Ford corporate research shows that the Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr had the best quality showing of any vehicle in Ford's long history. Ford's year-end Global Quality Research System survey (GQRS) shows the three mid-size sedans have the lowest number of Things Gone Wrong (TGW) for any of the company's first-year vehicles. Along with the JD Power APEAL award for design, Fusion was recognized by Smart Money and Consumers Digest for best value and Parent Magazine as the best family car. The launch team points to the Strategic Vision Total Quality Award given to the Fusion for best quality in the hotly contested medium-size category. The Milan came in second.