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Ram 2500 Power

Ram 2500 At All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale

In this day and age, you need a truck that will handle anything that you throw at it; rough terrains, heavy loads, and long hauls. The Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale is up for those very challenges. Those challenges not only require a strong body, but also a powerful engine. Today we want to talk a little bit about the different engines that are offered on the Ram 2500.

Three engine options lie at the core of the 2017 Ram 2500: a 5.7-liter V-8, a 6.4-liter V-8, and a 6.7-liter turbo-diesel inline six-cylinder. Both gas engines are paired with six-speed automatic transmissions; the diesel gets a six-speed manual option or a choice of two six-speed automatics. Both rear-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) models are available in the Ram 2500, with a wide range of cab styles and bed lengths.

The 5.7-liter that forms the base engine option is rated at 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Step up to the 6.4-liter and output rises to 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. The diesel, available in three specifications, pushes the 2017 Ram 2500 to beast mode, with up to 385 hp and 900 lb-ft of torque. The two lower-output versions of the diesel are rated at 350 hp / 660 lb-ft and 370 hp / 800 lb-ft, respectively. (This information was compiled from ram.com and motortrend.com.)

While a nearly infinite list of cab, bed, engine, transmission, and drive train options influence total towing capacity, the Ram 2500 can be configured to tow up to 17,980 lbs.

For more information on the Ram 2500, head to All Star and talk with a member of their team. They would be happy to take you on a test drive so that you can experience for yourself just how powerful the Ram 2500 truly is.

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited the Most Incredible Trim

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at All Star Jeep Dealer near Ellisville

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at All Star Jeep Dealer near Ellisville is a super capable off road SUV that is designed to handle the roughest terrains. What you might not know is that the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, while sometimes held out as its own model, is actually a trim of the Jeep Wrangler model. The main difference between the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is that the Wrangler Unlimited is actually longer than the regular Wrangler. Some would say that the Wrangler Unlimited is better equipped to handle really rough terrain, but that is just the opinion of some individuals. Today we want to talk a little bit about the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited model and some of the changes it has seen through the years.

Jeep made no major changes to the 2009 Wrangler Unlimited, adding start assist, a sway control system and some minor storage upgrades. In 2010, Jeep added a removable soft top, and made fog lights, towing hooks and a compass standard in the base model, as well as making some slight changes to the trims. The 2011 Wrangler Unlimited featured a newly designed interior that boasted bigger windows, offered powered mirrors, all-new climate control, Bluetooth integration and a few other minor changes.

The 2012 model year featured a standard V6 engine that was rated at 285 horsepower with a standard five-speed automatic transmission and 4WD. In 2013, Jeep added a system that monitored tire pressure and updated a few trim levels. The 2014 Wrangler Unlimited remained unchanged from the previous model year. (This information was compiled from nadaguides.com and jeep.com.)

For more information on the Jeep Wrangler, head to All Star. Their team will show you all of the amazing features the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has to offer its drivers, we are sure you will love it!

Dodge Ram Never Looked So Good!

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Dodge Ram Cars at All Star in Missouri

We love the Dodge Ram line up of vehicles this year! They are all so sleek and stylish. Not to mention that they run like champs. Today we want to highlight just a few of the models in the line up. If you are interested in acquiring any of these models, just head to All Star Dodge Ram in Missouri.

The Dodge Durango is an incredible SUV that is known for its hansome good looks and powerful engine. We know of someone who was so thrilled with the Durango that they got for themselves that they went out and bought a matching one for their wife! You can even choose to add a HEMI engine to your Durango for added power and towing capacity.

The Jeep Wrangler is another wonderful model in the Dodge Ram family of vehicles. This model was first designed during World War II as a vehicle that could get over the more rough terrains of Europe. Once it was released to the public, it became a top selling model and spawned an entire life style group. There are Jeeping groups all over the country as well as here, in the St. Louis area. These groups go for mudding rides through rough terrains, muddy conditions, and through shallow streams and rivers. All Star carries a variety of Jeep Wrangler models as well as additional parts to keep you from getting stuck while out on the rough terrains of southern Missouri.

For more information on the different models at All Star and the different parts and options available, head to All Star today. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff would be more than happy to assist you in finding the right new vehicle for you!

Go Your Own Way!

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Jeep Compass at All Star Jeep Dealer near Ellisville

It seems as though we live in a world of lemmings. Everyone doing the same thing in the same way but claiming individuality. It is exhausting. We think it is time that we break out of the sameness and go our own way. We think it’s time for a Jeep Compass from All Star Jeep Dealer near Ellisville.

The Jeep Compass stands as a testament to individuality. It is great in off-roading conditions and also makes the perfect daily driving machine. It easily transitions from functional to fun. You can also choose from a number of great options that will allow you to personalize your Jeep Compass for how you plan to drive it. You can get advanced entertainment systems or special suspension systems designed for smoother driving on rough terrain.

The Compass features a fuel economy of 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway. The base engine is a 2.0L double overhead cam with variable valve timing. Its 5-speed manual transmission really puts the power of the inline 4 cylinder engine in the palm of your hand. There are also a number of engine options from which you can choose – just ask a member of the All Star team for more details. The front wheel drive means that this SUV can get you through the tough spots with the greatest of ease. (Four wheel drive is available but is not included in the standard model.)

Isn’t it time that you break out of the crowd and go your own way? Head to All Star Jeep Dealer and pick out your Jeep Compass today. The team at All Star are ready and waiting to assist you in anyway that they can!

Rush Hour Renegade

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Jeep Renegade at All Star Jeep Dealer near Kirkwood

Jeep has really morphed over time. It started out as a company that made vehicles for the military so that they could easily navigate the rough terrain of the European battlefields during World War II. After the war, they become a more commercial brand, marketing their vehicles to those who look to go off road or over terrain that would be nearly impossible for other cars. They then grew from a vehicle was ideal for off road situations into a brand that offers a vehicle for everyone. Not to mention that all of  the Jeep models are great at doing double duty – they are great for off roading and perfect for traveling to and from work or wherever you need to go. One such example of a Jeep doing double duty is the Jeep Renegade that is available at All Star Jeep Dealer near Kirkwood.

The Jeep Renegade comes equipped with a great engine and a ton of cool features. At the heart of the Jeep Renegade is a 1.4L engine with inline 4 cylinders and a single overhead cam. Pair that with the front wheel drive and 6-speed manual transmission and this crossover has the power to take on anything. The Renegade also has a four-wheel independent suspension system with front and rear stabilizer bars, making all of your rides very comfortable! Each of the different trims offers some variation on the base engine, and you can always go for options that will further customize the engine to your liking. Just as an All Star team member for details!

For more information on the different features that the Renegade offers, stop by All Star today and speak with a member of their staff. They would be more than happy to assist you and take you on a test drive!

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited – An American Classic

NONTHABURI - March 25: Jeep Sahara Wrangler Unlimited car on display at The 35th Bangkok International Motor Show on March 25 2014 in Nonthaburi Thailand.

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at All Star Jeep Dealer near Clayton

As we are gearing up for Memorial Day weekend, we cannot help but think about all of the great freedoms that we get to enjoy in this country. A lot of things that we take for granted everyday are things that people in other countries can only dream about. It is the people who have served our country and defended our freedoms that have made our way of life possible. What you might not know is that Jeep had been fighting alongside our servicemen for 75 years.

When we were in the throws of WWII, the United States government realized that their troops needed a vehicle that could easily and quickly get over the rough terrain of the European battlefields. A small company stepped up to the plate and created the first Jeep Wrangler. It was this initial model that helped the Allies win WWII and propelled the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited into the popular status that it holds to this very day. While the initial models were very basic and made to be easily transported to the troops, the current models are fully loaded and have so many advancements that it can make your head spin! In honor of their 75th Anniversary, Jeep is offering a special 75th Anniversary trim for the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. It comes with special badges, color package, and features. This trim is only available for a limited time, so be sure to get to All Star Jeep Dealer near Clayton today to get your 75th Anniversary Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

For more information on this special trim and all of the extras that it comes with, head to All Star today. Their team would love to show you all of the great features that the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has to offer!

Out Maneuver in a Jeep Wrangler

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Jeep Wrangler at All Star Jeep Dealer near Town and Country

We hope that you have been enjoying these last few days of sunshine and warm temperatures. Getting outside makes us want to take an adventure and do something spontaneous! The question then becomes, how are we going to go on these adventures? The answer is simple, from behind the wheel of a Jeep Wrangler from All Star Jeep Dealer near Town and Country.

The Jeep Wrangler was designed to handle the rough driving terrain that an adventure most often offers. When the Jeep Wrangler was originally commissioned for design, we were in the throws of World War II. The United States needed a vehicle that could better handle the rough terrains of Europe. It is from this situation that the Jeep Wrangler rose to popularity. For seventy-five years Jeep has been manufacturing these wonderful, off-road capable vehicles. In honor of their anniversary, Jeep is offering a limited edition Wrangler model that comes equipped with a number of extra bells and whistles. In fact, there are a number of different trim models available for the Jeep Wrangler. You are sure to find a trim that best suits your individual adventurous spirit.

If you are unsure of whether or not a Jeep Wrangler is right for you, head to the All Star Jeep Dealership and take a few of the different trim styles for a test drive. The friendly staff would be more than happy to share with you their knowledge on the Jeep Wrangler. You might be surprised at how incredibly versatile the Wrangler truly is. We are sure that you are going to fall in love with its strong body and powerful engine.

For even more information on the Jeep Wrangler, please head to the All Star Jeep Dealer today!

Make Your Jeep Beep!

For some reason, in recent years, shopping for a new Jeep has gotten a little boring. We have stopped looking at the potential of the vehicle and look only at the statistics. While MPG and torque ratios are important, they are not everything. Sometimes you have to look at a Jeep and see what it could be, not just want it is.

There are some who are happy with the status quo and then there are those who want to embrace adventure. For those who want to embrace adventure, the All Star Jeep Dealer near O’Fallon has some interesting things to offer. For example, did you know that Jeep has some of the most aftermarket parts of any brand; many of these parts are actually made by Jeep to ensure that the parts that you add to their vehicles are just a perfect fit. (All Star sells these parts and can order in pretty much anything that you might want.)  There is everything from front wenches to tire chains and advanced roll bars. You might be surprised at just how much you can alter your Jeep.

You might be wondering why people would want to alter their Jeep to begin with, they are wonderful as they are, after all. Jeep is actually one of the world’s most popular off roading brands of automobiles. They are great for going through rough terrain. Some people are part of Jeep clubs that take off roading very seriously and can sometimes get into intense situations where they need a wench to get out of a rough spot.

While not everyone will want to make changes to their new Jeep, it is nice to know that you could if you wanted to and that All Star has the parts if you need them. Head to the All Star dealership for more information on the Jeep models.

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited in MOWhen you think of Moab, images of rough terrain and endless sky come to mind.  This is the area for rugged individualists and a vehicle that can handle all that Moab can dish out.  If you’re looking for that vehicle, then there is no better place to turn than the legendary Jeep line, specifically, the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition.

Even though the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition is a mouthful to say, what this vehicle offers is unparalleled in the off roading community.  This Jeep starts off with a litany of off road features, but what it offers first is an amazingly capable engine, to get you through even the toughest climbs.  Jeep packed a Pantastar V6 under the hood to make sure that no matter the trail you’re on; this engine will get you back home again.  Some of the features include; 260 lb.-ft. of torque, a high mounted alternator and serpentine belt, to stay away from debris, and all of it is locked behind a fortress of metal that will withstand even the harshest conditions.

With a capable engine and great design this Jeep can take just about whatever you dish out.  Underneath a heavy duty rear axle with push button locking capabilities ensures that you will be stable no matter where you find yourself.  In addition, exclusive rock rails will make sure that nothing gets to the belly of this beast, leaving you stranded at the worst possible time.  And to make sure you have great traction and a puncture free trip, Jeep installed Goodyear Silent Armor tires made from DuPont Kevlar, which makes them just about as tough as they come.

The 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Moab Edition is a venerable off-roading machine, right out of the box.  This Wrangler retails for about $36,000 depending on options added, and will give you adventures to last a lifetime.

Learn more about the new Jeep Wrangler Jerseyville in St. Louis MO today at All Star dodge Dealership today.










The Dodge Ram 2500 is Ready to Roll

new Dodge RamEighteen years ago, the Dodge Ram forever altered the truck industry to  introducing customers to a full-sized pickup truck could that was more than just functional. It was around this time period that modern day truck styling began to evolve into what it is today. The Ram 2500 boasts tough and muscular appearance that was initially inspired by big rigs. When the Ram introduced the redesigned look in 1999, model sales doubled in the US practically overnight. Truck consumers were hooked and the same enthusiasm has lasted for the better part of the last two decades.

The Dodge Ram 2500 is the 3rd generation of this truck. Contemporary models offer engines that are stronger than ever and are available with an impressive variety of trims and configurations. Other than the standard cab, buyers can choose the four door cab or mega cab for extra cargo and passenger space. The V8 5.7 liter engine is capable of producing an abundance of raw torque, making it the perfect truck for transporting big loads or driving on rough terrain. The Ram’s bold styling and impressive power are two of the primary factors that have made these new Rams so popular.

For those who are interested, Ram diesel trucks come as two-wheel or two wheel versions. Buyers can also pick a variety of trim configurations and body styles. The mega cab will have a shorter storage bed as a tradeoff for more interior space. Pick out a new or used Dodge Ram of your own at All Star Dodge located in Bridgeton, Missouri.

There are three trim levels of the top-of-the Ram 2500; Laramie, SLT, and base model ST. The higher trim levels provide plenty of options and extras such as a hard-drive navigational system, leather upholstery, Bluetooth, and automatic climate control. It really just a matter of how much one is willing to spend to drive off with quite possible the best truck ever produced.

To test drive a new or used Dodge Ram in Missouri, visit your local All Star Dodge Dealer in Bridgeton today, you won’t be disappointed.