McCarthy Chevrolet Blog

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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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
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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

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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.

KU Jayhawks game

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 →

February 9, 2016
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7 Reasons We Love Kansas City

There are a lot of things to love about living in the greater Kansas City area. So what better time to explore our undying affection for this magnificent modern Midwestern metropolis than on Valentine’s Day? Your friends here at your local Olathe Chevy dealer, McCarthy Chevrolet, have come up with some of our favorite reasons for loving Kansas City. What are yours?

Kansas City

1. We Love KC’s Beautiful Scenery

Kansas City is a verdant wonderland of lush greenery, numerous parks, wide boulevards, and fountains – lots of them. In fact, if you didn’t already know that Kansas City is also called “The City of Fountains,” then you’ll be amazed to learn that the area boasts more than 200 bubbling expressions of aquatic beauty. That’s more than Rome, by the way. Continue Reading →

January 11, 2016
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Top 2016 Winter Events in Kansas City

2016 has arrived, and that means we’re turning the page on a New Year and many exciting new activities and events here in Kansas City. As your hometown used car dealer in Olathe, KS, we here at McCarthy Olathe Chevrolet are looking forward to enjoying the many fun things to see and do in Kansas City from January through March of 2016. Here’s a list of some of the many special events and activities you should put on your “can’t miss” list.

Crown Center Ice Terrace

The magnificent Crown Center is the place for KC’s largest outdoor ice rink. This popular attraction offers tons of skating fun for people of all ages.

Kansas City Restaurant Week, Jan. 15 – 24

Kansas City is rapidly rising on the national culinary scene with many outstanding restaurants serving everything from steak and sushi to ribs and ratatouille. If you are hungry for some genuine dining bargains, dozens of our fine restaurants offer special prices and a wide variety of menu choices during this special week.

“Cinderella” performed by The Russian National Ballet Theatre, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Jan. 14

The much-acclaimed Russian National Ballet Theatre performs this enchanting ballet based on the timeless children’s fairy tale.

Marvel Universe LIVE! Jan. 14 – 17

The incredible superheroes of the Marvel Universe take over the Sprint Center for a fantastic four nights of supercharged excitement.

Midori in Concert at the Kauffman Center, Jan. 15 – 17

The dazzling international violin sensation Midori performs selections from Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and Bersnstein. Continue Reading →

November 24, 2015
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Best Fuel-Efficient Chevrolet Cars For 2016

Today more than ever, car buyers are looking to hang on to more of their cash by purchasing fuel-efficient automobiles. As a world leader in fuel-efficient technology, Chevrolet offers an outstanding lineup of gas-saving vehicles for 2016. As your local Chevy dealership in Kansas City, McCarthy Chevrolet of Olathe, KS gives you many choices when it comes to purchasing a new fuel-efficient 2016 Chevy. Here are some of the best new fuel-efficient cars Chevy has to offer in 2016.

2016 Chevy Spark

  1. 2016 Chevy Spark

Updated for 2016, the all-new Chevrolet Spark delivers a winning combination of hip urban flair, advanced technology, and gas-sipping fuel economy that takes your lifestyle further. The Spark’s peppy 1.4-liter ECOTEC® dual overhead cam inline 4-cylinder gas engine with an available continuously variable transmission gets an impressive EPA-estimated 40 mpg on the highway, letting you pass up those filling stations with ease. The Spark also fuels your desire for the latest technology, with 4G LTE WI-FI connectivity and Chevy’s comprehensive MyLink® suite of communication, audio, navigation, and smartphone functions. Continue Reading →