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Ford Fusion vs. Chevrolet Cruze 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
  20 Fusions, 4.6 months of data per Fusion, average 5100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Ford Fusion 17
20.8074534161% 20.8074534161% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Fusions, 8.1 months of data per Fusion, average 11300 miles

 

2014 Chevrolet Cruze 47
86% 86% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 Cruzes, 10.0 months of data per Cruze, average 22300 miles
2014 Ford Fusion 29
44.8571428571% 44.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  87 Fusions, 9.9 months of data per Fusion, average 22400 miles

 

2013 Chevrolet Cruze 43
63.3004926108% 63.3004926108% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Cruzes, 10.4 months of data per Cruze, average 37200 miles
2013 Ford Fusion 49
75.1231527094% 75.1231527094% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  84 Fusions, 9.0 months of data per Fusion, average 33900 miles

Redesigned. First model year has been a little glitchy.

 

2012 Chevrolet Cruze 70
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Cruzes, 9.6 months of data per Cruze, average 51100 miles

Probably an end-of-warranty blip. The repair frequency was equally high a year ago. Common problems with the PCV valve on the 1.4T engine and the external trunk release. The latter was a common problem on the 2011 in the past.
2012 Ford Fusion 25
23.2142857143% 23.2142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  69 Fusions, 8.9 months of data per Fusion, average 42100 miles

 

2011 Chevrolet Cruze 32
30.8163265306% 30.8163265306% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Cruzes, 10.6 months of data per Cruze, average 57300 miles

First model year. 1.4T engine cooling system a common problem area earlier. Leaking water pump gasket and thermostat housing.
2011 Ford Fusion 41
45.5102040816% 45.5102040816% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  58 Fusions, 9.6 months of data per Fusion, average 64600 miles

 

2010 Ford Fusion 38
34.2490842491% 34.2490842491% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  107 Fusions, 9.6 months of data per Fusion, average 76100 miles

Refreshed for this model year.

 

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

 

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

 

2007 Ford Fusion 72
53.3766233766% 53.3766233766% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Fusions, 8.6 months of data per Fusion, average 108700 miles

 

2006 Ford Fusion 72
50.7518796992% 50.7518796992% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Fusions, 9.7 months of data per Fusion, average 111700 miles

First model year.

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