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Ford Fusion vs. Toyota Venza Reliability Comparisons

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

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Ford Fusion and Toyota Venza reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Ford Fusion and the Toyota Venza 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 Toyota Venza 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 Ford Fusion 66 Fusions, 5.7 months of data per Fusion, average 6400 miles29
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Ford Fusion 98 Fusions, 9.4 months of data per Fusion, average 15300 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problems with fuel tank not filling properly (now recalled) and poorly fitting trim.
42
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Toyota Venza   16 Venzas, 8.3 months of data per Venza, average 14100 miles

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2012 Ford Fusion 70 Fusions, 9.0 months of data per Fusion, average 23800 miles17
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Ford Fusion 54 Fusions, 9.3 months of data per Fusion, average 43500 miles19
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Toyota Venza   23 Venzas, 10.3 months of data per Venza, average 40300 miles

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2010 Ford Fusion 112 Fusions, 9.8 months of data per Fusion, average 59600 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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2010 Toyota Venza 28 Venzas, 9.4 months of data per Venza, average 45800 miles14
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Ford Fusion 27 Fusions, 10.3 months of data per Fusion, average 64800 miles39
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Toyota Venza   23 Venzas, 9.6 months of data per Venza, average 62500 miles

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2008 Ford Fusion 55 Fusions, 10.0 months of data per Fusion, average 75600 miles35
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Ford Fusion 55 Fusions, 8.7 months of data per Fusion, average 98000 miles65
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Ford Fusion 40 Fusions, 9.7 months of data per Fusion, average 103400 miles40
20% 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 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
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.
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%
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 Toyota Venza

Toyota Venza Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This is the 4th consecutive Toyota or Lexus we have owned. Sought out for our extremely positive experience with regard to reliability. 08 Highlander SR5 gave us 4 yrs of problem free ownership --- Now going on 18 months with Venza of same.
2010 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Very strong and reliable. The materials on the V6 2010 is made very well and strong. Everything lines up perfectly.
2010 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
very reliable. well made parts and put together well
2010 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Toyota has a long history of reliability
2009 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Toyota quality makes for a vehicle I plan to run over 180,000 miles. Peace of mind knowing vehicle will run well and trouble free at 150,000 miles just like it does now at 5,000 miles.
2009 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
the same engine with camry