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3 Star Driver ProtectionUCSR Logo

Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.

Protection for other road users rating:
3 Protection for Other Road Users Rating - Marginal



Used Car Safety Report

The Ford Focus has been awarded a 3 star Driver Protection rating in the latest Used Car Safety Rating (UCSR) report. UCSR are reported annually by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. The UCSR report classifies cars according to where their rating lies in relation to a best performance benchmark. The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes.

Driver Protection Rating
Rating Result
5 Star Driver Protection Excellent
4 Star Driver Protection Good
3 Star Driver Protection Marginal
2 Star Driver Protection Poor
1 Star Driver Protection Very Poor

The Ford Focus also received a protection for other road users rating in the UCSR report. The protection for other road users rating indicates the level of protection that a vehicle provides for other unprotected road users (other car drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists) in the event of a crash.

Protection For Other Road Users Rating
Rating Result
Excellent
Good
Marginal
Poor
Very Poor

For further information on the UCSR please click here.

If you would like to view the new car safety rating produced by ANCAP please see the archived report below:



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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score32.46out of 37
Frontal Offset test15.66out of 16
Side impact test15.8out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points1out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP

The Ford Focus was introduced in Australia and New Zealand during 2005. Side curtains became standard in New Zealand early in 2007. Curtains are standard on the Australian XR5 variant and became optional on all other Australian variants from mid-2007. Side (thorax) airbags for both front seats and an intelligent seat belt reminder for the driver seat became standard on all models from March 2008.

The Ford Focus scored 15.66 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored 15.80 out of 16 in the side impact crash test.

Important note: The left-hand-drive European model with side curtains was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page. Australasian models have 2 or 2.5 litre engines.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags and antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) are standard equipment. Electronic stability control is standard or optional on all Australian variants but is only available on the Zetec variant in New Zealand. The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.

These seat belts also have load limiters. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 15.66 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.66 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 4 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved rearwards by 51mm. The brake pedal moved downwards 16mm. The steering wheel hub moved forwards 62mm, downwards 39mm and sideways 4mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 15mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash and could be opened with normal effort after the crash.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. There were no knee hazards.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 15.8 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 3.8 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The side crash test rating is based on a Euro NCAP test of a vehicle with head-protecting side curtains. The base model Focus in Australia does not have side curtains but ANCAP was provided with evidence that the same results can be expected for this model. It was not eligible for the optional pole test which earned the curtain-equipped model an extra 2 points and a 5 star rating. A separate ANCAP rating is available for the curtain-equipped Focus.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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2-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A separate pedestrian impact test is conducted. This test estimates injuries to pedestrians struck by a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h. The more stars the better (maximum 4 stars).

Tests on the bonnet showed that it offered good protection where a child’s head might most likely strike it. It also protected adult heads, though less well. However, the protection offered at the bonnet’s leading edge and by the Focus's bumper was found to be flawed.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
7.1 L/100km 169 g/km 7 /10 6.5 /10 3.5-Star Overall Rating


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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Scoreout of
Frontal Offset testout of
Side impact testout of
Pole test (Optional)out of
Bonus pointsout of
Data suplied by euroNCAP

Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* pts (out of )
Head/Neck pts
Chest pts
Upper Legs pts
Lower Legs pts
What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more

Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* pts (out of )
Head pts
Chest pts
Abdomen pts
Pelvis pts
What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
7.1 L/100km 169 g/km 7 /10 6.5 /10 3.5-Star Overall Rating


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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score34.46out of 37
Frontal Offset test15.66out of 16
Side impact test15.8out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points1out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP

The Ford Focus was introduced in Australia and New Zealand during 2005. In 2007 ANCAP published a 5-star rating for the curtain-equipped Focus. This was before ANCAP made ESC a requirement for a 5-star rating. Now all curtain-equipped Focus models also have ESC and so meet the latest ANCAP requirements for 5-stars.

The Ford Focus scored 15.66 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored 15.80 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the optional pole test.

Important note: The left-hand-drive European model with side curtains was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page. Australasian models have 2 or 2.5 litre engines. This updated rating also applies to diesel and sedan variants of the Focus.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Side curtains, as fitted to the tested vehicle, became standard in New Zealand early in 2007. Side (thorax) airbags for both front seats and an intelligent seat belt reminder for the driver became standard on all Australian models from April 2008 with curtains being standard or optional on all Australian variants. The New Zealand Focus has intelligent seat belt reminders for both front seats.

Dual front airbags and antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) are standard equipment. Electronic stability control and emergency brake assist are now standard or optional on all Australian variants and are standard in New Zealand.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. These seat belts also have load limiters. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


Find out more



Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 15.66 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.66 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 4 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved rearwards by 51mm. The brake pedal moved downwards 16mm. The steering wheel hub moved forwards 62mm, downwards 39mm and sideways 4mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 15mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash and could be opened with normal effort after the crash.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. There were no knee hazards.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more

Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 15.8 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 3.8 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags and scored four points for the head in the side impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more
2-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A separate pedestrian impact test is conducted. This test estimates injuries to pedestrians struck by a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h. The more stars the better (maximum 4 stars).

Tests on the bonnet showed that it offered good protection where a child’s head might most likely strike it. It also protected adult heads, though less well. However, the protection offered at the bonnet's leading edge and by the bumper was poor.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more
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Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
8.2 L/100km 194 g/km 6.5 /10 6.5 /10 3.5-Star Overall Rating

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