Upgraded technology and a smart redesign helped the Ford Fusion gain an important distinction: the Top Safety Pick+ from the influential IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety).

The addition of active braking saw Fusion’s performance in front crash prevention improve from basic to “superior”, giving the 2017 car “good” ratings in all five crashworthiness tests – “good” being the highest mark for crashworthiness tests.


A series of high tech advancements netted Fusion its first Top Safety Pick + award since 2012. The 2017 Fusion features a host of new features and technologies, from a pedestrian detection system to hands-free parallel and perpendicular parking capability.

Bill Strickland, chief program engineer, Ford Motor Company credits these “great new features” when declaring the 2017 Ford Fusion “our most advanced car yet.”

To qualify for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in all five crashworthiness tests and have an available front crash prevention system that secures it an advanced or superior rating.