Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Combat the Cold with the 2017 Ford Escape

PEKIN, Ill., – The frigid temperatures of winter can sometimes feel debilitating. You know you would rather stay cozy and warm inside than go get into a cold car to head to work. But what if the car wasn't cold and the only time your skin had to touch the freezing air was on the short walk from your door to your vehicle? Thanks to the Ford Extreme Climate Team, these fantasies could be your reality. Combat the cold this winter with the 2017 Ford Escape!

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! 

Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. We want you to enjoy your car buying experience. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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