Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid mHEV 125 Active X Edition 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £22,940What Car? Target Price£21,352
Review

The Ford Fiesta is superb to drive, smart inside and well equipped, plus it offers a broad range of trim levels – from the affordable Trend to the SUV-inspired Active – to cater for many tastes and budgets. It’s one of the very best small cars you can buy, but it can prove quite pricey in higher trims and the rival Volkswagen Polo just has the edge for ride comfort, safety and rear-seat space.

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The SUV-like Active X version gets tough-looking black wheel arches, jacked-up suspension, roof rails and everything that the regular Active Edition comes with, plus 18in alloy wheels, keyless entry, part-leather seats, traffic sign recognition, a B&O sound system, climate control, passenger seat height adjustment, lumbar adjustment for both front seats and wireless phone charging. 

A fine engine with a bit more zip along with greater efficiency than the Ecoboost 95 for not a huge amount extra. It cuts over a second off the Ecoboost 95's 0-62mph dash (down to 9.4sec) and feels much stronger low in the rev range, too. It's the only engine available with the option of a seven-speed automatic gearbox, but, be warned, it doesn't react that quickly when you ask for a burst of acceleration. The standard, slick, six-speed manual is a better choice.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

57.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

292

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

112

g/km

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