2017 Ford Focus  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#63 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#126 of all 2017 vehicles


The Focus, a mainstay of Ford's lineup since 2000, is a small sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Focus packs some oomph. The Focus has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 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 2017 Ford Focus has a score of 73, implying a 0.052% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Ford Focus has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0516% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.8917%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0516% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.8917% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Ford Focus is 8% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Ford Focus is 0% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9223Hyundai AccentKia RioNissan SentraChevrolet SonicHyundai VelosterKia ForteVolkswagen GolfVolkswagen BeetleFord FocusSubaru ImprezaMazda CX-3Mazda 3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Ford Focus with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 23 to 92. The 2017 Ford Focus is safer than the 2017 Hyundai Accent, the 2017 Kia Rio, the 2017 Nissan Sentra, the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2017 Hyundai Veloster, and the 2017 Kia Forte and less safe than the 2017 Volkswagen Golf. It is about as safe as the 2017 Subaru Impreza and the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle.

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