The Chevy Colorado Midsize Pickup Truck: Just the Right Size

2012 Chevy Coloardo at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn MIThe new 2012 Chevy Colorado is a versatile truck. Many benefits come from features both standard and optional, from safety to convenience.

Four-wheel anti-lock brakes and stability control with traction control are valuable systems to have when needing to make emergency maneuvers. While they may help give more control and keep the vehicle on the road, more features are available should an accident happen involving a crash. Six airbags for the driver, front passenger and head-curtain side impact airbags give protection to the occupants. The steel safety cage and side-impact protection door beams reduce damage to the cab, reducing further injury.

As with most pickup trucks, the Colorado has both a 2WD and a 4×4 drive train. The two-wheel drive is efficient for drivers in mild weather climates and is best for fuel economy. In climates or terrains where four-wheel drive is needed, touch button shifting is available to easily switch between the two drives.

Depending on the truck’s size, engine and optional equipment, it’s possible to get up to 25 miles per gallon on the highway and 18 miles per gallon for city driving.

One of the major reasons to own a pickup truck is the ability to haul things. The Colorado is available with either a standard or a short cargo bed, making it easy to have just the right amount of space. A drop-in bed liner comes standard to help protect the bed bottom from scratches and dents.

If the cargo bed alone doesn’t have enough room for everything, a trailering package is available. With a maximum payload of up to 1,400 pounds, it should be quite possible to haul around practically anything.

The Colorado is big enough for tough jobs, yet small enough to use every day. For all of your Chevy needs visit Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124.

Got the Need for Speed? The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Fits the Bill

Chevy Camaro at Les Stanford Chevrolet Dealership in Dearborn MIIf you have the need for speed and want a great looking car, the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro is for you. The SS Coupe features a 6.2 liter V8 with a six-speed manual transmission to help you tear up the street — or track.

The 20-inch wheels with 275/40R20 tires and the rear spoiler help give the Camaro its sexy look. The tires sit on painted alloy wheels under the Camaro’s sporty 112.3-inch wheelbase and are turned by a limited slip differential. The base engine is a 6.2 liter, overhead valve V8 that produces 420 foot-pounds of torque at 4,600 RPM and 426 horsepower at 5,900 RPM. The Camaro holds 19 gallons of premium unleaded gasoline and gets 16 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway.

The Camaro features several safety options, including four-wheel ABS brakes, front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags and child seat anchors. The Camaro also features a remote anti-theft alarm system, daytime running lights and front fog/driving lights, stability control, traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution and post-collision safety system, among several other safety features.

While you may think the Camaro is small, it features plenty of room — the front head room is over 35 inches and the leg room is over 42 inches. The front seats are eight-way powered and are height adjustable. The rear features over 35 inches of head room and 30 inches of rear leg room. The rear seat also folds down for more cargo space.

For comfort and convenience, the Camaro features remote power door locks, power mirrors and one-touch power windows. Use the cruise control while on a long highway trip. The front console has storage to hold incidentals while driving, cup holders, front door pockets and front seatback storage. It also has 12-volt front power outlets for your GPS or cell phone charging needs. The steering wheel is tilt and telescopic.

All of this is covered by GM’s basic three-year, 36,000-mile warranty, five-year, 100,000-mile drivetrain and roadside warranties, and a six-year, 100,000-mile rust warranty.

Drive in style in the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro. Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124 is ready to assist you today!

The Chevrolet Volt: Innovative Technology

Chevy Volt at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn MIChevrolet has offered an innovative and tech savvy alternative to the standard passenger car criteria. With the introduction of the Volt, Chevrolet has done their part to offer a vehicle to those who want to “Go Green”.

Introduced to the U.S. market in 2010, the Chevrolet Volt, a gas/electric hybrid, is growing in popularity. The Volt has a powerful lithium-ion battery which alone can power the car for approximately 35 miles. The Volt operates solely on battery power until the battery has lost charge. At this point, the gas engine kicks in to power an electric generator to help with extending the vehicle’s range. The Volt also utilizes regenerative braking, which basically means that when the brake is applied, the energy required to stop the car is not wasted but converted to another form of energy that is stored in the battery for later use. The Volt also features 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, heated power adjustable mirrors and is enabled with a remote start system as standard equipment. The Volt also boasts hands-free calling via Bluetooth for certain phones, a USB port, a 30 GB hard drive for audio data storage, three convenient 12 volt auxiliary power outlets and a centrally located 7” LCD touch screen as standard equipment. Talk about a mobile office!

Safety takes no back seat in the Chevrolet Volt as it comes standard with dual stage airbags, daytime running lamps, an anti-theft system, remote keyless entry and a tire pressure monitor.

Anyone who purchases a Chevrolet Volt will enjoy the benefits that this vehicle offers. Imagine longer times between fill ups as the Volt offers an estimated 37 MPG in gasoline-only mode. The Volt is perfect for trips around the city or short commutes to work. An owner of a Chevrolet Volt would most likely feel a sense of pride in knowing that they would be doing their part to reduce emissions and help the environment.

The Chevrolet Volt is truly technology in motion. Get in motion and head over to Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124. Or call (800) 836-0972 to speak to one of our knowledgeable representatives.

Get the Complete Package With the 2011 Chevrolet Impala

Chevy Impala at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn Mi The Chevy Impala is a top choice among American drivers of full-size sedans but it’s much more than that.

The 2011 Impala matches performance with fuel economy and styling with safety. In fact, its roominess comes almost as an afterthought when you get behind the wheel.

The Impala comes standard with a 3.5L V6 motor and an optional 3.9L V6 (standard in LTZ models). Both are equipped with Variable Valve Timing, which improves performance and minimizes emissions. The Impala won’t hurt you at the gas pump. The 3.5L engine delivers 29 highway MPG — tops in its market segment. The Impala can also run off E85 ethanol, a cleaner-burning fuel that is made with U.S.-grown biomass.

The 2011 Impala is stylish both inside and out. The exterior is designed to stand out among its peers and allow for maximum passenger and cargo space on the inside. Interior options maximize comfort, whether it be heated front seating with six-way power adjustments, satellite radio with Bose premium sound or Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone apps that allow you to take full advantage of your Impala.

With the Impala, safety is built-in — not added on. Along with a reinforced-steel safety cage, all Impala models are equipped with six standard airbags — four upfront (frontal and side-impact) along with head curtain side-impact airbags for rear passengers.

The security of OnStar, however, may be the Impala’s most valuable safety feature. OnStar offers a variety of services, but your loved ones will appreciate its Automated Crash Response system the most. Even if you are incapacitated in the event of a crash, OnStar will alert emergency responders of your location and request assistance.

The 2011 Chevrolet Impala is the complete package. Drive one today and you’ll see why no other sedan provides more value. Find the Chevy Impala at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124 from Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac.

The Sporty 2011 Chevy Traverse: A Perfect Fit For Any Family

Chevy Traverse at Les Stanford Chevrolet Dealership in Dearborn MIThe 2011 Chevy Traverse is Chevrolet’s answer to the crossover. Offering 3 trim levels, the Traverse is useful for the everyday travels a family may encounter. What’s more it is also fuel efficient, boasting a whopping 17MPG city and up to 24MPG highway.

Traverse LS

The base Traverse LS comes standard with third row seating that holds up to 8 passengers. The second and third row seats are split-bench seats, which allows for additional room when hauling odd shaped items. The steel wheels are an attractive 17 inches. The tilt and telescoping steering wheel allows room for any size driver. Full power accessories, as well as air conditioning and OnStar, are standard. The radio has a CD/MP3 player and is heard through six speakers.

Traverse LT

The mid level LT offers the same amenities as the base model LS but has two sub trim levels. The 1LT offers 18-inch alloy wheels. Parking sensors allow for ease when backing up, as do the heated side view mirrors. The power driver’s seat offers 8-way movement allowing for optimal grip on the leather wrapped steering wheel. One step up is the 2LT, which offers tri-zone climate control. Additional assistance with backing up is the rear-view camera, located in the rear-view mirror. The sound system is upgraded to a Bose system with 10 speakers and rear audio system controls. The 2LT also offers captain’s chairs in the second row for a more comfortable ride. The power liftgate allows the busy mom to load and unload the rear with the touch of a button.

Traverse LTZ

This top of the line model offers 20-inch alloy wheels which support the sleek leather interior. Both front seats are heated and ventilated and offer the option of power for both. The LTZ model also adds remote start and Bluetooth.

Most higher level options are available on lower level models. Additional options available on all models include a navigation system, dual sunroofs and a DVD entertainment system.

With all of these sleek and sporty options, the 2011 Chevy Traverse is one crossover that cannot be ignored.  Stop by Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124 to see the Chevy Traverse, up close and personal.

Camaro Convertible: King of Muscle Cars

Chevy Camaro Convertible at Les Standford Chevrolet in Dearborn MILast year, Chevy revived its Camaro line up and it was received with success. Last year’s Camaro was king of the rear-wheel-drive muscle car, but this year they’re taking it a step further, adding a convertible to their 2011 line-up.

The Camaro convertible comes with a choice between two engines. The first choice is a respectable 3.6-liter, 312-horsepower V6 with a six-speed transmission, either manual or automatic. The more powerful choice is the 6.2-liter, 400-horsepower V8, the same engine found in a Corvette. The V8 is blazing fast, as one would imagine, yet gets decent miles-per-gallon, 16 in the city and 25 on the highway.

If you want numbers to see just how quick the Camaro convertible is, then look no more. The V8 goes 0-60 in 4.9 seconds and the V6 does it in 6 seconds. It also handles very well.

The interior is amazing, especially if you opt for the black and orange upholstery. The orange ambient lighting in the dark is surprisingly attractive.

The top is a soft top, similar to a Corvette convertible top. It’s thick and durable and features a rear window with a defogger. It folds and unfolds almost automatically with the press of a button, taking no more than a quarter of a minute.

Returning to the inside, the interior has everything you could want, technology wise. The HUD informs you of your RPM, speed and more, such as your current radio station, right on the windshield. There is a hands free Bluetooth device so you can take your calls wirelessly without even touching your phone. If you have a smartphone, you can lock and unlock your car via phone and even start it.

The 2011 Camaro Convertible is a beast of a car, one any driver would truly enjoy. It has speed, style, technology and everything else you could want in a car. The Camaro Convertible is a must drive for muscle car fans, hands down.

The road is waiting! Stop by Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124, to take the road in the Camaro Convertible.

The 2011 Silverado Half-Ton Remains At The Top

Chevy Silverado 1500 at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn MIDespite its many design changes over the years, the Chevy Suburban Half-Ton is still one of the most remarkable, rugged, dependable trucks on the market. Thanks to innovative technology, this favorite is now safer to operate and maintain than ever before.

The V8 gas/ethanol engine supplies a total of 323 horsepower, allowing for this vehicle to trailer exceptionally heavy loads. Sequential fuel injection means the engine is always operating at maximum performance and Silverado rides more than just comfortably, thanks to the well-designed coil spring suspension on both front and rear.

Silverado Half-Ton comes with a good number of standard features on the exterior including daytime running lights, heated outside mirrors, running boards, a traction control system, privacy glass anda full-size luggage rack. Available in 2 or 4-wheel drive, Silverado is as much fun to build and customize as it is to operate.

Inside the cabin one finds some very nice amenities. There is a dual-zone climate control and separate climate control for the rear seating area. The driver and front passenger seats are fully power adjustable and the pass-through rear seats makes it easy to transfer cargo through the length of the cabin. The Silverado Half-Ton has an additional removable rear seat and boasts a total of 65 inches of second row shoulder room, 137 cubic feet of cargo space and 49 inches inside bed width between the wheel housings.

The sound system is more than adequate and features a CD player and well-placed speakers. Upgraded trims have the available power sunroof and heated driver and passenger seats. Rear seat audio controls and auxiliary power outlets are standard on all Silverado vehicles.

Thorax side impact and a full complement of airbags means total safety in the event of a collision. The Silverado Half-Ton also has the StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System and the OnStar® package, complete with Roadside Assistance and Emergency Response.

A proud member of the Chevrolet family for decades, the Silverado Half-Ton is a fully loaded vehicle ready to tackle any type of terrain and has the power to haul just about anything. Lasting value and dependability make this truck a favorite for those needing reliability and great overall performance.

Tackle any terrain in the Silverado Half-Ton from Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124.

Versatile, Comfortable, and Strong: The Chevrolet Avalanche

Chevy Avalanche at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn MIIf you’re in the market for a unique, versatile sport utility vehicle, look no further than the Chevrolet Avalanche. Perfect for weekend adventures, this roomy beast couples the power of an SUV with the practicality of a pickup truck. The Avalanche‘s special midgate system allows for the backseat to fold down into the cargo bed, thus extending the pickup area into the largest trunk in the industry. If you want the spaciousness of an SUV without sacrificing the power and ability of a pickup, then you need to check out the Chevrolet Avalanche today.

The first generation of this outdoorsman’s dream won the Motor Trend Truck of the Year award back in 2002, and the new GT900 model offers the same levels of performance and reliability that gave the Avalanche its good name. Equipped with a hardy Vortec 5300 V8 engine, the standard Avalanche comes with 320 horsepower and a towing capacity of up to 8,100 pounds. Whether you’re taking the kids for a swim or hauling your boat for a day at the lake, the Avalanche’s muscle and comfort will meet your demands.

The Avalanche also takes care to protect its passengers. The interior is loaded with side-impact airbags, as well as the standard frontal passenger and driver airbags. This is in addition to the Avalanche’s tire pressure monitor, which lets you know the inflation level of each tire. If one tire drops below the specified pressure level, an alert will sound – just another way the Avalanche takes care of your safety so you can sit back and enjoy the ride.

The Avalanche’s awesome display of strength mixes business and pleasure like no other vehicle on the market. Perfect for work and perfect for getaways, the Avalanche is one of the most versatile trucks available.

Drive the spacious Avalanche from Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124.

Chevy Cruze Eco: Fuel Economy With No Performance Compromise

Chevy Cruze at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn MichiganThe Chevy Cruze Eco is a car that is easy on the wallet, in more ways than one. The cost of the Cruze isn’t going to break the bank and with the best highway fuel economy of any gas powered car in America, it will keep on saving you money long after it’s been paid for.

For such an economically friendly car, the Chevy Cruze Eco doesn’t look like any corners were cut in its appearance. The look of the car is all about angles, from the sculpted fenders to the beveled hood, the Cruze has an attention to detail.

Inside, the Cruze is so spacious that it might have you double checking to make sure you didn’t just get in the wrong car. While the car looks like a compact on the outside, inside it has more passenger room and cargo space than most cars in its class. With bucket seats, available leather wrapped steering wheel, standard MP3 playback and an acoustically treated cabin to keep outside sounds where they belong, the Cruze doesn’t feel like any expense was spared on its interior design.

The Cruze Eco is equipped with a 1.4L turbocharged engine, and it certainly doesn’t feel like any sacrifices were made in the name of fuel economy. Instead, smart design decisions were made to increase efficiency. The Cruze Eco’s lower front grille shutter closes at higher speeds to improve aerodynamics, and the upper grille has more closeouts to achieve the same effect. Underbody panels, a rear spoiler and a lower ride height all cut down on air friction. The Cruze Eco also uses more efficient electric power steering, instead of hydraulic power steering. All these improvements combined, give the Cruze Eco its impressive 42 MPG highway fuel economy.

“Cruze” away in an eco-friendly car from Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac, conveniently located at 21730 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI 48124.

The SS Camaro Is Built to Impress

Chevy Camaro SS at Les Stanford Chevrolet in Dearborn MIFeel the wind in your hair in the 2011 Chevrolet SS Camaro convertible. Each tire hugging switchback demonstrates the sports car feel, while the ease in handling reveals the power of the performance-tuned suspension and the stability of the 20 inch Pirelli PZero tires.

Open up the 6.2 liter V8 for the ride of your life. This vehicle doesn’t accelerate, it launches. Curl your fingers around the leather wrapped steering wheel and hang on.

The interior of this dynamic ride secures you in bucket seats designed for comfort, that come standard in cloth, with power controls to truly make this ride your own.

Power steering, with an adjustable steering wheel, allows for a comfortable fit to any driver. All power equipment and an audio system that comes standard with a CD player and AM/FM radio gives you the control you want at your fingertips.

Safety is first and foremost, with standard driver’s side and passenger side airbags. OnStar’s Automatic Crash Response and emergency services are standard. Other safety equipment includes items such as 4-wheel ABS and disc brakes, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system and tire pressure monitor.

The latest technology is available in options such as Bluetooth® Connectivity, universal home remote or remote vehicle start.

The Chevrolet SS Camaro is available in nine stunning colors, including Victory Red and Inferno Orange Metallic. Each color shows off the powerful lines of this exciting machine. Make this powerhouse your own with ground effects packages and body-color engine covers.

Throw back the top and take the 2011 Chevrolet SS Camaro out for a drive today at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac. Or give us a call at (800) 836-0972.