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NHTSA Gives 2013 Ford Focus a Five Star Safety Rating

November 26, 2012

The 2013 Ford Focus.
The 2013 Ford Focus.

DEARBORN, MI – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tested Ford’s 2013-MY Ford Focus and announced it earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing program. NCAP evaluates vehicle performance in front and side-impact crash tests and in resisting rollover.

In terms of safety technologies on the 2013-MY Focus, the vehicle comes equipped with Ford’s Safety Canopy curtain airbags, which use a curve-shaped tether system that pulls in the airbag’s lower section to lessen the impact of the airbag on the driver’s chest and ribs in frontal crashes.

The vehicle also comes with Ford’s AdvanceTrac with electronic stability contro; Ford SYNC with voice recognition to help keep the driver’s eyes on the road; MyKey, which can limit a vehicle’s top speed, block incoming phone calls and text messages, and limit stereo volume; and active park assist, which can parallel park the vehicle for the driver.

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