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 Named “Top Premium Brand” By AutoPacific Satisfaction Survey

Lincoln-MKS-2014-Car-3It comes as no surprise to us here at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring (serving greater Houston area, The Woodlands and Cypress) that the Lincoln Motor Company recently received top honors in an AutoPacific satisfaction survey that measures satisfaction among new-vehicle owners.

Lincoln was named “Top Premium Brand,” and three vehicles earned high scores in their respective classes in the 18th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. The awards identify owner satisfaction using 50 attributes that range from interior comfort to fuel economy.

The Lincoln MKS (an Executive Luxury Car), the Lincoln MKZ (our Luxury Mid-Size Car) and the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid (our Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Car) were 2014 best-in-class mkz14_models_detailflip_awdwinners.

AutoPacific is one of the leading authority on automotive research and insight. The Vehicle Satisfaction Awards are based on the responses from over 92,000 new-vehicle owners. The full awards survey can be viewed here AutoPacific website.

To test drive one for yourself, take the drive down I-45 to Louetta. Come experience the Planet Lincoln luxury revolution. www.PlanetLincoln.com

Lincoln Makes MSN Auto’s ’15 Most Beautiful’ List

There are many gorgeous cars on the road. Lincoln makes a number of them. That is nothing new and MSN Autos agree in a recent article called: 15 most beautiful American cars of all time. So, guess what brand had multiple cars to make the list? Yes, that’s right… LINCOLN.Screen Shot 2014-05-27 at 7.21.02 PM

According to the author, Kirk Bell, “there’s a big difference between a pretty car and a timeless design that transcends mere automotive beauty to be considered a work of art.” With that in mind, MSN Autos combed through history to identify the 15 of the most beautiful American vehicles. Screen Shot 2014-05-27 at 7.21.32 PM

Only one 21st-century car made their list. “We wanted to include newer cars as well, but cars of the past few decades didn’t measure up, and today’s cars have yet to pass the test of time,” Bell wrote.Screen Shot 2014-05-27 at 7.21.53 PMPlanet Lincoln invites you to come in and seeing the beauty that lives on in each and every vehicle from the all-new MKZ, MKZ and MKX and Navigator. We invite you to take the short drive on I-45 to our Lincoln dealership in Spring (serving Houston, The Woodlands, Cypress, Aldine and Conroe). Visit online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com.

Memorial Day Weekend Sales Event Has Arrived!

Ready for a New Lincoln, Certified Pre-Owned Lincoln or great used car? Now is a the time to buy and save the Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln way during our huge Memorial Day Weekend Sales Event! Lincoln MKZ, MKX, MKT, MKS, Navigator… or you can even order the all-new MKC! Come see our huge selection and huge savings now through Memorial Day!

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You don’t want to miss the opportunity at these kind of savings! Now through Monday, you can save big on the Lincoln you’ve always wanted! Head over to Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring (also serving the Woodlands and greater Houston area) to browse our lot of new and Certified Pre-Owned Lincoln vehicles. You can even browse online by visiting www.PlanetLincoln.com!

Back to School Savings at Planet Lincoln: Houston,TX

It’s that time of year where summer is starting to wind down and kids are heading back to school. At Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX (serving The Woodlands, Tomball, Aldine, Conroe and the Greater Houston area) we are excited and stocked with great back to school savings on new and pre-owned Lincoln cars and SUVs.

Lincoln Houston New and Used Deals

Save big on a new or used Lincoln

With Savings like these the only question you need to ask yourself is, how soon can I get there? It’s not far, just take the short drive down I-45 to Planet Lincoln for your test-drive  today or visit us and shop online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com.

Luxury Vehicle Comparison: 2013 Lincoln MKZ vs 2013 Lexus ES 350 & 2013 Cadillac ATS

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2013 Lincoln MKZ

At Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln we know there are several items to consider when purchasing your next luxury vehicle. That is why we compared the class leading competitors in the mid-size luxury vehicle class including the 2013 Lincoln MKZ, 2013 Lexus ES 350, and 2013 Cadillac ATS.These vehicles compete for the top spot in engine performance, interior, technology, and safety.

Check out our comparison video below…

Engine Performance

The Lincoln MKZ has two available engines including the 3.7L V-6 engine producing 300 Horsepower and 278 foot-pounds of torque.The Lexus ES-350, comes in second, with 268 horsepower and 248 foot-pounds of torque. Coming in last place was the Cadillac ATS with 202 horsepower and 190 foot-pounds of torque.

Interior Features

The MKZ has more front leg, shoulder, and hip room than both of its competitors. U.S. News & World Report says “The Cadillac ATS is a comfortable ride but has cramped second row seats.”Car reviewers also commented that  the Lexus ES-350 interior was spacious, it had fewer standard features than the 2012 model.

Technology

When you purchase a luxury vehicle you expect to get the latest and greatest technology.The MKZ has available My Lincoln Touch that allows you to stream music, audible turn-by-turn directions, change climate control, and more. U.S. News & World Report writes that the Lexus’ infotainment system Enform on the ES-350 is too clunky.The Cadillac ATS has the available Cue system, however there is no navigation available for this model.

Safety

So how do they stack up in safety?  According to the Insurance Institute The 2013 Lincoln is a TOP Safety Pick for midsize luxury vehicles. The 2013 Lexus ES-350 also made the list but not in the plus category and the Cadillac ATS wasn’t tested by the IIHS.

A final quote from Autoweek “If the Lexus ES is the target, we’d guess drivers will prefer the MKZ by a good margin. 

When you make up your mind come to Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln and take the short drive to 20440 Interstate 45, Spring, TX 77373 or visit us anytime at PlanetLincoln.com 

J.D. Power Awards 2013 Lincoln MKZ

J.D. Power & Associates APEAL Award 2013 Lincoln MKZ

The 2013 Lincoln MKZ is the winner of the J.D. Power & Associates APEAL Award.

J.D. Power’s 2013 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study was released Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. Everyone at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX (serving The Woodlands, Cypress and the Greater Houston Area) is thrilled that J.D. Power and Associates has awarded the 2013 Lincoln MKZ with the most appealing Compact Premium Car. According to the results of new owners surveyed, it beat out the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4/A5.

J.D. Powers APEAL Study, a study which measures new-vehicle appeal, is based on responses gathered between February and May 2013. Over 83,000 purchases and lessees of new 2013 model-year cars and light trucks were surveyed after the first 90 days of ownership.

Check out this video about the Lincoln MKZ to see what all the buzz is about…

“Appealing vehicles are simply good news for both consumers and automakers,” said David Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power. New buyers have three engine options for the MKZ; a turbocharged 4-cylinder, a V-6 or a hybrid powertrain. All options include a retractable glass roof and all-wheel drive.

Come take a test-drive at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX to see why the 2013 Lincoln MKZ is the J.D. Power’s Compact Premium Car APEAL Award Winner. Simply take the short drive down I-45 to Planet Lincoln or visit us anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com.

Lincoln Summer Invitation Sale at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln

Now is the time to save big and save often during Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln Summer Invitation Sale going on the entire month of July. The Houston-area Lincoln dealership has a large selection of new, used, and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles available with low payments and big savings.

Houston Lincoln sales event

 

When you are ready to save money on your next Lincoln luxury vehicle, visit Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas (serving Houston, Aldine, Cypress, Conroe, The Woodlands) or see our great selection of vehicles or online at PlanetLincoln.com

Lincoln & Continental Owner’s Club Event at Planet Lincoln

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Lincoln Continental Convertible at Planet Lincoln

This month, the Lincoln & Continental Owners Club, Texas Gulf Coast Region, gathered at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX (serving The Woodlands, Tomball, Conroe and Aldine). It was a beautiful day in the Houston area for a great event featuring  all of the beautiful vintage Lincolns

Everyone at Planet Lincoln would like to thank the Lincoln & Continental Owners Club members for bringing their magnificent pieces of automotive art to show-off at our Lincoln dealership. These incredible cars are a part of the rich history of the Lincoln Motor Company.

If you could not make it down to Planet Lincoln for the event, check out a recap in our short video below.

We enjoyed celebrating Lincoln’s heritage as well as looking to what the future has in store for the Lincoln Motor Company; starting with the all-new Lincoln MKZ! So come down to Planet Lincoln in Spring, TX off I-45 to test drive one of these beautiful cars.

Lincoln Named Comeback Brand of 2013

2013 Lincoln MKZ featured in Car and Driver

2013 Lincoln MKZ featured in Car and Driver

Scrolling through news headlines, you may have seen this story on NBC news “The Comeback Brands of 2013.” For those of you who missed it, Lincoln was a big part of the story. We already knew that the all-new 2013 Lincoln MKZ would be a game changer at Planet Lincoln. The Lincoln lineup is beautiful, luxurious and then when a car comes along like the new MKZ, you know things are only going to get better!

Check out this blurb from the NBC News story:

Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln
While the Lincoln Town Car was once a staple of luxury and comfort, it’s become associated with stodginess. “Younger buyers don’t want to buy it,” says marketing expert Taylor. Ford hopes to reposition the brand with its new Lincoln MKZ model targeting Gen X consumers. Every successful comeback campaign starts with product innovation, says Taylor, and so far critics are responding positively. Car and Driver gave it a 4.5 rating on a 5-point scale. Ford is also launching an edgy ad campaign, with one commercial showing an old Town Car in flames and the new model rising like a phoenix from the ashes. Also, comedian Jimmy Fallon is creating a 60-second Super Bowl ad for the model, which he’s crowd-sourcing ideas for on Twitter. “They’re taking big risks,” says Taylor, who predicts they’ll pay off in 2013.

We agree and predict that it will pay off for drivers who are looking for a whole new luxurious driving experience. Come and test drive it and the rest of our luxury lineup for yourself at Planet Lincoln in Spring (serving The Woodlands, Texas and the greater Houston, Texas area). We are just a short drive down I-45. Visit online anytime at www.PlanetLincoln.com.