Ford Fusion2007 models built before February 2007
results also apply to: 2007 Mercury Milan built before February 2007
SIDE IMPACT TEST
|Injury measures||Head protection||Structure/safety cage|
Important: Side impact crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle type and weight categories.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan were introduced in the 2006 model year. Beginning with 2007 models, design changes were made to the side curtain airbags and door structure and trim to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes. Also, side airbags became standard beginning with 2007 models (optional in 2006 models).
Further modifications were made to the front door trim starting with 2007 models manufactured after January 2007 (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door).
Two tests of the Fusion were conducted, one manufactured before the January 2007 front door trim changes were made, and one manufactured afterward. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings and rear passenger injury and head protection ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.
Note: the car tested first was one of the last 2006 models built and incorporates the design changes included in early 2007 models.
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that a fracture of the pelvis would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.
Rear passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.
Rear passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.
Left to right:
- View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.
- View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.
- Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.
- Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.
- Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard beginning with 2007 models, optional in 2006 models)
- Antilock brakes (optional)
- Daytime running lights (optional on vehicles sold to fleets)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2006 Ford Fusion SEL 4-door
- Class: Midsize moderately priced car
- Weight: 3,470 lbs.
- Side airbags: optional front and rear head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags
- Wheelbase: 107 in.
- Length: 190 in.
- Width: 72 in.
- Engine: 3.0 L V6
- EPA ratings: 21 mpg city | 29 mpg highway