2013 Ford Fusion Named IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick Plus’

2013 Ford Fusion Named IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick Plus’

The 2013 Ford Fusion was just awarded the new “Top Safety Pick Plus” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

In order to qualify for the rating, a vehicle must earn “good” ratings in at least four of the five categories and at least an “acceptable” rating in the fifth. The new rating is the result of the IIHS adding its small overlap test.

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“Ford is thrilled to earn this new, highest safety distinction from IIHS,” said Steve Kenner, global director of the Automotive Safety Office. “The Fusion is a leading example of exemplary vehicles being designed and produced by Ford to the highest standards of safety.”

Safety features in the Fusion include blind spot monitoring, cross traffic alert, lane keeping assist, driver monitoring, adaptive cruise control and more.

Of course, those features wouldn’t help the Fusion in the IIHS’ new test. Crash avoidance technology isn’t the question there. Instead, the test is concerned with how well the car protects occupants in the event of a crash.

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