Used Ford Fiesta Active cars for sale

We've got a fantastic selection of used Ford Fiesta Active cars for sale. Every second hand Ford Fiesta Active has a full history check and has been through a thorough mechanical inspection. All our Ford Fiesta Active cars are available only from trusted dealers, are all less than nine years old and come with a 14-day returns guarantee*

See our range of used Ford Fiesta Active cars for sale

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Find a car

Use carwow to browse and compare used vehicles, advertised by a network of trusted dealers. You can search by make and model, or apply filters to find the perfect car for you.

Contact the dealer

Once you’ve found a car you’d like to buy, you can contact the dealer to arrange the next steps, whether that’s asking a question or taking it for a test drive.

Buy the car

When you’re happy to buy, you can do so at a fixed price, safe in the knowledge all models sold through carwow are mechanically checked and come with a warranty.

Used Ford Fiesta Active pros and cons

+ Comfortable and fun to drive

+ Pretty quiet inside

+ Perky engine options

- Cramped back seats

- Infotainment isn’t great

- You get more stand safety kit elsewhere

Is a used Ford Fiesta Active a good car?

The Ford Fiesta Active is a compact crossover that offers a higher driving position, improved ride height and off-roader styling. The car is based on the popular Fiesta hatchback, with some tweaks to give it a more rugged look and feel. It was introduced in 2018 and has been a popular choice for those looking for a small car with a bit of extra versatility.

One of the best things about the Ford Fiesta Active is its driving experience. It offers a comfortable ride, sharp handling and responsive steering, making it a pleasure to drive both in the city and on longer journeys. It is also relatively fuel-efficient, with some models offering up to 60mpg. The car is equipped with a range of basic safety features, including lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and a rear-view camera.

On the downside, the Fiesta Active is not the most spacious car in its class, particularly in the rear seats and boot. The rear seats are also quite firm and may not be comfortable for longer journeys.

Overall, the Ford Fiesta Active is a good option for those looking for a small, versatile car with good driving dynamics and safety features. However, its relatively small size may not suit everyone, particularly those with larger families or who need more boot space.

What to look for when buying a second hand Ford Fiesta Active

Because the Fiesta Active is a small niche within the wider Fiesta range, it’s difficult to get a good view of its specific reliability. However, because it’s largely the same as a regular Fiesta, we can get a good idea of how likely it is to go wrong.

Unfortunately, it might go wrong a lot. Although the Fiesta has been a hugely popular car over the years, the latest model doesn’t have a great reputation for reliability, regularly scoring below average in ownership surveys.

There is an upside, which is the fact that Ford’s dealers offer good service and parts and repairs are less expensive than most other companies.

One thing to watch out for is the diesel particulate filter on diesel models. This is designed to clean the car’s emissions, but it needs to get up to temperature to work. If the car has been used for only short journeys it can get clogged up and cause more problems than it solves.

Other than this there don’t appear to be any specific issues that cause headaches for owners, so stick to the usual used car buying checks when looking at a Fiesta Active. These include looking for damage to the wheels, tyres and bodywork and listening out for any strange sounds while driving.

Ford Fiesta Active FAQs

The Ford Fiesta Active is a variant of the popular Ford Fiesta hatchback with some added features for drivers who want a bit of extra versatility and off-road capability. It has a higher ride height, improved suspension, and plastic cladding around the wheel arches and bumpers, giving it a more rugged, SUV-style appearance. Inside, the Fiesta Active offers a similar interior to the standard Fiesta, with a high-quality finish and a range of features.

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