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4-door sedan

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2017 Ford Fusion shown
2017 Ford Fusion shown

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G
Small overlap front:
Driver-side

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G

G
Small overlap front:
Passenger-side

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
G

G
Moderate overlap front

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G

G
Side

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G

G
Roof strength

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 3,411 lbs
Peak force 17,527 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.14
Tested vehicle
2013 Ford Fusion SE 4-door

G
Head restraints & seats
Power cloth seat

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G

Superior Front crash prevention

  • Optional Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Optional Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go
Overall Evaluation
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
6 points total
This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point
In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points
In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
3 points

P
Headlights

Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
  • Platinum trim
  • Hybrid Platinum trim
  • SE trim equipped with Driver Assist package
  • Hybrid SE trim equipped with Driver Assist package
  • Titanium trim equipped with Driver Assist package
  • Hybrid Titanium trim equipped with Driver Assist package
  • V6 Sport trim equipped with Driver Assist package
  • Energi SE trim equipped with Driver Assist package
  • Energi Titanium trim equipped with Driver Assist package
  • Energi Platinum trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
Yes
Overall rating
P
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit Some glare

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.


  • Titanium trim
  • V6 Sport trim
  • SE trim equipped with Equipment Group 202A - Luxury package
  • Hybrid SE trim equipped with Equipment Group 202A - Luxury package
  • Hybrid Titanium trim
  • Energi SE trim
  • Energi Titanium trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
No
Overall rating
P
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination Some glare

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.


  • S trim
  • SE trim
  • Hybrid S trim
  • Hybrid SE trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
No
Overall rating
P
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination Excessive glare

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created excessive glare.

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.


M
Child seat anchors (LATCH)
ease of use

SE — cloth seats

1 2 3
Good
No hardware available
Acceptable
Tether anchor
Marginal
Lower anchors
Poor
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Overall evaluation
M
1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
Can be borrowed from 1 and 3
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors

Other safety features

  • Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
  • Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2017 models)
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
  • Inflatable seat belts (optional in outboard rear seats beginning with 2013 MKZ models and 2014 Fusion models)
  • Electronic stability control
  • Antilock brakes
  • Programmable daytime running lights