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Ford Fusion vs. Honda Accord Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. 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.
Model Percent of Average  
2016 Honda Accord
26.5714285714% Best 84% Worst
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2013 - 2016 Ford Fusion
40.2857142857% Best 108% Worst
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2013 - 2015 Honda Accord
12.8571428571% Best 60% Worst
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2008 - 2012 Honda Accord
13.4285714286% Best 61% Worst
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2010 - 2012 Ford Fusion
31.1428571429% Best 92% Worst
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2006 - 2009 Ford Fusion
39.7142857143% Best 107% Worst
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2006 - 2007 Honda Accord
18% Best 69% Worst
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2003 - 2005 Honda Accord
19.7142857143% Best 72% Worst
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2001 - 2002 Honda Accord
30% Best 90% Worst
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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 full 2011 Ford Fusion review
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. full 2010 Ford Fusion review
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. full 2010 Ford Fusion review
2010 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed manual FWD
History of the previous model showed above average reliability in Consumer Reports full 2010 Ford Fusion review
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. full 2010 Ford Fusion review
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. full 2010 Ford Fusion review
2009 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Past reposting. full 2009 Ford Fusion review
2009 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Past results have been favorable and I have had no issue after 2900 miles. full 2009 Ford Fusion review
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. full 2009 Ford Fusion review
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% full 2009 Ford Fusion review
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 full 2010 Ford Fusion review
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. full 2006 Ford Fusion review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Honda Accord

Honda Accord Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearComment
2013 Year after year, the Honda Accord has proved a reliable car. Of the 16 model years covered by TrueDelta's Car Reliability Survey, all but one get a "happy face." In contrast, the Genesis Coupe had a rough start back in 2009, and in the past year has required a moderate number of repairs. full 2013 Honda Accord review
2014 This "why to buy" is tentative. While the regular Accord's reliability has been excellent, Honda has produced some decidedly unreliable hybrids in the past. So I'd like to see more time and miles before declaring the new Accord Hybrid glitch-free. The new Fusion had a glitchy first year, including poor panel fits, but has improved since. full 2014 Honda Accord review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Honda Accord

Honda Accord Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 278-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
It's been fairly reliable. I have put nearly 80,000 miles and so far I have only had to deal with brakes. full 2013 Honda Accord review
2012 2dr Coupe 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
Our past Hondas have been the most reliable cars we've owned. I would expect the Accord Coupe to be much more reliable long-term than the Volkswagen. full 2012 Honda Accord review
2011 4dr Sedan 177-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Now approaching 140,000 miles and other than 2 sets of tires, only cost has been maintenance as called for by Miantenance Minder. I drove an 2008 Accord to 150,000 and passed on to a family member with similar experience (although brakes had been replaced). full 2011 Honda Accord review
2010 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Wife had an Accord from 2000 and very little ever went wrong with it until it dropped the transmission July 2009. No brainer to get another one to serve as the every-day family car. full 2010 Honda Accord review
2010 4dr Sedan 177-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
After owning and repairing many European cars, it is comforting to know that the Accord is much more likely than not to have extraordinary reliability and durability. It is a calming feeling. full 2010 Honda Accord review
2010 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
I drove each of my Accords for more than 14 years with no major repairs. full 2010 Honda Accord review
2010 2dr Coupe 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Reputation....Still new I have no personal experience full 2010 Honda Accord review
2009 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Consumer Reports and many owner reviews confirm the Accord is a reliable car, maintaining its pluses even after high mileage. full 2009 Honda Accord review
2009 4dr Sedan 177-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
same as above full 2009 Honda Accord review
2009 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
full 2009 Honda Accord review
Honda Accord Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
window and trunk rattles full 2008 Honda Accord review
2006 2dr Coupe 244-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
This car has been at the dealer almost once every couple of months, it feels like the car is just falling apart in my hands. Just the other day the power window controls fell out of the door. The transmission sometimes refuses to go into gear from Park full 2006 Honda Accord review
2006 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
My issue with the accord is at 38,000 miles I was told I had a broken motor mount. I am not sure why or how a broken motor mount would occur in under 3 years of ownership. I found that annoying because the car was maintained and not beaten on and this happens. Nothing better than coughing up $700.00 just before your child is born. full 2006 Honda Accord review
2006 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Another issue I had was around 60,000 miles, I had to replace the power steering pump. I heard this whine sound from under my hood and next thing I know, I am coughing up another $500 to replace the pump. I had all the fluids changed when recommended and this still happened. Between the motor mount and power steering pump, I have spent $1300 more on this accord than I did on my 99 Camry. full 2006 Honda Accord review
2003 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
cold start valve or cylinder slap after 53K miles full 2003 Honda Accord review
2002 2dr Coupe 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
I bought the car so I could drive it, change the oil, and keep driving it. But from faulty fog lights, worn radio controls, two transmissions, two alternators, and numerous rattles, I have not reached my goal of maintenance-free driving and quality. full 2002 Honda Accord review