McCarthy Chevrolet Lee's Summit Blog

July 6, 2016
by Danny Chan

7 Cool Ways to Beat the Summer Heat in Kansas City

As summer heats up in Kansas City, the dread of even walking to your car sets in and sticks like glue until the temperatures begin to fall. But just because your thermometer spikes up toward triple digits doesn’t mean you have to go into fun withdrawal.

Fun summer activities for kids

At McCarthy Chevrolet of Lee’s Summit, we know all too well that the bump in temperature makes it difficult to go through a day without wrist and headbands soaking up sweat. With hopes that you’ll find a reprieve from the heat, here are seven of our and the community’s favorite Kansas City hotspots coolspots. Give the family a break from the humidity and plan your summer around these attractions and facilities, and be sure to check out our Chevy dealership near Kansas City if your current car simply isn’t cool enough.  Continue Reading →

June 23, 2016
by catelyne

Meet the Spectacularly Designed 2017 Chevy Equinox

The striking 2017 Chevy Equinox amazingly combines a spacious interior cabin and extra rear seat space with an attractive yet compact exterior style. The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox was named “Most Dependable Compact SUV” by J.D. Power, and with a few minor tweaks, that award-winning design remains for the 2017 model year.

2017 Chevy Equinox

We know that the 2016 Chevy Equinox has lived up to the J.D. Power award, because it’s rolled off of our lot in impressive numbers. If you’re interested in test-driving a 2016 or 2017 Chevrolet Equinox near Kansas City, visit McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit. Continue Reading →

May 23, 2016
by Danny Chan

Time to Utilize the GM College Discount Program for Graduates

It’ll take plenty of time and patience to find your place in the world after graduating. Friends will come and go, apartments will be moved in and out of, and you’ll sometimes forget to feed the cat (whoops)—all before you find solid ground. But to discover such a place you’ll first have to venture out and explore the possibilities.

GM College Discount Program

Thanks to the GM College Discount Program, you can take to that adventure inside a brand-new, reliable, and totally affordable set of wheels. McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit, a renowned Chevy dealer near Kansas City, is ready to help you on your way. Continue Reading →

April 20, 2016
by Andrew Gaus

Introducing the Redesigned 2016 Chevy Malibu

The Chevy Malibu went through a major re-design for the 2016 model year, and when it was finally unveiled, people noticed. The hot new 2016 Chevy Malibu was given a major face-lift over previous years, and is now the embodiment of Chevrolet power and innovation in a mid-size sedan.

2016 Chevy Malibu

You always knew Chevrolet was capable of big things, like bringing back the Chevy Camaro for the 2010 model year, or their consistent dominance of the sports car market with the Chevy Corvette, but now Chevy has brought that same muscular look and feel to one of its most popular models, the Chevy Malibu.

We here at McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit, your hometown Chevy dealer near Kansas Cityare extremely excited to present this stunning vehicle to you, our loyal customers. Continue Reading →

March 10, 2016
by George Stamos

2016 Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Events

It’s that time again for celebrating all things Irish throughout Lee’s Summit and Kansas City. It’s everybody’s chance to “get their Irish on” for the day, and there are plenty of festive events planned throughout the greater Kansas City area that are sure to bring a smile to your face and maybe even an Irish tune to your lips. Bagpipes, kilts, Irish step dancers, traditional Irish dishes such as corned beef and cabbage and, of course, those mischievous Leprechauns will make for a very merry time indeed!

2016 Kansas City St. Patricks Day Events

If you’re wondering about what to see and where to go this St. Patrick’s Day, you’re in luck. Here at your hometown Lee’s Summit Chevy dealer, McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit, we look forward to painting the town green and showing our true Irish spirit. So we’ve put together this handy guide to all of the exciting 2016 Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day events that you won’t want to miss. Continue Reading →

February 19, 2016
by Andrew Gaus

Meet the All-New 2016 Chevy Silverado Lineup

You never know how much a great truck can improve your life until you’ve owned a truly greattruck. Sure, anything with four wheels, a working engine, and a steering wheel can get you from point A to point B, but what about when it comes down to getting work done? When you need a vehicle that you can count on, there’s no better choice than a brand new 2016 Chevy Silverado from McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit.

Not only is the new family of Silverado trucks fully-equipped to haul and tow just about anything you can think of, but they also feature a refined and elegant interior cabin, so efficiently designed that could legitimately replace your home office.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado

Rugged Meets Luxury in the 2016 Chevy Silverado

Missouri is proudly known as the home of some of America’s hardest working men and women. Whether it be agriculture, construction, landscaping, contracting, or anything in-between, a dependable truck can significantly improve efficiency and effectiveness. Designed with your specific needs in mind, no truck works harder than the luxuriously powerful and rugged 2016 Chevy Silverado. Continue Reading →

January 29, 2016
by George Stamos

The Benefits of Buying A GM Certified Pre-Owned Chevy

If you are in the market for a quality pre-owned Chevy in Kansas City, all of us at McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit would like to tell you about the many advantages of purchasing a GM Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Chevrolet from our Chevy dealership near Kansas City.

GM Certified Pre-Owned Chevy

When shopping for a used car in Kansas City, you’re looking for a vehicle that will go the distance, giving you many years of reliable driving pleasure. Our GM Certified used vehicles should be at the top of your list, because they are the “best of the best.”

What makes a GM Certified pre-owned car so special? It starts with GM’s Certified Pre-Owned Program. Continue Reading →

December 22, 2015
by George Stamos

Introducing the Award-Winning, New 2016 Chevy Colorado

McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit, your hometown Chevrolet dealer near Kansas City, proudly introduces the new, award-winning 2016 Chevy Colorado pickup.

Last year, Motor Trend Magazine awarded the 2015 Chevy Colorado its coveted “Golden Calipers” as Truck of the Year.” The 2016 Chevy Colorado is also in the running for this year’s 2016 Truck of the Year honors, along with its big brother, the exceptional 2016 Chevy Silverado. These accolades are not surprising, considering that Chevy offers a lineup of some of the industry’s most awarded vehicles.

2016 Chevy Colorado

Rugged New Exterior

What makes the 2016 Chevy Colorado special? Let’s start with the Colorado’s fresh, rugged, and modern styling. When the completely redesigned Colorado was introduced last year, it elicited applause for its handsome, updated design. Large projector-beam headlights frame the Colorado’s imposing grille that proudly wears Chevy’ iconic “bowtie” emblem. Available chrome-framed fog lights and blacked-out lower fascia add to the Colorado’s dramatic front end look. The truck’s low, wide stance says that this is one tough truck that means business. The Colorado’s large arched wheel wells, oversized side mirrors, and etched lower character lines make a muscular and purposeful statement.  Without question, this is one good-looking truck that you’ll be proud to be seen in. Continue Reading →

November 25, 2015
by George Stamos

WATCH: 15 Memorable Chevy TV Commercials

Here at McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit, your local Kansas City Chevy dealership, we’re proud of our GM heritage. For over 100 years, Chevrolet has been building some of the most popular, best made cars and trucks ever to travel America’s highways.

Not only does Chevy have a history of engineering some of the world’s finest automobiles, it also has quite a track record for creating some of the most memorable commercials in TV history. We invite you to “See the USA in a Chevrolet” as we present these 15 nostalgic, funny, and intriguing Chevrolet TV commercials.
1. Singer Dinah Shore introduces the new 1953 Chevy lineup with Chevy’s iconic “See the USA in Your Chevrolet” theme song.

2. Chevy shows that “The Future is Right Now” with the 1956 Chevy’s sleek, modern design.

3. Military men at the Pensacola Naval Air Base make sure that the squad making up Chevy’s 1957 Bel Air lineup is “ship shape.”

4. 1950s TV legend Roy Rogers showcases the capabilities of his 1959 Chevy Fleetside pickup.

5. To hammer home the point that Chevrolet “stands alone,” the 1964 Impala (and a brave model) were placed on top of a majestic rock formation.

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September 18, 2015
by George Stamos

The Completely Redesigned 2016 Chevy Cruze

As your hometown Kansas City Chevy dealership, McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit proudly introduces the redesigned and reimagined 2016 Chevy Cruze.

2016 Chevy Cruze

A Bold New Look

Wearing bold and striking new sheetmetal, the 2016 Chevy Cruze takes the concept of a fuel-efficient, sporty, and practical compact sedan to new levels of innovation, performance, and luxury. The sleeker and more aerodynamic appearance features a sloping hood with character lines that flow in an elegant arch all the way through to the back deck in one fluid motion. In upmarket RS sport trim, the front end features round projector-beam headlights underlined by a string of LEDs. Available fog lights frame a blacked-out dual trapezoidal grille. The rear gets brilliant LED tail lamps inset into the rear trunk.

According to Bengt Halvorson of, “the 2016 Cruze’s styling …takes advantage of wind-tunnel testing done for the Volt, yet inherits some of the chiseled, handsome look…that’s been introduced in the larger Malibu.” Continue Reading →