While it wasn’t a true SUV, the Fiesta Active was more of a lifestyle vehicle able to cope better with tight parking spots, and its higher ground clearance made it better against curbs.
Ford didn’t want to invest too much for a small-sized crossover. It already had the Eco Sport model, to tried to expand its offer with a Fiesta-inspired model. Thus, it jacked up the small-sized vehicle suspension, replaced the bumpers, and called it a day. Nevertheless, the car’s LED daytime running lights that ran inside the headlights and the foglights that guarded the lower grille made a good impression in front of the customers. Moreover, the mesh-grille design looked handsome for a car in that class.
Inside, the main difference between the Fiesta Active and the rest of the range was the specific upholstery with a center line embroidered on the seats’ fronts. The car featured the same instrument cluster as the rest of the Fiesta range, with two analog dials and a TFT between them.
Under the hood, Ford installed a range of gasoline or turbodiesel engines paired with either a manual or an automatic transmission. The carmaker offered the Fiesta Active exclusively as a front-wheel-drive vehicle and with a five-door configuration.