The Safest Ford Fusion Ever Just Earned a Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS

The 2017 Ford Fusion, we can confidently claim, is the safest Fusion ever made. Though the flagship sedan model has a long history of earning awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and receiving high ratings from the NHTSA, this year is different.

Since the IIHS began conducting the small-overlap-front crash test in 2012, the Fusion has been rated as "acceptable" in that category. Acceptable means that in a 40mph small-overlap collision (the speed the test is performed at), you'll probably be okay, but some of the sedan's structural integrity will be compromised, and there's a chance of injury.

A "good" rating means, in theory, the cabin remains completely intact with no intrusions of warping of the safety cage, and you will probably walk away without a scratch.

Of course every collision is different, and there are thousands of factors at play in a real-world scenario. Still, a higher rating means you have a better chance, all else equal.

This year, the facelifted 2017 Fusion finally shook off its acceptable rating in the small-overlap test, and ascended to the highest level, good. At John Kennedy Ford Pottstown, we're proud to have it in our new inventory, along with our other popular Top Safety Pick, the F-150.

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