Like the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid before it, the 2013 Ford Focus Electric has recently been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and passed with flying colors, getting an overall rating of 5 stars out of 5.
This is good news for those who are taking a second-look at the 2013 Focus EV because of the recent price cuts.
The Focus' airbags have some interesting features that no doubt help it fare better in crash-tests (and hopefully real-world crashes too):
Focus Electric features front and side airbag technologies to tailor deployment to individual occupants. The driver’s airbag uses a reconfigured curve-shaped tether system that pulls in the lower section to create a “pocket” to help lessen the impact of the airbag on the driver’s chest and ribs in frontal crashes. Innovative side airbags feature unique shoulder vents that stay open and reduce pressure for smaller occupants who typically benefit from reduced forces. (source)