How does a 2017 Ford Focus compare to its competition in Safety Near Camp Verde, AZ?


 
  • Jones Ford Verde Valley Journal
  • Jul 2nd 2017 - 166 days ago
  • Camp Verde, AZ
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Compared To Toyota Prius v 2017



For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Toyota Prius v doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The Focus Titanium’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Prius v doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Focus Titanium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Prius v doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Focus and the Prius v have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems and rear parking sensors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Toyota Prius v:

 

Focus

Prius v

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

201

208

Neck Injury Risk

31.3%

36%

Neck Stress

239 lbs.

407 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

168/250 lbs.

509/624 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Compression

.6 inches

.7 inches

Neck Injury Risk

39.5%

44%

Neck Stress

173 lbs.

219 lbs.

Neck Compression

41 lbs.

57 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

404/227 lbs.

562/549 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Toyota Prius v:

 

Focus

Prius v

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

293 lbs.

481 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Max Damage Depth

14 inches

17 inches

HIC

182

448

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

45 G’s

Hip Force

698 lbs.

899 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Toyota Corolla iM 2017



For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Toyota Corolla iM doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The Focus Titanium’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Corolla iM doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Focus Titanium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Corolla iM doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Focus (except S) offers optional SYNC®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Corolla iM doesn’t offer a GPS response system, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Focus and the Corolla iM have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems and rear parking sensors.




Compared To Chevrolet Cruze 2017



For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Chevrolet Cruze doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Chevrolet Cruze doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The Focus SEL/Titanium has standard Reverse Sensing System to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or, optionally, in front of the vehicle. The Cruze doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

Both the Focus and the Cruze have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front-wheel drive, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.




Compared To Kia Forte5 2017



For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Kia Forte5 doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The Focus (except S) offers optional SYNC®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Forte5 doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Focus and the Forte5 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.




Compared To Volkswagen Golf 2017



For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Volkswagen Golf doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The Focus Titanium’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Golf doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

Both the Focus and the Golf have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Volkswagen Golf:

 

Focus

Golf

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

201

454

Neck Injury Risk

31.3%

33%

Neck Stress

239 lbs.

352 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Volkswagen Golf:

 

Focus

Golf

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

182

247

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

45 G’s

Hip Force

698 lbs.

834 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Honda Fit 2017



For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Honda Fit doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The Focus Titanium’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Fit doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

To help make backing safer, the Focus Titanium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Fit doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Compared to metal, the Focus’ plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Honda Fit has a metal gas tank.

The Focus (except S) offers optional SYNC®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Fit doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Focus and the Fit have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and rear parking sensors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Honda Fit:

 

Focus

Fit

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

201

251

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Honda Fit:

 

Focus

Fit

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

125

206

Chest Movement

1 inches

1 inches

Hip Force

293 lbs.

391 lbs.

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

60 G’s

81 G’s

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

182

305

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Fiat 500 2017



For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Fiat 500 doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Ford Focus are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Fiat 500 doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The Focus Titanium’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The 500 doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Focus SEL/Titanium has standard Reverse Sensing System to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or, optionally, in front of the vehicle. The 500 doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

To help make backing safer, the Focus Titanium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The 500 doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Focus (except S) offers optional SYNC®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The 500 doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Focus and the 500 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front-wheel drive, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available blind spot warning systems.

The Ford Focus weighs 416 to 682 pounds more than the Fiat 500. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts. Lighter cars are also affected more by crosswinds.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Fiat 500:

 

Focus

500

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

201

384

Neck Stress

239 lbs.

406 lbs.

Neck Compression

54 lbs.

152 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

168/250 lbs.

436/571 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

207

301

Chest Compression

.6 inches

.6 inches

Neck Injury Risk

39.5%

49%

Neck Stress

173 lbs.

256 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

404/227 lbs.

479/866 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

A significantly tougher test than their original offset frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash tests. In this test, where only 25% of the total width of the vehicle is struck, results indicate that the Ford Focus Sedan is safer than the 500:

 

Focus

500

Overall Evaluation

ACCEPTABLE

POOR

Restraints

ACCEPTABLE

POOR

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Head injury index

133

151

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

0 G’s

Steering Column Movement Rearward

7 cm

7 cm

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Max Chest Compression

19 cm

19 cm

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

MARGINAL

Femur Force R/L

3.63/2.27 kN

8.2/4.2 kN

Hip & Thigh Injury Risk R/L

1%/0%

1.69%/.79%

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

POOR

Tibia index R/L

.58/.42

1.69/.79

Tibia forces R/L

2.6/3.7 kN

6.4/4.8 kN

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Focus is safer than the Fiat 500:

 

Focus

500

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

125

166

Hip Force

293 lbs.

684 lbs.

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

347

382

Spine Acceleration

60 G’s

70 G’s

Hip Force

626 lbs.

852 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

182

225

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

54 G’s

Hip Force

698 lbs.

1103 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Instrumented handling tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and analysis of its dimensions indicate that the Focus is 2.8% less likely to roll over than the 500.




Compared To Volvo V60 2017



When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Focus’ standard Hill Descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The V60 doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.

Both the Focus and the V60 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.