ANNOUNCEMENT: The Car Book 2018 is now online!

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: The 2016 Ford Focus & its "Powershift" transmission has a defect trend where the car shudders when accelerating, especially when starting uphill.

Most owners have reported their Ford Focus remains driveable while the vehicle is still at low mileage, but the shuddering is annoying & unpleasant & may reduce the resale value of the vehicle.

However, owners of higher-mileage vehicles from earlier 3rd generation Focus model years report transmission failure & a host of other major & expensive transmission-related problems. Potential buyers beware.

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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Driver FrontPassenger FrontDriver SidePassenger SideSide PoleRollover
2016 Focus 4 DR FWD****************************
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2016 Focus 5 HB FWD****************************
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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

2016 Ford Focus 4-door hatchback

Moderate Overlap FrontSmall Overlap DriverSmall Overlap PassengerSideRearRollover
Not tested. Not tested. Not tested. Not tested. Not tested. Not tested.

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

2016 Ford Focus 4-door sedan

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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