Cadillac CTS: The Complete Package

Caddy CTS Coupe at Les Stanford Cadillac Dealership in Dearborn, MICadillac is an American luxury car from General Motors. The award-winning marquee has a reputation for stylish, well-built, dependable automobiles. The Cadillac CTS merges power, efficiency, technology and design in a stunning way. The new model will appeal to Cadillac enthusiasts and luxury seekers alike.

MotorTrend Magazine called the CTS a “bold, savvy, uncompromising showpiece” when it named the 2008 model its “Car of the Year.” The new 2012 model retains the description. The exterior features a dramatic design that combines elegance with functionality. Jeweled headlamps provide better night visibility and an aggressive wheel stance enables better cornering. The car’s vertical tail lamps, a signature look, use LED technology for brighter, faster illumination.

The Cadillac CTS gets its power and efficiency from a V6 engine, either a 3.0 liter with 270 horsepower, or a 3.6 liter with 318 horsepower. Direct injection technology helps lower emissions and enable fuel economy. Unlike other luxury cars that require premium fuel, the CTS runs on regular unleaded gas. The six-speed manual or automatic transmission includes Performance Algorithm Shifting (PAS) to remove transmission busyness and maintain the right gear.

The rear-wheel drive chassis of the Cadillac CTS enables better control and handling. For driving confidence in all weather conditions, all-wheel drive is available. An electronic stability control system corrects steering to prevent accidents.

Leather, wood and chrome combine with ambient lighting and cut-and-sewn accents to emphasize the design of the roomy, comfortable interior. Bluetooth wireless technology, a six-CD changer and other extras are available on all but the base model. The new CTS features an optional navigation system with OnStar and an optional rear-view camera. Rear park assist, with audible warnings, is also available.

The 2012 Cadillac CTS comes as a coupe, sedan or sport wagon and each has several different trim levels. The CTS is a complete package and it remains the top choice in American luxury cars for 2012.

Make the Cadillac CTS your top choice at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124. For more information or features give us a call at (800) 836-0972.

The Corvette’s Next Generation: The C7

Les Stanford Chevrolet Dealership located in Dearborn Michigan Imagine the Corvette C6 that has been stripped of everything that you don’t like about it and replaced with parts from the 1963 Sting Ray Coupe as well as some Ferrari features. Does that have your attention? The new Chevy Corvette C7 is all grown up and ready to impress, as the new generation is preparing to make its debut very soon – hopefully by 2013 for the 60th Anniversary.

The large posterior of the C6, as well as the unsophisticated interior, are long gone for the C7. The designers have slimmed down the Corvette’s backside and the interior has taken tips from Ferrari on how to create comfortable bucket seats as well as marks from some competitor’s sports cars to provide for a very fancy interior. There will be a new instrument panel and an LCD display that is rumored to be about 8 inches in size.

You can’t help but wonder what’s under the hood with comparisons to Ferrari floating in the air. The 7-speed gearbox of the Ferrari can be found in the C7. Corvette Racing has influenced the modern design, too, with a rumored 485 HP engine that is a 5.5 liter V8. It will still be a rear-wheel drive car, though it will be better on fuel economy, which is impressive considering what speeds this American sports car is capable of.

As far as other design elements to the exterior, the quad design tail pipes are still there but this time only the two middle pipes are open. Photos of speculated C7 models show that the two far pipes are capped for a new design element. It is also suggested that the tail lamps will be angled and the 1963 split rear window is making a comeback as well. The Corvette C7 is trying to appeal to sports car enthusiasts of all ages and seems to be doing very well based on these early predictions.

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The Equinox: The Ultimate Crossover With Many Choices

2012 Chevy Equniox at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn Michigan The Chevrolet Equinox is the ultimate crossover vehicle for people with active lifestyles, who are always on the go. This crossover vehicle can push the limits and seems eager to find adventure and fun.

The Chevy Equinox has seating for up to five passengers and has the most rear-seat leg room of any of its competitors. This is due to a special feature that allows the rear seat to slide backwards if passengers need extra leg room. The rear seat can also slide forward if additional cargo space is required.

This particular vehicle has massive storage space and boasts eighteen storage areas. This is great for parents who need to stay organized on the road or for kids to store away their toys in their cars. Travelers have space for all of their necessities on the road. An available roof rack makes this vehicle attractive for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurous types who may need to transport bikes or other sports equipment.

The Chevy Equinox also has a cool color touch radio. This crossover has a USB port for convenience and drivers can charge their technology on the go. Perhaps the best technological feature is the Autonet Mobile WiFi that allows passengers in the vehicle to access the web. This is perfect for drivers who need to get directions or get online to find a restaurant or shop. The WiFi would be handy on long trips to stream video.

This vehicle is also a safe bet. The Lane Departure Warning lets the driver know when he is drifting into another lane without signaling, while the Forward Collision Alert can warn drivers of a potential collision.

Overall, the Equinox is an attractive automobile. Test drive the Equinox at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124. Or give us a call at (800) 836-0972 today!

What’s New on the Corvette C7?

Les Stanford Chevrolet Dealership in Dearborn Michigan The rate at which the Corvette has changed over the years can best be described as glacial. That’s all about to change, however, with the release of the Corvette C7 somewhere between 2012 and 2014. Although nothing in this article has been confirmed for certain, the seventh generation of Chevy’s high-performance car is sure to make a splash with drivers and critics alike. Will the C7 give Corvette fans some of the changes they have been demanding for years? Will it manage to keep fans of the old design happy? We’ll let you be the judge.

Slimmed-down Rear Haunches: Although the Corvette’s distinctive rear-end silhouette has long been a trademark of the model, it is rumored that Chevy is aiming to implement a more slender frame for the car.

Changes Under The Hood: Chevy is rumored to be implementing a new direct-injection system for the C7, which will mean that the vehicle’s output will be increased over the current generation of Corvettes. This change will affect the naturally aspirated engine models of the C7 as well as the higher-end turbocharged C7 ZR1 models.

Variety Of Models To Choose From: The 2012-2014 Chevy Corvette C7 may possibly have more models available than ever. The luxury model of the C7 might be the C7 Grand Sport. The C7 Z01 and ZR1 might be the high-performance versions of the car and will offer a host of factory-installed options, such as leather interiors, Bose audio systems and a block V8 engine. Owners should definitely notice the difference, as the performance models should be significantly faster than the Grand Sport model.

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The New Chevy Corvette: The Latest and Greatest Generation from Chevrolet

Upcoming Chevy Corvette C7 at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn MIThe new Chevy Corvette is expected to be rolling up to driveways in the fall of 2012. The new line, known as the C7, is the latest and greatest of the Corvette generation because of its latest modifications to the exterior, interior and under the hood. The car is arguably one of the best sports cars that the US has ever produced and it shows that things can get better with time.

If you have always loved the 1963 split back window, you will be able to enjoy it as a feature in the new C7, as well as various other features that will instantly show you that the Corvette has received a noticeable makeover since the past generation, known as the C6. The Corvette started as a C1 and improved throughout the years with a new generation from time to time. The jump from the C5 to the C6 left many disappointed but this won’t be the case with the latest generation that Chevy is about to release.

Many of the details for the C7 have been under wraps, however many are comparing it to a Ferrari in terms of what’s under the hood, more than anything else. A 5.5 liter 440 horsepower engine is rumored to be inside of the C7, allowing it to be one of the fastest cars on the road, at a price that more car enthusiasts can afford.

The control panel is going to get an upgrade as well. It was redesigned to include a luxurious driver’s information panel, music control center as well as a navigation system.

Contact your local Chevy dealer, Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac, at (800) 836-0972 to learn more. Or check out our website at Lesstanforchevrolet.com today!

Imagine a Ride in the New Corvette C7

Chevy Corvette C7 at Les Stanford Dealership in Dearborn MichiganThe Chevy Corvette has been an impressive sports car since the first generation, the C1. Each generation brings some modifications to the interior, exterior and under the hood. The promise of the C7 is quickly getting everybody excited, with significant and impressive changes all across the board. Internally, the C7 is still being referred to as Y1XX, however there has been plenty of speculation and photos snapped in order to say what’s part of the new Corvette.

Chevy’s designers have already said that the Corvette will feature a smaller back end than the C6. The quad design tailpipes are also maintained, however the two outside pipes have been closed off for show. Chevy is also trying to compete with Ferrari by offering a 7-speed gearbox as well as potentially a dual clutch.

Under the hood, drivers can anticipate nothing but good things as Chevy models the C7 after Corvette Racing. The engine will be a 5.5 liter V8 engine with anywhere between 440 and 485 HP. The engine will be in the front and the rear-wheel drive will be maintained because it is what people have come to know and respect about Corvette.

Sitting in the driver’s seat will be a new experience because of newly formatted bucket seats as well as modifications to the details of the interior, where Chevy has finally chosen to compete against other manufacturers of sports cars. Stare into the instrument panel and you won’t recognize much except for the tachometer and speedometer of white with the red needle. The rest of the gauge cluster has been changed up and there are rumors about an 8 inch color LCD screen too.

The Corvette C7 is going to blow past generations out of the water as long as all of the rumors and speculations are true. Visit Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124 or Lesstanford.com today!

The Best Truck on the Road

Chevy Silverado 1500 at Les Stanford Chevrolet Dealership in Dearborn MiThere is a reason why the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 always ranks at the top of vehicle performance and customer satisfaction. Actually, there are a lot of reasons. The Silverado has the horsepower, the maximum payload capacity, and the towing capacity to do any job needed. If more power and payload are needed it’s probably time to buy a tractor! The Silverado 1500 also has the best fuel efficiency in its class and it comes with a 100,000 mile/five year limited power train warranty. This is the vehicle to beat, but the Silverado’s competition can’t.

The inside of the Silverado 1500 is like the home everyone wishes they had. The Silverado 1500 comes with optional heated leather seats, SiriusXM™, as well as MP3 capabilities with playback. The seats are 60/40 bench seats with driver side lumbar support. Chevy owners never want to leave their truck when they drive the Silverado.

The Silverado 1500 comes with StabiliTrak electronic stability controls to make sure the pickup stays on the road. This truck also comes with six standard airbags and a steel safety cage which is designed to protect the passenger compartment in the event of an accident. OnStar is standard on most models for the first six months and there is also automatic crash response with OnStar.

The Silverado 1500 is able to pull more than its own weight with the available MAX Trailering Package. The Z71 Off-Road package is also available with increased suspension, 46mm twin tube shocks and a skid plate. The Silverado 1500 also comes with a locking rear differential to keep from slipping and sliding in the mud, snow, ice or on boat docks.

Check out why the Silverado 1500 is the best truck on the road today. Visit your local Chevy dealer, Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac today. We are located at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124.

The 2012 Escalade: A Quintessential Cadillac

Cadillac Escalade at Les Stanford Dealership in Dearborn MichiganIt is hard to express, in words, the innate style and beauty that defines the 2012 Cadillac Escalade. Instead, one should take a look, inside and out, to see the standard by which all other luxury SUVs will be measured. The new Escalade truly raises the bar for luxury vehicles.

This new model SUV once again exemplifies the quintessential Cadillac style. The exterior of the Escalade positively oozes sophistication and class. The interior follows suit. It is simply stunning with all the appropriate luxurious appointments. French-stitched leather seats and dashboard are accented by brushed aluminum and polished chrome. Luxury never felt so good.

This spacious vehicle accommodates eight adults in absolute comfort. Tremendous leg and head room, heated seats, a magnificent sound system and all around visibility provide an unparalleled driving or riding experience.

While passengers are free to indulge their various wants, the driver must concentrate on the road. Driving this SUV provides joys all its own. A heated steering wheel and a 14-point adjustable seat provides the ultimate in versatility and comfort. Then, there is the power.

A 6.2L, 403 HP, V8 engine powers this magnificent beast. Step on the throttle and the smooth, quick acceleration will immediately reinvigorate the soul. A 6-speed automatic transmission, the exclusive Magnetic Ride Control and real time damping system make driving and riding in the 2012 Escalade an especially exclusive experience.

The 2012 Cadillac Escalade redefines the SUV experience. In short, supreme comfort in a powerful package is the essence of this luxury vehicle. To experience the Cadilllac Escalade for youself, head over to Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124.

2012 Chevrolet Sonic – An Impressive Replacement for the Aveo

2012 Chevy Sonic at Les Stanford Chevrolet Dealership in Dearborn MIMost people who have tested the Sonic couldn’t be more impressed with this new entry, which is the replacement for the Aveo. It has achieved a top 5 ranking on many top small car lists. This new model is being brought to market as both a sedan and a hatchback, which places it squarely in the same territory as its top competitors.

It is getting both 1.4 liter turbocharged and 1.8 liter normally aspirated engines. Both of these engine treatments are getting favorable reviews for size-to-weight ratio and spirited performance in the Sonic. If these engines sound familiar, it is because they are the same offerings available in the well-liked Chevrolet Cruze.

Chevrolet has also improved the interior by giving the Sonic a standard radio, auxiliary input jack, air conditioning and many features that its predecessor only had available as options. The interior can be considered well-appointed and suitable for this model and class of car.

Exterior features are decidedly more aggressive and sportier than the Aveo and other current models in this class. It has had sufficient styling upgrades that add to the overall appeal. The hatchback fits in nicely and offers a choice to the consumer of seating more people or cargo capacity. The hatchback is a minor upgrade, so it comes down to a fit-and-function choice for consumers.

The entry-level Sedan 1LS comes standard with a manual transmission and 1.8 liter, 138 horsepower engine. City and highway MPG mileage ratings are unavailable at the time of this writing but are expected to be among the best in this class.

For more information on the new 2012 Sonic, call your local Chevy dealership, Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at (800) 836-0972.

The Award Winning Chevy Malibu

Chevy Malibu at Les Stanford Chevrolet Dealership in Dearborn MIThe Chevy Malibu has won more than forty awards and to its credit has been rated Consumers Digest “best buy” three years running. The Malibu has a standard DOHC 4-cylinder engine that offers 33 MPG when linked with the six-speed transmission. Chevy also offers a 3.6L V-6 that will get 26 MPG highway.

The Malibu comes in several different trim packages. You can choose from the LS package, three LT packages and two LTZ packages. As with all Chevy products, there is an extensive list of standard items on this car and some optional items as well. Even the LT package is well equipped with many standard options including the six-speed transmission with manual TAPshift control. The TAPshift control allows you to manually choose gears for performance or for other types of driving conditions.

The Malibu offers a driver’s information center that keeps you informed on 34 different functions of the car. The Malibu offers Bluetooth connectivity along with a remote starting system, keyless entry and three months of SirusXM satellite radio free. The Malibu has many safety features including six airbags, an anti-theft system and OnStar with all the advantages that the OnStar system provides for GM owners. OnStar is standard for a period of three years.

Among the other attributes of the Malibu, it is roomy enough to accommodate five passengers comfortably. For those that travel in an RV, there is no need for a dolly or trailer to tow the Malibu.The Malibu offers FLAT/dinghy towing. This means that you can tow the Malibu with all four tires on the road, which eliminates the need for a trailer or dolly to tow the Malibu.

Drive the award winning Chevy Malibu at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac. Come take a look at our entire inventory at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124.