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2017 Ford Fusion Gets A 5-Star Safety Rating From The Feds

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The refreshed, 2017 Ford Fusion sedan, already an IIHS “Top Safety Pick+,” was just awarded a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The NHTSA safety rating applies to any 2017 Ford Fusion with front- or all-wheel drive, save for the plugin-hybrid “Energi” model. The redesigned Ford Fusion received four stars in the frontal crash and rollover categories, and a five-star rating in the side crash test. These ratings, in combination with a slew of available active-safety features, contributed to the car’s five-star overall rating.

The Ford Fusion’s five-star NHTSA safety rating isn’t enough to put it in a class above, however; according to Edmunds, each of its three chiefest rivals – the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Camry – also nabbed a five-star score from the government agency. The 2017 Fusion earned one fewer star in the frontal crash category, and one additional star in the side crash category, compared to the 2016 model.

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Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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