McCarthy Chevrolet Blog

March 20, 2017
by Danny Chan

Chevy’s Big Reveal: The Upcoming 2018 Traverse

The Detroit Auto Show has come and gone, but it certainly left a lasting impression on our Kansas City car dealership. While most news revolved around the NACOY award-winning Chevy Bolt, we couldn’t help but drool over its future sibling: The 2018 Traverse. This upcoming SUV isn’t shying away from its historical propensity for being a family-first vehicle. Instead, the 2018 Traverse is set to don some new threads to accentuate that image—and, boy, is it all the more handsome for it.


Here’s what to expect from the Traverse when it lands at our Chevrolet dealership near Kansas City sometime this summer.

Two New Traverse Trims

It’s been said that variety is the spice of life, and Chevrolet must have taken that expression to heart when constructing the Traverse. Available in six trims—the base LS, LT, Premier, and High Country models carry over from last year, while the RS and Redline trims are new for 2018—the unreleased Traverse will add some flavor to any spice rack. We’re particularly excited to get our hands on the Traverse Redline, which is set to become the SUV’s flagship model. Continue Reading →

February 16, 2017
by Danny Chan

The Extraordinary 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

Finally returning refreshed and redesigned in 2017 is Chevy’s all-new Corvette Grand Sport, a world-class speedster that puts others of its ilk to shame. Affixed with the iconic Corvette emblem and a series of modern and high-class features, the Grand Sport is available today at McCarthy Chevy in Olathe, and it can’t wait to be a trophy car in your garage. Here’s what you can expect when you take the astounding 2017 Corvette for a test drive at our Chevy dealership near Kansas City.



A Powerful Engine

The Corvette Grand Sport is designed to outperform expectations. With more than a peppering of pep, this Corvette features a confident 6.3L V8 LT1 engine that pushes out a maximum 460 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. In just under 3.7 seconds, the Grand Sport can go from a standstill to 60 mph, and you can feel the forged-aluminum pistons pumping as the RPMs rise.

Incredible Handling

With the new Grand Sport, the streets are your playground. An optimal weight balance keeps the ’17 Corvette Grand Sport in tune with the road. An innovative dry-sump system distributes oil efficiently so that the car can take the sharpest of turns with ease. Continue Reading →

January 23, 2017
by Danny Chan

Shaping the Future with New Chevrolet Technology

In the span of only a few decades, we’ve seen technology expand into avenues we’d never have imagined. No longer are we enticed by the year’s newest vehicles with 6-CD changers or built-in AUX inputs. In their places are features like on-the-go Wi-Fi, smartphone integration, and improved EV batteries. Oh, and let’s not forget self-driving cars, which were too futuristic to be featured in The Jetsons.



At the helm of this automotive push into the future is Chevrolet, one of America’s most innovative vehicle manufacturers. Current Chevy technology has already put the newest 2016 and 2017 models in the limelight, and with plans to create even more, the future is brighter than ever for the industry. Here are but a few of the newest and upcoming technological advancements that Chevy brings to the table.

Rear Seat Reminder

With growing concerns over infant, toddler, and pet deaths caused by being left in hot cars, Chevy has developed an alert system that reminds drivers to check the rear seat before they exit their vehicles. As the industry’s first safety system, Rear Seat Reminder works by monitoring and activating when it detects the rear doors being utilized. When the vehicle is turned off, five warning chimes will sound, followed by a warning message on the driver information hub, to alert the driver that they should take a look-see in the back seat. Continue Reading →

December 22, 2016
by Danny Chan

2016 Chevrolet Equinox Delivers Style, Value & Versatility

If you are looking for a versatile, smartly styled, and feature-packed SUV, your local Chevy dealership near Kansas City, McCarthy Chevrolet Olathe, has what you are looking for in the new 2016 Chevy Equinox.

2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Classy New Look

The recently redesigned 2016 Chevy Equinox SUV delivers miles of style with a contemporary and sophisticated look that’s smart, modern, and handsome. A chrome-accented dual-port grille split by Chevy’s signature “bowtie” emblem, along with large halogen projector-beam headlights give the new Equinox an elegant, bold appearance. More chrome brightwork and oversized available fog lights take the Equinox uptown. Dramatic wheel arches accentuate new 18-inch custom five-spoke wheels for a muscular look. The hood flows seamlessly into the roofline, aiding in aerodynamic efficiency. Large vertical taillights and available chrome-tipped exhausts add to the Equinox’s curbside flair.

Spacious, Versatile Interior

On the inside, the new 2016 Chevy Equinox crossover excels at providing a quiet, spacious, and luxurious driving environment. Attention to detail is evident throughout, with high-quality materials that are a cut above. Distinctive brushed chrome accents give the Equinox’s interior a more opulent appearance, pairing nicely with available two-tone “Saddle Up” leather seating and eight-way power driver’s seat. Moreover, the Equinox gives you the room and flexibility you need for a short trip to the mall or those long vacations. There’s an abundance of storage space for all your needs. Continue Reading →

December 20, 2016
by Danny Chan

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.



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
by George Stamos

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

Chevy Cruze vs. Ford Focus

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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
by George Stamos

Tips to Get the Best Auto Financing Loans in Kansas City


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
by George Stamos

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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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

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.


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
by George Stamos

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 →