After scoring the highest possible grades in a battery of evaluations from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the brand-new 2013 Ford Fusion has been named a Top Safety Pick in one of the country’s most-watched measures of vehicle protection. As is the case with all winners, the Fusion earned the honor for its superior performance in the IIHS’ front, side, rear and rollover crash testing.
“The new Fusion is another example of Ford’s commitment to the highest standards of safety and we are proud that IIHS has recognized these efforts,” said Steve Kenner, global director of the company’s Automotive Safety Office.
Equally impressive, the 2013 Ford Fusion also is another example of Ford’s leadership role in automotive technology, which made for a definite advantage during the Top Safety Pick analysis. The Blue Oval’s strikingly designed mid-size sedan is up near the top of the Top Safety Pick list in terms of both standard safety features and available driver-assist technologies, including those mentioned below.