2016 Ford Focus  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#65 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#121 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2017 Ford Focus
The Focus, part 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The Ford Focus packs some potency, exceeding the average 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 2016 Ford Focus is below average 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 2016 Ford Focus has a score of 72, implying a 0.052% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Ford Focus has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.052% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.9375%, meaning the average driver has a 0.052% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.9375% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Ford Focus is 8% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Ford Focus is 1% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8455Kia RioHyundai VelosterKia ForteHyundai ElantraChevrolet SonicFord FiestaVolkswagen GolfVolkswagen BeetleFord FocusToyota Scion iMHonda HR-VMazda CX-3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Ford Focus with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 84. The 2016 Ford Focus is safer than the 2016 Kia Rio, the 2016 Hyundai Veloster, the 2016 Kia Forte, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra, and the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic and less safe than the 2016 Volkswagen Golf. It is about as safe as the 2016 Mazda CX-3, the 2016 Honda HR-V, the 2016 Toyota Scion iM, and the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle.

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