The Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid has earned a highest-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The NHTSA tests measured vehicle performance and safety in frontal and side-impact crash tests, along with resistance to rollovers.
The 2013 Energi plug-in hybrid follows the Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid, which already received five-star safety ratings. NHTSA has elected to test plug-in vehicles separately from vehicles powered by gasoline internal combustion engines as the market share of electrified vehicles is increasing.
Among the Fusion Energi's features is a Personal Safety System with safety belt technologies and advanced front impact airbags.
The 2013 Fusion Energi also achieves EPA-rated fuel economy of 100 MPGe combined, including 108 MPGe city/92 MPGe highway.