McCarthy Chevrolet Lee's Summit Blog

January 17, 2018
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2018 Chevy Colorado: The Quintessential Mid-Size Pickup Truck

When Chevrolet introduced the Colorado to U.S. consumers back in 2004, people were impressed with its looks and performance. Today, most Chevy Colorado owners view their mid-size pickup as more than just a handsome load-hauler—it’s also an efficient and profoundly comfortable ride.

Fans of both early and later models of this Chevy truck now have the pleasure of trying out the latest incarnation of their favorite small yet mighty pickup — the 2018 Colorado.

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December 18, 2017
by Danny Chan

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 in Kansas City

Can you believe that it is almost 2018? We hope you enjoyed your holidays as much as we have. But now it’s time to switch calendar years. But, where are all the cool New Year’s Eve crowds going to be in Kansas City when the ball drops? If you’re looking to celebrate the new year here in KC, we have a few suggestions.


New Year’s Eve Live

If you love to club-hop, New Year’s Eve Live will give you exclusive access to 12 bars in the Power and Light District of KC. All-inclusive tickets include draft beers, call liquors, wine and non-alcoholic drinks. You will also enjoy a champagne toast at midnight, party favors, and a post-midnight food voucher from a participating restaurant. This Kansas City NYE event opens at 8:00 p.m. Continue Reading →

November 30, 2017
by Danny Chan

You Must See the All-New 2018 Chevy Traverse!

If you’re in the market for a great family-friendly vehicle, you owe it to yourself to test drive the all-new 2018 Traverse at McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit. Why?

The newest Traverse is a minivan in SUV form, with three rows of seats to accommodate up to 8 people, ample head and leg room, and multiple cabin configurations to ensure all trips are easy to pack for. In fact, Car and Driver even notes that the new Traverse’s cabin is “…impressive considering the 2017 Traverse had one of the most spacious cabins in its class.” Add on an enormous hidden storage compartment beneath the rear cargo area, and you’ve got a remarkable vehicle no matter its class.

Let’s take a closer look at what the 2018 Traverse brings to the table.



Exterior Styling & Interior Comfort

The new Traverse looks like its big brother Tahoe, only a bit slimmer. Looks can be deceiving, however, as the Traverse actually has a longer wheelbase than the Tahoe, believe it or not. Fit and trimmed down, the new Traverse also looks athletically gifted, as well. Continue Reading →

October 20, 2017
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Trimming Your Table with Thanksgiving Favorites

Happy Thanksgiving

As summer makes way for cooler temperatures and colorful leaves, the McCarthy Chevrolet family is turning our thoughts from new and used cars to the approaching holidays and festivities—especially those that involve food! So, tie on your favorite apron, preheat your oven, and get ready to create some delicious Thanksgiving dishes that are sure to become family favorites!


  • This Cheese Ball Trio is the perfect make-ahead appetizer. The tantalizing dish includes an Everything Cheese Ball with the combined flavors of salt, pepper, onion, sesame and poppy seeds; a Dill Cheese Ball made of dill, lemon, feta and cream cheese; and a Savory Spiced Cranberry Cheese Ball that boasts a delicious blend of cranberries, nutmeg, cream and goat cheeses. Make them up to two days ahead to allow yourself more time to mingle with guests on Thanksgiving.
  • Cranberry Feta Pinwheels are another easy-to-create appetizer that even little ones could help make. Slather tortillas with a holiday-perfect mixture of cream cheese, Feta cheese, cranberries, and chives or green onions. Like the Cheese Ball Trio, prepping this recipe ahead of time is key.

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September 29, 2017
by Danny Chan

The Legend Continues with the New 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1

Fresh off the line, the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Camaro is setting up to be the next big thing. Carrying on the tradition of being one of America’s finest performance vehicles, the newest Camaro now comes in a refreshed ZL1 trim for both coupe and convertible body styles—and our Chevy dealer near Kansas City is excited to have both in the Chevrolet family. Here’s what you need to know about the 2018 Camaro ZL1.


The ZL1 is equipped with a heart-racing 6.2L supercharged V8 that delivers 650 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. Perhaps that’s the reason why it scorched the Nürburgring track with a record 7:16:04 time. It’s also married to a standard 6-speed manual (and a short throw shifter), though an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifting is also available. Continue Reading →

August 18, 2017
by Danny Chan

Top 10 Things You Must Do in Kansas City Before Summer Ends

After a sweltering summer in Kansas City, many of us at McCarthy Chevrolet are warmly embracing the second half of 2017. But there’s still a lot left to do before the sun sets on these 100-degree days! Although you could fill up your calendar with late-summer gems like this Census Records Research class in Lee’s Summit, why not break free from the ho-hum and inject a little excitement into your life? With these 10 amazing Kansas City summer events on tap, you’ll be ready to kick off your fall on the highest of high notes.


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  1. Music Under the Arch (Kansas City, MO – Aug 31st & Sept 28th)

Held on the last Thursday of August and September, the City Market’s Music Under the Arch concert series is a great way to get ready for #TGIF. The August 31st show will feature local artist Katy Guillen & The Girls, while The Old No. 5’s will take the stage on September 28th. Concerts start at 5 pm at City Market. Check out their events page for more details about this 100% free event in the heart of Kansas City.

  1. Parkville Days (Parkville, MO – Aug 18th-20th)

Head north from our Lee’s Summit car dealership, and you’ll find two days’ worth of fun at Parkville Days. As one of the area’s largest festivals, this annual event is entirely free and offers everything from arts and crafts to carnival rides to live music. It’s even got a fantastic beer garden for adults and a full-fledged parade. View more details about this Parkville Days festival at

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July 27, 2017
by Danny Chan

Do Critics Love the 2017 Chevy Tahoe? (Spoiler: Absolutely!)

Big. Bigly. Bigliest. The all-new 2017 Chevy Tahoe is a more than capable people shipper and boat hauler. Built on the Silverado truck platform, the Tahoe is a balanced ride, offering a max trailering limit of 8,600 pounds, 94.7 cubic-foot cargo area (to the first row), and an 8-passenger seating capacity with enough head- and legroom to match. Could that by why it’s one of the best-reviewed full-size SUVs on the market? Let’s see what the critics have to say about this bona fide star of the SUV world.



Kelley Blue Book Shows the Tahoe Love

“The 2017 Tahoe is no dinosaur. Chevy pulled out all the stops in technology, style and performance, and the result pushes the limits of what is possible with this type of architecture.”

Dominating the SUV market comes easy to the Tahoe, almost as if “#winning” were woven into its DNA. Its style, passenger space, and new-age tech makes it a must-buy crossover whose truck-like traits are an added perk. And agrees, stating that it’s “a pleasure to live with the big fella, whether you’re just picking the kids up from school, or towing your boat to the lake for a weekend of fun.” Continue Reading →

June 26, 2017
by Danny Chan

Decision Time: Should You Buy or Lease Your Next New Car?

Choosing between buying or leasing a new car can be difficult, even confusing, especially for first-time shoppers. But with some acquired know-how, a repertoire of breathing exercises, and a trusted dealer working on your behalf, it doesn’t have to be! Here are the benefits of each option so that you can be prepared to sign on the dotted line with a little more confidence.


Benefits of Buying a Car

Ownership—that’s the American dream, and it applies to everything from houses to businesses to cars. Aside from the pride that comes along with ownership, you can also expect to receive the following perks when purchasing a vehicle from our Chevy dealership near Kansas City: Continue Reading →

May 18, 2017
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2017 Chevy Express Work Vans are All About Business

Unlike a mullet, the new 2017 Chevrolet Express vans are as much business in the front as they are in the back. Offering superb cargo space, several customizable layouts, and hauling ability that beats most in its class, these iconic cargo vans make any company operate at peak performance. Here’s what you’ll discover in your next work van from Chevy.


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April 13, 2017
by Danny Chan

5 Best Free Spring Events in Kansas City for 2017

Although we didn’t have a particularly nasty winter this year, it was still cold enough to keep us indoors. Now that warmer weather is right around the corner, it’s time to break out the windbreakers and sandals and start planning to attend some of Kansas City’s best spring events. Here are some of the area’s must-see hotspots, free events, and spring traditions that shouldn’t be missed.



Zona Rosa’s Kansas City Easter Parade

Beginning at 10 a.m. on the Saturday before Easter, the Zona Rosa Town Center is transformed into parade central. This free community event will feature a parade (surprise), petting zoo, family-friendly games, and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself! You can even bring along your pets to dress up for the “Best Dressed” parade competition. Furry friends in outfits? Count us in. Continue Reading →