The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the 2013 Ford Fusion and Ford Fusion Hybrid a five-star overall score in its New Car Assessment Program.
This is in addition to the “Top Safety Pick+” from the International Institute for Highway Safety.
Steve Kenner, Global Director of the Ford Automotive Safety Office, says:
“The Fusion and Fusion Hybrid exemplify the new face of Ford vehicles and demonstrate Ford’s commitment to safety in all its vehicles across the globe.”
The new Fusion features the Personal Safety System with new belt technologies and frontal impact airbags.
The Restraint Control Module (RCM) translates information collected by the front crash sensors, front outboard safety belt buckle switches, driver-seat track position and passenger seat weight sensor. Using this information, the RCM activates the safety belt pretensioners and determines how the dual-stage front airbags will deploy. This tailored airbag deployment is based upon system inputs received about the size, seat track position and safety belt usage of the front seat occupants.
Ford does everything they can to keep you safe by having new technology and safety features in their cars.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced recently that the 2013 Ford Escape has received a four star crash rating.
The 2013 Ford Escape was remodeled for 2013. NHTSA gave it four stars in frontal testing and rollover testing, and it received five stars in side crashes. So along with being stylish, safety is another feature of the 2013 Ford Escape.