The 2012 Chevy Equinox – Just the Right Size

2012 Chevy Equinox for sale in Dearborn, MI at Les Stanford ChevroletSmaller sport utility vehicles are just the thing for those who want improved fuel economy, yet want to retain the versatility and passenger comfort of larger SUVs. As the smallest SUV in the Chevy lineup, the 2012 Equinox offers just that and much more. From attractive exterior styling to a well-designed interior and a good mix of standard features and options, the Equinox is bound to make its owners happy.

The Equinox comes in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants. Many people will find the added traction that all-wheel drive offers to be helpful in snowy regions of the country. The compact SUV also features the StabiliTrak electronic stability control, which helps keep the Equinox surefooted on the road under low traction condition. Capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds, the Equinox’s Electronic Trailer Sway Control helps keep trailer movement under control while towing.

Inside, the Equinox has a number of standard features, including Bluetooth connectivity for enabled devices. Options for other trims include projector beam headlamps, rear parking assist, a power liftgate and a 250-watt premium sound system. The top-level LTZ also features leather-appointed seating surfaces and climate control for its occupants.

The standard motor for the 2012 Equinox is the 2.4-liter ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine. This engine produces 182 horsepower, giving it good performance and excellent fuel economy. For those looking for a bit more verve under the hood, there’s also the 3-liter, 6-cylinder engine, delivering 264 horsepower. Both engines are backed by a six-speed automatic transmission that helps deliver the best fuel economy available for both engines.

Buyers will be impressed by the 2012 Chevy Equinox’s maneuverability and small size in tight areas, as well as its class-competitive cargo and interior space. The Equinox also delivers with excellent gas mileage, with a combined 26 MPG for the 4-cylinder front-wheel drive model and 19 MPG for a V6 equipped all-wheel drive model.

Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac’s showroom is waiting for you! Visit us at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124 or give us a call at (800) 836-0972.

The Luxurious 2012 CTS Sport Sedan

Cadillac CTS Sport Sedan at Les Stanford Cadillac in Dearborn,  MIFrom the dramatically crisp and clean lines on the exterior to the chrome-trimmed interior, the 2012 CTS Sport Sedan screams luxury. This luxury extends to its eye-catching lighting, high-performance engine and must-have upgrades as well.

Jewel designed headlamps sparkle dramatically with the light-pipe technology associated with the Cadillac brand. Its vertical taillamps contain LED lighting to illuminate quicker and burn longer than other bulbs.

Engine performance is crucial. Cadillac does not disappoint with this direct injection V6 engine available as either a 3.0L with 270 horsepower or a 3.6L with 318 horsepower. Owners choosing from a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission receive more power for driving and fewer emissions for the environment.

With wheels pushed out to the corners, this sport sedan has enhanced maneuverability. Whether it is the rear-wheel drive or the all-wheel drive option, both use the StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System. Sensors in this system detect the direction the vehicle is headed versus the angle of the steering wheel and engages the braking system on the appropriate tire, to aid the driver in controlling the vehicle.

Cadillac offers upgrades to the standard design that throws this vehicle over the top. A glide-up touch-screen navigation system displays destination information, offers pause-and-play radio and provides ten gigabytes of hard drive storage space. The adaptive forward lighting Xenon High-Intensity Discharge headlamps swivel upwards to improve nighttime visibility based on the speed and angle the vehicle is traveling. A rear-view backup camera displays a panoramic view of everything located behind the vehicle, either inside the rear-view mirror or on the navigational system. Finishing it off is the keyless access system. It senses the driver’s approach or departure and automatically locks or unlocks the vehicle.

The luxury found in the 2012 CTS Sport Sedan keeps drivers coming back for more. Come over to Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124 and see for yourself.

The 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1: Heads Will Turn

Chevy Camaro ZL1 at Les Stanford Chevrolet Dealership in Dearborn, MICamaro fans – it’s back. The new Chevy Camaro ZL1 lives up to the iconic car of the past. Sleek, elegant lines, an aluminum hood with carbon fiber air extractor, aluminum wheels and HID lamps with LED halo rings, brings the older version full circle with sporty, modern additions.

Lose yourself in the high-performance contoured seats that boast luxuriously soft suede inserts. A suede wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are available, for those that wish to bask in the elegance of the perfect ride.

A premium Boston acoustics stereo system blends the dynamic sounds of your favorite tunes to an unsurpassed quality. Dual mode exhaust and track-tuned suspension magnifies the quiet ride expected from a Chevy.

Sporty dash features include a four pack auxiliary gauge boost readout. Precision maneuvering and track tuned suspension, with magnetic ride, lends hand to a smooth driving experience. The small diameter of the steering wheel allows quick turning and ideal cornering.

The 2012 Chevy Camaro comes with a unique front fascia and front splitter with rear diffuser, a rear spoiler and side rocker extensions. Heads will turn as you fly by in the latest in sportier car models, designed to give you comfort, smoothness and the spot-on maneuverability drivers have come to love in the Camaro.

Tested in a 24 hour endurance test, professional drivers have put the new Chevy Camaro ZL1 through rigorous testing to ensure this car will provide the optimal driving experience for years to come.

Drive a Chevy Camaro ZL1 at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac and bring back memories of the classic car. It’s your old Camaro, only better. We are located at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124.

Possible Corvette C7 Changes

Chevrolet Corvette C7- Image is from JalopnikThis week saw a huge spike in the amount of rumors concerning the Chevy Corvette C7. While none of these changes are definite, avid Corvette fans should still find it incredibly fun to speculate on what may be featured in the upcoming C7 model. Even though security at Chevy’s secret test facility is incredibly tight, some clever informants claim to have gotten a few details on the next-generation Corvette. Possibly the biggest news is the supposedly redesigned instrument panel that might be featured in the upcoming Chevy C7.

The possibly redesigned gauge cluster is said to be focused around a huge eight-inch LCD panel. According to rumors, the LCD screen can be customized by the driver to display a variety of information in real-time. Additionally, this supposed screen will come with three different factory-installed presets, including cruise, race and sport modes. Before purists get too worried that the classic Corvette gauges will be replaced with digital displays, they should know that the coolant temp, speedometer and fuel gauge will probably all use the classic white and red needles found on the Corvette C6. However, drivers will have to wait awhile until any of this information is confirmed, since the vehicle is speculated to be scheduled for a release date as early as fall 2012 and as late as 2014.

Because Chevy has put so much effort into redesigning the control panel of the C7, many Corvette enthusiasts believe that many other interior systems on the car will follow. With the present generation C6 sporting outdated information and entertainment systems, this is probably a very likely probability. One of the many features that fans would like to see on the new C7 Corvette is the inclusion of voice commands. This useful feature allows drivers to verbally instruct their car to perform certain actions without ever needing to take their hands off of the steering wheel. Although there isn’t much concrete information available on the Corvette C7, more information should become available closer to the release date.

To speak to a representative at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac call (800) 836-0972 or stop by 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124 today! Chevrolet Corvette C7 image is from Jalopnik.

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro: Flashy, Pulse-Racing Excitement

2012 Chevy Camaro for sale at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn, MIBuyers looking for power, performance and flash will find their answer in the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro. The new Camaro features a number of improvements over previous editions. Chevrolet created more power for the Camaro’s V6 engine, a new suspension for the SS coupe and interior upgrades for all trim levels. The new Camaro ZL1 debuts later in the year, resurrecting the supercharged V8 engine.

The Camaro ZL1 engine is like that of the Corvette ZR1 and the Cadillac CTS-V, two high-performance cars also from General Motors. This V8 cranks out upwards of 570 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission is standard in most models, with a six-speed automatic option.

The new V6 model has a more powerful engine, a new steering wheel, a revamped instrument panel and an optional rear-view camera. Revised suspension offers better handling for the SS coupe and a special 45th anniversary package celebrates Camaro’s milestone birthday.

The 2012 Camaro is available as a coupe or convertible. Air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, automatic headlights, black steel wheels, wireless Bluetooth, OnStar, a CD player and satellite radio are standard equipment on the base model. High-end trim levels feature alloy wheels, fog lamps, power seats, remote ignition, an iPod interface, heated seats and mirrors, leather upholstery, extra gauges, a rear-view camera and rear park assist.

Buyers can customize most Camaro models with larger wheels, Xenon headlights, a sunroof and a variety of stripes and trims. The 45th anniversary edition comes with carbon flash paint, stripes, black leather upholstery and embroidered logos. All convertibles have a soft top, rear-view camera, and rear park assist.

The Camaro has a combined fuel economy rating of 22 MPG. The automatic is only slightly less fuel-efficient than the manual transmission. As for safety, the new Camaro comes standard with anti-lock brakes, stability control, a full array of airbags and OnStar. The car received excellent ratings in brake testing.

The 2012 Chevy Camaro is a fresh, modern take on the classic muscle car introduced in 1967. Whether a buyer chooses a coupe, a convertible or the supercharged ZL1, the Camaro will make a definite statement in style and performance.

Grab the keys to a 2012 Chevy Camaro from Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac. We are just down the road at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124.

The Cadillac Escalade: A 2012 Luxury

2012 Caddy Escalade at Les Stanford Cadillac Dealership in Dearborn, MICadillac is known for its continuum in producing quality top-of-the-line vehicles for your driving pleasure. The 2012 Cadillac Escalade is a prime example of style and craftsmanship that exudes luxury inside and out. The 2012 Escalade casts a powerful presence with innovative technology, stunning features and ultimate performance.

The interior of this vehicle is far above standard, with elegant polished chrome and brushed aluminum adorning the dash and doors. The 2012 Escalade is spacious enough to seat up to 8 adults quite comfortably. Upon entering an Escalade you will notice details that will impress the most discriminating tastes. Leather trim, of the highest quality, works seemingly with meticulous French-stitched seams. Premium sound quality flows from the 10-speaker Bose 5.1 surround sound system and a power-adjustable steering wheel renders just the right amount of comfort when driving. Your option of a heated steering wheel would be a treat for those frosty mornings.

Accompanied by all the luxury and splendor of the 2012 Escalade is its ability to command the road. It is equipped with a 6.2L 403 HP V8 engine, perfectly fitted with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Magnetic Ride Control feature guarantees a smooth ride every time you get behind the wheel. This class-exclusive suspension system is specifically designed to combine computer-controlled damping, which causes the vehicle to immediately react to changes in the road conditions in a split second. Also, the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) of the Escalade allows for cool confidence when driving through some of the roughest terrain.

Other 2012 Escalade models that offer peak performance and reliability are inclusive of the Escalade Hybrid SRP, the Escalade ESV MSRP and the Escalade EXT SRP. These vehicles are long on luxury, durability and performance with features like Active Fuel Management, rear-wheel drive for a towing capacity of 8,000 lbs. and Road Sensing Suspension to provide smoothness while towing.

By making the 2012 Cadillac Escalade your choice, you will have a brand that provides luxury, without compromising the highest standard of performance.

Grab the keys to a Cadillac Escalade from Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124. Or give us a ring at (800) 836-0972.

The New Chevy Corvette: What the C7 Has in Store for You

Les Stanford Chevrolet Dealership in Dearborn Michigan The upcoming Chevy Corvette C7, also referred to as the Y1XX internally, is the newest generation that promises to be one of the most interesting Corvettes to come out of the factory in over 13 years. Experts argue as to when it will actually come out, however you can anticipate having the keys in hand by the 60th Anniversary in 2013.

The exterior of the C7 is going to feature quite a number of changes. This Corvette will be slimmer and also feature a lengthened wheel base. There is also a split rear window that is just like the one and only model of the 1963 Sting Ray Coupe. It may also look familiar if you watched the second Transformers movie as there was a prototype featuring this special window.

Be amazed with the interior of the Corvette as Chevy has finally decided to compete with other manufacturers in terms of what the gauge clusters and instrument panel looks like. There will still be white dials with the red needle, but it will also have a rumored 8 inch colored LCD display to tell the driver of additional details going on with the car. As for the seats, they will be bucket and unlike anything you’ve ever experienced- unless you’ve sat in a very modern Ferrari.

What’s under the hood isn’t too shabby, either. The 7-speed gearbox is competing with other sports cars of late and the engine is expected to be similar to what’s available in Corvette Racing, including a 5.5 liter V8 engine that packs at least 440 horsepower worth of power but probably closer to 485. The C7 is going to be fast and noticeably more unique than the past few generations in order to give people more to talk about in the car world.

For more information call Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at (800) 836-0972 or visit our website at Lesstanforchevrolet.com.

Spacious and Comfortable : The 2012 Chevy Impala

2012 Chevy Impala for sale at Les Stanford in Dearborn, Michigan There aren’t many vehicles out there that offer the comfortable ride and space of a traditional full-size American sedan. The front-wheel drive platform offers safe and predictable handling, with the suspension pliability to soak up bumps and uneven pavement. The Impala should top the list of those looking for a four-door sedan with traditional full-size attributes.

Those full-size credentials start with the Impala’s length. At 200-inches and a 110.5-inch wheelbase, the Impala features plenty of trunk space and interior volume. The full-size Chevy offers the most head and legroom among front and rear occupants in its class. The 60/40 split front bench on the LS and LT models help push the seating capacity to six occupants. With the standard front bucket seats of the LTZ, five adults can sit in comfort.

Outside, the Impala uses restrained amounts of chrome accenting to lend a sophisticated look to the exterior bodywork. Also, 16-inch aluminum wheels are standard on the 2012 Impala, along with dual exhausts. A small rear spoiler is available on the LTZ, along with 18-inch wheels and front fog lamps. Inside, the Impala is a pleasant place to spend time in, with comfortable cloth seating and a healthy number of standard features on the LS. The LT and LTZ offer leather seats, a center console shifter, an 8-speaker Bose sound system and dual-zone climate controls.

The Impala’s sole engine choice is a new 3.6-liter, 6-cylinder engine, producing 302 horsepower and 252 foot pounds of torque. This engine is backed by a 6-speed automatic transmission, delivering smooth power delivery as well as excellent fuel economy for a car of its size. EPA estimates for the 2012 Impala are 18 MPG city and 30 MPG highway.

For space and comfort, choose a Chevy Impala from Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124. You can also reach us by phone at (800) 836-0972.

Check Out the Seventh Generation Chevy Corvette

Les Stanford Chevrolet Dealership in Dearborn Michigan Every so often, the Chevy Corvette receives some new improvements and can then be deemed as a new generation. The C4 became the C5, then was modified to become the C6. The last two generations have included a more powerful engine as well as a few modifications to the exterior, which makes anticipating the C7 very exciting.

According to the rumors, the C7 Corvette is going to be instantly noticeable from all of its predecessors because of the slimmed down posterior. Design Chief Ed Welburn has commented on many occasions that the C6’s posterior was way too wide, so it’s only sensible that the new one will be slimmer.

The interior of the Y Platform Corvette is also going to offer something much more sensational that can be compared to such luxury cars as the Porsche and BMW. The Corvette has always been considered a sports car, so it’s been strange that the interior hasn’t competed with the other sports cars in its class. This is rumored to not be the case anymore. The instrument panel will be very modern and very close to what you would see in the cockpit of a plane.

If you’ve always loved the 1963 model Corvette with the split rear window, you have even more reason to celebrate because C7 has decided to pay a little homage to its ancestors. As for what’s under the hood of the Corvette, it will stick to what it knows best, which is front drive, rear engine. The engine is rumored to be more Ferrari-like, however. The engine may end up being a 5.5 liter V8 engine with 440 horsepower, offering something exceptionally sporty. The C7 will be coming out with a 2013 model date in the fall of 2012.

Please visit Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac’s website at Corvetteking.com or give us a call at (800) 836-0972.

Running Silent, Running Deep: The 2012 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn, Michigan First, let’s get out of the way that the Chevy Volt is NOT an all-electric car. It is a plug-in hybrid, which means it has more power and longer range on batteries than your average hybrid (25 to 50 miles at up to 100 MPH.) It can be plugged in and it has a gasoline engine to restore power to the system. That said, the 2012 Chevrolet is quite possibly the most fuel-efficient production vehicle on the market today, as well as certainly being the most advanced hybrid to roll out of Detroit so far.

The Volt is a 4 door hatchback that seats four. Primary power for the vehicle is delivered by an electric motor that generates 149 horsepower and puts out 273 foot pounds of torque, drawing on a 16 kilowatt lithium-ion battery pack. Recharging the batteries is a 1.4 liter four-cylinder inline gasoline engine, which is rated for premium fuel only. Advanced engineering also allows this engine to add some power to the wheels at high speeds. The car also recovers power during the braking process and can be completely recharged from either a 120 volt or 240 volt outlet. Time from standstill to sixty is approximately 9.3 seconds, average for a hybrid of this class.

Standard features on the Chevrolet Volt include automatic headlights, automatic climate control, heated mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, remote ignition, cruise control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, manual front seats with six degrees of movement, tilting and telescoping steering wheel, cloth upholstery, OnStar, including turn-by-turn Nav Assist, Bluetooth, voice control for phone, a six-speaker sound system with CD player and touchscreen and 17 inch alloy wheels.

Moving up to the premium package will gain premium leather seating, a leather swathed steering wheel, and heated front seats. Available as an option is the Rear Camera and Park Assist package.

Fuel mileage is truly variable for the Chevrolet Volt, due to its combo plug-in and hybrid nature. If you make a round trip of perhaps 30 miles every day, return home and plug it in, you will rarely burn a drop of gasoline. If you make longer trips, your mileage will average out to about 33 miles per gallon.

Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac is waiting to help you with your car buying needs, at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124.