2017 Ford Fusion Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus

Wondering what the safest car to drive around West Valley City with the family is? Look no further: The Ford 2017 Fusion earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s most prestigious award for Top Safety Pick Plus; if you want a safe car, this is it.

The Award Winning Features

The IIHS doesn’t hand out awards to just anyone. The 2017 Fusion has improved on safety features in a variety of ways to earn this reward. Considering that Utah freeway speed limits have increased in the last year, this is a relief for anyone looking for a safe vehicle. The new Fusion has a custom crash prevention system, featuring automatic emergency breaking and low-speed pedestrian detection, so the car is actively helping you prevent getting into an accident before anything bad even happens.

If you are in an accident, the car has been improved so the seat belt and air bag work better together to prevent serious whiplash and head injury, which has been a major concern on Utah roads for years. The reinforced frame put into the Ford Fusion’s design makes it harder to collapse during a head-on or side accident.

Crashworthy: How the 2017 Ford Fusion Ranks

The IIHS award means that the 2017 Ford Fusion is one of the most crashworthy vehicles on the road. It doesn’t seem like that would be a good thing — since nobody wants to get into a serious crash — but chances are you will be involved in an auto accident at some point, whether it’s your fault or not. Consequently, it’s better to have a car that can take a crash on a Utah road over one that cannot. In order to be considered crashworthy, a vehicle has to score high on five different levels of safety, including head restraints and durability — all of which the 2017 Ford Fusion passed with flying colors this year.

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