Surely that’s the end of it. No?
In fact, it isn’t. MyKey, ironic as its name quickly starts to seem, grips several other areas as well. Those include rendering traction control and blind spot monitoring undefeatable, and the most obnoxious and effective constraint of all: top speed.
Top speed can be limited to 65, 70, 75, or 80 mph. It isn’t enough to keep novice drivers off highways, but a notification on the car’s TFT display announces when the car reaches that speed.
Limited at 80 mph in my tester, fiddling around I did discover something new about the Fusion Hybrid. While the car has been heavily criticized for not living up to its fuel economy claims, at 60 mph it actually comes remarkably close to getting 47 mpg.
Unfortunately, while MyKey will let parents enforce responsible driving, it won’t let them enforce environmentally responsible driving, with anything above 65 mph delivering sub-standard fuel economy.