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2020 Events in McKinney, Texas

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El Dorado Chevrolet is a proud member of the McKinney community because of the beautiful climate, friendly people, and excellent community events. Keep reading to learn about some of the 2020 events in McKinney.

Krewe of Barkus

The 18th annual McKinney Krewe of Barkus will be held on Sunday, February 23, in historic downtown. The event, which features a parade of over 250 costumed dogs as well as a festival held in Mitchell Park, is modeled after the New Orleans tradition of the same name that aims to fundraise for animal welfare. This year, thousands of spectators are expected to attend the parade that will feature pups of all sizes dressed as pop idols.

Arts in Bloom

The McKinney Main Street collective is hosting the Arts in Bloom event in early spring from April 17 – 19 in historic downtown. During the festival, over 150 artists from local schools and the Artist Village will converge to sell and showcase paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and photography. Festival-goers can enjoy free admission and a free shuttle to transport them to the event, which includes live music, delicious food, and a Kids Creation Station to entertain and enrich the little ones.

No matter the time of year, McKinney, Texas, is filled with plenty of entertaining community events. When you’re out exploring McKinney, make sure to stop by El Dorado Chevrolet to check out our new Chevy models.

Celebrating 85 Years of the Chevrolet Suburban

Chevrolet Suburban in McKinney, TX

The Chevrolet Suburban is a fan favorite because of its luxurious appearance, spacious interior, and family-friendly features. Thanks to the Suburban’s loyal following, the full-size SUV recently celebrated its 85th birthday. Keep reading to learn more about the Suburban’s history.

A True Pioneer

When the Chevy Suburban reached its 85th birthday back in November 2019, it became the first vehicle in history to do so. No other vehicle has been in production for as long as the Chevy Suburban’s impressive 85-year run, which makes the Suburban the auto industry’s longest-running nameplate.

Humble Beginnings

The Suburban was introduced way back in 1935 as the Chevy Carryall. Though the name changed over time, the premise — a comfortable interior built for passengers upon the frame of a capable pickup — has remained the same. Believe it or not, a few other automakers have introduced a Suburban model, but only the Chevrolet Suburban made history.

Today’s Suburban

The 2020 Chevy Suburban is the culmination of 85 years of continuous improvement in engineering, capability, and comfort. The current nine-seater model produces up to 383 lb-ft of torque and 355 horsepower with its V8 engine, which makes it capable of towing up to 8,300 pounds when properly equipped.

El Dorado Chevrolet has a variety of new and used Suburban models in stock today. Check out our lot to see for yourself why the full-size SUV has stood the test of time.

2019 MBLM Brand Intimacy Study Ranks Chevy as Top Automaker

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD in McKinney, TX

Chevrolet has found itself at the heart of many American drivers. At least, that’s what we’ve gathered from the 2019 MBLM Brand Intimacy Study. In the 2019 study, the results of which were released in the fall, Chevrolet was named the number one automaker and number four brand overall in terms of how it performs emotionally with consumers. MBLM calls this the “science of emotion.”

It’s truly an honor for Chevy not only to sit at the top of the automaker list but to rank up in the top four with brand emotion geniuses, including Disney, Apple, and Amazon. In fact, Chevy beats out favorites like Netflix, PlayStation, and YouTube.

So, how did MBLM determine which brands had the best intimacy with consumers? The organization surveyed 6,200 customers (3,000 of whom were in the U.S.) to rate their interactions with brands in industries like media and entertainment, technology, fast food, and, of course, automotive. Specifically, MLBM’s Brand Intimacy Model looked at five things: a strong emotional connection; the user; three stages of intimacy (sharing, bonding, and fusing); six archetypes of intimacy (fulfillment, identity, enhancement, ritual, nostalgia, and indulgence); and the Brand Intimacy Quotient, which is determined by the amount of users who are intimate with a brand, the stage of intimacy between those users and the brand, and the archetypes.

Visit El Dorado Chevrolet to explore our new vehicles and see why Chevy was ranked the top automaker.

Wintry Fun in Dallas

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Looking for a way to have some wintry fun in Dallas in the New Year? Try out one of these fun ideas:

  • Taste some Friendship Tea at Dallas Arboretum: Because of the warm weather in Texas, you can enjoy the Dallas Arboretum year-round. From January 5 through February 28, you can visit daily to enjoy delicious Friendship Tea at the DeGolyer House at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Learn more about this elegant tea party here.
  • Ride the waves at Epic Waters: Nearby Grand Prairie, Texas, is home to the nation’s largest indoor water park, meaning you can enjoy water slides, pools, and more no matter the weather. Epic Waters boasts the tallest indoor AquaLoop slide, the world’s first slide with a fusion inner tube for simulated zero gravity, and the first indoor double rider. Learn more here.
  • Watch in amazement at Supercross Live: The AMA Supercross motorcycle racing competition is coming to nearby Arlington for its eighth round on February 22, at AT&T stadium. Witness thrill races, jumps, and more, but don’t wait to get your tickets. Learn more here.
  • Get your last fill of the lights: Christmas may have passed, but the Dallas Zoo Lights event continues through early January. Visit to have one last night of Christmas magic. Learn more here.

Make sure your car is up for the challenge of winter driving by scheduling a maintenance check at El Dorado Chevrolet.

2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Special Editions Now Available

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Midnight Edition and Rally Edition are now available for order at El Dorado Chevrolet and should arrive later this year. These Silverado 1500 special editions are two of the automaker’s most popular special edition models.

The 2020 Silverado Midnight Edition is all about off-road performance. Available on LT Trail Boss and Custom Trail Boss trims, the Midnight Edition includes a 2-inch suspension lift, an automatic locking rear differential, skid plates, the Z71 Off Road Package with Rancho® mono-tube off-road shocks and more. The styling of the Silverado also changes with the Midnight Edition — no surprises here, it’s an all-black design approach.

The 2020 Silverado Rally Edition is more street focused, offered on performance trims (RST and Custom). You can get the Rally Edition Silverado in Summit White, Silver Ice Metallic, Red Hot or Black; this package adds black Rally stripes on the tailgate and hood, a body-colored grilled, black badging, black Bowties and black exhaust tips. This special edition truck rides on 20-inch black painted wheels and gets a 2.7-liter turbo engine with the Custom trim. RST Rally Edition models instead ride on 22-inch black painted wheels and give you a choice of powertrains.

Visit El Dorado Chevrolet to learn more about the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Midnight Edition and Rally Edition or to test drive the standard versions of the model.

Chevy Interiors Praised as One of the Best in the Industry by U.S. News

2019 Chevrolet Traverse in McKinney, TX
Inside the 2019 Chevy Traverse Premier

Chevy is known for leading the industry with a versatile lineup of cars, trucks and SUVs, lauded for its advanced safety technologies, impressive fuel economy, dependable performance and affordable prices. Another area where Chevrolet beats out the competition? According to the experts at U.S. News & World Report, Chevy interiors are one of the best in the industry.

The experts at U.S. News & World Report recently named Chevy as a top contender on its list of Vehicle Brands with the Best Interiors in 2019.

So, what is it that puts the vehicle interiors crafted by Chevy above the competition? According to U.S. News, the brand’s interiors typically offer more interior space than competitors in their respective segments, and the technology, like the Chevy Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, tends to outperform the technology found in similar vehicles from other automakers.

“Most Chevys come standard with infotainment systems that support 4G LTE data connections, onboard Wi-Fi hot spots, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™,” remarked John M. Vincent of U.S. News & World Report.

Specifically, the 2019 Chevy Traverse caught the attention of U.S. News writers and editors. It was the brand’s highest scoring model for the interior. The three-row midsize SUV can comfortably seat up to eight and offers plenty of advanced technologies. The Chevy Sonic and the Chevy Suburban also earned high scores.

Get a closer look at the praiseworthy interiors crafted by Chevy at El Dorado Chevrolet.

2020 Silverado HD High Country: Good Substitute for Luxury Cars

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD in McKinney, TX

For most of automotive history, the luxury sedan has been the pinnacle of the market. However, now it seems luxury pickup trucks are beginning to take its place. This has never been more evident than with the introduction of the all-new 2020 Silverado HD High Country.

This range-topping model could potentially be the first pickup in history to cross the $100,000 mark, says Sandor Piszar, Chevy truck marketing chief. While the starting price of the High Country model is just over $60,000, available packages can push it into the $90,000 range.*

The Silverado HD High Country is a truck built to impress. It comes standard with an impressive lineup of features like the 6.6-liter V8 engine with 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. It also comes standard with four-wheel drive and includes an automatic locking rear differential and an Autotrac® 2-speed transfer case.

Inside, however, is where the High Country really shines. The standard leather-appointed seats are soft and sophisticated. The dual-zone automatic climate control and heated seats in both the front and back will help keep everyone riding in comfort.

Technology features are abundant with a standard navigation system built into the 8-inch touch-screen system. You can also use the standard Advanced Trailering System to keep track of all of your trailers and make sure everything is connected securely.

Visit El Dorado Chevrolet to learn more about the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD.

*The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles’ destination freight charges.

Silverado HD: The Perfect Truck for Horse Farmers

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD in McKinney, TX

Here in Texas, we love our trucks, even if we don’t really need one. However, if you are a farmer, a truck is a necessity. If you’re a horse farmer and have been searching for the best truck for your intense work, we highly recommended the all-new Chevrolet Silverado HD.

A few years ago, Farm Journal Media surveyed farmers to find out what vehicle aspects were the most important when making their choices. The results came in with four-wheel drive, durability, engine size, and cab configuration as the top considerations.

Here is what the Silverado HD has to offer.

  • Four-wheel drive — all Silverado HD models are available with four-wheel drive.
  • Durability — the previous generation Silverado HD was recognized has having the best long-term quality in a J.D. Power & Associates survey. We expect this new generation model to be even better.
  • Engine size — the Silverado HD comes with two impressive engines. The standard engine is a 6.6-liter V8 with 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. There is also an available Duramax® 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 rated at 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.
  • Cab configuration — you will have plenty of interior space with the impressive Crew Cab configuration on the Silverado HD.

Learn more about the Chevy Silverado HD at El Dorado Chevrolet.

Save with the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2019 Chevrolet Bolt in McKinney, TX

If you have been wanting to switch to an electric car, now is a great time to save with the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV. Not only does this innovative electric car have a driving range of 238 miles, but General Motors currently has some great offers and incentives on new purchases and leases.*

Financing

If you want to finance your Bolt EV purchase, and you are a well-qualified buyer, you could score 0 percent APR on your loan through GM Financial. In addition, GM Financial is offering some extra savings with $1,000 off the purchase price.

Leasing

If you prefer leasing, the Bolt EV is currently available with an attractive lease offer. You could qualify for a lease at just $449 per month for 39 months. You will only have to pay $3,299 at signing if you are currently leasing a 2014 or newer GM model. If not, you will owe $3,799 at signing.

Customer Cash

If you don’t want to take advantage of either of these offers, GM also has some customer cash available. You can get $3,000 in customer cash, plus $2,500 in Purchase Bonus Cash when you choose the 2019 Bolt EV, a cash allowance total of $5,500. Other lease or finance offers do not apply with the customer cash incentives.

Visit El Dorado Chevrolet to find out how you can save on the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV.

*EPA-estimated 283-mile EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain and conditions.

Try Out Some of These Chevy Silverado Camping Accessories

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in McKinney, TX

We can’t think of a better vehicle to take you to the great outdoors than the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Along with simply having a convenient cargo bed, there are a lot of Chevy Silverado camping accessories you can get to elevate your next camping experience.

Bed Tents

Sleeping under the stars is a great experience, until you wake up with a sore back from sleeping on tree roots. A Silverado bed tent connects directly to the bed so you can sleep outdoors without having to worry about finding a flat place to stake your tent.

Bed Covers

Keeping your gear secure is critical while you are camping. You never know what animals might be attracted to your campsite and attempt to go through your things. With a bed cover, you can keep everything secure and out of reach.

Lighting

While you might head out of the city to experience a truly dark night, there might be times you need some light. Add some extra A-pillar lights or a light bar to shine a path through the darkness.

Trailering

Make sure your Silverado is equipped with all the equipment and tools you need to tow whatever you plan to take on your next camping outing.

Learn more about accessorizing your Chevy Silverado at El Dorado Chevrolet.