descent controls maintain a set, slow speed for traversing uphill/downhill grades, freeing the driver to concentrate on steering, without need to touch the pedals. Speed can be adjusted via steering wheel paddles. Unusually, hill-descent control can also be used in reverse. (This information was compiled from jeep.com and couriertimes.com.)

For more information on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, head to All Star Jeep Dealer near Clayton.

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!

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.

What to Expect for the Patriot in 2017

Jeep Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer near Creve Coeur

We have known for some time that Jeep would be merging the Jeep Compass and the Jeep Patriot into one super Jeep model. What we have not been sure about is what this new merged model will look like. As spy shots have been becoming available, we are starting to get a better picture of what this new combination model will look like and offer; we want to share with you how we think things are shaping up.

The SUV, which retains the same shape as the prototypes our photographers captured testing earlier this year, borrows a sizable amount of styling cues from the larger, more expensive Jeep Grand Cherokee. Are we getting a new Jeep that is similar to the Grand Cherokee, just smaller?

“If the SUV’s badging is anything to go off of, Jeep will retain the Compass moniker for the upcoming vehicle. At the front, the SUV has a similar grille to the Grand Cherokee with seven rectangular openings, which are smaller than the ones found on the current compass, with chrome trim. The headlights and LED daytime lights are also similar to the ones on the Grand Cherokee.” -autoblog.com

The black roof, which is a new touch for Jeep, is a nod toward the SUV’s European competitors like the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. The new model loses the square-like taillights on the previous model for oval-shaped ones. Overall, the SUV adds modern touches to the aging Compass and Patriot models while staying true to Jeep’s iconic look.

While we still are not 100% sure on what to expect from this new model, we are sure that it will have everything that we expect from a Jeep combined with all of the finest features of the Jeep Compass and the Jeep Patriot. Get more information on this new model at All Star Jeep Dealer near Creve Coeur.

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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Get Yours While You Can!

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Chrysler 200 at All Star near Ellisville

If you are one of those people who just love the Chrysler 200 at All Star near Ellisville, then you need to get to the dealership as soon as you can and get a new one while you still can! You see, FCA, the company that owns the Chrysler 200, has decided to stop production on this model. In fact, the last 200 has already rolled off the production line.

“FCA previously suggested it was searching for a partner to build the 200, but the discussion fizzled and led to layoffs and a temporary shutdown at the automaker’s Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan where the sedan was produced.” – motortrend.com

Moving forward, Sterling Heights, the plant that currently makes the Chrysler 200, will be retooled to build the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup truck. The Detroit News reports that most of the plant’s 1,700 remaining employees will be placed on a temporary layoff during the retooling, which is expected to last through most of 2017. Some workers will remain to help with the plant’s renovation.

FCA is reportedly investing $1.48 billion into the plant and says it’ll add new employees to help build the new Ram 1500. Speculation suggests the facility will employ at least 4,600 workers once it reopens. There were layoffs initially, but we believe that everyone will be hired back, and more added to the team. (Yay for more jobs!)

It’s still unclear when production of the next-gen Ram 1500 will begin, though the automaker has previously suggested it would go on sale by early 2018. The Ram 1500 is currently produced at the automaker’s Warren Truck Assembly, which will reportedly be retooled to build the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee and upcoming Grand Wagoneer.

For more information on the existing Chrysler 200 models, head to All Star today!