McCarthy Chevrolet Blog

June 22, 2018
by Danny Chan

2018 Chevy Colorado vs. Honda Ridgeline Truck Comparison

Although errand-running SUVs have begun saturating the roads here in Olathe, workaholics still require something a bit more rugged for their expeditions to and from hardware stores. Few trucks do that job well enough to even garner a mention, but that’s not the case with the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado and Honda Ridgeline. As two of the top midsize trucks in America, both the Colorado and Ridgeline are stars, yet only one can realistically be sitting in your driveway. But which one?

Take a look at our Colorado vs. Ridgeline comparison to see why the newest Chevy truck is the obvious choice.

Olathe Chevy Colorado vs Honda Ridgeline

Colorado vs. Ridgeline: Price

When you come to test drive the 2018 Colorado at our Olathe Chevrolet dealership, the first thing you’ll notice is the sticker price. As one of the most affordable midsize trucks in America, the Colorado’s base MSRP (about $20k) is far superior to the Honda Ridgeline’s (nearly $30k). Continue Reading →

May 16, 2018
by Danny Chan

Choose the Best Chevy SUV for Each Family Member

From dads and moms to great uncles and third cousins, twice removed, each member of your family has their own unique style, quirks, and personality. Oftentimes, those character traits leave you asking, “How do we share genes?” Nevertheless, they’re part of the family—even if they have an over-the-top obsession with garage sales.

To ensure they keep those obsessive hobbies to themselves, it’s important they have the right vehicle, like one of the new 2018 Chevy SUVs available at our Chevrolet dealership near Kansas City.


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April 17, 2018
by Danny Chan

How to Save On NASCAR Tickets at Kansas Speedway

Kansas City racing junkies, are you ready for May’s most exciting motorsport event? That’s right: The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race is back and better than ever! Pitting dozens of the world’s best drivers against each other for the chance to do donuts around Kansas Speedway, this annual NASCAR race is an unmissable treat. But paying full price for the entire weekend may make your wallet let loose a gasp. Here’s how to save money and get the best prices on your NASCAR tickets in Kansas City.

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Family Packs

Have a family of four hungering to catch this year’s NASCAR race in Kansas City? Check out the exclusive “Family 4 Pack” to get up to 41% off Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series tickets and pre-race passes. This package also includes a parking pass, so you won’t have to tow your cooler too far. Continue Reading →

March 22, 2018
by Danny Chan

2018 Chevy Silverado 1500, 2500HD, 3500HD: Model Comparison

As trucks go, Chevrolet has hit it out of the park with the 2018 Chevy Silverado. The robust 1500, 2500HD, and 3500HD models are the undisputed kings of industrial-quality pickup trucks. They’re rugged, powerful, and sexy — just what the doctor ordered.

Need a hand picking the right Silverado for you? Head into our Olathe Chevrolet dealership or read on to get a breakdown of each 2018 Silverado model.


The 2018 Silverado 1500

This hardy half-ton truck is perfect for hauling furniture, appliances, home renovation supplies, and more. Choose either regular cab, double cab, or crew cab and match it with either a 5’8”, 6’6″, or an 8′ bed. If you’re hauling drywall and need the space, we suggest trying out the regular cab 8′ box, which makes quick work of any loading-unloading job. Continue Reading →

February 21, 2018
by Danny Chan

New vs. Used Cars: 5 Benefits of Each

Buying a car is a big decision. So, when it comes to the question as to whether to pick new or pre-owned, it’s certainly important to consider all of the factors. On one hand, you could save thousands of dollars by buying an affordable used vehicle; on the other, you can get some needed peace of mind by knowing that your new car has a lot of life to live. But which one is best for you? Here are the benefits and downsides of buying new vs. used cars.

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January 17, 2018
by Danny Chan

Upcoming Winter Events in Kansas City

Kansas City doesn’t stop just because the holidays are over! If you are among the many people who feel a little blue after the New Year, remember that there are still a lot of reasons to get out and have fun in KC during the winter. In fact, the best way to beat the post-holiday melancholy is to plan more entertaining outings in the weeks and months ahead.

Here are some great winter events in Kansas City to brighten up the early part of 2018.

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December 20, 2017
by Danny Chan

Have You Seen the 2018 Chevy Tahoe Yet?

If you’re looking for a powerful, family-friendly workhorse that can handle just about anything you ask of it, then the 2018 Chevy Tahoe is the full-size SUV of your dreams. (Its predecessor, the 2017 Tahoe, was named most dependable large SUV by J.D. Powers, so you know that the new Tahoe will be there for you, too.)

Big, bold and beautiful, the 2018 Tahoe also boasts the best V-8 fuel economy in its class — 23 highway mpg — so you can feel good about driving it from Kansas City to Who-Knows-Where and back again. You can also feel confident about towing your boat, ATV, or camper since the Tahoe’s powerful 5.3L V-8 can haul up to 8,600 pounds without breaking a sweat.

A quick rundown of its features and specs will tell you exactly why the 2018 Tahoe should be your next full-size SUV. And we at McCarthy Chevrolet Olathe are happy to give that rundown to you.



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November 30, 2017
by Danny Chan

To Lease or Buy Your Car: Which Makes the Most Sense?

Trying to decide if you would like to buy or lease your next vehicle? At McCarthy Chevrolet, we know that it can be a tough decision considering the many benefits of each option. To help you make the right choice, read this list of buying vs. leasing pros, and you’ll be well on your way to a new ride.


Main Reasons to Lease a New Car

  • You can drive a higher-priced and better-equipped vehicle than you otherwise might be able to afford. The monthly payments on a leased vehicle are usually cheaper than the payments when buying one.
  • You need not worry about fluctuations in the vehicle’s trade-in value, or go through the process of trying to sell it later. When you lease, you’re given the car’s resale value after your contract expires, and may buy it at the dealership or walk away.
  • You can get a new car every few years because lease contracts are usually for a shorter period of time than a financed purchase. When your lease term ends, you have many routes to take to buy or lease another new car. For instance, when returning a new Chevrolet leased through us, we’ll help you choose a replacement vehicle to lease or buy.
  • Driving a new car keeps you from spending a lot of money on complex repairs other than routine auto maintenance like tire rotations and oil changes.
  • A lease requires little or no money down, and in many states, you only pay the sales tax on the monthly payment and not the total price of the vehicle.
  • If the leased car is solely for business purposes, it can most likely be claimed as a tax deduction.

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October 20, 2017
by Danny Chan

A Closer Look at the 2018 Chevy Malibu

The Malibu is a Chevy classic, and its 2018 incarnation is a stunning display of stylish sophistication, truly doing the Chevrolet name proud (KBB reviewer and contributing editor Joe Tralonga calls it a “head-turner”). Aside from its first-class styling, what does the 2018 Chevy Malibu bring to the proverbial table?

2018 Chevy Malibu

A Roomy, Comfortable Interior

As Kelley Blue Book points out, the Malibu’s “gauges are big and clear, the dash curves and swoops attractive, and it’s easy to see out.” Comfy front seats adjust well to any body type, and back seats offer more legroom than most other midsize sedans, allowing tall adults to sit without feeling like sardines. Add in some great tech like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and the MyLink infotainment system (which not only looks great but is also user-friendly with its extra-large icons and knobs) and you’ve got one comfortable and functional sedan cabin. Continue Reading →

September 13, 2017
by Danny Chan

Your Calendar of Fall 2017 Events in Kansas City

Kansas City may drive McCarthy, but the huge variety of local events is what makes Kansas City one of the best cities in America. This fall, in between power washing your deck and hand washing your Chevy, why not venture out and explore all the fun KC has to offer? Check out these incredible fall events before Winter 2017 blows into town.



Disney on Ice Presents: Dream Big

Kansas City will transform into a magical wonderland this September when the Sprint Center welcomes Disney princesses hailing from the deepest seas to the tallest towers. In all, eight leading ladies will don skates and start their on-ice journey, which will surely be packed with twists, turns, and enough sing-along music to keep the kids entertained.

Several performances are on tap between September 14th and 17th, so buy your tickets at the Sprint Center’s site. Continue Reading →