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Which Dodge Journey is Right for You?

Dodge Journey at All Star Dodge near St. Peters

When you are in the market for a new minivan, you need to get yourself the Dodge Journey at All Star Dodge near St. Peters. This minivan comes in a variety of trims and today we want to share with you each trim and what they have to offer.

The SE comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, roof rails, heated mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, dual-zone manual climate control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a sliding and reclining second-row seat, a 4.3-inch touchscreen, and a six-speaker sound system with a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack.

Moving up to the SXT adds 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a unique front fascia, LED taillights (also standard on the SE AWD), body-colored exterior mirrors and the Flexible Seating package.

The Crossroad adds 19-inch wheels, gloss black and chrome exterior trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth and satellite radio.

The Crossroad Plus expands upon the Crossroad’s feature content with tri-zone automatic climate control, LED interior lighting, leather upholstery with mesh inserts, a six-way power driver seat (with four-way power lumbar adjustment), a fold-flat front passenger seat with a hidden storage bin, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, an in-dash DVD player, an SD card slot and a cargo net.

The GT adds the V6 engine as standard, plus different 19-inch wheels, remote engine start, a body-color grille, a sport-tuned suspension, automatic headlights, perforated leather upholstery with red stitching, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, an interior observation mirror, a premium audio system with a subwoofer and a 115-volt power outlet. (This information was compiled from edmunds.com and dodge.com.)

For more information on the different trims, head to All Star Dodge today!

 

Dodge and Chrysler Ending Production???

Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near Ellisville

We thought that title might get your attention! Dodge and Chrysler are not ending production, so no need to worry. They are talking about ending production on the right hand driving models. While this does not really apply to us here in the St. Louis area, it is going to make a global impact. Let’s look a little deeper into this.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is reportedly bringing an end to right-hand-drive production of Chrysler and Dodge vehicles at its Windsor and Brampton factories in Canada. FCA had already pulled the plug on Chrysler and Dodge’s UK efforts, but it looks as if it will now exit other RHD markets in South Africa, New Zealand, Japan, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Australia, too.

The report, which initiated in South Africa, suggested that the Chrysler 300 will be available in Australia despite the move, but FCA itself has said it’s still fully committed to right-hand-drive markets. The basis of the claims was a quote from FCA South Africa CEO Robin van Rensburg, who suggested Chrysler and Dodge were out due to them no longer being produced in RHD configuration in North America.

“FCA announced in early 2015 that 2017 would be the last year Chrysler products would be offered in the UK, citing the need to concentrate on the Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Jeep brands, as well as dwindling sales, as the reasons behind the decision. Dodge left the UK market back in 2010.”-msn.com

We are not super surprised by this decision, but it has us wondering if FCA will be expanding the Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Jeep lines in the UK, and maybe here too. In the mean time, head to All Star Chrysler near Ellisville and check out their huge selection of Chrysler Cars.

Go Five Star with All Star

All Star Dodge Ram Jeep Chrysler near O’Fallon

When you are shopping for a new car, truck, or SUV, there is no better place to go than All Star Dodge Ram near O’Fallon. The All Star dealership is a full service dealership that offers everything you might need for your new or used Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, or Jeep. Financing, service, parts, anything that you might need is there waiting for you! We do not just want you to take our word for it, so we thought we would share with you what we heard from some folks who recently shopped or had service done at the five star, All Star dealership!

They were very friendly and efficient. They were fair on my trade as well as the price. I would highly recommend All Star for you next car purchase. – Naomi

Tim is excellent to work with. All service agents should have actual hands on automotive experience like he does. Gives you a feeling of confidence of making service decisions since you don’t get to speak with the individual who is actually working on your car. – Grand Caravan owner

Came in without an appointment, as usual, to see if I could get an inspection on my 2013 Dodge Dart. Tim Hoxwoth was able to get me in and out within an hour. Pretty darn good I’d say for not having an appointment. That’s why I keep coming back! – Mr. Schuh

Very cooperative and business-like. Salesman did not try to “sell” just let the product speak for itself. Seemed knowledgeable and straightforward. -Jeep owner

Head down to All Star Dodge Ram Jeep Chrysler and experience this great dealership for yourself. The team at All Star knows what they are doing and are ready to help you get behind the wheel of a great new or used car!

But How Does it Work?

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis

Have you ever wondered how the engine on the Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis works? Today we would like to provide you with a basic explanation on how the engine works. Remember, there is a lot more going on under the hood of the Ram 2500 than what we can explain here, but we think you are going to like learning about these powerful engines.

Most pickup trucks sold today have internal combustion engines. Passenger vehicles are powered by two main types of engines: compression, aka diesel, and spark ignition, aka gasoline.

Both spark ignition and compression ignition engines can work on a two- or four-stroke cycle. The more common of the two for automobiles, and certainly pickups, is the four-stroke. If we follow the path of the air entering a four-stroke engine, the strokes (or stages) in order are:

  1. Intake: The piston moves from top dead center to bottom dead center with the intake valve(s) open. If fuel is injected into the throttle body or intake manifold, then it is pulled into the cylinder with the air. If fuel is directly injected, then it may be injected near the end of the intake stroke and into the beginning of the compression stroke.
  2. Compression: All valves close and the piston moves from bottom to top dead center. Near the end of the compression stroke the spark plug fires, igniting the air-fuel mixture.
  3. Power: The piston moves from top to bottom dead center with all valves closed. The air inside the cylinder expands from the combustion of the air-fuel mixture. This provides the driving force for the engine.
  4. Exhaust: The piston moves from bottom to top dead center with the exhaust valve(s) open, pushing the exhaust out. (This information is compiled from news.pickuptrucks.com.)

Learn more about the Ram 2500 and its engine options at All Star Dodge Ram!

What Did We Hear?

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near Clayton

So not too long ago, we reported on a possible Chrysler 300 Hellcat. It turns out that this may not be happening, but maybe something else might be coming. We love looking at the possibilities so we want to share more about what we heard. Remember, what we are talking about here may never be anything more than a rumor or a fantasy, but the 2017 Chrysler 300 is very real and you can buy yours now at All Star Chrysler near Clayton.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ plans to move the next-generation Chrysler 300 sedan to the Alfa Romeo Giulia platform have reportedly been scrapped. However, rumor is that the Chrysler flagship may add a more fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine to the lineup and that, on the other end of the scale, the 707-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 from the Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats could show up in the 300 at the end of 2018.

According to Automotive News, the 300 will undergo an extensive refresh for the 2019 model year. The updated 300 will continue to use FCA’s aging LX platform as a base. The company, though, is expected to integrate additional weight-saving technologies to help fuel efficiency. Meanwhile, a rumored four-cylinder 300 would probably use the same turbocharged unit that is slated for the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler. (The LX-platform-based Dodge Charger and Challenger will also see the 2019 updates before being replaced in 2021, according to the report, with new models based on the Maserati Ghibli platform.)(This information was compiled from caranddriver.com as well as automotivenews.com).

An FCA spokesperson contradicted that report, telling Car and Driver that the company currently has no plans to produce a 300 variant featuring the Hellcat supercharged V-8. Sure. We’ll play ball for now FCA, but we will hold out and hope that the Hellcat really will be coming!

Get your Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler today!

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Ram Trucks Changing the Game Since 1994

Ram Trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near University City

It’s no secret that Ram has been changing the truck game up for a long, long time, but what you might not know is that Ram literally ‘broke all the rules’ for what a truck was back in 1994. What caused this catalyst? Was it because it was a simpler time? Was it because there was a popular tool man who grunted? We are not sure, all we know is that Ram thought it was time things changed for trucks.

Pickups are an ever-present, widely accepted member of the American landscape. But it didn’t use to be that way. Even in the 1980s, pickups were considered tools, not family transportation. Dodge’s second-generation of Ram pickups is largely credited as the catalyst that transformed the American pickup from a utilitarian workhorse to a friendly companion that wasn’t out-of-place in the mall parking lot. Both Ford and General Motors soon followed Dodge’s lead in making pickups focused more on people than cargo and low costs.

Over two decades ago, Dodge designers decided to add more creature comforts and convenience features to its pickup. How this change in design was the result of a designer at Chrysler’s brand new headquarters and technology center went to an area of the complex still under construction to take photos of the construction works’ pickups. “The design team studied the photos (Polaroids, no less) to see how loose items were stored inside the cabs. The research resulted in innovative storage solutions considered commonplace in modern trucks. Ram was also the first to offer a four-door extended cab, offering easier entry to the rear bench.”-topspeed.com

Take a test drive of the wonderful Ram lineup trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near University City. They would love to show you why the Ram truck was and is game changer.

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Dodge Charger: Unassuming and Classy

Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge near Town and Country

When you think muscle car, you probably think of a loud engine, hard body lines, and a kind of “owning the road” attitude. With some muscle cars, this is true, but with the Dodge Charger it just isn’t so. Today, we want to talk a bit about why the Dodge Charger is different than the rest of the muscle car class. When you are ready to get your own Dodge Charger, head to All Star Dodge near Town and Country.

“If a “sleeper” is defined as an unassuming car that can blow the doors off most vehicles around it on a racetrack or drag strip, then we’re living in a golden age of sleepers. Practically every German luxury sedan that’s not powered by a four-cylinder wears stately sheet metal and packs upwards of 350 or 400 horsepower, so if every sedan is a sleeper, are any of them, really?”-nydailynews.com

The Dodge Charger is one you’d expect to fit the bill exactly. It’s even a cop car. And with the Challenger satiating the hunger for “no replacement for displacement” Mopar muscle car fans, the Charger reserves the right to do things subtly and with a bit more class. While the 392 is not the most powerful V8 in the Dodge stable, it’s arguably the best, offering plenty of tire-roasting torque and more usable power on a daily basis, not to mention cylinder deactivation technology that can help you achieve fuel economy that approaches a normal car when you’re cruising on the highway.

Take a test drive of the wonderful Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge today. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff would love to help you get behind the wheel of one of these unassuming and classy muscle cars today!

Releasing the Demon

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge in MO

We believe that it is pretty easy to see that the Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge in MO is probably the most powerful car on the market today. Especially when you consider the Demon Hellcat Challenger. Today we want to take a look at this model and what it might be like to drive it!

The Demon is the most powerful American car ever made. It has a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that puts out 808 hp and still gets 22 mph on the highway. It’s an update of the Challenger SRT Hellcat’s 707 hp motor, which now seems quaint — even more so if you fit the Demon with the special engine control module, included in a tool-and-parts kit called the Demon Crate, that allows it to run on 100 octane race gas and bumps the power up to 840 hp to go with its 770 lb-ft of torque.

Over half of the Hellcat engine’s components were modified in the, including the block, and a monstrous 2.7-liter supercharger strapped on to the top of it. The Demon’s 8-speed automatic transmission, driveshaft, differential and half shafts are appropriately beefed-up, as well.

There is no manual transmission available, but the automatic is one of the coolest ever made. It’s equipped with a feature called a TransBrake. It’s a drag racing technology that, in this case, engages first and second gears simultaneously to bind the transmission, so you can step on the gas to build up torque in the engine and drivetrain without having to use the brakes, which wouldn’t be able to hold back much of what the Demon dishes out before the tires started spinning. Meanwhile, a torque converter with a high stall speed lets you rev engine even higher than you normally could without moving as you await the green light. (This information was gathered in part from foxnews.com and dodge.com.)

Get your Dodge Challenger at All Star !

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Ram 1500 Sport Seeing Upgrades for 2018

Ram 1500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Creve Coeur

We are starting to get the first looks and read the first reviews on the 2018 Ram trucks and we are so excited. We recently got word that the 2018 Ram 1500 Sport would be getting some upgrades and we want to share with you what we know. Granted, right now it’s not much, but soon you will able to learn even more at All Star Dodge Ram near Creve Coeur.

Ram is continuing to slowly phase out its brand’s cross-hair grille, as the 2018 Ram 1500 Sport and Ram Heavy Duty pickups equipped with the Sport Appearance package adopt a variant of the snout found on the Laramie Longhorn, Limited, and the new-for-2018 Ram Limited Tungsten trims. As on those Ram trims, the 2018 Sport and Sport Appearance package’s body-color grille is distinguished by its pig-like nostrils and large “R-A-M” script and is paired with either black or chrome wheels and badges.

Ram isn’t abandoning its former face overnight, and the new-for-2018 Ram 1500 Big Horn Black continues to bear the cross-hair mug of Rams past. Looking much like the Ram 1500 Black Express that was introduced in 2013, the Big Horn Black features black paint, black wheels, black badges, and black headlight bezels. Unlike the lesser Ram 1500 Black Express, the 2018 Ram 1500 Big Horn Black features convenience items such as an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 7.0-inch gauge cluster display. (This information was compiled from caranddriver.com and dodge.com.)

We are so excited to see these updates and upgrades in person! Soon the new Ram 1500 models will be rolling into the All Star Dodge Ram dealership and you will be able to test drive the 2018 models! Start by taking a look at the 2017 Ram 1500 models to get a good idea of what the 2018 models will be like!

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Get ’em While They’re Hot!

New Cars at All Star Dodge Ram in Bridgeton

Some of the hottest cars on the market are the ones that you find at All Star Dodge Ram in Bridgeton. All Star is a full service dealership that sells all of the wonderful vehicles in the Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler line ups. We know that you will want to get these new cars while they are hot, so we have a couple of reasons that will show you that new is the way to go!

The Features You Want: When you buy a used car, you get the state of the art — of the year of the used car. Every model year, manufacturers add and adopt technologies and features to vehicles, either as standard or optional equipment, as a way to lure buyers to new cars. Those technologies may be safety breakthroughs or they may just be convenience gadgets. The only way to get the most advanced technology and the latest convenience features is with a new vehicle. Automotive electronics are evolving so rapidly that unless you buy a new car, your vehicle’s technology is already outdated.

Better Financing Rates: “While a used car may initially cost less than a new one, the interest rate you pay likely will be higher. To begin with, you wouldn’t get the low-interest financing or cash rebate that usually is offered as an incentive to new-car buyers. Furthermore, financial institutions generally charge a higher rate of interest on loans for used cars — usually a full percentage point or two.”-cars.com

Take advantage of All Star’s full lot of lovely new cars. Their team will help you find the right Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, or Ram model that will perfectly suit your driving lifestyle and the features that you want in a new car!

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