Ford Fusion Earns Top Award from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The 2017 Ford Fusion has earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This huge honor recognizes the brand-new Fusion’s modified front-end design, as well as its available new active braking system. These top-tier safety technologies helped qualify the four-door sedan for the accolade.

Like previous models, the 2017 Fusion yet again achieved good ratings in the IIHS’ four other crashworthiness tests – moderate overlap front and side, roof strength and head restraints.

“The 2017 Ford Fusion is our most advanced car yet and we’re proud to see it recognized by NHTSA and the IIHS for its safety performance too,” said Bill Strickland, chief program engineer, Ford Motor Company.

Available in five trims, S, SE, Titanium, Platinum and V6 Sport, the new Fusion comes equipped with standard safety features like antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, front knee airbags and side curtain airbags. Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, driver drowsiness detection, a combined lane-departure warning and intervention system, a frontal collision warning system with brake priming, and inflatable rear seatbelts can also be had as optional on the 2017 Fusion.

Ford makes safety a top priority in all its vehicles, and this is made clearly evident in the Ford Fusion, which has received a number of new safety features for this model year. “Great new features include a pedestrian detection system and hands-free parallel and perpendicular parking capability,” said Strickland.

Earning a Top Safety Pick+ is difficult because a car must earn good ratings in all five crashworthiness tests and have an available front crash prevention system that secures it an advanced or superior rating.

2017 Ford Fusions are expected to hit our stores this fall. In the meantime, feel free to stop by our Houston dealership and test drive the 2016 Ford Fusion. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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