2014 C7 Corvette: The Next Evolution

The 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette is expected to debut by late fall of 2013 and is the next generation of the historic American sports car line. The Corvette has a heritage of blending innovative technology with incredible performance, and the C7 is expected to continue that history.

The C7 is expected to keep the traditional coupe design of previous models. A larger grill and new side mirrors are expected. Quarter windows and an optional split-rear window are also rumored.

The powertrain of the 2012 C7 Corvette is believed to be the same powerful 6.2-liter 430-horsepower V8 engine of the current model. However, there are rumors of a next-generation small-block 5.5-liter 440-horsepower V8 engine. If true, the C7 would have improved fuel efficiency to meet upcoming federally mandated fuel requirements. A new seven-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive will be standard.

The upgraded passenger cabin will be slightly roomier, thanks to the longer wheel base. The C7 is rumored to have a new 8-inch reconfigurable color LCD screen with 3 display modes: cruise, sport, and track. Other additions include an upgraded navigation system and analog gauges for coolant temp, fuel gauge, and speedometer.

Safety features of the 2014 C7 Corvette will include four-wheel anti-lock brakes and enhanced frontal and side-airbags.

Much of the information on the C7 is based on current rumors. The design team has been quite successful in keeping exact details of the 2014 C7 Corvette from the public. Corvette fans can only wait with anticipation until the official unveiling. Keep updated with Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac and CorvetteKing.com!

CTS-V – The Cadillac of Wagons

The CTS-V Wagon is one fine machine. This body style is rarely seen anymore. There was a time when station wagons roamed the earth in multitudes but it seemed as if they had just about become extinct. Leave it to Cadillac to bring a wagon back to the forefront and make it even better than before. The sleek design is so attractive but engine power is not compromised. The CTS-V sports a 6.2 liter supercharged V-8 engine and is available with either a 6 speed manual or automatic transmission. Tests run by Car and Driver magazine has the wagon running from 0-60 mph. in 4.3 seconds.

The interior is roomy and seats five. It has five doors including the rear hatch. You can choose to purchase this car with wood trim and suede steering wheel and shifter covers. You can also add 19-inch wheels if you so desire. A standard feature is the Bose 5.1 digital surround sound system which will really strike up the band. The CTS-V is also Bluetooth phone ready and has a navigation system. There is 25.4 cubic feet of storage with the rear seat raised but if you fold it down the amount of space jumps up to 58 cubic feet.

This is a one of a kind vehicle, and once again Cadillac has led the way with this stunning, versatile wagon with all the power you possibly need. Take an up close look at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac and you will agree this wagon has style.

Suburban 2012 comes with Power & Finesse

The average family used to fit in a small economic car but now families require more passenger space. The 2012 Suburban continues to uphold the Chevrolet name while adding new safe and convenience features. Depending on the size of the customer’s family the Suburban has two models that offer 7, 8, and 9 passengers seating. The available trims for the 2012 Suburban are the LS1500, LS2500, LT1500, LT 2500 and LTZ 1500. There is the option of premium cloth seats, or leather appointed 1st and 2nd row seating. The front row seats have heating and cooling options and have tri-zone manual climate controls. Suburban is made sure to handle all advances in technology on the road like Bluetooth capabilities, IPod input and a free trial for satellite radio. In each Suburban model the customer has the option of adding a Navigation System to their vehicle.

The Suburban leads in offering the most cargo space, towing capabilities and comes with a powerful V8 engine. The 2012 Suburban spares nothing when it comes to the safety of its driver and passengers. The front, 2nd and 3rd row seats all have head airbags and there are dual front and side airbags. There are child seat anchors and real door child safety locks. The 2012 Suburban leads in performance when it comes to maneuverability and the V8 engine comes with 352 horsepower. When it comes to big engines the Suburban gives great gas mileage when compared to other large SUVs.

The Suburban will give a family great space, comfort and safety. See for yourself with a test drive at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac today!

The 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Is A Top Quality SUV

When it comes to hybrid SUVs, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid is the undisputed leader of the pack. Standing tall and proud with a stylish yet sturdy body design, the Escalade is available in two trim levels, the Standard and Platinum models.

This luxury hybrid SUV utilizes a two-mode hybrid system with advanced fuel management. With a combination of gasoline engine and electric motors powering the Escalade, this SUV can handle all types of driving conditions while offering top-rated fuel economy.

A 6.0 liter Vortec V8 engine is standard equipment on the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, as is an electronic automatic transmission. This rear-wheel drive SUV is also equipped with electronic throttle control and all-speed traction control. A four-wheel drive option is available, if desired.

The fuel tank capacity on the Escalade Hybrid is 25 gallons. With fuel economy rates of 20/city and 23/highway on both trim levels, this hybrid SUV offers some of the best mileage figures in the SUV class of vehicles.

The 2012 Cadillac Escalade consistently offers a very comfortable ride. The Magnetic Ride Control suspension on this hybrid SUV reads the road and adjusts to all types of road conditions and surfaces. Automatic load-level control, power rack and pinion steering and a StabiliTrak vehicle stability system are also standard on both trim levels of the Escalade Hybrid.

A wide variety of safety features are included with both trims of the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid and comprehensive limited warranties are also provided.

Get to know this gem with a test drive at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac. Come by today!

Chevy Corvette’s Practical Muscle

The Corvette offers high-powered thrills for those wanting pure American muscle. Along with quick acceleration, Chevrolet has tuned the exhaust to make pleasing sounds both when revving the engine from a standstill and when the car is speeding down the freeway.

Performance for the Corvette is enviable. The base and Grand Sport models come with a 6.2 liter V8 that produces 430 horsepower and 424 pound-feet of torque. Combined with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, the car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. Unlike many other sports cars, the base and Grand Sport Corvette models achieve a respectable 16 mpg in city driving and 26 mpg on the highway.

Z06 models of the Corvette come with a 7.0 liter V8 that kicks out 505 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. With the six-speed manual transmission Z06 models accelerate from 0 to 60 in a brisk 3.9 seconds. ZR1 models come with the same 6.2 liter V8 found in the base and Grand Sport models, but the addition of a supercharger boosts output to 638 horsepower and 604 pound-feet of torque and pushes the car from 0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds.

Certain features found in the Corvette make it a sports car that can be driven regularly. Cargo space measures 22 cubic feet, providing a spot for groceries or even a suitcase. Occupants can also enjoy the seven speaker stereo system in the car when they tire of hearing the symphonic high performance exhaust.

Feel the power of the Corvette for yourself with a test drive at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac. Or visit us online at CorvetteKing.com!

Bigger Is Not Always Better: The 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe is Exciting

The 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe is one car that makes heads turns; this sporty little luxury coupe did not change much from the previous model year but it does have an additional 12 horsepower that makes its V6 3.6 liter engine a little more exciting and a few other interior upgrades that make it even more appealing for buyers. Most notably, the Bluetooth phone system is now a standard feature in the 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe, rather than an optional feature. The leather seats, satellite radio and OnStar system make this car one of the most luxurious in its class.

For buyers that want even more, the 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe comes with optional features such as a navigation system, blind spot warning, a sunroof, a rearview back up camera and the ability to start the car with the push of a button rather than with the key. A plethora of safety features make the 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe that much more appealing, with head restraints in the front and parking sensors in the front and rear. Drivers feel safe and confident behind the wheel of this aesthetically appealing two door luxury coupe.

When driving a Cadillac, drivers expect to find themselves behind the wheel of a powerful, performance minded vehicle and they will not be disappointed with the new CTS Coupe. It offers s smooth ride, quiet cabin and enough acceleration to send a thrill of excitement through the bodies of anyone behind the wheel of the 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe. Visit Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac to test drive one today!

Chevy Malibu: A Best Buy

Today’s Malibu is one of the top rated affordable mid-sized cars in America. In fact, Consumer’s Digest has named the Chevy Malibu a ‘Best Buy’ every year since 2009, and for good reason. It looks great, offers a sophisticated interior and gets an estimated 33 miles per gallon on the highway.

One of the first things you notice when driving a Malibu is the exception level of quiet inside. Chalk it up to superior sound engineering that includes sound deadeners and acoustic laminated glass. Interior options include Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free communications, steering wheel mounted audio controls, remote start and a sunroof.

The standard four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission combine to deliver 528 miles on a single tank of gas. If you crave more power you can order your Malibu with the optional 3.6L V-6 engine with dual overhead camshafts that generates 252 horsepower.

The Chevy Malibu received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s coveted ‘Top Safety Pick’ designation by earning the institutes highest ratings for front, side and rear impact as well as roof strength. Traction control, anti-lock brakes and a full compliment of airbags come standard on the Chevy Malibu. If that’s not enough, the Chevrolet Malibu includes the first six months of OnStar with Automatic Crash Response, which can alert emergency services in the event of airbag deployment, even if you are incapacitated.

Great looks, road-hugging performance, excellent fuel economy and top safety ratings make the 2012 Malibu a best buy for your money. See for yourself with a test drive today at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac!

Drive an Escalade ESV and Know How Luxury Feels

The Cadillac Escalade ESV is one of America’s most powerful and luxurious SUV’s. The appeal of the Escalade has been broadened in the ESV model as compared to its original introduction in 2003. It is now presented with a Bose sound system, an extended wheelbase and as an added attraction it comes with plenty of cargo space and room for passengers.

As the second-generation Escalade, its features are wonderfully enhanced in the interior hood and interior body. When you get behind the wheel of this exquisitely-made machine you can expect maximum maneuverability, an upgraded interior that is worthy of mention and a huge engine that carries a powerful boost. The Escalade ESV is a popular favorite among consumers and very easily holds up its competive edge.

The prestige of the current Cadillac Escalade ESV has been quite appealing to celebrities and the like, boasting a level of luxury known for its ability to pamper like no other. Four trim levels allow for leather seats, triple-zone climate control, rear parking assistance with a rearview camera, DVD entertainment system, as well as heated and cooled cupholders.

The Escalade ESV has been compared to the Chevrolet Suburban with the capacity to accommodate as many as eight people and in a size that offers 3 rows of seating. The ESV’s fold and flip seat functions allow for several different combinations of seating. Even with its upscale capabilities and advanced technology, the Escalade ESV has a control layout that is user-friendly and rather simple.

In an Escalade ESV you can have the best driving experience imaginable. See for yourself! Test drive one today at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac!

SRX Spells Power and Efficiency

The 2012 Cadillac SRX is designed to be both stylish and efficient.

The body is wide and chiseled, with signature LED vertical taillamps. Available for the SRX are High Intensity Discharge headlamps that come styled with the ever classy Cadillac symbol. The headlamps are automatically adjusted to the direction of travel using sensors that calculate speed and steering. This feature is called Adaptive Forward Lighting.

The engine is a 3.6L V6 with Direct Injection and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The latest technologies provide this engine with the ability to be more powerful and economic at the same time by lowering gas emissions. The engine takes regular unleaded fuel.

One available feature is the Power Liftgate with Memory Height. This new technology allows you to program the liftgate to a specific height. When opened, the liftgate stops at the programmed height so you can reach it with ease according to your individual needs.

The Glide-Up Touch-Screen Navigation System is among the most useful available features. Voice recognition, pause-and-play radio, and a 40 GB hard drive are included with the system. NavTraffic provides live traffic information when you are driving and updates you on any potential traffic warnings that are issued.

Keyless push-button start allows you to access the vehicle at any time. This available feature also has an automatic locking system which senses when you have left or are approaching the vehicle.

The 2012 Cadillac SRX is an economically efficient all-wheel drive vehicle that makes driving a whole new experience. Get the experience at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac today!

Chevrolet Avalanche: The Best of Both Worlds

The Chevrolet Avalanche, an intriguing marriage of the best qualities of full-size pickups and SUVs, has a crew cab-like interior and a 5-foot-long truck bed that stretches to 8 feet when the rear seats are folded down and the unique “midgate” is opened. Built on the Suburban platform, the Avalanche comes in three trim levels for 2012.

Inside, the Avalanche has seating for up to five passengers, with plenty to keep them entertained and comfortable on the road. Standard features include Bluetooth and a six-speaker audio system that plays CDs and MP3s and has satellite radio and an iPod/USB interface. The backseat passengers will be the masters of their domain, with their own audio controls. A rear-seat entertainment system is optional.

The base Avalanche also has dual-zone air conditioning, power front seats and automatic headlights. A convenience package adds rear parking sensors, power-adjustable pedals, a rearview camera and remote start. The two higher trim levels add features such as heated leather seating, a Bose audio system and auto-dimming mirrors.

All three models run on a 320-horsepower, 5.3-liter V8 with two- or four-wheel drive. Adventurous drivers may opt for the Z71 Off-Road package, with its optimized suspension, front recovery hooks, skid plate and off-road tires. The Avalanche can tow just over 8,000 pounds. Drivers can expect to get about 15 mpg in the city and 21 on the highway.

The Avalanche is equipped with both front and side-curtain airbags, along with stability control and anti-lock brakes. It comes standard with GM’s OnStar emergency response system.

Get to know the Avalanche. Visit Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac for a test drive today!