Safety

The Fusion scored well in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests, with ratings of Good (the highest) for front- and side-impact protection. Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags designed to protect front and rear occupants in a side impact are standard. Antilock braking is now standard on all Fusions, as is a tire pressure monitoring system.

The lack of an electronic stability system in the Fusion is a glaring omission, as the feature is being incorporated into other cars across the market, including competing models — and more affordable ones to boot.

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    Rear window wiper and washers
    Intermittent wipe Reverse gear wipe The rear window wiper will operate automatically when you select reverse gear if the wiper lever is in position B, C or D. Washer WARNING: Do not operat ...

    Starting a diesel engine
    Cold or hot engine All vehicles Note: When the temperature is below -15ºC (5ºF), you may need to crank the engine for up to 25 seconds. If you consistently operate the vehicle in such ...

    Front passenger sensing system
    The front passenger sensing system is designed to meet the regulatory requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 208 and is designed to disable (will not inflate) the front passen ...