2018 Ford Focus  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#52 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#114 of all 2018 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 more than average horsepower for its class, the Focus packs some oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand 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 2018 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 2018 Ford Focus has a score of 73, implying a 0.052% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 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 2018 Ford Focus is 8% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Ford Focus is 0% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8950Hyundai AccentNissan SentraKia ForteM. Outlander SportMazda 3Mazda CX-3Jeep CompassHyundai KonaVolkswagen GolfHyundai Elantra GTVolkswagen BeetleFord FocusComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Ford Focus with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 50 to 89. The 2018 Ford Focus is safer than the 2018 Hyundai Accent, the 2018 Nissan Sentra, the 2018 Kia Forte, and the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and less safe than the 2018 Volkswagen Golf, the 2018 Hyundai Kona, and the 2018 Jeep Compass. It is about as safe as the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle and the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT.

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