2017 Fusion Earns Top Safety Pick+ Award from IIHS

Last year, the 2016 Ford Fusion earned a 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) -- but that wasn't enough for us. In many ways, the other major car-safety organization, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), are even bigger safety-nerds.

The NHTSA smashes cars straight into a wall to see how they protect passengers against frontal crashes, and in that regard, both the 2016 and the newly-redesigned 2017 Fusion performed remarkably well. Unfortunately, most crashes in real life are not direct hits into a wall. Most are against other cars, and in most car-on-car crashes, only a small part of their frontal widths overlap.

Thus, in 2012, the IIHS began conducting the "small-overlap front" test.

And in 2012, we all found out how poorly our cars protect us from those types of collisions.

The good news is, with the feedback coming out of the IIHS about these types of hitherto-untested-for crashes, automakers everywhere are catching up, and making cars safer than ever before. We're proud to say that the 2017 Ford Fusion earned the highest rating for protecting drivers in a small-overlap collision, and earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+.

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