CTS – A Powerful Luxury

2014 CTSThe 2014 Cadillac CTS sets the standard when combining power and luxury.  With its standard 420 horsepower V-6, you have the power and fuel economy to go along with some of the latest features on the road today.  Features such as cooled and heated front and back seats, navigation, back-up camera, and a premium sound system brings new meaning to the word luxury.

If it’s fuel economy you want, the standard V-6 comes in at around 27 mpg while the very powerful V-8 comes in at 19 mpg.  So with the CTS, you never have to sacrifice power to be economical.

Comfort has become a staple for Cadillac in its long history of producing luxury cars, and the 2014 CTS maintains that long standing track record.  Driver lumbar, 20-way power adjustable bucket seats will make you never want to get out of your car.  Also, with its onboard hands-free communications system, you never have to take your hands off the wheel.

The CTS is one of the safest vehicles on the road.  It has a 5-star rating with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and JD Power and Associates give it the highest of ratings.  Lane departure warnings, airbags in front, back and sides, and electronic stability control puts the CTS in a class of its own.

Drive one for yourself at Les Stanford Cadillac and you’ll be hooked.  The 2014 Cadillac CTS is one of the finest vehicles on the road.

The Spark of Safety

2014 spark at les stanford chevroletThe 2014 Chevrolet Spark has been making some waves. With a a 1.2 liter, in-line 4 engine, it’s a cute little car that’s caught a lot of attention. With so much of the American market being dedicated to cars that are bigger or faster, a vehicle that’s small and efficient is something of a newsworthy note.

The Spark has caught the attention of the Millennial generation, who are focused on things like fuel efficiency and style over other attributes that have appealed to previous generations. Despite the reduced size of the vehicle though, it still has plenty of interior space for passengers and cargo alike. Easy to park and simple to drive, the engine still packs more than enough power to get the Spark from point A to point B.

While there might be some accusations that a small vehicle simply won’t provide the same safety features as bigger land tanks, the tests are proving the Spark can hold its own. With a panalopy of air bags, as well as other useful safety features like dimming lights, low pressure light indicators, crash tested seat belts. This vehicle has also been awarded the five-star rating from the IIHS, making the Spark a best-pick vehicle. This makes the Spark the car for those who want a car that’s efficient, roomy, and which still has all of the features to safely deliver a driver and passengers wherever they’re going.

Ready for a Spark of your own?  Take one for a spin at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

2014 Cadillac Escalade Sets the Standard for Style and Comfort

2014 escalade at les stanford cadillacThe 2014 Cadillac Escalade offers a commanding presence and an even better driver experience than anything else on the market.

The highly acclaimed luxury SUV continues to build on its own definition of refinement and power. The 6.2L 403 HP V8 engine brings the Escalade from 0–60 in under 7 seconds – in style.

Standard features on the 2014 model include warmth where you need it. Three-zone climate control – with up to a 30-degree difference between zones – allows driver and passengers to define their own comfort. Heated and cooled front seats and a heated steering wheel at the press of a button, let you know that the Escalade’s focus is on both style and comfort.

Add in the remote start, which will start the Escalade from up to 50 yards away, and you can start warming (or cooling) your car off before you’re even in it.

Up front, the 8-inch touchscreen navigation system gets you where you’re going. It features NavTraffic®4/Real Time Weather. Backseat passengers, meanwhile can enjoy dual headrest mounted DVD players, each offering independent viewing experiences and two-channel wireless headphones.

For safety’s sake, the 2014 Cadillac Escalade comes with Blind Zone Safety Alert mirrors, alerting the driver to when there’s something in their blind spot. Also, StabiliTrak with rollover mitigation helps the Escalade’s stability, particularly during difficult driving conditions.

Style, comfort and safety. That’s the 2014 Cadillac Escalade.  Get yours at Les Stanford Cadillac today.

Return of the Z28 moniker adds whole new level to 2014 Camaro Performance

2014camaroblackWhat’s new for the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro?  The race-ready Z28 has a swarm of upgrades. Some of those upgrades include a Corvette Z06 V8 engine, a wider and lower mouth, a compressed upper grille, new spoiler, taillights (one piece) and exhaust tips. There are also optional Recaro front seats (only available for the ZL1 and SS coupes.

Chevrolet has been making steady improvements since 2002 on the Camaro, and the 2014 model is no different. For aficionados and Camaro experts, they will immediately be able to tell that the 2014 model has a front grille that is very sleek, as well as new head and taillights.

The 2014 Camaro has several weight saving measures that include air conditioning (no standard) and less sound deadening material. The Z28 moniker also helps performance with the Camaro with a trick race oriented suspension, special aerodynamic body parts and carbon-ceramic brakes. Under the hood of the Camaro is the 7.0 liter V8.
Existing Camaro models, especially those of the last few years have been equipped with a 426 horsepower SS which was not short on frying power. But the new model is beefed up, stripped out and maximum graded. This car could seem made for the racetrack.

Does all this seem like a lot? If so, just remember that any Camaro you get is going to be a lot of fun! With its big wheels, sleek lines, bulging hood and swollen wheel arches, the new Camaro is a great buy!  Feel its power with a test drive at Les Stanford Chevrolet today!

The Cadillac XTS Muscles Up For 2014

2014 XTS at Les Stanford CadillacThe 2014 Cadillac XTS is a full size modern luxury sedan that is a great new buy. The XTS is a relatively new model that began a year ago. Many were impressed with the initial launch but some horsepower and muscle car enthusiasts were slightly disappointed with the power under the hood with 304 hp and a V6 engine. One of the biggest new features for 2014 is an upgraded optional 410 horsepower turbocharged V6 engine. Other new features for the 2014 Cadillac XTS include electric power steering, a self-parking system, and a rear entertainment system with dual screens and Bluray player. The XTS combines the old flare and reputation of Cadillac with a completely modern…almost futuristic like interior and exterior design. Many describe the front seat area as a spaceship cockpit with touch screen controls and displays.

The car is a five passenger luxury vehicle with amenities such as 19 inch wheels, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, keyless ignition and entry, 8-inch touchscreen with OnStar, Bose sound system, xenon headlamps, and much more. The top versions include many additional accommodations such as bigger wheels, sunroofs, upgraded upholstery, chrome trimming, and more. The performance and safety features of the vehicle are superb and it gets about 17 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.

This car is an excellent buy and one of few choices for those in the market for a full size luxury sedan who wants to buy American over getting a Lexus, Infiniti, Mercedes, Audi, or BMW. Check it out for yourself at Les Stanford Cadillac!

The Impala, the Car of a Lifetime

2014 Chevy Impala at Les Stanford ChevroletThe 2014 Chevy Impala is a car that dreams are made from. It is a 4 door sedan that is primarily focused on generating a beautiful look while also being a comfortable and fun ride. The Impala is a well known and popular car that can get you from point A to point B with no worries whatsoever.

The Impala has been around for decades as one of the best cars to come from Chevrolet and its parent company General Motors. Introduced in 1958, the Impala has always been known for being a fairly high quality and attractive vehicle for its class. Now that it has reached 2014 it is still standing as one of the best vehicles on the market and as a strong pick for anyone who wants a good car.

With a maximum of 305 horsepower the Impala is certainly not a slow car this year either. It is certainly a bit on the heavier side of things but the engine is more than strong enough to pull it to where it needs to go, even making it from 0 to 60 in just under 7 seconds. Meanwhile it handles extremely well and manages to feel very mobile for its class.

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is a car that will blow you away at the end of the day with its high quality. It does everything it needs to and does it right.  Get yours at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

Cadillac SRX: Luxury Meets Reason

2014 SRX Crossover at Les Stanford CadillacThe 2014 Cadillac SRX is a luxurious crossover that is both capable and comfortable. It champions a sleek yet aggressive exterior and a chrome grill. An optional UltraView sunroof extends from front to middle, and provides sunlight throughout the vehicle. It comes standard with 20-inch accented aluminum wheels with an option to upgrade to a chrome finish. The SRX‘s adaptive headlights provide the perfect amount of light as they adjust to changes in speed and angle while retaining a bold appearance. The exterior lighting uses LED tail lights to provide a quicker reaction time at the cost of less energy than traditional bulbs.

The interior features an in-dash navigation system that doubles as a media center and uses the Natural Voice Recognition system to accept voice commands. Its Bose sound system includes active noise cancellation to provide distraction-free listening.  A rear-seat entertainment center is perfect to keep children busy, while heated and ventilated front seats provides relaxation for the driver and passenger.

Sporting a 3.6 liter V6 engine, the SRX is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 in 7.1 seconds while remaining fuel efficient. Its All-Wheel Drive and Real-Time suspension senses and adjusts to road conditions, making it more than suitable in variety of terrains. Auto-dry brakes adapt to moisture, and facilitates braking in inclement weather. The driver awareness package warns against an impending rear collision or an accidental lane change. Buy yours today at Les Stanford Cadillac.

2014 Chevrolet Tahoe: No Limitations

2014 Chevy Tahoe at Les Stanford ChevroletChevy does it again, the 2014 Chevy Tahoe is new and improved. With a consumer rating of 8.6 there are plenty of reasons to love this SUV. With the Tahoe able to seat up to nine people comfortably, a Vortec 5.3L V8 engine, and the ability to tow up to 8,500 pounds; this full size SUV is the one for any growing family.

The Tahoe comes with many of the standard features but its the extras that will make this SUV stand out from the rest. Upon arrival you will see that it offers active fuel management, premium cloth seats, rear park assist, a remote vehicle starter system, tri-zone manual climate control, a rear vision camera, and bluetooth wireless technology for phones.

The Tahoe also comes with ample front and rear head room, a smaller wheel base, EPA estimated 21 miles per gallon highway, and a 26 gallon tank; one will be able to take long vacations while not having to fill up as often. Combined with lots of room and good fuel economy, this SUV can also haul all of your loads up to 8,500 pounds. That makes this SUV great for any kind of hard work you may throw at it.

So if you are in need of a hard working, spacious, and durable family vehicle the 2014 Chevy Tahoe is for you.  Test drive yours at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

Cadillac ATS Handles Well and is Fun to Drive

2014 ATS at Les Stanford CadillacDrivers don’t have to spend extra money on a German import to find exceptional power and handling in an upscale midsize car. The 2014 Cadillac ATS provides agile and balanced handling along with a fun-to-drive character that features either a turbocharged four-cylinder or V6 engine along with cutting-edge interior design.

Now in its second year of production, the ATS is ideal for buyers looking to enter the realm of luxury automobiles. New for 2014 is an automatic high-beam control in the driver awareness and assist packages. A larger steering wheel is also featured in models with paddle shifters.

The striking exterior combines Cadillac’s modern yet classic design with lines that appeal to a wider audience. Those crisp lines and sleek curves translate to the interior that features a lot of wood, leather and metal in a choice of trims and accents. Front sport bucket seats are comfortable and roomy and provide enough width and depth for larger and long-legged passengers. High-quality materials contribute to the cabin’s overall sleek look, while the CUE infotainment interface features large icons and operates like an iPhone or iPad. OnStar, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a seven-speaker Bose sound system with satellite radio are also included. Four trim levels are available: base, luxury, performance and premium.

A long list of safety features give drivers peace of mind. Standard items include antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, head restrains and a full complement of airbags.

Test drive an ATS at Les Stanford Cadillac to see all these features for yourself!

The New 2014 Volt is Charged Up and Ready to Go

2014 Chevy Volt at Les Stanford ChevroletIs it a hybrid? Is it an electric? It’s both! The 2014 Chevrolet Volt sports both a lithium-ion battery pack and a low-fuel cost engine. The Sierra Club claims this hybrid to be number one on their list of plug ins. The Volt’s innovative use of electricity and gas allows for a greater performance that has crowds mesmerized in awe.

With a full tank and charged battery pack, the Volt can allow the driver to drive up to an EPA-estimated 38 miles on pure electricity. When the initial electricity runs out, the gas engine starts to provide more electricity that can last for 300-380 miles. When there is no electric power left, the car starts operating on pure gasoline.

The electric power allows for local, in-city drive, while the gas can support for more long distance drives. This car can go for 900 miles before refill and recharge. The Volt was built for long, energy-efficient travel while still being easy on the drivers’ wallets.

The Volt is equipped with multiple standard features including Bluetooth, touch-sensitive climate, USB connectivity, push-to-start, automatic climate control, and a 110-volt charge power cord. There are also many optional features such as the 240-volt charging station that allows for faster charges, the Bose sound system that uses less energy, and a navigation system that can store 30GB of music in its hard drive. Safety features include 8 air bags, anti-lock breaks, electronic traction, and stability control.

Ready for a Volt of your own? Get yours at Les Stanford Chevrolet today!