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Ford Fusion vs. Honda Accord Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 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.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Ford Fusion   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Fusions, 4.6 months of data per Fusion, average 5300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2016 Honda Accord 24
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Accords, 3.3 months of data per Accord, average 3800 miles

 

2015 Ford Fusion 18
23.2919254658% 23.2919254658% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Fusions, 8.3 months of data per Fusion, average 11300 miles
2015 Honda Accord 15
15.8385093168% 15.8385093168% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  81 Accords, 8.6 months of data per Accord, average 8900 miles

 

2014 Ford Fusion 30
47.1428571429% 47.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  86 Fusions, 9.9 months of data per Fusion, average 22400 miles
2014 Honda Accord 14
10.5714285714% 10.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  122 Accords, 9.9 months of data per Accord, average 20400 miles

 

2013 Ford Fusion 50
73.8095238095% 73.8095238095% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  83 Fusions, 8.9 months of data per Fusion, average 34100 miles

Redesigned. First model year has been a little glitchy.
2013 Honda Accord 14
5.2380952381% 5.2380952381% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  138 Accords, 9.4 months of data per Accord, average 31900 miles

Redesigned.

 

2012 Ford Fusion 26
25% 25% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  68 Fusions, 8.9 months of data per Fusion, average 41900 miles
2012 Honda Accord 12
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  46 Accords, 8.6 months of data per Accord, average 43800 miles

 

2011 Ford Fusion 41
45.5102040816% 45.5102040816% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  56 Fusions, 9.5 months of data per Fusion, average 63800 miles
2011 Honda Accord 23
16.1224489796% 16.1224489796% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Accords, 9.7 months of data per Accord, average 72700 miles

 

2010 Ford Fusion 40
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  106 Fusions, 9.4 months of data per Fusion, average 76600 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
2010 Honda Accord 33
25.7142857143% 25.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Accords, 9.3 months of data per Accord, average 69400 miles

Some reports of oil consumption for both engines, most of them over a year ago. Honda has extended the warranty for this issue to eight years.

 

2009 Ford Fusion 28
9.34065934066% 9.34065934066% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Fusions, 9.9 months of data per Fusion, average 87200 miles
2009 Honda Accord 35
17.032967033% 17.032967033% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Accords, 9.3 months of data per Accord, average 87100 miles

Some reports of oil consumption for both engines, most of them over a year ago. Honda has extended the warranty for this issue to eight years.

 

2008 Ford Fusion 41
23.6263736264% 23.6263736264% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  51 Fusions, 9.8 months of data per Fusion, average 94800 miles
2008 Honda Accord 28
9.34065934066% 9.34065934066% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  83 Accords, 9.2 months of data per Accord, average 82300 miles

Redesigned. Some reports of oil consumption for both engines, most of them over a year ago. Honda has extended the warranty for this issue to eight years--now running out.

 

2007 Ford Fusion 74
55.4545454545% 55.4545454545% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 Fusions, 8.5 months of data per Fusion, average 108400 miles
2007 Honda Accord 45
25.3246753247% 25.3246753247% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  95 Accords, 9.6 months of data per Accord, average 109100 miles

 

2006 Ford Fusion 73
50.4926108374% 50.4926108374% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Fusions, 9.5 months of data per Fusion, average 111300 miles

First model year.
2006 Honda Accord 31
9.11330049261% 9.11330049261% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  75 Accords, 8.7 months of data per Accord, average 117900 miles

 

2005 Honda Accord 47
20.5357142857% 20.5357142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Accords, 9.3 months of data per Accord, average 129800 miles

 

2004 Honda Accord 43
14.7058823529% 14.7058823529% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  69 Accords, 8.5 months of data per Accord, average 140300 miles

 

2003 Honda Accord 76
34.2490842491% 34.2490842491% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 Accords, 8.0 months of data per Accord, average 155600 miles

Redesigned. Has long had a higher repair frequency than other model years.

 

2002 Honda Accord 74
32.7838827839% 32.7838827839% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 Accords, 8.7 months of data per Accord, average 152700 miles

 

2001 Honda Accord 64
25.4578754579% 25.4578754579% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 Accords, 8.0 months of data per Accord, average 175500 miles

 

2000 Honda Accord   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Accords, 3.3 months of data per Accord, average 162300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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Ford Fusion vs. Honda Accord Reliability Comparisons

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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
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.
 

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.
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.
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).
2010 2dr Coupe 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Reputation....Still new I have no personal experience
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.
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.
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.
2009 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
It is my 6th Honda. % previous ones gave no reason to suspect anything down the road.
2009 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Amazing reliability track record
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.
Honda Accord Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
window and trunk rattles
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.
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.
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
2005 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Long ago, someone warned me of Honda batteries being way too small. And what do you know, I did end up putting five batteries into our Accord over ten years. One of them, the alernator fried it. Another one just puked flat dead. Three others developed bad cells, always in hot weather. We live in high desert, we expect somewhat shorter battery life, but a battery every two years is too much. We've just bought a new Civic; this time I'll just plan on swapping batteries about every 24 months.
2003 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
cold start valve or cylinder slap after 53K miles
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.