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2018 Jeep Patriot Coming?

Jeep Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer near Clayton

We have talked before about how there was going to be a new Jeep model to replace both the Patriot and the Compass, into one super Jeep model. We think that there may be a change in the replacement plan. We say this because it seems as though there is going to be a new Jeep Patriot coming for 2018. We want to take a look at this new model today!

Contrary to the styling we can see on the exciting Patriot model, the replacements for the 2018 Jeep Patriot will lose its blocky look for more modern and close to Grand Cherokee design cues. Indeed, the new Compass model looks like smaller Grand Cherokee but also share a lot of similarities with the Renegade, which is a good thing if you want our opinion.

The Patriot replacement has Jeep’s signature seven-slot grille which resides between nicely accentuated headlights. Profile side features trapezoidal fender flares and pronounced beltline. The rear side also looks more sculpted and there are also new taillights.

On the other hand, what is also important to mention, this new model sits on the “small-wide” unibody platform. This light and stuff unibody structure has been made of 65 percent high-strength steel.

Inside, the model also brings more modern design and the newest technology. The quality of materials is better as well as the comfort.

“The fourth generation of the Uconnect infotainment system will also be there. The system supports Android Auto and Apple Car Play features and different screen sizes. Available will be 5-inch, 7-inch and 8.4-inch touchscreens depending on the trim level. The instrument panel will also be available with either 3.5-inch information display or 7-inch digital cluster.”-suv2018.net

For more information on the new Jeep Patriot that is getting ready to come out, head to All Star Jeep Dealer Clayton.

Ram 3500 Going Tungsten

Ram 3500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Saint Charles

We always get really excited when we hear that Ram is going to come out with a new trim level for their trucks. Today we want to talk about a new trim that we are especially excited about on the Ram 1500 that you will be able to get at All Star Dodge Ram near Saint Charles.

The high-end truck market is expanding as customers drop luxury SUVs for kitted-out trucks. The Ram Limited Tungsten Edition adds a number of new features inside and out that make the truck more premium than ever. On the exterior, the 3500 model gets a vented sport hood, body-color bumpers, mirrors, door handles, and running boards, and the massive chrome R-A-M grille. The black headlights are pulled from the Sport model, and the wheels from the Limited trim have a unique satin paint.

“Ram boasts that the Limited Tungsten Edition has the first suede headliner in the pickup truck segment. Blue and indigo-colored accents are found on the instrument cluster, the steering, wheel, doors, and seats. The deep blue and tan interior is quite handsome and is well matched by the real wood trim. Special badging on the interior marks the model.”-autoblog.com

In reality, we really do not know that much about the new Tungsten that is getting ready to come out, but we are super excited about the spy photos we have seen and the rumors we have heard. It also helps that the Ram 3500 is already an amazing vehicle, so we know that whatever this top level Tungsten trim is like, we know for sure that it will be pretty incredible. Learn more about the Ram 3500 lineup of trims at All Star. There is no better truck than a Ram, and no better place to buy one than All Star!

What Does CPO Mean?

Certified Pre-Owned Cars at All Star Dodge Ram near Chesterfield

CPO is a frequently used abbreviation in the auto world, but as most people are not out shopping for new or used cars all of the time, you might not know what CPO stands for or what it means. We want to explain the term CPO and then you will see how it can benefit you if you are shopping for a different vehicle.

First off, CPO stands for Certified Pre Owned.  Most carmakers – Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler included – offer used cars through their own factory-certified programs. These programs are backed by the vehicle’s original manufacturer, so the cars are sold and serviced at the same dealerships that sell the carmaker’s new vehicles. This means warranty repairs can be handled nationwide through any associated dealership, which is especially convenient if something goes wrong while you are traveling.

In general, a certified pre-owned car is no more than 6 years old and has less than 100,000 miles. To receive a certification, the dealer puts the car through an extensive inspection. Some dealers will complete repairs or perform needed maintenance if something is found during this inspection. Typically, only the best used cars in the fleet are picked to be certified, which means the car likely hasn’t had extensive bodywork and hasn’t been in a major accident.

“A certified pre-owned label (sometimes referred to as CPO) may also include additional coverage, such as an extended warranty. But buying an extended warranty is not the same as buying a certified used car. While both will cover the car for specific repairs, a standalone warranty usually doesn’t include a presale inspection.”-cars.usnews.com

To check out the selection of CPO cars, trucks, and SUVs that All Star Dodge Ram near Chesterfield has to offer, stop by the dealership or check out their inventory online!

New Interior on the Jeep Wrangler for 2018

Jeep Wrangler at All Star Jeep Dealer near University City

It’s no secret that the Jeep Wrangler at All Star Jeep Dealer near University City is probably one of the best off-road capable SUV models on the market today. It offers agility for off road driving, and comfort and style for day to day in town trips. Today we want to share with you more about the new interior that we can expect to see on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

The Wrangler is the heart and soul of the Jeep brand, and its success sets the tone for the entire Jeep lineup. Although no one can criticize the current Wrangler’s off-road chops, many (including us) have commented on the rig’s low-tech interior. Such an interior helps simplify things while you’re out wheeling, but modern amenities nevertheless would be welcome on the daily commute. We can’t comment on the quality of the forthcoming interior, but these spy photos reveal that the Wrangler’s technology is set to increase dramatically.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler will adopt the latest iteration of Fiat Chrysler’s easy-to-operate and quick-to-respond system in the form of Uconnect 3.0. Although our spy photographer didn’t get close enough to measure the screen, we presume the top-end unit will measure 8.4 inches as it does in other FCA products (expect lower-end 2018 Wranglers to run the smaller but still intuitive and quick 5.0-inch touchscreen setup).

Although expected to be lighter than its predecessor thanks to increased use of aluminum, the 2018 Wrangler’s chassis won’t stray from the truck’s traditionalist formula. Body-on-frame construction and solid axles at both ends are all but given, as are two- and four-door body styles. (A pickup version is coming as well!) (This information was gathered from caranddriver.com and jeep.com.)

You can expect to see the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler in late 2017 or very early 2018 at All Star!

Go Your Own Way in a Dodge Journey

Dodge Journey at All Star Dodge near IL

The Dodge Journey at All Star Dodge near IL is a wonderful vehicle that has a bunch of surprises that you might not expect. While some people only think of the Dodge Journey for its family hauling capabilities, it really has a lot of other wonderful things to offer. Today we want to share with you part of a conversation that we recently had with someone who bought the latest version of the Dodge Journey.

What were your initial impressions?: The engine has more power than I really need, all the room I could ask for (including two beer coolers that are removable under the second row seats), AWD, a huge infotainment screen that I still have yet to touch because it kind of intimidates me, and a bunch of other little niceties that I didn’t really expect (self-dimming rear view mirror, built in booster seats for kids, removable flashlight built into trunk, actual power outlet in the backseat).

How do you like driving it?: It rides like a cloud, smooth and quiet. Though the trim piece around the infotainment screen makes a slight creak on the occasional bump.

Do you see yourself driving this vehicle long-term?: Overall I think I am going to be very happy with this car, I like sitting up higher and after driving my previous car, it is going to take some getting used to but you certainly can’t argue that it’s an extremely versatile vehicle. If all goes well reliability wise, which it should since it’s from All Star, I think I will keep this SUV for a long time.

For more information on the Dodge Journey, head to All Star Dodge today. Their team would love to help you get behind the wheel of this wonderful model today!

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!

All Star Service

Service Department at All Star Dodge Ram near Ellisville

When it comes to getting your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler cars, trucks, and SUVs serviced, there is no better option than the Service Department at All Star Dodge Ram near Ellisville. Their certified technicians are factory trained and know exactly what needs to be done to keep your vehicles in top running condition. Today we want to share with you some of the benefits of dealership service.

Dealerships have the advantage of being associated with certain manufacturers, which means all of their technicians receive manufacturer-specific training. The technicians are usually specialists on certain vehicle makes and models and only work on those two or three brands.

Edmunds explains, “The manufacturers offer these training programs only to their network of dealers. The dealers typically pay for these programs to keep up with the latest vehicle enhancements and repair techniques.”

“While the manufacturer-specific training may only be available at certain dealerships, independent mechanics have the ability to receive certified training through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). When choosing a mechanic, make sure you choose someone who is ASE-certified rather than some guy down the street who supposedly does good work. Certifications and experience are important, so ask questions before you decide to have a local mechanic work on your vehicle.”-motors.com

This whole concept of factory training is something that we cannot emphasize enough. You wouldn’t let just anyone come in and work on your electricity in your house, so why would you let just anyone work on your car? While sometimes dealership services may be a little more expensive (a lot of the time not, but this is a common misconception for people), you are getting far better quality repairs, and in the long run, a vehicle that will run like new for a lot longer period of time.

Check out the Service Center at All Star today!

All Star Parts Make Everything Right

Parts Department at All Star Dodge near WEntzville

When you are in need of parts for your Jeep, Dodge, Ram, or Chrysler cars, trucks, and SUVs, you need look no further than the parts department at All Star Dodge near Wentzville. The parts that All Star offers are designed specifically for the vehicles that they sell and can allow you to keep your automobiles in top running condition. Today we want to take a look at how factory parts are best!

Parts built by the exact same manufacturer that made the ones originally installed on your vehicle when it was built are known as “OEM”, signifying they are made by the original equipment manufacturer. Whether they were built by the automaker themselves or contracted to an outside supplier to build, they are fully authorized by the carmaker as “genuine” or “authentic”. The expression “OE” (signifying “original equipment”) is used in the business just as often to signify a genuine or authentic part. Dealership parts departments and manufacturers use the term “OEM” when they refer to parts the vehicle manufacturer authorizes.

New car manufacturers typically provide bumper-to-bumper warranties for three or four years on newer cars, and may continue coverage of certain items for up to six years on vehicles bought with a Certified Pre-Owned warranty. Additionally, some powertrain warranties cover running gear such as internal engine, transmission, and drivetrain components for longer amounts of time. When warranty coverage is involved, new car manufacturers always want the failed parts shipped back to them. They will automatically reject coverage if a failed part is an aftermarket one, or the part in question failed because of a connected aftermarket part elsewhere. (This information was compiled from carid.com.)

For more information on the different parts offered at All Star, head to the parts department today!

Which Jeep Patriot is Right for You?

Jeep Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer near Fenton

There are a number of wonderful SUV models on the market today; you could say that every auto dealer has their own version that they claim is the best. Truth be told, some of the very best SUV models on the market come from the Jeep line up. One model in particular, the Jeep Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer near Fenton, is a top notch SUV with a vast selection of options. Today we want to take a look at some of the top trim levels offered on the Patriot.

The 75th Anniversary package includes 17-inch bronze-painted alloy wheels, bronze exterior accents, remote engine start, a sunroof, mesh upholstery and a cargo cover.

“The Latitude comes with all of the features of the Sport with the Power Value Group, plus air-conditioning, 17-inch alloy wheels, remote keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio controls, a height-adjustable driver seat, heated front seats, reclining rear seat backs and a 115-volt power outlet.”-edmunds.com

A few options packages are available on the Patriot Latitude. The Premium Sound Group adds nine Boston Acoustics speakers, including two that flip down from the tailgate. The Sun and Sound Group includes those features and a sunroof. The Security and Cargo Convenience Group includes a cargo cover, adjustable roof-rack crossbars and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Finally, the High Altitude package consists of unique 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim, a sunroof, leather upholstery and a power driver seat (with manual lumbar adjustment). (This information was compiled from edmunds.com and jeep.com.)

To get your Jeep Patriot, head to All Star Jeep Dealer today. Their friendly and knowledgeable team would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have and happy to help you get the trim that would best suit your needs!

Which Jeep Grand Cherokee Should I Buy?

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Clayton

It is an easy decision to buy a Jeep. They are fantastic vehicles that are incredibly capable and stylish to boot! The decision making starts getting harder when you have to pick a model from the Jeep line up. We recommend the Jeep Grand Cherokee from All Star Jeep Dealer near Clayton. It has a lot of great new features this year, including a Trailhawk model with extra off-road kit debuts for 2017, while the top-of-the-line Summit gets slightly revised styling and additional luxury-oriented interior garnishes. Newly available features include a self-parking system and lane departure warning. A rearview camera and rear parking sensors are now standard on every Grand Cherokee.

Now that you know you want to get a Jeep Grand Cherokee, you might wonder which trim will be right for you. There is a trim that we think is pretty neat, and it’s new too! We are talking of course about the Trailhawk! The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a lot of standard and optional features to choose from, but in general, we’re most fond of the off-road-ready Trailhawk. “It can go nearly anywhere and yet still comes with swanky equipment such as ventilated seats and the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen. The Trailhawk’s standard V6 is capable, but an upgrade to the diesel-powered V6 or the 5.7-liter V8 will significantly increase tow ratings. Beyond the extra pulling power, the diesel V6 offers impressive fuel economy, and the V8 gives this Jeep the character of a classic muscle car.”-edmunds.com

Go to All STar today and check out the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk today. We are sure that you will love this stylish and capable model. You deserve to drive a great SUV – you deserve to drive a Jeep Grand Cherokee!