Jones Ford Casa Grande - How does a 2017 Ford Fusion compare to its competition in Safety Near Casa Grande, AZ?


 
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  • Apr 30th 2017 - 83 days ago
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Compared To Lincoln MKZ 2017



Both the Fusion and the MKZ have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors, rear cross-path warning and driver alert monitors.




Compared To Nissan Altima Sedan 2017



The rear seatbelts optional on the Fusion inflate when a collision is detected, helping to spread crash forces over a much larger area of the body and limiting head and neck movement. This can help prevent spinal and internal injuries. The Altima Sedan doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

The Fusion offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Altima Sedan doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Fusion (except S)’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Altima Sedan doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

The Fusion has standard SYNC®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Altima Sedan doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Fusion and the Altima Sedan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Fusion is safer than the Nissan Altima Sedan:

 

Fusion

Altima Sedan

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

125

262

Neck Stress

200 lbs.

216 lbs.

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

59 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Fusion is safer than the Nissan Altima Sedan:

 

Fusion

Altima Sedan

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

74

98

Chest Movement

1.3 inches

1.4 inches

Hip Force

277 lbs.

493 lbs.

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

225

233

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

16 inches

17 inches

Hip Force

597 lbs.

711 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The Ford Fusion has a better fatality history. The Fusion was involved in fatal accidents at a rate 12% lower per vehicle registered than the Altima Sedan, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.




Compared To Buick LaCrosse 2016



The rear seatbelts optional on the Fusion inflate when a collision is detected, helping to spread crash forces over a much larger area of the body and limiting head and neck movement. This can help prevent spinal and internal injuries. The LaCrosse doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

The Fusion (except S) offers optional Reverse Sensing System to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or, optionally, in front of the vehicle. The LaCrosse doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

The Fusion (except S)’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The LaCrosse doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Fusion and the LaCrosse have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Fusion is safer than the Buick LaCrosse:

Fusion

LaCrosse

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

125

125

Neck Injury Risk

28%

30%

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Fusion is safer than the Buick LaCrosse:

Fusion

LaCrosse

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

790 lbs.

794 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

268

427

Spine Acceleration

46 G’s

54 G’s

Hip Force

597 lbs.

912 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The Ford Fusion has a better fatality history. The Fusion was involved in fatal accidents at a rate 11% lower per vehicle registered than the LaCrosse, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.




Compared To Chevrolet Impala Limited 2016



The rear seatbelts optional on the Fusion inflate when a collision is detected, helping to spread crash forces over a much larger area of the body and limiting head and neck movement. This can help prevent spinal and internal injuries. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

The Fusion (except S) offers optional Active Braking, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Impala Limited doesn\'t offer collision warning or crash mitigation brakes.

The Fusion offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Fusion (except S)’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Fusion (except S) offers optional Reverse Sensing System to help warn drivers about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or, optionally, in front of their vehicle. The Fusion also has a standard backup monitor to help drivers see any and all obstacles behind their vehicle. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer any parking assist system.

The Fusion’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Fusion’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Fusion (except S)’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Fusion and the Impala Limited have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and daytime running lights.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Fusion is safer than the Chevrolet Impala Limited:

Fusion

Impala Limited

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

125

223

Neck Injury Risk

28%

28%

Neck Stress

200 lbs.

279 lbs.

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

239 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Compression

.3 inches

.6 inches

Neck Compression

50 lbs.

59 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

14/11 lbs.

698/316 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Fusion is safer than the Chevrolet Impala Limited:

Fusion

Impala Limited

Front Seat

STARS

3 Stars

2 Stars

HIC

74

130

Chest Movement

1.3 inches

1.7 inches

Hip Force

277 lbs.

515 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

225

350

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

16 inches

16 inches

HIC

268

290

Spine Acceleration

46 G’s

63 G’s

Hip Force

597 lbs.

765 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ( IIHS) performs roof strength tests. In that test the Fusion earned the top rating of “Good” because its roof supported over four times the Fusion’s weight before being crushed five inches. The Impala Limited was rated lower at “Acceptable.”

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the general design of front seat head restraints for their ability to protect front seat occupants from whiplash injuries. The IIHS also performs a dynamic test on those seats with “good” or “acceptable” geometry. In these ratings, the Fusion with standard seats is safer then the Impala Limited:

Fusion

Impala Limited

Overall Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Head Restraint Design

GOOD

GOOD

Distance from Back of Head

11 mm

42 mm

Distance Below Top of Head

1 mm

46 mm

Dynamic Test Rating

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Seat Design

Pass

Fail

Neck Force Rating

Low

Low

Max Neck Shearing Force

18

57

(Lower numerical results are better in all tests.)




Compared To Chevrolet Malibu 2016



For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Ford Fusion are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Chevrolet Malibu doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The rear seatbelts optional on the Fusion inflate when a collision is detected, helping to spread crash forces over a much larger area of the body and limiting head and neck movement. This can help prevent spinal and internal injuries. The Malibu doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

The Fusion offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Malibu doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Fusion (except S)’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Malibu doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Fusion and the Malibu have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front wheel drive, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Fusion is safer than the Chevrolet Malibu:

Fusion

Malibu

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

125

173

Neck Stress

200 lbs.

937 lbs.

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

29 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Fusion is safer than the Chevrolet Malibu:

Fusion

Malibu

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Lexus ES Series 2016



The rear seatbelts optional on the Fusion inflate when a collision is detected, helping to spread crash forces over a much larger area of the body and limiting head and neck movement. This can help prevent spinal and internal injuries. The ES Series doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

The Fusion offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The ES Series doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Fusion (except S)’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The ES Series doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Fusion and the ES Series have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Fusion is safer than the Lexus ES Series:

Fusion

ES Series

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

125

153

Neck Injury Risk

28%

39%

Neck Stress

200 lbs.

388 lbs.

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

45 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

167/333 lbs.

446/567 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

254

304

Chest Compression

.3 inches

.4 inches

Neck Compression

50 lbs.

147 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

14/11 lbs.

520/514 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Fusion is safer than the Lexus ES Series:

Fusion

ES Series

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Max Damage Depth

16 inches

16 inches

Hip Force

597 lbs.

879 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Buick Verano 2016



The rear seatbelts optional on the Fusion inflate when a collision is detected, helping to spread crash forces over a much larger area of the body and limiting head and neck movement. This can help prevent spinal and internal injuries. The Verano doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

The Fusion (except S) offers optional Active Braking, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Verano offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature which would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

The Fusion offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Verano doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Fusion (except S) offers optional Reverse Sensing System to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or, optionally, in front of the vehicle. The Verano doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

The Fusion (except S)’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Verano doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Fusion and the Verano have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Fusion is safer than the Buick Verano:

Fusion

Verano

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

125

156

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

27 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Fusion is safer than the Buick Verano:

Fusion

Verano

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

225

284

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

597 lbs.

733 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Hyundai Sonata 2017



The rear seatbelts optional on the Fusion inflate when a collision is detected, helping to spread crash forces over a much larger area of the body and limiting head and neck movement. This can help prevent spinal and internal injuries. The Sonata doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

The Fusion offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Sonata doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Fusion (except S) offers optional Reverse Sensing System to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or, optionally, in front of the vehicle. The Sonata doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

The Fusion (except S)’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Sonata doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Compared to metal, the Fusion’s plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Hyundai Sonata has a metal gas tank.

Both the Fusion and the Sonata have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Fusion is safer than the Hyundai Sonata:

 

Fusion

Sonata

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

125

245

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

49 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

167/333 lbs.

198/433 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Fusion is safer than the Hyundai Sonata:

 

Fusion

Sonata

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

74

132

Hip Force

277 lbs.

408 lbs.

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

225

354

Spine Acceleration

61 G’s

74 G’s

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

597 lbs.

773 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.