2017 MKZ, MKX Named Top Safety Picks

At Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring on I-45, we know that you and your family’s safety is paramount.  That’s why we are proud to share the news that the 2017 Lincoln MKZ and Lincoln MKX have been named top safety picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in their respective categories:

  • Lincoln MKZ, Midsize Luxury Car Winner*
  • Lincoln MKX, Midsize Luxury SUV Winner*

The IIHS conducts tests to determine a vehicles crashworthiness, meaning how well the vehicle protects its occupants in a crash. In addition, the test  also rates a vehicle for front-crash prevention, systems that warn the driver or brake automatically to avoid or mitigate a frontal collision. The vehicles that perform best in the tests qualify for Top Safety Pick which has been awarded since the 2006 model year, or Top Safety Pick+, which was inaugurated in 2013.

To qualify for being named a 2017 Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn good ratings in five crashworthiness tests – small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints – as well as a basic rating for front crash prevention, according to IIHS. Also, IIHS says, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the five crashworthiness tests and an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.

The new Lincoln MKX further strengthens Lincoln’s position in the midsize luxury utility segment, one of the largest luxury segments in the U.S., representing about one-quarter of the retail luxury automotive market.

The new Lincoln MKZ for 2017 combines intuitive technology, effortless performance and distinctive design to deliver an enhanced driving experience Lincoln calls quiet luxury.

The vehicles are available with a array of driver-assist technologies. Their Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses camera and radar technology to monitor the vehicle’s proximity to other vehicles and pedestrians. If a potential collision is detected, the system can alert the driver with visible and audible warnings and, if needed, pre-charge the brakes and increase brake sensitivity to help provide full responsiveness.

The lane-keeping system uses a forward-facing camera to detect lane markings. It can apply steering wheel torque and alert the driver with a steering wheel vibration should sensors detect drifting.

Both vehicles are equipped with BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert uses radar sensors to alert drivers with lights in their sideview mirrors if another vehicle is detected in blind spots. When drivers are backing up, the system can detect a vehicle approaching from either side, notifying drivers with a warning light and an audible tone.

An auto hold feature keeps the car at a complete stop without the driver having to press and hold the brake pedal – making stop-and-go driving more relaxing for Lincoln owners. Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection is an available technology that can help avoid some frontal crashes or lessen the severity of such events.

For more information, go to http://www.iihs.org/iihs/news. To shop for your Lincoln today, take the short drive on I-45 or log onto www.PlanetLincoln.com.

* With optional front crash prevention

 

Lincoln MKX Claims JD Power’s Top Midsize Premium SUV

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 4.04.35 PMRandall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring (also serving The Woodlands, Cypress, Aldine, Conroe, and greater Houston area) is proud to announce that the Lincoln MKX was recently named the Top Midsize Premium SUV by JD Power and Associates. With the incredible features found on the MKX, it’s easy see how easily it claimed such an award. Take a look!

Performance Features

Aside from the exterior beauty of this vehicle, the MKX delivers an incredible driving experience from the moment you start the engine. The MKX features a 3.7L V6 engine that delivers over 305 horsepower and ~280 ft./lbs. of torque. This powerful yet elegant SUV is available in all-wheel or front-wheel drive, making it the perfect SUV for any climate.

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 4.05.00 PMNot only does this SUV have the ability to “get up and go”, but it also creates a one-of-a-kind driving experience for those behind the wheel. A turning diameter of 38.6 ft and automatic transmission aren’t anything to look twice at. However, the MKX offers an incredibly comfortable ride and superior handling capabilities, adding to it’s prestige as the top midsize SUV in the nation.

Lincoln Luxury

The MKX also boasts a slew of luxury features that help make it one of the most incredible midsize SUVs on the market. With gratuitous cargo space, comfortable plush, leather-trimmed seats and tons of cabin room, you’ll never feel more comfortable in your vehicle. With power-adjustable heated front seats and optional heated steering wheel/rear seats, Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 4.04.49 PMyou’ll never have to worry about uncomfortable seats again!

The MKX is also packed with interior luxury features that are sure to blow you away. The MKZ comes standard with the MyLincoln Touch infotainment system, which features an 8-inch touch screen, two USB ports, SD card reader, AUX jack, and steering-wheel mounted controls. Furthermore, the MKX lets you cruise to your favorite music delivered in the highest quality through the 10-speaker state-of-the-art audio system.

With unprecedented drivability and superior luxury amenities, it’s quite clear why the 2014 Lincoln MKX earned JD Power’s award for Top Midsize Premium SUV. For a look at your own MKX, or other Lincoln models like the MKS or all-new MKC, head over to Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring conveniently located off I-45. You can also browse our full Lincoln inventory online at www.PlanetLincoln.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!

The 2013 Lincoln MKX

2013 Lincoln MKX at Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX

2013 Lincoln MKX

There are some really great options in the luxury crossover SUV market, but it’s difficult deciding which one is right for you. At Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln we strive to make that decision process easier for you. That’s why we made a comparison video of the top competitors in the luxury crossover SUV market.

We took the 2013 Lincoln MKX and put it head to head with the 2013 Lexus RX 350 and the 2013 Volvo XC90. We compared these three SUV’s based on engine performance, fuel efficiency, technology, and safety. They are all great, but only one can come can come out on top.

Watch our comparison video below…

Equipped with a 3.7L V6 engine the Lincoln MKX delivers an impressive 305 Horsepower and 280 foot-pounds of torque, beating out the Volvo and Lexus. The Lexus RX 350 touts 270 horsepower and 248 foot pounds of torque with its 3.5L V6 engine. The Volvo XC90 falls short with its 3.2L I6 engine, delivering only 240 horsepower and 236 foot-pounds of torque.

When it comes to fuel efficiency, all three models are close but the MKX beats the RX 350’s 21 Combined Miles Per Gallon and the XC 90’s 19 Combined MPG’s with it’s impressive 22 Combined Miles Per Gallon.

Once inside, the Lexus RX 350 comes standard with a power-adjustable tilt and telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, smart key entry with push-button ignition and a nine-speaker stereo system.

Edmunds praises The 2013 Lincoln MKX interior saying it boasts a well-trimmed cabin with handsome stitching, real aluminum accents and quality materials throughout.” It also comes standard with remote start, push-button ignition, and a 10-speaker audio system with MyLincoln Touch and Sync.

Standard equipment on the base XC90 includes parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing windshield wipers and headlight washers and an eight-speaker stereo with satellite radio, Bluetooth and a USB port.

Safety is always a primary concern.  You can feel at ease knowing all three vehicles were crash tested and rated as top safety picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

These are all great SUV’s but the Lincoln MKX truly shines in its respective categories. Now that you have the facts come see us at Planet Lincoln off I-45 in Spring, TX and take a test-drive to compare for yourself.

Planet Lincoln Celebrates Mother’s Day & Spring Sales Event Savings

Planet Lincoln wishes all the moms out there a Happy Mother's Day!

Planet Lincoln wishes all the moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day!

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” -Abraham Lincoln

From everyone here at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring on I-45 (serving The Woodlands, Cypress, Aldine, Conroe and Houston) we would like to wish you all a Happy Mother’s Day! The job you do each day helps to mold and shape our communities and our future.

One way those who want to show their appreciation can say thank you is to give mom the gift of automotive safety and peace of mind. Mothers have to think about all the day-to-day tasks that have to get done, so the last thing they need to worry about is their car, truck, SUV or minivan. We offer gift certificates and car care packages available, from “The Works” to full vehicle detail services.

Take the short drive down I-45. to Planet Lincoln in the Houston area. Visit us online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com!

Planet Lincoln Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

“Teach the children so that it will not be necessary to teach the adults.”  ~ President Abraham Lincoln
Planet Lincoln in Houston, TX area Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week. We thank teachers for everything they do!

Planet Lincoln in Houston, TX area Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week. We thank teachers for everything they do!

At Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, we are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. President Lincoln was certainly wise in his statement above. Thankfully, because of teachers, we all are the wiser.

On behalf of the Reed family and Planet Lincoln, serving The Woodlands, Cypress and the greater Houston area, we would like to offer our sincere gratitude for all that you do for our children, our schools, our communities and our future.

For the month of May, we would like to extend an invitation to come into Planet Lincoln in Spring for a complimentary multi-point inspection. After all, with all that teachers have to worry about, their car should not be one of them.

Planet Lincoln is conveniently located at 20440 I-45 North in Spring, Texas.  Call (888) 242-5059, to schedule an appointment for service or to test drive one of the new 2013 Lincolns, including the all-new Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln MKT, MKX, MKS and Linconl Navigator. You can shop online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com.

Planet Lincoln End-of-Month Sale & Date Night Giveaway*

At Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, customers from all over The Woodlands, Tomball, Aldine, Conroe and Cypress are invited to help us celebrate spring with wonderful Lincoln end-of-month sale on several new vehicles including: Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln MKT and the Lincoln Navigator.  Plus, we invite you an be part of our Date Night giveaway. We also would like to extend an invitation to to join us for a special event with vintage Lincolns and Continentals from the Lincoln and Continental Owners Club.  You’ll have an opportunity to see the past come alive at Planet Lincoln.

Celebrating Spring with a Complimentary 1st Month Payment, Date Night Giveaway and wonderful savings on New Lincolns. www.PlanetLincoln.com

Celebrating Spring with a Complimentary 1st Month Payment, Date Night Giveaway and wonderful savings on New Lincolns. www.PlanetLincoln.com

Take the short drive down I-45 to 20440 I-45 North in Spring.

Call us anytime at (888) 242-5059 or log onto www.PlanetLincoln.com.

*Ask dealer for full details

2013 MKZ, Sign of Change Coming at Planet Lincoln

2013 Lincoln MKZ featured in Car and Driver

The evolution of Lincoln begins with the all new 2013 MKZ available at Planet Lincoln. Photo: 2013 Lincoln MKZ featured in Car and Driver

Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas (serving Houston, The Woodlands, Conroe, Cypress) has a large selection the all-new Lincoln MKZ. The 2013 MKZ has customers talking, thanks to its new look, innovative technology and luxurious finishing touches. The MKZ is leading the charge in the reinvention of Lincoln Motor Co.

Critics have said Lincoln had fallen behind, but the all-new Lincoln MKZ is here to prove it’s all changing. Planet Lincoln’s General Manager, John Dvorak sat down with us to discuss the new direction Lincoln and vehicles you’ll soon see.

Change is not only on the horizon for Lincoln, the beginning of the evolution of the company’s luxury revolution can be seen today in the showroom.  Design, technology, customer service — these are all at the forefront of changes coming from the automaker. The end result? Luxury rewritten. A car-buying and driving experience like no other.

When you are ready to test drive one of the many MKZs available at Planet, take the short drive down I-45 to Planet Ford in Spring. You are also invited to shop online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com. 

And visit our new World Class site: www.ReedHasIt.com!

 

Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln Celebrates Earth Day with Fuel-Efficient Savings

Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln would like to wish you all a Happy Earth Day! Our team is Planet Lincoln Celebrates Earth Daycelebrating with simple ways you can both go green and save your green thanks to our fuel-efficient cars and SUVs!

Planet Lincoln can help you get more MPG for your money without sacrificing style or luxury. Did you know the 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid gets 45 MPG City/Hwy? Our 2013 Lincoln MKS FWD gets 27 MPG/hwy. Even our luxury mid-size SUV, the 2013 MKT with EcoBoost boasts in impressive 25 MPG/hwy.

That’s just the beginning.  Come in to Planet Lincoln (serving The Woodlands, Humble, Houston, Aldine and Conroe) to take a test drive in one of our many luxurious eco-friendly Lincolns cars and SUVs. Shop our luxurious lineup anytime online at www.PlanetLincoln.com.

Behind the Scenes of Lincoln Brand Film. It’s Luxury. Rewritten.

New 2013 Lincoln MKZ available at Planet Lincoln in Spring serving Houston, Texas

New 2013 Lincoln MKZ available at Planet Lincoln in Spring serving Houston, Texas

Take a look behind the scenes of the Lincoln brand film. It is literally luxury. Rewitten.  So, watching how they create the story of this historic luxury icon and how it is being reshaped to meet the needs and desires of drivers today is fascinating. Take a look for yourself at Lincoln and see where the journey will take us starting with the all new Lincoln MKZ.

When you’re ready to get behind the wheel of the new luxurious Lincolns, take the short drive down I-45 to Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas (serving The Woodlands, greater Houston and surrounding areas). Visit www.PlanetLincoln.com.

Lincoln: Past and Present Meet

!940 Lincoln Continental at LA Auto Show – December 2012.

The new MKZ embodies Lincoln Motor Company standards of excellence and elegance that epitomized the brand for 90 years. At the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Lincoln Motor Company celebrated its rich heritage with seven classic models on display, courtesy of the classic car owners. Watch their stories and see how they’ve led to the all-new MKZ here.

Special look at the Lincoln when the past and present meet…

See your future Lincoln at Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas (serving The Woodlands and greater Houston area). We are a short drive down I-45. Shop online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com. Right now is an exceptional time to buy with huge end-of-year specials!