The 2022 Ford Edge SEL Adventure Package has already arrived at dealers, but it seems that The Blue Oval has changed its mind in regards to what it wants to call the optional package. Sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2022 Ford Edge SEL Adventure Package will now be called the Sport Appearance Package, though it’s unclear when this change will actually take place, as the 2022 Edge build and price configurator still refers to it as the Adventure Package.
Despite the name change, the contents of the Edge Sport Appearance Package will remain the same. That means that it will include a set of 18-inch Carbonized Gray-painted aluminum wheels with P245/60R18 A/T tires, a Dark Carbonized Gray lower front bumper, a front grille with Pillar Black bars, Pillar Black mirror caps, black roof rack side rails, Navy Pier ActiveX seats with orange stitching, and Navy Pier accent stitching on the door inserts.
Interestingly, there are already some 2022 Edge models equipped with the Adventure Package on dealer lots around the U.S., though it will undergo a name change at some point in the 2022 model year. As for why Ford chose to change the name of this package at this point, it’s worth noting that “Sport Appearance Package” more accurate describes the content that it includes, which is quite similar to existing black appearance packages for other models. However, Ford couldn’t call it a black appearance package, as that already exists for the 2022 Edge SE, though other models – like the Ford Explorer – offer a Sport Appearance Package.
In addition to this last-minute name change, there are also a few other notable changes taking place with the arrival of the 2022 Ford Edge. As Ford Authority reported back in August, the 2022 Edge is dropping its front-wheel drive configuration and will only be available with all-wheel drive. As a result, pricing for the crossover has risen roughly $2,000 across the board. Additionally, the 2022 Edge is losing its illuminated glovebox, as Ford Authority reported back in August, while the ST will drop its Ford Performance paint color option in favor of Atlas Blue and the SEL is losing the SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad as standard equipment.