The Next Generation of Luxury Sedan

The 2013 Cadillac XTS is the luxury brand’s first new model in three years, replacing the STS and the DTS.

The XTS is a classic large luxury sedan and the biggest sedan currently offered by Cadillac. The trunk is a spacious 18 cubic feet, and the rear seat has forty inches of leg room.

For a large car, it gets good gas mileage, estimated at 21 mpg. It has a 3.6 liter engine and has 304 horsepower, so there is plenty get-up-and-go under the hood. The XTS is offered with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

The vehicle boasts the new Cadillac User Experience, or CUE. This technology involves touchscreen technology and controls everything from the sound system to the heating. The core of the system is in the middle of the dashboard and complements the entire sleek interior design.

This slick style doesn’t skimp on safety. The XTS has ten airbags and creative safety features like the Safety Alert Seat. For example, if the driver is in reverse and about to hit something, the driver seat will vibrate on the side where the collision may occur. No more annoying beeps or pings when the driver is about to back into something!

Considering an XTS? Get one today at Les Stanford Cadillac!

2013 Corvette: Performance Meets Power

The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette is the epitome of the stylish sports car.

This sporty two door coupe is available as a hatchback coupe, hardtop or convertible and it has a lot of speed.

The cabin is beyond functional and boasts high-end materials and upholstery. It also has an overall appealing ambiance and ample leg and head room.

There are various trim models available that come with a variety of standard features such as leather upholstery, 18-inch wheels, foglamps and heated and dimming mirrors, keyless ignition and keyless entry. Other great standard features include cruise control, powered seats, a CD player and satellite radio. Upgrade features include a telescoping steering wheel, a USB port and much more.

Some of the outstanding safety features available on the 2013 Corvette include airbags, OnStar, anti-lock brakes, remote door locking, roadside assistance on demand, stability and traction control and automatic crash notification.

The base trim of the 2013 Corvette is powered by a 6.2 liter V8 engine that produces a 430 horsepower and 424 feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on all models as well as launch control. A six-speed automatic transmission is available as an option. For those looking for more speed and power, higher-level trims are powered by a 7.0 liter V8 engine that generates 505 horsepower and 417 feet of torque. The gas mileage for the 2013 Chevy Corvette is estimated at 15 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway.

The 2013 Chevy Corvette is the ultimate sports car. Check it out at Les Stanford Chevrolet, the Corvette King.

Compact Luxury – The New Cadillac ATS

The all-new 2013 ATS is designed to impress.

It won the 2013 Car of the Year from Esquire Magazine. With rear wheel drive it sticks to the road. The V-6 has 321 horsepower and boasts a respectable 28 mpg. Sleek contemporary lines give the car an almost futuristic look.

The ATS has a new lightweight chassis built from advanced technology which allows the car to lightweight yet strong. The front brakes are Brembo; Cadillac’s specialized brake coating system keeps brakes responding, even in the harshest of conditions. The ZF created electric assist and speed-sensitive steering rack allow the driver to feel the road while, letting the ATS handle smoothly. Adaptive lighting detects steering and moves the headlights so that they are always aimed where you need to see.

Esquire compares the inside of the ATS to the cockpit of an airplane with all the gadgets to go with it. From cruise control to the heads up display, Cadillac has aimed to please with this beauty. French stitching highlights the leather seats and interior. The gadgets are outlined on the dash with aluminum or carbon fiber and the most exotic wood trim. The Bose sound system and noise quieting system ensure a comfortable soothing ride. It also offers CUE, the Cadillac User Experience, featuring a tablet-like touchscreen designed to combine all the controls into one easy access point.

Interested in an ATS? Test drive one today at Les Stanford Cadillac!

Chevy Volt: Fuel Efficiency + Exhilarating Performance

The Chevrolet Volt is an empowered drive.
The Volt has a dual gas/electric engine. The electric charge can be switched off in the 2013 model to conserve the juice for city driving and most have found a respectable 200 or so miles per gallon of gas used. The car certainly is a lifesaver at the pump!

The audio system, creature comforts and general feel of the Volt are certainly pluses. The design is fashion-forward and can bring on the envy of many while you’re driving around. The front bumper, designed with aerodynamics in mind, is sharp and aggressive; creating a rather intense looking grill. The back is sharply cut, which gives the car a sporty look from behind. The car is also low to the ground which creates a nice feel for a driver who has a little racecar driver in them.

The silence of this car and the ability to drive into the triple digits on a single gallon of gas are the selling points on this car and few people could suggest they don’t get excited by the idea. It’s a car that those tooling around a major city should seriously consider taking home. Get yours at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

The Daringly Distinctive Luxury Crossover

Need SUV-size comfort with sedan-size fuel economy?The 2013 Cadillac SRX,a five passenger crossover vehicle, fits the bill and is luxurious both inside and out.

New for the 2013 SRX is Cadillac’s CUE (Cadillac User Experience) system. This high-tech feature uses “Natural Voice Recognition,” which allows the driver or passenger to use a normal speaking voice to activate and use the in-car audio, navigation and phone systems. Other notable changes for 2013 include active noise cancellation technology for a quieter cabin and minor cosmetic changes to the front grills, steering wheel and shift knob.

Buyers of the 2013 SRX can choose from four different trim packages. The Standard model comes nicely equipped with an eight-way power driver seat, reclining rear seats, an eight-speaker Bose audio system and power, heated mirrors. Upgrading to the Luxury model adds heated front seats, heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, rain sensing wipers and a sunroof. The Performance model gains a power passenger seat, adjustable lumbar support for the driver and front passenger seats, adjustable pedals, front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera. The Premium adds even more features such as vented front seats, heated rear seats and multi-zone climate control.

Safety features standard on all trim levels include multiple airbags, dusk sensing headlamps, adjustable headrests, and the OnStar system. Optional safety features offered include the Driver Awareness package which consists of a Lane Departure Warning system, Forward Collision Alert and Safety Alert Seat.

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Mini Car with Maximum Style

Looking for a new, gas-sipping compact car? The 2013 Chevrolet Spark could be just the car for you.

The Spark is designed to compete with the Smart Car and the new Fiat models, size wise. It is small enough to navigate even the narrowest of city streets. OnStar comes standard for the first six months. This extremely safe car also offers 10 airbags and an Electronic Stability Control System.

The 2013 Spark is extremely stylish with silver painted aluminum wheels. The driver will always feel in control due with the well-designed driver information center. All 2013 Sparks come standard with power windows, audio jacks and air conditioning.

If you want a few more creature comforts, you may want to upgrade to the 2013 Spark ILT. You’ll love the 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen display. Additional upgrades on this model include remote keyless entry, power locks and power steering. SiriusXM radio is free for the first three months of service, anyone in the car can also connect their Smartphone to the six-speaker audio system using Bluetooth technology.

If you are looking for ultimate Spark, then you’ll want the 2013 Spark 2LT. This trim includes heated leatherette seats for those cold winter mornings. A leatherette steering wheel also comes standard on this car. The outside of this car just screams “look at me”. The car comes equipped with fog lamps and 15” machine-faced aluminum wheels.

No matter which of the three 2013 Chevrolet Sparks you choose, for your new car, you will not be disappointed. Get yours at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

The Sonic Experience

Can you imagine purchasing the car of your dreams? Now, you do not have to dream anymore because the Chevrolet Sonic offers comfort, safety, elegance, and an overall exceptional craftsmanship.

Chevrolet Sonic owners will be able to drive a car that will deliver all that it promises, and more. The 2013 Sonic comes in three different models: the LS, LT, and LTZ. Each of the 2013 Sonic models come with Bluetooth, blind spot mirrors, great audio system, and automatic headlights. A new feature offered in the most recent models is the new “MyLink system,” which is a smartphone service added to the car with a touchscreen.

The latest creation is the Sonic RS, available as a hatchback only, and it was designed for the adventurous clients who do not want to sacrifice style.

Chevrolet Sonics are crafted by rigorous parameters of safety, as they are designed to stop from 60 mph in a distance of 123 feet. In terms of crash reviews, The Sonic obtained 5 stars in frontal protection reviews, and 5 stars in side protection reviews. The Sonic comes with a 1.8 liter engine, and a 138 horsepower to help drivers conquer any road.

Anyone who drives the Sonic for the first time will not only enjoy a car with the highest technology available in the market, but the Sonic will help consumers save a lot of money in gasoline bills. With this in mind, when someone plans to go shopping for a new car, The Sonic should be a great contender because the advantages offered by Chevrolet Sonic are endless and it is worth it to take the challenge.  Test drive one today at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

Driveability, Safety, and Efficiency: The 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco

If you’ve been on the market for superb quality in a hybrid while still maintaining safety and an abundance of features, look no further than the 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco.  This 4-door sedan is fuel efficient, reliable, attractive, and adds many new and useful features onto its predecessor.

First of all, the engine has been redesigned into a punchy little 2.4L 4-cylinder that provides decent enough power for a car of this class, while upgrading fuel efficiency by adding a electric generator/motor into the mix.  This provides 182 horsepower while keeping estimated miles per gallon at an attractive 25-37.

Handling-wise, the Eco features power braking on all four wheels, as well as an upgraded suspension that keeps turns tight and driver input at a minimum.  The transmission is offered in a six-speed automatic format.

As far as safety goes, the Eco is far above par.  Including state-of-the-art safety features like brake assist for panic and cornering situations, a stability control system, daytime running lamps, a total of 10 airbags, included OnStar (automatic crash response, stolen vehicle assistance, turn-by-turn navigation), safety belt pretensioners, and tire pressure monitors on all four tires, you can put your mind at ease when you drive your new vehicle.
Finally, the Eco has an abundance of optional features to make your car exactly what you want it to be; a great sound system with MP3 support, SiriusXM Radio, and Bluetooth capabilities.

The 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco is a wonderful all-around vehicle, and worth a look if you’re in the market for a new, quality hybrid.  Check it out at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

2013 SRX: Sophistication at a Glance

A best seller in previous years, Cadillac has improved on its 2013 SRX model for increased customer satisfaction. Focusing on a refined interior, the active noise canceling technology provides a quieter cabin ride. Standard on all trim levels, the 2013 SRX has change its interior color combination, knob and steering wheel design as well as improved its savvy technology.

Keeping with the theme of a refined interior, the 2013 SRX CUE, short for Cadillac User Experience, have comparable similarities of the MyFord Touch. The eight-inch touchscreen is equipped with proximity sensing and haptic feedback.  Hidden in the center stack behind the CUE display, drivers and passenger have the ability to connect a smartphone via a USB connection or using Bluetooth technology.

Optional, the 2013 SRX offers drivers a choice between Driver Awareness and Driver Assist packages. The radar-based technology provides front and rear automatic braking, an important part of the crash avoidance features. Including Volvo-like safety technology, the Driver Awareness and Driver Assist warns the inattentive drive, brakes when necessary and includes a rear-view camera.

Unchanged, the 3.6-liter V-6 engine continues to deliver 265 lb-ft of torque and 308 horse power while receiving 23 highway miles per gallon on the all-wheel drive.  The front-wheel drive model receives 24 highway miles per gallon. Depending on the wheel drive, power is transferred to the front front-wheels or all-wheel via the 6-speed automatic transmission.

Considering an SRX?  Test drive one today at Les Stanford Cadillac!

The Cadillac Escalade: The Definitive American SUV

When it comes to American luxury SUVs, there are several choices, but only one vehicle really manages to tick all the boxes. This vehicle is the Cadillac Escalade, and it stands, as it always has, as the pinnacle of American SUVs.

The Escalade has always held a position of power in the SUV market. No other American vehicle commands the same level of respect and dignity. From its distinctive Cadillac grill to its giant chrome rims, understated it is not. Despite this relative flashiness, the vehicle never seems so over the top that it becomes ridiculous, instead perfectly meshing style and utility in equal measure.

While the Escalade‘s exterior is certainly commanding, the interior is nothing less than cosseting. This is a luxury vehicle, and it feels like one. Acres of polished wood sprawl across the dashboard and leather adorns the majority of the interior parts. Technology features such as Tri-Zone Climate Control, touch-screen navigation and rear-seat entertainment TVs stand as optional extras. There is a large amount of trunk space, which can be further enhanced by folding the rear seats down, and leg room for all passengers is more than adequate. The vehicle’s Stabilitrak system, which modulates engine power and braking in dangerous situations, helps to keep the occupants of the vehicle safe in demanding situations.

The Escalade is a perfect example of American engineering – legendary style combined with great utility and ergonomics make this SUV a great choice. Whether you’re cruising on the highway or off-roading through a swamp, the Cadillac Escalade is a reliable and stylish companion.  Take one for a spin at Les Stanford Cadillac!