2011 Ford Fusion  RealSafeCars67Safety Rating

#57 of 2011 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#123 of all 2011 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Ford Fusion
The Fusion, a mainstay of Ford's lineup since 2006, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Ford Fusion has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2011 Ford Fusion is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2011 Ford Fusion has a score of 67, implying a 0.059% chance of driver death (5.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Ford Fusion has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0592% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.7633%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0592% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.7633% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Ford Fusion is 23% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2011 Ford Fusion is 15% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8944Mitsubishi GalantKia OptimaHonda AccordHyundai SonataDodge AvengerChrysler 200Toyota CamrySubaru LegacySubaru OutbackFord MustangMazda 6Ford FusionComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Ford Fusion with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 44 to 89. The 2011 Ford Fusion is safer than the 2011 Mitsubishi Galant and the 2011 Kia Optima and less safe than the 2011 Mazda 6, the 2011 Ford Mustang, the 2011 Subaru Outback, the 2011 Subaru Legacy, and the 2011 Toyota Camry. It is about as safe as the 2011 Hyundai Sonata, the 2011 Dodge Avenger, and the 2011 Chrysler 200.

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