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Compared To Toyota Prius c 2017



For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Toyota Prius c doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Toyota Prius c doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The Focus Titanium’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Prius c doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Focus Titanium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Prius c doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Focus (except S) offers optional SYNC®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Prius c doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Focus and the Prius c have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front wheel drive, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available lane departure warning systems and rear parking sensors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Toyota Prius c:

 

Focus

Prius c

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

201

359

Neck Injury Risk

31.3%

37%

Neck Stress

239 lbs.

401 lbs.

Neck Compression

54 lbs.

262 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

168/250 lbs.

316/452 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

207

292

Chest Compression

.6 inches

.6 inches

Neck Stress

173 lbs.

270 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

404/227 lbs.

373/348 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Toyota Prius c:

 

Focus

Prius c

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

125

216

Chest Movement

1 inches

1.4 inches

Abdominal Force

218 G’s

276 G’s

Hip Force

293 lbs.

366 lbs.

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

347

374

Spine Acceleration

60 G’s

90 G’s

Hip Force

626 lbs.

991 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

14 inches

15 inches

HIC

182

198

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

49 G’s

Hip Force

698 lbs.

922 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Kia Rio 2017



For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Kia Rio doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The Focus Titanium’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Rio doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Focus Titanium’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Rio doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Focus Titanium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Rio doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Compared to metal, the Focus’ plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Kia Rio has a metal gas tank.

The Focus (except S) offers optional SYNC®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Rio doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Focus and the Rio have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available rear parking sensors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Kia Rio:

 

Focus

Rio

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

201

318

Neck Stress

239 lbs.

410 lbs.

Neck Compression

54 lbs.

75 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

168/250 lbs.

572/327 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

207

427

Neck Injury Risk

39.5%

46%

Neck Compression

41 lbs.

99 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

404/227 lbs.

560/81 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

A significantly tougher test than their original offset frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash tests. In this test, where only 25% of the total width of the vehicle is struck, results indicate that the Ford Focus Sedan is safer than the Rio:

 

Focus

Rio

Overall Evaluation

ACCEPTABLE

MARGINAL

Restraints

ACCEPTABLE

MARGINAL

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Head injury index

133

180

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

0 G’s

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Max Chest Compression

19 cm

24 cm

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Hip & Thigh Injury Risk R/L

1%/0%

1%/0%

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

POOR

Tibia index R/L

.58/.42

1.41/.54

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Kia Rio:

 

Focus

Rio

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

125

307

Chest Movement

1 inches

1.3 inches

Abdominal Force

218 G’s

327 G’s

Hip Force

293 lbs.

429 lbs.

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

60 G’s

85 G’s

Hip Force

626 lbs.

847 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

182

286

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

45 G’s

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

In a 31 MPH side-impact test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crashes a 3300 pound sled into the side of new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Focus Sedan is safer than the Rio:

 

Focus

Rio

Overall Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Structure

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

 

Driver

Head Protection Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Head Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Torso Injury Rating

GOOD

MARGINAL

Pelvis/Leg Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Head Injury Criterion

257

320

Shoulder Movement

34 mm

46 mm

 

Rear Passenger

Head Protection Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Head Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Torso Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Pelvis/Leg Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Shoulder Movement

29 mm

39 mm

The Ford Focus has a better fatality history. The Focus was involved in fatal accidents at a rate 79% lower per vehicle registered than the Rio, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.




Compared To Hyundai Veloster 2016



For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Hyundai Veloster doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Hyundai Veloster doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The Focus Titanium’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Veloster doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Focus SEL/Titanium has standard Reverse Sensing System to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or, optionally, in front of the vehicle. The Veloster doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

To help make backing safer, the Focus Titanium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Veloster doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Compared to metal, the Focus’ plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Hyundai Veloster has a metal gas tank.

Both the Focus and the Veloster have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front-wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras and available blind spot warning systems.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Hyundai Veloster:

 

Focus

Veloster

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

201

267

Neck Stress

239 lbs.

331 lbs.

Neck Compression

54 lbs.

257 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

168/250 lbs.

310/501 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

A significantly tougher test than their original offset frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash tests. In this test, where only 25% of the total width of the vehicle is struck, results indicate that the Ford Focus Sedan is safer than the Veloster:

 

Focus

Veloster

Overall Evaluation

ACCEPTABLE

MARGINAL

Restraints

ACCEPTABLE

MARGINAL

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

0 G’s

Steering Column Movement Rearward

7 cm

9 cm

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Tibia index R/L

.58/.42

.87/.73

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Hyundai Veloster:

 

Focus

Veloster

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

125

222

Abdominal Force

218 G’s

263 G’s

Hip Force

293 lbs.

609 lbs.

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

347

553

Spine Acceleration

60 G’s

80 G’s

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

182

248

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

In a 31 MPH side-impact test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crashes a 3300 pound sled into the side of new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Focus Sedan is safer than the Veloster:

 

Focus

Veloster

Overall Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Structure

GOOD

GOOD

 

Driver

Head Protection Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Head Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Torso Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Pelvis/Leg Injury Rating

GOOD

MARGINAL

 

Rear Passenger

Head Protection Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Head Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Torso Injury Rating

GOOD

GOOD

Pelvis/Leg Injury Rating

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Head Injury Criterion

222

380

Shoulder Movement

29 mm

34 mm




Compared To Nissan Sentra 2017



For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Nissan Sentra doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The Focus Titanium’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Sentra doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Focus (except S) offers optional SYNC®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Sentra doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Focus and the Sentra have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Nissan Sentra:

 

Focus

Sentra

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

201

293

Neck Injury Risk

31.3%

35.6%

Neck Stress

239 lbs.

305 lbs.

Neck Compression

54 lbs.

70 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

168/250 lbs.

195/290 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

207

353

Chest Compression

.6 inches

.8 inches

Neck Injury Risk

39.5%

45.4%

Neck Stress

173 lbs.

218 lbs.

Neck Compression

41 lbs.

137 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

404/227 lbs.

523/219 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Nissan Sentra:

 

Focus

Sentra

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

1 inches

1 inches

Hip Force

293 lbs.

569 lbs.

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

626 lbs.

865 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

14 inches

17 inches

HIC

182

202

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

42 G’s

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Kia Forte Sedan 2017



For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Kia Forte Sedan doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The Focus (except S) offers optional SYNC®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Forte Sedan doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Focus and the Forte Sedan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

A significantly tougher test than their original offset frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash tests. In this test, where only 25% of the total width of the vehicle is struck, results indicate that the Ford Focus Sedan is safer than the Forte Sedan:

 

Focus

Forte Sedan

Overall Evaluation

ACCEPTABLE

MARGINAL

Restraints

ACCEPTABLE

MARGINAL

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Head injury index

133

149

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

n/a

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Max Chest Compression

19 cm

21 cm

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD




Compared To Fiat 500 2017



For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Fiat 500 doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Fiat 500 doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The Focus Titanium’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The 500 doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Focus SEL/Titanium has standard Reverse Sensing System to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or, optionally, in front of the vehicle. The 500 doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

To help make backing safer, the Focus Titanium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The 500 doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Focus (except S) offers optional SYNC®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The 500 doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Focus and the 500 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front-wheel drive, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available blind spot warning systems.

The Ford Focus weighs 416 to 682 pounds more than the Fiat 500. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts. Lighter cars are also affected more by crosswinds.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Fiat 500:

 

Focus

500

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

201

384

Neck Stress

239 lbs.

406 lbs.

Neck Compression

54 lbs.

152 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

168/250 lbs.

436/571 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

207

301

Chest Compression

.6 inches

.6 inches

Neck Injury Risk

39.5%

49%

Neck Stress

173 lbs.

256 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

404/227 lbs.

479/866 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

A significantly tougher test than their original offset frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash tests. In this test, where only 25% of the total width of the vehicle is struck, results indicate that the Ford Focus Sedan is safer than the 500:

 

Focus

500

Overall Evaluation

ACCEPTABLE

POOR

Restraints

ACCEPTABLE

POOR

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Head injury index

133

151

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

0 G’s

Steering Column Movement Rearward

7 cm

7 cm

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Max Chest Compression

19 cm

19 cm

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

MARGINAL

Femur Force R/L

3.63/2.27 kN

8.2/4.2 kN

Hip & Thigh Injury Risk R/L

1%/0%

1.69%/.79%

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

POOR

Tibia index R/L

.58/.42

1.69/.79

Tibia forces R/L

2.6/3.7 kN

6.4/4.8 kN

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Fiat 500:

 

Focus

500

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

125

166

Hip Force

293 lbs.

684 lbs.

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

347

382

Spine Acceleration

60 G’s

70 G’s

Hip Force

626 lbs.

852 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

182

225

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

54 G’s

Hip Force

698 lbs.

1103 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Instrumented handling tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and analysis of its dimensions indicate that the Focus is 2.8% less likely to roll over than the 500.




Compared To Toyota Corolla 2017



For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Toyota Corolla doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The Focus Titanium’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Corolla doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Focus Titanium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Corolla doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Focus (except S) offers optional SYNC®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Corolla doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Focus and the Corolla have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems and rear parking sensors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Toyota Corolla:

 

Focus

Corolla

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

201

212

Neck Stress

239 lbs.

362 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

168/250 lbs.

314/513 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

39.5%

41%

Neck Compression

41 lbs.

78 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

A significantly tougher test than their original offset frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash tests. In this test, where only 25% of the total width of the vehicle is struck, results indicate that the Ford Focus Sedan is safer than the Corolla:

 

Focus

Corolla

Overall Evaluation

ACCEPTABLE

MARGINAL

Restraints

ACCEPTABLE

ACCEPTABLE

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Head injury index

133

154

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

0 G’s

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Max Chest Compression

19 cm

21 cm

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Tibia index R/L

.58/.42

.82/.49

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Toyota Corolla:

 

Focus

Corolla

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

125

154

Hip Force

293 lbs.

412 lbs.

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

60 G’s

70 G’s

Hip Force

626 lbs.

765 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

182

198

Hip Force

698 lbs.

868 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Honda Fit 2017



For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Honda Fit doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The Focus Titanium’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Fit doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

To help make backing safer, the Focus Titanium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Fit doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Compared to metal, the Focus’ plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Honda Fit has a metal gas tank.

The Focus (except S) offers optional SYNC®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Fit doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Focus and the Fit have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and rear parking sensors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Honda Fit:

 

Focus

Fit

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

201

251

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Honda Fit:

 

Focus

Fit

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

125

206

Chest Movement

1 inches

1 inches

Hip Force

293 lbs.

391 lbs.

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

60 G’s

81 G’s

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

182

305

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.