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!

Set Sites on Luxurious Year-End Savings at Planet Lincoln

The countdown to year-end savings is on at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas (serving Houston, The Woodlands, Cypress and Conroe). Talk about the best of all worlds being available during our Lincoln Wishlist event. Gorgeous cars and SUVs with the latest technology and all at incredible savings.  We invite you to stop by our showroom to take a test for yourself and see why you’re going to love the Lincoln’s luxury revolution.

Dec2013PlanetLincolnEblastTake the short drive to 20440 I-45 North in Spring, Texas. Or call to make an appointment with one of our friendly concierges at (888) 242-5059.

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.

Get More for Less with a Certified Pre-Owned Lincoln

Are you looking to buy a new or used Lincoln? Have you taken a look at a Certified Pre-Owned Lincoln and all the benefits that a CPO car comes with? Planet Lincoln in Spring (serving the greater Houston and The Woodlands) offers a large inventory of certified pre-owned Lincolns including the: MKS, MKZ, MKT, MKX, Navigator and Town Car.

Reliable Certified Pre-Owned Lincolns
At Planet, they want their customers to have peace of mind, which is why all of their certified pre-owned Lincolns undergo a 200-point inspection and require zero down with no payments down until 2013.

Planet Lincoln understands that buying a car is a big decision, which is why they offer a car-buying process that instills confidence within the buyer. When you buy a used MKX or a used Town Car from Planet Lincoln at this year’s Certified Pre-Owned Sales Event, you’ll receive a six-year/10,000-mile warranty.

At Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln, they value their customers, so they provide them with the best customer service possible, including twenty-four (24) hour roadside assistance for lifetime warranties, loaner cars and much more.

Join in on the luxury revolution! Buy a certified pre-owned Lincoln at Planet Lincoln today!

Located just off of I-45, they are conveniently accessible by all parts of Houston’s greater area, including The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe and Humble.

When you buy one of Planet’s pre-owned Lincolns, you’ll have the same peace of mind of purchasing a new vehicle but for only about half the price.

Learn more at: http://www.planetlincoln.com/certified-pre-owned-lincoln-sale.php