The 2012 Cadillac SRX Embodies Luxury

The latest model of the Cadillac SRX embodies luxury, comfort style and class. This well-designed and built crossover SUV also performs well. Front wheel dive is standard, but all wheel drive is available as an option. Under the hood, this beauty is powered by a 3.0 liter V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission.

Inside the cabin, the luxury is quite impressive. The standard base model features lush leatherette upholstery, a comfortable heated driver seat, 18-inch alloy wheels and triple sealed doors that ensure a quiet ride.

There are other standard features on this striking SUV that are extravagant such as anti-lock disc brakes, electronic stability control, six airbags, automatic headlights, climate control, remote start, keyless entry, eight-way powered driver seats, cruise control and a tilt steering wheel with telescoping abilities. Other standard features on the 2012 SRX include Bluetooth, OnStar, Bose stereo, CD player, satellite radio and a USB port.

If more outstanding features are desired, select the luxury and premium models that offer rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, keyless ignition, a powered liftgate, leather upholstery, heated steering wheel and front seats, a rearview camera, mood-setting ambient lighting, elegant wood trim, classy polished chrome accents and fog lamps. The luxury models also offer a voice-activated navigation system and digital music storage.

The mid-sized 2012 Cadillac SRX is stylish, spacious, luxurious, elegant and impressive. In addition, it handles well and provides a safe and comfortable ride. Other crossover SUVs in its class cannot compare to what the SRX has to offer.  Test drive one today at Les Stanford Cadillac!

All-New Malibu Bows for 2013, Now With More MPG

Chevrolet has completely redesigned its Malibu midsize family sedan for the 2013 model year. The newest Malibu brings a suite of updated interior technology, bolder new styling and even a new hybrid model, the Malibu Eco.

The hybrid Malibu is actually the first to hit the streets with the standard gas-powered model soon to follow and a turbocharged EcoTec version not far behind. The Eco uses GM’s eAssist mild-hybrid powertrain, sending power to the front wheels thanks to a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and electric motor. Regenerative braking used to charge the batteries and a new stop-start function further add to mpg savings and cut down on carbon emissions. The EPA rates the Malibu Eco at 25 city/37 highway/29 combined mpg.

LS, LT and LTZ trim levels will use a newly developed direct-injection 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine making 190 horsepower and should return fuel efficiency meeting or exceeding the other gas-powered midsize family sedans in the segment.

Chevy’s new MyLink smartphone pairing and infotainment system highlights a restyled interior that boasts more cargo and passenger space than the model it replaces. Using a smartphone’s data connection, MyLink offers the driver and passengers internet-connected entertainment and convenience apps.

The Malibu is one of Chevy’s most time-honored nameplates, having adorned beautiful and spacious sedans for decades. The newest model carries on in this tradition and truly does it justice. The 2013 car’s sporty handling and efficiency combine with good durability to produce a midsize sedan that should be on every buyer’s short list.  Check it out for yourself at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

Cadillac CTS-V Sedan: Supercharged V8 Power and True Luxury

Crowning Cadillac’s lineup of midsize luxury cars is the high-performance CTS-V Sedan, its class-leading power and bold, angular styling standing out from its German competitors. Under the hood is a highly advanced 6.2-liter Eaton-supercharged V8 with 556 horsepower and 551 pound-feet of torque, an engine more powerful than those of the competing BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG.

Cadillac combines this Corvette-derived powerplant, also used in the 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1, with slick-shifting six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. Zero-to-60 mph comes in 3.9 seconds, making the CTS-V Sedan the quickest production sedan in the world.

This Caddy is GM’s top sport sedan and will have no problem responding to driver input, always instilling confidence and unflappable in the corners while still smooth as silk thanks to its dynamically adjustable Magnetic Ride Suspension, which responds to road conditions multiple times every second and adjusts damping accordingly.

Cadillac’s touchscreen navigation system pairs with GM OnStar for unparalleled safety, directions from a real person and convenience features like Family Link, where Onstar users can track their vehicles through any PC. A Bose 5.1 surround sound audio system with 10 speakers features a diverse combination of music sourcing and connectivity options.

American car lovers and those looking for something a little different than the typical German luxury car would do well to consider the CTS-V Sedan. This world-class vehicle confirms that today’s GM can do luxury performance the right way.  Feel its power with a test drive at Les Stanford Cadillac today!

Cadillac Escalade EXT Offers Luxury SUV Comfort with Pickup Truck Practicality

Cadillac Escalade EXT at Les Stanford Cadillac in Detroit MICadillac Escalade EXT Offers Luxury SUV Comfort with Pickup Truck Practicality
Cadillac created the unique and luxurious Escalade EXT by swapping out the rear seat and cargo area from the standard Escalade luxury SUV, fitting instead a lined, closing and locking pickup bed. The EXT’s combination of durability and luxury is unmatched in the pickup segment.

GM’s innovative Midgate system, also used in the Chevrolet Avalanche, creates a pass-through between the truck bed and flat-folding rear seat, turning the EXT from a five-passenger luxury SUV into an 8-foot-bed pickup when called upon. The process is a breeze and helps this Escalade become one of the most versatile vehicles on the market.

Power comes from GM’s’s tried-and-true E85 ethanol-compatible Vortec 6.2-liter V8, making 403 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque. EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rings in at 13 city/18 highway/14 combined mpg. When running on E85, which is a mixture of 85% ethanol and 15% unleaded gasoline, fuel efficiency measures 9 city/13 highway/10 combined mpg, though E85’s lower cost per gallon is noteworthy.

Mated to standard all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission, this engine allows for a robust 7,600-lb. towing capacity, plenty for boats and small-to-midsize trailers.

The Escalade EXT is really the only vehicle in its segment, that being the luxury pickup truck. There’s plenty to like and few tradeoffs with this Caddy, which can stay right there with you through a hard day’s work, make a quick trip to the car wash and come out gleaming and ready for a night on the town. See for yourself with a test drive at Les Stanford Cadillac!

2014 Corvette C7 To Add Another Classic Chapter to ‘Vette History

Even though a variety of companies have been cranking out fantastic sports cars for years, no single word captures the spirit of American Muscle than the word “Corvette.”  With the release of the 2014 Corvette C7 on the horizon, it seems everybody is dying to know what the newest Corvette will offer.

One thing’s for sure; Chevrolet is making sure that the C7 is designed fully in the spirit of its predecessors.  Despite rumors to the contrary, the C7 will retain the classic front-engine, rear-wheel drive configuration that has been a hallmark of the model since its inception.  The car’s suspension and size are set to remain very similar to the C6, though it is expected that the C7 will weigh slightly less.

Rumor has it that GM is working very hard to downsize the engines that power these beauties, while increasing efficiency to give the C7 similar or slightly more power than the current model.  The exterior style looks to remain similar as well, with some small changes to the hood and side mirror shapes.  The most noticeable change is in the rear-end; the four exhaust ports will be moved to the center of the vehicle in a single row.

Though many of these details are speculative, the picture that Chevrolet is painting about the 2014 Corvette C7 is getting clearer as the release of the C7 draws near.  It’s looking like the C7 is shaping up to be a sleeker, more efficient machine than the C6 that stays true to its Corvette roots.

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The 2012 SRX: A Portrait of Luxury

The 2012 Cadillac SRX is a captivating blend of luxurious comfort and high-end performance. The SRX is a luxury crossover SUV that stands apart from its competitors with the distinct style and class that is purely Cadillac.

The 2012 SRX passenger cabin with its striking design and luxurious materials makes an immediate impression. A feeling of quiet pervades the hushed cabin thanks to laminated windows and enhanced triple door seals. The handcrafted upholstery with ventilated and heated seats makes driving a pleasure. Sapele wood trim, ambient lighting and polished chrome accents add to the feeling of comfort. The available tri-zone climate control system ensures the desired individual temperature. Standard with each SRX model is Bluetooth connectivity, a premium Bose sound system and satellite radio.

The SRX is amazingly versatile for a luxury crossover. Open the programmable powered liftgate and there is 30 cubic feet of storage. Fold down the 60/40 split-folding rear seat and cargo space expands to 61 cubic feet. The rear underfloor provides concealed storage and the high-capacity insulated glove compartment can be chilled to keep beverages cool.

The 2012 Cadillac SRX is powered by an exceptional dual-injection 3.6-liter V6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. The dual overhead cam engine cranks out 308-horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque with a towing capacity of 3500 pounds. Front-wheel drive is standard and there is an all-wheel drive option available.

Each 2012 SRX features four-wheel antilock disc brakes and frontal and side curtain airbags as standard safety equipment.

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Cruise into a Cruze

Chevrolet has once again produced an impressive vehicle. The 2012 Cruze is highly rated amongst consumers. It offers great efficiency, convenient features,  and a stylish body all in one.

The Cruze is available in 2 different engine options. The first option is the 1.8 liter inline engine and the second is the 1.4 liter turbocharged engine. Both options are four cylinder engines and have around 137 horsepower.

The Cruze comes in a trim called Eco which is known for its fuel efficiency. The Eco receives 26 city miles per gallon and almost 40 highway miles. With gas prices on the rise, having a vehicle that is fuel efficient is imperative.

Another important feature the Cruze is known for is its safety. According to the government ratings, the Ctuze received the highest score of five stars in overall safety rating. This impressive score is partly due to the 10 airbags and tire pressure monitor that come standard with the vehicle.

Nothing is sacrificed with the Cruze, especially when it comes to the interior. Though it is a compact car, the inside is quite roomy. Cargo space is also a nice size at 15.4 cubic feet. The L1 and Eco trim come standard with luxury features such as USB port and cruise control.

The Cruze is the perfect choice for anyone looking for quality and appearance in a vehicle. Rated better than other vehicles in its class, the Chevy Cruze is definitely a winner.See for yourself at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

Coupe Worthy

The 2012 CTS Coupe hails from a long line of greatness which has never diminished since Cadillac’s inception.  In upholding this tradition, the new Coupe can best be described as the cherry on top of a sundae.  Deviating from its four-door brethren, this two-door example of showmanship combines luxury with class, speed, and grace.  At 188 inches the 2012 CTS is more compact and sits lower than that which birthed it.  A 318 HP base V6 engine can be upgraded for the super-charged 6.2 liter V8 engine and 6-speed transmission which combines in symphony the 556 HP, going 0-60 in under four seconds.  The all-wheel ABS braking system allows pinpoint deceleration and the ability to brake on a dime.  Beautiful from afar, the interior can only be appreciated properly up close and personal.

The soft leather seating of the CTS Coupe is only the beginning of what is poetry in motion.  The interior’s illumination is provided by Ambient Lighting complete with light piping under the dashboard’s wood trim with additional lighting over the console, in the footwells, and under the door pulls.  The Driver Information Center operates in harmony with the glide-up 8-inch screened navigational system to warn of low fuel while providing directions to the nearest fill-it station.  The swiveling HID headlights self adjust according to direction and speed, while the ten speaker Bose 5.1 system ensures that your traveling remains of the highest quality.

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The Avalanche: Versatility at its Finest

The 2012 Avalanche is the perfect choice for nearly any situation. A cross between a pickup truck and an SUV, the Avalanche is big enough for hauling and towing, and roomy enough to seat up to six passengers.

The Avalanche is available with two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive; a single-speed transfer case is standard, though there is an option for a two-speed transfer case. It features a 5.3 liter V8 with 320 horsepower, which will tow up to 8100 pounds. The Avalanche also features Active Fuel Management Technology, which activates or deactivates cylinders as needed to conserve fuel. As a result, its fuel economy is estimated at 15 mpg city and 21 mpg highway. It can run on standard unleaded fuel or E85, a combination of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline.

Inside the cab, the Avalanche’s interior is appealing. The trims are high quality, and there are plenty of gauges and gadgets. The front seat has two bucket seats with a large storage box standard, but the LS model offers split seating for three. The back seats three,  though the seats can be folded forward to create a large, lockable cargo area.

Driving is a pleasant experience in the Avalanche. It accelerates smoothly and easily for a vehicle of its size. It has better steering and handling than comparable pickup trucks.

The Avalanche is up to date with the latest technology options, including SiriusXM Satellite Radio, navigation system, Bluetooth, Bose sound system, mobile apps, and USB ports.

The Avalanche is the obvious choice for the buyer who needs maximum flexibility, reliability, and all the benefits of the Chevrolet name. Check it out for yourself at Les Stanford Chevrolet today!

An American Luxury SUV: The 2012 Cadillac Escalade

A popular American SUV worth considering if you are in the market for a new model is the 2012 Cadillac Escalade. The Escalade shares a platform with other GM SUVs but adds upscale features that fit with the luxury orientation of the Cadillac lineup.

In a big SUV like this the power plant is a big point of interested and the Escalade does not disappoint with a 6.2L Vortec V8 engine that puts 403 HP and 417 lb-ft of torque to the ground by way of a 6 speed automatic transmission. With over 400 HP the Escalade has plenty of power for towing if you have a boat or RV to pull and can handle 8,000 pounds or more depending on which version of the model you choose.

Fuel economy will vary slightly depending on whether you choose a 4WD or 2WD Escalade. EPA ratings for the 2WD model come in at 14 MPG city and 18 MPG highway and you also have the option to use a E85 ethanol and gasoline blend if you wish.

The 2012 Escalade can comfortably seat 8 passengers and has a cargo capacity of 16.90 cubic feet to accommodate any gear they might have to bring along. If you choose the Platinum version of the Escalade you can also get additional features such as DVD entertainment, cooled front seats and temperature controlled cupholders for an additional level of luxury.

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