2004 Ford Focus

small car / 4-door sedan

2004 Ford Focus 4-door sedan
2001 Ford Focus 4-door sedan shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2000-07 models

Tested vehicle: 2000 Ford Focus SE 4-door

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

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

Loading of the head into the airbag is shown in this photo taken during the crash test.

Footwell intrusion contributed to the possibility of injury to the lower left leg.

Side

Rating applies to 2000-07 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE 4-door without optional side airbags

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

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier, producing high head injury measures.
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
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.

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head being hit by the intruding barrier.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was hit by the window sill and window frame of the rear passenger door and the pillar behind the door. The head was also hit by the intruding barrier (not shown).

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2001-05 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry