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It’s a Jeep Thing

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Ladue

We have all heard the saying, “It’s a Jeep thing, you would’t understand.” We think that that phrase is a bit outdated, especially when you look at the Jeep Grand Cherokee that you can get at All Star Jeep Dealer Ladue. This Jeep model possess all of the power of an off-road Jeep, like the Wrangler, that we may not understand, but it also has loads of luxury and class both in the interior and exterior, and we think that everyone can understand that! Let’s take a brief at the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a big step away from the “It’s a Jeep thing, you wouldn’t understand” crowd –- it’s comfortable, it’s quiet and it’s stylish. You’ve probably seen your fair share of these if you live in a suburb or while picking your kids up from soccer practice, and there’s a reason: It does everything, and the Summit trim level does it with acres of leather and wood inside. The spacious rear passenger area is more than capable of hauling adults as comfortably as children, and the cargo area should be able to store all the generic athletic equipment or luggage thrown your way.

“The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 churns out a healthy 295 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. That power is then sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission that doesn’t shudder, jerk or do anything unexpected. Stepping up to a V8-powered Grand Cherokee will net you a better exhaust note and bragging rights, but power delivery is more than fine with the V6 under the hood. Automatic stop/start is standard, but it’s defeatable by pushing a button on the center stack.”-autoweek.com

Take a look at the Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star today!

 

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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.)

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Ram 3500 Top in Class Performance!

Ram 3500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville

We are so pumped for the 2018 model year! FCA has decided to make some wonderful changes to a lot of the vehicles including the Ram 3500 that will soon be available at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville. We are anxiously  awaiting the Ram 3500’s arrival because it has been named top in its class for performance – let’s talk about why and how the Ram 3500 got this award.

The 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup has received upgrades that put it at the top of its class when it comes to torque and towing capabilities, the company announced. A revamp to the optional 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel engine pushes output to a segment-best 930 lb-ft of peak torque, 30 more than in 2017. To fully leverage that extra muscle, Ram Engineering developed a new fifth-wheel tow hitch that allows the 3500 Heavy Duty pull up to a 30,000-pound trailer.

To get the extra torque, the revised Cummins V8 now has a higher boost limit thanks to a new variable-geometry turbo unit and an increased fuel-flow rate. Ram points out these changes do not impact efficiency or durability. With a 30,000-pound capacity, the new fifth-wheel hitch will permit the Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup to haul a trailer that previously could only have been handled by a Class 4 or Class 5 truck.

“Ram maintains capability leadership by delivering the highest-ever torque rating for a pickup truck and heaviest fifth-wheel trailer towing capacity,” noted Mike Manley, head of Jeep and Ram brands for FCA. “We understand the attributes most important to our customers within the heavy-duty segment; they demand hard-working, long-lasting capability.” The 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup arrives in dealerships this month.

For more information on the Ram 3500, head to All Star Dodge Ram today!

What You Need to Know about the Challenger Hellcat

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge near Ladue

When it comes to muscle cars, the Dodge Challenger reigns supreme. We are so happy to announce the the 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is just about ready for release to be available at All Star Dodge near Ladue by the end of this year (hopefully!). Today we want to take a look at what you need to know about the new Challenger Hellcat.

Designed explicitly for drag racing, the Demon is the first street-legal production car that can lift its front wheels off the ground under hard acceleration. It has 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque. It’ll hit 60 mph in 2.3 seconds, 100 mph in 5.1 seconds and blitz the quarter-mile lights in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph.

With a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 and bodywork about as aerodynamic as the factory this car came out of, you could be forgiven for thinking SRT simply resorted to a blunt-force-trauma approach to more speed — more power.

You’d be half right, but despite resurrecting a storied ’70s nameplate, the Demon is no knuckle-dragger — there’s a truly surprising amount of technology and production-firsts at work here. Dodge has found ways to make just about every old-school drag-racer performance trick reliable enough to slip into a production car and still slap a warranty on it.

“The SRT Demon is the first factory-production car available with a specially-calibrated engine control computer to take advantage of 100 plus octane race gas. It’s the first production car equipped with a transbrake, which locks the transmission so that drag racers don’t have to worry about standing on the brakes to prevent creeping through the timing lights when dialing up the RPMs at the starting line — you just tug the steering wheel paddles to launch.”-cnet.com

For more information on the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, head to All Star!

 

So Many Options with the Ram 2500

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale

The Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale is a top performing pick up truck that is so incredibly diverse in its different trims options, that you are sure to find one that will suit how you drive and your driving lifestyle. Today we want to talk a little bit about some of the top trim levels on the Ram 2500.

The Big Horn  adds 18-inch alloy wheels, a limited-slip rear differential, chrome grille slats, foglights, remote ignition, a 115-volt power outlet, a 10-way power driver seat (with power lumbar adjustment), premium cloth upholstery, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.

The Laramie builds off the Big Horn /Lone Star and adds a standard 6.4-liter V8, two-tone paint, more chrome trim (including the bumpers), projector headlights, LED taillights, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, driver-seat memory settings, a six-way power front passenger seat (with power lumbar adjustment), heated and ventilated front bucket seats, a heated steering wheel and a 10-speaker surround-sound audio system. The limited-slip differential is dropped as standard equipment but is available as an option.

“The Laramie Longhorn adds to the Laramie’s substantial features list by including a chrome mesh grille, cream-colored bumpers, running boards, a spray-in bedliner, remote ignition, a full center console, upgraded leather upholstery, wood interior and steering wheel trim, power-adjustable pedals (with memory settings), heated rear seats, a navigation system and HD radio.”-edmunds.com

There are quite a few other trims that we suggest that you look at – Dodge Ram has them all! There is even a off-road themed trim, known as the Power Wagon. Take a test drive of one of the amazing Ram 2500 trims today at All Star!

 

You Get More When You Get a Chrysler 300

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near Chesterfield

If you want to get a great sedan that comes with so many different wonderful features, you need to get the Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near Chesterfield. This sedan has so much to offer, even when starting with the base model. Today we want to take a look at just how much you get on the base level Chrysler 300.

When you go with the base 300 Limited, there is a lot of standard equipment. You get features such as heated mirrors, a rearview camera, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated power front seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. On the inside, tech features that are standard include an 8.4-inch touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, and a six-speaker sound system with two USB ports and HD and satellite radio.

If you’re performance-minded, an upgrade to get for the base 300 Limited (or any 300, really) is the 5.7-liter V8 (363 hp and 394 lb-ft) with the eight-speed automatic. The V8 gives the car better acceleration, and with a car this big, that’s important. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional.

“Along the same line of thought, the sporty 300S comes with 20-inch wheels with performance tires, a sport-tuned suspension and steering calibration, LED foglights, remote start, unique blackout styling elements, sport front seats and a 10-speaker Beats Audio sound system. An optional performance suspension exclusive to the 300S features further sport tuning for the suspension and upgraded summer tires.”-edmunds.com

It is hard to believe that you get all of this with the Chrysler 300, but you do! You should get your Chrysler 300 at All Star today. Why wait to drive the best sedan when you can have it now? Let the All Star team help you!

Do You Feel The Need for SPEED???

Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge near Kirkwood

There has been a lot of talk lately about how the sequel to TOP GUN is happening and will be in theaters before we know it. If you are not satisfied with just the speed in the movies and want to experience speed for yourself, you need to get the Dodge Charger from All Star Dodge near Kirkwood. The Charger is already fast as it is, but there are some top level trims that will make it even faster – we want to take a look at those trims today.

Going with the Charger Daytona gets you the R/T’s special exterior styling elements and interior trim, a further upgraded performance suspension, forged alloy wheels, leather and simulated-suede upholstery, and the Premium Group content with the exception of navigation and BeatsAudio, which are available separately.

The R/T Scat Pack adds to the R/T a bigger V8 engine, upgraded performance brakes, a further upgraded “high-performance” suspension, the rear parking sensors, rearview camera and eight-way power front seats. Leather and simulated-suede upholstery is optional, and with it you get the heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.

The SRT 392 adds to the R/T Scat Pack an adaptive suspension, forged alloy wheels, the Daytona 392’s upgraded brakes, xenon headlamps, the blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems, all-leather upholstery, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and the Uconnect navigation system. The Technology Group is optional.

“The SRT Hellcat adds to the SRT 392 content a more powerful supercharged V8, upgraded steering and suspension tuning, and all of the above options. It reverts to the manual-adjustable steering wheel and eliminates the four-way power lumbar seating, but you can get the latter as well as the power-adjustable wheel as part of the Power Convenience Group.”-edmunds.com

For more information on the speedy Dodge Charger, head to All Star today!

Tons of Attitude in the Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Clayton

If you are looking for a great new SUV that has tons of attitude and lots of space, you need to check out the 2017 Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Clayton. The 2017 Dodge Durango has more attitude than the typical three-row crossover SUV. Its aggressive styling and brawny V8 engine set it apart, while its abundant passenger space and plentiful features mean your family will be well taken care of. If you’re ready for something different, the Durango could work out well.

We know that the Dodge Durango has been around for a while but what is new for the 2017 model year? For 2017, a new GT trim replaces the Limited, adding a monochromatic exterior with sporty flourishes, and the base SXT can be ordered with just two rows of seats. Otherwise, there are only minor feature changes, including the new Anodized Platinum package with two-tone leather upholstery for the Citadel trim.

Dodge has kept this three-row crossover fresh, most notably with a significant update for 2014 that added a satisfying eight-speed automatic transmission and a revised interior with Chrysler’s excellent 8.4-inch touchscreen. Moreover, the fundamentals have always been strong with this one, including extraordinary towing capacity, available V8 power and adult-sized space in the third row.

“The 2017 Dodge Durango is available in four trim levels: SXT, GT, Citadel and R/T. Seven-passenger seating is standard, while second-row captain’s chairs that reduce capacity to six are optional. Note that the base SXT can be specified with just two rows of seats for 2017, while the other trims are three-row only.”-edmunds.com

For more information on the Dodge Durango please stop by the All Star Dodge and talk with a member of the team. They would love to help you get behind the wheel of this powerful SUV today!

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What’s New on the 2017 Chrysler 300

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near Ladue

The Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near Ladue is a top sedan in its class. For the 2017 model year there was a few changes that we think are really spectacular – let’s take a look at look at the changes.

“Some of the highlights that might be the defining moment for the 300 sedan include an available all-wheel-drive, lots of standard features, satisfying technology and audio systems, upscale cabin, an exceptional quiet and supple ride, and a strong V8 power.”-newcarsreleasedates.com

Some of the novelties include unique commemorative touches, an upgraded suspension system, a few enhancements including but not limited to Siri Eyes Free, and tons of safety features available on a single package dubbed SafetyTec Plus.

Its combination of attitude and luxury helps overshadow the many large sedans already in the market. Indeed, we can reminisce its debut ten years ago and how it received the attention of its uniqueness and sophistication. Also for 2017, the 300 stays true to its roots but is now a bit subtle and refined.

Others might argue that some of its appeal comes from the available RWD platform and its V6 and V8 power offerings. But still, there is something vaguely imposing about this widely celebrated all-American sedan.

The full-size sedan comes in a walloping four trims: base 300 Limited, mid-trims 300S and 300C, and the top-of-the-line 2017 Chrysler 300 300C Platinum.

Standard features and equipment available on the base 2017 Chrysler 300 Limited include Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, an 8.4” touchscreen interface, automatic climate control, a USB port, voice controls, satellite radio, Siri Eyes Free, premium sound system, heated 8-way power front seats, keyless ignition and entry, a 60/40-splt folding rear setbacks, Wi-Fi hotspot, cruise control, daytime running lights, 17” alloy wheels, heated mirrors, optional 19” wheels, and leather upholstery. (This information was compiled from newscarsreleasedates.com and chrysler.com.)

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