The Chevrolet Volt: Innovative Technology

Chevy Volt at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn MIChevrolet has offered an innovative and tech savvy alternative to the standard passenger car criteria. With the introduction of the Volt, Chevrolet has done their part to offer a vehicle to those who want to “Go Green”.

Introduced to the U.S. market in 2010, the Chevrolet Volt, a gas/electric hybrid, is growing in popularity. The Volt has a powerful lithium-ion battery which alone can power the car for approximately 35 miles. The Volt operates solely on battery power until the battery has lost charge. At this point, the gas engine kicks in to power an electric generator to help with extending the vehicle’s range. The Volt also utilizes regenerative braking, which basically means that when the brake is applied, the energy required to stop the car is not wasted but converted to another form of energy that is stored in the battery for later use. The Volt also features 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, heated power adjustable mirrors and is enabled with a remote start system as standard equipment. The Volt also boasts hands-free calling via Bluetooth for certain phones, a USB port, a 30 GB hard drive for audio data storage, three convenient 12 volt auxiliary power outlets and a centrally located 7” LCD touch screen as standard equipment. Talk about a mobile office!

Safety takes no back seat in the Chevrolet Volt as it comes standard with dual stage airbags, daytime running lamps, an anti-theft system, remote keyless entry and a tire pressure monitor.

Anyone who purchases a Chevrolet Volt will enjoy the benefits that this vehicle offers. Imagine longer times between fill ups as the Volt offers an estimated 37 MPG in gasoline-only mode. The Volt is perfect for trips around the city or short commutes to work. An owner of a Chevrolet Volt would most likely feel a sense of pride in knowing that they would be doing their part to reduce emissions and help the environment.

The Chevrolet Volt is truly technology in motion. Get in motion and head over to Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124. Or call (800) 836-0972 to speak to one of our knowledgeable representatives.

The 2011 Cadillac SRX: Quick and Agile

Cadillac SRX at Les Stanford Cadillac in Dearborn MIPerformance and luxury meld seamlessly in Cadillac’s 2011 SRX Crossover, offering the amenities and comforts consumers expect from a sedan, while providing the storage and utility features standard in an SUV. This SRX Crossover manages to personify comfort and convenience while maintaining an overall enjoyable atmosphere.

The Cadillac SRX presents an initially intimidating, powerful appearance combined with sleek lines and modeled fenders. Chrome aluminum wheels, available at all trim levels, compliment the beautiful finish of the SRX. Style is perfectly balanced with functionality, offering automatic headlights, daytime running lights and heated mirrors standard on all models.

The intimately crafted interior comes standard with custom leather seats, a wrapped leather steering wheel and shift knob, and the optional Sapele wood trim. The SRX also offers the optional UltraView sunroof, an amazing aperture, absorbing 70 percent of the interior roof surface area. Dual-zone climate control comes standard, as does a CD changer, MP3 playback and XM satellite radio.

Powered by a 3.0L V6 engine, 265 total horsepower combine with 223 foot pounds of torque, providing the right combination of power and quickness for any driving requirement. An independent front suspension is complimented by a Linked H-arm rear suspension, offering perfect handling and driver responsiveness, surprising in such a large, functional crossover vehicle.

StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control and a standard Traction Control System provide maximum control and safety in an array of challenging road conditions. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes, as well as complete driver and passenger airbags, bolster a safety system anchored by total OnStar protection, free for the first year.

View our entire inventory of Cadillac SRX Crossover’s at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124. Or give us a ring at (800) 836-0972.

The 2011 Cadillac CTS: Sophisticated, Sporty, Superb

Cadillac CTS at Les Stanford Cadillac Dealership in Dearborn MIThe gold standard of automotive engineering is creating a vehicle that has so much mass appeal that it defies convenient categorization identification. The 2011 Cadillac CTS satisfies driver requirements and needs so effortlessly and completely, that every driver, whether it be sports minded twenty-somethings or efficiency minded soccer moms, thinks the car was tailor engineered for their personal needs.

At the base level, the 3.0L engine provides a courageous 270 horsepower, ensuring quickness and responsiveness during a multitude of driving activities and situations. For those requiring even more giddyup, models are available that feature the upgraded 3.6L models which produce 304 total horsepower. Additionally, the ergonomically engineered interior provides comfortable cockpit seats, steering wheel customization controls and centrally placed, easily readable, gauges.

Interior technological features are also a main focal point for every model of CTS. Remote keyless entry, automatic daytime running lights, heated mirrors and integrated turn signal mirrors are a few of the external features devoted towards functionality. On the other hand, the interior boasts dual climate control, a premium sound system and available OnStar navigation and safety packages with a one year subscription included in the purchase of every new CTS.

Like a well crafted pair of shoes, a true luxury car feels comfortable and familiar. The 2011 Cadillac CTS generates this sense of owner comfort by quietly meeting every need through a collection of balanced features. While the CTS might not actually be a sports car and it might not actually be a full-size sedan, it feels close enough to both that customers forget what it isn’t and focus on what it is: a Cadillac.

For more information on the Cadillac CTS, please call (800) 836-0972 or stop by Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124 today!

The Cadillac DTS: Unassuming Quality

Cadillac DTS at Les Stanford Cadillac Dealership in Dearborn MIA full-size luxury sedan that offers a compelling combination of comfort, size and engineering efficiency, the 2011 Cadillac DTS offers pure, unassuming style.

Power comes in the form of a standard Cadillac V8 engine, boasting quiet power in both the 275 and 292 horsepower models. Each one of these powerful force producing machines, comes accompanied by a four-speed automatic transmission for effortless transitions and control.

The exterior of the 2011 DTS is one-half suave boastfulness and one- half modest functionality. A proud Cadillac symbol sits nestled in the center of a bright, chrome grill, while the entire car rests on alloy chrome wheels. However, the DTS also comes equipped with fog lamps, daytime running lights, Xenon HID headlights and convenient, time-saving, heated mirrors.

If the exterior is only partially suave and stylish, then the interior is full blown luxury. Six people will be able to comfortably seat themselves on hand-crafted leather upholstery, kissed by rays of light slowly filtering in through a fully powered sunroof and framed tastefully by accented wood panels and trim. Individual environmental concerns are addressed by automatic climate control and seats featuring integrated heating and cooling technology.

Modern technological requirements are met through the integration of Bluetooth technology, top-of-the-line OnStar navigational and safety options and available XM radio powering a universal remote controlled sound system.

Passangers in the Cadillac DTS will never worry about safety as every model comes equipped with a standard issue Driver Awareness Package, a 4 disc ABS and a host of additional preventative features. In the event of an accident, driver and passenger safety is ensured through the use of direct and side curtain airbags.

Come see our inventory of Cadillac vehicles, including the DTS, at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124.

Get the Complete Package With the 2011 Chevrolet Impala

Chevy Impala at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn Mi The Chevy Impala is a top choice among American drivers of full-size sedans but it’s much more than that.

The 2011 Impala matches performance with fuel economy and styling with safety. In fact, its roominess comes almost as an afterthought when you get behind the wheel.

The Impala comes standard with a 3.5L V6 motor and an optional 3.9L V6 (standard in LTZ models). Both are equipped with Variable Valve Timing, which improves performance and minimizes emissions. The Impala won’t hurt you at the gas pump. The 3.5L engine delivers 29 highway MPG — tops in its market segment. The Impala can also run off E85 ethanol, a cleaner-burning fuel that is made with U.S.-grown biomass.

The 2011 Impala is stylish both inside and out. The exterior is designed to stand out among its peers and allow for maximum passenger and cargo space on the inside. Interior options maximize comfort, whether it be heated front seating with six-way power adjustments, satellite radio with Bose premium sound or Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone apps that allow you to take full advantage of your Impala.

With the Impala, safety is built-in — not added on. Along with a reinforced-steel safety cage, all Impala models are equipped with six standard airbags — four upfront (frontal and side-impact) along with head curtain side-impact airbags for rear passengers.

The security of OnStar, however, may be the Impala’s most valuable safety feature. OnStar offers a variety of services, but your loved ones will appreciate its Automated Crash Response system the most. Even if you are incapacitated in the event of a crash, OnStar will alert emergency responders of your location and request assistance.

The 2011 Chevrolet Impala is the complete package. Drive one today and you’ll see why no other sedan provides more value. Find the Chevy Impala at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124 from Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac.

The Sporty 2011 Chevy Traverse: A Perfect Fit For Any Family

Chevy Traverse at Les Stanford Chevrolet Dealership in Dearborn MIThe 2011 Chevy Traverse is Chevrolet’s answer to the crossover. Offering 3 trim levels, the Traverse is useful for the everyday travels a family may encounter. What’s more it is also fuel efficient, boasting a whopping 17MPG city and up to 24MPG highway.

Traverse LS

The base Traverse LS comes standard with third row seating that holds up to 8 passengers. The second and third row seats are split-bench seats, which allows for additional room when hauling odd shaped items. The steel wheels are an attractive 17 inches. The tilt and telescoping steering wheel allows room for any size driver. Full power accessories, as well as air conditioning and OnStar, are standard. The radio has a CD/MP3 player and is heard through six speakers.

Traverse LT

The mid level LT offers the same amenities as the base model LS but has two sub trim levels. The 1LT offers 18-inch alloy wheels. Parking sensors allow for ease when backing up, as do the heated side view mirrors. The power driver’s seat offers 8-way movement allowing for optimal grip on the leather wrapped steering wheel. One step up is the 2LT, which offers tri-zone climate control. Additional assistance with backing up is the rear-view camera, located in the rear-view mirror. The sound system is upgraded to a Bose system with 10 speakers and rear audio system controls. The 2LT also offers captain’s chairs in the second row for a more comfortable ride. The power liftgate allows the busy mom to load and unload the rear with the touch of a button.

Traverse LTZ

This top of the line model offers 20-inch alloy wheels which support the sleek leather interior. Both front seats are heated and ventilated and offer the option of power for both. The LTZ model also adds remote start and Bluetooth.

Most higher level options are available on lower level models. Additional options available on all models include a navigation system, dual sunroofs and a DVD entertainment system.

With all of these sleek and sporty options, the 2011 Chevy Traverse is one crossover that cannot be ignored.  Stop by Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124 to see the Chevy Traverse, up close and personal.

The Cadillac Escalade: One Luxurious SUV

Caddy Escalade at Les Standford Cadillac in Dearborn MIWhile the term SUV conjures a specific image and the term luxury summons something different, in every person’s mind the term “luxury SUV” creates a singular image: Escalade. This has led to the Escalade being the car of choice for many consumers seeking a combination of vehicle and status symbol.

The SUV is intentionally created with a distinct focus on urban transportation and convenience. Intimidating tires support a massive frame and a V8 engine comfortably supports over 400 total horsepower. While variable cargo loads can be easily transported, obstacles and road obstructions can just as easily be avoided with the help of the fine-tuned suspension and responsive handling. Hazardous weather conditions are also easily handled through a combination of electronically monitored traction control and raw weight and power.

Flex-fuel versions of the popular SUV allow users to incorporate cheaper fuel alternatives into their traditional fossil fuel blends, while maintaining expected levels of performance. For the even more environmentally focused driver, the hybrid version comes equipped with features that allow it to minimize gas usage to such an extent that it competes with numerous smaller cars in terms of raw fuel efficiency.

Of course, like every Cadillac, the interior of the Escalade is equipped with a sliding scale of available luxury, performance and convenience options. These range from integrated wireless adaptability options to heated and cooled leather seats. Regardless of individual requirements or preferences, the Escalade has a package that will exceed your needs and expectations.

Can’t wait any longer? Head over to Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac now, to test drive the Cadillac Escalade. Our address is 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124.

The Cadillac CTS-V: A World Class Sedan

Cadillac CTS-V at Les Stanford Cadillac Dealership in Dearborn MIThe Cadillac CTS-V has a low-slung, racy look, but there is alot more to this car. This rear wheel drive sedan is powered by a 556 horsepower 6.2L supercharged V8 coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission. The CTS-V is the world’s fastest production sedan.

To keep the power on the road, the CTS-V is packed with standard road handling features that sports car enthusiasts would envy. The 4-wheel ABS keeps your wheels from locking up in emergency braking situations. The StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System senses a loss of steering control and individually applies braking pressure to the proper wheel, to keep you headed in the right direction. Next comes Cadillac’s Traction Control System that provides maximum acceleration without wheel-spin. Finally, a locking rear differential enables the driving wheels to move at the same speed to prevent fishtailing.

The CTS-V is more than brute speed and awesome handling. Cadillac won three design awards from Kelley Blue Book for 2011: Best Exterior Design Brand, Best Comfort Brand and Best Interior Design Brand. These awards are largely a result of the innovative exterior design and luxurious comfort of the Cadillac CTS sedan.

The angular exterior design of the CTS-V has set it apart from other automobiles since its introduction. Its unique look has become popular among many young buyers who previously purchased European models. The interior of the CTS-V surrounds you with luxurious wood appointments. The sensuous leather seats use double French stitching. The car offers excellent LCD graphic displays.

You owe it to yourself to test drive the Cadillac CTS-V. Feel free to stop by Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124 today!

Camaro Convertible: King of Muscle Cars

Chevy Camaro Convertible at Les Standford Chevrolet in Dearborn MILast year, Chevy revived its Camaro line up and it was received with success. Last year’s Camaro was king of the rear-wheel-drive muscle car, but this year they’re taking it a step further, adding a convertible to their 2011 line-up.

The Camaro convertible comes with a choice between two engines. The first choice is a respectable 3.6-liter, 312-horsepower V6 with a six-speed transmission, either manual or automatic. The more powerful choice is the 6.2-liter, 400-horsepower V8, the same engine found in a Corvette. The V8 is blazing fast, as one would imagine, yet gets decent miles-per-gallon, 16 in the city and 25 on the highway.

If you want numbers to see just how quick the Camaro convertible is, then look no more. The V8 goes 0-60 in 4.9 seconds and the V6 does it in 6 seconds. It also handles very well.

The interior is amazing, especially if you opt for the black and orange upholstery. The orange ambient lighting in the dark is surprisingly attractive.

The top is a soft top, similar to a Corvette convertible top. It’s thick and durable and features a rear window with a defogger. It folds and unfolds almost automatically with the press of a button, taking no more than a quarter of a minute.

Returning to the inside, the interior has everything you could want, technology wise. The HUD informs you of your RPM, speed and more, such as your current radio station, right on the windshield. There is a hands free Bluetooth device so you can take your calls wirelessly without even touching your phone. If you have a smartphone, you can lock and unlock your car via phone and even start it.

The 2011 Camaro Convertible is a beast of a car, one any driver would truly enjoy. It has speed, style, technology and everything else you could want in a car. The Camaro Convertible is a must drive for muscle car fans, hands down.

The road is waiting! Stop by Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124, to take the road in the Camaro Convertible.

The 2011 Silverado Half-Ton Remains At The Top

Chevy Silverado 1500 at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn MIDespite its many design changes over the years, the Chevy Suburban Half-Ton is still one of the most remarkable, rugged, dependable trucks on the market. Thanks to innovative technology, this favorite is now safer to operate and maintain than ever before.

The V8 gas/ethanol engine supplies a total of 323 horsepower, allowing for this vehicle to trailer exceptionally heavy loads. Sequential fuel injection means the engine is always operating at maximum performance and Silverado rides more than just comfortably, thanks to the well-designed coil spring suspension on both front and rear.

Silverado Half-Ton comes with a good number of standard features on the exterior including daytime running lights, heated outside mirrors, running boards, a traction control system, privacy glass anda full-size luggage rack. Available in 2 or 4-wheel drive, Silverado is as much fun to build and customize as it is to operate.

Inside the cabin one finds some very nice amenities. There is a dual-zone climate control and separate climate control for the rear seating area. The driver and front passenger seats are fully power adjustable and the pass-through rear seats makes it easy to transfer cargo through the length of the cabin. The Silverado Half-Ton has an additional removable rear seat and boasts a total of 65 inches of second row shoulder room, 137 cubic feet of cargo space and 49 inches inside bed width between the wheel housings.

The sound system is more than adequate and features a CD player and well-placed speakers. Upgraded trims have the available power sunroof and heated driver and passenger seats. Rear seat audio controls and auxiliary power outlets are standard on all Silverado vehicles.

Thorax side impact and a full complement of airbags means total safety in the event of a collision. The Silverado Half-Ton also has the StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System and the OnStar® package, complete with Roadside Assistance and Emergency Response.

A proud member of the Chevrolet family for decades, the Silverado Half-Ton is a fully loaded vehicle ready to tackle any type of terrain and has the power to haul just about anything. Lasting value and dependability make this truck a favorite for those needing reliability and great overall performance.

Tackle any terrain in the Silverado Half-Ton from Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124.