2006 Mercury Milan

midsize car / 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2006-07 models built after January 2006 and before February 2007

Tested vehicle: 2006 Ford Fusion SE 4-door

The Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, and Lincoln Zephyr were introduced in the 2006 model year. The Zephyr was renamed the MKZ beginning with 2007 models.

All 2006-07 Fusion, Milan, and Zephyr/MKZ models manufactured after January 2006 include a hard plastic "ramp" bolted above or below the carpeting near the base of the accelerator pedal designed to decrease right leg and foot injury risk in frontal offset crashes (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).

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the crashworthiness of a Fusion with the added part in a 40 mph frontal offset crash test into a deformable barrier.

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

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was low.

Postcrash photo indicating the added "ramp" intended to reduce loading on the right leg and foot in frontal offset crashes. (Cars built later in 2006 have the ramp hidden underneath the carpeting; Ford says hiding it does not affect performance.)

Side

Rating applies to 2006 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Ford Fusion SE 4-door without optional side airbags

The Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan were introduced in the 2006 model year.

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

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the damage to the occupant compartment.

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head being hit by the intruding barrier.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2006-10 models built before May 2010

Tested vehicle: 2010 Ford Fusion SE 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,394 lbs
Peak force 11,300 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.33

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2006-08 models

Seat type: Manual-power cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry