Prestige Ford Supports GFFA’s Coats For Kids

Randall Reed Prestige Ford joins Garland Fire Fighter Association in distributing Coats for Kids at Caldwell Elementary

Randall Reed Prestige Ford joins Garland Fire Fighter Association in distributing Coats for Kids at Caldwell Elementary.

Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford is proud to be part of Garland Fire Fighters Association “Coats for Kids” program, again. Katie Koberg, our Community Relations Director at Prestige was proud to be on hand to help lend a hand as volunteers from the community came together to provide 120 coats to the children at Caldwell Elementary School.

For several hours this week firefighters, Prestige Ford (serving greater Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall, Richardson) staff and other volunteers handed out jackets to school children in need. “The excitement in the students eyes as they pick out their new coat of choice is truly heart warming,” Ms. Koberg said.   Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 12.20.51 PM

“Kids shouldn’t go cold,” said Randall Reed, Owner of Prestige Ford. “Children deserve to feel safe and warm.”  Justin Wright, OP/GM agrees. “We are happy we can chip in and help the Garland Fire Fighters Association as they help these wonderful kids at Caldwell Elementary.”

To learn more about local Coats for Kids, visit www.facebook.com/garlandcoatsforkids. To learn about the national program, log onto coats-for-kids.org. For more information about Prestige Ford, visit www.PrestigeGarland.com.

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Prestige Ford Reports Garland Police Boxing Gym Success

Lt. Dave Swavey with Erendida Avellaneda, member & success of the Garland police boxing program.

Lt. Dave Swavey with Erendida Avellaneda, member & success of the Garland police boxing program.

Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford has been proud to be part of the Garland Police Boxing Gym. We wanted to share one of the gyms many success stories.

The Garland Police Boxing Gym helps get kids off the streets, into the gym and focused on the right path. This program is run by Lt. Dave Swavey (photo above), volunteers and city professionals who provide tutoring and mentoring.

“They helping these kids grow, learn discipline and set their sites on their education,” said Justin Wright, GM/OP of Prestige Ford (serving Garland, Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall, Rowlett, Richardson and Plano). Erendida Avellaneda (photo) has been a member of the police boxing program for 10 years. After she graduated from high school she then went on to graduate from UT Arlington in the ROTC program with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice. She will now enter the Army as a Second Lieutenant this spring.  Ms. Avellaneda plans to go into the career field of Army Intelligence and eventually enter the CIA. Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 5.07.37 PM

This is a wonderful program that helps students find and stay focused on a successful path. When the kids do well in school, they are rewarded which helps encourages them to keep growing and achieving their goals.

We love being able to share this wonderful story and look to sharing more.  Click to learn more about Garland Police Boxing Gym.  To learn more about Prestige Ford, we invite you to visit www.PrestigeGarland.com!

 

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Prestige, Garland Firefighters Enjoy Pancakes with Santa

Santa visit all the good little girls and boys at the Garland Fire Station. City Council members Scott LeMay and Anita Goebel pause for pictures with St. Nick, too!

Santa visit all the good little girls and boys at the Garland Fire Station. City Council members Scott LeMay and Anita Goebel pause for pictures with St. Nick, too!

Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford had a great time with Screen Shot 2014-12-15 at 3.26.25 PMthe Garland Fire Department this past Saturday as they celebrated the season with Breakfast with Santa Clause and Mrs. Clause hosted by the Kiwanis and Citizens Fire Club.

Tons of family and kids from our community came out for a delicious breakfast, firetruck and firehouse tours of the Central Fire Station on Austin St. Families enjoyed fun festivities, music, and of course, photos with good ole’ St. Nick.

Screen Shot 2014-12-15 at 3.26.47 PMThe Garland Fire Department also took the opportunity to remind neighbors of key safety issues as the temperature outside drops.

Seasonal Safety Reminder

Many may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says half of all home-heating fires occur during the winter months. On average, NFPA research shows that heating equipment is involved in more than 62,550 reported U.S. home structure fires per year, with associated loss of more than 516 civilian deaths, more than 1,595 civilian injuries and roughly $924 million in direct property damage per year.

“While these numbers are frightening, nearly all of these fires are preventable,” said Kristi Shepherd, Garland Fire Department Public Educator. “We can reduce the number of home heating fires in our community be taking some simple precautions and using heating equipment properly.”

• Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside sleeping area and on every level of the home. Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home so that when one sounds, they all sound. Test smoke alarms at least once a month.
• Be sure your home has both photoelectric and ionization smoke alarms or combination ionization and photoelectric alarms, also known as dual sensor smoke alarms.
• Practice your home fire escape drill.
• Have the chimney inspected each year by a qualified professional and cleaned if necessary.
• Use a sturdy fireplace screen.
• Allow ashes to cool before disposing. Dispose of ashes in a metal container.
• Space heaters need space. Keep all things that can burn, such as paper, bedding or furniture, at least 3 feet away from heating equipment.
• Turn portable heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room.
• Plug power cords into outlets with sufficient capacity and ever into an extension cord.
• Inspect for cracked or broken plugs or loose connections. Replace before using.
• Install and maintain a carbon monoxide alarm in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home.
• Never use an oven to heat your home.

For more information about local fire safety, contact the Garland Fire Marshal’s Office at 972-781-7148. If you’re in need of fuel assistance, contact the National Energy Assistance Referral Line at 866-674-6327 or visit www.energynear.org. To learn more about Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford, visit www.PrestigeGarland.com.

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Car and Driver Names Ford at Top 10 Cars You Must Drive

Screen Shot 2014-12-14 at 5.53.37 PMOur team at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford, we have quite a few more models we would add  to the  “10 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die” list, but the Model T certainly is worthy of the Car and Driver magazine honor.

Per Car and Driver magazine: Compared with many of the cars in this collection, the prospect of getting behind the wheel of a Model T Ford might seem a trifle tame, not to mention primitive. Just 20 hp, two forward speeds, three foot pedals (one for reverse), advance the spark, retard the spark, a top speed of about 40 mph—novel, but hardly a thrill ride. However, the unique part of this experience is cultural.

Driving a Model T gives the operator a portal into the dawn of the automobile age, when cars made the transition from toys for the few to an everyday necessity for the many. It can be argued that more people learned to drive in a Model T than in any other car ever and that no motor vehicle has had a bigger influence on history. At one time, shortly after World War I, half the cars on the planet were Model T Fords, a fact that makes the prospect of actually driving one a bit more plausible than driving some of the other cars arrayed here. When Model T production ended in May 1927 after a 19-year run, the tally stood at just over 15 million. A good many of those cars have survived—experts estimate at least 25,000—in decent running condition.

Click to read about all 10 vehicles from Car and Driver magazine. To learn more about Prestige Ford in Garland (serving Dallas, Rockwall, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, Grapevine) and the current Ford lineup, visit www.PrestigeGarland.com.

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Prestige Ford Support Garland Fire Fighter’s Annual Kid Shopping Spree

GFFA, Santa & kids enjoying the seasonal shopping celebration.

Arwin Sager (right) who was recently saved from a house fire was the special guest of honor. She poses with Santa, her sister Leia Sager (left), Shane Walker, Sid Bolt, Kevin Arnold and Chuck Duke from Station 3A.

‘Tis the season to be helping at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford. This week, Katie Koberg, community relations, from Prestige Ford had a wonderful time volunteering with the Garland Fire Fighters Association (GFFA) during the organizations annual Christmas Shopping Spree.

As part of the event, nearly 100 children were given $125 to be able to go shopping. Firefighters and other volunteers work in tandem to help the children find the perfect gifts. While the money is provided for the children to buy items for themselves, volunteers say the children are often asked if they can buy things for to help others. 

Katie Koberg, community relations, helping kiddos track down toys & needed items during GFFA shopping spree.

Katie Koberg, VP of community relations, helping kiddos track down toys & needed items during GFFA shopping spree.

For 27 years, the Garland Firefighter’s Association has raised money for this seasonal event. Prestige Ford (serving Garland, Dallas, Rockwall, Mesquite, Richardson, and Plano) was proud to help support helping make all of the children’s’ dreams come true. 

This year, the GFFA event had a very special guest of honor. Five-year-old Arwyn Sager, who was rescued and resuscitated from a house fire on November 19 was well and able to attend  the event with her little sister.  She had a blast visiting the firefights, Santa and shopping for toys, clothes and more.  Having Arwyn  join the the group made the day all the more special.

Enjoy some of the highlights from this wonderful event…

 

Garland Fire Department collecting new, unwrapped toys at local stations for kids in need.

Garland Fire Department collecting new, unwrapped toys at local stations for kids in need.

This is one of many wonderful charitable events Prestige Ford has had the pleasure of helping the GFFA with. Currently, the Garland Fire Department is seeking new, unwrapped toys. If you would like to make a donation for children in need, you can drop off the gift at any local fire station in Garland.

To learn more about the GFFA, visit their Facebook page.  To learn more about Prestige Ford in Garland and learn about our super savings, visit www.PrestigeGarland.com!

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Randall Reed Dealerships Donate $30,000 for DCCCD Scholarships

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 7.51.12 PMIn keeping with the Reed family philosophy and practice of giving back to the communities their businesses serve, Randall and Sherry Reed, owners of World Class Automotive Group announce a donation of $30,000 to the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) Foundation. The donation is in honor of the 50th anniversary of the educational institution. The contribution features six $5,000 scholarships for students enrolled in the automotive programs available at DCCCD’s Brookhaven and Eastfield campuses.

Click for details and to apply: Reed Advantage Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships, both of Randall Reed’s North Texas automotive dealerships – Park Cities Ford Lincoln of Dallas and Prestige Ford in Garland – are extending preferred pricing privileges now through December of 2015 to students, employees and faculty members representing all seven DCCCD campuses. In total, more than 85,000 people are eligible for the special benefits.

“We could not be more excited about this gift,” said Mr. Reed. “It’s a natural for us to partner with such a great organization that changes the lives of so many people through higher learning. The DCCCD has stood the test of time – 50 years – providing a dynamic educational universe for the residents of Dallas county and beyond.”

Dcccd foundation“We are honored that Randall and Sherry Reed are recognizing DCCCD’s 50th Anniversary in such a meaningful way,” said Dr. Joe May, DCCCD Chancellor. “These scholarships will provide students with life-changing opportunities.”

Mr. Reed was recently awarded Ford Motor Company’s prestigious Salute to Dealers Award for the impact he and his Planet Ford dealership have had in the community of Humble, Texas. Only six dealers worldwide received the award for 2013.

The Reed Advantage Scholarships

Mr. Reed, who attended but was unable to complete his college career, greatly valued what he learned.  From there, he built his career on hard work and natural business savvy. The Reed family applauds and wants to support those who are pursuing their higher education.

“Sherry and I want to encourage students, especially those who want to pursue a career in the automotive industry,” said Mr. Reed. “There are so many opportunities available in all parts of the business – but today’s products require someone with advanced mechanical and technological skills. Today’s cars are essentially computers on wheels.”

The $30,000 in scholarship funds are divided into six $5,000 scholarships for students entering the DCCCD automotive programs in 2014 and 2015. Students will be required to submit an application and have the opportunity to be personally meet Mr. Reed and the managing partners of his two Dallas county dealerships. From there they may potentially be identified as future employees for his World Class Automotive Group. Information on the application process is available at www.Foundation.DCCCD.edu.

To take advantage of the Reed’s DCCCD pricing program called “Preferred Benefits to Students, Faculty & Staff: Be Smart! Buy Smart!”  students and staff only need to show a valid DCCCD student ID or recent DCCCD pay stub. The stores will feature a page on their web sites that explains the pricing and benefits available from now through December of 2015 at www.parkcitiesfordofdallas.com or www.PrestigeGarland.com.

About Randall & Sherry Reed

World Class Automotive Group is a family owned business founded by Randall and Sherry Reed over 25 years ago. It includes multiple award-winning Ford and Lincoln automotive franchises in Texas as well as a Volkswagen franchise in McKinney, TX. In total the organization employs approximately 1,000 people. Mr. Reed is also the founder of Starbase Jet, a full-service private aviation charter company based in Addison, TX.

About Park Cities Ford Lincoln

Located at 3333 Inwood Road in Dallas, Texas, the award-winning business with 166 employees offers new Fords, new Lincolns and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. It offers full-service departments in maintenance, parts and repair. It features a Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center providing expedited basic maintenance service to customers without an appointment. The dealership has a 23-year history of success and involvement in the Dallas area including the adjacent cities of Highland Park and University Park. It is the only Ford or Lincoln franchise in the Dallas city limits.

About Prestige Ford

Located at 3601 S. Shiloh Road in Garland, Texas, the award-winning Ford dealership has 150 employees offering new Fords,  Certified Pre-Owned Fords and a large selection of Pre-Owned vehicles. It offers full-service maintenance, parts, and collision repair departments. Prestige Ford also has an on-site Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center that provides expedited maintenance services for all makes and all models to customers without an appointment. Prestige Ford is the dealership where Mr. Reed began his career as an automotive dealer. It was the foundation for what is now an award-winning family enterprise.

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Media Information Contacts:

Angela Enright, Park Cities Ford Lincoln: aenright@pcford.com

Katie Koberg, Prestige Ford in Garland: kkoberg@PrestigeGarland.com

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F-150 Lineup Includes Highest EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy Ratings

2015_F150_SKV_5539Our team at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland, Texas is trilled about the new 2015 F-150 lineup which features the toughest, smartest and most capable F-150s ever. It now includes the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of any full-size gasoline pickup on the market.

When the new truck is equipped with available 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine, the F-150 4×2 has and EPA-estimated 19 mpg City, 26 mpg Highway and 22 mpg combined fuel economy ratings

The improved performance is enabled by saving weight through the use of high-strength steel and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys plus smart engineering. The weight savings not only improve fuel efficiency, they improve the new F-150’s capability and performance. Combined with EcoBoost engine technology, the F-150 now tows as much as 1,100 more pounds and hauls as much as 530 pounds more than today’s model with a 5 percent to 16 percent better power-to-weight ratio.

Ford is producing trucks and now has started shipping the all-new pickups to its dealers.

2.7L EcoBoost Engine

2.7L EcoBoost Engine

The chart below compares the 2015 2.7-liter EcoBoost 4×2 F-150 to the 2008 4.6-liter V8 4×2 F-150, and to its current major competitors:

Engine EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy
City/Hwy/Combined
Horsepower Torque Max
Towing
Max
Payload
2015 Ford F-150
2.7-liter EcoBoost 4×2
19/26/22 1 325 375 8,500 2,250
2008 Ford F-150 4.6-liter V8 4×2 14/19/16 248 294 7,200 1,970
Improvement from 2008 F-150 to 2015 F-150 +5/+7/+6 +77 +81 +1,300 +280
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-liter V8 4×2 16/23/19 355 383 11,200 2,260
2015 Toyota Tundra 4.6-liter V8 4×2 15/19/16        310    327    6,800   1,605
2015 Ram 1500 5.7-liter Hemi V8 15/22/17        395    410   10,650   1,820
3.5L Ecoboost f150 engine

3.5L Ecoboost f150 engine

The all-new standard 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 offers performance customers expect from a full-size pickup truck, while offering unsurpassed EPA-estimated ratings of 18 mpg City, 25 mpg Highway and 20 mpg Combined for 4×2 models. The 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 can tow an unsurpassed 7,600 pounds among light-duty trucks with standard V6 engines.

The chart below provides details compared with the 2008 4.2-liter V6 4×2 F-150 and current major competitors:

 Engine EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy
City/Hwy/Combined
Horsepower Torque Max
Towing
Max
Payload
2015 Ford F-150
3.5-liter V6 Ti-VCT 4×2
18/25/20 2 282 253 7,600 3 1,910
2008 Ford F-150 4.2-liter V6 4×2 14/19/16 202 260 5,700 1,910
Improvement from 2008 F-150 to 2015 F-150 +4/+6/+4 +80 -7 +1,900 0
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3-liter V6 4×2 18/24/20 285 305 7,600 1,980
2015 Ram 1500 3.6-liter V6 4×2 17/25/20 305 269 7,600 1,900
5.0L f150 engine

5.0L f150 engine

The 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 provides customers with robust capability for frequent towing and hauling with a best-in-class maximum payload of 3,300 pounds and maximum tow rating of 11,100 pounds, which is an improvement of up to 3,900 pounds over the 2008 4.6-liter V8 F-150. In the 4×2 configuration, the 5.0-liter has EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 15 mpg City, 22 mpg Highway and 18 mpg Combined. The chart below provides details compared with the 2008 4.6-liter V8 4×2 F-150 and current major competitors:

Engine EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy
City/Hwy/Combined
Horsepower Torque Max
Towing
Max
Payload
2015 Ford F-150
5.0-liter V8 Ti-VCT 4×2
15/22/18 385 387 11,100 3,300 4
2008 Ford F-150 4.6-liter V8 4×2 14/19/16 248 294 7,200 1,970
Improvement from 2008 F-150 to 2015 F-150 +1/+3/+2 +137 +93 +3,900 +1,330
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-liter V8 4×2 16/23/19 355 383 11,200 2,260
2015 Toyota Tundra 4.6-liter V8 4×2 15/19/16        310    327    6,800 1,605
2015 Ram 1500 5.7-liter Hemi V8 15/22/17        395    410   10,650 1,820

F-150 3.5-Liter EcoBoostThe available 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine provides customers a strong combination of gas fuel economy and capability, with best-in-class 12,200 pounds of maximum towing and EPA-estimated ratings of 17 mpg City, 24 mpg Highway and 20 mpg Combined for 4×2 models. The chart below provides details compared with the 2008 5.4-liter 4×2 F-150 and current major competitors:

Engine EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy
City/Hwy/Combined
Horsepower Torque Max
Towing
Max
Payload
2015 Ford F-150
3.5-liter EcoBoost 4×2
17/24/20 365 420 12,200 5 3,270
2008 Ford F-150 5.4-liter 4×2 13/17/14 300 365 10,500 3,020
Improvement from 2008 F-150 to 2015 F-150 +4/+7/+6 +65 +55 +1,700 +250
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.2-liter V8 4×2 15/21/17 420 460 12,000 2,130
2015 Toyota Tundra 5.7-liter V8 4×2 13/18/15 381 401 10,500 2,080
2015 Ram 3-liter EcoDiesel V6 4×2 20/28/23 240 420 9,200 1,610

Better Value, Too

Equipped with 2.7-liter EcoBoost, the all-new F-150 is a better value than even diesel-powered pickups. For instance, the $495 option on the Ford is significantly less than the $4,470 3.0-liter Ram EcoDiesel option.

In addition, with diesel prices currently 76 cents per gallon more6 at the pump, each 3.0-liter Ram EcoDiesel fill-up costs over $24 more than the new 2.7-liter F-1507. That means at today’s fuel prices Ram EcoDiesel owners are not able to offset the additional cost of their EcoDiesel engines with fuel savings8.

“Once again, the Ford F-150 establishes new standards in durability, capability and efficiency, defining the future of tough,” said Nair.

New F-150 Lineup EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy Ratings

EPA Fuel Economy
City/Hwy/Combined
Horsepower Torque Max
Towing
Max
Payload
2015 Ford F-150
3.5L V6 Ti-VCT 4×2
18/25/20 1 282 253 7,600 5 1,910
2015 Ford F-150
3.5L V6 Ti-VCT 4×4
17/23/19 282 253 7,500 1,690
2015 Ford F-150
2.7L EcoBoost 4×2
19/26/22 2 325 375 8,500 2,250
2015 Ford F-150
2.7L EcoBoost 4×4
18/23/20 325 375 8,400 2,160
2015 Ford F-150
5.0L V8 Ti-VCT 4×2
15/22/18 385 387 11,100 3,300 3
2015 Ford F-150
5.0L V8 Ti-VCT 4×4
15/21/17 385 387 11,000 3,060
2015 Ford F-150
3.5L EcoBoost 4×2
17/24/20 365 420 12,200 4 3,270
2015 Ford F-150
3.5L EcoBoost 4×4
17/23/19 365 420 12,000 3,050

 

1 Highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of any gasoline-powered full-size pickup truck in America
2 Unsurpassed EPA-estimated City and Highway ratings for light-duty 4×2 V6 pickup trucks
3 Unsurpassed standard V6 engine maximum towing rating
4 Best-in-class light-duty pickup truck maximum payload rating
5 Best-in-class light-duty pickup truck maximum towing rating
6 AAA Fuel Gauge Report fuel economy figures as of Nov. 21, 2014 – $2.84 regular gasoline, $3.60 diesel price
7 32 gallon fuel tank
AAA fuel economy figures
8 Based on EPA estimated combined fuel economy ratings of 2.7 liter EcoBoost 4×2 (22 mpg) vs. Ram EcoDiesel (23 mpg)
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2016 Ford Explorer Roll Onto LA Scene with Sleek Upgrades

2016 ford explorer houston

Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland, Texas (serving Dallas, Rockwall, Mesquite, Richardson, Plano & Grapevine areas) was excited to see the New Ford Explorer make its global debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2016 updated Explorer now features more smart technology than eve and boast an available 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine and all-new Platinum series.

2016 ford interior The 2016 Explorer has innovative new features to make parking easier, speed up charging time on your favorite smart devices, boosted aerodynamics and then there is the sound system that gives every adventure an even better soundtrack.

According to Car and Driver magazine, “The standard rearview and optional front cameras deliver 180-degree views, and both come with a feature Ford says has never before been on any production vehicle: a lens washer. Anyone who’s had to thumb-smudge road salt or highway grime off of a backup camera—or tapped a parking-garage wall after neglecting to do so—will rejoice at this feature. It’s a wonder the likes of Mercedes-Benz and Audi haven’t already implemented such a feature.” Leave it to Ford to be “Fordward” again in innovations.

Looking to pack more power with taking a hit at the pump? The new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine delivers more HP and torque than the four-cylinder it replaces, and with no anticipated compromise in fuel economy. For the first time on the Explorer, four-cylinder EcoBoost can now be paired with an available tow package and intelligent four-wheel drive with Terrain Management System

More than 7 2016 Ford Inside Interior million Explorers have been sold in the United States. That makes this amazing Ford America’s best-selling SUV for 25 years!

Five trim levels are available, including:

  • Base: 3.5-liter V6 engine with six-speed SelectShift Automatic, LED low-beam headlamps, LED taillamps, 18-inch aluminum wheels in sparkle silver paint and rearview camera with washer
  • XLT: 3.5-liter V6 engine with six-speed SelectShift Automatic, heavy-duty front and rear brake calipers, fog lamps, LED signature lighting, 18-inch five-spoke aluminum wheels with sparkle silver paint, leather-wrapped steering wheel and reverse sensing system
  • Limited: 3.5-liter V6 engine with six-speed SelectShift Automatic, premium 20-inch aluminum painted wheels, ambient lighting, cargo net, heated steering wheel, multi-piece satin chrome with Rosewood film accent appliqués, perforated leather-trimmed seats, heated and cooled front row seats, 12-speaker Sony Audio System, front and rear 180-degree camera with washers, and hands-free liftgate
  • Explorer Sport: 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6, intelligent four-wheel drive with Terrain Management System, sport-tuned suspension, trailer tow package, Explorer badge on hood, fascia-integrated dual exhaust tips, 20-inch wheels, perforated leather-trimmed seats with red accent stitching, multi-piece satin chrome with carbon fiber interior appearance inserts and 12-speaker Sony Audio System
  • Platinum: 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6, intelligent four-wheel drive with Terrain Management System, dual-panel moonroof, satin chrome lower bodyside cladding insert, satin chrome mirror caps, 20-inch wheels, adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support, real wood accents and unique stitching on steering wheel, 500-watt Sony Audio System, leather-wrapped door and console armrests, leather-wrapped instrument panel and upper door trim, Nirvana leather seats, all-digital instrument cluster, enhanced active park assist with park-out assist and perpendicular park, and lane-keeping system

Watch for the 2016 Ford Explorer coming to Prestige Ford in Garland, Texas (located on Shiloh Road, off 635 and Garland Road) or come and test drive any of our amazing New Fords, Certified Pre-Owned Fords and used cars available at amazing deals everyday!

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Stampede of Custom 2015 Ford Mustangs Corralled at 2014 SEMA Show

Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland is excited to now be offering the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang. The popular pony will be taking center stage at the upcoming 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, which takes place at Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 4-7.

1413993236371.jpgFord Motor Company is bringing performance to the halls of the 2014 SEMA show.Uniquely modified 2015 Mustangs will be on display in the expansive 20,000-square-foot Ford booth. Show goers will see how aftermarket tuners are getting a chance to coax even more power from the all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine.

On-site performance specialists will also demo newly developed aftermarket parts to enhance the track handling of the 2015 Ford Mustang.

The 2015 Ford Mustang marks a dramatic change in mechanical components for aftermarket companies to work with. The latest-generation includes an all-new independent rear suspension and new multilink front suspension that is being tweaked by Roush, Steeda and others.

You can expect to see plenty of 5.0-liter V8s roaring around SEMA, but this year the spotlight will shine on the all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine. It provides a whole new platform for experienced turbocharging specialists. With 310 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost makes plenty of power from the factory, but there’s much more potential for performance. Several tuners will be on hand with high-powered versions of the new turbo four-cylinder from Ford.

To learn how you can take your own 2015 Ford Mustang for a test drive, take the short drive on 635 to Prestige Ford in Garland. Shop online anytime at www.PrestigeGarland.com.

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Several Fords Claim Car and Driver 2015 Editors’ Choice Awards

It comes as no surprise to us at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland that several 2015 Fords have landed on Car and Driver Magazines Best Cars, Trucks, SUVs, and More for 2015: Editors’ Choice Awards. The magazine editors share their top choices for the best cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, and more for 2015.

Full-Size Crossover/SUVs Category
15Explorer_Sport_34Frt_mjThe Ford Expedition made the Editor’s Choice list. Per the pages of Car and Driver: “The Expedition—Ford’s Suburban fighter—features new front and rear designs as well as a new, more powerful engine: a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. It’s still sporting the same body from 2007, but Ford hopes the updates will make the Expedition a contender. The twin-turbo V-6 engine makes 365 hp—up 55 from last year’s V-8—and comes with a six-speed automatic. A continuously controlled suspension is optional, as are four trim levels. The EL version has a longer wheelbase and more cargo room.”

Hybrid-Only Vehicle Category
The Ford C-Max saw top honors from the Editors as one of their picks. According the the auto magazine: “The C-Max is based on the frisky Focus, making it an economical, fun-to-drive alternative to the typical hybrid snooze fest. Its steering is firm and communicative; a four-cylinder and a pair of electric motors provide decent motivatio2013 Ford C-Max Hybridn. The Energi, the plug-in version, ups battery capacity to extend the electric-only range, but gets 2 mpg less in the city and 1 mpg less on the highway than the C-Max hybrid. An updated C-Max has debuted in Europe; expect it to be sold here with few changes.”

Full-Size Truck
The Car and Driver Editors name the Ford F-150 One to Watch. The magazine goes on to write: “The battle for pickup-truck supremacy rages on, with the new F-150 using aluminum as its secret weapon. Ford claims that its use of aluminum in the body and the bed reduces weight by 700 pounds—but the frame is still made of hi2015-F150_SKV_6199 gh-strength steel for strength and durability. Engines include a 3.5-liter V-6, a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 or 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, and a 5.0-liter V-8. Ford is taking a gamble on aluminum, but if it succeeds, it could alter the way trucks are designed and built.”

Sport Compacts
Two Fords earn top spots. Both the Ford Focus ST and the Fiesta ST are Editor picks! They say the Fiesta ST: “recipe for fun is simple: one part playful chassis, a dash of firm steering with a generous helping of confident brakes, and turbocharged muscle. The 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder makes 197 hp; a slick-shifting six-speed manual is the sole transmission. The interior is perhaps the only letdown, as its interior materials are shared with the down-market base Fiesta. It is at least a comfortable cabin though, especially with the optional and very supportive Recaro bucket seats.” As for the Focus ST, they tout it stating: “The Focus ST belongs on any enthusiast’s short list, combining a high fun-to-drive factor with the versatility of a four-door hatchback; that’s why we’re always happy to get a turn behind its wheel. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that cranks out 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque is standard, as is a six-speed manual gearbox. The ST shines on a winding road or track and offers decent efficiency and value.”

Muscle Cars
Not a huge surprise here either, the all-new Ford Mustang races into the Editors’ Tops list. “The iconic Mustang—wIMG_7876ith its classic pony-car looks and hunkered-down stance—preserves a legacy that defines American motoring. A 300-hp 3.7-liter V-6, a 310-hp 2.3-liter turbo four-cylinder, and a 435-hp 5.0-liter V-8 are all offered with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. A new, independent rear suspension improves body control and provides better cornering poise. In either coupe or convertible form, the Mustang appeals to a wide audience without compromising its heritage.

Mini/City Vans
The Ford Transit Connect gets the sole Editors’ Choice in this category. Car and Driver writes: “Focused on utility and economy, this van is available in two wheelbases with seats for up to seven in three rows. There’s more than 100 cubic feet of cargo room and a 1200-lb payload. When properly equipped, it can tow 2000 lbs. The base engine is a 169-hp 2.5-liter four; optional is a turbocharged 178-hp 1.6-liter four. With minimal extra power and fuel economy, in our opinion the 1.6-liter is not worth the extra cost. This is a comfy van with lots of available tech, and handsome in its way.”

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