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2017 Ford Fusion Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government

WASHINGTON — The upgraded 2017 Ford Fusion midsize sedan earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

On sale now at Ford dealerships, the 2017 Fusion received four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test.

The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the 2017 Fusion and the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid.

NHTSA has not rated the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi.

The 2017 Fusion earned the 2016 Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The sedan received "good" scores in all Institute tests.

Standard safety features on the 2017 Fusion include antilock brakes, electronic stability control and a rearview camera.

Buyers can also outfit the car with several advanced safety features, including inflatable rear seatbelts, pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, a blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert and forward collision warning with brake support.

Key competitors to the Fusion include the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2017 Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry also earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA.

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