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Old 05-10-2008, 07:02 PM   #1
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The 2008 Focus crash rateings are out!

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2008 models
FRONTAL OFFSET TEST
OVERALL EVALUATION:

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


Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Test details:
The Ford Focus was restyled for the 2008 model year, and the restraint system (airbags and seat belts) was modified. In addition, side airbags were made standard (they had been optional in earlier models). Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Ford as part of frontal crash test verification. However, because there were no significant front structural upgrades, the structural rating of the current model is based on both Ford's test and the Institute's test of a 2000 model.

Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain and side thorax airbags deployed during the crash.

Injury measures — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Additional features:
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Antilock brakes (optional)
Tested vehicle specifications:
2008 Ford Focus SE 4-door
Class: Small car
Weight: 2,659 lbs.
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase: 103 in.
Length: 175 in.
Width: 68 in.
Engine: 2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings: 24 mpg city | 33 mpg highway
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:13 PM   #2
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:07 PM   #3
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i don't see any star ratings.... is it a firefox thing?
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:51 AM   #5
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A link would help (both for information that doesn't copy/paste, and for quoting original source).

http://www.iihs.org/ratings/rating.aspx?id=869
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:24 PM   #7
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As much as we complain about ford, at least they make decently safe cars with good crash test ratings. Well at least they better especially since they own volvo who is like the biggest saftey nut in the auto industry.
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It doesn't surprise me. All you have to do is look at the aftermath of some of the crash pics people post on here and see that they walked away with some scratches, cuts and bruises, but no major injuries.
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