2013 Chevy Volt: Where Performance Meets Efficiency

2013 Chevy Volt at Les Stanford ChevroletThe 2013 Chevy Volt is an impressive upgrade over its previous incarnations, combining innovative engineering aimed at efficiency without sacrificing superior driveability.

Any gas/electric hybrid is first judged based upon its fuel efficiency, and in this regard, the Volt stands at the head of the class. With the ability to power itself up to 40 miles on a single charge, the Volt has a 98-MPG equivalent (1 gallon of gasoline=33.7 kW-hr). Those with a short commute will not have to worry about stopping at the gas station very often, if ever.

With hybrids, there tends to be a stigma that in order to be fuel efficient and environmentally friendly, you must sacrifice power and performance. Thankfully, the 2013 Volt is engineered so brilliantly that the first thing the driver notices is its surprising acceleration, power and handling. This car is flat-out fun to drive.

Among the more exciting features the Volt boasts is the new “Hold” mode, wherein the driver can select which energy source the car will use at any given moment, allowing drivers to maintain the electric charge by switching to the gas generator. This is particularly useful for highway driving, where gas tends to be used more efficiently.

The Volt succeeds where so many other hybrids have failed, proving that power, performance and efficiency can be engineered to go hand in hand.  Check it out for yourself at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

No Line Between Work and Play- The Suburban Has it All

2013 Chevy Suburban at Les Stanford Chevrolet in DearbornWhether you have a big family or a big job, you need a vehicle that works and plays hard. The 2013 Chevy Suburban was made with big in mind. Off or on the road the Chevy Suburban was made for comfort. For family outings or lugging what you need for a big job, keep in mind that loading and unloading are convenient and easy with the power liftgate.  Perfect when you consider that Suburban’s interior is roomy enough to accommodate up to nine passengers and accommodates 137 cubic feet of internal cargo space.

And if you get off the beaten path the Suburban‘s off-road suspension package will let you do so in comfort. Plus, you can’t help but enjoy safety features like the standard driver information center, which provides you with important announcements of vehicle functions like engine oil life, tire pressure, fuel range and mileage, and for extra comfort features such as heated steering wheel are available.

The icing on the cake will be power–adjustable pedals; a remote vehicle starter and rear parking assist options.  You can also enjoy total climate control for driver, right-front passenger and rear passengers, separately or together. Heated and cooled, perforated leather-appointed 12-way power front bucket seats offer added comfort, and even include multiple-position driver memory, and driver and passenger power recline and lumbar support.

With plenty of space and comfort available the Suburban is your best choice.  Check it out for yourself with a test drive at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

The New and Improved Impala

chevy impala at les stanford chevroletThe 2013 Chevy Impala has caught many car buyers attention. The reason for this would have to be all the new features added to this model. Many thought that the Impala was at its all time best but somehow Chevy still managed to step it up a notch.

One nice feature would have to be the massive amount of trunk space. There is about 18.6 cubic feet of truck space. The Impala would be the perfect car for any individual who travels a lot and needs plenty of space.

Another nice feature would have to be the gas mileage. This beauty gets up to 30 miles per gallon. This means that you will save money by purchasing this car rather than another one with higher as mileage. The safety ratings on this vehicle are spectacular. Chevy has installed 6 air bags in every one of these beauties.

The Impala LS and LT also have the option of 6 passenger seating.

One last great feature would have to be the technology. The 2013 Impala comes equipped with Bose sound along with many other technology advances. Some of these include SiriusXM radio, turn-by-turn navigation, and built-in Bluetooth!

These are just a few of many exciting features of  the 2013 Chevrolet Impala.  Make sure to test drive this awesome vehicle at Les Stanford Chevrolet when going to purchase your new ride!

Smooth Cruising with the 2013 Spark

Chevy Spark at Les Stanford ChevroletThe 2013 Chevrolet Spark model is an economical vehicle with capacious internal features.  The car is a four door model with four seat capacity level. The 2013 Spark come with either a customary 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. Moreover, the vehicle come with a 5 year, 100,000 mile warranty, holds 1.2 liters and a 4 cylinder engine. Spark’s technology features are simply amazing. The car holds a 7 inch display that is network with Bluetooth emerging auditory heeding to Pandora world wide web radio and Sticher Smart Radio.

There is plenty of room for four individuals to take a road trip in the 2013 Spark model. The posterior inhabitants are divided by a cup holder and a storage container so that there is bountiful room for a person’s upper and bottom body parts to fit comfortably. The interior of the car is dashing for the youthful generation. The vehicle is immutable on the highway and finesses well through city traffic.

The Spark’s powerful steering is consummately fitted for a dynamic driving performance. The vehicle can easily take potholes and speed bumps without receiving any damage after-effects. Chevy has presented their 2013 Spark model to be resilient with in big cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles. The model’s value beats out the Scion iQ and Fiat 500 models while also providing better feasible caliber and aptitude than the Smart Fortwo vehicle.

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

The Chevy Tahoe Is At The Head Of The Class

Chevy Tahoe at Les Stanford Chevrolet in DetroitIf  you are looking for a vehicle that can seat up to nine people, tow whatever you need, get 21 mpg, and look great doing all this, the 2013 Chevy Tahoe is for you.

The Tahoe’s combination of power and fuel efficiency is unmatched in its class. The Tahoe comes standard with a 320 HP, 5.3 liter engine, giving it the capability to tow up to 8,500 pounds, yet it still gets 21 mpg.  The Tahoe comes with 4-wheel ABS, stability control, traction control, and available 4WD, allowing you to safely get to your destination no matter what the weather or terrain.

The Tahoe’s interior is also best in class. Offering third row seating, comfortably seating nine, you and your passengers will enjoy generous leg-room and class leading interior space. The Tahoe’s well appointed interior also includes optional leather seats, wood trim, and an available power sunroof. All these fine amenities are topped off with a Bose 10-speaker sound system, and in-dash infotainment screen with SiriusXM radio.

With class leading fit and finish, and available 22 inch chrome wheels,  the Tahoe will turn heads wherever you go.  Other exterior features that make the Tahoe one of the best looking trucks on the road include day-time running lights, fog lamps, running boards, a roof rack, and privacy glass.

The 2013 Chevy Tahoe offers class leading power, safety, fuel mileage, and interior space, all while being one of the best looking trucks on the road.  Get yours at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

Too Much Information? Not from the 2014 Corvette Stingray

2014 corvette stingray gaugeThe advanced cluster display in the 2014 Corvette Stingray can provide up to 69 unique sources of information, ranging from an interactive performance timer to a tire tread temperature display. The crisp and bright display features make this information easily accessible via three configurable modes that prioritize information for daily commuting, weekend canyon carving and track events.

Flanked by three analog gauges for speed, fuel level, and engine-coolant temperature, the eight-inch liquid-crystal display screen in the center of the cluster is organized into sport, tour and track themes that change with the Driver Mode Selector. Each display theme is designed for a specific driving scenario and can be configured through applications found in the “app tray.”

“The new Corvette Stingray features many advanced technologies, so our challenge when designing the driver’s displays was to ensure that those technologies could be easily found in common driving scenarios,” said Jason Stewart, General Motors interaction designer.
“The touring theme places more emphasis on multimedia and infotainment; the sport theme emphasizes performance features with a prominent shift indicator and a large radial tachometer; track theme offers a race-inspired layout containing a sweeping tachometer, Corvette racing inspired shift lights and permanent lap-time displays,” Stewart said. “Each of these three themes can also be configured so that drivers can personalize their experience in the Stingray.”

The 10 configurable display features that will help drivers realize the Stingray’s capabilities are:
The Tour theme – Displayed when the Stingray is in Weather, Eco, or Tour drive mode, this is the most modern display, providing essential vehicle information drivers want for commuting or long-distance driving and includes key vehicle information and multimedia displays;
the Sports theme – Displayed when the Stingray is in Sport mode, this theme is designed to recall the classic sports-car experience, with a single, radial tachometer dominating the display;
the Track theme – Inspired by the cluster of the Corvette Racing C6.R, this theme prioritizes the information vital for a successful track outing, including a “hockey stick” style tachometer, large gear indicator and shift lights;
Adjustable redline – All themes feature an adjustable redline that shows the suggested maximum engine speed as low as 3,500 rpm when the engine is cold;
Tachometer halo – The Sport theme features a ring around the tachometer that glows from yellow to amber to red as engine rpms increase;
Shift lights – The track theme features shift lights influenced by the C6.R, which illuminate from the outside-in, transition from green to yellow to blue and flash at redline providing an easy-to-see shift notification at high speeds;
Friction bubble/cornering force  – The friction bubble that displays lateral and longitudinal G-forces allows drivers to measure how close they are to the Stingray’s limits;
Tire temperature gauge  – Leveraging the existing Tire Pressure Monitoring System, this patented system informs the driver as the tires warm up from cold to warm to hot, with hot being the optimal temperature for peak grip and track performance;
Acceleration timer  – The interactive timer features programmable start/end speeds, which enable drivers to measure any acceleration run, from a traditional 0-60 mph to acceleration from 70-100 mph in top gear;
and the Lap timer  – Shows current, previous and best lap times, enabling drivers to measure their consistency while lapping a road course.

The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe goes on sale in the third quarter of 2013.  Pre-order yours at Les Stanford Chevrolet, the Corvette King!

2013 Silverado – Works Hard, Moves Fast

Chevy Silverado at Les Stanford Chevrolet in DearbornThe 2013 Chevy Silverado is among the strongest and fastest full-size pickups on the market.

The Silverado is built for towing. It can tow more than 10,000 pounds and has a special towing mode to enhance performance when hauling heavy loads. The truck’s Trailer Sway Control applies the brakes when a hauled load starts to sway. On long downhill stretches, the Silverado’s six-speed transmission automatically downshifts to preserve the truck’s brake pads. The automatic Hill Start Assist kicks in when you’re parked on a grade of 5% or higher, giving you extra time to accelerate without rolling backwards. Add a payload capacity of more than 1,900 pounds and the Silverado is supreme for even the biggest work projects or family road trips.

The Silverado‘s impressive VortecTM 5.3L V8 engine combines 315 horsepower 335 pound-foot of torque. Also available is the Vortec 6.2L V8 engine with 403 horsepower and 417 pound-foot of torque. The Silverado operates on regular gasoline or E85, an ethanol/gasoline blend that helps reduce gasoline consumption. It gets 15 miles per gallon in the city and 22 on the highway.

Buyers have the option to select a regular cab or extended cab, and a standard box or long box frame. The 2013 Chevy Silverado has a Kelly Blue Book consumer rating of 8.7 out of 10.

Check out this powerful pickup for yourself with a test drive at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

A New Affordable Yet Exciting Chevrolet Sonic

2013 Chevy Sonic at Les Stanford ChevroletThere is a new and exciting Chevrolet vehicle out on the market today; this vehicle is the new 2013 Chevrolet Sonic. This is a vehicle for individuals who are looking for a small car that is easy to handle. The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic drives smooth, so for those individuals who drive down bumpy roads, this vehicle is for you. The passengers who ride in this vehicle will have a lot of space for their legs, along with being able to move around.

This vehicle has a four cylinder engine; every model has Bluetooth, along with blind spot for its mirrors. An individual has an option to put a touchscreen system into their vehicle. The 2013 Chevy Sonic has automatic headlights. This type of car has safety, meaning there are air bags along with seat belts and child locks.

Individuals are able to buy this vehicle in different models, depending on exactly what they are looking for. An individual is able to buy this vehicle as a hatchback with four doors or the vehicle is also available as a sedan. This vehicle is not only easy to drive, but it is affordable as well. The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic was rated 8 out of the 41 vehicles for the most affordable cars.

The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic has power locks, air conditioning, keyless entry (meaning individuals are able to enter the car without a key), along with its wheels being steel. The mirrors in this vehicle are heated, and the vehicle has power windows. There are heated seats in the front of the vehicle along with a navigation system, if wanted.

This is the vehicle for individuals who like to drive small vehicles.  Try it out for yourself today!  Visit Les Stanford Chevrolet for a test drive.

Bolt For The Chevy Volt

2013 Chevy Volt at Les Stanford ChevroletThe new lines of super fuel efficient vehicles are emerging in a surging pace throughout the market and the 2013 Chevy Volt is a major component of the boom. The implementation of its advanced lithium-ion battery enables the driver to drive gas-free for an estimated 38 miles while the vehicle’s on-board gas generator allows for 380 miles of travel on a full tank of gas. Not only is that an outstanding portrayal of great technological advancements, but it also proves to be extremely fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly.

The Volt‘s base model is equipped with a hybrid engine and a direct drive transmission. The safety features includes side and curtain airbags along with stability and traction controls. The vehicle is also equipped with the latest technology’s syncing capabilities with Bluetooth, satellite radio and an optional add on of a navigation system.

Although the car’s features and persona basically spell out electric car, it is not. The Volt is one of the newer line of models that is referred to as a plug-in hybrid vehicle, in which it is powered and charged from electric power and runs on an amount of supply until it switches over to its gasoline-electric powertrain. The 2013 model’s newer options that differs from previous models is the “hold” mode which enables the driver to utilize the car’s all-electric powers when it is most efficient for them to do so.

Bolt for a Volt today!  Test drive the model at Les Stanford Chevrolet!

2013 Chevy Equinox – A Top-Notch Crossover

2013 equinox blue at les stanford chevrolet in dearbornThe Chevy Equinox has been a leader in crossover SUV category for many years but the 2013 version has really made an impact. It is ranked one of the top crossover vehicles on the market. The Equinox offers style and function without sacrificing comfort.

The Equinox offers drivers 22 city miles per gallon and 32 highway miles per gallon. It is a 4 cylinder vehicle that can hold up to 5 individuals and lots of cargo. The sliding back seat is one of the best features and allows for more cargo space in the trunk area or more leg room for passengers sitting in the back.

The Equinox is available in a few different trims. The LS, 1LT, 2LT and the LTZ all offer different features but all remain a 4 cylinder engine for great gas mileage. Most of the different trims offer a V6 option except the base model which does not. Each trim has all wheel drive making it a great vehicle in different weather conditions. Any of the trims would be a great choice.

Some of the other great features of the Equinox are the satellite radio that comes installed, the mp3 capable radio, Bluetooth technology and a high quality sound system. It is a great vehicle that is safe, dependable and very comfortable to ride in. It is great for the average individual or even a bigger family.

Check out the Equinox for yourself with a test drive at Les Stanford Chevrolet today!