Planet Ford in Spring, Texas is excited to share news all truck fans are going to appreciate.  Now, full-size diesel truck fans have a new reason to celebrate as Ford – America’s truck sales leader – delivers the first-ever F-150 Power Stroke diesel. It has a targeted EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway rating, a best-in-class 11,400 pounds of towing capacity and 2,020 pounds of payload capacity, plus best-in-class diesel 250 horsepower and 440 lb.-ft. of torque.

“For every truck owner who wants strong fuel economy while they tow and haul, we offer a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke® V6 engine that dreams are made of,” stated Dave Filipe, the vice president global powertrain engineering. “The more you tow and the longer you haul, the more you’ll appreciate its class-leading towing and payload capacity and how efficient it is at the pump.”

With the new all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel offering, that makes for six engine choices for F-150 customers.

Ford F-150 delivering another first with its all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke® diesel engine

F-150’s all-new Power Stroke diesel features commercial-grade design
The highly anticipated F-150 Power Stroke diesel shares proven commercial-grade technology with F-Series Super Duty’s larger 6.7-liter Power Stroke – America’s most powerful, capable heavy-duty pickup truck ever.

The very same Ford powertrain team behind the 6.7-liter Power Stroke for Super Duty trucks since 2011 designed and engineered this all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 diesel engine to the specific needs of North American F-150 customers who tow and haul frequently.

The truck’s peak torque comes at just 1,750 rpm with strong torque delivery continuing throughout the rpm range, which is ideal for towing or hauling heavy loads over long distances.

This new V6 diesel features the same compacted-graphite iron block material construction and forged-steel crank used in the 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine for added strength and durability along with reduced weight.

For greater responsiveness and address reduced turbo lag, the Ford team chose a high-efficiency variable-geometry turbocharger. A common-rail fuel injection system precisely optimizes performance and fuel efficiency, while a high-pressure 29,000 pounds per square inch injection calibration enables smoother, quieter operation with reduced emissions.

Dual fuel filters are added for improved break-in, while a cast-aluminum oil pan and two-stage oil pump mean reduced parasitic loss and improved fuel efficiency.

Engineered to perform under grueling conditions
Engineering the most efficient F-150 towing machine ever is enabled by F-150’s high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, introduced in 2015. This revolutionary construction lightened the load by 700 pounds, allowing engineers to invest in additional technologies to further improve towing and payload capability, as well as greater fuel economy, even when towing. For 2018, stronger axles coupled with the fully boxed, high-strength steel frame add further robustness.

The Ford truck team paid particular attention to extreme driving conditions when engineering the all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel, which features a premium mechanical engine-driven fan and dual radiator shutters for improved high temperature, high-altitude performance – a key advantage versus the electric cooling fans used by competitors.

“We know that competing diesels with electric cooling fans have to dial back on power under extreme heat and altitude, so we decided on a viscous-controlled mechanical fan that has the capacity to move much more air across the radiator and intercooler in extreme conditions,” said David Ives, Ford diesel engine technical specialist. “This gives F-150 Power Stroke owners more power and more passing capability in harsh conditions.”

In more moderate driving and towing conditions, the F-150 engine control system backs off the fan load through a viscous coupler, closing down the two radiator shutters for improved aerodynamic efficiency and reduced parasitic engine loss.

Calibrated specifically for the all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel’s low-end power and torque curves, a standard SelectShift® 10-speed automatic transmission maximizes shift points and gear ratios to optimize power, low-rpm torque and efficiency. This segment-exclusive transmission can non-sequentially select the right gear ratio based on need – for best-in-class performance. To help reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions during city driving, Auto Start-Stop will come standard.

In testing at the legendary Davis Dam in Arizona, the Ford F-150 was equipped with the all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine climbed 13 miles at a 6 percent grade in temperatures in excess of 100 degrees. The truck maintained consistent power output throughout.

Order now for spring delivery
In mid-January, Ford dealers begin taking orders for the 2018 F-150 with all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine. Deliveries begin this spring.

The all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke is available for both 4×2 and 4×4 F-150 pickups. Retail customers can choose this engine option for 2018 F-150 Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum edition SuperCrew trucks with either a 5.5-foot or 6.5-foot bed configuration, and SuperCab trucks with a 6.5-foot bed configuration.

For fleet customers who use their truck for work, the 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine will be available on all F-150 trim levels with SuperCrew 5.5-foot or 6.5-foot bed configurations and SuperCab trucks with a 6.5 foot bed.

To learn more, visit Planet Ford on I-45 off the Loretta exit in Spring, Texas (serving The Woodlands, great Houston, Cypress, Aldine, Conroe) or logon to!

*Final EPA F-150 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel fuel economy estimates will be published this spring. 


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New Ford Expedition & New F-150 Claim 2018 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards

Award-Winning 2018 Ford Expedition

At Planet Ford (in Spring, Texas), our  customer salready know that the Ford F-150 and Ford Expedition are great buys. Kelley Blue Book agrees! For the fourth year in a row, Ford has earned top honors for its all-new 2018 Ford Expedition and the new 2018 Ford F-150 – the fourth consecutive year the F-150 has won a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award.

KBB Best Buy 2018 Ford F-150

The annual awards are a result of a year-long comparative vehicle evaluation and test regimen by the experts at Kelley Blue Book’s The analysis included: vehicle pricing, Five-Year Cost to Own data, consumer reviews and ratings, as well as vehicle sales information.

Kelley Blue Book awarded Best Buy Awards in 12 major vehicle categories in a head-to-head competition, posting a VIDEO outlining the testing regimen on

The all-new 2018 Ford Expedition continues to receive rave reviews for its sleek new styling, efficient EcoBoost® engine and advanced drive/passenger/powertrain technology. Plus, owners appreciate Expedition’s innovative, best-in-class rear seating and storage solutions.

According to editors, “A decade is a long time to wait for a major model makeover, but Ford’s efforts have earned the Expedition its first Best Buy Award right out of the gate. From powertrain and driving dynamics to technology and practicality, the 2018 Ford Expedition is the new class leader,”

The new Ford F-150’s updates in 2018 include more than fresh exterior styling updates with  best-in-class towing, payload and fuel economy*, plus more powertrain and driver assist technology than ever.

“For four years straight, the Ford F-150 has taken the pickup truck honors in our Best Buy competition. And, for four years straight, nobody else has come close to toppling it. This year, Ford updated the styling, added a new base engine, expanded the availability of its excellent 10-speed automatic, and promises to add a turbodiesel to its lineup of engines later this year,” editors.

To take these award-winning vehicles for a test drive for yourself, take the drive on I-45 to the Loretta exit to Planet Ford in Spring (serving Houston, The Woodlands, Adline, Cypress, Conroe). Shop online anytime at!

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Join 93.7 The Beat at Planet Ford in Spring, Texas

Looking for a new car, truck or SUV? Shop for your dream car, visit Planet Ford in Spring with the team from 93.7 The Beat this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The Houston-area radio station will have chances to win great prizes.

When you shop at Planet Ford this month, you’ll be a real winner with amazing specials on new Ford trucks, like the Ford F-150 or Super Duty.  Need an SUV for those upcoming holiday road trips? Ask about special on the Ford Expedition, Escape, Edge and Explorer.  Thinking of getting your hard working student a reliable car for the New Year? Planet Ford on I-45 (serving The Woodlands, greater Houston, Aldine, Cypress, Spring, Conroe) has specials on Ford Fiesta cars, Fusion, C-Max, the Ford Mustang and much more.

To learn more, take the short drive on I-45 to the Loretta exit or shop online anytime at!

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Planet Ford Recognizes October Employee Milestones

Planet Ford in Spring, Texas is thankful to have a committed team that truly cares about both our customers and about each other.

Today, our Houston-area Ford dealership celebrated employees milestones including anniversaries and birthdays that took place in October.

Shawn Burns, General Manager/Operation Partner presented a gift to Vance Deer (shown in photo upper left) for 10 years of service and recognized  In addition, Norma Rogers for 19 years of service.

He also announced our Employee of Month for October, Amanda Holiday (shown in photo upper right). Congratulations to each of these employees for achieving these special honors.

Each employee received a free spin and chance to earn a bonus by taking a turn at the Planet “Money Wheel,” which is a longstanding tradition at our award-winning dealership.

Thank you to all of our employees for your hard work daily to help make Planet Ford on I-45 (serving The Woodlands, greater Houston, Conroe, Aldine, Cypress and more) the #1 area Ford dealership around for 17 years.*

To learn more about Planet Ford, visit!


*Based on Ford sales reports.

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Planet Ford in team in Spring, Texas is pleased to share the exciting news that once again Ford, America’s truck leader, has earned top honors at the Texas Auto Writers Association Texas Truck Rodeo.

This is actually the 14th time that the Ford F-Series has roped in the most prestigious award. That’s right, the 2018 F-150 earned Truck of Texas at the 24th annual competition. In addition, the F-150 Raptor won the Off-Road Pickup Truck category and earned the highest overall personal appeal score and best overall exterior score across all participating vehicles.

“With the new 2018 F-150, we’re honored to earn back-to-back Truck of Texas awards for F-Series, a recognition that speaks to the truck team’s dedication to our hardworking customers,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president and president, North America. “That’s especially true in Texas – truck capital of the world.”

Journalist, who attended the event at the Texas Truck Rodeo at Longhorn River Ranch, evaluated trucks on both on- and off-road courses over a two-day period. The panel previously awarded Truck of Texas honors to Ford F-Series in 1993, 1997, 1999, 2003-09, 2011, 2014 and 2016.

“The competition was incredibly fierce at this year’s Texas Truck Rodeo,” said Nic Phillips, TAWA president. “More than 70 member journalists put in more than 300 hours of driving time evaluating the vehicles presented. The results in several categories are separated by the narrowest of margins, just tenths and hundredths of a point, confirming just how competitive the trucks and utility vehicles are today.

“Ford’s 2018 F-150 pickup, boosted by its extreme-performance 2018 Raptor, along with updated EcoBoost® engines and 10-speed transmissions, convinced our journalists to bestow the trophy,” he added.

Tougher, Smarter & More Capable F-150

New features on the Ford F-150 include standard Auto Start-Stop for all engines, all-new 3.3-liter V6 with port and direct-injection technology and flex-fuel capability, and electronic six-speed automatic transmission with selectable drive modes – normal, tow/haul and sport. Electronic 10-speed automatic features selectable drive modes – normal, tow/haul, snow/wet, eco-select and sport (standard with all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost, 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 5.0-liter V8 engines).

The second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost now has advanced dual port and direct-injection technology. Enhanced 5.0-liter V8 brings significant upgrades including advanced dual port and direct-injection technology, plus spray-on bore liner technology. Major exterior freshening across the lineup includes new grilles, bumpers, lighting, tailgate outer, appliqués and wheels.

There is an interior refresh on XLT Sport, XLT Special Edition, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited includes color and material changes for seats, instrument panel and console trim. For King Ranch trucks, the new interior leather color is Kingsville, while Platinum gets Dark Marsala and F-150 Limited gets Navy Pier. Leather-trimmed bucket seats with flow-through console are now available on the base Lariat truck. All-new B&O PLAY™ premium audio by HARMAN is also available.

New the coming year, SYNC® Connect is optional on XLT and Lariat trucks, and standard on King Ranch, Platinum and Limited; it includes a Wi-Fi hotspot for connecting up to 10 devices. Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality and Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection are available. A Technology Package is now available with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine.

With an EPA-estimated rating of 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost-equipped F-150 returns best-in-class fuel economy. Powered by the 3.5-liter EcoBoost, F-150 offers best-in-class towing of 13,200 pounds. The enhanced 5.0-liter V8 brings a best-in-class payload capacity of 3,270 pounds.

Built at Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan and Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri, the 2018 F-150 is available at Ford dealerships nationwide now.

Ford F-150 Raptor Stands Alone in High-Performance Off-Road Segment

The purpose-built, off-road F-150 Raptor builds on the success of its predecessor with performance gains and new technology. The 2018 Raptor stands alone among high-performance off-road trucks, featuring a high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine generating 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque, plus a segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission and six-mode Terrain Management System™. Its high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body saves 500 pounds over the previous model.

F-150 Raptor’s competition-proven chassis sets the performance bar with its second-generation BFGoodrich KO2 tires designed exclusively for the truck’s extended off-road capabilities. In addition, upgraded FOX shocks, jointly engineered by Ford Performance and FOX, are 44 percent larger with three-inch-diameter shock canisters (2.5 inches previously) and nine-stage bypass damping to deliver improved suspension control. F-150 Raptor’s shock design enables an increase in suspension travel to 13 inches at the front and 13.9 inches at the rear, a gain of 0.8 inch and 1.9 inches in wheel travel compared to its predecessor.

Time to get a new Ford truck. Take the quick drive on I-45 to the Loretta exit to visit Planet Ford in Spring (serving The Woodlands, Adline, Cypress, Conroe, greater Houston areas). You can also shop our huge selection online anytime at!

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Planet Ford Collects Food Donations for Matthew’s Birthday

Planet Ford
on I-45 in Spring, Texas is proud to support and help make an 11-year-old boy’s birthday wish to help others come true. Planet Ford has a collection bin in our new showroom at the front desk to collect non-perishable food donations now through October 31st.

All donations will be provided to Matthew, a wonderful young man who started this ongoing birthday wish when he was about to turn nine years old.

How to Help!

This years wish is to create 750 packets and feed over a 100 families in Conroe ISD this Thanksgiving Holiday! Let’s help him! Bring in canned foods, peanut butter, etc. Please do not bring perishable or glass items.

Learn More:

Help us help Matthew celebrate the spirit of giving by dropping your donations at our Planet Ford location. You can learn more by visiting To learn more about Planet Ford in Spring, log on to

Matthew’s Birthday Wish is pending IRS approval as a 501(c)(3) corporation.
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We are the champions for our customers! Thank you for making us the #1 Ford dealer in the nation.  This week, Randall Reed, CEO/Owner of World Class Automotive Group presented Planet Ford in Spring’s Managing Partner/General Manager, Shawn Burns and the dealership team with a gift for earning the “title” as the top dealer in the U.S.*

“Planet Ford has been the #1 Ford dealer in Houston for 17 years running,” said Mr. Reed. In September, the sales team took that winning attitude and team spirit to new heights to garner the top spot in the Ford Motor Company U.S. dealership family.

Planet Ford’s team was met with a challenging month as many were not only recovering from the affects of Hurricane Harvey, but helping our neighbors and community as well.

The team was prepared. The Planet Ford family is known for their award-winning service.  “Winning the Presidents Club and Triple Crown Award in 2010 and again in 2016 were great accomplishments for our team,” Mr. Reed said. 

Mr. Burns agreed, “We are fortunate to have a great team committed to our customers and being the best in the business.” Congratulations to our entire team for the hard work you put in daily and striving for excellence!

To learn more about Planet Ford in Spring (serving greater Houston, The Woodlands, Aldine, Cypress, Conroe), take the short drive on I-45 or log on to for award-winning service and savings!

*Based on Sept. 2017 Ford Motor Co. New Car Reporting.
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Planet Ford Sept. 2017 Salesperson of Month: Craig Jones

Craig Jones, Planet Ford Salesperson of the Month for September 2017

Each month, Planet Ford in Spring, Texas is proud to recognize the wonderful members of our team who work hard to help our customers.  This month, we would like to congratulations Craig Jones for being Planet Ford’s Internet Car Salesperson of the Month for September 2017.

This marks the 13th month that Mr. Jones has achieved this honor.  He has been employed with Planet Ford for seven years.  His ongoing accomplishments proves that through hard work and dedication you can achieve success.

Mr. Jones is a native Texan who now resides in the Humble area with his beautiful wife children.  He attended the University of Houston for Mechanical Engineering.  Mr. Jones is a graduate of Lee College and obtained an Associates in Business Management Finance.  He also served in the U.S. Navy as a Nuclear propulsion Engineer.  When he is not working, Mr. Jones enjoys spending time with his family and attending school activities to support his children.

Planet Ford congratulates Mr. Jones on another great accomplishment and our team appreciates the hard work he puts in daily to help enhance the Planet Ford team, as well as our customers buying experience.

To learn more about Planet Ford in Spring (serving greater Houston, The Woodlands, Aldine, Cypress, Conroe areas), take the short drive on I-45 to the Loretta exit or visit

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New Ford F-450 Limited Revealed

New Ford F-450 Limited delivers technology and comfort previously reserved only in premium flagship sedans with the capability to tow more than 30,000 lbs.

Planet Ford in Spring, Texas is excited to share… Ford Motor Company – America’s truck leader – has pulled the wraps off of a new F-Series Super Duty Limited. It sets new luxury standards for high-end heavy-duty truck drivers.

With pricing at $87,100, the F-450 Limited delivers on all fronts, including technology and comfort previously reserved only in premium flagship sedans, and it’s capable enough to tow more than 30,000 lbs. – about the weight of a stealthy Air Force F-35 fighter plane.

“The Super Duty lineup is a win for all of our customers, from successful ranchers to contractors to RV owners” said Todd Eckert, Ford Truck group marketing manager. “Super Duty Limited is the most luxurious and advanced heavy-duty pickup truck ever created by Ford for accomplished buyers with appetites for the high life and hard-earned dollars to match”

Starting MSRPs (including $1,295 destination; taxes and fees not included) are:

  • F-250 Super Duty Limited 4×4                      $80,835
  • F-350 Super Duty Limited 4×4                      $82,010
  • F-450 Super Duty Limited 4×4                      $87,100

Customers who check every option box can top one out for as much as $94,455.

What’s the point?

“There are heavy-duty truck customers who need Super Duty-level capability and want true luxury,” Eckert said. “We created this new truck to answer the call for even more premium choices in the Super Duty range as we see more and more truck customers trending to more premium models.”

More than 50 percent of the Super Duty lineup’s retail sales this year are high-end models – including Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum series. Limited goes even further.

“Imagine opening the door to your humidor and sinking into your favorite leather lounge chair – that’s the sensation new Super Duty Limited inspires,” said Ford design manager Aileen Barraza.

Custom Camelback two-tone leather seats, premium stitched leather-wrapped steering wheel, armrests and instrument panel, Miko® suede headliner, hand-finished dark ash wood trim, special badging set the interior apart. Outside, a special twin-bar satin grille with chrome accents, quad-beam LED lights and satin-finished tailgate applique are Limited’s unique calling cards. Each Limited also has a dedicated serial number laser-etched on the center console armrest.

Most Super Duty tech ever

Beyond the hand-crafting, Super Duty Limited comes standard with advanced and innovative features to get the job done on ranches, in marinas and everywhere in between. This includes:

  • Class-exclusive high-definition 360-degree camera with Trailer Reverse Guidance
  • Class-exclusive SYNC® 3
  • Class-exclusive BLIS® with trailer coverage
  • Class-exclusive adaptive cruise control
  • Class-exclusive adaptive steering
  • Lane-keeping alert
  • Forward collision warning with brake support
  • Class-exclusive flat rear load floor with fold-up locking storage
  • Class-exclusive quad-beam LED headlamps
  • Full panoramic moonroof with retractable shade
  • Heated and ventilated front seats, plus heated rear seats
  • Leather-trimmed, heated steering wheel

Is Ford backing away from heavy-duty truck buyers with fewer greenbacks? No way!

Ford has a heavy-duty pickup truck for every customer – from work-ready F-250 XL starting at $32,890 to top-of-the-line F-450 Limited starting at $87,100.

Super Duty Limited crew cab arrives this winter with Ford’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel V8 across F-250, F-350 and F-450 single- or dual-rear-wheel configurations.

When you’re ready to shop for a new Ford and get a great value and award-winning customer service, visit Planet Ford in Spring, Texas (serving Houston, The Woodlands, Aldine, Cypress, Conroe) or logon anytime to!

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Ford Announces Hurricane Harvey Auto Assistance Programs

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Planet Ford in Spring is dedicated to doing everything that we can to ensure you receive as much assistance as possible and as quickly as possible!

Ford Motor Co. has made an important announcement. We want to make sure  our community has all the helpful details.

A-Plan Pricing

Anyone who lost a a vehicle (any make or model) during the storm can purchase a new Ford with A-Plan pricing. The pricing, normally only available to active Ford employees, is cheaper than any special price plan that Ford offers. See us for additional information.

No Payments for 120 Days

There is no need to worry about taking on a new car payment during this time of rebuilding and recover. There are no payments for 120 days. That means there are no payments until 2018.

First Responders

We want to thank our first responders for their extra hard work with an extra $1,000 rebate for first responders.  Ask for details when you visit.

0% APR for 72 Month

We have 0% APR for 72 months on select vehicles to help your vehicle dollars go even further. During your visit, ask our team for more information.

Storm-Damage Free Inventory

Thankfully, all of Planet Ford in Spring’s inventory not impacted by flood waters. We want the opportunity to earn your business as you recover from Hurricane Harvey. Visit to learn more, see our inventory or take the short drive on I-45 to the Loretta exit in Spring.  We want to help you get back on the road as quick as possible.

*Available for a limited time. See dealer for full programs details. 

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