The 2014 Chevy Volt: A Long-Range Hybrid Car

2014 Chevy Volt at Les Stanford ChevroletThe 2014 Chevy Volt is an excellent hybrid small car, which has 5-person seating and a hatchback door. The Volt comes with an eight air bags, satellite radio options, keyless entry, and it can be customized with a number of extras. The Volt also has electronic stability controls, electronic assisted fuel injection, and anti-lock brakes.

The 2014 Chevrolet Volt is capable of running in an electrical only configuration, and it is able to make full trips around an urban environment running on electricity. A full battery charged will allow for an estimated 38 mile range. In this configuration the Volt has no tailpipe emissions, and it is estimated that the car achieves 98 MPG if the batteries were charged off of the engine. Charging the batteries from the grid will further reduce the environmental impact, and the average Volt driver pays only $1.60 to charge their car’s battery on typical day. The Volt comes with a 1.4 liter engine that is capable of getting 35 and 40 miles per gall running solely off of the engine.

The Volt comes with a number of features to manage the battery and power system. It is possible to monitor the battery charge with the use of a simply smartphone app, and the app is also able to track crucial data about the driving habits of the car. This allows for one to better plan for trips, which allows for increased use of the battery configuration.

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The 2014 Cadillac ELR: A Luxury Gas-Electric Car

2014 Cadillac ELR hybrid at Les Stanford CadillacThe 2014 Cadillac ELR is a luxury electric can that is based loosely off of the Chevy Volt. The ELR is able to provide drivers with an exceptionally comfortable driving experience, exceptionally low fuel consumption, and it is very environmentally friendly.

The Cadillac ELR is powered off of an electric motor that is fueled by a bank of batteries. The 2014 ELR is able to travel for about 38 miles without needing the batteries to be recharged. The ELR also features a small gas powered motor that is capable of charging the batteries while the car is driving, and even when the car is parked. This means that a driver never has the worry about the batteries running. The ELR can also be charged by a home’s electrical outlet inside of 15 to 18 hours, and it can be charged by a 240V power source inside of five hours.

The 2014 ELR comes with an adjustable drive train. This means that the car can be adjusted for different kinds of road conditions with the simple flip of a switch. The ELR can be adjusted for riding on mountains, sport driving, driving long distances on highways, and even a kind of setting that is good for charging the batteries. The ELR’s computer is capable of sensing the road conditions, and then automatically selecting the configuration that is best for the car.

Feel the luxury – and the fuel savings – of the ELR for yourself. Test drive one today at Les Stanford Cadillac!

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The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray : Own the Highway

2014 Corvette Stingray at Les Stanford ChevroletThere are many people that love the look of a Corvette.  It is possibly one of the most easily recognizable vehicles on the road of all times.  This automobile masterpiece is a fine marriage of power and grace, and has been known to be so for many years.  The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is no exception.  The engineers at Chevrolet have definitely outdone themselves by not only producing an eye catching piece of vehicular art, but also one that has enough power, tight handling, and technology behind it to set it apart from all other makes in its class.

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray comes in two models, coupe and convertible, and features a powerful 6.2 liter V8 engine.  This massive power plant is accompanied by a 7 speed manual transmission. With all of the power that is under the hood of the Corvette there is little question as to if it will keep up on the highway.  This vehicle has enough horsepower for fast paced highways, steep graded hills, and even the local drag race track. As with previous Corvettes, the vehicle is rear wheel drive equipped.  Power windows and locks as well as a factory anti-theft system are a few of the many other features that are housed within the Corvette.  Air bags and other SRS components are also incorporated into the Corvette to ensure that the driver, and the occupant, are safe while they are enjoying their Corvette.

Ready for a Corvette of your own?  Get to Les Stanford Chevrolet – America’s Corvette King – today!

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Exploring The Appeal of the Chevrolet Malibu

2014 Chevy Malibu at Les Stanford ChevroletThe Malibu has continued to be one of the most stable cars from the Chevrolet family.  This is a vehicle that has changed over time to become a successful mid-sized sedan for families.

The current style of the Chevy Malibu is a bit more rounded in terms of style.  There is more of a curved style that replaces the squared look of the older models.  This vehicle is one of the most fuel efficient sedans on the road with 36 MPG for the highway miles.  The Malibu comes equipped with start/stop technology features that helps drivers save gas.  With this feature the car is designed to shut off the engine when the brakes are used without affecting other components.

The Malibu is fuel efficient, but that is not the only thing that appeals to potential buyers.  This vehicle has 10 airbags and this makes the car one of the safest sedans on the road.  It has a 5-star rating for safety features like this.  Other things like anti-lock brakes and the Blind Zone alert also make this car safer on the highway.  The Rear Cross Traffic Alert even increases safety in parking lots for drivers when they back up.

Most people that explore the features of the Chevrolet Malibu are impressed with the innovative technology features.  The Malibu has a built-in 4G LTE hot spot.  The Bluetooth feature also helps many drivers stay connected safely while they are on the road.

Ready to get behind the wheel of a Chevy Malibu? Visit Les Stanford Chevrolet for a test drive today!

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Cadillac Escalade: Luxury, Power and Safety All in One Place

2014 escalade at les stanford cadillacThis beautiful new spacious and powerful 2014 Cadillac Escalade SUV is just what the large family needs. The luxurious interior seats up to eight people. With a large variety of standard features, including surround sound audio system, tri-zone climate control, satellite radio and rear view cameras the 2014 Escalade is clearly a top choice. Optional feature include rear-seat entertainment perfect for children, power sun roof and more, as well as blind spot warning and forward collision alert making this SUV a smart safety pick.

The standard safety features included in the 2014 Cadillac Escalade are antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front seat and side airbags that cover all three rows of seats. It also comes equipped with OnStar. This covers crash notification, roadside assistance, and stolen vehicle assistance.

The 2014 Cadillac Escalade is more than just a pretty face. It includes a 6.2 liter V-8 engine that offers 403 horse power and cylinder deactivation for active fuel management. With a large 9.5 inch rear axle and electric power steering the Escalade provides a smooth, comfortable ride and quick acceleration. Also included are rear-wheel drive and six speed automatic transmission. A large towing capacity comes hand in hand with this powerful car making it a great tool for those with large toys.

With such a large variety of strong points in the 2014 Cadillac Escalade, this SUV is a perfect choice for many drivers.  Test drive yours today at Les Stanford Cadillac!

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Chevy Spark – It’s Sparking Interest

2014 spark at les stanford chevroletChevrolet is stepping into the mini car market and sparking a lot of interest with its addition. The Chevy Spark is a low cost, high mileage vehicle is a perfect for a daily commute. The 2014 version features an automatic transmission and a 39mpg gas mileage. The Spark has more interior room than most competitors, allowing four passengers to fit comfortably.

The all-electric 2014 Spark EV can travel 82 miles per charge. With a short commute, a single charge could last a few days. The 400 lb-ft of torque electric motor will jump to 60mph in less than 8 seconds. That is very fast for an all-electric car.

The gas version is small, light weight and can zip around town with 83 horsepower from its 1.2-liter engine.

In both versions of the Spark, the interior is roomy enough for four adults with more leg room in the rear. There is 11.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. The instrument panel is comparable to that of a modern motorcycle. The standard package features plastic or cloth seat covering. Upgrades to faux leather are available.

The standard features of the Chevrolet Spark are enough for most drivers. The 2014 standard Spark includes power windows, power locks, power mirrors, air conditioning, AM/FM/auxiliary radio, cruise control, 15-inch wheels and a 7-inch touch screen, command center display. The Spark safety features include OnStar, traction control and ten airbags. The Spark EV allows fast charging. It can charge to 80 percent in 20 minutes.

Think the Spark is the car for you?  Take one for a spin at Les Stanford Chevrolet today!

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The CTS, a Cadillac for the Next Generation

2014 CTS at Les Stanford CadillacThe Cadillac name has been synonymous with prestige, luxury and comfort for decades.  Now, you can add modern and high performance to that list, thanks to the CTS.  The 2014 CTS has gone through a transformation, focusing on a new level of performance and family friendly features which are putting it at the top of numerous “Best of” lists and setting the new benchmark for large luxury sedans.

The CTS comes in a variety of styles, with engines ranging from a V6 on the standard wagon to a super charged V8 on the CTS-V coupe, which boasts a six-speed manual transmission like all of the other CTS-V models.  Despite the power of the CTS engine, the interior is extraordinarily quiet, shielding you from the blare of city traffic.

Some of the standard features on the 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan are a remote starter, satellite and HD radio, Bose sound system, Bluetooth, CUE infotainment system and Onstar.

For an even more amazing and safety minded experience, most models can also be purchased with forward collision alert, a head-up display, lane departure warning, automatic parking assist, cruise control, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, and a rear view camera.

Maybe best of all, the CTS is an American made car that is as sleek as European luxury sedans and at a price that is among the most competitive in the industry.  Test drive one today at Les Stanford Cadillac!

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The 2014 Chevy Sonic: Sports Car Fun with Sub-Compact Efficiency

2014 Chevy Sonic at Les Stanford ChevroletIt’s not often that the words “sporty” and “sub-compact” can be used in the same sentence without drawing snickers and half-hidden smirks.  That all changes with the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic.

A standard 1.8L ECOTEC engine provides 138 HP and 125 lb.-ft. of torque while keeping fuel economy at an estimated 40 MPG on the highway.  While the 5 star safety rating and the availability of both sedan and hatchback versions makes this the perfect car for getting your family around town, no matter how much stuff they need to take with them.

But the Sonic isn’t just a great car for running the family around.  From its sharp front-end to motorcycle-styled taillights this car was designed to give you that sports car feel.  The Sonic RS even comes with the upgraded turbocharged 1.4L ECOTEC engine as standard along with a customized gear configuration, sports suspension, and lower sitting height to take “fun-to-drive” and make it “impossible-to-forget”.  Despite its smaller displacement, the turbocharged engine provides the same 138 HP and an additional 23 lb.-ft. of torque for a total of 148 lb.-ft.  More than enough to make this one of the most fun cars you’ll ever drive.

No matter what you’re looking for in a car the 2014 Sonic has it.  No wonder J.D. Power has made it their “Highest Ranked Vehicle Appeal” winner among sub-compacts for two years running.  After driving it, you’ll definitely agree. Take one for a spin at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

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Get to Know the New 2014 Cadillac SRX

2014 SRX Crossover at Les Stanford CadillacCadillac is one of the most popular car companies in the world. They offer coupes, sedans, and sport wagons, and one of their latest models is the 2014 Cadillac SRX.

The 2014 SRX is a crossover SUV. It has an elegant design with a number of luxury accessories. The SRX includes heated and ventilated seats, a camera at the rear of the vehicle, and HD radio. The SRX includes CUE, the Cadillac User Experience, which is an 8-inch touchscreen that has an interface for the driver to enter commands as well as read about different functions of the vehicle. Those functions include climate control, phone, navigation, and audio features.

Another interesting feature of the SRX is its rear-seat entertainment system. Screens mounted onto the back of the seats are 8 inches and they are dual-play with Blu-ray compatibility.

The exterior of the SRX is designed to match the classic, elegant style that Cadillac has become known for. Its 20-inch wheels are standard on some models, with a choice of either aluminum or chrome wheels. The SRX has a power liftgate in the rear of the vehicle. The liftgate is programmable to lift to a certain height. The Cargo Management System of the SRX is designed to help prevent cargo from moving around while the vehicle is being driven. The engine of the SRX is a 308 horsepower V6 engine, and has quick acceleration and quality fuel efficiency.

Ready for an SRX of your own? Get behind the wheel of one at Les Stanford Cadillac today!

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Cherolet Brings Horsepower And Safety With The 2014 Silverado 1500

2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 at Les Stanford ChevroletChevy has proven over the years they have one of the best performing and longest running trucks in the industry. The new Chevy Silverado 1500 has even more of the fine features found in a Silverado. Along with the impressive powertrain and bumper to bumper limited warranty, Chevrolet has the best pickup coverage in America.

But there’s much more when you buy a Chevrolet Silverado. The world class EcoTech 3 engines have direct injection,active fuel management and variable valve timing. These will bring strength, efficiency and dependability to the table.

If you want a V6 engine with plenty of torque, the EcoTech3 4.3L is a starting point. Want power, dependability, along with good fuel mileage? The 5.3L V8 EcoTech3 is the best bet. If you want horsepower and muscle, Chevy has outdone itself with 420-hp 6.2L EchoTec3 V8, which is the most powerful pickup in its class.

More important than power is the improvements to the new Silverado which mean safety features that include a 5 star rating. Chevrolet has raised the bar in safety and their full size pickups have proven this with a great score. These pickups have an overall five star rating that you can rely on.

In the world of recalls from so many different manufacturer’s, Chevrolet has risen once again to give you a great pickup with advanced features like crash avoidance technology, rear vision camera systems and lane departure warnings.

This Chevrolet 2014 Silverado 1500 is going to be hard to beat. Test drive yours today at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

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