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January 12, 2017
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Exciting 2017 Winter Events in Kansas City

The temperatures have dropped, but the action in Kansas City is just ramping up! In fact, at McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet, we think that the area hosts some of the best winter events in the country. Whether you’re looking for things to do in Overland Park, Shawnee, or Leawood, you can certainly fill up your calendar with these Kansas City events. Make the most of your winter by checking out our list of notable activities below.

KC Restaurant Week

KC Restaurant Week


Date & Time: January 13th – 22nd
Location: Participating Restaurants in Kansas City

The 8th annual Restaurant Week winter event spans ten days and offers KC visitors and residents a taste of some of the area’s best cuisine. Multi-course dinner and lunch meals are available for purchase, and proceeds will benefit local Kansas City charities. Eat well and do good by your community. Continue Reading →

December 19, 2016
by Danny Chan

Introducing the New & Improved 2017 Chevy Cruze

Ah, the compact sedan. Once cornerstones in the market, these tiny powerhouses have slowly been overthrown by spacious SUVs and crossovers. But with the 2017 Chevy Cruze, the market is proving to be on the upswing. Only a year removed from a complete redesign, the new Chevrolet Cruze is more than your everyday work-store-home sedan. It offers a little bit of this, a little bit of that, making a case for redefining the term “compact.”



And it’s available right now, in all its glory, at McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet, your hometown Chevy dealership near Kansas City. See why the 2017 Chevy Cruze is opening eyes by reading a brief overview of the car below and stopping into our Overland Park showroom for a test drive. Continue Reading →

November 23, 2016
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13 Ultimate 2017 Holiday Events in Kansas City

This year is quickly coming to a close, but there are still a few things you can do in Kansas City to commemorate 2016. Whether you live in Overland Park, Shawnee, or Leawood, you’ll discover dozens of holiday happenings, activities, shows, and performances in KC over the next couple months. Here are 13 of our favorite, must-attend 2017 holiday events in Kansas City to help you and your family ring in the new year.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Back by popular demand this year, Rudolph brightens Kansas City’s holiday season in this 60-minute stage performance based on the original televised classic. Awww, look at that cute nose.

When: November 8th – December 31st
Where: The Coterie Theater (2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO)
Price: Tickets start around $12

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol, an all-time favorite of ours at McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet, returns this year for its 36th annual stage show. Follow Scrooge through this retelling of Dickens’ classic story, and maybe you’ll also discover the true meaning of Christmas. Continue Reading →

October 26, 2016
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The Perks of Buying a New Car or Used Car


“Should I buy a new or used car?” When posing this question to a group of friends, you may get a hung jury. What’s best for Bob might not be best for Jane, and vice versa. The decision to buy a new or used car essentially boils down to your personality, situation, and finances. Let’s run through some of the benefits of each option. By the end of this list, we hope that a clear car-buying route will pop into view. (And if it doesn’t, you can always ask for help from our Chevy dealership in Overland Park).

The Pros of Buying a New Car

If you’re the type who enjoys that new-car smell, buying a new car makes sense. But you should follow the guidance of more than just your nostrils when choosing a vehicle. It’s a big purchase—think it through. For your consideration, here are some benefits that come with buying your new car.

  • Curb Appeal (literally) – There may be no better way to show off your sense of style than a new car. Sure, a suit and tie or designer purse might help you snag that new job, but there’s something about a shiny new car that makes you feel prepared for anything life hands you.
  • Reliability – New vehicles come with manufacturer warranties that cover most issues unrelated to driver error. With one of our new Chevy models, you’ll get a full bumper-to-bumper limited warranty for up to three years or 46,000 miles, as well as a powertrain warranty with coverage up to five years or 60,000 miles. Extended warranties are also available, as is roadside assistance. Even with the warranties, your new car probably won’t need more than regular maintenance during its first 100,000 miles.
  • Newest Features – Buying a new car means staying linked to the modern world. New tech features are fitted everywhere from the dash to the instrument panel to the trunk, so you can always find convenience with the snap of a finger. Take the 2017 Chevy Cruze as an example, with its standard MyLink infotainment system and 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, optional built-in 4G LTE WiFi, and versatile 60/40 rear seat. Yeah, it’s really that packed with convenient features, and available today at our Overland Park Chevy dealership.
  • Customized Packages – To take advantage of the best optional features, accessories, and tech, you might want to consider upgrading to a higher trim level and package. When you buy a used car, you get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit—thanks, Mom—but choosing a new car means you can customize it with all the proverbial bells and whistles available.

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September 18, 2016
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The 2017 Chevy Traverse: An SUV Engineered for Everyone

Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Running errands, commuting to work, and lugging the kids to practices all over Kansas City—it’s a lot to do! With the new 2017 Chevrolet Traverse, you no longer have to feel relegated to a confined crossover or the minivan lifestyle. The Chevy Traverse is beyond spacious and comes packed with goodies for everyone of any age so that you can finally earn some relaxation even when you’re on the move.


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At McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet, we think taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. As an end to its first-generation model, the 2017 Traverse expands on the last model year’s successes and offers a whole bunch more to assist you during your travels through Kansas City, Leawood, Shawnee, and beyond. So introduce yourself and test drive a Chevrolet Traverse today at McCarthy/Morse Chevy, your trusted new and used car dealer in Overland Park, KS!

New Trim Levels Available

In stride with Chevy’s brand-wide strategy, the Traverse has switched up its trim levels—at least by nomenclature—to include three primary models: Premier, LT, and LS, with the LT and LS trims separated by “sub-trims.”

The base-level LS comes categorized by sub-trims 1SM and 1LS. The 1SM is the Traverse’s entry model, and comes standard with the following: 17-inch steel wheels, roof railings, a bold rear spoiler, AC, the essential 60/40 folding second- and third-row seating, Bluetooth phone connectivity, rearview camera, 6.5-inch touch display, USB audio and additional charging ports, and a 3-month subscription to OnStar with 4G LTE and WiFi connection. Continue Reading →

August 19, 2016
by Danny Chan

Previewing Every Kansas City Chiefs Home Game in 2016

The next four months are bliss if you’re a fan of football. At McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet, we’re more than thrilled to bust out our Chiefs jerseys, dust off our foam arrowhead hats, and grow an Andy Reid-like mustache for the start of the 2016 season. To ramp up the excitement, we wanted to preview the Chiefs’ home games and offer some essential Kansas City football tailgating tips—hint: a 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 isn’t essential, but its towing capacity and EZ-Lift tailgate offer ultimate tailgate convenience—to help you get around Arrowhead Stadium.

Join us in cheering on our Chiefs as they look to go undefeated at home and compete for this year’s trophy!


Sunday, Sept. 11th @ 12:00 PM CST – San Diego Chargers

Rain or shine, the seats at Arrowhead Stadium will be host to 76,000-some-odd butts when the Philip Rivers-led Chargers head into KC on September 11th. Division rivalry aside, San Diego will undoubtedly have a thirst for blood after a disappointing 4 – 12 season and they’ve marked the bullseye on our own Kansas City Chiefs. Will we expand on a superb 2015 campaign and claim the AFC West division in game one? Join KC Wolf and other rabid Chiefs fans to bear witness to the rise of a championship contender.

Tailgating Tip #1: Arrive super early to get in on the action. Gates open by 8:30 AM, and “superfans” typically arrive in the wee hours of the morning, red-painted face and all. It’s all about commitment—something that Kansas City football tailgaters have in spades. Continue Reading →

July 1, 2016
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2016 Chevrolet Cruze vs. Dodge Dart: Winner Takes All

While sales in the compact-sedan market have slowed overall in the last handful of years, mainstays like the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze have helped to keep the segment’s train on track. But riding the coattails of SUVs and the compact’s larger sedan cousins isn’t enough; with the new Chevy Cruze, and in some instances the Dodge Dart, the boundaries of delivering a spacious, feature-filled car that can actually zip have been crossed.


At McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet in Overland Park, KS, we decided to compare these two pillars of the compact car sector and find out, once and for all, which will fall short, and which will hold up the championship belt. Ready for the results? Continue Reading →

June 1, 2016
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Kansas City Concert Calendar: Summer 2016 Edition

With summer comes barbecues, flip-flops, and a ton of incredible concerts in the Kansas City area. Whether you’re a pop fiend, a hip hop fanatic, or rock addict, you’re certain to find a show that’ll make summer that much better. At McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet, we don’t play music for a living – we’re a Chevy dealer near Kansas City, of course – but we can point you toward someone who does, and does it well.


Photo Credit: Silverstein Eye Centers Arena Facebook page

Check out our Kansas City concert calendar below, and save the date on any of these electrifying shows this summer. And if you need a bit more excitement before autumn rolls around, visit our new and used car dealership in Overland Park, KS, to test drive the car of your dreams. Call us at 877-461-6593 or stop by our showroom located at 9201 Metcalf Ave in Overland Park, just a short drive from Kansas City. Continue Reading →

May 1, 2016
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Introducing The 2016 Chevy Equinox: An SUV Phenom

Improving upon its 2015 predecessor, the new 2016 Chevy Equinox received more than just a facelift—it’s been reinvigorated with a certain je ne sais quoi that other crossover SUVs have yet to define, let alone offer.


As a leading Chevy dealer near Kansas City, we at McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet have taken notice of the crossover SUV’s improvements for 2016. From its refreshed exterior and newly designed cabin and dashboard to its powerful engine and feature-rich accommodations, it’s no surprise that the 2016 Chevy Equinox is now second only to the Silverado as Chevrolet’s most popular model. Continue Reading →

April 1, 2016
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The Best Places to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Kansas City

Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8, 2016) is a day we set aside to honor our moms and the many reasons they hold a special place in our hearts. Regardless of where you live in the Kansas City metro area, there is a myriad of ways you can celebrate Mother’s Day.



Mothers and daughters of all ages participate in the Mother’s Day 5K. Photo Credit:

You’ll find Mother’s Day brunches galore, and money-saving discounts on top area attractions. Kansas City’s burgeoning “foodie” scene offers a varied menu of mouth-watering dining options. And mom won’t be lacking for the opportunity to shop or enjoy Kansas City’s outstanding cultural attractions. With so many things to see and do, you may even want to make a weekend of it.

As your hometown Overland Park Chevy dealer, we’re helping you plan your Mother’s Day this year by assembling some of the best ways to give your mom a day she’ll always remember. This is by no means a definitive list, but it should give you some ideas about how to spend this Mother’s Day with the mom or moms in your life. Continue Reading →