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
Available colours:
Ford-Fiesta-2020-review
Add to shortlist
  • Ford-Fiesta-2020-review
  • Ford Fiesta 2020 rear cornering
  • ford-fiesta-2020-dashboard
  • ford-fiesta-2020-rear-seats
  • Ford Fiesta 2019 RHD infotainment
  • ford-fiesta-2020-front-seats
  • ford-fiesta-2020-boot
  • ford-fiesta-2020-side
  • ford-fiesta-2020-badge
  • Ford-Fiesta-2020-review
  • Ford Fiesta 2020 rear cornering
  • ford-fiesta-2020-dashboard
  • ford-fiesta-2020-rear-seats
  • Ford Fiesta 2019 RHD infotainment
  • ford-fiesta-2020-front-seats
  • ford-fiesta-2020-boot
  • ford-fiesta-2020-side
  • ford-fiesta-2020-badge
RRP £22,525What Car? Target Price£21,132
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 a quite pricey in higher trims and the rival Volkswagen Polo just has the edge for ride comfort, safety and rear-seat space.

get the best price

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. It's available only on the posher trim levels, cutting over a second off the Ecoboost 95's 0-62mph dash (down to 9.4sec). 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

56.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

292

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

109

g/km

Also consider

Mini 3dr

2018 - present

The Mini 3dr is a hugely desirable small car that has plenty o...

Renault Clio

(2019 - 2020)

In a class of exceptional rivals, the Clio has what it takes t...

Mazda 2

2019 - present

Mazda's small hatchback impresses with its economy, but falls...

Citroen C3

2019 - present

With funky colour combinations available, the Citroen C3 does...