The 2013 Ford Fusion has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Although the Top Safety Pick award has been around for years, the Top Safety Pick+ is a new award this year, which recognizes vehicles that go beyond the criteria for their standard Top Safety Pick rating.
The IIHS added a new crash test this year, bringing their total to 5: moderate overlap front, side, rollover, rear, and the new small overlap front crash tests. All new vehicles undergo these 5 tests and receive one of four ratings – good, acceptable, marginal, or poor. In order to be named a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must score the top rating of good in the moderate overlap front, side, rollover, and rear crash tests, regardless of their score in the small overlap front test. To achieve the more highly regarded Top Safety Pick+, a new vehicle must receive a good rating in at least 4 of the 5 crash tests, and a rating of either good or average in the fifth test.
Stop by Sanderson Ford to check out the Top Safety Pick+ Ford Fusion today!