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What’s so active about a Fiesta Active? The way Ford talks, it’s the active things you do in it. It can take you slightly further up the bumpy track towards the sort of outdoor pursuits that fill the pages of car brochures. It’s 18mm higher on its springs than a normal Fiesta, and its wheels are set 10mm wider. It’s protected from the bashings of nature by plastic lower-body cladding. Up top we find roof rails – fully lifestyle compatible. Four-wheel-drive then? No chance. Though to be fair it does have an off-road traction-control mode that allows more slip, helpful on gravel and mud. But it’s little more than a low-budget attempt to climb gingerly onto the crossover bandwagon. So it’s just a contemptible piece of fakery.