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2022 Ford Edge Will Not Have An Illuminated Glove Box

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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.

We’ll have more on the 2022 Edge soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Edge newsEdge ST news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. Steve

    Really? What are you going to save? 50 cents COG? Cost more to remanufacture wire harnesses to delete the light and switch. I guess that make things easier when it’s 10 pm and you need to find your registration. No officer, really, I’m looking for my registration but Ford decided to not have that convenience anymore. Here let me grab my……”Please step out of the car”.

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  2. Chris

    Wow. How cheap is that. I have a 2018 Escape with no light in the shifter column! It looks terrible at night. All of the other indicators are illuminated plus its unsafe. Ford says it’s “on the dashboard”. This is bad business practice. You spend 35-40k or more on a Ford and you can’t get a light bulb in the glove box or a shifter column?

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    1. The Gentle Grizzly

      They will blame it on the chip shortage.

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      1. Fordguy1985

        Because it’s true.

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  3. Tigger

    This reminds me of the last 5-seater Thunderbird and Cougar. They tried to decontent the vehicles to save money, including taking the glovebox light and lock out. We seen what happened there. Is this necessarily a dealbreaker for most buyers? Probably not. But if rings of cheapness and corner cutting.

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  4. NCEcoBoost

    And the decontenting continues. It’s cheap and ridiculous. Ford is making money hand over fist. But this screams “boy, Ford’s really in trouble”. The lack of a spare tire REALLY screams CHEAP. Like Kias. You have to wonder what else has been removed that isn’t obvious. No thanks.

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    1. Njia

      Lack of a spare tire is more about weight savings to meet CAFE standards than it is about cost (thought that’s obviously a factor). All the OEMs are going in that direction.

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  5. Mick1

    Cry me a river. Get Copilot 360, Sync4 and a whole host of new improvements and complain about losing glove box light. C’mon people.

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    1. Fordguy1985

      You can’t please people on the internet, Ford will continue to sell the Edge very well in a large part due to the standard improvements you mentioned.

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  6. DonDi

    People want the Moon and stars for $40,000.00. And for $40,000.00 they should get at least 1 of those.

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  7. Richard Rodriguez

    I like the Ford edge, but I will not purchase another vehicle without a spare tire. Whosever BRIGHT idea it was, I hope he or she gets a a flat tire in the middle of nowhere, and see what they do with no spare, lug wrench, or floor jack, and see how they like it since it was their idea!

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  8. Garman19

    Going from a 2014 Titanium Escape to a 2018 Titanium Escape is like night and day. Just shutting the front doors makes me cringe. The 14 had sound insulation in the doors. The 18 are hollow and light, if you have a door slammer in your family, they sound like they will rip off the hinges. Plus it is louder on freeway. The “high end” stereo system on the 18 sucks. Not having a light on your gear shifter is unbelievable. And yes, none in glovebox also. My biggest fear is that I have the head gasket that leaks anti-freeze into the engine on my 2.0L. I have owned 15 Ford’s in my life, hate to say it but the 18 Escape might be my last.

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    1. The Gentle Grizzly

      “My biggest fear is that I have the head gasket that leaks anti-freeze into the engine on my 2.0L.”

      Take heart, Garman19. I was recently at my local Subaru / VW / Mitsubishi dealer to look at an Outback. A family member out west had bought one and I wanted to see what he bought.

      There was a VW Atlas on display, and I started talking with the salesman, as I am looking into going with an AWD vehicle. The salesman hemmed and haw-d. I asked him point blank what his apparent reticence was about. Seems that he got an Atlas for his wife – at her insistence. It is consuming a small but steady diet of coolant. VW and the service department are assuring him this is normal. They even lie to their own salesmen about stuff like this.

      Garman19: you aren’t alone.

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  9. JoeGOLA

    This is totally rediculous. Just about every car has glove box lights. No wonder FMC is surviving. I might have to go to Lexus from Lincoln.

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  10. Moose_566

    It’s the little things that differentiate between quality and cheap, Bad move Ford.

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    1. Fordguy1985

      Lets delay vehicles being built so you can have a light in a glovebox, stop it.

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  11. Nick

    How good are those lights anyway. Usually too much crap in there in most peoples cars. Not a big loss!

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  12. John Lee

    Lets not forget the “one horn only” program!
    That’s proof positive of running down the cheap!

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