When the polar vortex gripped much of North America in the winter of 2013-2014, it became apparent that new technologies would need to be developed if Ford was going to keep their customers happy and warm. The Ford Extreme Climate Team, which conducts research on driving habits of inhabitants of many extreme climate regions, hosted a customer clinic in northern Canada to listen to what consumers wanted. The outcome was overwhelmingly "Heat everything" and so the team got to work to bring warmth to drivers everywhere.
The result of their research is apparent in the cold weather technology available on the 2017 Ford Escape. Available features include:
- Heated steering wheel
- Heated front seats
- Heated side mirrors
- All-weather floor mats
- Windshield wiper de-icer (works in under 10 minutes!)
In addition to these luxurious features, the 2017 Ford Escape is also compatible with the FordPass app, which allows drivers to remotely start their vehicle using ForD SYNC Connect technology. The app gives drivers the capability to not only start their engine, but control the features mentioned above.
With the majority of winter still ahead of us, you may want to consider how you could combat the cold with a 2017 Ford Escape from Velde Ford Pekin. Check out our inventory to find the model that's right for you, or take a look at our Ford Crossover Comparison page to help you choose a vehicle. Feel free to stop by the dealership if you have any questions or need help picking out a new vehicle this winter!
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