The Chevy Silverado: A Dependable Mainstay On American Roads

From farm truck and work truck to recreational vehicle and “family car,” the Chevrolet Silverado has become a definite mainstay on American highways. The versatile half-ton pickup truck combines high performance with high style, as one of the top truck choices today.

The 2012 Silverado gives drivers a comfortable ride in a cab that is roomy and quiet. Rich upholstery and modern technology add polish to a solid pickup known for its rugged reliability. Three trim levels provide various wheel bases and bed sizes to choose from. Whether someone is looking for a practical work truck or a luxurious crew cab, the Silverado offers something for everyone.

The Silverado has all the desirable interior features that drivers have come to depend on, such as air conditioning, CD stereo system, and power accessories. Towing and off-road packages, as well as high-tech navigation, are optional upgrades.

Buyers have several choices under the hood, too. An efficient 4.3-liter V6 engine, a powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine, and several in-between options are available in a Silverado. All V8 engines run on gasoline as well as ethanol-blend fuel. The base model features a 4-speed automatic transmission, and the truck is available in rear- or four-wheel drive.

The 2012 Chevrolet Silverado is a solid pickup that is good for numerous uses: personal, business, work, and recreation. Like previous editions, the new Silverado lives up to its reputation as one of the most dependable trucks on the road. And if history predicts the future, Silverado is here to stay. See for yourself – test drive one at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac today!

The American Classic: the 2012 Chevy Corvette

The Chevy Corvette is the American classic sports car with a long history of style, elegance and speed. The 2012 Chevy Corvette is equipped with state-of-the-art technology as well as superb engineering and design. The standard 2012 Corvette is built with a LS3 all-aluminum V8 engine with 430-horsepower.

The two-seat Chevy Corvette is available as a coupe, a convertible, the Z06 and the ZR1 coupe. Both the coupe and the convertible are come standard with a 430-horsepower, LS3 6.2-liter V8 engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. A couple of performance upgrades include the dual-mode exhaust, which increases the horsepower to 436-horsepower and the 6-speed automatic that comes with steering wheel paddle shifters.

The Grand Sport coupe and convertible come with a performance package that includes wider fenders, tires and wheels, high performance brakes, and a sportier suspension.

The top performing ZO6 Chevy Corvette is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, a LS7 7.0-liter V8 engine with 505-horsepower, larger tires and wheels, and sport suspension. The ZR1 is also equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission but has a LS9 6.2 liter V8 engine with incredible 638-horsepower. In addition, the ZR1 has Brembo ceramic brakes, elite carbon fiber components and Magnetic Selective Ride control suspension.

The Corvette has a number of features to keep its passengers safe throughout their driving experience. The safety features that help keep the car on the road include 4-wheel antilock brakes and run-flat tires. In the event of an accident, the car is equipped with airbags and OnStar.

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Make Heads Turn in the 2012 Cadillac SRX

Crossover SUVs are some of the most popular vehicles on the road today, but none come close to possessing the style, luxury and class of the 2012 Cadillac SRX. This compact crossover features every imaginable upgrade in a body that exudes power and class. This is an SUV that causes heads to turn.

The base trim SRX is equipped with heated leather seats, a Bluetooth phone system, OnStar and a satellite radio with a USB port and a Bose surround sound with eight speakers. The next trim level adds parking sensors, a panoramic sunroof and a power lift gate in addition to a rearview back up camera. A navigation system that features traffic and real time weather is an option in this trim. The Performance model is the next highest trim and it features the navigation system as a standard feature; the Premium trim has everything standard and introduces triple zone climate control, air conditioned front seats and heated back seats. Each model but the base is equipped to house the optional DVD entertainment system.

Beneath the hood, the 2012 Cadillac SRX has an impressive 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 308 horsepower and a combined fuel economy of 19 miles per gallon. That translates into 17 miles per gallon in the city and 24 on the highway.

Drivers will be pleased with the growl this crossover emits when on the road, the smooth ride and the comfortable acceleration. This is an athletic vehicle that’s comfortable for the whole family. Take one for a spin at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac today!

The Just Right 2012 Chevy Colorado

The 2012 Chevy Colorado is a mid-sized pick-up truck with a strong look and built with 300-horsepower, a V8 engine and the ability to haul 6,000 pounds. It has been designed with a variety of engines, body styles and trim levels to accommodate everyone’s specific needs. The Chevy Colorado is available in three basic cab configurations: regular, extended and crew. In addition, potential owners can choose between a 2-door or a 4-door cab and either the standard or the short cargo box. Additionally, in order to protect the truck bed from any dents or scratches, all 2012 Chevy Colorado trucks are equipped with a drop-in bed liner. The regular cab is designed to seat up to three passengers and comes with a 6-foot cargo box. The extended cab is available for up to 5 passengers and has a 6-foot cargo box. The crew cab offers room for six passengers.

The 2012 Colorado is outfitted with a number of safety features including a StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, daytime running lights and 4-wheel antilock brakes. In addition, all trucks come with front and side curtain airbags, side-impact protection door beams, a steel safety cage and OnStar.

The 2012 Chevrolet Colorado is also designed with comfort in mind. The interior offers such features as cruise control, rearview mirrors with auto-dimming, and a leather wrapped steering wheel that is adjustable. There are a number of entertainment options including an AM/FM radio, CD player, and satellite radio. Bluetooth wireless technology is a standard feature.

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The 2012 Cadillac CTS Marries Aggression and Luxury

Cadillac’s role as the leading luxury automaker in America has never been more imminent than it is in the 2012 CTS Coupe. This two door sports car is aggressive, in your face and masculine with an interior like a refined Southern Belle. When this car passes, it commands attention from everyone on the road – and that’s only from the exterior features; the interior makes it even more impressive.

From the outside, the CTS Coupe is mean; it is a car that knows it is sleek and sophisticated. On the inside, the CTS Coupe is more luxurious and refined, reminiscent of its sister Cadillac models. Leather seats, automatic wipers and headlights, a keyless ignition, dual climate control and parking sensors are standard features on all models, along with a Bluetooth phone system, OnStar and a Bose sound system. More upgraded trims include additional standard features such as remote start, rearview cameras, blind spot warning and heated seats in the front.

An additional luxury package adds air conditioned seats and a security system to this classic coupe. Beneath the hood of the CTS Coupe is an impressive 3.6-liter V6 engine with 318 horsepower. Fuel economy includes a combined estimated 21 miles per gallon and the ability to accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in a mere 6.7 seconds.

The CTS Coupe does more than look and feel good, it drives well, too. It offers drivers a smooth everyday ride and an aggressive sport-tuned ride on less than perfect roads. Check it out for yourself at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac today!

Will the C7 Corvette Live up to its Hype?

Corvette designers have a long history of crafting auto show vehicles that are far more outlandish than the production Corvette that follows. While the C7 Corvette isn’t likely to feature the mid-engine layout that Chevrolet has been trying to put in place for twenty years, the teaser photos already in circulation speak of a sports car that will continue to make the Corvette a force to be reckoned with.

There is both rumor and truth concerning the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. The confirmed truth is that it will incorporate more weight-saving materials in its construction, such as magnesium and carbon fiber. It will feature a slightly thinner, more svelte-looking rear end, and its 6.2-liter V8 engine will be backed up by a new seven-speed transmission.

Early spy photos of the C7 test vehicles have led a number of reports to notice that the car seems a bit longer than previous Corvettes, with a narrower track. The speculation behind this backs up the conclusion that the Corvette’s interior will undergo a significant overhaul, as this proportional adjustment would allow for increased interior room in the car.

Inside this remodeled interior, the Corvette C7 will incorporate more lightweight materials than in current vehicles, but is expected to have greater attention to detail throughout in order to give the Corvette even more of a toehold in competing against luxury rivals from Maranello. Although the details surrounding the C7 are as yet little more than rumor, it’s certain that the next-generation Corvette will be a stunner.

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2012 Chevrolet Tahoe: Raising the Bar for Traditional SUVs

Traditional, truck-based SUVs get a bad rap: they’re often assumed to be noisy, rough, and stiff gas guzzlers. The 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe, a full-size traditional SUV, belies this stereotype with its comfortable cabin, cushioned ride, spirited acceleration, and surprising maneuverability. Add to this the superior towing capacity, spacious interior, off-road prowess, and option to seat nine passengers, and the end result is one seriously versatile hauler.

The Tahoe is powered by a 320-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 flex-fuel engine paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox and a choice of rear- or four-wheel drive. This powertrain, combined with a well-tuned suspension, is strong enough to tow 8,000 pounds easily.

The unique seating options set the Tahoe apart from competitors; eight seats come standard, but choosing second-row captain’s chairs or a front bench seat changes the capacity to seven or nine passengers, respectively. The versatile seating also consists of a standard split second-row bench seat and removable split third-row seat that allow occupants to maximize and customize cargo space and shape.

Depending on the trim level chosen, other notable features include remote engine starter, power-adjustable pedals, rearview camera system and rear parking assist, OnStar, driver memory, heated/ventilated front and second-row captain’s chairs, off-road package, navigation system, 10-speaker Bose surround sound audio system, sunroof, and rear-seat entertainment system. Luxuries like these are often hard to come by in a truck-based SUV, but the Tahoe aims to swaddle passengers in comfort and quality.

Safety devices abound, such as traction and stability control and a full set of airbags. Crash test ratings are high, except the rollover rating: a respectable three stars.

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New SRX Offers Luxury and Style

The 2012 Cadillac SRX brings new and improved powertrain options. The 2011 model’s 3.0L and 2.8L turbocharged V6 engines have been dropped, and replaced with a 3.6L direct-injection V6 with 308 horsepower. The new SRX engine is similar to the one found in the Cadillac CTS. The SRX’s six-speed transmission has also been improved for the 2012 model year, and includes a new eco mode that improves the overall fuel efficiency to 17mpg in the city and 24mpg on the highway, impressive for crossover with its size and power.

The five-passenger SRX is available in seven trim levels, with the top-of-the-line model being the all-wheel drive Premium Collection. The latter includes extra features, such as a front-row DVD player, a voice-activated GPS navigation and a 40GB hard drive. Even the SRX base model is well-equipped, and includes features like On-Star, a Bose stereo, leather upholstery, a tilting and telescopic steering column and theater-style rear seating.

With its sleek design and practical interior, the SRX is great for a young professional or family who needs more room than a traditional sedan can provide, but wants more performance and fuel efficiency than traditional SUVs offer.

The SRX was introduced for the 2004 model year, and shares its chassis with the Cadillac CTS, the brand’s rear-wheel drive sports sedan. This helps it retain the handling of a car while adding the benefit of a large rear-cargo area. The 2012 SRX is the third-model year of the crossover’s second-generation body style, first introduced in 2010.

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Owners Grip the Power and Controls of the 2012 Corvette Coupe

For nearly sixty years, the world has enjoyed the definitive sports car that is the Chevrolet Corvette. The model has remained a leader in advanced, high-tech design. Corvettes from past years are treasured classics today. Now, the Corvette Coupe is the standard and essential Chevrolet, and the Corvette Coupe of 2012 is sure to please with its top-of-the-line features that owners have come to expect from the company.

Here are five top features of the 2012 Corvette Coupe:

– The V8 engine is built of tough and lightweight aluminum, and it has the might of 430 horse-power.

– The LS7 engine is a 7.0-liter that is both powerful and efficient on fuel allowing for acceleration of 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than 4 seconds.

– The standard Corvette Coupe has a frame of stamped steel. The wheelhousing and fenders are made of carbon fiber while the floor pan has balsa wood covered with carbon fiber.

– The ultimate shock absorber ensures a smooth ride.

– The rear-brakes have a sophisticated cooling system of air channeled from duct-work near the rear tires.

With these and more features that showcase its quality design, this automobile has a perfect combination of power and fuel-efficiency. Of course, seats are designed for the best in ergonomic comfort for the driving experience.

Corvettes are ultra-tested for performance dynamics on Chevrolet’s official testing grounds, complete with 67 acres of tarmac. Now, owners can take the 2012 power and control in their own grip. Test one for yourself at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124 today! Or visit us online at

The 2012 Chevrolet Malibu Is An Excellent Mid-Sized Automobile

With a sporty yet refined appearance, the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu is an American mid-size automobile that carries on the tradition of automotive excellence that the Malibu is known for. Three basic trim levels are offered with the Malibu in 2012. These are the LS, LT and LTZ models.

The basic model 2012 Chevrolet Malibu is the LS. Equipped with a 2.4L four cylinder engine, the LS pushes 169 horse power and comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel independent suspension and front and rear stabilizer bars are standard equipment on this front wheel drive auto.

Gas mileage figures for the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LS are good for a mid-sized sedan, with 22 city and 33 highway provided.

The appealing body design of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LS is accentuated by 17″ fascia-spoke wheels, black mirrors, body-color rocker moldings and a black grille with chrome borders. The Malibu LS is 191.8 inches in overall length and 70.3 inches in overall width.

The interior of this mid-size auto features custom cloth seats and the driver’s seat is partially power-adjustable. Split-folding rear seatbacks help to provide more room if needed. An AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback are standard features as are acoustic laminated glass, an auxiliary audio input jack and steering wheel mounted cruise controls.

Standard safety features on the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LS include child safety locks, driver and passenger airbags, tire pressure monitoring system, 4-wheel disc brakes with 4-wheel ABS, traction control system, OnStar Emergency Services, Onstar Automatic Crash Response, OnStar Roadside Assistance and remote keyless entry. An onboard Driver Information Center, which supplies information regarding various functions on the auto is also offered with the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu.

The 2012 Chevrolet Malibu is available in eight different exterior colors and three interior colors are available. Pick the one that’s right for you at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac today!