McCarthy Morse Chevrolet Blog

February 21, 2018
by Danny Chan
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2018 Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer: Which is the Right SUV for You?

Chevy and Ford, rivals from the beginning of time, both have popular SUVs in their Traverse and Explorer models. But which one gives you more bang for your buck in terms of performance, utility, and comfort? We checked in with the experts at Car and Driver to get their take on each 2018 SUV, to hopefully end this “Traverse vs. Explorer” debate once and for all.

2018 Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer Which is the Right SUV for You

Why Car and Driver? When it comes to comprehensive vehicle reviews, nobody’s more thorough than the experts at Car and Driver. They not only provide an overall impression of a vehicle, they dissect it, examining and rating every component to deliver a rating that’s actually backed up by a whole lot of legwork.

That’s exactly what they did with both the 2018 Chevy Traverse and its rival, the 2018 Ford Explorer. Here’s their verdict.

The 2018 Chevy Traverse

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January 17, 2018
by Danny Chan
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Watch the 10 Best Chevrolet Commercials of All Time

It’s that time of year again—championship college football has just concluded, “The Big Game” is right around the corner, and the newest 2018 car commercials are revving to go. Before you gather up your friends and family for the February football game, take a look at the best Chevrolet commercials and videos from years past. (They’ll be good primer for whatever Chevy releases this year.)

Happy Grad

A poor, foolish grad student mistakenly thinks that his parents have just bought him a new Chevy as a graduation present. The sheer excitement and over-enthusiasm makes for a great car ad—perhaps even one of the funniest Chevy commercials ever created.

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December 20, 2017
by Danny Chan
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Introducing the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500!

Rugged, hard-working, dependable, long-lasting: these are some of the words Silverado 1500 owners have used to describe Chevy’s pickup truck. And the 2018 Silverado, which recently hit our Overland Park dealership floors, promises to live up to that legacy, and then some! What’s so good about the new 2018 Chevy Silverado, you ask? Read on to find out.

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Photo: Chevrolet.com

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November 10, 2017
by Danny Chan
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Adopt these Wacky, Unique & Heartwarming Thanksgiving Traditions

November is here, and soon Thanksgiving will be upon us. That means lots of turkey, mounds of stuffing, and loads of calories. Thanksgiving is a fantastic time to gather with family and friends to celebrate yearly traditions—some heartwarming, some unique, and some that are just downright wacky. We’ve scoured the web to find and share some of the greatest Thanksgiving traditions so your family can have a truly memorable holiday this year.

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The Wacky Thanksgiving Traditions

The Turkey Dance. We know what you’re thinking, but no, this isn’t a twist on a chicken dance. This incredibly funny tradition involves an actual dance with your uncooked turkey. That’s right: one festive family (and maybe more) created a tradition of naming their turkey and then dancing around the kitchen with it before it’s stuffed and cooked. Poor turkey—thinks he’s at a disco but ends up on being the main course! Continue Reading →

October 20, 2017
by Danny Chan
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The Legendary 2018 Chevy Corvette is Fierce & Available Now!

Corvette owners are in an exclusive club–one whose members expect the highest performance money can buy. The Corvette legacy began with the iconic Corvette Stingray in 1953 and has since become one of the most legendary American-made powerhouses. While the 2017 Corvette may be a tough act to follow (with a Consumer Reports owner satisfaction rating of “excellent”), the 2018 ‘Vette is sure to exceed the expectations of even the most demanding high-performance drivers.

2018 Chevy Corvette

Photo: Chevrolet.com

At McCarthy-Morse Chevrolet, we’re also ready to continue that legacy by welcoming the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Corvette into our showroom. Come see the prestige, the power, the perfection at our car dealership in Overland Park, and you’ll see why we’re so excited to have it join our Chevy family.

Zero to Sixty in 3.7 Seconds

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September 29, 2017
by Danny Chan
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Fast & Fearsome: Car-Inspired Pumpkins & Costumes for Your Car

If you haven’t already, you’ll soon be breaking out the skeletons, ghosts, and goblins to get your home ready for Halloween! At our new and used car dealership near Kansas City, KS, we understand how much fun it is to go that extra mile on October 31st. In honor of all the car enthusiasts in the Kansas City area, we’ve compiled a list of exceptionally unique jack-o-lantern ideas and cheap car costumes—yes, we’re talking about outfits for your vehicle—that will show everyone in the neighborhood just how much you love life on four wheels.

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Photo: Teamshmo.com

Keep reading to learn how you can dress up your front door and your car for Halloween in Kansas City.

Insanely Awesome Pumpkins

Carving a jack-o-lantern is a very important part of Halloween. Car enthusiasts from KC to Shawnee will agree that these jack-o’-lanterns are a cut above the rest (and many of these templates can be found online):

  • Chevy Corvette (above). If you’re good with pumpkin-carving tools, make it a goal to make a DIY jack-o-lantern design for your favorite muscle car. Just remember to post a picture and collect your likes and upvotes!

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August 30, 2017
by Danny Chan
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Style, Safety & Technology Abound In the 2017 Chevy Suburban

With its quiet and spacious interior that accommodates up to eight, expansive cargo room, and vibrant entertainment system, the Chevrolet Suburban has been a favorite full-size SUV among families here in Kansas City and across the country. With updates to some styling options and a slew of new safety technology, the newest 2017 Chevy Suburban is now even more of a must-have people hauler.

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Photo: Chevrolet.com

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July 12, 2017
by Danny Chan
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5 Kansas City Summer Events to Beat the Heat

The sun is shining, school is out, and the Royals are in full swing. That must mean it is summer in Kansas City! Between taking family vacations, road trips, and recovering from sunburns, your summer might be packed as it is, but if you find yourself with a free weekend, check out one of these fun KC events before September ends.

Westport Beer Fest

Photo: beerkc.com

  1. Westport Beer Festival

This festival takes place on June 24th from 5 to 9 pm, when all of Kansas City’s Pennsylvania Ave becomes “Hops Central.” Over 3 dozen breweries will be offering samples of their locally crafted beers. Balance out the brews with some food from local restaurants and street vendors, all while listening to live music from hometown bands. This festival is a true-blue Kansas City tradition! Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 on the day of the festival, with proceeds benefiting AIDS Walk KC. (Make sure you’ve got a DD on hand!)  Continue Reading →

June 26, 2017
by Danny Chan
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3 Reasons the 2018 Chevy Equinox is a Perfect Fit for Your Family

Compact crossovers like the all-new Chevy Equinox make up the fastest-growing segment for families; in fact, since 2015, crossovers surpassed the once-ubiquitous family sedan as the new vehicle choice of American car shoppers. For many families, it’s an easy decision to make: crossovers offer more seating and storage space than sedans, while also getting better gas mileage and less bulk than standard SUVs or minivans. So the decision is not whether to choose a crossover, but which make and model to bring home.

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Today, follow us down the rabbit hole as our we take a closer look at the new 2018 Chevy Equinox and the three key reasons it is the best compact crossover for your family.

Improved Gas Mileage

The new Chevy Equinox is a complete design overhaul of the returning crossover class of 2018. It trimmed down its figure with a sleek design that cuts off 4.7 inches of length and makes do with a 5.2-inch shorter wheelbase. This adds up to about 350 pounds fewer of curb weight—all without sacrificing its celebrated roomy interior. Continue Reading →

May 19, 2017
by Danny Chan
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Top 6 Reasons to Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Chevy or GM Car

It’s understandable to worry about the idea of buying a Certified Pre-Owned Chevy (CPO) vehicle, even from manufacturers known for reliability as Chevrolet or GM. That’s where the certified part of CPO comes in. GM’s CPO program guarantees a high level of quality and support you won’t find with a typical used vehicle from a private seller or independent dealer. And as one of the best used Chevy dealers near Kansas City, we at McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet are proud to offer an additional layer of support for all of our customers, as you’ll see once we hand over the keys to your certified used vehicle.

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