The Ford Edge received a refresh for the 2021 model year, consisting of minor styling tweaks and a few tech updates, but as Ford Authority has reported over the last several weeks, the crossover is also undergoing a few changes for the 2022 model year as well. That includes the addition of a new Black Appearance Package for the 2022 Ford Edge SE.
The Black Appearance Package is only available on 2022 Ford Edge SE models and includes a host of exterior changes including 19-inch high gloss Ebony Black-painted aluminum wheels, 245/55R19 all-season BSW tires, black badges (which are not visible in these photos), body-color front and rear bumpers, a black front grille and surround, black painted lower bodyside molding, black mirror caps, and a black painted skid plate. The package carries an MSRP of $1,295.
The Edge is one of several Blue Oval models to get a Black Appearance Package in recent years, a list that includes the Ford Super Duty, Ford Ranger, the 2021 Ford EcoSport SES (which gets the package as standard equipment), and several trim levels of the 2022 Ford F-150.
In addition to the Black Appearance Package, a new Adventure Package is available for the 2022 Ford Edge SEL, as Ford Authority reported last week. The 2022 Edge is also ditching its standard front-wheel drive configuration for all-wheel drive, as Ford Authority reported back in August. That major change corresponds with a roughly $2,000 price increase for the crossover. Additionally, the 2022 Edge is losing its illuminated glovebox, as Ford Authority recently reported, while the ST will drop its Ford Performance paint color option in favor of Atlas Blue.
For the 2021 model year, the Edge received an updated rear liftgate with more prominent and relocated badging, as well as two new exterior colors – Carbonized Gray and Lithium Gray. Inside, the 2021 Edge gained a new standard 12-inch infotainment screen, SYNC 4A, two additional USB ports, a Ceramic interior option on Titanium Elite models, and a cloth interior option for SEL trim.
As Ford Authority reported in June of 2020, the next-generation Edge has reportedly been canceled, as the Ford Oakville Assembly Plant – which builds the Edge and the Lincoln Nautilus – will be converted to produce a total of five EV models in the coming years.