The 2013 Camaro Mixes Innovation With Retro Styling

2013 Chevy Camaro at Les Stanford ChevroletAfter all these years, the Chevrolet Camaro still stands atop the muscle car segment. With its able-bodied chassis, the 2013 Camaro treats the driver to a well-rounded driving dynamic. Whether you enjoy the muscular sounds of the V8 engine or the efficiency of the V6 engine, the Camaro will definitely deliver the thrills. Its stunning styling is one of the automotive world’s most popular exterior designs. It blends the Camaro of yesteryear’s persona with the modern technologies of today.

The base engine is a lively 3.6-liter, V6 engine that rolls out 323 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. Choose between a six-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Gas mileage stands at a frugal 30 mpg on the highway.

The Camaro SS turns the power up a notch with its boisterous 6.2-liter, V6 engine. It is able to develop a whopping 426 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. Performance enthusiasts now have the option of adding a track package called the 1LE. This performance package turns the Camaro into a legitimate track machine with its enhanced gear ratio and tuned-suspension setup.

For the driver that desires the ultimate in performance, the supercharged Camaro ZL1 will deliver the fun with its 580 horsepower engine.

The Camaro’s interior is just as appealing as the exterior. The cabin exhibits a performance-inspired vibe throughout the entire vehicle. Options range from an advanced navigation system to a rear-view camera.

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Chevy Traverse Offers Comfort for All

Chevy Traverse at Les Stanford ChevroletChevrolet is known for developing one of the most exciting lineups of vehicles in recent memory.  The 2013 Traverse is no exception as it provides a well-regarded option to the crossover SUV market made by a company who knows how to do vehicles correctly.  The Traverse is a well-equipped eight passenger vehicle that gives an extremely solid 288 horsepower v6 engine.  Despite all that power, it still provides an EPA estimated 24 mpg Highway.

The Traverse was designed with people in mind.  It offers a full third row so even those in the far back will feel comfortable.  With smart sliding second row seats, it is extremely simple for anyone to get in and out of the vehicle.  The Traverse keeps size in mind for cargo as well with 116.3 cubic feet of possible storage space.

The vehicle also comes with available Chevy MyLink.  MyLink provides several different musical options routed through a large touch screen display.  Get access to Pandora Internet Radio, as well as Stitcher SmartRadio.  Satellite radio is an available additional extra for music just about anywhere.  MyLink provides an easy hook up for any MP3 player.

The Traverse is also an extremely safe vehicle for all passengers.  Stabilitrak Electronic Stability Control helps prevent accidents by giving the driver precise control.  While six standard airbags help to protect those inside in case of an accident. The Traverse’s safety options provide peace of mind.

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The Future is Here with the Chevy Volt

2013 Chevy Volt at Les Stanford ChevroletThe Chevrolet Volt is a five-door hatchback hybrid car that is assembled at the Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly in Detroit, Michigan. It has won several accolades including the 2011 Green Car of the Year, 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year, and 2009 Green Car Vision Award. The car was also named in Popular Mechanics Top 10 Cars of 2011: Auto Excellence Awards.

The Volt has two modes, battery powered and gasoline powered; when fully charged the 2013 Volt has an electric range of 38 miles before the gasoline mode kicks in. Once that happens the gasoline fuels an internal combustion engine to extend the range of the electric generator.

Because of the Volt’s hybrid technology this gives the 2013 model a combined 98 MPG-e (miles per gallon equivalent) according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); as of February 2013 the Volt continues to be the most fuel efficient gasoline engine vehicle on the market. And per GM’s OnStar data the majority of drivers go up to 900 miles, which is on average a month and a half, before they have to refuel.

The Volt’s top speed is 100 mph with it’s 0-60 mph time at 9.2 seconds and the 60-0 mph braking distance is 124 ft per Edmunds.com road tests. As for safety, the results don’t lie; the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2013 Chevrolet Volt a Top Safety Pick and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the vehicle a five-star overall crash safety rating.

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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!

The 2013 Chevy Volt Stands Alone

When is a hybrid not a hybrid? When it has a gasoline engine but doesn’t use it to power the wheels.

The 2013 Chevrolet Volt has a 16.5-kwh lithium battery pack and a 149 horsepower, 273 pound-feet of torque electric motor. The high torque of the electric motor means the Volt is more energetic around town than its gas counterpart. It can reach a speed of 100 mph and goes from a standing start to 60 mph in a little under nine seconds.

The Volt will run on electric-only for 25 to 50 miles around town before the batteries run low.  Everyone else has a gas engine which powers the wheels directly or no gas engine at all. The Volt’s 1.4 liter gas engine turns a generator which sends electricity to the motor and can power the Volt for another 380 miles. If you use the car only for trips less than 35 miles and plug it in every night, you’ll never use a drop of gas. Equivalent miles per gallon while running on electricity are around 130 mpg in the city and 100 mpg on the highway (another oddity of electric motors – they perform best in stop and go driving).

The rest of the Volt makes driving enjoyable. Chevy provides the common list of standard equipment; automatic headlights, keyless entry, automatic climate control and Bluetooth capabilities. The Premium package adds leather upholstery, leather wrapped steering wheel and heated front seats. You can get a rearview camera and parking sensors and a navigation system and Bose speaker upgrade.

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The 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco Has Much To Offer

The 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco is the perfect family sedan. It is fuel-efficient, loaded with many standard features and has a roomy cabin. It is equipped with a 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine, and a six-speed automatic transmission. In addition, it has a small electric motor that generates 182 horsepower. It is estimated that the Malibu Eco gets 29 miles per gallon, which is more than other sedans in its class achieve.

The engine also assists acceleration and powers various accessories that the alternator normally powers. The Chevy Malibu Eco is also equipped with a stop/stand system that helps conserve fuel by shutting off the car when it is stopped at traffic lights.

There are many standard features available on the new Chevy Malibu Eco such as heated mirrors, keyless entry, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a tilt-telescoping steering wheel and a 60/40 split folding rear seat. It also features Bluetooth, satellite radio, iPod input, stability control, traction control and climate control. A sunroof is offered as an option on the Eco.

This well-designed and equipped mild hybrid vehicle also has several standard safety features such as OnStar, anti-lock brakes, front knee airbags, front side air bags and curtain side airbags.

The Malibu Eco offers more head and hip room than the earlier models. The front driver seat is adjustable for tall drivers and has 14.3 cubic feet of trunk space. The Chevy Malibu mild hybrid is the ultimate vehicle for those seeking a safe, comfortable, fuel-efficient and well-equipped mid-sized sedan.

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Chevy Malibu: Award-Winning Excellence

With a longstanding history of performance and fuel efficiency, the Chevy Malibu continues to impress. A Consumers’ Digest three-time “best buy” winner, the Chevy Malibu is a sleekly styled mid-sized sedan. For added style, you can also add 18 inch aluminum wheels or an optional spoiler.

The Malibu’s interior features impeccable attention to detail, highlighting a dual cockpit and flowing lines. Equipped with laminated glass and excellent acoustics, the Malibu also boasts a quiet ride. The Malibu comes with a long list of standard features like a Bose sound system and USB port that ensure fantastic music for the ride. It’s also compatible with Bluetooth, OnStar, and SiriusXM Radio.

Fuel efficiency is a strong benefit of the Malibu. Offering up to 33mpg on the highway and over 500 miles on a single tank, the Malibu is a perfect option for anyone looking to combat rising gas prices.

The Malibu offers exceptional safety, recognized as a top safety pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The vehicle is equipped with a stability system to help the driver navigate difficult driving situations such as poor weather or rough roads. It also has six standard air bags to provide protection for the driver and all passengers during an accident.

The Chevy Malibu is a great family vehicle that offers style, comfort, and fuel efficiency. Experience the exceptional performance for yourself and test drive a Malibu today at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac.

Suburban 2012 comes with Power & Finesse

The average family used to fit in a small economic car but now families require more passenger space. The 2012 Suburban continues to uphold the Chevrolet name while adding new safe and convenience features. Depending on the size of the customer’s family the Suburban has two models that offer 7, 8, and 9 passengers seating. The available trims for the 2012 Suburban are the LS1500, LS2500, LT1500, LT 2500 and LTZ 1500. There is the option of premium cloth seats, or leather appointed 1st and 2nd row seating. The front row seats have heating and cooling options and have tri-zone manual climate controls. Suburban is made sure to handle all advances in technology on the road like Bluetooth capabilities, IPod input and a free trial for satellite radio. In each Suburban model the customer has the option of adding a Navigation System to their vehicle.

The Suburban leads in offering the most cargo space, towing capabilities and comes with a powerful V8 engine. The 2012 Suburban spares nothing when it comes to the safety of its driver and passengers. The front, 2nd and 3rd row seats all have head airbags and there are dual front and side airbags. There are child seat anchors and real door child safety locks. The 2012 Suburban leads in performance when it comes to maneuverability and the V8 engine comes with 352 horsepower. When it comes to big engines the Suburban gives great gas mileage when compared to other large SUVs.

The Suburban will give a family great space, comfort and safety. See for yourself with a test drive at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac today!

Chevy Malibu: A Best Buy

Today’s Malibu is one of the top rated affordable mid-sized cars in America. In fact, Consumer’s Digest has named the Chevy Malibu a ‘Best Buy’ every year since 2009, and for good reason. It looks great, offers a sophisticated interior and gets an estimated 33 miles per gallon on the highway.

One of the first things you notice when driving a Malibu is the exception level of quiet inside. Chalk it up to superior sound engineering that includes sound deadeners and acoustic laminated glass. Interior options include Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free communications, steering wheel mounted audio controls, remote start and a sunroof.

The standard four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission combine to deliver 528 miles on a single tank of gas. If you crave more power you can order your Malibu with the optional 3.6L V-6 engine with dual overhead camshafts that generates 252 horsepower.

The Chevy Malibu received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s coveted ‘Top Safety Pick’ designation by earning the institutes highest ratings for front, side and rear impact as well as roof strength. Traction control, anti-lock brakes and a full compliment of airbags come standard on the Chevy Malibu. If that’s not enough, the Chevrolet Malibu includes the first six months of OnStar with Automatic Crash Response, which can alert emergency services in the event of airbag deployment, even if you are incapacitated.

Great looks, road-hugging performance, excellent fuel economy and top safety ratings make the 2012 Malibu a best buy for your money. See for yourself with a test drive today at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac!

Will the C7 Corvette Live up to its Hype?

Corvette designers have a long history of crafting auto show vehicles that are far more outlandish than the production Corvette that follows. While the C7 Corvette isn’t likely to feature the mid-engine layout that Chevrolet has been trying to put in place for twenty years, the teaser photos already in circulation speak of a sports car that will continue to make the Corvette a force to be reckoned with.

There is both rumor and truth concerning the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. The confirmed truth is that it will incorporate more weight-saving materials in its construction, such as magnesium and carbon fiber. It will feature a slightly thinner, more svelte-looking rear end, and its 6.2-liter V8 engine will be backed up by a new seven-speed transmission.

Early spy photos of the C7 test vehicles have led a number of reports to notice that the car seems a bit longer than previous Corvettes, with a narrower track. The speculation behind this backs up the conclusion that the Corvette’s interior will undergo a significant overhaul, as this proportional adjustment would allow for increased interior room in the car.

Inside this remodeled interior, the Corvette C7 will incorporate more lightweight materials than in current vehicles, but is expected to have greater attention to detail throughout in order to give the Corvette even more of a toehold in competing against luxury rivals from Maranello. Although the details surrounding the C7 are as yet little more than rumor, it’s certain that the next-generation Corvette will be a stunner.

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