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The 2018 Ford Focus prior to crash testing.

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ANCAP 2018 5 star

The Ford Focus was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in December 2018. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants.


Test Results Summary
Crash TestScore
Adult Occupant Protection 32.53 out of 38
    Frontal Offset Test 7.66 out of 8
    Full Width Frontal Test 7.51 out of 8
    Side Impact Test 8 out of 8
    Pole Impact Test 7.91 out of 8
    Whiplash Protection Test 1.45 out of 2
    AEB (City) 0 out of 4
Child Occupant Protection 43.00 out of 49
Vulnerable Road User Protection 34.80 out of 48
Safety Assist 9.38 out of 13
    Speed Assistance Systems     2.00 out of 3
    Seat Belt Reminders 2.50 out of 3
    Lane Support Systems 2.25 out of 4
    AEB (Interurban) 2.63 out of 3

Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags are standard.

All three grades of autonomous emergency braking (City, Interurban & Vulnerable Road User) as well as lane keep assist (LKA) with lane departure warning (LDW) are standard. Blind spot monitoring (BSM) is available on some variants.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Frontal Offset Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 7.66 pts (out of 8)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.36 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 4 pts

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated ADEQUATE protection of the driver’s chest and passenger’s lower legs. Protection was GOOD for all other critical body regions.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 8 pts (out of 8)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

In the side impact test, protection of all critical body areas was GOOD and the Focus scored maximum points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Full Width Frontal Test

Full Width Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Driver* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.77 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Rear Passenger* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.27 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts

In the full width frontal test, protection of the chest of the driver and rear passenger was rated as ADEQUATE, with GOOD protection of all other critical body areas.

What is full width frontal test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pole Test

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Pole* 7.91 pts (out of 8)
Head 4 pts
Chest 3.81 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

In the oblique pole test, chest protection was ADEQUATE, with GOOD protection of all other critical body areas.

What is pole test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Whiplash Protection Test

Rear: 0.38 points

Front: 1.08 points

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image

Child Protection Test

Protection was GOOD for all critical body regions for the 6 year and 10 year dummies in both the frontal offset and side impact tests.

The Ford Focus is fitted with lower ISOFix anchorages on the rear outboard seats and top tether anchorages for all rear seating positions.

Installation of typical child restraints available in Australia and New Zealand showed that all the selected child restraints could be safely installed in the rear seating positions.

Pedestrian Summary

The bonnet provided predominantly GOOD or ADEQUATE protection to the head of a struck pedestrian, with some POOR results only on the stiff windscreen pillars. Protection of the pelvis was GOOD or ADEQUATE. The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians’ legs, with GOOD results at all test locations.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
5.8 L/100km 134 g/km

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