Standard on the 2017 Ford Escape Cold Weather Package is a windshield wiper de-icer.
Much like traditional rear window defrost systems, the base of the windshield where the wiper blades rest is equipped with a local heating element. The system is designed to clear light snow and ice from the wiper blades in under 10 minutes at minus 28 degrees Celsius.
Drivers of the new Escape equipped with SYNC® Connect can activate the windshield wiper de-icer system from their smartphone as part of the FordPass experience. SYNC Connect allows owners to start, lock, unlock and locate their vehicle from virtually anywhere using a smartphone. Drivers can even schedule a specific time to start remotely so the vehicle is ready to hit the road, de-iced and warmed up.
Other features of the Escape Cold Weather Package include:
- All-weather floor mats
- Heated side mirrors
- Heated seats
- Supplemental powertrain conditioning heater