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December 20, 2016
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The 2017 Chevy Malibu: Making Dream Cars Come True

As one of the best-selling midsize sedans, the Chevy Malibu recently re-entered the automotive fray with its sharp new 2017 model—and we’re excited to share it with all of Kansas City. With space that rivals even full-size sedans, refined design, and best-in-class fuel efficiency, the 2017 Chevy Malibu should elicit plenty of oohs and aahs from strangers and friends alike. Read below to fall in love with your next new car, and be sure to check for exclusive Chevy incentives here at your local Chevy dealership near Kansas City, Lawrence, and Lenexa, KS.

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What’s New, Malibu?

Just a year removed from last year’s complete redesign, the 2017 Malibu adds a 9-speed automatic and Sport package for Premier trims, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the LS and LT models. Chevy dropped the 2LT trim in favor of the upgraded Premier—and the Malibu is all the better for it.

Style, Comfort, & Features: Charming in All the Right Places

What happens when a handsome Impala is merged with a compact Cruze? The result would resemble the 2017 Chevy Malibu, with its long new frame, well-composed cabin, and ample amounts of features.

On the outside, the Malibu mimics the Impala’s size, making good use of its lighter steel body and adding more than two inches of length over the midsize sedan’s last generation. The balanced front-to-back look starts with the roofline—it boldly stretches down into a narrower and lower nose, which features twin grilles split by the Chevy emblem. Sophisticated waves flow along the doors and all the way to the taillights. The trunk lid has a subtle lip, giving the Malibu a more athletic appearance. Continue Reading →

November 23, 2016
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The Grades Are In: 2016 Chevy Cruze vs. Ford Focus

Chevy Cruze vs. Ford Focus

Ford Focus Photo: Caranddriver.com

To be successful in the highly competitive compact-car market, a sedan typically must find its niche and sprint toward the finish line. A successful model can corner the market in just one major category, such as price, fuel economy, available features, or comfort. However, true success in this segment means being more than a one-trick pony—it means being versatile and practical enough to resonate with just about every type of driver.

Take the 2016 Chevy Cruze and Ford Focus as prime examples. Both of these compact cars sit at the top of the rankings annually because they deliver on promises of being efficient, roomy, and feature-filled sedans that don’t cost a fortune. Although they can each be qualified as a Jack of all trades, only one can call itself a master of all. Let’s compare these two compact juggernauts and find out which is the segment’s best.

Interior: Mid-size Space in a Compact’s Guise

Understandably, a lack of worthwhile passenger volume is often the deciding factor for drivers considering a sedan. Upon entering the redesigned and impressively distinctive 2016 Chevy Cruze—trim levels include the base L, LS, LT, Premier, and Premier RS—you’ll be welcomed by a warm and roomy cabin that’s far from compact and anything but frugal. Continue Reading →

October 19, 2016
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Tips to Get the Best Auto Financing Loans in Kansas City

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Ever wonder where that quoted auto loan interest rate comes from? No, it doesn’t fall from the sky, nor is it pulled out of a magician’s top hat; the interest rate you receive is determined primarily by a few factors:

  • Your choice in lender/dealership
  • The make, model, and year of vehicle you intend to finance
  • The length and terms of your loan
  • Your credit score

Are you buying a brand-new Chevy car packed with all the bells and whistles, or is a late-model used coupe more in your wheelhouse? Do you feel comfortable paying more monthly for shorter loan-term lengths? Have you had past credit problems you wish would go poof?

No matter your preferences, budget, or previous financial issues, there are a number of ways to obtain low-interest auto financing on your next vehicle. Continue Reading →

September 18, 2016
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The New 2017 Chevrolet Equinox: An SUV Lover’s Dream

In preparation for next year’s full redesign, the 2017 Chevy Equinox is largely unchanged from its 2016 model, though some cosmetic updates, additions, and an all-new trim level put this SUV at the top of its class. What the 2018 model brings to America is still a mystery, but the 2016 Equinox is a marvel in its own right and comes with the same superior level of dependability, affordability, and versatility that Chevrolet is known to engineer.

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Photo source: Chevrolet.com

Now available at our Chevy dealership in Olathe, the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox is ready to be taken for a spin around Kansas City. Call McCarthy Chevrolet at 913-267-5341 or visit our dealership at 675 North Rawhide Drive to test drive a new Chevy Equinox SUV or any of our other new or used cars for sale.

What’s New on the 2017 Equinox?

This five-door compact crossover looks refreshed in its new appearance, aiming to dazzle and amaze, but what exactly has changed?

Most noticeable is the addition of a new Premier trim level. Replacing the older LTZ trim, the Equinox Premier model is the top-tier choice above the base L, mid-level LS, and sporty LT. The robust yet efficient 182-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine is standard throughout the Equinox lineup and is estimated to mirror last year’s EPA-estimated mileage at 26 mpg combined—which is not too shabby for a FWD SUV. The Equinox Premier and LT models also offer an optional 3.6L V-6 engine that propels the SUV at top speeds with its 301 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque and hits a respectable fuel-efficiency rating of 24 mpg highway. Continue Reading →

August 4, 2016
by George Stamos
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How to Make Wishes Come True for Kansas City Kids

The Race Is On! Here at your hometown Olathe, KS Chevy dealer, McCarthy Chevrolet, we’re proudly pitching in to support Make-A-Wish® Missouri by participating in the 4th Annual McCarthy 2000 Sales Race.

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Make-a-Wish Kid Monica, lower left, with her supportive family at her wish reveal.

Now through August 31st our Olathe Chevy dealership is joining with the other members of our McCarthy Auto Group family of car dealers near Kansas City to sell 2000 vehicles. Our goal is to raise $20,000 that will go toward granting 4 wishes for 4 special children in the Kansas City and Mid-Missouri areas. Continue Reading →

July 21, 2016
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Battle of the Bruisers: 2016 Chevy Silverado vs. Ford F-150

F-150 may have reached the top of the mountain first in terms of sales, but Silverado is picking up steam in the full-size pickup segment thanks to the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. At McCarthy Chevrolet in Olathe, we have seen the Silverado grow into its own, and a battle between the F-150 has been an inevitable marquee matchup. With superior features, an improved cabin, and excellent payload-towing capabilities, Chevy’s newest pickup is aiming to end the “Chevy Silverado vs. Ford F-150” debate with a swift knockout punch.

2016 Chevy Silverado

See why the Silverado was voted one of the best full-size trucks for the money by US News. Stop by our Chevy dealership near Kansas City to take a test drive of the Silverado. We guarantee you’ll be amazed. Call us at (913) 267-5341 to speak with our sales team and schedule your time with one of America’s best new pickups.

Silverado’s Interior Superiority

Inside the Silverado 1500 is a well-trimmed cabin full of features—features you’d expect from a high-end SUV, not a pickup. First and foremost among these praise-worthy features is the upgraded edition of the MyLink infotainment system. Refined for the 2016 Silverado, this MyLink system is intuitively laid out and simple to use. Its available 8.0-inch touchscreen is interfaced so intuitively that a monkey could figure it out; the voice-command functionality is superb, and its effectiveness was not lost on us during testing. Available OnStar 4G LTE connectivity is a bonus. Continue Reading →

June 23, 2016
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2016 Chevy Malibu – Greatness Takes on a New Form

Redesigned to hit the road in style, the new 2016 Chevy Malibu may just win this year’s Most Improved award. No longer dismissed as just another sedan, the Malibu now sports a modern interior, lengthier frame, and leaner 1.5L turbo-four, ultimately putting its past naysayers squarely in place. Chevy is rewriting the history books with its latest midsize sedan, and we like the way the future is unfolding.

2016 Chevy Malibu

If you’re looking to buy a Chevy Malibu near Kansas City, we welcome you with open arms to McCarthy Chevrolet of Olathe, one of KC’s most prestigious dealerships. Stop in to test drive Chevy’s newest darling, the 2016 Malibu, and we promise you won’t be disappointed.

The Malibu Redefines Comfort

With just over two inches added to the Malibu’s length, you’d think it wouldn’t be noticeable. That’s what we thought. But once you open the door and slide into the well-appointed seats of this midsize car, you’ll discover you’re dead wrong. Continue Reading →

May 23, 2016
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10 Hip Father’s Day Gifts for 2016

The line between hype and hip can sometimes be indiscernible. Self-driving cars? Probably hip. 3D TVs? Total hype. Hashtags? #stillhip. Shake Weights? Not so much.

But however invisible the line, there’s a reason why trends like flannel shirts tied around waists, fauxhawk haircuts, and MySpace became popular: they were cool at the time. And while your dad will always be hip in his own way, he may need a little help catching up to the times.

Help him stay on the right side of history with these probably-hip gifts for Father’s Day 2016, compiled by your friends at McCarthy Chevrolet in Olathe.

10. Siva Cycle Atom Bicycle-powered Charger

Siva Cycle Atom Bicycle-powered Charger

Photo credit: Sivaisenergy.com

Renewable. Sustainable. Environmentally friendly. Terms so trendy you might as well ship them off to Amsterdam to open up a gluten-free muffin shop.

But at Siva Cycle, these terms aren’t viewed as fads to be thrown out with the bathwater. Instead, they’re emblematic to the heart and soul of a company that seeks to change how the world utilizes technology. Continue Reading →

April 20, 2016
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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Still America’s Favorite

The Chevrolet Silverado has been tackling America’s toughest jobs for more than 20 years. The worthy heir to Chevy’s rugged C/K lineup of trucks stretching back to 1975, the new 2016 Chevy Silverado continues Chevy’s proud heritage of building some of the toughest and most dependable full-size pickups on the road today.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Silverado comes in several distinct models, including the 1500, the 2500HD and the 3500HD. Each model number denotes performance and payload capacities with the “HD” standing for “Heavy Duty.”

If you need a solid all-around pickup truck that can tackle a wide range of jobs, the 2016 Chevy Silverado from McCarthy Chevrolet in Olathe gets it done with just the right combination of performance, fuel efficiency, and style. Continue Reading →

March 10, 2016
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KU Jayhawks Hope For Successful Tournament Run

Here at McCarthy Olathe Chevrolet, your preferred new and used car dealership in Olathe, KS,we’re crazy about supporting our Jayhawks. So we’re taking an opportunity to profile the Jayhawks’ chances to go all the way this season and capture the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship to be held this year at NRG Stadium in Houston.

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Veteran Squad Impresses

Once again veteran coach, Bill Self, has put together a talented squad who looks forward toward a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. One of this year’s top-ranked teams, the Jayhawks are once again dominating the Big 12 and look to earn their 12th straight Big 12 Conference championship with a powerful lineup led by senior forward, Perry Ellis. Despite a couple of injuries, Ellis still continues to be an offensive force, leading Kansas in scoring with a 16.5 ppg average. He also is the team’s top rebounder with a 6.3 rpg. He’s one of two players in the Big 12 to rank in the top seven players in both scoring and rebounding.

Ellis is complemented by junior guard Wayne Seldon, Jr. A member of the 2014-2015 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament team, Seldon gives the ‘Hawks a solid starter who can both run the point and score. He’s a potent outside threat with a third-best league 3-point percentage. He’s joined in the backcourt by junior guard Frank Mason III, who’s scoring 13.3 points per game in the two position when Seldon moves to the three. A defensive threat, Mason has a team-high 37 steals. Continue Reading →