McCarthy Chevrolet Blog

July 27, 2017
by Danny Chan

2017 Chevrolet Cruze vs. Honda Civic – New Hatchback Comparison

If you haven’t yet heard, the hatch is officially back! Better than their ancient ancestors in just about every way, the market’s newest hatchbacks are stylish and fuel-efficient little beasts who are never prudish when it comes to cargo space. Built as much for the daily commuter as the active and outdoorsy type, the hatch is the preferred on-the-go vehicle we all deserve and need. And in this growing segment, two new entrants stand out from the pack: the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback and Honda Civic. But which is right for you?



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June 23, 2017
by Danny Chan

The 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD: Not Your Average Pickup Truck

Whether at the construction site or on the meanest of mean streets of Kansas City, the 2017 Silverado 2500HD has just enough charm and more than enough muscle to get any job done. As one of Chevy’s best-selling pickup trucks, the Silverado 2500HD is available in four tried-and-true trims (WT, LT, LTZ, and High Country) with a variety of other “Special Edition” options also on the table. But no matter which version you opt for, you’re in for a treat.


“HD” Stands for “Heavy Duty”

Standard across the Silverado 2500 lineup is a Vortec® 6.0L V8 that makes 360 horsepower (at just 5400 rpm) and 380 lb.-ft. of torque (at 4200 rpm). This powerful V8 allows the Silverado to tow more than 14,000 pounds—or the equivalent of an overweight Asian elephant—and haul payloads up to 3,500 lbs. Continue Reading →

May 16, 2017
by Danny Chan

The Best Summer Concerts in Kansas City for 2017

This year’s Summer in KC should be hot, and so too should its lineup of must-attend summer concerts. No matter your musical tastes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Take a look at these incredible summer shows, and give your ears a gift other than a swift Q-Tip cleaning.

June Concerts in Kansas City



Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (w/ Joe Walsh)

The term “iconic” barely scratches the surface of Tom Petty’s importance to American music. With timeless classics like “Free Fallin’,” “I Won’t Back Down,” and “American Girl,” his repertoire of songs is certainly impressive. When he brings his God-given talents to the Sprint Center stage in KC, you can hear all those beloved tunes as if it were 1989. Here’s to 40 more years!

Date & Time: June 2nd @ 7:30pm
Location: Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO)

Rockfest 2017

If your heart beats for rock, this two-stage show should get your blood pumping. With acts like Godsmack, Sammy Hagar, and P.O.D. on the lineup, every guitar solo and screaming chorus at this year’s Rockfest will excite those arteries.

Date & Time: June 3rd @ 11am
Location: Kansas Speedway (Kansas City, KS)



Elvis Costello & The Imposters

The second-best-known Elvis will travel across the pond this June and land at the iconic CrossroadsKC at Grinders venue in KC. Hop on over for an evening of new wave/pub rock/nerd pop with Mr. Costello and his incredible band of London musicians. Continue Reading →

April 24, 2017
by Danny Chan

What the Critics Are Saying About the 2017 Chevy Colorado

At McCarthy Chevrolet, we love the 2017 Chevy Colorado. It’s a class-defining truck that has turned even the most adamant car lovers into truck admirers. But when is a compliment more than just a compliment? When it comes from experts in the industry. Read what some of our industry’s pros think about the all-new Colorado, which is available for sale and lease right now at our Chevy dealership near Kansas City.

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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 →