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Ratings on over 1,000 new & used models going back 5 years, from the Center from Auto Safety. Learn more about The Car Book 2018 here.

CarComplaints.com Notes: Ford changed a lot of things for its 3rd generation, just none of them were a good idea.

The transmission tends to hesitate and jerk when accelerating. The new electronically-driven power steering can fail suddenly and without warning. Even Ford's SYNC can be a headache. Actually, scratch that last one — it's always been a headache.

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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Driver FrontPassenger FrontDriver SidePassenger SideSide PoleRollover
2013 Focus 4 DR FWD***************************
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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

2013 Ford Focus 4-door sedan

2013 Ford Focus 4-door sedan Applies only to sedan/hatchback models.

Moderate Overlap FrontSmall Overlap DriverSmall Overlap PassengerSideRear1Rollover2
G Overall
G Structure
G Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
G Left Leg Injury
A Right Leg Injury
G Restraints
Full IIHS Moderate Overlap Crash Test report »
A Overall
M Structure
G Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
G Hip/Thigh Injury
G Lower Leg Injury
A Restraints
Full IIHS Small Overlap Driver-side Crash Test report »
Not tested. G Overall
G Structure
Driver
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
Rear Passenger
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
Full IIHS Side Impact Crash Test report »
G Overall
G Geometry
G Dynamic
Full IIHS Rear Impact Crash Test report »
G Overall
Full IIHS Rollover Safety report »

1 — Manual cloth seats.

2 — Rating also applies to the 4-door hatchback (5-door) version.

Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.

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