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Volvo S60 vs. Ford Fusion 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
  19 Fusions, 4.6 months of data per Fusion, average 5300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Ford Fusion 18
23.2919254658% 23.2919254658% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Fusions, 8.3 months of data per Fusion, average 11300 miles
2015 Volvo S60 26
43.1677018634% 43.1677018634% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 S60s, 9.7 months of data per S60, average 12000 miles

 

2014 Ford Fusion 30
47.1428571429% 47.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  86 Fusions, 9.9 months of data per Fusion, average 22400 miles
2014 Volvo S60   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 S60s, 9.8 months of data per S60, average 21000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2013 Ford Fusion 50
73.8095238095% 73.8095238095% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  83 Fusions, 8.9 months of data per Fusion, average 34100 miles

Redesigned. First model year has been a little glitchy.
2013 Volvo S60 33
41.4285714286% 41.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 S60s, 9.8 months of data per S60, average 27900 miles

 

2012 Ford Fusion 26
25% 25% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  68 Fusions, 8.9 months of data per Fusion, average 41900 miles
2012 Volvo S60 32
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 S60s, 9.3 months of data per S60, average 40000 miles

 

2011 Ford Fusion 41
45.5102040816% 45.5102040816% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  56 Fusions, 9.5 months of data per Fusion, average 63800 miles

 

2010 Ford Fusion 40
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  106 Fusions, 9.4 months of data per Fusion, average 76600 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 74
55.4545454545% 55.4545454545% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 Fusions, 8.5 months of data per Fusion, average 108400 miles
2007 Volvo S60 61
41.9480519481% 41.9480519481% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 S60s, 10.3 months of data per S60, average 88400 miles

 

2006 Ford Fusion 73
50.4926108374% 50.4926108374% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Fusions, 9.5 months of data per Fusion, average 111300 miles

First model year.
2006 Volvo S60 94
71.1822660099% 71.1822660099% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 S60s, 9.8 months of data per S60, average 113500 miles

 

2005 Volvo S60 88
57.1428571429% 57.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 S60s, 9.3 months of data per S60, average 127000 miles

 

2004 Volvo S60 86
50.8403361345% 50.8403361345% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  63 S60s, 9.5 months of data per S60, average 144600 miles

 

2003 Volvo S60   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 S60s, 9.0 months of data per S60, average 156400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2002 Volvo S60 121
67.2161172161% 67.2161172161% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 S60s, 8.6 months of data per S60, average 155000 miles

 

2001 Volvo S60 102
53.2967032967% 53.2967032967% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 S60s, 9.1 months of data per S60, average 151200 miles

Redesigned.

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Volvo S60 vs. Ford Fusion Reliability Comparisons

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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.
2002 4dr Sedan 168-horsepower 2.4L I5
5-speed automatic FWD
Reliablilty is probably on the lower end of mediocre. This can only be said of my car and I am the second owner. I think most of the components are dependable and well made with a few exceptions. one being the bosch coil packs, they die; a different brand is cheap on ebay to replace (12.00 usd new) and work awesome but about 60.00usd + for one bosch, which suck. period. instrument cluster is finicky in some of these, including mine: (made in phillipines??, not japan etc) I say this b/c most of the car was made in belgium, germany, france and on...Mechanically the car is quite good, I don't expect anything non electrical to go anytime soon. But again, expect some minor to moderate electrical issues, esspecially if like any car it has been in an accident. all the forum horror stories about ETM and limp home mode and all that have been completely a non-issue over a year later for my s60. Volvo followed the recall for my particular car and remedied it before, I assume, it ever became an issue back in 2002.
 

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
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 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
Well engineered and assembled. Comfortable ride and handling. No rattles, loose trim, etc. Good fit and finish.
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
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
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.
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.