Ford has done it, again! The 2013 Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid (available at Planet Ford) have been awarded a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration‘s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).
According to Ford, the Fusion and Fusion Hybrid feature the Personal Safety System, new safety belt technologies and a total of eight airbags which are designed to provide enhanced protection for vehicle occupants including redesigned seat-mounted side airbags that deploy lower in the pelvis area in addition to the chest and incorporate new venting technology to further enhance side impact protection.
This isn’t the first safety accolade. In December 2012, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the 2013 Ford Fusion a Top Safety Pick+, the highest recommendation the organization has for vehicle safety.
Top fuel economy, driver assist technology
Going further, Ford boast a variety of other features you’re sure to love. For example, the Fusion and Fusion Hybrid offer leading fuel economy and numerous technologies that help enhance the driving experience, reduce stress and assist the driver.
Fusion provides the broadest selection of fuel-efficient powertrains in the midsize car market. Consumers have the choice of a pair of EcoBoostfour-cylinder engines, a normally aspirated four-cylinder engine, an automatic start stop system to shut off the engine at stationary idle, front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive applications, and a choice between automatic and manually shifted six-speed transmissions.
Ford helps keep drivers alert, informed and out of harms way. Now, maneuvering parking lots and traveling open roadways is less stressful with Fusion’s available sensor-based BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert. The system utilizes radar to identify and alert a driver if a vehicle is detected in the driver’s blind spot. Cross-traffic alert provides audible and visual alerts when traffic is detected from the sides, such as when backing out of a parking space.
Available Active Park Assist makes parallel parking virtually stress-free. With the press of a button, the system detects an available parallel parking space and automatically steers the vehicle into the space. Drivers control only the gas and brake pedals and transmission gear position.
Other driver assist technologies available on the Fusion include:
Lane Keeping Assist
Adaptive Cruise Control
Hill Start Assist
Electronic Parking Break
When you’re ready to test drive the award-winning, all-new Ford Fusion or Fusion Hybrid, take the short drive down I-45 to Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring (serving Houston, The Woodlands, Aldine, Tomball and surrounding areas). Shop and save online anytime at www.PlanetFord45.com!