Dearborn, Michigan – The 2011 Ford Fiesta has become the first mini-car to earn a Top Safety Pick from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) since the introduction of a new roof strength test. The award applies to Fiesta models built after July 2010.

The Fiesta is Ford’s eighth vehicle to earn the top designation, breaking a tie with Toyota for the most Top Safety Picks of any automaker, the company said.

To earn the Top Safety Pick designation, a vehicle must earn the highest rating of “Good” in front, side and rear crash tests, earn a “Good” score for roof strength, and be equipped with electronic stability control.


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