How does a 2016 Ford Focus compare to its competition in Safety Near Cumming, GA?


 
  • Greene Ford Journal
  • Aug 20th 2017 - 92 days ago
  • Cumming, GA
  • Share This Story

Compared To Dodge Dart 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 Dodge Dart doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The Focus’ 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 Dart doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Focus (except S) offers optional Reverse Sensing System to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or, optionally, in front of the vehicle. The Dart doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

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 Dart 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 Dart 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, available blind spot warning systems 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 Dodge Dart:

Focus

Dart

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

201

241

Neck Stress

239 lbs.

334 lbs.

Neck Compression

54 lbs.

107 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

168/250 lbs.

640/499 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

207

239

Neck Injury Risk

39.5%

42%

Neck Compression

41 lbs.

161 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

404/227 lbs.

453/340 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 Dodge Dart:

Focus

Dart

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

293 lbs.

341 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

347

381

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

182

195

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

48 G’s

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




Compared To Volkswagen Jetta 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 Volkswagen Jetta doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The Focus’ 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 Jetta doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

Both the Focus and the Jetta 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, front and 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 Volkswagen Jetta:

Focus

Jetta

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

201

230

Neck Injury Risk

31.3%

32%

Neck Stress

239 lbs.

342 lbs.

Neck Compression

54 lbs.

87 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

168/250 lbs.

734/639 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

207

325

Chest Compression

.6 inches

.6 inches

Neck Injury Risk

39.5%

41%

Neck Stress

173 lbs.

213 lbs.

Neck Compression

41 lbs.

114 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 Volkswagen Jetta:

Focus

Jetta

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Abdominal Force

218 G’s

223 G’s

Hip Force

293 lbs.

321 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

347

423

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

14 inches

18 inches

HIC

182

204

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

54 G’s

Hip Force

698 lbs.

720 lbs.

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




Compared To Toyota Yaris 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 Toyota Yaris 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 Yaris doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The Focus’ 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 Yaris doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Focus (except S) offers optional Reverse Sensing System to help warn drivers about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or, optionally, in front of their vehicle. The Focus also has a standard backup monitor to help drivers see any and all obstacles behind their vehicle. The Yaris doesn’t offer any parking assist system.

The Focus’ 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 Yaris doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Focus’ 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 Yaris 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 Yaris 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 Yaris 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 and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.

The Ford Focus weighs 572 to 733 pounds more than the Toyota Yaris. 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 Toyota Yaris:

Focus

Yaris

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

201

219

Neck Stress

239 lbs.

341 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

168/250 lbs.

413/434 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

207

268

Chest Compression

.6 inches

.7 inches

Neck Injury Risk

39.5%

46%

Neck Stress

173 lbs.

227 lbs.

Neck Compression

41 lbs.

52 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

404/227 lbs.

541/337 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 is safer than the Yaris 5dr Liftback:

Focus

Yaris

Overall Evaluation

ACCEPTABLE

MARGINAL

Restraints

ACCEPTABLE

POOR

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

62 G’s

Steering Column Movement Rearward

7 cm

17 cm

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Max Chest Compression

19 cm

22 cm

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Hip & Thigh Injury Risk R/L

1%/0%

1.16%/.59%

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

MARGINAL

Tibia index R/L

.58/.42

1.16/.59

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 Yaris:

Focus

Yaris

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

125

157

Chest Movement

1 inches

1 inches

Abdominal Force

218 G’s

257 G’s

Hip Force

293 lbs.

440 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

347

450

Spine Acceleration

60 G’s

81 G’s

Hip Force

626 lbs.

824 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

182

353

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

46 G’s

Hip Force

698 lbs.

943 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 1.9% less likely to roll over than the Yaris.

For its top level performance in the IIHS moderate overlap frontal impact, side impact, rear impact, roof-crush crash tests, and an “Acceptable” rating in the newer small overlap frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the Focus as a “Top Pick” for 2015. The Yaris is not a “Top Pick” for 2015.




Compared To Scion iM 2016



The Focus’ 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 iM doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Focus’ 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 iM doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Focus’ 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 iM 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 iM doesn’t offer a GPS response system, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Focus and the iM 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 and available rear parking sensors.




Compared To Nissan Versa Note 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 Nissan Versa Note doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The Focus’ 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 Versa Note doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Focus’ 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 Versa Note doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Focus’ 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 Versa Note 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 Versa Note 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 Versa Note 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 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 Nissan Versa Note:

Focus

Versa Note

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

3 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

201

333

Neck Injury Risk

31.3%

47%

Neck Stress

239 lbs.

363 lbs.

Neck Compression

54 lbs.

140 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

168/250 lbs.

807/1020 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

2 Stars

HIC

207

404

Chest Compression

.6 inches

.6 inches

Neck Injury Risk

39.5%

68%

Neck Stress

173 lbs.

248 lbs.

Neck Compression

41 lbs.

141 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

404/227 lbs.

428/846 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 Versa Note:

Focus

Versa Note

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

125

136

Chest Movement

1 inches

1.2 inches

Abdominal Force

218 G’s

225 G’s

Hip Force

293 lbs.

403 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

60 G’s

67 G’s

Hip Force

626 lbs.

842 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

14 inches

17 inches

HIC

182

195

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

For its top level performance in the IIHS moderate overlap frontal impact, side impact, rear impact, roof-crush crash tests, and an “Acceptable” rating in the newer small overlap frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the Focus as a “Top Pick” for 2015. The Versa Note is not a “Top Pick.”




Compared To Chevrolet Sonic 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 Chevrolet Sonic doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

To help make backing safer, the Focus’ 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 Sonic doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Focus and the Sonic 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, available lane departure warning systems, 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 Chevrolet Sonic:

Focus

Sonic

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Neck Stress

239 lbs.

262 lbs.

Neck Compression

54 lbs.

60 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

168/250 lbs.

328/406 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 Chevrolet Sonic:

Focus

Sonic

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

1 inches

1.1 inches

Hip Force

293 lbs.

366 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

626 lbs.

761 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

182

197

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

53 G’s

Hip Force

698 lbs.

885 lbs.

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




Compared To Nissan Versa Sedan 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 Nissan Versa Sedan doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The Focus’ 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 Versa Sedan doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Focus’ 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 Versa Sedan doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Focus’ 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 Versa Sedan 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 Versa 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 Versa Sedan 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 and available rear parking sensors.

The Ford Focus weighs 409 to 685 pounds more than the Nissan Versa Sedan. 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 Nissan Versa Sedan:

Focus

Versa Sedan

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

201

311

Neck Stress

239 lbs.

418 lbs.

Neck Compression

54 lbs.

75 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

168/250 lbs.

751/789 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

207

561

Chest Compression

.6 inches

.6 inches

Neck Injury Risk

39.5%

62%

Neck Stress

173 lbs.

239 lbs.

Neck Compression

41 lbs.

162 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

404/227 lbs.

524/501 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 is safer than the Versa Sedan:

Focus

Versa Sedan

Overall Evaluation

ACCEPTABLE

POOR

Restraints

ACCEPTABLE

MARGINAL

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

0 G’s

Steering Column Movement Rearward

7 cm

10 cm

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Max Chest Compression

19 cm

24 cm

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Hip & Thigh Injury Risk R/L

1%/0%

1.81%/.7%

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

POOR

Tibia index R/L

.58/.42

1.81/.7

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 Versa Sedan:

Focus

Versa Sedan

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

125

216

Chest Movement

1 inches

1.5 inches

Abdominal Force

218 G’s

220 G’s

Hip Force

293 lbs.

556 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

347

686

Spine Acceleration

60 G’s

64 G’s

Hip Force

626 lbs.

687 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

14 inches

17 inches

Hip Force

698 lbs.

785 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 3% less likely to roll over than the Versa Sedan.

For its top level performance in the IIHS moderate overlap frontal impact, side impact, rear impact, roof-crush crash tests, and an “Acceptable” rating in the newer small overlap frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the Focus as a “Top Pick” for 2015. The Versa Sedan is not a “Top Pick” for 2015.

The Ford Focus has a better fatality history. The Focus was involved in fatal accidents at a rate 60% lower per vehicle registered than the Versa Sedan, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.




Compared To Fiat 500 2016



To maximize occupant safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus have pretensioners to 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 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’ 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 (except S) offers optional 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’ 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 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 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.

For its top level performance in the IIHS moderate overlap frontal impact, side impact, rear impact, roof-crush crash tests, and an “Acceptable” rating in the newer small overlap frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the Focus as a “Top Pick” for 2015. The 500 is not a “Top Pick” for 2015.




Disclaimer

Purchase prices plus tax, tag, title, and Georgia lemon law fee. Prices include the listed rebates and incentives. Please verify all information. We are not responsible for typographical, technical, or misprint errors. Inventory is subject to prior sale. Contact us via phone or email for more details.