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Government says two Ford vehicles most dangerous in rollover, impact tests
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WASHINGTON A pair of 2005 Ford vehicles are the worst performers in new government crash and rollover tests.

The two-door Focus and the Ranger four-by-four pickup got the worst ratings by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The agency says the rear passenger is at risk of serious injury when the Focus is hit in the side in a 38-and-a-half-mile-an-hour test. That's without side air bags, which Ford offers for an extra 350-dollars.

The Focus got three out of five stars for driver's side protection and four out of five stars for rear passenger protection.

The Ranger and its corporate twin, the Mazda B-Series four-by-four, earned two stars in rollover ratings -- the lowest of ten pickups tested. They have a more-than 30 percent chance of rolling over in a crash.

The 2005 Subaru Outback is the only vehicle to earn five stars on all front and side-impact tests.

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