The upcoming 2022 Ford Fusion Active is a wagon version of the Fusion sedan. The Blue Oval automaker will end the production of the sedan variant. However, Fusion Active will gain a mid-cycle facelift and it will look more rugged. An all-wheel-drive setup is offered as standard and the Fusion Active model will provide a hybrid powertrain as well.
New model has been spied recently and the crossover-like appearance will remain. New model will go on sale later in 2021 and we expect to see additional changes inside the cabin as well. The price will slightly increase and here is everything you need to know about the new Fusion Active.
2022 Fusion Active Spy Shots
As we said, the new 2022 Ford Fusion Active has been spied and it seems like this model will get a mid-cycle facelift. The same changes will be applied to the European version of the Focus wagon. It seems like the Fusion Active will be larger than the compact Escape crossover.
Bigger tires are proving that and Fusion Active will be dimensionally closer to the Ford Edge model. Heavy camouflage perfectly hides most of the exterior upgrades. However, the lifted suspension is easy to spot and this model will surely get a more rugged styling.
The interior of the 2022 Ford Fusion Active won’t depart from the Fusion sedan and its cabin design. As we said, the sedan variant is no longer available. On the other hand, Fusion Active is present so it is logical to see further interior upgrades. The cabin looks attractive and the interior room is generous. The list of standard equipment is very good.
The base trim comes with the latest SYNC3 infotainment system and an eight-inch touchscreen. The comfort is admirable and Ford will improve that with new fabric seats. The upper trim levels are offering heated seats, a heated steering wheel, moonroof, and numerous driver-assistance aids.
PHEV Variant in the Works
At this moment, everything about the new 2022 Ford Fusion Active is speculation. Of course, we are talking about a possible engine lineup. We already said the Fusion Active will offer a standard AWD system. The latest reports are strongly suggesting hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. The same reports are saying that the Fusion Active will borrow a hybrid setup from the Ford Escape crossover.
If that truly happens, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine will work in a combination with two electric motors. However, another possibility is a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine that generates up to 250 horsepower. An eight-speed automatic transmission will be in the offer. Ford will unveil the official powertrain lineup in the coming months.
2022 Ford Fusion Active Release Date and Price
The price of the 2022 Ford Fusion Active will start at around $30,000. If you want more luxury, we’d recommend trim levels that are available for $40,000 and above. The sales will begin in the second half of 2021 and we’ll have more information next year in the first quarter. The approaching Fusion Active will rival Subaru Outback model.