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Ford Fiesta vs. Ford Fusion Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Ford Fiesta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Fiestas, 6.9 months of data per Fiesta, average 6800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2015 Ford Fusion 18
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Fusions, 7.2 months of data per Fusion, average 9200 miles

 

2014 Ford Fiesta 47
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  56 Fiestas, 10.0 months of data per Fiesta, average 21100 miles

Refresh including two new engines. Based on many reports for the 2011 and 2012, and some reports for the 2013 and 2014, potential common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission.
2014 Ford Fusion 24
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  88 Fusions, 9.8 months of data per Fusion, average 18300 miles

 

2013 Ford Fiesta 38
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Fiestas, 9.3 months of data per Fiesta, average 33000 miles

Possible common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission. Just a couple reports for the 2013 but many for the 2011 and 2012.
2013 Ford Fusion 45
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  94 Fusions, 9.0 months of data per Fusion, average 31100 miles

Redesigned. First model year has been a little glitchy.

 

2012 Ford Fiesta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Fiestas, 9.5 months of data per Fiesta, average 48700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Ford Fusion 31
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  73 Fusions, 8.9 months of data per Fusion, average 39200 miles

 

2011 Ford Fiesta 53
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  66 Fiestas, 9.9 months of data per Fiesta, average 66800 miles

First model year. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission.
2011 Ford Fusion 30
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  58 Fusions, 9.7 months of data per Fusion, average 61300 miles

 

2010 Ford Fusion 46
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  112 Fusions, 9.7 months of data per Fusion, average 73900 miles

Refreshed for this model year.

 

2009 Ford Fusion 23
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Fusions, 9.3 months of data per Fusion, average 82600 miles

 

2008 Ford Fusion 41
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Fusions, 10.2 months of data per Fusion, average 91900 miles

 

2007 Ford Fusion 57
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Fusions, 9.0 months of data per Fusion, average 104700 miles

 

2006 Ford Fusion 69
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Fusions, 9.1 months of data per Fusion, average 111000 miles

First model year.

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Ford Fiesta vs. Ford Fusion Reliability Comparisons

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Ford Fiesta

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 120-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Not one problem in 1 year and 10,000 miles. Just runs.
2011 4dr Sedan 120-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Ford has had great improvements in this area, I want a reliable car.
2011 4dr Hatch 120-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
Doors close with a substantial feel.
Ford Fiesta Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 120-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
First year production at a newly retooled Mexican plant makes it an unknown, but first year models tend to have more problems.
2011 4dr Hatch 120-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
Now that my transmission has blown at 2600 miles I am concerned about other repairs that may have to take place.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
So far, not one problem
2010 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I had a 2006 Ford Fusion SE V6 before my 2010 and it was an excellent car, and only got the 2010 because I fell in love with the looks of it. I put 65,000km on my 06 Fusion in 2 and a half years and no problems. It was a great and very reliable car.
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
Well engineered and assembled. Comfortable ride and handling. No rattles, loose trim, etc. Good fit and finish.
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
History of the previous model showed above average reliability in Consumer Reports
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
Consumer Reports says more reliable than Accord or Camry. After 9,000 miles, so far so good. We were going to buy an Accord but they have luggage mashing trunk hinges, but not the Fusion. Plus the Accords are ugly.
2010 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
I have had zero defects or problems in the 28+K miles on the car. The only complaint I have with the car is the sun visors are not user friendly, they have fixed detents and you can not get them to stay in the desired location without a little effort.
2009 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
When comparing reliability with some other cars I considered, Nissan Altima for example, I noticed that Ford Fusion owners rate its reliability close to the owners of Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
2009 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Built strong with attention to detail. Have heard nothing but good things from fellow Fusion owners as to weather they were happy they bought theirs or not, so I bought mine, and agree 100%
2009 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
feels solid, good reviews
2009 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Past reposting.
Ford Fusion Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
This is a new car in hyrbid that has no track record
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Absoulutely aweful. Put 2 clutches and 1 engine in this car. It was used as a family vehicle, but was in the shop more than we drove it.