2012 Ford Focus  RealSafeCars71Safety Rating

#54 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#110 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Ford Focus
The Focus, a mainstay of Ford's lineup since 2000, is a small sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. The Focus has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Ford Focus has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Ford Focus is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Ford Focus has a score of 71, implying a 0.054% chance of driver death (4.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Ford Focus has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0538% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.1432%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0538% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.1432% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Ford Focus is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Ford Focus is 5% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

8041Kia ForteHyundai VelosterToyota CorollaToyota Scion tCKia RioNissan SentraChevrolet CruzeSubaru ImprezaFord FocusHonda CivicHyundai ElantraDodge CaliberComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Ford Focus with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 41 to 80. The 2012 Ford Focus is safer than the 2012 Kia Forte, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, the 2012 Toyota Corolla, the 2012 Toyota Scion tC, the 2012 Kia Rio, the 2012 Nissan Sentra, the 2012 Dodge Caliber, and the 2012 Hyundai Elantra. It is about as safe as the 2012 Honda Civic, the 2012 Subaru Impreza, and the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze.

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