For the past 10 years, the Fusion has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the 2018 Ford Fusion is no different!
That’s because this midsize sedan earned the following ratings during collision testing:
- Good in the driver-side small overlap front crash test
- Good in the moderate overlap front crash test
- Good in the side crash test
- Good in the roof strength test
- Good in the head restraint test
- Superior in the front crash prevention test
Achieving these qualifications has allowed the Fusion to be the standard in safety since 2008. We can’t imagine how many lives this Ford’s tech has saved in the Central New Jersey area alone.
How the 2018 Ford Fusion Keeps You Safe
There are so many standard safety technologies that come in every 2018 Ford Fusion model at our Union County NJ showroom location. For starters, 8 airbags come equipped to help prevent injury during a collision including:
- Dual frontal airbags for the driver & front passenger that includes the Personal Safety System that customizes how hard they inflate based on your seating position
- Front-seat side-impact airbags
- Front-seat knee airbags
- Side curtain airbags for the front & 2nd rows
A rear view camera is also included to help you back out of parking spots or parallel park, which can prevent frustration and fender benders. The 4-wheel anti-lock braking system and AdvanceTrac electronic stability control help ensure that collisions get averted by giving you more control.
If the Fusion is your family car and you have younger drivers, then the MyKey system comes in handy. That’s because it makes your precious teen’s ride safer thanks to the ability to control the top speed of the vehicle, seat belt notifications and the maximum audio volume.
We know that accidents do still happen, but you’ll be relieved to know that the onboard SOS Post-Crash Alert System will alert others when your airbag deploys or the seat belt pretensioner tightens.
Even More Ways to Stay Safe
Want even more collision prevention features? You can most definitely upgrade your 2018 Ford Fusion to get the safety you desire. For one, Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) is available, so you can have even more traction & handling in inclement weather conditions like rain, snow and ice.
There’s also an option for Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection that gives you a visual warning on the windshield and an audible warning to indicate you’re about to hit a car or person in front of you. If you still don’t hit the brakes, then they’re equipped to actually apply themselves automatically to possibly stop a crash.
If an accident does occur, passengers in the backseat can get some extra protection thanks to the rear outboard inflatable safety belts. They do a better job at holding occupants in the right position in their seat to more evenly distribute the impact energy to lessen injury.
There are several other safety technologies you can get in your 2018 Fusion. Those upgrades include:
- Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go
- BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert
- Enhanced active park assist
- Reverse sensing system
The 2018 Ford Fusion is available in 10 color options at our Summit, New Jersey dealership location including the new-for-2018 Blue Metallic that’s a more subdued version of Lightning Blue. Please contact the team at Salerno Duane Ford to learn more about this safe new sedan or schedule a test drive!