McCarthy Chevrolet Lee's Summit Blog

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
by admin

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 →

March 21, 2017
by Danny Chan

The 2017 Chevy Sonic: A Not-So-Small Subcompact

There’s a false belief that small cars are only built for two, that their cramped cabins are inhospitable environments for groups. Now, with the new 2017 Sonic making its mark on the world, that myth has finally been debunked—thankfully. Take a look at this month’s featured Chevrolet model below to discover all the reasons why the 2017 Chevy Sonic is revolutionizing the subcompact market.


Impeccable Style in Sedan or Hatchback Form

The 2017 Sonic’s litter includes three primary trims.

The Sonic LS comes available with a manual or automatic transmission. Its splashes of exterior style come from standard and optional features like 15” wheels, LED headlights, molded splash guards, and a roof rack with cross rails. Inside, the 2017 Sonic LS comes with a standard four-speaker audio system with USB connectors, deluxe instrument panel in Jet Black, Sports Cloth seat trim, and all-season carpeted floor mats. Continue Reading →

February 17, 2017
by Danny Chan

Your Guide to Chevy Safety

At Chevrolet, your safety reigns supreme. Engineered to keep drivers and passengers safe, every new vehicle sold at our Lee’s Summit Chevy dealership is equipped with a suite of standard and optional safety technology that prevents collisions, protects occupants, and alerts emergency crews to respond to a detected crash. It’s this “prevent, protect, respond” approach to safety that puts Chevrolet at the top of the industry. Here’s an overview of the available systems and technology that Chevrolet employs to make their vehicles some of the safest on the road.

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January 17, 2017
by Danny Chan

The 2017 Chevrolet Impala: What the Critics Say

The Chevy Impala is certainly one of the most enduring full-size sedans in the market. Now in its tenth generation—which is amazing in and of itself—the 2017 Chevrolet Impala still hasn’t shown its wrinkles. In fact, Chevy has done a good job of adding a dash of freshness to a model that kicked off its claim to fame around the same time Eisenhower became president. It offers a seriously impressive combo of roominess, sophisticated style, and handling, all of which make it one of the best cars for the money.


But don’t just take the McCarthy word at face value. Here are some critics’ thoughts about the Impala, a sedan so distinguished it borders on being a national treasure.

The Impala Looks Good in a Suit

“Today’s Impala is sexy [and] there’s a bit of Mercedes CLS in its rear quarters…” – Marty Padgett, The Car Connection Continue Reading →

December 16, 2016
by Danny Chan

Party Hearty at These 2017 New Year’s Eve Events in Kansas City

Rather than sitting on the couch and overindulging in that pint of triple fudge ice cream, why not celebrate New Year’s Eve out and about in Kansas City? Here are some incredible parties and events to help you put 2016 in the rearview and welcome 2017 with open arms. After all, Carson Daly and Ryan Seacrest don’t deserve to have all the fun, right?

Best 2017 New Year’s Eve Events for Families

Zoo Year’s Eve 2016 – The Kansas City Zoo



Grab those mittens and scarves and prepare for a family-friendly afternoon at the KC Zoo this December 31st! The annual Zoo Year’s Eve event is an all-ages celebration featuring all your favorite furry, scaly, and slimy animal friends. Hit the dance floor with the kids, snap a picture in the photo booth, and enjoy a funtastic “ball drop” to Berlin at noon. Continue Reading →