The 2013 Chevy Spark — Stylish, Techno-Savvy and Safe

Chevy Spark at Les Stanford ChevroletThe 2013 Chevrolet Spark is a stylish five door compact designed to be the perfect city car.  Its fun and athletic body lines, sporting 1 of 8 internationally-themed colors like salsa, will certainly grab attention as it zips around town this summer.  Yet its reported 38 MPG for highway driving means it will be light on the driver’s pocketbook while it zips.  The 1.2 L inline 4 cylinder engine has been tested all over the world and is proven to deliver the pep you need to take the city by storm, even if that city is filled with hills.

Hill Start Assist, a feature that keeps the brakes engaged for just a moment after the driver releases them to switch to the gas, is just one of the many tech savvy features of the 2013 Chevy Spark.  Another tech goodie is the 7″ diagonal color touchscreen that allows you to connect to a Bluetooth device to make hands-free calls, as well as listen to music via Pandora and watch movies streamed over the internet, among many other things.  Even the car’s digital instrument panel styling says high tech.

Perhaps the best feature of the 2013 Chevrolet Spark is its unparalleled safety and comfort.  It has 10 airbags to keep its driver and passengers safe.  It also has 86.3 cubic feet of passenger space, a surprising amount for such a small car.

Expect to be seeing the 2013 Spark on your street soon.  Or be the first on your street to own one! Get yours at Les Stanford Chevrolet today!

A Closer Look at the Malibu

2013 Chevy Malibu at Les Stanford ChevroletThe Malibu is a mid-sized sedan with a large personality. The 2013 model from Chevy has been refined and totally redesigned from the inside out. The improvements to the Malibu were so bold that they even inspired a world famous fashion designer’s new clothing line. Isaac Mizrahi thinks women everywhere will love his Malibu inspired collection and of course, the car itself. “I don’t design cars, but I know great design when I see it and that’s how my newest collection was born,” says fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi.

Let’s get back to the car. The Malibu’s design was inspired by it’s musclebound cousin, the Chevy Camaro. You’ll find Camaro-inspired accents in the LED tail lamps and aerodynamic hood design. Yet, it’s not all show and no bang. The Malibu comes standard with a 2.5 Liter, four cylinder engine that packs 191 lb. ft. of torque. Even with all that power, the Malibu still gets 34 miles per gallon. This car gets up to 580 highway miles per tank because the Malibu has fuel-efficient technology. In addition to the 4 cylinder engine, the Malibu also has a lithium ion battery. With the Malibu, you get fuel economy without sacrificing performance and power. The new Malibu has a wider stance than previous models. This is yet another Camaro influence. The result is sports car handling. The Malibu’s steering control is stiffer and more responsive. The 4-wheel anti-lock disk brakes are assisted with traction control and electronic stabilizers. It covers all the bases, offering fuel efficiency, performance and safety.

The Malibu was simply built for fun.  Get behind the wheel of a Malibu at Les Stanford Chevrolet today!

The Cadillac XTS Experience

2013 Cadillac XTS at Les Stanford CadillacThe Cadillac XTS is a full size luxury sedan that is turning heads on roadways around the world. The IIHS named the XTS a “Top Safety Pick” for 2013 and the Robb Report called it a “high tech triumph”. The popular magazine Popular Mechanics even gave the XTS’ innovative smart phone interface an Editor’s Choice Award.

Let’s take a closer look at the XTS, starting under the hood. The XTS packs some serious power. It has a 3.6L direct fuel injection V6 engine that gets a whopping 304 horsepower. For such a power house, the XTS engine is surprisingly light-weight and fuel-efficient. It gets up to 28 miles per gallon on the highway. The amazing performance of this vehicle doesn’t stop with the drivetrain, the XTS has advanced Brembo brakes and magnetic ride control technology for top of the line handling.

The XTS is both comfortable and fun to drive. For starters, the XTS has best in class leg room, giving every passenger a luxurious experience. The Platinum Collection goes even further by outfitting you with 14 Bose speakers, heated steering wheel and Ultraview sunroof. The Cadillac XTS also boasts a wealth of technology in the car’s interior cabin. The dashboard interface works more like a smartphone or tablet, with finger zooming and voice recognition software. You can even design your own unique driving experience with a number of preset gauge configurations.

Driving a Cadillac XTS is an unforgettable experience. It is quite refreshing to get behind the wheel of a car that doesn’t try to be something it’s not. Thankfully, the engineers at Cadillac have packed this luxury sedan with versatile features that stimulate the thrill of driving, plain and simple.  Get yours at Les Stanford Cadillac!

The 2013 Cadillac ATS – Powerful & Persuasive

Cadillac ATS at Les Stanford CadillacA new addition to the Cadillac lineup for 2013, the ATS is a compact, lightweight, and sporty sedan. Available in both rear wheel drive and all wheel drive configurations, the Nurburgring tested ATS is built to not only perform exceptionally well, but be as luxurious as possible at the same time.

Even with the base package no expense was spared for the Cadillac ATS, and tbe interior is extremely well appointed. With leatherette 6-way seats, keyless ignition, and the usual full accompaniment of entertainment and hands-free features such as bluetooth and a set of 7 high quality speakers, the base ATS has more features than the most expensive of other cars in its class.

Cost was not an object when it came to safety either, with front, rear, knee, and side airbags, along with a rearview camera to provide the same safety to those outside the car.

Everything about the ATS is built brand new from the ground up, without borrowing anything form other GM cars. Made from a wide variety of materials including steel, aluminum, and magnesium, the ATS is very solidly built but still extremely light, allowing for great cornering and maneuverability.

At the end of the day, the 2013 Cadillac ATS is an extremely well-made sports sedan that manages to rise to the top in this extremely competitive part of the car world, and do it as stylishly as it possibly could.  Test drive one today at Les Stanford Cadillac!

Performance and Comfort in One Package – The Silverado 1500

Chevy Silverado 1500 at Les Stanford Chevrolet Dealership in Dearborn MiThe 2013 Silverado 1500 is one of the most imposing full-size pickup trucks available right now. It’s a popular choice among truck lovers, which really isn’t that surprising, considering its phenomenal capabilities.  The Silverado 1500 is capable of handling serious loads, and its engine is strong enough to handle any type of terrain. Its well-designed interior offers many of the comforts found in luxury cars.

The Silverado’s comes standard with a V6, 4.3 L engine, which is capable of hauling up to 10,700 pounds.  The Silverado drives and handles very well, and it comes standard with an automatic transmission.  The Silverado’s fuel efficiency is pretty good compared to other full-size pickup trucks, with its 20 miles per gallon on highways.

The 2013 Silverado 1500 isn’t just about performance, it’s also provides a very enjoyable ride.  Drivers have the option of adding many of the gadgets luxury car owners enjoy, with everything from CD players and navigation systems available. The 1500 comfortably seats multiple passengers, and it can also carry a decent amount of cargo.  While offering all the advantages of a luxury vehicle, the makers of the Silverado 1500 kept everything as simple as possible, making the systems easy to use.

The 2013 Silverado 1500 is also one of the safest full-size trucks around right now, with a stellar safety rating.  Those who value performance, comfort, and safety might want to take a look at the Silverado 1500.  Check it out at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

The 2014 Corvette Will Be The King of the Road

2014CorvetteIn 1953, the Chevrolet introduced the Corvette to the public.  Though it did not make a big impression at first, this model would eventually become one of the most iconic cars in history.  The recently introduced seventh generation Corvette is no different; it is a worthy example of the car that purists often consider the only true American sports car.

For the 60 year anniversary of the Corvette, the engineers knew that they needed to come up with a special car.  They went to the drawing board to design a completely new car, with a unique style and performance matching or exceeding the Corvettes that came before it.

In January of 2013, the seventh generation Corvette was officially unveiled at the Detroit auto show.  The shape of the 2014 Corvette is somewhat reminiscent of the classic 1963-67 “Stingray”, with sharp curves and lines.  The performance of the 60th anniversary Corvette is astounding.  The all-aluminum frame of the car offers dramatically improved stiffness, resulting in better control on either the road or the racetrack.  The braking ability has been substantially upgraded as well with Brembo brakes featuring larger pads that cover 35% more of the brake disk.  The latest version of the Chevrolet LT1 engine delivers a generous 450 HP, ensuring that the stiffer chassis and better braking ability don’t go to waste.

The 2014 Corvette may well be the best performing Corvette ever.  Reserve yours today with Les Stanford Chevrolet, the Corvette King!

Escalade – A Step Above the Competition

2013 Cadillac Escalade at Les Stanford CadillacCadillac has been around for years, and every year they add features to their products to bring them a step above the competition. The 2013 Cadillac Escalade is a prime example of this. The new model comes with so many key features and is truly the epitome of a luxury vehicle. The three most important factors of any luxury vehicle are comfort, ride ability, and style . Not only does the Escalade manage to capture these three qualities perfectly it also manages to add performance in there with a incredible 403 hp. The 6.2L v8 is capable of moving the Escalade from 0-60 in 6.8 seconds. While simultaneously the suspension and drivetrain keep your ride smooth like a ship on smooth seas.

The interior of the Cadillac Escalade is nothing to scoff at. The Escalade’s luxurious interior is spacious, comfortable, and designed with flowing lines that will shock even the most skeptical critic. The 2013 Escalade comes standard with heated front seats as well at Tri-zone climate control. These features give you complete control of your environment making you the commander of this perfect vessel. Add in the 8-inch touchscreen navigation center and you will be in capable of getting lost. Flowing body lines to top it all of and you have a piece of modern engineering at its finest.

Considering an Escalade?  Take one for a spin at Les Stanford Cadillac!

Cross Over to an Equinox

2013 equinox blue at les stanford chevrolet in dearbornThe 2013 Equinox is truly a contender in the competitive, fast-changing crossover market. Weighing in as the largest compact in its class, the 2013 Equinox puts its extra space to good use by providing exceptional legroom for the second row passengers. Additionally, the extra smooth ride and super-quiet passenger cabin more than make up for any extra weight.

The interior is well-appointed and roomy for a crossover in this class, and with an optional LTZ trim package, the Equinox gets pretty close to luxury. The LTZ package offers upgraded seating, an eight-way adjustable passenger seat, a rear park assist feature, and warning systems for both lane departure and front collision avoidance.

What really makes the 2013 model Equinox stand out, however, is a new engine option to replace the 246-hp, 3.0-liter V6. That new engine option is a 310-hp, 3.6-liter, direct-injection V6, and coupling the improved engine performance with a six-speed automatic transmission turns this crossover into a fun little vehicle to drive. As a bonus to the ecology minded, the mileage from the new 3.6-liter engine is about the same as it was for the 3.0-liter engine.

While all of this makes for a nice riding, fun little crossover, the 2013 Equinox acknowledges its roots as a family vehicle by maintaining its high marks for safety with both the NHTSA and IHS.

Some luxury, some fun and a lot of safety make the 2013 Equinox a great choice in the compact crossover vehicle market.  Take one for a spin at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

The 2013 Cadillac SRX is One of the Best

2013 SRX Crossover at Les Stanford CadillacFor car buyers in the market for a luxury crossover vehicle, the 2013 Cadillac SRX is one of the best choices available. The refined crossover has what it takes to distinguish itself in a very competitive segment. The SRX’s signature styling is the first thing that begins to lure in potential buyers. However, the real fun begins the very moment that the driver gets behind the wheel. The muscular engine promises to keep the driver excited during daily commutes. Bestowed with a luxurious cabin, the SRX is more than capable of providing comfort during extended trips out of town.

The stout Cadillac is motivated by a robust 3.6-liter, V6 engine. The powerhouse is able to pump out 308 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission effortlessly transfers the power to the front wheels. A nifty AWD system is offered to handle those tricky weather conditions. There is also a sport-tuned suspension available for those driving enthusiasts.

Anti-lock brakes, stability control, and traction control come as standard safety equipment. There is also an optional package that includes forward-collision alert and a lane departure warning system.

Although the SRX’s beautiful exterior styling speaks for itself, the interior is just as noteworthy. Both the front and rear passengers will ride with a substantial amount of leg and hip room. The standard infotainment system has an 8-inch display that performs amazingly. Some of the optional equipment includes heated rear seats, navigation, and a thumping 10-speaker audio system.

Considering a Cadillac?  Take one for a spin at Les Stanford Cadillac today!

The CTS Lineup from Cadillac Redefines Quality

2013 CTS Coupe at Les Stanford Cadillac in DearbornCadillac believes that an American car company can provide vehicles with just as much luxury as what is produced anywhere in the world.  To reinforce that point of view they created the 2013 CTS lineup of cars.  Not just one model but six, each a testament to the spirit and ingenuity of Cadillac.

Each model comes in two versions.  There are the standard coupe, sedan and wagon models which are still excellent vehicles with smooth rides and incredible design.  The second version of each is the CTS-V model.  These advanced versions come equipped with a massively powerful 556 horsepower V8 engine, as well as a magnetic ride control suspension system to help the driver handle that much power.  Every model in the CTS line is powerful and luxurious; the CTS-V is equipped with a much larger engine and tools to use it.

Safety is always a priority for Cadillac and their CTS line has it in spades.  Each of the models has available back-up cameras to help monitor what is going on behind the vehicle.  Onstar is another available option with road side assistance and crash detection capabilities.  The sedan and wagon versions also come equipped with available adaptive headlights.

Each model also comes with the standard and available features that one expects from the excellence that is Cadillac.  Amazing stereo systems, comfortable interior and an incredible ride are included in each of the line’s models.

With six to choose from, there is a Cadillac CTS for everyone.  See for yourself with a test drive at Les Stanford Cadillac!