NHTSA: 2013 Ford Fusion Energi gets 5-star rating image

The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi has been recently tested by the NHTSA and the model has received a 5-star overall rating, becoming one of the safest cars in its segment.

The brand new Ford Fusion Energi has recently received a 5-star overall rating, after being crash tested by the safety specialists at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is one more good news for the North American based automaker, after the 2013 Ford Fusion lineup has been considered a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), for cars produced after December 2012. The Chevy Volt has also received a 5-star overall rating, but the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid has received a 4-star overall rating.

As a quick reminder, the cheapest version of the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi can be yours from 39,495 USD, which is significantly more than the 27,200 USD of the Ford Fusion Hybrid. Choosing the Fusion Energi for 5 years will save you approximately 6,850 USD, compared to a regular car, so the obvious choice would be the Fusion Hybrid. The Ford Fusion Energi is coming with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine, with a lithium-ion battery pack and with an electric motor, which are allowing the hybrid powertran to develop a total output of 188 BHP (140 kW).