There are tons of choices in the Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) market? For those searching for a smaller SUV, the choices can be overwhelming. In this comparison video, three popular CUVs go head-to-head: the Ford Escape versus the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CRV.
In this test drive video, you’ll see how the Ford, Honda and Toyota stack up in the following areas: Interior, exterior, engine abilities and technology capabilities.
Spoiler Alert: The Ford Escape beats out the RAV4 and CRV in many categories, which is a big nod to the engineers and design team at Ford Motor Co. It’s not an easy task to take everything to the next level and the folks at Ford are the leaders of the pack.
Watch the CUV comparison video, and decide which one is right for you.
When you’re ready to test drive a Ford Escape for yourself, come down to Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring, TX (serving Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Aldine and Conroe). It’s just a short drive down I-45, or you can shop and save online anytime at www.PlanetFord45.com.
Shawn & Kimberly Burns with Ford’s COO Mark Fields
Shawn Burns, General Manager/Operating Partner of Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring, TX accepted the Ford One Hundred Club Award on May 22, 2013. This is a special honor given to select dealers who meet strict criteria. The Planet Ford team is proud to part this exclusive Ford club.
Planet Ford on I-45 (serving The Woodlands, Cypress, Conroe and greater Houston area) is no stranger to winning elite awards. The dealership has received the FCSD Top 100 Premier Club, The President’s Award, The Triple Crown and recognized as the No. 1 dealer in the Houston area for 13 years.
“Planet Ford has won award after award, and we could not be more proud,” said Randall Reed, owner of Planet Ford. “Shawn Burns and his team continue to go above and beyond and it shows in everything they do.”
Ford selects dealers for the Ford One Hundred Club in recognition for achieving excellence in their Sales, Service and/or Parts Department. “Our dealership is comprised of an amazing team of hard-working, passionate people who strive to provide top-notch service,” Mr. Burns said. “It’s wonderful to have Ford recognize and honor all of those daily efforts.”
Planet Ford is family-owned by Randall and Sherry Reed, who are proud to be celebrating over 25 years of serving their customers’ automotive needs.
From Left to Right: Kyle Lewis, First Baseman; Shawn Burns, General Manager/Operating Partner; Bo Hernandez, Head Baseball Coach; Steven Sizemore, Pitcher; Aaron Smith, General Sales Manager at Planet Ford in Spring, Texas
On June 3rd, Planet Ford’s General Manager/Operating Partner, Shawn Burns, presented Klein Oak High School with a check for $6,000. The funds were raised as part of the “Drive One 4 UR School” program by Ford. Planet Ford and the school achieved this goal by hosting 300 test drives on April 13th at the school. Ford donated $20 for each ride.
Planet Ford in Spring (serving The Woodlands, Aldine, Cypress, Tomball, and greater Houston) and Ford Motor Co. both believe it is key to give back to the community. One of those ongoing unified efforts is called Drive One 4 UR School. Students, parents, family, teachers, faculty and community all come together to help raise big money for their local schools.
Planet Ford would like to thank everyone who came out and helped make the event a huge success. The “Drive One” event was a home run!
Students and staff volunteer at Drive One 4 UR School in Spring, Texas
“We are proud to have worked with Klein Oak High School’s baseball team and all of the parents, staff and community volunteers who joined our team from Planet Ford to raise these much needed funds for the school,” said Mr. Burns.
Comparison of the 2013 Ford F-150 vs 2013 RAM 1500
What do you want out of your truck? Power? Towing capability? Safety? For this comparison, Planet Ford breaks down each component of the 2013 Ford F-150 and the 2013 RAM 1500, so you have the knowledge to make a decision. When you make up your mind, visit us at Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring, Texas.
The new RAM 1500 is available with five grill options and 10 different trims. One new feature available in select models is the car-like rotary dial that shifts gears as well as the air-leveling suspension system. The 3.6L V-6 can only tow 6500 LBS with a maximum payload of 1524 LBS while delivering 305 horsepower and 269 pound foot of torque. (cars.findthebest.com)
The Ford F-150 has 10 available trims with its twin engine Ecoboost V-6 that produces 365 horsepower (16% more than the average for all pickup trucks) with 420 pound-feet of torque (15% more than the average for all pickups). That is more than than standard V-8 engine. The 2013 Ford F-150 can tow up to 11,300 LBS with a maximum payload of 2,060 LBS. (cars.findthebest.com)
The RAM 1500′s interior is centered around the vehicles UCONNECT infotainment system which is available for the first time. On the higher level trim models there are a few interior upgrades however one bump that remains is that transmission hump that takes up valuable space and legroom.(ramtrucks.com)
The Ford F-150 takes a different approach with more legroom and its fully-flat load floor. Also available in the 2013 F-150, drivers will enjoy SYNC with available MyFord Touch, which provides users with hands-free calling, climate control, navigation, 911 assist, streaming apps, vehicle health reports, and more. (www.ford.com)
The RAM 1500 has several safety features including front-side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. However, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the RAM marginal roof strength test results. (www.IIHS.org)
The Ford F-150 has ABS; electronic traction and stability control; front and front seat side-impact airbags; side curtain airbags for both front and rear passengers on the SuperCab and SuperCrew. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2013 Ford F-150 their TOP SAFETY PICK. (IIHS.org)
Serving up Ford Certified Pre-Owned Spring, The Woodlands and the greater Houston area
The Ford Certified Pre-Owned Summer Sales Event at Randall Reed’s Planet Ford Houston has started. For a limited time, Ford is offering more ways to help you save on your next Ford. Take a look at these great low rates now available: 0.9% APR for 36 mo.** 1.9% APR for 60 mo.** or 3.9 % APR for 72 mo.**
All Ford CPO vehicles come with a rigorous 172-point inspection, comprehensive limited warranty, 24-hour roadside assistance, powertrain limited warranty, and a full vehicle history report.*
Not only does Ford’s Summer Sales Event offer low APR rates through Ford Motor Credit, in vehicles with factory equipped SiriusXM, you can enjoy a FREE 3-month subscription to SiriusXM.***
Now is the time to take advantage of Planet Ford’s Summer Sales Event. Visit us for great Internet Specials at PlanetFord45.com or take the short drive down I-45 to the Louetta exit.
*See your dealer for warranty coverage details. **Not all buyers qualify for Ford Credit limited-term financing. 60 months at $17.48 per month per $1,000 financed, regardless of down payment. 36 months at $28.16 per month per $1,000 financed, regardless of down payment. 72 months at $15.60 per month per $1,000 financed, regardless of down payment. Offer starts 5/29/13. Take delivery from dealer stock by 7/1/13. See dealer for qualifications and details. ***Subscriptions to all SiriusXM services are sold by SiriusXM after 3-month trial expires. Subscriptions are governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement; see www.siriusxm.com. Sirius U.S. Satellite Service available [only to those 18 and older] in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. [and Puerto Rico (with coverage limitations)]. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
Celebrating 25 Years of Award-Winning Customer Service, Selection & Savings!
For 25 years, Randall & Sherry Reed, owners of Planet Ford in Spring, Texas, have worked hard to create a unique family owned dealership that focuses on you and your needs. Randall Reed’s Planet Ford serves Spring, the Woodlands and has been the number one Ford dealer for 13 years in the greater Houston area.
Randall Reed’s Planet Ford is the proud recipient of a number of awards, including: the Ford One Hundred Club, the President’s Award and the Ford Triple Crown award. These prestigious awards are not easy to obtain, but the Reeds, and their wonderful team, are dedicated to delivering the best car-buying and service experience. That’s what the Randall Reed Difference is all about!
Randall Reed’s Planet Ford has been designed with you, the customer in mind. Looking for a one-stop shop with new and used vehicles? Planet Ford Has It! Need service, parts, accessories or collision repair? Planet Ford Has It!
Planet Ford in Spring provides a number of customer amenities, from comfortable customer lounges with big-screen TVs and Wi-Fi to cafés and children’s play areas.
We invite you to come in and experience the Randall Reed Difference. See why our customers have shared glowing reviews with us for the past 25 years. We attribute it to an amazing team that is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure your automotive experience is enjoyable and hassle free.
When you’re ready for your next new car, truck or SUV, shop the dealership that will treat you like family. Let our team put their decades of experience to work for all of your automotive needs! So take the short drive down I-45 and come see us at Randall Reed’s Planet Ford.
Happy Mother’s Day from everyone at Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in greater Houston area!
“You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back”. -William D. Tammeuse
Our family at Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring on I-45 (serving The Woodlands, Cypress, Aldine, Conroe and Houston), we would like to wish all of the mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day! The job you do each day helps to shape the world in which we live.
One way you can say thanks to mom is to give her the gift of peace of mind. Moms have to think about all the day-to-day tasks that have to be completed. The last thing they need to worry about is their car, truck, SUV or minivan. We have gift certificates and car care packages available, from “The Works” to full vehicle detail services.
Take the short drive down I-45 to Planet Ford in Spring for your new Ford, Certified Pre-Owned Ford, Ford parts or Service needs. Visit us online anytime at www.PlanetFord45.com! Make sure to check out the coupons, so you can save on your next trip to for your Ford!
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~ Henry Adams
At Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring (serving The Woodlands, Aldine, Cypress and greater Houston), we want to thank all of the wonderful teachers who do so much for our children, schools and our communities. Each year, we work with local schools to help raise money at various events, including Drive One 4 UR School. This week, we invite all of our hard-working teachers in the Spring, Tomball, Aldine, The Woodlands and greater Houston area to come in and take advantage of our free multi-point inspection to ensure your car, truck or SUV is good working order. The last thing a teacher should be worrying about is if his or her car is running right.
We are celebrating Cinco de Mayo with huge savings!
From all of at Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring (serving The Woodlands, Cypress, Tomball, Aldine & Houston), we want to wish you a happy and safe Cinco de Mayo weekend. At Planet Ford, it’s also SYNC-O de Mayo weekend. We have staff on hand today and every day, Monday-Saturday, to help you get the most out of your SYNC system. Simply give us a call or schedule with us online so we can assist you.
We are celebrating with huge new Ford car, new Ford truck and new Ford SUV savings. Not to mention we have five great ways to save in our Service Department on tires, batteries, brakes, oil changes, and wipers. Plus, check out free coupons, too!
If you want to celebrate with a new Ford car, truck or SUV or need to service with your current car, we’re always here to help. Take the short drive down I-45 or visit us online anytime at www.PlanetFord45.com!
The Ford EcoBoost Challenge At Planet Ford in Spring on I-45 in Spring, Texas
The Fuel Fighter Challenge is on in conjunction with Ford’s EcoBoost Challenge Sales Event is at Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring, Texas on I-45 — serving Houston area, The Woodlands, Conroe and Cypress. Planet is celebrating with our own new game show MPGenius.
Planet Ford’s MPGenius quizes contestants from around our dealership to see how well they now their fuel and eco-friendly Ford facts. Tune into the latest episode and see if you know answers, too!
And the question is…
Ford’s EcoBoost engines have been designed with the consumer and environment in mind. EcoBoost technology gives you the best fuel economy in each class without sacrificing the high-quality power and performance that you have come to expect from your Ford truck, Ford car or Ford SUV.
The EcoBoost Challenge is offering customers the opportunity to come and test our line-up of vehicles against the competition. Right now, we have huge deals and sales incentives. For example, Ford is offering 0% APR Ford Credit Financing for 60 months and up to $1,000 challenge cash.* See dealer for information on qualifying vehicles and details.
Fast Fuel-Efficient Facts…
1. The 2013 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost can save you over $1,000 on gas over 5 years compared to competitors. **
2. The 2013 Ford Escape with EcoBoost has the best highway fuel economy and can tow 1,500 more pounds than competitors.***
3. The 2013 Ford Explorer has 28 mpg/hwy and save 4 mpgs than the competitors. Plus, it has more than 60 extra horsepower.***
Did You Know?
Ford beats Toyota in fuel economy in every single segment in which both brands compete, as well as other competitors in most segments.
Enter to Win!
Ford EcoBoost Challenge Giveaway is giving consumers 10 chances to win a 2013 Ford EcoBoost Car, Truck or SUV. Click here for your chance to win. Watch our videos to see how Ford’s EcoBoost vehicle line-up can help you save.
From the compact car to the mid-size SUV to the full-size truck, Ford is leading the charge to balance environmental awareness and the consumers need to still have efficiency in their engines.
When you’re ready to save at the pump and on your next new Ford, certified pre-owned Ford or used car, take the short drive down I-45 to Planet Ford in Spring to take the EcoBoost Challenge today. Shop online anytime at www.PlanetFord45.com!
*WAC though Ford Credit. See dealer for information on qualifying vehicles and full details. **Data according to FuelEconomy.gov. Click link for details ***Data according to Ford.com. Click link for details