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Ford Fusion vs. Chevrolet Cruze Reliability Comparisons

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

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Cruze reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Ford Fusion and the Chevrolet Cruze 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 Chevrolet Cruze have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Chevrolet Cruze   19 Cruzes, 5.3 months of data per Cruze, average 6800 miles

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2014 Ford Fusion 43 Fusions, 5.3 months of data per Fusion, average 5200 miles16
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Chevrolet Cruze 26 Cruzes, 8.8 months of data per Cruze, average 15100 miles16
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Ford Fusion 94 Fusions, 9.1 months of data per Fusion, average 12000 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problems with fuel tank not filling properly (now recalled) and poorly fitting trim.
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60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze 52 Cruzes, 9.2 months of data per Cruze, average 29700 miles55
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Ford Fusion 70 Fusions, 9.3 months of data per Fusion, average 21000 miles17
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 39 Cruzes, 8.3 months of data per Cruze, average 37700 miles

1.4T engine cooling system might be a common problem area.
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60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Ford Fusion 57 Fusions, 9.3 months of data per Fusion, average 41300 miles16
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Ford Fusion 112 Fusions, 10.1 months of data per Fusion, average 56400 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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60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Ford Fusion 29 Fusions, 10.3 months of data per Fusion, average 63700 miles36
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Ford Fusion 57 Fusions, 9.4 months of data per Fusion, average 72700 miles38
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Ford Fusion 58 Fusions, 8.6 months of data per Fusion, average 95700 miles60
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Ford Fusion 47 Fusions, 9.0 months of data per Fusion, average 102500 miles51
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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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 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
So far, not one problem
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.
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
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 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
Well engineered and assembled. Comfortable ride and handling. No rattles, loose trim, etc. Good fit and finish.
2009 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Past reposting.
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
Past results have been favorable and I have had no issue after 2900 miles.
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 Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
unproven, first year car
2011 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
At the shop for CEL on the second day of ownership