Coming This Spring: the First Ford SUV with a Windshield Wiper De-Icer

If you favor the spaciousness and flexibility of an SUV or crossover, then up until now, you've gone through winters without windshield wiper de-icer technology.

The long wait is over. The 2017 Ford Escape will feature a windshield wiper de-icer as part of its Cold Weather Package, and Ford fixed glass engineer Jennifer Gauthier says, "Escape drivers in the U.S. are going to wonder how they ever got along without it."

"The windshield wiper de-icer is a great solution to one of the more nagging problems of winter," she says. How to get your windshield wiper clear and free of streaks on those frigid days when liquid water wants to freeze onto the glass?

The de-icer warms up the glass where the wiper blades rest, and can cut through snow and ice in less than 10 minutes, even in sub-zero temperatures.

Looking for a smarter way to do winter? Test drive the Escape, or other new vehicles for sale at Bob Rohrman Schaumburg Ford.

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