The Top 2 Ways That the 2011 Chevrolet Volt Gives You the Control You Want

Chevy Volt at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac Dealership in Detroit MIOne of the reasons that I’m infatuated with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is because it gives me so much control. This vehicle allows me to control its basic features from afar as well as switch between driving modes.

1.) If there’s one thing that I hate about a lot of modern vehicles, it’s that they don’t give me enough control. I really like that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt has multiple driving modes. Even though this is an advanced electric vehicle, you can press a couple different buttons to go into different modes. Most of the time you’ll want to keep your Volt in Normal mode, where it can maximize efficiency and mileage. The 2011 Chevy Volt also gives you access to a Sport mode and a Mountain mode, for when you need a little more from your car. Sport mode gives you the acceleration and control you may want at times, while Mountain mode forces the Volt to keep the necessary power reserve for climbing steep roads.

2.) Another exceptional way that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt can be controlled by its owner or driver is with the MyChevrolet mobile app. This app allows you to unlock your vehicle, turn it on or off, and even activate the air conditioning. I think that this is a significant upgrade over the old fashioned remote that many car manufacturers produce for their vehicles. Just think, not only can you unlock your Volt with your phone when you approach it, you can make sure your car is locked and off from anywhere in the country.

Cadillac Escalade: What more could a person ask for?

Caddy Escalade at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac in Dearborn MI When it comes to SUVs, the 2011 Cadillac Escalade offers top-of-the-line features that accommodate both the need for safety and comfort. The Cadillac Escalade seats eight passengers comfortably and offers each passenger perks to keep entertained while driving a short distance or even a long road trip.

With the rear-seat dashboard entertainment center, the DVD has 2 two-channel wireless headphones, so parents can be at ease from the noise that would come from video games or movies. It also has a remote video game plug in. Talk about a win-win situation when it comes to the Escalade.

Other features the 2011 Cadillac Escalade has is the rearview backup camera. This handy features gives the driver the ability to see what is behind them as they are backing up. The worry of hitting something is now virtually being taken away with this safety feature. This feature is usually seen as on add on option for extra money but with Cadillac, its a standard feature with the Escalade.

Most people would tend to think that a SUV is a gas guzzler. When in fact the 2011 Cadillac Escalade has a 26-gallon fuel capacity. With in city, driving the Escalade gets 13 MPG, and on the highway, it averages about 18 MPG. That means fewer trips to the gas station because the vehicle is able to go further down the road without the worry of running out of gas quicker than originally planned.

When it comes down to picking the right SUV, the 2011 Cadillac Escalade offers the most in safety, fuel efficiency and luxury today. See for yourself – test drive one at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac! Visit us at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124!

The Chevrolet Express 2011

Chevy Express at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac in  Dearborn MIThe Chevrolet Express is a full-size passenger van that can fit at least 8 to a maximum of 15 passengers. Whether for commercial passenger or personal purposes, the Chevrolet Express delivers with its superior engine, towing and cargo performance. This passenger van is flexible and powerful enough to be used for towing or hauling purposes. Trailer hitch platform, harness and connectors allow the van to haul trailering equipment, if necessary.

Body and Engine Features

The Chevrolet Express van comes in 1500, 2500, 3500 and 3500 EXT models. All four are available only in Rear Wheel Drive (RWD), except for the 1500 which also comes in All Wheel Drive (AWD) mode. Exterior features include a variety of door options, including dual rear-load doors, passenger sliding doors, or passenger side swing-out doors.

Depending on the model, the van may be equipped with a vortec 4.8, 5.3, or 6.0 FlexFuel engine paired with 6-speed automatic transmission. Engine performance may reach a torque capacity of 325 lbs-ft @ 4000 rpm. Estimated fuel economy is pegged at 13/10 mpg for city driving and 17/13 mpg for highway driving for the basic 1500 model.

Interior and Safety Features

The standard 1500 model comes with spartan interior features, including air conditioning and standard audio system. The more luxurious models offer custom cloth bucket seats, cruise control, advanced audio system, and Bluetooth wireless technology inside the vehicle.

The Chevrolet Express 2011 is equipped with standard driver and passenger airbags as well as head curtain and side impact airbags. It has a Personalized Automotive Security System or PASS-Key® III, a theft deterrent system that automatically prevents the vehicle from starting upon insertion of a wrong key in the ignition. All models are equipped with an OnStar 1 Turn-By-Turn navigation system that assures clear directional guidance while on the road.

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2011 SRX Crossover: Like No Other!

2011 Cadillac SRX at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac in Dearborn, MIThe 2011 SRX Crossover is like no other crossover available on the market today. Combining the features of a sedan and a SUV, the SRX Crossover has the best of both worlds; it handles well and has enough space to be useful as a family vehicle or on any occasion when an abundance of space is needed. With 18″ aluminum wheels, and a 3.0L V6 engine, its fuel efficiency ranges from 18-25 MPG, which are excellent numbers for a SUV crossover.

Exterior features of the SRX Crossover include automatic headlamps, heated mirrors, fog lamps, daytime running lights, fog lamps and a luggage rack, just to name a few! The interior of the SRX Crossover is absolutely lovely and feels open, luxurious and isolated from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. The Crossover offers an Ultraview sunroof as an option. The Ultraview sunroof allows 70% of the roof to be open; making the SRX Crossover feel like it’s nearly a convertible! The SRX Crossover is designed to be spacious with its rear seats that fold down allowing 61 cubic feet of storage. In addition, the Crossover offers a power liftgate with memory height! The Crossover also features heated, cooled, and ventilated leather seats, adjustable petals, driver lumbar support, memory mirrors and seats, climate control, rear assist parking, and that’s not the end of the list!

The SRX Crossover is an extremely safe and “hip” vehicle. It offers Bluetooth connectivity as well as an entertainment system with a universal home remote, XM Radio, MP3 playback, remote vehicle start and OnStar Crash Assist. The Crossover has top of the line airbags in case of impact.

The SRX Crossover is an excellent choice for those looking for a fun crossover that is both functional and sporty while also being affordable. Take one for a spin for yourself! Visit Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac today for a test drive!

The Top 2 Ways That the 2011 Chevrolet Volt Puts You in Control

2011 Chevrolet Volt at Les Stanford Cadillac Chevrolet in Detroit, MII think that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is an awesome electric car that puts you in complete control. You can use both electricity and gasoline, and you can even change between three different driving modes. Options are great things to have!

1.) One of the key ways that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt puts you in control is with fuel choices. Unlike how it is with nearly every other vehicle in existence today, you can choose whether you want to use electricity or gasoline at any time. Most of the time you will want to use electricity because it is cheaper, more efficient, and will allow you to produce no local emissions. It is good to have choices, though. With other electric vehicles you would have to keep careful track of your range so that you would be able to get home. There are not an abundance of charging stations in the United States yet, so it’s good to be able to use gasoline to extend your range. Chevrolet thinks that options are good, and they certainly provide them with the 2011 Volt.

2.) When you hit the road, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt gives you control with three different driving modes. Most of the time you will probably choose to keep it in normal mode, which is highly efficient, but mountain and sport are also available. Sport is for when you want to have fun or you’re driving in difficult conditions that require every bit of responsiveness your car can muster. Mountain mode is a practical mode for when you are driving up and down steep inclines. The purpose of this mode is to force the Volt to keep enough electricity in reserve for going up those inclines.

2011 Corvette C6 Overview

Chevy Corvette at Les Standford Chevrolet in Detroit MIMeet the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette. If you’re in the market for a high end, corner hugging track toy with real world practicality, this is your car.

The current Corvette has been around for a few years, but don’t let that make you think it’s a tired, old design. Over the past few years, the Corvette has evolved into a world class performance machine. Starting with the base model, you get 6.2 liters of American V8, good for 430 horses. Upgrading to the Z06 nets you the LS7 7.0 liter, packing 505 horsepower. For you adrenaline addicts, Chevrolet offers the ZR-1, with 638 horses rumbling out of its supercharged 6.2 liter V8.

Ridiculous power isn’t the only trick up the Corvette’s sleeve. With its independent rear suspension, tuned springs and struts, and wide, aggressive tires, the Corvette has a world class sport suspension. Chevrolet also offers the Grand Sport package, which further enhances the Corvette’s build idea that power means nothing without control. The Grand Sport builds off of the LT packages, further pushing the limits of grip one can attain around a corner. The Z06 and range topping ZR-1 get similar treatments to their suspensions.

Chevrolet has also managed to bypass a decades old inconvenience that has plagued drivers of exotic cars. Fuel economy, or in the case of many sports cars, the lack thereof. Although packing a muscular, energetic V8, the Corvette will gladly hum down the highway at a wallet saving 23 mpg. Even in urban environments, an impressive 16 mpg is easily attained.

Corvettes are the epitome of the American sports car. An icon of cutting edge performance mixed with classic looks. Step into one at your local dealership and hold on tight.

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2011 Chevrolet Suburban

Chevy Suburban at Les Standford Chevrolet Dealership in Detroit MIThe Chevrolet Suburban has the reputation as the SUV for the person who wants the capability to get things done. It has held this reputation for more than three quarters of a century. The 2011 model continues to meet these expectations, and beat them. The LS model provides seating for nine people. It can also be adjusted to make room for 137.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Space isn’t all that it has to offer, however. It provides the capability to tow 8,100 pounds behind it.

The StabiliTrak system measures the difference between the direction of the steering wheel and the direction of the vehicle. It then adjusts the torque of the engine, and may apply the brakes, in order to return control to the driver. The assist steps which allow you to easily step into the vehicle can be electronically retracted at will. A Z71 off road suspension package allows you to take bumps and gravel in stride. A power remote liftgate makes it easy to load and unload the vehicle.

The interior of the SUV is designed to maximize available space for a comfortable ride. This can be modified for 137 cubic feet of cargo space. The possibilities don’t end there, however. The front seats are available with perforated leather featuring both heating and cooling capabilities. An optional convenience package includes a rearview camera, a rear sensor, a remote starting system, and adjustable pedals. A separate climate control setting is available for the front right, front left, and rear seats.

Not all SUVs focus on the utility aspect of the vehicle. The Suburban is not one of those vehicles. The vehicle’s 5.3 liter V8 provides 320 horsepower and 335 pound feet of torque. It is able to do this through the use of Vortec technology, which creates the optimal mixture of gasoline and oxygen in order to produce the most power possible.

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Get to Know the Chevy Uplander

Chevy Uplander at Les Standford Chevrolet Cadillac in Detroit MIChevrolet has the solution for the soccer moms out there who are tired of driving the boring, plain-looking minivan. Replacing the previous Chevrolet Venture and Astro, the Uplander underwent some interior restyling, was given added features, and got a beefed-up sporty exterior makeover.

One appealing aspect of the Chevrolet Uplander is its redesigned exterior. It has a boxy front end that in the past has only been used on trucks and SUVs. When looking at it head on, a person would really expect this vehicle to be a SUV. From the side the Uplander still has the look of a typical van with its sliding passenger doors. Most models feature remote automatic door openers that safely and conveniently slide open. Mothers who have their hands full with babies or groceries will instantly fall in love with this feature.

The interior of the Uplander boasts plenty of storage and a stylish two-tone color scheme. The second row offers two fixed captain’s chairs in place of the previous bench seat. Third row folding seats offer versatility for cargo. Extras like a DVD player, 6 disc CD player, On Star, digital instrument panel, anti-theft device, and rear-park assist are luxuries that don’t inflate the price of the vehicle.

The Chevrolet Uplander also has top safety ratings and comes equipped with frontal and rear side airbags. The passenger airbag has a sensor and will automatically shut off if it doesn’t sense a passenger or if it senses the passenger is too small to be riding in the front seat.

Overall, the Chevrolet Uplander is a stylish alternative to the minivan and offers amenities and creature comforts that will satisfy busy parents and their children. It is an affordable option for most budgets starting anywhere from $12,955 for a certified used model.

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Chevy Impala: An American Classic

Chevy Impala at Les Standford Chevrolet in Detroit MIWe all like to think of the Chevrolet Impala as an American classic, and even though it seemed to disappear for a while, it has made a remarkable comeback.

The current model features some very classy features, both inside and out. And in keeping with Chevy’s promise of additional safety measures, driver-friendly controls and technologically advanced electronics, Impala comes fully stocked with standard equipment.

As a full-sized vehicle, Impala actually drives much like a midsize car. The standard engine on all trims is a 6-cylinder that provides a total of 211 horsepower and an estimated 29 MPG highway. This while providing good acceleration, a smooth, quiet ride and the feel of a luxury automobile in terms of the quality of the overall handling. Impala comes with a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, and has the advanced Stabilitrak Electronic Traction Control system built into each trim level. 4-wheel ABS and 4-wheel disc brakes are also standard on all Impala vehicles.

The interior of the Chevy Impala is indeed roomy, with 56 inches of front hip room and 58 inches of second row shoulder room. Many will find the overall comfort level A+ as the seats, interior door handles, arm rests and headrests are perfectly designed to maximize the available space in the cabin. The simple luxuries never seem to end with Impala and include dual zone climate control, both front and second row head curtain airbags, cruise control, rear window defogger, power driver seats, available 60/40 bench seats, adjustable steering wheel, power windows and MP3 playback.

Impala has kept up with the other Chevrolet models concerning overall safety and the current vehicle includes OnStar®, tire pressure monitor, remote vehicle start, daytime running lamps and vehicle anti-theft protection. Impala carries a full 100,000 mile powertrain warranty and has an additional rust warranty and 5-year roadside assistance program.

Impala keeps the Chevy tradition alive with affordable luxury, enough power to satisfy and exceptional resale value. Impala has a long, storied history and the current model will continue that story for another year. To get a feel for the Impala yourself call Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at (800) 836-0972 or visit us at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124.

2011 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevy Corvette at Les Standford Chevrolet in Detroit MIThe Chevrolet Corvette has earned a reputation as a trendsetter when it comes to the latest technology and the best performance. The 2011 model lives up to those expectations, providing a 430 horsepower V8 engine with a lightweight aluminum block. This motor propels the car up to 190 miles per hour during tests. A removable roof panel is present in some models. A six speed manual and a paddle-shifting automatic transmission are both available.

The convertible roof, or a transparent roof panel, are both available. A Dual Roof Package is also available, offering both roofs. The modern Corvette is unmistakeable as a Corvette, while offering many new stylistic elements that give it a sleek, slightly jagged appearance.

With a stylish interior, the Chevrolet Corvette allows its driver to experience luxury and sport. Leather is available not only in the seating, but in the dash, console, door panel, and others. Red, yellow, and blue stitching are available, and can be combined in a way that matches your custom desires.

Performance is the Corvette’s defining aspect, and 190 miles on the test field is a force to be reckoned with. It is capable of doing this while still using up only 26 miles per gallon on the highway. This is due in part to the drag coefficient of 0.286. The engine’s torque ramps it up from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.2 seconds.

Some models also include the option of Magnetic Selective Ride Control. This improves the suspension through the tight corners. Essentially, it uses electromagnets to stiffen the suspension during turning, while allowing it to loosen up for rougher conditions. The transmission provides two settings: tour and sport.

The safety of the vehicle hasn’t been sacrificed for high performance. Active handling and four antilock brakes help prevent an accident, while twelve airbags protect passengers during a crash.

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