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October 26, 2016
by admin

2017 Chevy Malibu vs. Ford Fusion: Midsize Marvels Face Off


With quality sedans like the Chevy Malibu and Ford Fusion, it’s no surprise the midsize segment has some of the fiercest competition in the industry. Having modern features and adopted styles that mirror best-selling SUVs, midsize cars are quickly gaining traction again thanks to these line-leaders in the march toward regained dominance. What makes the 2017 Chevy Malibu and its rival Ford Fusion two of the top commanders in this endeavor to retake the automotive market? Let’s find out how they compare in a friendly Malibu vs. Fusion skirmish.

The Malibu Handles & Performs Brilliantly

As was the case with last year’s model, the 2017 Chevy Malibu comes available in four trims: L, LS, LT, and Premier, with the Premier trim sitting at the head of the table. Also carried over is a longer wheelbase and more rear passenger space. Several new stylings and flourishes have been added—18-inch aluminum wheels, all-season tires, and more—but where the 2017 Malibu overpowers its rival Fusion lies under its striking hood. Continue Reading →

September 18, 2016
by admin

8 Halloween Ideas to Make Your House Scariest on the Block

There’s always that one house on the block that aims to frighten, entertain, and delight trick-or-treaters every Halloween. You know the one—the wisps of fog billowing out from a witch’s cauldron, the scarecrow that looks far too real for its own good, and the lights from roof to ground. Whether you’re new to the neighborhood or have paid your HOA fees for decades, it’s time to step up your game and match that house light for light.

Check out our list of the top 10 Halloween decoration ideas below, and be sure to visit our showroom for spooky-good deals on the latest and greatest new Chevy models in Lee’s Summit! Even on Halloween, when mischief runs rampant and pranks turn foul, you can always trust in McCarthy Chevrolet, the local Chevy dealership near Kansas City.

8. Tiny Apparitions = Big Scares

Nothing frightens us more than the unknown and unseen. When the unseen involves child-sized phantoms who seem to float all willy-nilly, that’s where the line between frightening and terrifying is drawn.


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This one may look complicated, but it’s much easier than you’d expect. First, position the doll outside in a super-creepy way; sitting on a ledge, staring into the corner, crawling on all fours—any position works, really. Then wrap the sheet or fabric around the doll to add a sinister effect and spray the bejeezus out of it with fabric stiffener. Let it dry for a few hours in the sun, remove the doll, and carefully move the ghostly figure into place. You’ll scare even strong-willed adults if done well. Continue Reading →

August 19, 2016
by George Stamos

2017 Chevy Camaro: 50 Years of Legendary Performance on Display

When the Camaro was first introduced 50 years ago, it became an instant sensation. Back in 1966, the thought of a high-performance, two-door sports car at a relatively affordable price was somewhat of a novel idea. But the then-new Camaro put the pedal to the metal and soon started to leave competitors like the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger in its rearview mirror.


Fast-forward a half-century and witness the evolution of an icon. The new sixth-generation 2017 Camaro celebrates the marque’s 50th Anniversary with a smaller, lighter, and agiler iteration that doesn’t just push the envelope but shreds it. And at McCarthy Chevrolet of Lee’s Summit, we’re happy to add such exquisite class to our inventory. Come test drive a 2017 Camaro at our Lee’s Summit Chevy dealership.

The Best-Looking Camaro Ever

Perhaps the best-looking model in its storied 50-year history, the new 2017 Camaro’s sculpted body line features a more aerodynamic fastback silhouette, pronounced quarter panels, bulging hood creases, and a unique “reverse Mohawk” channel running the length of the Camaro’s fluidly flowing roofline. From its aggressive front fascia, brilliant available LED-framed headlights, and characteristic rear haunches with an available stanchion spoiler, the new 2017 Camaro for sale at McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit is lean, mean, and ready to dominate the street. This is one bad boy with a sophisticated style, aggressive countenance, and cat-like grace that grabs your attention and doesn’t let go. Continue Reading →

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 →