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Ford Focus

Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI 'Trend', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Ford Focus

Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI 'Trend', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 33 pts | 92%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Good, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
15.0 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Adequate, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Adequate
SIDE IMPACT CAR
7.6 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.2 pts
Neck: Good

Total 40 pts | 82%
PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax baby safe plus ISOFIX
Group0
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax Duo Plus ISOFIX
Group0
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
4.0 pts
See comments
Total 26 pts | 72%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
16.0 pts
PELVIS
6.0 pts
LEG
4.0 pts


Total 5 pts | 71%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
ESP
Pass
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
Pass
passenger
Pass
rearNot assessed

Autonomous Emergency Braking
Lane Support Systems
Automatic Emergency Call (eCall)
Attention Assist


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI 'Trend', LHD
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2012
Kerb weight 1344kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies Focuses of the specification tested
Class Small Family Car.
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Electronic Stability Control
Seatbelt Reminder driver and front passenger seats


Comments

The rating of the Ford Focus has been upgraded from 2011 to 2012. The car is unchanged and test results have been carried over from the previous year. The 2012 rating reflects the performance of the Focus against Euro NCAP's latest requirements.

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment of the new Focus remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of all body regions for the front passenger, and for all body regions except the lower legs of the driver, protection of which was adequate. Ford demonstrated that a similar level of protection would be provided to the knees and femurs of occupants of diiferent sizes and to those sat in different seating positions. Protection of the pelvis was adequate in the side barrier test and was good for all other body regions. In the more severe side pole test, chest protection was rated as marginal but was otherwise good or adequate. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in a rear impact.

Child occupant
The Focus scored the maximum points available for the protection of the 3 year child in the frontal and side impact tests, and lost only a fraction of a point for the 18 month infant. A switch is available as an option which disables the passenger airbag, allowing a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. The test cars were not equipped with the switch and no assessment was done. Labels warning of using a rearward-facing child restraint in that seating position without first disabling the airbag were not available in all European languages.

Pedestrian
The protection provided by the bumper to the legs of a struck pedestrian was predominantly good. The front edge of the bumper offered good protection in all areas tested. In most areas likely to be struck by a child's head the bonnet offered good protection. While protection of an adult's head was also good in places most areas tested were rated as poor or marginal.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard equipment on all Focus variants and passed Euro NCAP's test. A standard-fit seatbelt reminder covers the driver and front passenger seats.

Rating reviews

May 2011 Rating published
Feb 2012 Recalculation
Sep 2014 Facelift review
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