October 25th, 2017
- 2017 Ford Fusion earns good ratings in all five crashworthiness tests, resulting in rare Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
- New modified front-end structure cited for good performance in small overlap front test
- 2017 Fusion's front crash prevention system, including new optionsl active braking system, earns a superior rating
Like previous Fusion models, the 2017 car earns good ratings again in the agency's four other crashworthiness tests - moderate overlap front, 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. "Great new features include a pedestrian detection system and hands-free parallel and perpendicular parking capability, as well as existing optional lane-keeping assist and Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert."