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2006 Ford Focus 4-door

Small car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    P
  • Head restraints & seats
    A
2005 Ford Focus 4-door shown
2005 Ford Focus 4-door shown
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (optional)
2
Electronic stability control (optional on 2001-03 models only)
3
Antilock brakes (optional)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
A
G
G
G
G
2013
A
G
G
G
G
2012
A
G
G
G
G
2011
G
A
G
2010
G
A
G
2009
G
A
G
2008
G
A
G
2007
G
P
A
2006
G
P
A
2005
G
P
M
2004
G
P
M
2003
G
P
M
2002
G
P
M
2001
G
P
M
2000
G
P

Applies to 2000-07 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
A
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Ford Focus was introduced in the 2000 model year and modestly restyled for the 2005 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the left tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2000 Ford Focus SE 4-door
Weight 2,707 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase103 in.
Length175 in.
Width67 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings25 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF00025
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)15
Left (cm)20
Center (cm)19
Right (cm)17
Brake pedal (cm)18
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)3
Right (cm)3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-1
Rearward (cm)2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF00025
Head
HIC-15183
Peak gs at hard contact41.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)35
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm)27
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)4.9
Femur force - right (kN)2.2
Knee displacement - left (mm)2
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left0.81
Maximum tibia index - right0.53
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left62
Right55

Applies to 2000-07 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
P
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
P
Torso
P
Pelvis/leg
M
Head protection
P
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
M
Head protection
P
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Ford Focus was introduced in the 2000 model year and modestly restyled for the 2005 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that serious skull fracture and/or brain injuries, plus rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. A fracture of the pelvis would also be possible, and loading to the shoulder was excessive.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures as well as a left femur fracture would be possible in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier, as well as the window sill and window frame of the rear passenger door and the pillar behind the door. These impacts did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE 4-door
Weight 2,707 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase103 in.
Length175 in.
Width67 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings26 mpg city / 32 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0417
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
1.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0417
Head HIC-151,161
Neck
Tension (kN)2.7
Compression (kN)1.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)68
Lateral force (kN)3.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)58
Average deflection (mm)47
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)7.67
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.80
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)3.1
Acetabulum force (kN)3.7
Combined force (kN)6.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.1
L-M moment (Nm)123
A-P moment (Nm) 43

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0417
Head HIC-15495
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Compression (kN)0.9
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)52
Lateral force (kN)2.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)48
Average deflection (mm)39
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.45
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.72
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.4
Acetabulum force (kN)1.9
Combined force (kN)1.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)2.0
L-M moment (Nm)308
A-P moment (Nm) 38

Applies to 2006-07 models

Overall evaluation
A
Dynamic rating
A
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Head restraints & seats ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)10
Distance below top of head (mm)60
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)9.6
Head contact time (ms)91
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)90
Max neck tension (N)571

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