Ford Wins Kelley Blue Book Truck Brand Award

social.KellyBlueBookFordBestBrand2015cq5dam.web.480.480And the award goes to…. Ford (again!).  That’s right, for the 6th time of seven years, Ford has claimed Best Overall Truck Brand in the 2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards.

This is one of many accolades for Ford since the American automaker unveiled the toughest, smartest, most capable and efficient 2015 Ford F-150.

This prestigious title wasn’t solely for the  all-new F-150; it was also based on truck shoppers’ favorable perceptions of Ford Super Duty F-250 and F-350 helped Ford clinch the award.F150_Aero_Graphic

So many awards, so little time.  Take a look at a sampling of Ford honors this year:

  • 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year
  • 2015 Motor Trend Truck Trend Pickup Truck of the Year
  • Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Utility Vehicle of the Year
  • Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Pickup Truck of the Year
  • Detroit News 2015 Vehicle of the Year
  • Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Truck
  • Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Overall
  • Popular Science Automotive Grand Award Winner Best of What’s New
  • 2015 MotorWeek Best Pickup Truck
  • Texas Auto Writers Association Truck of Texas
  • Texas Auto Writers Association Luxury Pickup Truck
  • Texas Auto Writers Association Full-Size Pickup Truck
  • Texas Auto Writers Association Best Technology Feature
  • Detroit Free Press Truck of the Year
  • New England Motor Press Association Yankee Cup
  • Automotive Fleet Magazine 2014 Fleet Truck of the Year
  • Motor Press Guild 2014 Innovation Vehicle of the Year Over $30K
  • AutoGuide 2015 Reader’s Choice Truck of the Year
  • New Car Test Drive 2015 Truck of the Year
  • Ruedas ESPN Best Full-Size Pickup Truck
  • 2015 Detroit News Reader’s Choice NAIAS Awards Most Innovative
  • Automotive Science Group
    – 2015 Best All-Around Performance Award Winner
    – Best Full-Size Truck of 2015
    – Smallest Carbon Footprint
  • Urban Wheel Award for Urban Truck of the Year
  • Green Car Technology Award
  • 2015 Most Popular Awards – Large Truck category
  • Detroit Free Press Automotive Leadership Award – Engineering and Technology category
  • Greater Atlanta Automobile Media Association Best Pickup/SUV

You can more via Kelley Blue Book’s site: To shop online for your next new Ford F-150, F-250, or any car or SUV, visit!

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Focus RS Debuts at New York International Auto Show

Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 9.55.40 AMIt has arrived!  The all-new Ford Focus RS is is on U.S. soil and ready to make it’s American debut at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. There is a lot of excitement about the Focus RS. It has been a pioneer in Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive delivering blistering cornering speed for thrilling driving experience for auto enthusiasts.

This sleek, high-performance road car introduces advanced performance technologies, and is the first Ford RS equipped with selectable drive modes, which includes an industry-first drift mode and launch control.

The high-performance hatch features a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine delivering in excess of 315 horsepower. It is also said to have the most powerful Ford RS braking system available. The exterior is just as exciting as the cars performance. It offers optimized aerodynamics and cooling, with 9 percent less drag over the previous models.

“The RS line has a proud history of technical breakthroughs,” said Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development, Ford Motor Company. “It’s a great example of our passion for innovation through performance, and creating vehicles that make people’s hearts pound.”

The all-new Focus is the first model that will be produced for all markets at Ford’s Saarlouis, Germany, manufacturing plant beginning late this year.

Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 9.55.55 AMThe all-new Focus RS is the latest vehicle to be unveiled as part of a new era of Ford performance that will bring to customers globally more than 12 performance vehicles through 2020. In addition to pleasing enthusiasts, RS vehicles help deliver the company’s One Ford plan for profitable growth, product excellence and innovation in every part of its business.

So when can you get it?  Sales in North America are expected to begin in spring 2016. Want a great Ford now? You can shop online for your new car, truck or SUV anytime at!

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Ford Taurus Earns Best of Safety Honor in U.S. News

Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 2.24.21 AMFord Motor Co. has garnered more safety accolades. This time U.S. News & World Report has once again named the 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid to be one of the best hybrid vehicles for families.

This is the fourth year straight the Ford Fusion Hybrid has been named U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hybrid Car for Families. It comes as no surprise to our award-winning Ford dealership team.  The Fusion Hybrid leverages advanced vehicle electrification technology to provide a stylish, roomy, fun-to-drive family sedan.Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 2.31.05 AM

The 2015 Fusion offers an array of driver-assist and convenience technologies based on sensors, cameras and radar that enable the driver and passengers to enjoy a more relaxed and comfortable experience on the road.

The honor is based on professional automotive reviews, safety and reliability ratings, seating and cargo volume, and the availability of family-friendly features.

Click to read more from U.S. News & World Report award. To see a full lineup of Ford vehicles, including the Ford Taurus, visit

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Ford Fusion Carries Logano to Daytona 500 Win!

Screen Shot 2015-02-22 at 8.42.03 PMFord sweeps the Daytona Speedweeks with a Daytona 500 victory! Joey Logano wins the Daytona for the first time driving a Ford Fusion. “What an amazing moment. Wow. To win this race is just amazing,” Logano said, “I have the best team on pit road for sure. These guys are awesome.

This Daytona wins makes it the 14th overall for Ford in “The Great American Race.” It also marks the first time Ford has swept all of NASCAR’s top three touring divisions in the same weekend since last August at Bristol Motor Speedway. Ford has remained undefeated at Daytona International Speedway in 2015.

Today’s Ford Finishing Order:
1st – Joey Logano
10th – Greg Biffle
11th – David Gilliland
12th – Sam Hornish Jr.
15th – Aric Almirola
17th – David Ragan
22nd – Cole Whitt
26th – Bobby Labonte
29th – Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
30th – Trevor Bayne
31st – Michael McDowell
39th – Ryan Blaney
41st – Brad Keselowski

Ford has a longstanding history of winning the Daytona 500. Check out this list.

1963 – Tiny Lund (Wood Brothers)
1965 – Fred Lorenzen (Holman-Moody)
1967 – Mario Andretti (Holman-Moody)
1969 – LeeRoy Yarbrough (Junior Johnson)
1978 – Bobby Allison (Bud Moore)
1985 – Bill Elliott (Harry Melling)
1987 – Bill Elliott (Harry Melling)
1992 – Davey Allison (Robert Yates)
1996 – Dale Jarrett (Robert Yates)
2000 – Dale Jarrett (Robert Yates)
2009 – Matt Kenseth (Jack Roush)
2011 – Trevor Bayne (Wood Brothers)
2012 – Matt Kenseth (Jack Roush)
2015 – Joey Logano (Roger Penske)

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Ford Adds 1,550 Jobs to Meet New F-150 Demands

The F-150 is the toughest, smartest and most capable truck of its kind. The vehicle boast a military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and high-strength steel frame. It has shed up to 700 pounds.

That’s great news for consumer. It means the innovative  truck can tow up to 1,100 more pounds and haul up to 530 more pounds than the 2014 model, and has the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of any full-size gasoline pickup on the market. When equipped with an available 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine, the new F-150 4×2 has EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. Actual mileage may vary.

Groundbreaking features include* these class-exclusives:F150_Aero_Graphic

  • 360-degree camera view uses exterior cameras to create a bird’s-eye view of the truck to help drivers park, maneuver in tight spots, and navigate narrow roads and trails
  • Integrated loading ramps enable easy loading of ATVs, motorcycles and mowers
  • BoxLink cargo management system combines metal brackets and custom cleats to secure a variety of accessories in the cargo box – from ramps to storage bins to bed dividers
  • Trailer hitch assist adds a new rearview camera feature that incorporates a dynamic line based on steering wheel angle in the display to help customers line up their truck and trailer with no spotter or need to exit the vehicle
  • Remote tailgate allows for tailgate to be locked, unlocked and released with the key fob

To learn more about the Ford F-150, visit

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Reed Family Donates $30,000 for College Scholarships

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 7.51.12 PMThe Reed family is proud to support the community and its youth.  In keeping with the family philosophy and practice of giving back, Randall and Sherry Reed, owners of World Class Automotive Group are donating  $30,000 to the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) Foundation. The gift is in part to honor the 50th anniversary of the educational institution. The The fund is comprised of six $5,000 scholarships for students enrolled in the automotive programs available at DCCCD’s Brookhaven and Eastfield campuses.

Click to learn details or 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 Dealer 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 in 2013.

The Reed Advantage Scholarships

Mr. Reed, who attend 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 continually seeks ways 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

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 or

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 and collision repair departments. Prestige Ford also has an on-site Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center that provides expedited basic maintenance service on 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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New 2016 Ford Explorer Makes Debut

2016 Ford ExplorerThe all-new Ford Explorer make its global debut recently at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It 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 Ford 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 rear view 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.” Nope, leave it to Ford to be “Fordward” again in innovations.

It now packs more power with the new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine delivers more HP and torque than the four-cylinder it replaces, with no compromise in fuel economy anticipated; 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

Hard to believe or maybe it’s not considering the popularity of the SUV, 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: Includes the 3.5-liter V6 engine with six-speed SelectShift Automatic, LED low-beam headlamps, LED tail lamps, 18-inch aluminum wheels in sparkle silver paint and rearview camera with washer
  • XLT: Comes equipped with 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: Has the 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: Offers the 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: Will feature the 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 a Ford dealership near you in 2015.

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Ford Releases New Smartphone App for New Mustang Owners

Ford, Tweddle Launch New Interactive Mustang AppMustang enthusiasts… Start your smartphones! Ford and Tweddle have launched a new, interactive smartphone app for owners and of the all-new Ford Mustang.
The Mustang Owner app will now available for both Android and iOS platforms. It provides Mustang owners with detailed information about the car’s features and capabilities. When Mustang owners checkout the augmented reality app feature, users will be able to scan various interior and exterior shots of the new Mustang and learn more about the function of components and oFord, Tweddle Launch New Interactive Mustang Appther details.

Content within the application can be searched through to make relevant information easy to access. There is also trivia, wallpapers and ringtones, as well as links for accessories, apparel and social media.

“When it comes to new technology on Mustang, we focus on providing features the driver wants, and improving the driver’s experience behind the wheel,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “Making key pieces of owner’s guide information available through the app is just one more great feature we’ve delivered to our customers.”

Now all you need is the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang. Our team at the Reed Factor can help you with that. Shop online anytime at

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Ford Offers New Cargo Management System on F-150

f150-box-link-05When you stop to think about what could make your F-150 cargo space better, what comes to mind. One thing we heard from customers in the Reed Factor family of dealerships was the addition of more tie downs.

Guess what? Ford listened. They are now introducing the all-new 2015 Ford F-150, class-exclusive BoxLink™ cargo management system that includes lockable, die-cast zinc tie-down cleats, and provides a unique interface to the pickup bed for improved flexibility and organization, as well as additional locations for tie-downs It is available segment-first cargo ramps can be stowed on the sides of the pickup box via the BoxLink system and mounted quickly on the tailgate to enable easy loading of ATVs, motorcycles or mowers.

The new F-150 offers the first LED box lights on a Ford, plus the availability of two segment-first features – power locking remote tailgate release and cargo ramps. The ramps can be stowed on the sides of the pickup box via the BoxLink system and mounted quickly on the tailgate to enable easy loading of ATVs, motorcycles and mowers.

To take an award-winning Ford for a test drive for yourself, we invite you to visit one of the Reed Factor family of dealerships in the Dallas or Houston areas. Shop online for great savings anytime at!

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Reed Factor Dealerships Host Employee Fundraiser

IMG_7619At Reed Factor and our family of dealership, we care deeply about the well-being of our dealership family. When we learned that Sondra Lunsford in our Accounting Department at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford and Volkswagen of McKinney was facing some hefty medical expenses, our dealership families pulled together to created a FUNdraiser. Due to an infection her husband, Kerry, (formerly of Service) had part of his left leg amputated. The Reed family and our dealerships had a goal to raise $5,000 for a prosthetic leg for Kerry.

Take a look at the fundraising event here!

Employees, dealership partners, vendors and even the local fire department came together to help. For each $5 donation people received an In-N-Out® burger, chips and a drink. In-N-Out® was actually on site with their huge trailer cooking burgers fresh! Plus, we held a raffle. With every $1 raffle ticket you are entered to win our great raffle items from Jimmy John’s, Cha-Cha’s Pizza, Cantina Laredo, Nothing Bundt Cakes, CBS Radio (Rangers Tickets) and others!

Big thank you to all who helped our amazing team member. To learn more about the Reed Factor and our family of dealerships, yo can visit our website at!

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