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Ford FIESTA HATCHBACK 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr

Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
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Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost 85 Active 1 Navigation 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG61.40
  • 0-62mph12.7 secs
  • Top Speed105 mph
  • C02105 g/km
  • BHP85
  • Torque80 lbs/f
  • P11D22%

Review

Here's a Fiesta - but not quite as you know it. For those who kind of like the idea of a small SUV but aren't quite ready to take the plunge, the Fiesta Active might be just perfect. A few off road cues, some extra traction for slippery surfaces and efficient running costs will all make it tempting to those wavering on the brink of small Crossover ownership.

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If you need a supermini but would like a crossover, Ford's Fiesta Active might well suit. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

Just about every market segment seems to offer an SUV option these days and the supermini sector is no exception. Ever since the turn of the century, we've had superminis on sale with ruggedized exteriors - usually marked out by body cladding and a bit of extra ride height. Long-forgotten contenders that come to mind include the Rover Streetwise, the Volkswagen Polo Dune, the Citroen C3 XTR and, a little more seriously, the Suzuki Swift 4x4. This Ford Fiesta Active is a slightly more serious effort than most of those: thanks to a multi-mode traction control system, it actually does have some 'off piste' ability for a start, though you'd be wise to limit that to rough tracks that aren't too arduous. Does this trendy variant make sense? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

As part of our test, we took the chance to try this car on a slippery surface so we could sample this variant's selectable drive modes. There are three settings - Eco, Normal and Slippery. This car's rough-terrain capabilities are also enhanced by a slightly higher ride height and by the adoption of Ford's Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Hill Start Assist. Other changes include a 10mm wider track, suspension revisions and optimised front shock absorbers that feature a special hydraulic rebound stopper that smooths out the bumps or jolts you'd get over rougher surfaces. Fortunately, none of this has significantly detracted from the standard Fiesta's class-leading handling package. Under the bonnet, the usual 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine is offered with four different power outputs: 85PS, 100PS, 125PS and 140PS, allied to a six-speed manual gearbox. This turbocharged three-cylinder unit features advanced technologies including high-pressure direct fuel injection, Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing and an innovative offset crankshaft design for decent refinement. There are also two versions of the brand's usual 1.5-litre TDCi diesel, developing either 85 or 120PS.

Design and Build

The Fiesta Active model gets more distinctive looks than the standard version thanks to a rugged body styling kit with Active badging and styling cues. Plus there's rough-road suspension with increased ride height, roof rails, front fog lights and 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels. Fiesta Active buyers also get to choose from more dramatic and dynamic colour schemes, and there's the option of a two-part panoramic sliding roof on the 'Active 1' and 'Active X' variants. Inside, it's much as it would be in any normal Fiesta. The highlight as usual is the SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system enables drivers to control audio and connected smartphones using voice commands, or via the tablet-inspired 8-inch colour touchscreen. This is compatible with the 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring systems, so you can access your favourite handset apps on the centre-dash screen. Rear seat passengers get decent legroom - there's 16mm more knee space than there was in the previous generation Fiesta - supported by new slim-back seats that are soft and offer great side-to-side support. This Ford's tailgate is wide for easy access to the boot, and improved storage for personal belongings is delivered with a large glovebox and a 1-litre media bin in the centre console.

Market and Model

There are three Fiesta Active variants - the 'Active 1', the 'Active B&O PLAY' and the 'Active X'. The 'Active 1' is priced from just under £18,000, with the 'B&O PLAY' variant priced from just over £19,000 and the top 'Active X' model costing just under £20,500. Equipment includes features like a rear seat belt minder, a rear centre headrest, auto headlamps, a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Ford's Quickclear heated windscreen for faster getaways on frosty mornings. Passenger comfort aids include electric front and rear windows, rear privacy glass, driver seat height and lumbar adjustment and air-conditioning. Plus 'Active Park Assist' with brake interventions to prevent low-speed collisions when parking hands-free. Camera-driven safety kit includes lane-keeping technology and a Pedestrian Detection system that can even prevent collisions at night. Any buyers will want at least to stretch to the 'B&O PLAY' variant, which gets a distinctive black roof with black roof rails and matching electrically operated and heated door mirrors, plus a B&O PLAY premium audio system with 360-degree sound and 10 speakers. This derivative also features cruise control, rain sensing wipers, auto-dimming rear view mirror, a centre console with armrest and illuminated cup holders, plus a 4.2in TFT instrument cluster screen with traffic sign recognition.

Cost of Ownership

Ford's multi-award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine is satisfyingly frugal, delivering from 105g/km CO2 emissions. The 85PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine can deliver a CO2 figure as low as 96g/km. AutoStartStop technology is fitted to all engines to improve economy, with Active Grille Shutter for both petrol and diesel engines. Underbody aero shielding further reduces aero drag. An Eco button for manual transmissions adjusts engine and throttle settings to help drivers save even more fuel when desired. Smart Regenerative Charging enhances fuel efficiency by selectively engaging the alternator and charging the battery when the vehicle is coasting and braking. What else? Well we'll tell you about servicing, which on all engines is required every two years or 18,000 miles - whichever comes first. Two pre-paid servicing plans are available; one that costs £340 and covers you for two years and two services; and another that costs £550, is transferrable to future owners and covers three years and three services. Maintenance bookings can be done online through the 'My Ford' portal. This is part of the 'Ford BlueService' scheme that wraps up all of the care and maintenance of your car into one bundle that includes a free 30-point 'eCheck' of vital parts and highlights any work required with a red, amber and green traffic light warning to rank items that need attention in order of importance.

Summary

We've never seen a Fiesta like this before. But then the Fiesta has never previously had to face a threat as significant as that posed by the current dramatically expanding small SUV sector. This is the Blue Oval brand's response. It'll be interesting to see how buyers react. So there you have it. For sure, this isn't a perfect package, but this is a Ford that's fashionable, properly priced and well-connected. Which leaves us with... well what? Perhaps the realisation that if you want a more interesting breed of Fiesta, then getting Active might be worth a thought.

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Driver Convenience
Ford SYNC 3 Navigation system incl 8" touchscreen, 7 speakers, FordPass connect, Apple carplay, android auto, voice control and emergency assistance
Bluetooth system
Drive mode selector
Electric power steering
Ford easy fuel
Trip computer
Exterior Features
Halogen projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights
Silver roof rails
Solid paint
Active logo front door thershold plates
Automatic headlights
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door handles
Body colour electric adjustable heated door mirrors with integral indicators
Body colour rear spoiler
Chrome beltline
Chrome lower window surround
Cornering front fog lights
Electric front windows/one touch facility
Electric rear windows
LED Night signature to rear lights
LED rear lights
Quickclear heated windscreen
Rear privacy glass
Rear wiper
Rugged body styling kit with active front wing badges
Tinted glass
Upper front grille chrome surround
Wheels
Tyre repair kit
17" 5 spoke alloy wheels with rough metal machined finish
Entertainment
2 USB ports
Auxiliary input socket
DAB Digital radio
Steering wheel mounted controls
Interior Features
12V socket in centre console
3 spoke leather trimmed steering wheel with audio control
60/40 split folding rear seat
Adjustable head restraints
Ambient lighting
Boot carpet
Chrome inner door handles
Cloth upholstery
Driver's seat lumbar support
Footwell illumination
Front floor mats
Front map reading lights
Front seatback pockets
Height adjustable driver's seat
Illuminated glovebox
Leather gear knob
Leather trimmed handbrake handle
Load area light
Luxury woven headliner
Manual air conditioning
Overhead console with sunglasses holder
Pollen filter
Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Rear centre head restraint
Packs
NCAP Pack - Fiesta
Safety
3 point rear seatbelts x3
ABS+EBA
Curtain airbags
Driver and passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbag
Electronic stability control with hill start assist
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Front side airbags
MyKey system
Seatbelt warning
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Remote central locking & engine immobiliser
Thatcham Cat.1 alarm
Technical
Rough road suspension with increased ride height adjust
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 113
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 999
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 71.9
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 82
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 12
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 56.5
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 64.2
EC Urban (mpg) 47.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 5.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb 46.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 42.8
WLTP - MPG - High 52.3
WLTP - MPG - Low 40.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium 48.7
General
Badge Engine CC 1.0
Badge Power 85
Coin Description EcoBoost 85
Coin Series Active 1 Navigation
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 7E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 1
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 87
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 84
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 64
NCAP Safety Assist % 60
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 18000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months 120
Timing Belt Interval Mileage 150000
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 12.7
Engine Power - BHP 85
Engine Power - KW 63
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 80
Engine Torque - MKG 11
Engine Torque - NM 108
Top Speed 105
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear 205/45 R17
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 5 SPOKE
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1476
Height (including roof rails) 1498
Length 4040
Wheelbase 2493
Width 1735
Width (including mirrors) 1941
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 42
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1093
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 292
Max. Roof Load 60
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 570
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.5

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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross Traffic Alert + power folding heated door mirrors with puddle lights with BLIS warning indicator £475.00
Rear parking distance sensors £200.00
Entertainment
B&O Premium audio system with 360 degree sound system, Ford SYNC 3 Navigation system and Ford Pass connect £900.00
B&O Premium audio system with 360 degree sound, 10 speakers, 675 Watts amplifier power & digital sound processor £350.00
CD player £150.00
Exterior Features
Additional Exclusive paint £650.00
Detachable Tow Bar Coupling £255.00
Door edge protectors £100.00
Exclusive paint £750.00
Full LED headlamps with silver bezels £600.00
Metallic paint £500.00
Openable panorama roof £650.00
Special solid paint £250.00
Interior Features
Adjustable boot load floor £75.00
Packs
City pack - Fiesta £350.00
City pack when bought with blind spot information system - Fiesta £350.00
Comfort Pack - Fiesta £250.00
Driver assistance pack - Fiesta Active 1 £800.00
Rear view camera pack - Fiesta £250.00
Paintwork
Exclusive paint - Blue wave £750.00
Exclusive paint - Magnetic £650.00
Exclusive paint - Ruby red £750.00
Metallic - Chrome blue £500.00
Metallic - Moondust silver £500.00
Metallic - Shadow black £500.00
Solid - Race red FOC
Special solid - Frozen white £250.00
Security
Ford keyfree system with Keyless entry and keyless start with two remote keys £350.00
Trim
Cloth - Ebony FOC
Wheels
14" steel spare wheel £150.00
* option prices shown are estimated