New Ford Fiesta Active EcoBoost; Fiesta Crossover Review
The main attraction of these new Ford Fiesta Active crossover versions of Ford not only lie in the modifications provided by the Active finish but in remaining authentic Fiesta.
Covered by the Ecosport like authentic and versatile SUV that is, Ford does not let pass a good opportunity to dress to the Party with that identity and attires that as much please the client at the moment, turning it into an attractive utility with a visual impact still greater than the one that already in case they have the normal Fiestas. It’s a surgical operation -which hides something more on a technical level- that Ford also extends to the new Focus range -supported also by another “real” SUV, the Kuga-, although as you surely know, neither Ford is a pioneer in this type of “treatments” or the only one that has done on utilitarian or compact models. The final result, we will see answering different questions.
New Ford Fiesta Active Design, Dimensions
Apart from the aesthetic changes that are obvious – and that, by the way, the bumpers or side doors are incomprehensibly left exposed – the Ford Fiesta Active is 18 mm higher than the normal Fiesta, although in actually the dock only provides extra 6 millimeters ; the rest comes from the difference always compare the wheel and when Active -equipped in origin rim 17 inches – with reference models: the normal suspension Part of the ST-Line is 10 lower mm- with its more than balanced wheel -for the weight and power of the car- of 16 inches.
|SPACE||Ford Fiesta Active + 1.0 EcoBoost|
|Front width||135 cm|
|Rear width||126 cm|
|Front height||94/99 cm|
|Rear height||86 cm|
|Space for legs||66 cm|
Thus, the distance from the body to the asphalt does not really benefit anyway to improve access to the vehicle , have a more dominant driving position , offer advantages to save the odd curb at the time of, for example, park nor leave the asphalt with a minimum of guarantees, although I do not think anyone expects this car to be qualified for it; the Ecosport would be your alternative in that case, but costs 1,000 euros more to equal engine and although it is more versatile in all respects, it is also a slower car, spends more, has a less good behavior and is less comfortable than any the Fiesta.
Although the Ford Fiesta Active hides other elements that are not seen, they feel. Among them, some different shock absorbers, with new hydraulic stops, which soften the suspension shakes when driving on very broken surfaces and whose presence is noticeable only in the final compression part of the cushioning. Of course, in my view, part of the benefits disappear when equipping a very low profile tire that provides more image than that additional filtering bonus that you could expect, so unless very special circumstances, you will not feel a car clearly more comfortable than the normal Fiestas that already go on film and stand out, precisely, for having a chassis of the best in the category .
Ford Fiesta Active Fuel Consumption Table
|CONSUMPTION||Ford Fiesta Active + 1.0 EcoBoost|
|Consumption in the city||6.2 l / 100 km|
|Road consumption||5.1 l / 100 km|
|Average consumption||5.5 l / 100 km|
|Average autonomy||761 km|
The best thing is that the Active also transcends that added value as a Fiesta that is, so it still has an impeccable tact and behavior and a hyper-precise guidance, although in this case, stability control is somewhat more intrusive. Partly linked to it, these versions include a specific mode of low adhesion that acts on traction control and, as far as I have been able to prove, I do not see it as a truly decisive element either. From Fiesta to Fiesta Active, with equal motor and with equivalent equipment, the difference is a not insignificant 1,400 euros.
Ford Fiesta Active Engine Specs & Performance
The 1.0 Ecoboost in this Ford Fiesta Active, in this case in its 125 hp version, is also here a globally brilliant engine .nce accustomed to his “arrhythmia” at low regimes, where he only lets glimpse symptoms of his architecture, and trusting that those slight vibrations at low speed are not a symptom of lack of strength, you will start to take advantage of that first third of engine turn with the one that moves with quite smoothness progressivity, although this small “one liter” is much better at medium and high speed, even turning around 6,500 rpm to which he injects.
|BENEFITS||Ford Fiesta Active + 1.0 EcoBoost|
|Accel. 0-100 km / h||10.27 s|
|Accel. 0-400 m||17,4 s|
|Accel. 0-1000 m||31.37 s|
|Loudness 120 km / h||69.1 dBA|
|Loudness 140 km / h||71.6 dBA|
|Braking from 140 km / h||75.35 m|
|Scale weight||1,184 kg|
It has turned out to be somewhat slower in acceleration than the “normal” Fiesta with the same engine , almost a second that, in part, is “lost” in the first meters of “ours” in track mode in order to measure the greater capacity possible, so in real life these differences must be insignificant or, at least, they seem normal driving. Probably not the most refined three-cylinder in its class, but it is a very satisfactory engine from any point of view as long as you expect consumption according to its power level and not the size of the engine .
It spends little in normal circulation , although it is true that it requires a very fine driving , but at high speed, its figures become higher than those of other rival engines, where the 1.0 TSi stands out with 116 HP, for example, a Seat Ibiza . If you still have some faith in the Diesel , remember that the Fiesta Active also have an extraordinary one, especially its version of 120 HP, for 897 euros that more than 1.0 Ecoboost / 125 that will not take long to pay for its lower consumption, but that also gives you an answer, pleasure and even better benefits.