Monday, August 30, 2010
2011 Ford Fiesta has earned Top Safety
The 2011 Ford Fiesta has earned Top Safety Pick honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the first minicar to earn the designation.
The 2011 Fiesta earned the Top Safety Pick moniker by featuring standard stability control, Side Protection and Cabin Enhancement (SPACE) architecture and an impressive number of airbags including a driver's knee airbag, dual-stage first-row airbags and side-impact and side curtain airbags.
The 2011 Ford Fiesta -- those built after July of this year -- has just been awarded a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The award's standards changed recently when rollover protection was emphasized with a more stringent roof strength requirement.
The Fiesta earned good ratings in the front, side, rear, and rollover tests, but also has stability control as standard equipment.
The 2011 Ford Fiesta is the first minicar to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Top Safety Pick award since the addition of rollover roof strength testing. The 2011 Fiesta scored "good," the top rating from the IIHS, in front, side, rollover and rear crash protection while featuring electronic stability control standard on all models. Fully loaded, the 2011 Fiesta can reach above $23,000--well into midsize sedan territory.