The 2013 Ford Focus has earned top marks from NHTSA, scoring a five-star rating in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).
The NCAP tests look at performance in frontal and side-impact crashes as well as resistance to rollover. The Focus incorporates some exclusive safety features such as driver’s airbags that use a curve-shaped tether system to pull in the lower part of the airbag, creating a pocket to protect the driver’s chest and ribs.
Ford offers its MyKey system for the Focus as well, which allows parents to exercise control over the top speed their children can drive and the volume the stereo can be turned to, among other things.
The Focus also gets AdvanceTrac with electronic stability control and active park assist.