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Volvo S60 vs. Ford Fusion Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Volvo S60 or Ford Fusion reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Volvo S60 and the Ford Fusion truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Volvo S60 and Ford Fusion reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Volvo S60 and the Ford Fusion 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 Volvo S60 and the Ford Fusion 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 43 Fusions, 5.3 months of data per Fusion, average 5200 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.
43
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Volvo S60 29 S60s, 9.6 months of data per S60, average 9700 miles17
20% 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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2012 Volvo S60 38 S60s, 9.8 months of data per S60, average 25800 miles58
70% 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.
58
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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2007 Volvo S60 29 S60s, 8.8 months of data per S60, average 76300 miles70
50% 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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2006 Volvo S60 49 S60s, 9.6 months of data per S60, average 94000 miles102
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Volvo S60 51 S60s, 8.2 months of data per S60, average 108900 miles87
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Volvo S60 64 S60s, 9.0 months of data per S60, average 122800 miles102
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Volvo S60 R   10 S60 Rs, 8.8 months of data per S60 R, average 104600 miles

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2003 Volvo S60 26 S60s, 7.9 months of data per S60, average 145900 miles122
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Volvo S60 45 S60s, 7.3 months of data per S60, average 141100 miles127
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Volvo S60 43 S60s, 9.3 months of data per S60, average 144000 miles

Redesigned.
87
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Volvo S60

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Volvo S60

Volvo S60 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
reported to be superior, back with an excellent warranty
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
still practical
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Have owned for 4.5 years. Wife and I purchased based on experiences of 2 family members who had good experiences. We have been stranded once (in driveway) due to faulty shift lock mechanism, otherwise have put 151,000 essentially pain-free KM on this.
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So far no unscheduled mantianance required.
2002 4dr Sedan 168-horsepower 2.4L I5
5-speed automatic FWD
The non-turbocharged engine in this car will last forever, with the right maintenance and upkeep. The car only needs to see the dealership once every 7,500 miles, which is nice, and services are not overly expensive.
Volvo S60 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
RELIABILITY, car has intermittent electrical problem that cripples the vehicle with no notice. Dealer has had the car for a combined total of over 6 weeks and still has not fixed the problem. For this reason I will never buy a Volvo again. Google "Volvo electrical problems" and you will see it quite common
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5
6-speed manual AWD
Volvo is not willing to take responsibility for the AWD system braking on the R. Many reported issues costing the customer over $2000 to repair.
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Lots of little problems such as the front tires rubbing the inner fender wall when having the steering wheel cranked all the way left or right. Also, began to hear a noticeable valve ticking at 60k miles.
 

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 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.
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.
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.
2009 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
feels solid, good reviews
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.