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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2015 Ford Fusion   17 Fusions, 4.4 months of data per Fusion, average 3500 miles

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2015 Honda Accord 26 Accords, 3.2 months of data per Accord, average 3300 miles0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Ford Fusion 79 Fusions, 8.4 months of data per Fusion, average 9500 miles29
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Honda Accord 121 Accords, 8.9 months of data per Accord, average 9300 miles13
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Ford Fusion 100 Fusions, 9.2 months of data per Fusion, average 21400 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problems with fuel tank not filling properly (now recalled) and poorly fitting trim.
38
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Honda Accord 150 Accords, 9.7 months of data per Accord, average 20200 miles

Redesigned.
12
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Ford Fusion 73 Fusions, 8.9 months of data per Fusion, average 30300 miles26
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Honda Accord 47 Accords, 9.5 months of data per Accord, average 31400 miles3
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Ford Fusion 57 Fusions, 10.0 months of data per Fusion, average 51800 miles27
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Honda Accord 34 Accords, 9.1 months of data per Accord, average 55600 miles16
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Ford Fusion 112 Fusions, 9.6 months of data per Fusion, average 65300 miles

Refreshed for this model year. Common problem with the throttle body on both the non-hybrid 4-cylinder and 3.0 V6.
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50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Honda Accord 44 Accords, 9.0 months of data per Accord, average 52300 miles18
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Ford Fusion 27 Fusions, 8.9 months of data per Fusion, average 70200 miles20
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Honda Accord 49 Accords, 9.1 months of data per Accord, average 72600 miles21
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Ford Fusion 56 Fusions, 9.6 months of data per Fusion, average 83900 miles36
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda Accord 82 Accords, 9.7 months of data per Accord, average 75100 miles

Redesigned.
33
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Ford Fusion 53 Fusions, 9.3 months of data per Fusion, average 100100 miles54
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Honda Accord 102 Accords, 9.6 months of data per Accord, average 92900 miles31
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Ford Fusion 44 Fusions, 10.0 months of data per Fusion, average 108200 miles30
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Honda Accord 78 Accords, 9.7 months of data per Accord, average 111200 miles41
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Honda Accord 62 Accords, 8.4 months of data per Accord, average 121000 miles44
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Honda Accord 66 Accords, 9.5 months of data per Accord, average 133400 miles56
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Honda Accord 65 Accords, 7.4 months of data per Accord, average 137200 miles

Redesigned.
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40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Honda Accord 38 Accords, 8.9 months of data per Accord, average 142800 miles64
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Honda Accord 46 Accords, 8.1 months of data per Accord, average 160600 miles45
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Honda Accord 46 Accords, 7.4 months of data per Accord, average 164000 miles42
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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1999 Honda Accord   22 Accords, 3.4 months of data per Accord, average 167900 miles

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Ford Fusion vs. Honda Accord Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Ford Fusion or Honda Accord reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Ford Fusion and the Honda Accord truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Ford Fusion and Honda Accord reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Ford Fusion and the Honda Accord were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Ford Fusion and the Honda Accord have been recently.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Ford Fusion

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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 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
So far, not one problem
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 178hp 1.5L I4
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 Well engineered and assembled. Comfortable ride and handling. No rattles, loose trim, etc. Good fit and finish.
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
History of the previous model showed above average reliability in Consumer Reports
2010 4dr Sedan 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 141-horsepower 2.0L 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 Past results have been favorable and I have had no issue after 2900 miles.
2009 4dr Sedan 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 turbocharged 178hp 1.5L I4
6-speed shiftable 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 feels solid, good reviews
Ford Fusion Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
This is a new car in hyrbid that has no track record
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4
6-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
2012 2dr Coupe 278-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 185-horsepower 2.4L I4
CVT 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 4dr Sedan 278-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
I drove each of my Accords for more than 14 years with no major repairs.
2010 2dr Coupe 278-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Reputation....Still new I have no personal experience
2010 4dr Sedan 278-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-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 185-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-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.
2009 4dr Sedan 189-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Historical experience. The parts that matter most to drivability will last - in my experience an Accords drivetrain will remain functional while the body rusts away.
2009 4dr Sedan 189-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Proven track record. Have owned other accords
2009 4dr Sedan 278-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Our two previous Hondas gave us exemplary trouble-free driving. In eleven months and 19,000 miles so has this one.
2009 4dr Sedan 189-horsepower 2.4L I4
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
It is my 6th Honda. % previous ones gave no reason to suspect anything down the road.
Honda Accord Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 278-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
window and trunk rattles
2006 2dr Coupe 278-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-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
2006 4dr Sedan 185-horsepower 2.4L I4
CVT 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 185-horsepower 2.4L I4
CVT 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.
2005 4dr Sedan 185-horsepower 2.4L I4
CVT 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 185-horsepower 2.4L I4
CVT FWD
cold start valve or cylinder slap after 53K miles
2002 2dr Coupe 278-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual 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.