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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   15 Cruzes, 3.7 months of data per Cruze, average 5600 miles

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2014 Ford Fusion 31 Fusions, 3.6 months of data per Fusion, average 3600 miles11
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Chevrolet Cruze   24 Cruzes, 8.2 months of data per Cruze, average 13800 miles

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2013 Ford Fusion 87 Fusions, 8.4 months of data per Fusion, average 9600 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problems with fuel tank not filling properly (now recalled) and poorly fitting trim.
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70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze 49 Cruzes, 9.9 months of data per Cruze, average 26900 miles57
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Ford Fusion 67 Fusions, 9.6 months of data per Fusion, average 19000 miles20
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 41 Cruzes, 8.7 months of data per Cruze, average 35300 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 56 Fusions, 9.0 months of data per Fusion, average 38400 miles17
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Ford Fusion 113 Fusions, 9.9 months of data per Fusion, average 51600 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 28 Fusions, 10.8 months of data per Fusion, average 61500 miles32
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Ford Fusion 56 Fusions, 9.5 months of data per Fusion, average 70300 miles34
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Ford Fusion 59 Fusions, 9.3 months of data per Fusion, average 94500 miles46
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Ford Fusion 54 Fusions, 8.5 months of data per Fusion, average 99600 miles55
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 Ford Fusion Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Ford Fusion: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
So far, not one problem
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 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
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.
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.
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.
Reliability and Durability of the Ford Fusion: 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.

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