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Still Time to Dart Past the Competition

Dodge Dart at All Star near Clayton

We hope that everyone is having a wonderful start to the new year. We know that once we get used to writing 2017 on everything, things will be even better! Today we want to take a little bit of time and talk about the Dodge Dart that is still available at All Star near Clayton. We say that it is still available because FCA (the company that owns and makes, Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler vehicles) stopped the production of the Dart at the end of last year.

One of the most notable things about the Dodge Dart is its 2.0L Tigershark engine. The 2.0L Tigershark® four-cylinder engine features 16 valves and Variable Valve Timing (VVT) to maximize performance. Standard on Dart SE, it delivers 160 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque with the standard six-speed manual or available six-speed automatic transmission. This efficient powertrain features fuel economy ratings of up to 25 city / 36 highway mpg. There are 2 other engine options available on the Dodge Dart, the 1.4L Mutliair Turbo Engine and the 2.4L Multiair 2 Engine.

Dodge says, The Dodge Dart may have smooth curves and sleek style, but the six-speed close-ratio manual transmission gives its driver a real feel for what it can do. If you like the easy shifting that comes with an automatic transmission, then choose the available six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission or the available six-speed dual dry clutch automatic transmission with AutoStick.

If you are more of the sporting type, then you might want to check out the Dodge Dart GT. The Dodge Dart GT Sport comes standard with a sport-tuned suspension system that corners more tightly at higher speeds for fun-to-drive handling dynamics. High-performance shock absorbers provide highly responsive control as well as a smooth ride.

To get your Dart, head to All Star.

Go Your Own Way!

3d rendering of a car going against the stream

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!

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: An American Classic

Los Angeles CA - November 19 2014: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited on display at the LA Auto Show

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at All Star Jeep Dealer near University City

What a great week we have had! Though Monday started with some freezing rain, the temperatures have risen and we have had some truly glorious days! This nice weather has gotten us all a twitter about being able to spend a lot of time outside. A great way to take in all of the different scenery that Missouri has to offer is from behind the wheel of a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited from All Star Jeep Dealer near University City.

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is specially equipped to handle driving on all kinds of terrains. In order to be able to do this, the Wrangler Unlimited has to have a powerful engine. “The 2016 Wrangler Unlimited boasts a powerful and efficient 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine rated at 16 city / 21 highway mpg. It has Best-in-Class 285 horsepower+ and kicks out 260 pound-feet of torque for tremendous low-speed crawling capability” (Jeep website). Not only is this engine powerful, but it is also incredibly fuel efficient. So fuel efficient, in fact, that it is one of the top in its class.

You will also be delighted to know that the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited also boasts a fantastic suspension system that enables smooth travel for all passengers. “Made to bring you four-wheel off-roading power, the Command-Trac® NV241 4×4 system comes standard on Wrangler Unlimited Sport, Wrangler Unlimited Sport S and Wrangler Unlimited Sahara and delivers equal power to all four corners to give you Best-in-Class winter performance” (Jeep website). While the Command-Trac system is impressive there are also a number of different suspension packages available from which you can choose.

For more information on the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, please stop by the All Star Jeep Dealer and take a look at their vast inventory. Their friendly staff would be more than happy to assist you in any way that they can!

The All-New Ram Power Wagon Is Coming!

Coming soon stickerOn April 9th, it was announced that the all-new 2014 Ram Power Wagon would soon be back out on the open road.  First introduced in 1945, the Power Wagon was the first mass-produced 4×4 pickup.  For the 2014 model year, this classic pickup will be based off of the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4×4 Crew Cab and feature exciting off-road specific engineering elements like a unique suspension, locking differentials, and a 12,000 pound winch.  According to Reid Bigland, President and CEO—Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC, “Capability is top of mind with heavy-duty pickup truck customers. Ram trucks are expected to work every day without breaking a sweat.  The 2014 Ram Power Wagon fills a need for those who travel into extreme terrain for rescue or recreation, while delivering on-road civility and the towing capability expected from a heavy-duty truck.”

Here are some other exciting details on this model!

  • The 2014 Power Wagon comes with a standard 6.4-liter HEMI 16-valve V-8 engine that produces 410 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and a peak torque rating of 429 lb.-ft. (582 N•m) at 4,000 rpm.
  • All-new suspension system that features details specifically designed for the Power Wagon including: Bilstein shocks, control arms, spring rates and more than two inches of lift.
  • 12 different exterior color choices depending on the trim level chosen including: True Blue, Maximum Steel, Deep Cherry Red, Blue Streak, Black Gold, Western Brown, Prairie, Flame Red, Bright White, Black (monotone), Bright Silver and Granite Crystal.
  • 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires, that with the help of a suspension lift, give the Power Wagon a 14.5 inch ground clearance.

Look for this exciting new 2014 Ram truck model at your Bridgeton Dodge Ram dealer very soon!  New Bridgeton Dodge Ram truck buyers know that they can count on All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for the latest models and best prices.  Visit All-Star today!

 

What Really Sets the Laramie Longhorn Dodge Ram Apart?

 Dodge Ram in MOSome say that the thing that really sets the Dodge Ram Laramie Longhorn apart from other Ram models is its well-appointed luxury interior.

According to reviewers the Dodge Ram’s abundant use of quality interior materials, and overall innovative design, makes the Laramie Longhorn really standout in the full size truck segment.

The Laramie Longhorn Ram pickup is fully equipped with ample luxury features which give this truck a sedan-like run for the money.

Inside the cabin you will find great features such as; exclusive leather seats and steering wheel, heated front seats, audio controls on the steering wheel, power seat, power mirrors and windows-including the rear sliding window, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming mirrors, rear park sensors, Bluetooth and premium sound system with  nine-speaker surround-sound.

Other features in the Laramie Longhorn edition include; remote start,  and safety features such as-Rear Park assist with a rearview camera.  Comfort features include; ventilated bucket seats, power sunroof, and navigation system,  as well as a powered sunroof and back seat entertainment system.

According to test drivers the top features on the Ram are its powerful  best in class powertrains and affordable price tags.

The Cummins turbo diesel  6.7-liter engine-which is optional, delivers 350 HP and a whopping 800 lb./ft.  of torque.

Test drivers agree the Laramie Longhorn Ram 1500 delivers the smoothest driving performance in its class due to the advanced suspension system .

“As American as college football rivalries, the full-size pickup truck segment has its share of staunch supporters. And those of you wearing the Dodge baseball caps and nylon jackets with the Ram symbol on them won’t get any argument from us; the … Ram 1500 is tough to beat.” — Edmunds

Learn more about the new Laramie Longhorn Dodge Ram truck in St. Louis today at All Star Dodge.

Dodge Ram 1500 Provides a Smooth Ride

Ram Dealer St. LouisAll Star Dodge Ram Dealer Glendale in St. Louis knows that whether you are in the market for a new or used Ram 1500, we have the perfect truck for you.  In fact, auto reviewers love Ram’s interior features including best in class cargo storage options and deemed the Dodge RAM one of the top choices in a full size truck.

The Dodge RAM 1500 offers a ride that is as smooth as a car according to reviewers-this feature is uncommon in the full size pickup truck class.

Reviewers say the 2012 Ram 1500 drives like a car due to its advanced suspension system, which is unheard-of for a full-size pickup truck.

If you like luxury, the Laramie Longhorn trim offers a fully appointed interior cabin nearly as upscale as a luxury sedan.  But even the standard trim offers a comfortable interior with high quality material that test drivers applaud.

Under the hood the engine options are more than capable of any job, with best in class towing and hauling capability.

In 2012 RAM 1500 took the award for the “Best Full Size Pickup Truck for the Money,” from BESTCARS.com

If you are in the market for a full sized truck that is as strong and capable s the RAM name with a smooth and comfortable car like ride, the Ram 1500 is the truck for you.

The Ram 1500 does such an impressive job combining an upscale interior, smooth handling and value that it earned “The 2012 Best Full Size Pickup Truck” for the Money award from U.S. News auto sources.

“Ram earns high marks for ride comfort, creative storage options, and abundant available power. … Any version of this large pickup is a Best Buy that should be at the top of your shopping list.” — Consumer Guide

“As American as college football rivalries, the full-size pickup truck segment has its share of staunch supporters. And those of you wearing the Dodge baseball caps and nylon jackets with the Ram symbol on them won’t get any argument from us; the … Ram 1500 is tough to beat.” — Edmunds

Stop into your local All Star Ram Dealer in Bridgeton MO. today and find out for yourself why Ram has received so many raving reviews and awards.

2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab

dodge ram truck in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer, home of a wide selection of used Dodge Ram trucks near Jerseyville is pleased to announce the used Ram 1500 features electric power steering, and improved fuel efficiency by 1.8 percent as well as improved power-adding 5 HP. In addition the used Dodge Ram 1500 “can be calibrated to optimize steering effort and precision, regardless of body or powertrain; it also senses constant input from the driver, for example a crown in the road, and compensates for improved comfort. EPS will be needed if a hybrid version is produced in the future,” says AllPar.com.

The new Ram truck has 7 less lbs in the truck and 7 less lbs in the new bumper.  This weight reduction has helped improve the Ram’s fuel economy in 2012.  Other changes in features in the 2012 Ram which attribute to its overall weigh reduction include the V6 engine which is 76 lbs lighter than the outgoing model’s engine.  The 8 speed Hemi engine is 30 lbs lighter.  Other new features include a new front suspension system, improved handling and an aluminum hood.

The 2013 Ram 1500 “has low-rolling resistance tires to minimize wasted energy; the new brakes have a relocated ABS pump for reduced vibration, and has shorter brake pedal travel. A new hydraulic-boost compensation unit enhances brake pedal feel and performance during emergency stops,” says AllPar.com.

Additional features to the Ram truck include; power folding mirrors, a power rear-sliding window with defrost, and a six-foot-four-inch bed option on the Crew Cab, the RamBox cargo management system and tailgate power locks. Auto rain-sensing wipers and SmartBeam are optional features available.

Test drive a new or used Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4WD Crew Cab Pickup In St Louis Missouri at All Star Dodge today.

2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup Truck

new Dodge Ram truck in MOAll Star Dodge, home of a wide selection of new Dodge Ram trucks near O’Fallon knows that the Dodge Ram is the best choice in a new truck on today’s market-whether you plan to use your vehicle for work or play.   In fact, the 2013 Ram 1500 surpassed Ford’s F Series trucks with an 8 speed automatic transmission and best in class fuel economy-20 percent better than its competitors.  For 2013 the new Dodge Ram 1500 had a power increase in the V6 engine which now delivers as much as 305 HP, and the V8 Hemi engine offers 395 HP. 

The 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 is quieter inside the cabin and has first in class aerodynamic, better fuel economy, ride, air suspension, loading, and clearance.  The new RAM has an even more durable frame constructed with high strength steel. Other new features that Dodge added in the 2013 Ram include; new technology such as voice control, texting, software updates, and a 7 inch instrument screen, as well as new upgraded materials inside the cabin.

“The 3.6 had more than sufficient grunt to get the 1500 moving, traversed hills with ease, and passed with confidence.” “It revved a little more than the 5.7, but nothing that a consumer would notice if they aren’t starting their day in the Hemi,” said test drivers.  According to one test driver; “My drive in the Hemi 8-speed was thoroughly enjoyable, the shifts were unnoticeable and the acceleration was beyond crisp.”

“The cab is comfortable and quiet; the new Uconnect navigation system is cool, rendering topography like mountains in Faux 3D and displaying realistic curves in the roadway so that you know you’re about to go over a hill.” “It also gives you lane choice guidance on the highway in graphic format, showing how many exit lanes are coming up for your exit, and where you need to be to follow your intended route,” said one test driver.

Fred Diaz, CEO of Ram says; “the 2013 model was intended to get a mild refresh including a new grille and headlights, some interior updates, and more.”  The Ram 1500 V6 model offers as much as 42% more power and 13% increased torque while at the same time offering a 20% improvement in fuel economy. Gas mileage for the Ram 1500 V6 is EPA rated at 18 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

An optional air suspension system improves the ride as well as aerodynamics in the 2013 Dodge Ram while increasing load leveling.  The new RAM also offers 5 height settings controlled by the key fob or set to automatic control.  Dodge says Ram is best in class in aerodynamics with its 6% improvement in the 2013 model. 

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

new Jeep Cherokee in MOAll Star Dodge Chrysler, and Jeep Dealer and Jeep Dealer in St. Louis knows that the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo looks every bit like a Jeep, but for 2014 this venerable four wheel drive gets a fresh and futuristic redo.

The front of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo still resembles the Cherokees of years gone by, but there is a more aggressive and expensive looking feel.  The grill is now done in a silver accented honeycomb design and the LED head lights give it that high end look.  The fog lamps and silver accents below the bumper lets buyers know that Jeep designers are keeping their eyes on current trends as this looks very contemporary.

While the outside of the Laredo has definitely changed, and become more refined, don’t be fooled, this 4×4 still has what it takes to get the job done.  The Laredo is powered by a 3.6 liter V6 and mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission.  Combine that with the Quadra-Trac 4 wheel drive system, traction control and stability control and this vehicle will climb hills like a Rocky Mountain goat.

In addition to the excellent 4 wheel drive system, the Laredo is also packed with safety features.  Anti-lock brakes, side curtain and a variety of supplemental airbags, including knee air bags, and even trailer sway damping to help you control whatever you are hauling.  And this list is just a sample of all the safety features that come standard on the Laredo.

Inside, buyers will find a comfortable and inviting interior with thoughtful touches.  Dual zone climate control will help everyone to stay comfortable no matter what it’s like outside, and the customizable instrument cluster will keep the driver informed of everything from speed to the suspension system.  Of course the standard cloth seats and stereo will insure that everyone is comfortable for the long haul.

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo starts out nicely appointed at around $30,000.  For that you get a competent and well appointed SUV that is up to whatever task you can come up with.

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

new Jeep Cherokee in MOThe 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo looks every bit like a Jeep, but for 2014 this venerable four wheel drive gets a fresh and futuristic redo. 

The front end of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo still resembles the Cherokees of years gone by, but there is a more aggressive and expensive feel.  The grill is now done in a silver accented honeycomb design and the LED head lights give it that high end luxury look.  The fog lamps and silver accents below the bumper lets buyers know that Jeep designers are keeping their eyes on current trends as this looks very contemporary.

While the outside of the Laredo has definitely changed, and become more refined, don’t be fooled, this 4×4 still has what it takes to get the job done.  The Laredo is powered by a 3.6 liter V6 and mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission.  Combine that with the Quadra-Trac 4 wheel drive system, traction control and stability control and this vehicle will climb hills like no other off road luxury vehicle.

In addition to the excellent 4 wheel drive system, the Laredo is also packed with safety features.  Anti-lock brakes, side curtain and a variety of supplemental airbags, including knee air bags, and even trailer sway damping to help you control whatever you are hauling.  And this list is just a sample of all the safety features that come standard on the Laredo.

Inside, buyers will find a comfortable and inviting interior with thoughtful touches.  Dual zone climate control will help everyone to stay comfortable no matter what it’s like outside, and the customizable instrument cluster will keep the driver informed of everything from speed to the suspension system.  Of course the standard cloth seats and stereo will insure that everyone is comfortable for the long haul.

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo starts out nicely appointed at around $30,000.  For that you get a competent and well appointed SUV that is up to whatever task you can come up with.

Test drive a new Jeep Cherokee at your local All Star Jeep Dealer near St. Peters today.