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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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.)

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0601
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 9
Left (cm) 16
Center (cm) 15
Right (cm) 12
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1
Rearward (cm) -3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0601
Head
HIC-15 307
Peak gs at hard contact 37
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 26
Maximum Nij 0.32
Chest maximum compression (mm) 35
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.3
Femur force - right (kN) 9.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.46
Maximum tibia index - right 0.88
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 130
Right 127

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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
Driver head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier. This hit produced moderately high head injury measures, and head hits with intruding objects such as other vehicles, trees, and poles should be prevented.
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.

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

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

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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0534
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -7.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0534
Head HIC-15 649
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.3
Compression (kN) 1.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 53
Lateral force (kN) 2.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 50
Average deflection (mm) 39
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 7.54
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.67
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 4.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.4
Combined force (kN) 7.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 64
A-P moment (Nm) 44

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0534
Head HIC-15 242
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 38
Lateral force (kN) 1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 37
Average deflection (mm) 30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.70
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.66
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.8
Combined force (kN) 3.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 125
A-P moment (Nm) 28

How the side crash test is conducted

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

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Manual-power cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual-power cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 82
Distance below top of head (mm) 58
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.0
Head contact time (ms) 99
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 203
Max neck tension (N) 671

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted