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IIHS FRONTAL OFFSET CRASH TEST RATINGS
Overall
G
Structure / Safety Cage
G
Restraints / Dummy Kinematics
G
Injury Measures
Head / Neck
A
Chest
G
Leg/Foot Left
G
Leg/Foot Right
A
2008 Ford Fusion IIHS Frontal Impact Crash Test Picture
2008 Ford Fusion IIHS Frontal Impact Crash Test Picture
2008 Ford Fusion IIHS Frontal Impact Crash Test Picture
2008 Ford Fusion IIHS Frontal Impact Crash Test Picture
Beginning with 2007 models manufactured after January 2007, structural reinforcements were added to the floor ahead of the front seats, and the hard plastic "ramp" bolted underneath the carpeting near the base of the accelerator pedal was modified to improve occupant protection in frontal offset crashes. In addition, the standard side airbags were changed so that they would deploy in severe 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 tested car was manufactured after all modifications had been made.
Injury Measures:
Measures taken from the head and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the neck when the head hit the roof rail indicate that neck injuries would be possible, but head acceleration from this hit was low. Forces on the right tibia and foot indicate that injuries to the lower leg and foot would be possible.
Restraints / Dummy Kinematics:
Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit deployed side curtain airbag and the roof rail above it.
IIHS SIDE IMPACT CRASH TEST RATINGS
Overall
G
Structure / Safety Cage
A
Head Protection
Driver
G
Passenger
G
Driver Injury Measures
Head / Neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis / Leg
G
Passenger Injury Measures
Head / Neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis / Leg
G
2008 Ford Fusion IIHS Side Impact Crash Test Picture
2008 Ford Fusion IIHS Side Impact Crash Test Picture
2008 Ford Fusion IIHS Side Impact Crash Test Picture
2008 Ford Fusion IIHS Side Impact Crash Test Picture
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).
Driver Injury Measures:
Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Passenger Injury Measures:
Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
NHTSA CRASH TEST RATINGS
Frontal Impact
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Side Impact
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