(Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 10:33AM by Laurel Steele)
Over the years, the Ford Focus has become known for its outstanding performance, cutting-edge tech features, and comfy interior. What you might not know is that the 2016 model hit a home run in the safety department. Those who consider safety to be paramount when choosing a car should consider a used 2016 Ford Focus for their next sedan.
The Focus truly shines with its tech safety features. An Edmunds review explains that using the Ford Sync system, the vehicle will automatically notify emergency services in the case of a crash. The system works by simply pairing your phone to the car. Parents with teenagers who have a need for speed can set parameters for the car’s speed limit and stereo volume using the handy MyKey system.
Upgrade to the luxurious Titanium trim level and you’ll be treated to features that make your time on the highway stress-free including a lane-departure warning system, as well as a blind-spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert.
The Focus was an all-star in government crash tests, receiving a five-star overall rating, as well as five stars for total side-impact protection and total frontal-impact protection. It received a “Good” score (the top possible score) from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in roof-strength, side-impact, and moderate overlap frontal-offset tests. The IIHS also awarded the Focus a “Good” rating for whiplash protection in rear impacts.
Take a 2016 Ford Focus for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington or browse our full used Focus inventory online now.