The Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Muscles Through the Competition

Cadillac CTS-V at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac in Dearborn MI A punch is packed into every cylinder of the CTS-V Wagon’s heart-stopping V8 engine. It’s a car for those who don’t like to sacrifice the precious balance between space and jaw-dropping power. Imagine 556 horsepower and 551 foot pounds of torque coupled with a car that resembles the finest in modern aesthetics. What should be a performance designer car is actually the Cadillac CTS-V Wagon, a machine with a rip-roaring 6.2 liter, 16 valve V8 engine.

The CTS-V Wagon doesn’t think safety should be tossed to the wind either. It comes fully equipped with a StabiliTrak Electronic Stability system and OnStar protection to assure that the driver behind the wheel is having the safest drive possible. Advanced traction control systems, powertrain warranties and corrosion protection are standard on this classy vehicle.

The 58 cubic feet of cargo area matches the regular CTS Wagon‘s space, albeit with loads more power. It manages to fit its amazing frame onto 192 inches of room, with a comfortable 56 inches of front shoulder space.

Taking a good look at the CTS-V Wagon will yield some impressed looks but watching it zoom by, with a quick 0-60, is another sight you have to see!

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The Cadillac CTS Coupe: One Luxurious Coupe

The Cadillac CTS Luxury Coupe is all new for 2011 and its combination of great looks, sport handling and high-tech features is as sure to turn heads as it is to tear through hairpin turns.

As soon as you activate the keyless auto-touch door release and get your first look of the CTS‘s cabin, you’ll find yourself drawn in immediately. Comfortable in the bucket seats and surrounded by the 8-speaker Bose 5.1 channel surround sound system and dual zone automatic climate control, you might not want to leave. With MP3 connectivity standard and optional hard drive for music storage, you’ll be able to keep yourself entertained for quite some time, and that’s before you’ve even started the car.

Cadillac CTS Coupe at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac in Dearborn MIWhether you choose the standard rear-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive, the Cadillac CTS is powered by a 3.6L direct injection V6 engine delivering 304 horsepower with variable valve timing. These features offer not only great performance and power, but lower emissions as well. Fuel economy is a respectable 17 MPG city/26 MPG highway. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard but an upgrade to a six-speed manual transmission is an option on rear-wheel drive models.

With sport suspension options, the CTS coupe holds the road tight, even through the tightest of turns, but don’t think that the car’s emphasis on performance means a lack of safety features. Anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, front, side and rear airbags are all standard. OnStar services also come standard.

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Back In Style: Camaro Still Owns The Road

Chevy Camaro at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn MiAfter a seven year break in production, the Chevrolet Camaro returned with a bang in 2009. Equipped with the signature musclebound body and the idling purr of a hungry lion, the modern Camaro has benefited from a decade’s worth of advancements in technology and style.

The 2011 Chevy Camaro is available in a convertible or a hard top, and can be enhanced by a bevy of available features. MotorTrend gave the 2011 Camaro 4 out of 5 stars, praising its classic styling, impressive handling and jaw-dropping horsepower. The mere sight of the long, sleek hood and the high-profile wheel placement will quicken the pulse of any Chevy enthusiast. Indeed, anyone who hops behind the wheel of this modern beast is sure to be the center of attention.

The 2011 version was designed as an homage to the classic 1969 model, which wove its way into the fabric of America. The 2011 Camaro is available in a dialed-in V8 or a more fuel-efficient, and still entirely capable V6 engine. It’s equipped with a 112.3-inch wheelbase and as much as 426-horsepower, coupling plenty of muscle with a wide and sturdy base. Rear-wheel drive provides control and the ability to recreate the slow motion burnouts seen in the commercials.

The blood warming muscle of a Camaro is a given, but the most impressive feature of the 2011 model is probably its handling. The Camaro utilizes a multi-link rear suspension and technologically advanced tires that grip the road like Spider Man on the side of a skyscraper. Driving a 2011 Camaro might be the most fun a person can have behind the wheel of an automobile.

Since the re-release of the model in 2009, the Camaro has steadily outsold comparable models, such as the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger.

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Great Gas Mileage: The 2011 Chevy Aveo

Chevy Aveo at Les Stanford Chevrolet Dealership in Dearborn MiThe 2011 Chevy Aveo features a city gas mileage that is between 25 miles per gallon and 27 miles per gallon. The highway gas mileage is between 34 miles per gallon and 35 miles per gallon.

Available transmissions for the 2011 Chevy Aveo include the five-speed manual transmission with overdrive and the four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.

There is only one available engine for the 2011 Chevy Aveo. This I-4 engine features 1.6 liters and 108 horsepower.

Advantages of the 2011 Chevy Aveo

The 2011 Chevy Aveo features many different advantages. For example, one of the best things about the 2011 Chevy Aveo is the fact that it features the best possible gas mileage, as far as competitors are concerned. In addition, the 2011 Chevy Aveo features a standard warranty that lasts for up to one hundred thousand miles. Also, the 2011 Chevy Aveo LT features an upscale interior that many families will admire.

2011 Chevy Aveo Safety Features

The 2011 Chevy Aveo offers the standard front and side impact airbags. These airbags are available in the front seats. In addition, you have the option of having anti-lock brakes when you purchase a higher trim level.

2011 Chevy Aveo Convenience Factors

The 2011 Chevy Aveo offers many different convenience features that will make things easier. For example, you can enjoy air conditioning, a tilt steering wheel and an emergency communication system. You also have the option of purchasing a remote keyless entry system.

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The 2011 Chevrolet Suburban

Chevrolet Suburban at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn, MIThe Chevrolet Suburban has the reputation as the SUV for anyone 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 exceed 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.  It also 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 allow you to easily step into the vehicle and 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. 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.

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 foot pounds 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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An American Classic

For nearly 50 years Corvette has been a major influence on the Chevrolet image, and through the decades the car has changed its look, style and features, yet remains a truly American classic. The convertible model is as exciting as always, with a number of trims and styling packages from which to choose. Those wanting a sporty muscle car that reflects the free spirit can always come home to Corvette.

All four of the convertible model trims include the powerful 6.2L V-8 that cranks out a total of 430 horsepower, and the 6-speed manual transmission is now the popular rear end of the powertrain. Sequential injection helps this vehicle achieve over 420 foot pounds of torque at 4,600 rpm. Both the front and rear suspension are short/long arm, and the 4-wheel ABS and Stabilitrak with traction control are standard on every Corvette.

The curvy appearance has never gone out of style, and the appearance of this model is stunning when presented as a convertible. Add to its flashy look the standard daytime running lights, automatic headlamps, heated exterior mirrors, choice of aluminum or chrome wheels, remote keyless start, available rear spoiler and you’ve got some great exterior features.

Inside you’ll find dual climate control air conditioning, a CD changer, cruise control, rear window defogger, power driver’s seat and leather appointed, heated bucket seating on all trims. Illuminated vanity mirrors, a premium sound system and of course the fast-action convertible roof only begin to describe the amenities.

The Corvette Convertible comes standard with a vehicle anti-theft system and driver/passenger airbags with the innovative passenger airbag on/off switch. Tire pressure monitoring is also standard, as is the full OnStar® package that includes emergency response and navigation assistance.

The Corvette Convertible starts at around $54,000 and is worth every dollar. Fine craftsmanship from the chassis up is the trademark of this sporty, road-hugging superstar of the driving world, and Chevrolet intends to keep the legacy blooming for years to come.

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The 2011 Cadillac Escalade: Do You Have the Itch?

Cadillac Escalade at Les Stanford Cadillac Dealership in Dearborn, MIThere are times when a driver feels a very particular itch: the itching need to command the road in one of America’s most distinctive SUVs. Scratching that itch is the 2011 Cadillac Escalade, a truly unique addition to the current Cadillac model lineup. The Escalade is likely the most easily recognized of the Cadillac models and certainly has garnered more attention from the entertainment and sports world than other models. Truly, in this hulking beast of a vehicle, you don’t pull up: you arrive.

Let’s talk facts and figures. The Escalade is available in either 5-door SUV or 4-door EXT trim versions (the latter being a utility truck variant). All versions feature a thunderous 6.2 liter V8 GM engine producing just over 400 horsepower and close to 420 foot pounds of torque. Allow those numbers to sink in for a moment. The gargantuan engine is mated in all models to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.  Both all-wheel and rear-wheel drive variants are available, as well.

Typical of the current lineup of Cadillacs, the interior of the Escalade is class-leading, both with respect to ergonomics and equipment. Included in the Standard trim level are such features as A/C with three climate zones, leather heated front and rear seats, power everything, CD with multi-disc changer and even a remote start option for those chilly mornings. The upper trim level is called “Platinum” and adds DVD, satellite navigation, a rear-view camera and, for those who have it all, cupholders which both cool and heat your beverage. Everything in the Escalade strikes the driver as exceptionally high quality, from the plush well-designed interior to the imperious driving position.

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The Top 2 Reasons Why No Other Small Car Can Beat the 2011 Chevrolet Aveo5 at Mobile Integration

2011 Chevy Aveo5 at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn, MII believe that the 2011 Aveo5 is an extremely modern vehicle which is completely tied into the mobile grid. I love that I can start and turn off my Aveo5 with my mobile phone and unlock it without a key or fob. Furthermore, the Aveo5 is equipped with mobile technology such as Directions and Connections from OnStar.

The 2011 Chevy Aveo5 has a smart phone application that no other small car can beat. MyChevrolet allows you to control vehicle systems wherever you have mobile phone connectivity. One thing that I really like about MyChevrolet is that I can unlock my Chevy even if I lock my keys in the car. Have you ever been in a situation where you locked your keys in your car but still had your mobile phone? Did you have to get assistance getting back into your vehicle? With the Aveo5 and MyChevrolet that situation is a piece of cake! In addition to controlling the locks, you can start your Aveo5 and schedule maintenance appointments with the MyChevrolet smart phone application.

With Directions and Connections from OnStar, you will never get lost while driving a Chevy Aveo5. With a push of a button you can be connected to an OnStar agent who knows exactly where you are. The agent can guide you to your destination. The best part of this is that you do not have to type anything in or look at a map. Everything is vocal so you can keep your eyes on the road.

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The Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac in Dearborn, MIA perfect cross between eye-catching looks, stunning performance, and family friendly functionality, the CTS-V Wagon is designed to be the ideal grocery-hauling machine. Under the hood is a supercharged V8 engine that puts out 556 horsepower and a peak 551 foot pounds of torque at 3,800 RPM. All this power is put to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. The car features an independent SLA (Short Long Arms) suspension, on each wheel, for outstanding handling and the smooth ride Cadillacs are famous for.

A spacious interior offers 56 inches of front shoulder room and 55 inches for rear passengers. An abundant 58 cubic feet of cargo area is achieved by the wagon’s hatchback design. With an overall length of 192 inches, the CTS-V Wagon has more than enough space for the family’s luggage, yet compact enough to achieve a 38 foot turning radius.

The CTS-V Wagon delivers a luxurious interior space with unparalleled upholstery, quality and comfort. The car has noise reduction technology built in to further optimize ride comfort. A plethora of features come standard, such as dual climate control, rear child safety locks, navigation system, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, heated seats, remote ignition and a full medley of airbags. The CTS-V also includes a StabiliTrak electronic stability control, a state of the art traction control system. The unparalleled Cadillac comfort and luxury found in this car, however, bring all these elements together to make an unforgettable driving experience.

Cadillac offers total peace of mind for new CTS-V Wagon buyers. Included with the purchase is a 100,000 mile complete powertrain warranty, OnStar® coverage and corrosion protection. A unique blend of luxury family wagon and supercharged sedan, the Cadillac CTS-V Wagon has all the features and performance you would want in a vehicle.

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2011 Chevrolet Volt

2011 Chevy Volt at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn, MIThe Chevrolet Volt is one of the most innovative cars ever to hit the market. It is an electric car for those who want to save money on gas and contribute to the sustainability of the environment, but it is also a car that is designed to ease some of the anxiety that surrounds the electric car. It sacrifices nothing a driver expects from a typical car.

The fear that a driver could end up stranded without any way of recharging the vehicle was the primary concern that Chevrolet engineers chose to address. It resolves this concern by including a gas-powered electrical generator under the hood. In this way, if the battery loses its charge, the car can be filled up with regular gasoline, which is used to power the generator and drive the car. This gives you the freedom to use gas if you need to, without ever requiring you to visit the pump.

Most people will be able to commute back and forth to work without ever needing to fuel up, because the electric battery has a range of about 35 miles, shorter than the average commute. Typically, it will only cost about $1.50 each day to keep it charged and ready for use in the morning. It takes about ten hours to charge on a 120 volt line, and 4 hours to charge on 240 volts.

The Volt displays several innovative features. The torque is generated right at the wheels instead of under the hood, and the energy is recaptured by the brakes so that it can be used again. It has a top speed of 100 miles per hour, and even at these speeds the engine is almost completely silent.

The interior of the volt is also impressive, boasting an LCD screen in place of manual gauges, and an LCD touchscreen on the center console.

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