2014 Ford Focus Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government


  • 2014 Ford Focus Picture

    2014 Ford Focus Picture

    The 2014 Ford Focus small car has earned a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. | January 29, 2014

Just the Facts:
  • The 2014 Ford Focus small car has earned a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • The Focus received four stars in the frontal crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover test.
  • The 2014 Ford Focus Electric earned a perfect five-star score in all federal crash tests.

WASHINGTON The 2014 Ford Focus small car has earned a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The gasoline-powered Focus received four stars in the frontal crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover test. The ratings apply to sedan and hatchback versions of the Focus.

The 2014 Ford Focus Electric earned a perfect five-star score in all federal crash tests.

The 2014 Focus also earned the 2014 Top Safety Pick designation by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Focus received "good" ratings in all IIHS crash tests and an "acceptable" rating in the small overlap front crash test. The test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole.

Standard safety equipment on the 2014 Focus includes traction control with electronic stability control, six airbags and antilock brakes.

The Focus competes with the Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla.

Edmunds says: Buyers in this crowded segment get some important safety information, courtesy of federal safety regulators.

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