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2013 Ford Fusion Earns New IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Rating

For 2013, the all-new Ford Fusion has managed to impress the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) so much that it’s been awarded the new Top Safety Pick+ recommendation, the highest available at the moment.
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Watch the video below, and see how the Fusion did in the new “small overlap” front crash, where not all of a car’s crumple zones can help keep you safe. The new 2013 Ford Fusion was already rated as a Top Safety Pick winner. This new rating, Top Safety Pick+, applies to all vehicles produced after mid-December 2012.

To get the new +, or Plus as we think the award will soon be known as, a car must score a ‘good’ rating in at least 4 of 5 IIHS evaluations, with no less than acceptable in any test.

“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.”

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