Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Ford Focus 1999

1.6 , 5 door hatch

Test Date: Jan 1999

Ford Focus crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
11 (69.0%)
15 (83.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 10 (28.0%)

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The Focus delivers all-round crash protection. But, despite its four-star rating, further improvements are possible. In particular, the driver's left foot and lower leg needed better protection in the frontal impact. The Focus was tested without side airbags because they are optional extras but it still protected its driver reasonably in the side impact. The child restraints performed well although the three-year-old's head was not sufficiently contained during the side impact. And, in common with other cars here, pedestrian protection was inadequate.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Adequate Driver left femur - Adequate
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Weak
Driver right foot - Marginal Driver left foot - Marginal
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Marginal
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Marginal
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

The 1999 model-year has improved airbag venting, knee protection and brake pedal crash retraction. Rating applies to VINS from GCXC79000 and WPXC07000