Certain features tend to come and go with each passing model year, and some are a bit more important than others. One a few people may consider important is an illuminated glove box for those times when they’re digging around for something in the dark. And while this may seem like an obvious feature that would be present in most vehicles, Ford Authority has learned from sources familiar with the 2022 Ford Edge launch that it will no longer be available in the crossover.
The lack of an illuminated glove box option joins a few other changes the 2022 Ford Edge will undergo for the new model year. As Ford Authority exclusively reported last week, the 2022 Edge will no longer be offered with front-wheel drive, as all-wheel drive will now come standard across all trim levels.
The 2022 Edge joins the Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Sport as the third FoMoCo product to be sold exclusively with all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the 2022 Ford Explorer ST is going in the opposite direction and will be sold with standard rear-wheel drive after it was previously only available with all-wheel drive. The 2022 Ford Maverick will also be sold exclusively with all-wheel drive in Canada when equipped with Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4.
In addition to these changes, the 2022 Edge ST will drop Ford Performance blue from its available exterior colors, as Ford Authority reported last week, though Atlas Blue will be taking its place in the lineup.
The Ford Edge just received a refresh for the 2021 model year, consisting of minor styling tweaks and a number of tech upgrades. That includes an updated rear liftgate, two new exterior colors – Carbonized Gray and Lithium Gray, a 12-inch infotainment screen, SYNC 4A with connected built-in navigation, cloud connectivity with conversational voice recognition, two additional USB ports, a digital owner’s manual, and new interior trim options consisting of Ceramic for Titanium Elite models and cloth for the SEL trim.