Keep it Current with the Capable Chevy Cruze

2016 Chevy Cruze at Les Stanford ChevroletRedesigned for the 2016 model year, the Chevrolet Cruze is destined to stand out in a class where style is synonymous with mediocrity.

The Cruze’s redesign combines efficiency with sportiness. This design keeps aerodynamics and fluidity in mind, allowing the Cruze to achieve an economical 42 MPG HWY and turn heads on the streets.

Underneath the hood is an all-new 1.4L turbo engine standard across all Cruze models. This efficient engine unleashes 153 horsepower to get you to your destination with time to spare, and without emptying your pockets at the pump.

Functionality and comfort ooze from the Chevy Cruze with available heated seats and steering wheel, 60/40 rear-folding seats, and a cabin designed to keep unwanted sound out.

Loaded with features, the Chevrolet Cruze is no slouch in terms of content despite its compact size. A haven for technology, the Cruze comes standard with Chevrolet MyLink and a 7-inch touch-screen that places entertainment at your fingertips. A must in today’s connected world, the Cruze offers compatibility with your cell phone through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This innovative tech syncs your car with your phone to create a match made in heaven, giving your touch-screen display access to your phone’s music, maps, podcasts, texts and more. The Cruze isn’t done, as it also offers Push-Button Start, wireless charging, and is the first car in its class to offer built-in 4G LTE WiFi.

Ready for a Cruze of your own? Get yours at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

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Escalade ESV: The King of Cadillacs

2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV at Les Stanford CadillacThe 2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV is the flagship model for Cadillac. This is a large SUV with amenities that are fit for a king. In the previous years redesign the Escalade has moved away from it’s once truck like interior to a more refined and luxurious space. It has a more modernized and sleek look. Interior features include leather heated and cooled seats, touch screen navigation, voice recognition, and much more.

If you choose to go with the higher level trim of the Escalade you will find even more features. Initially would be the upgraded entertainment system. It will provide you with an upgraded stereo system and rear seat televisions. The other upgrades included in the higher trim level are the safety features. In particular would be a lane-departure intervention system. This system will warn the driver in case of an accidental lane change. So if safety is on your mind be sure to upgrade.

If luxury amenities are not your priority, be sure to check out these other features. The Escalade ESV features three rows of seating to carry the whole crew. And behind the third row you will find a large cargo area to keep all your things. If that is not enough, the V8 with 400 plus horsepower gives you a tow rating of 8,300 pounds. This means you have enough power and space to get you and anything you need anywhere, all while in the lap of luxury.

Check out the Escalade ESV for yourself at Les Stanford Cadillac today!

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The Chevy Colorado: Motor Trend’s Truck of The Year – Twice

2016 Chevy Colorado at Les Stanford ChevroletThe 2016 Chevy Colorado has a model for everyone, whether looking for an off road, back roads, downtown streets or a beach trip, this truck has what it takes.  The 2016 Colorado Duramax Diesel has so much to offer it has won The Motor Trend Truck of The Year Award.  The Chevy Colorado also won that award in in 2015.

The Colorado Duramax Diesel won this year because it has so much more to offer in safety features, new technology offerings, and greater performance.  The Duramax 2.8L diesel ranks Best-In-Class with a torque of 369 lb/ft., a fuel economy of 22 mpg in city and 31mpg on highway, 181 horsepower, and a towing capacity of 7,700 lb.  The engine is a 2.8 L Diesel.

Performance is not all this vehicle is about,  it is also a “smart truck” offering powerful 4G LTE WiFi, and allows connection of up to seven other devices through any of four USB ports.  An 18-inch diagonal Chevrolet MyLink touch-screen radio is available.  There are many more features and applications available, such as OnStar, but no room to list them all.

One  important addition is the “GearOn” accessory system, which attaches to the Colorado truck bed and provides an upper layer of storage for surfboards, canoes, bikes, and other supplies – and the truck bed, using the bed divider.  There are several Special Editions of the Colorado.  Check all of them out at Les Stanford Chevrolet.

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Corvette? You Bet!

2016 Chevy Corvette Convertible Z06 3LZ at Les Stanford ChevroletCorvette is a timeless and classic name, known by all here at home in the US and even to those around the world. This car has always oozed sex appeal and has gone the extra mile to be any driver’s dream.

This newest model, the Corvette Z06 3L, is sure to turn heads — and that is just from a first glance alone. From a distance you can see that it still has that timeless Corvette look, with an aggressive front end and a high and wide rear end that we all know and love. With the 2016 Z06 3L model of the Corvette, you see that the front end is nose-to-the-pavement and looking eager to bite the road. On that front end, Corvette has made some major improvements, with a carbon fiber hood and functioning vent to keep that monster engine cool and running to perfection.

The 2016 Corvette Z06 3L  begs to hit the track with its 6.2L V8 motor running with up to 650 horsepower under that beautiful vented hood. Whether you are turning heads in your hometown or turning corners on a track, you can set the pace with the 7 speed manual transmission.

So you see, whether you are wanting a car for the joy of a roaring engine and masterful performance, or you want it for its attention to detail and the comfort of the ride — the 2016 Corvette Z06 3L has got it all. Visit Les Stanford Chevrolet, America’s Corvette King, to see for yourself!

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See The Cadillac CT6

2016 Cadillac CT6 at Les Stanford CadillacThe 2016 Cadillac CT6 (or Cadillac Touring 6) is a four-door luxury sedan.  The full-size automobile debuted at last year’s New York International Auto Show and first hit the market earlier this year.  The Cadillac CT6 is also the first new vehicle to be released under the “revised naming” plan of Johan De Nysschen, the president of Cadillac.

The car is reported to be the first Cadillac to have rear-wheel drive since the discontinuation of the Fleetwood in 1996.  It comes complete with an eight-speed automatic drive and a two liter, 265-horsepower eight-speed automatic drive.  (A 4.2 liter V8 engine is also available.)

The critics state the lightweight chassis and adaptive suspension make driving this Cadillac “surprisingly fun”.  They praise it as being the most tech-forward Cadillac yet and also note the Bose Panaray audio system and its immersive sound.  They also favor a number of features and aspects of the vehicle.

Their list of additional good points includes: the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay,  the HDMI-sourced rear seat entertainment system, OnStar 4G LTE with Onboard WiFi and the rear camera mirror. Favored options include the adaptive cruise control, sunroof and 34-speaker stereo.

Critics also note that while the high-tech features and styling are noteworthy, they salute the designers for avoiding the more “typical” Cadillac aspects in order to more effectively compete with their European competition.

Overall, the 2016 Cadillac CT6 left a significant first impression in what they call a ”highly contested class.” Check it out for yourself at Les Stanford Cadillac.

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The Chevrolet Trax Offers a Lot

2016 Chevy Trax at Les Stanford ChevroletThe 2016 Chevrolet Trax offers a driver performance, user friendly technology, and a safe subcompact Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).  This smaller size SUV works well in tight city driving, and when one is looking to maneuver into a tight parking area.  The Trax comes standard with a front wheel drive, handles curves, and has strong brakes.  The Trax delivers 26 miles per gallon in the city, and 34 miles per gallon on the highway.  The interior is roomy, user friendly, and has a lot of space for cargo.  There is plenty of leg and head room, and the driver can easily cover their blind spot since the front pillars are narrow.  The dashboard is simple to use which includes audio and infotainment functions all controlled by a seven-inch touchscreen.

The infotainment functions work with the driver’s smart phone navigation system so one can figure out their destination, and follow via a map from the phone on the touch screen.  There is 48.4 cubic feet of cargo space available, and the driver can fold down the passenger front seat to aid in transporting longer packages.  Options come in the base LS model, LT, and top of the line LTZ.  The Trax has excellent safety rating including a five star rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  The five seat Trax comes with a 1.4 liter four cylinder engine, six speed automatic transmission, and a rearview mirror to assist in backing.

Ready for a Trax of your own? Head to Les Stanford Chevrolet!

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Compact Luxury Defined: Cadillac’s ATS

2016 Cadillac ATS Sedan at Les Stanford CadillacOwning a luxury car is great, but often it means having to purchase a vehicle with a large body that can make urban parking a little tricky. Cadillac has an answer to that with the compact yet luxurious ATS sedan.

The ATS is designed off of the General Motors Alpha platform, a versatile and compact blueprint for sedans. Powered by a 2.5 liter, four cylinder engine, this car produces a respectable 202 horsepower. If that doesn’t quite do it for you, then just opt for the turbo charged version and up it to 272 horsepower. A six speed automatic transmission is standard, and meets the same performance standards that you’d expect from Cadillac.

Compact luxury cars don’t have cramped with two doors and impractical for anybody with more than one friend needing a ride. The ATS offers the four doors and five passenger capacity that sedan owners expect, albeit with elements of luxury that will please any rider. The interior boasts smooth leather upholstery, shiny wood grain trims, and an obviously detailed design that required a great deal of forethought. Keyless entry, Bose premium audio, and high-tech options like wireless charging and rear vision camera bring the ATS to the same level of standard that you’d expect from Cadillac, except in a size that makes city driving and parallel parking at the movies a breeze.

Ready for an ATS all your own? Visit Les Stanford Cadillac!

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The 2016 Chevrolet Impala: Worth A Second Look

2016 Chevy Impala at Les Stanford ChevroletThe 2017s are coming but don’t let the “new model hype” fool you.  There are plenty of 2016 models that are worth a second look.  According to some online sources, the 2016 Chevrolet Impala is definitely one of them.

The Chevy Impala is a full-size sedan that seats up to five people.  It is in direct competition with the Chrysler 300, the Ford Taurus and the Toyota Avalon.  The vehicle has a standard fuel-conserving, “stop-start technology”, four-cylinder engine and is also available with a V6 that can operate on compressed natural gas or gasoline.

Unlike earlier models the 2016 model has new options.  One can purchase the Apple CarPlay integration as well as the wireless smartphone-charging capability.  For those who enjoy the dark, there is also a “Midnight Edition” for both the V6-driven LT and LTZ trim levels that includes a jet black interior as well.

Online critics praise the handling, interior quality and quietness, the large trunk, the ride quality, the spacious backseat and the different places to store things.  They also note a list of noteworthy standard features including Bluetooth connectivity, the OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity and the WiFi hot spot.  Some popular available options include dual-zone automatic air conditioning, the Chevrolet MyLink entertainment system with 8-inch touch-screen, the backup camera, the remote start system, the navigation system and the power moon-roof.

Overall, the 2016 Chevrolet Impala is a popular, “five-seater” sedan that combines technology with style. Get behind the wheel of one of your own at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

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A Luxurious Beast: Cadillac’s XTS

2016 Cadillac XTS at Les Stanford CadillacWith a 3.6 liter V6 engine generating over 300 horsepower, the Cadillac XTS is more than just a comfortable ride: it’s a beast.

Based on an enlarged version of the Epsilon II platform, the XTS is roomy but not bulky or boxy. It’s interior design is an immaculate and high-tech environment that will impress any passenger. Features like beautifully-stitched leather upholstery, dual zone air conditioning, eight-way power front seats, cruise control, keyless entry, and parking assist are all sure to make driving the XTS a pleasure.

Safety is a paramount aspect of the vehicle’s design, with important features such as ABS, stability control, airbags galore (including knee airbags!), and a tire pressure sensor. And even though the vehicle hosts the powerful engine mentioned earlier, gas mileage is still an impressive 17 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway.

This six-speed automatic with optional turbocharger is encased in a beautifully designed frame and body. With the wide, sleek design that Cadillac is known for, the XTS instantly gives off that luxury vibe and has the features to back it up. That chrome grill with the Cadillac symbol on the XTS honors the high demand for perfection that the brand is known for.

Tradition is carried on with this stunning model that offers performance and luxury in one package. Get yours at Les Stanford Cadillac!

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Equinox? More like Equin-rocks!

2016 Chevy Equinox at Les Stanford ChevroletThe award-winning 2016 Chevy Equinox is a brilliant piece of automotive excellence. With 32 MPG fuel efficiency and 0 to 60 in 6.7 seconds, it is not only quick, but economical too. This is a powerful monster that can pack a 3.6L V6 engine with a best-in-class 301 horsepower capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds.

The Equinox is unmatched with its superior comfort, leg-room, and versatility. In addition, the new Chevy Equinox is packed full of technology. From OnStar RemoteLink to 4G LTE WiFi, the Equinox is on the bleeding edge of technology. The 7-in diagonal color touch screen is your portal to controlling the technology.

If safety is a concern, stop your worrying; because the Equinox has your back. Named a top safety pick of 2016, the Equinox is equipped with OnStar automatic crash response, 6 standard airbags, and and multiple automatic alert systems.

So it’s fast, fuel efficient, and safe… but what if you have a lot of stuff? Well this modern marvel is equipped with the the Multi-Flex! The rear seat slides both forwards and backwards providing up to 63.7 cubic feet of cargo space! Groceries, school supplies, camping gear? All of it can fit. No longer will you have to worry about fitting everything inside your vehicle.

Taking all of this into consideration, it’s obvious why the Equinox was rated “Most Dependable Compact SUV” and awarded “Highest Initial Quality” two years in a row. Check it out for yourself at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

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