Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Ford Fusion 2003

1.4 Duratec , small MPV

Test Date: Jun 2003

Ford Fusion crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
11 (69.0%)
13 (72.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 11 (31.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Small Family Car category

The Fusion uses the same structure and running gear as the Fiesta supermini and performed similarly. The passenger compartment proved strong and suffered only minimal deformation in the frontal impact. The driver and front passenger ran some risk of chest injury from high impact forces fed through to their chests from the seat belts, however. Ford has worked hard to make the driverís knee impact area safe but some hazards remain. The car protected reasonably in the side impact for a model without a thorax-protecting airbag. Child protection was judged fair while protection for pedestrians was similar to other cars of this size.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Marginal
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor