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Choose the Best Chevy SUV for Each Family Member


From dads and moms to great uncles and third cousins, twice removed, each member of your family has their own unique style, quirks, and personality. Oftentimes, those character traits leave you asking, “How do we share genes?” Nevertheless, they’re part of the family—even if they have an over-the-top obsession with garage sales.

To ensure they keep those obsessive hobbies to themselves, it’s important they have the right vehicle, like one of the new 2018 Chevy SUVs available at our Chevrolet dealership near Kansas City.


2018 Chevrolet Trax

The new Chevy Trax may appear small in stature, but you know what Mom always said: Don’t judge a book by its cover.

The Trax is incredibly spacious, offering cargo volume (48.4 cu. ft.) that’s comparable to even full-size crossovers. Stack the golf bags, guitar case and amp, or office supplies in the back, which provides up to 8 different seating arrangements for the ultimate in convenience. With the front passenger seat down, the Trax provides a maximum storage length of 8 feet, too.

Better yet, if frequently caught in downtown Kansas City, Trax owners won’t have any problem navigating the busiest streets. This Chevy SUV is compact enough to make parallel parking a breeze, and a wide rearview camera makes it even breezier.

The Trax is Best for: City-dwellers, golfers, and coffee house musicians.

Notable Specs & Features: 4G LTE Wi-Fi | Standard 7.0-inch Touchscreen | OnStar® Automatic Crash Response | 33 MPG HWY


2018 Chevrolet Equinox

With the all-new 2018 Equinox, boring errands and chores are no more thanks to the SUV’s completely redone interior. A dual-cockpit cabin, separated by a deep, leather-clad central storage compartment, is just one of many new design changes to the Equinox. The others? How about a set of rear USB ports, Teen Driver, a bright instrument cluster, and a refined center stack?

Of course, the Equinox is no slouch in the space department. There’s enough room for 5 sets of knees, and the maximum cargo capacity comes in at an astonishing 63.5 cubic feet. That cargo area is made even better due to the Equinox’s hands-free liftgate. When your hands are full of groceries or camping supplies, move your foot around the bumper to automatically pop the cargo bay open. Load and unload your heart out.

The Equinox is Best for: Errand-runners, hiking enthusiasts, and young (a.k.a. bad) drivers.

Notable Specs & Features: Rear Seat Reminder | Intellibeam® Headlights | Bird’s-Eye View Camera System | 4G LTE Wi-Fi | 39 MPG HWY (turbo-diesel)


2018 Chevrolet Traverse

Featuring class-leading cargo space (98.2 cu. ft.) and seating for up to 8 passengers, the new Chevy Traverse is a midsize SUV wearing king-size SUV clothing. Haul your kid’s basketball team and equipment to the gym, load up on mulch for a landscaping project, or simply head out of Kansas City for a family road trip—with the Traverse, the world is your oyster. Plus, there’s a lockable storage compartment concealed beneath the cargo floor.

What makes the Traverse an award-winning SUV is its inclusion of up to 14 advanced safety features, such as:

  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Pedestrian Braking
  • Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Teen Driver
  • Rear Seat Reminder

The Traverse is Best for: Parents, coaches, and homeowners.

Notable Specs & Features: Hidden In-Dash Storage | Smart Slide® Seating | Hands-Free Liftgate | Rear Camera Mirror | 5000-Pound Towing Capacity


2018 Chevrolet Tahoe

For years, the Tahoe has been one of Chevy’s best-selling SUVs. But don’t let its mature age fool you—this full-size SUV still has tricks up its sleeve.

Hidden behind its 8.0-inch touchscreen is a lockable storage area with a built-in USB port; when Dad hits the hiking trail, he can turn his phone into a stowaway. The Head-Up Display is a head-turner, too, as it mysteriously projects important information right on the windshield. Heated front- and second-row seats amplify the comfort level, as well.

In the back, an entertainment center, complete with Blu-ray® player, keeps all 7 rear passengers occupied, even on the longest of road trips. Best of all, the 2018 Chevy Tahoe can tow light camper RVs while also returning 23 MPG on the highway, which is top in the segment.

The Tahoe is Best for: Outdoorsy dads, road-trippers, and techies.

Notable Specs & Features: Wireless Charging Station | 94.7 cu. ft. Cargo Space | 8600-Pound Towing Capacity | 7 USB Ports | Programmable Hands-Free Liftgate


2018 Chevrolet Suburban

With the new Chevy Suburban at your disposal, unfinished projects magically become finished.

Over 121 cubic feet of cargo space is available inside the Suburban—more than enough for bikes, lumber, tents, camping chairs, and large coolers—and its 5.3L V8 provides ample power to tow up to 8300 lbs. Fill the Suburban to the brim with home-improvement gear, and you’ll blast through the yard work and DIY home renovation. Fold up some tables, a BBQ grill, and cold ones for a Kansas City Chiefs tailgate party. Or simply load up on firewood for a weekend off the grid.

The Suburban is Best for: Tailgaters, DIYers, and campers.

Notable Specs & Features: 12-Way Power-Adjustable Front Seats | Rear-Seat Entertainment System with HDMI Connection | Wireless Headphones | 14 USB/Charging Spots


Care to see which new Chevrolet SUV is best for you or someone else in your family? Visit our Olathe Chevy dealership to test drive any of our 2018 Chevy crossovers for sale. We even have superb deals on certified pre-owned Chevy SUVs! Contact McCarthy Chevrolet Olathe at (913) 754-7208 to set up an appointment or request a quote.


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