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New Jeep Compass Revealed!

Jeep Compass at All Star Jeep Dealer near Glendale

We have waiting for months to find out more information on the Jeep Compass that will soon be coming out and be available at All Star Jeep Dealer near Glendale. Today we want to share with you some of the details regarding the specifications of the new Jeep Compass. We do not know much right now, but we are going to tell you what we know!

FCA, Jeep’s parent company, will launch its new Compass range from December, buyers will be able to choose from four trim levels and either two- or four-wheel drive.

An entry-level Sport model kicks off lineup, and is powered by a 129kW 2.4-litre petrol engine and offered with the choice of a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. It will also come standard in front-wheel drive specification.

Standard gear includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a reversing camera, leather-wrapped steering wheel and Jeep’s Uconnect infotainment system that is accessed via a 5.0-inch touchscreen.

Next up the ladder is the Longitude, which is powered by the same 2.4-litre petrol engine as the Sport and is also front-wheel drive only, but comes standard with the automatic gearbox.

Increased standard equipment over the Sport includes roof rails, auto headlights, fog and cornering lights, LED ambient interior lighting, passenger seat storage cushion and privacy glass.

The next model is the Limited, which offers the choice between the 2.4-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine. Both engines are paired exclusively with a nine-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.

Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloys, bi-Xenon headlights, LED taillights, leather trim, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, a nine-speaker BeastsAudio sound system and the UConnect system that incorporates navigation, an 8.4-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. (This information was compiled from themotorreport.com and jeep.com.)

Get your Compass at All Star soon!

Let’s Talk Ram 2500 Powertrain

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Ellisville

It is a very rare day when all we talk about is the powertrain of the Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Ellisville, but with the new 2017 Ram 2500 we knew that we had to share this information. It is important to know what is powering your pick up trick – after all, you expect it to handle any terrain and any hauling job.

Turbo Diesel Engine – Combine world-class capability with outstanding performance and you’ve got the available Proven and Legendary 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine. With a wide array of Best-in-Class and Class-Exclusive features and capabilities, the 6.7L Cummins engine turns your Ram 2500 into a dependable powerhouse.

Six Speed Manual Transmission – Modified for increased torque load of the base-output diesel engine, the Class-Exclusive available six-speed manual transmission also carries a wear-compensating clutch for like-new clutch pedal performance throughout the life of the drivetrain. This transmission is only available with the Proven and Legendary 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine.

Hemi Engine – If a turbo diesel isn’t your thing, you can always pick the Hemi. The available Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8 engine offers Ram 2500 series pickups the legendary power you’ve come to expect from both names. Two spark plugs per cylinder increase peak power and torque, reducing exhaust emissions.

Hemi Engine with Valve Timing – Want even more power? Then get the standard 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) gives the driver an efficient engine option without sacrificing performance. VVT provides optimal torque over a large RPM range and aluminum cylinder heads combine with hemispherical combustion chambers for outstanding airflow, leading to indispensable power and torque.

Learn more about the different powertrains on the 2017 Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram today!

Dodge Ram Heavy Duty Best-in-Class Ratings Impress New Truck Buyers!

Best In Class Star LabelDrivers committed who want overall capability from their Dodge Ram trucks near Saint Charles understand why Best-in-Class ratings are so important.  In fact, when deciding which truck brand and model to buy, the fact that a truck offers a Best-in-Class label says a lot about the quality of that truck’s features.  Today, the team at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram wants you to understand how the 2015 Ram Heavy Duty truck lineup outperforms all the rest.  First, let’s talk about Best-in-Class ratings.

When a manufacturer advertises that it’s model offers a “Best-in-Class” capability, what does that mean.  Basically this rating indicates that the truck model outperforms all other models within it’s specified class in that area of measure.  To make sure you are receiving accurate information pertaining to the truck class you are interested in, be sure that you are looking at information for a model that is equipped exactly as the one described in the Best-in-Class rating.  This will ensure that you are gaining the most accurate information about that particular model.

So, what does the Ram Heavy Duty truck lineup have to offer that all the rest don’t?

  • Best-in-Class Diesel Towing capable of a maximum diesel towing capability of 30,000 pounds and a Maximum GVWR of 14,000 pounds.  (Class based on 350/3500 pickups.  Determined using the latest competitive information.)
  • Best-in-Class Payload of 7,390 pounds when equipped with the 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel engine.  This engine choice also gives buyers access to a Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 14,000 pounds; Best-in-Class Diesel 15,000-mile oil change intervals; and Best-in-Class Diesel 865 lb-ft of torque. (Class based on 350/3500 pickups.  Determined using the latest competitive information.)
  • Best-in-Class Diesel Torque.  (Class based on 350/3500 pickups.  Determined using the latest competitive information.)

Get into All-Star Dodge Ram dealership near Saint Charles to take the entire Ram Heavy Duty truck lineup for a test drive today!

2015 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Honored With Gold Hitch Award

Close up champion golden trophyOn April 8th, it was announced that the 2015 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty equipped with the 6.7-liter Cummins honored with The Fast Lane Truck’s inaugural Gold Hitch Award. The Ram 3500 was the winner in the heavy duty diesel segment thanks to it’s pulling power, braking, fuel economy, comfort, and handling when experiencing extreme towing conditions.  According to Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand, “Ram Heavy Duty trucks are equipped with a long list of exclusive features that set them ahead of the competition, including a cargo view camera, air bag suspension option and of course the hard-hitting 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel engine with best-in-class torque.  This award from TFLtruck recognizes Ram’s overall commitment to engineering and innovation leadership, which includes a four-pillar list of best-in-class titles; fuel economy at 29 mpg, torque at 865 lb.-ft., payload at 7,390 pounds and towing at 30,000 pounds.”

In order to evaluate the contenders, the editors at The Fast Lane Truck tested eligible trucks on the Eisenhower Pass “Ike Gauntlet” just outside of Denver.  All trucks took the notoriously grueling climb with a 21,600-pound trailer and experienced 11,000 feet elevations with a grade that increases near the peak.  At the end of the test, the Ram 3500 was the truck that out-performed all the rest.  In addition to the test at Eisenhower Pass, all trucks were also judged overall performance without a tow load. In order to compete, trucks had to be 2015 model year or those that had not experienced significant changes for 2015.  All eligible trucks also had to be tested before March 31, 2015.

At TFLtruck, buyers can find video reviews and news related to all things trucks. In fact, TFLtruck is the most popular video review and truck test resource online with almost 2.5 million views every month.

If you are in the market for a Dodge Ram truck for sale near Ellisville, be sure to take a look at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.  The All-Star team can show you the impressive power, affordability, and features found on new Dodge Rams for sale near Ellisville today!  Simply stop by for a test drive and go home with your new truck.


Dodge Ram 3500 Towing Features Make It Superior Truck Choice!

Best ChoiceThe Dodge Ram 3500 lineup offers buyers a number of towing friendly features not found with any other automaker.  Today, the team at All-Star’s Town & Country area Dodge Ram dealership introduces you to just some of the features that make a Ram 3500 perfect for towing!

  • Snow Chief Package – This package can be added to your 2015 Ram 3500 4×4 purchase starting at just $490 MSRP.  With this purchase you will receive the following add-on’s: Transfer Case Skid Plate, 220-Amp Alternator (180-Amp with 5.7L Engine); Clearance Lamp; Aux I/P Switches; 18-inch On-/Off-Road Tires (20-inch available on Laramie Limited).
  • 50 KSI Hydroformed Steel Frame
  • Three-Link Front Suspension
  • Separate Auxiliary Leave included on Dual Rear Wheel models.
  • Class-Exclusive available Rear Air Suspension
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 Enginew with Variable Valve Timing that offers 383 horsepower, 440 pound-feet of torque, 13,900 maximum towing capacity, and a maximum payload of 4,580 pounds.
  • 6.4L HEMI V8 Engine with Fuel Saver Technology that offers 410 horsepower, 429 pound-feet of torque, 16,520 maximum towing capacity, and a maximum payload of 7,390 pounds.
  • 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine that offers 385 horsepower, Best-in-Class 865 pound-feet of torque, Best-in-Class 30,000 maximum towing capacity, a maximum payload of 6,720 pounds, maximum gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 pounds, a Best-in-Class 15,000-mile oil change interval, and class-exclusive smart diesel exhaust brake.
  • Three transmission choices that include the  available 68RFE six-speed automatic transmission,  class-exclusive available G56 six-speed manual transmission, and available AISIN AS66RC six-speed auto transmission.
  • Other standard and available features like Trailer Harness Connector, Heavy-Duty Hooks, Class-Exclusive Available Ram Active Air Intake, Available Tow/Haul Mode Select, and Upfitter Interface Module.

It’s easy to see that Ram 3500 buyers are sure to be pleased by the diversity of choices they will have when making their Town & Country area Dodge Ram purchase! Don’t wait any longer to get the capability you need to get your work done right.  Contact the All-Star team about a Ram 3500 purchase today!

25 Years of Ram & Cummins!

New Ram Dealer St Louis InventoryThis year marks the 25th year of Ram and Cummins commitment to providing class-leading capability.  When the legacy began in 1989, the Dodge Ram 3500 paired with the 5.9-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine produced 160 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque.  Today, the Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups and Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks paired with the available 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel delivers up to 385 horsepower and 850 lb.-ft. of torque.  This is more than any competitor and gives the 2014 Heavy Duty and Chassis cab truck lines best-in-class distinction with the number one reason for purchase being capability.

According to Reid Bigland, President and CEO — Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC, “Ram and Cummins are names synonymous with power, quality and durability. We’ve enjoyed a successful relationship and remained leaders in the diesel pickup market for 25 years.  The numbers don’t lie. Backed by a Cummins engine, our Ram Heavy Duty is King of the Hill with 30,000 lbs. of towing capacity – three tons more than the closest competitor and our flagship Chassis Cab trucks hit Gross Combined Weight Ratings of up to 37,500 lbs.”

Other Noteworthy Facts Include:

  • On Ram Heavy Duty Trucks, the Cummins engine holds an 85 percent take rate.
  • Since 1989, the Ram Heavy Duty with Cummins engine, when compared to any other manufacturer, has held the most best-in-in-class ratings.
  • When compared to other automakers, there are more Cummins B-series million mile club members.
  • The Cummins’ 6.7-liter features a cast iron head, the largest bore and stroke, and 30-40 percent fewer moving components.

Visit All-Star Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep to take a look at your favorite Ram and Cummins models today!  All-Star is the leading new Ram dealer St. Louis and we know our service will leave you fully satisfied.  Thank you for your interest in All-Star!

Set to Debut at the Geneva International Auto Show – The All-New 2014 Jeep Cherokee Diesel

Clayton Area Jeep Dealer InventoryAt the 84th Annual Geneva International Auto Show, the European market will get it’s first look at the all-new Jeep Cherokee.  The show is set to take place on March 4th and will feature the new 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine Cherokee with the new nine-speed automatic transmission.

European buyers will have the ability to choose from two versions of the new turbo diesel including:

  • The 170 horsepower, 2.0-liter engine with nine-speed automatic transmission OR
  • The 140 horsepower, 2.0-liter engine with six-speed manual transmission.

With both versions, buyers get the benefits of added fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions thanks to ‘Stop/Start’ technology.

Buyers in Europe will additionally have the option of a 3.2-liter V-6 Pentastar petrol engine with the new nine-speed automatic that produces 272 horsepower and 232 foot-pounds of torque.  Those in Russia and the Middle East will have yet another offering featuring the 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir I-4 petrol engine.

Other features that will be available in these markets include: the choice of three trim levels including the Longitude, Limited, and Trailhawk; the choice of three four wheel drive systems; heated/ventilated/memory adjustable seats; TFT 7-inch full-color reconfigurable instrument cluster; leather-wrapped/three-spoke steering wheel with remote audio/voice/speed controls; seven airbags including front seats multistage air bags, side bags, window bags, driver side knee air bag; ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with ERM (rollover mitigation); plus ABS (anti-lock brake system) with both on-road and off-road calibration.

European buyers can expect the Cherokee to be available in their market starting the second quarter of 2014.  During the first two months of sales in the United Stated more than 29,000 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUVs were sold!

Visit your new Jeep dealer St Louis, All-Star Dodge to take a look at the 2014 Jeep Cherokee today!

History of Jeep Grand Cherokee’s Global Appeal

interior of jeep grand cherokeeAll Star Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep Dealer near Wood River knows that the appeal of the flagship vehicle, the Jeep Grand Cherokee goes back to 1992.  Today the Jeep Grand Cherokee continues to attract global appeal with all new features and amenities in the SUV segment.

Jeep Cherokee will also continue to set the off road benchmark across the globe-sold in 100 different countries.

“The first-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee began sales nearly two decades ago, creating a new benchmark for premium SUVs worldwide. Two years after the start of production, the Grand Cherokee was produced for Europe and other markets outside North America at the Magna Steyr manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria. Innovations such as three available four-wheel-drive systems and the world’s first standard driver-side air bag made this vehicle unique, and it offered a new level of comfort and handling. A 2.5-liter turbo diesel engine in 1995 and right-hand drive in 1996 helped build the vehicles success,” says Chrysler News.

The 2nd generation Jeep Grand Cherokee was launched in 1999, with all new features such as the class leading Quadra-Drive 4WD system as well as a new 3.1 liter turbo diesel engine.  The 3rd generation Grand Cherokee was launched in 2005 with an all new 4WD system, a 3.0 liter turbocharged engine and a 5.7 liter V8 engine available for the first time in a Jeep model.  The V8 had a fuel saving feature called the Multi-displacement feature.  The SRT8 model was a 6.1 liter HEMI engine which was launched in 2006.

Jeep Grand Cherokee led Jeep in 2009 brand sales outside of the U.S. being a top seller for the Jeep brand and the 2nd best seller for Chrysler Group’s international market. All in all over 4.2 million Grand Cherokee models have sold worldwide since its initial introduction.

Engine Options Offered in the 2014 RAM 1500

new Dodge Ram St. Louis in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer, home of a wide selection of new Dodge Ram 1500 O’Fallon is pleased to announce that the new 2014 Ram 1500 is still on the map when it comes to defining the half ton full size pickup class.  Now Ram is offering an all-new “exclusive small displacement turbo diesel engine that delivers a best-in-class combination of torque and fuel efficiency,” says Chrysler News.

The new Eco Diesel 3.0 liter engine is a turbocharged dual overhead camshaft 24 valve V6 engine producing 240 HP and 420 lb. /ft. of torque while delivering better fuel economy than its combustion engine half ton counterpart.

The Ram 1500 Eco Diesel V6 engine (just like the V6 and 5.7 Hemi Pentastar) will be mated with a TorqueFlite 8-the only 8 speed automatic transmission available in the ½ ton pickup truck class.

Eco Diesel is, according to Chrysler News; “one of the most advanced diesel engines in the marketplace. Equipped with a diesel oxidation catalyst, diesel particulate filter, and selective catalytic reduction, it will be emissions-compliant in all 50 states.”

The new 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 engine was deemed one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines three consecutive years.  The advanced technology in the engine includes variable variable-valve timing which delivers 269 HP and 269 lb. /ft. of torque while at the same time offering best in class fuel economy.

The next trim level-the Pentastar V6 engine offer an extra 42 percent HP and 13 percent more torque while delivering 20 percent better fuel economy than the 3.7 liter standard engine. The Dodge Hemi V8 engine has fuel saving features and delivers 395 horsepower and 410 lb. /ft. of torque.

“When the 2014 Ram 1500 full-size pickup arrives in retail outlets the fourth quarter of calendar year 2013, it will establish what is unmistakably the most advanced and efficient powertrain portfolio in the light-duty category, as evidenced by;”

  • Exclusive offering of a small-displacement turbo diesel engine (Eco Diesel V-6)
  • Exclusive offering of an eight-speed automatic transmission (8HP45 with Pentastar V-6,
  • 8HP70 with HEMI V-8 and Eco Diesel V-6)
  • Unsurpassed torque
  • Best-in-Class V-6 gasoline engine fuel efficiency
  • Best-in-Class combination of power and fuel efficiency in a V-8 engine
  • Only manufacturer in light-duty class to offer diesel, gasoline, and flex-fuel

Used Dodge RAM Heavy Duty Truck

Dodge Ram HD in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer home of a wide selection of new and used Dodge RAM trucks in Saint Louis MO  knows that if you are in the market for a heavy duty pickup truck with best in class towing and hauling capacity and a smooth ride, the Dodge RAM 2500 is the perfect choice.

The 2010 Dodge Ram HD 2500 (3/4 ton) and 3500(1ton) models have both been designed to work as According to reviewers, “Heavy-duty pickups are the sumo wrestlers of the truck world. They’re big, tough and steadfast, ready for anything you can ask of them, including pulling a trailer that is more than twice as heavy as the truck itself. But some big trucks, such as the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Laramie Mega Cab 4X4 with the Cummins 6.7-liter turbo diesel engine, are equipped more like an upscale car than a work truck.”

Auto reviewers say that the Dodge RAM HD trucks are impressive in its towing and hauling capacity and powerful engines. Features offered on the Dodge RAM HD include; on an exhaust brake that helps slow the Ram HD down without using the brakes.  This feature keeps the brakes from wearing out and prevents brake fade. Automotive reviewers say the cabin of the Dodge RAM HD is very comfortable and the RAM HD features some of the most comfortable seats in its class.  The used 2010 Dodge RAM offers many great optional features such as a hard-drive music storage system as well as under-floor storage-great for storing tools, and other gear.

In 2010 the Dodge Ram 2500 HD and 3500 HD were revamped with changes such as a new exterior, retooled suspension, and all new interior cabin materials. The 2500 Dodge RAM HD has a V8 HEMI engine.  IN the 2500 RAM HD, there is an optional diesel engine and the 3500 HD has a standard diesel engine.

To test drive a used Dodge RAM, visit us today at All Star Dodge Dealership in St. Louis MO.