Spark Some Interest, And Some Serious Torque

2014 spark at les stanford chevroletThe 2014 Chevy Spark has some serious horsepower. The 105kW and 400 lb-ft torque enables the Spark EV to go from 0 to 60 in less than eight seconds, not bad for an electric hybrid. This is not just another boring eco friendly car. The 21 kW lithium-ion battery pack can travel 82 miles before it needs charged, great news for those with longer commutes. The power transplant is positioned lower in the chassis to the rear of the vehicle so it takes up less cargo space and gives better weight distribution.

The standard four-passenger interior is clean and simple. The standard package includes power windows, air conditioning, and a basic radio. For a little more a Spark purchaser can add many more conveniences. This hatch back is sleek and modern with loads of standard and available features. Automatic headlights, 15-inch alloy wheels, folding rear seats and adjusting steering wheel all come in the standard LS model.
The Spark boasts a four-star safety rating. Safety features include, four-wheel antilock breaking system, hill hold assist, stability traction control and it is full of air bags. There are bags in the front, rear and side for ultimate crash protection.

General Motors is raising the bar for compact, fuel efficient, eco-friendly cars. The Spark will continue to develop into one of the best hybrids.  Check it out for yourself at Les Stanford Chevrolet today!

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The 2014 Cadillac Escalade is Practical Luxury

2014 escalade at les stanford cadillacThe standard features on the base model 2014 Escalade Luxury Edition is what an upscale full size sport utility vehicle is all about.  Things like magnetic ride control suspension, remote start capability, a power sunroof, blind zone alert, a heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, rear view camera and 22-inch spoked aluminum wheels makes going cross town or cross country about as good as it gets.  If a cross country trip is called for, there’s plenty of room for passengers and ample storage space for luggage and other take along items.  When the third row seating is removed, there are almost 109 square feet of space just waiting to be filled up in the storage area.

The Escalade‘s interior is a sleek combination of leather with brushed aluminum and burl wood trim. The touchscreen control panel is very functional and easy to see from the driver and front passenger seats.  The tachometer, speedometer and gauge displays are well lit for enhanced driver visibility.

The beefy 6.2L flex fuel V8 generates 403 horsepower and 417 pound feet of torque for the Escalade.  It also generates a noticeably powerful sounding baritone exhaust note as well.  The six speed automatic transmission has a towing capacity of 8300 pounds through its two wheel drive system.  The estimated fuel economy is 14 miles per gallon for city driving and 18 for the highway

All in all, the 2014 Escalade is a great investment for the discerning driver.  Test drive one today at Les Stanford Cadillac!

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Cruising in a New Chevy Cruze

2014 Chevy Cruze at Les Stanford ChevroletThe 2014 Cruze is Chevrolet’s flagship compact sedan. It has a solid feel and handles rather nicely with a controlled firm ride. The engine comes in two sizes: a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and a highly refined 1.4-liter up-level turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Both have an impressive 27 mpg over all with the Cruze-eco trim. The Cruze has the best mpg over any other car in its class.

 The cabin has a well finished environment that is comfortably roomy. The noise level is very acceptable as it is well insulated from outside noise. The new 2014 diesel version received an overall 33 mpg.

The Chevy Cruze goes above and beyond the average compact car having such a stylist exterior, one can easily get a sense of the incredible interior. The cruze redefines efficiency, safety and advanced technology. The Cruze is the first car in its class with a standard 10 airbags which helped give the Cruze an overall 5-star rating from the NHTSA.

Chevy didn’t stop with efficiency and safety; it also has more cargo space, connectivity, technology and more options like the Cruze-eco and the Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel.

With all these groundbreaking features, the most impressive feature of all is that all this is packed into the Cruze and yet there is plenty of room for a comfortable ride. But the best part is the friendly service that comes with the Cruze at Les Stanford Chevrolet.

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The Stylish ATS 2014 Gets High Consumer Ratings

2014 ATS at Les Stanford CadillacThe 2014 ATS is one of the more popular Cadillac automobiles on the market today, with a high consumer rating of four-and-a-half stars.  It is stylish and technologically advanced.  Its features include a Bluetooth capability, heated seats and an on-board navigation system.  It has a lot of advanced state-of-the-art features and benefits, for the money.

The 2014 ATS features 22 miles per gallon for city driving and 33 miles per gallon for highway.  Its engine type is gasoline, and the automobile can easily seat five passengers.  It comes with a 6-speed shift, automatic transmission or a 6-speed automatic option.  The cylinders are an in line four version, with a rear wheel drive.

A standard ATS  can be purchased with a 2.5 liter, 4-cylinder gasoline engine.  Interior features can be upgraded to include a touchscreen navigation, stereo radio system and rear view cameras.  Standard shock absorbers soak up road bumps smoothly, through its variable dampers and hiPer struts.

The interior is surprisingly roomy and comfortable for five people.  There is ample leg and shoulder room.  The interior seats are hand-stitched leather and feature adjustable lumbar and thigh support for drivers and passengers, alike.  Its drive steering has wheel paddles, that engage an economical and road-feel driving experience.

The 2014 ATS Cadillac is stylish, with a sleek aerodynamic look and feel.  The highway and in town drives are each smooth and easily maneuverable.  Check it out for yourself with a test drive at Les Stanford Cadillac.

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The Chevy Sonic Stands Out From the Crowd

2014 Chevy Sonic at Les Stanford ChevroletAn exciting automobile in the subcompact car group is the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic.  

With its high crash test scores and options for advanced safety features such as lane-departure and forward collision alerts, the Sonic is one of a kind in its class.  Ten airbags are standard for the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic.  Also standard in the safety arsenal are antilock brakes, OnStar, automatic headlights, and stability control.

The Sonic has a spacious cabin with plenty of leg room.  Its interior is described as functional without the clutter found in other vehicles in its class.  Two models are available – the five door hatchback and the four door sedan.  They are similar in cabin space, but the sedan has more cargo room.  

Transmissions range from the five-speed manual to the fuel efficient turbo charged six-speed manual to the six-speed automatic.  A powerful turbocharged option boasts up to forty miles to the gallon on the highway. A 138 horsepower 1.8 liter inline four cylinder engine makes for brisk acceleration. The nimble 2014 Sonic can go from zero to sixty miles per hour in 8.4 seconds.  Drivers can expect nice handling with responsive steering and a quiet cabin.  Finally, the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic is built on a front wheel drivetrain.

The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic ranks high with automobile experts in its class.  Get a feel for why with a test drive at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

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Cruise in Comfort and Luxury in the Cadillac SRX

2014 SRX Crossover at Les Stanford CadillacThe Cadillac SRX continues to bring the latest in luxury to world of SUVs. This car features great entertainment features and has all of the best safety features.

The SRX features a Bose 8-speaker system so you can rock out while you drive the kids to soccer practice or go on vacation. Bose is one of the best in the sound business and so it makes sense that Cadillac would partner with them. This crossover SUV is also satellite radio capable so you can listen to any number of satellite stations. The system is even Bluetooth capable so that you can stream your music from any of the devices you have with you. The sound system is in the SRX is easily one of the best in the business.

The SRX also has amazing safety features. The SUV features new StabiliTrak technology, to give the SUV stability. This Electronic Stability Control System is state of the art wand will give you the smoothest ride possible. The SUV also features daytime running lights so you are never caught off guard by an animal or a pedestrian. The airbags are some of the best available as are the safety belts. The SUV also comes with OnStar which will give you access to navigation and access to crash response.

The Cadillac SRX is one of the best SUVs in the business for the busy person with a family.  Get yours at Les Stanford Cadillac!

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The 2014 Chevrolet Impala Has Plenty of Style and Performance

2014 Chevy Impala at Les Stanford ChevroletThe 2014 Chevrolet Impala is the latest iteration of a model line that dates all the way back to 1958.  The 2014 version is a distinct step up in performance and style.  The boxier shape of past Impalas have given way to a more rounded and streamlined exterior look.  As an added bonus, the potential owner can choose between 18, 19 or 20 inch wheels to complement the look of the car’s exterior profile.  The rounded front end of the car is very distinctive and exudes the impression of power and speed.

The interior is a refined combination of wood and leather.  The control knobs for the audio and climate control systems are easily accessible by the driver.  The speedometer and tachometer are both uncluttered analog style gauges that are positioned quite well to accommodate the driver’s line of sight.  The substantial feeling shifter is console mounted and leather wrapped.  The steering wheel is also leather wrapped and has alternate control features at the driver’s fingertips.

The front wheel drive Impala LT comes with a 3.6L V-6 engine that delivers a very responsive 305 horsepower for the driver.

The 2014 Impala has a wide appeal range.  It’s a great choice for those who do a lot of interstate driving as well as someone who needs a family car with more than a little stylistic flare. The handling aspect is also superb, especially for a larger sedan style car that’s made with comfort in mind.

Ready for an Impala of your own? Head to Les Stanford Chevrolet to test drive one today!

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A Stylish Vehicle With Practicality – The 2014 Cadilac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR hybrid at Les Stanford CadillacOne of the most awaited vehicles over the past five years is the 2014 Cadillac ELR. It’s both a technological and aesthetic marvel whose excitement has only increased over time. It comes with a lot of features for the money.

For instance, the ELR features a free and convenient 240-volt charging system; fully charging the car in only five hours. The powertrain consists of a primary electric engine and a secondary gasoline-powered 1.4 liter generator. On electric mode the 16.5 kWh lithium ion battery sends 157 horsepower to the front wheels; on the gas engine it adds 60 more, for a total of 217. It soaks up road bumps smoothly through its variable dampers and HiPer struts.

With a 38 MPG rating on gasoline mode and 35 MPG rating on electric mode, the ELR is also frugal. It has four driving modes – the default tour for normal driving, sport, hold, and mountain, with a combination of Alcantara, olive wood and carbon fiber inside. The 7-inch touchscreen shows navigation, radio, A/C and rear view camera systems; the electroluminescent gauges throughout are really cool!

It’s surprisingly roomy and comfortable for four; with ample leg and shoulder room. Its hand-stitched leather seats feature adjustable lumbar and thigh support. The 8-speed variable ratio automatic transmission and driving steering wheel paddles engage an economical and spirited driving experience.

To call the 2014 Cadillac ELR simply gorgeous while useful would be an understatement of great proportions.  Get behind the wheel of your ELR at Les Stanford Cadillac today!

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Striking Silverado

2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 at Les Stanford ChevroletThe iconic Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has been a top-seller for decades, and it will continue that legacy for many more.  Each year, Chevrolet caters to the wants and needs of its consumers, making the Silverado 1500 everything a buyer could ask for in a truck.  In 2014, the Silverado 1500 has been refined and revamped, and it’s taking center stage in the truck market.

The Silverado’s EcoTec3 engine with Active Fuel Management will stretch a tank of fuel further than ever before.  Averaging 22 mpg on the highway, it allows for more drivers to consider it for their everyday vehicle, rather than just a work truck that will make you cringe at the tank.   Chevrolet didn’t sacrifice power with efficiency, either.  The 2014 Silverado 1500 will impress with its 355 horsepower that will easily tow any trailer, boat, or camper through even the roughest terrain.  These impressive trucks are equipped with an on-board towing system that recognizes when a load is being attached to the truck.

Consumers asked for more and Chevrolet delivered.  Not only can the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado go anywhere and do anything, you’ll look good and be comfortable.  The redesigned grill is more boxy and broad, making the truck look macho and muscular.  Luxury was not forgotten when designing this vehicle.  The Silverado 1500 has more room than one could desire, while still driving smoothly and amazingly quiet.  The rear-seat in the crew cab can easily seat three full-sized adults comfortably.  Large buttons and knobs make it easier than ever to control all aspects of the Silverado 1500.  

This truck is great all-around and perfect for anyone. Check it out with a test drive at Les Stanford Chevrolet today!

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The Safe & Luxurious Cadillac XTS

2014 XTS at Les Stanford CadillacThe Cadillac XTS is an amazing luxury vehicle that features great safety, technology, and comfort features that make this one of the best vehicles available.

The XTS has an extensive list of safety features on the market. One of the coolest new safety features is a system that will brake the care automatically from a speed of twenty miles per hour to a stop in order to avoid hitting a pedestrian. If you live in a suburban neighborhood this feature could save the life of one of your neighbor’s children. The XTS has also received some of the highest occupant safety scores possible from U.S. agencies.

The technology available in this system is amazing. One of the coolest new options is the backseat DVD player. The screens fold out of the backs of the front seats. This new piece of technology is sure to amaze any passengers you might have.

Cadillac has put extensive effort in to make the vehicle more comfortable. The company spent a good deal of time into making sure the suspension is as well-tuned as possible. This tuning has ensured that your rides will be as smooth as possible. If you have children or loved ones who hate it when you hit a bump they will definitely notice a difference. The suspension in this car will make sure that you will have a smooth and comfortable ride.

The Cadillac XTS is one of the safest cares on the market and is comfortable and exciting to ride in.  Take yours for a spin today with a test drive at Les Stanford Cadillac!

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