2012 Ford Fusion  RealSafeCars68Safety Rating

#59 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#124 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Ford Fusion
The Fusion, a mainstay of Ford's lineup since 2006, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 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 2012 Ford Fusion has a score of 68, implying a 0.057% chance of driver death (5.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Ford Fusion has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0573% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.5468%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0573% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.5468% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Ford Fusion is 20% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Ford Fusion is 11% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8844Mitsubishi GalantKia OptimaChevrolet MalibuHonda AccordHyundai SonataDodge AvengerSubaru LegacyMazda 6Volkswagen PassatSuzuki KizashiBuick VeranoFord FusionComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Ford Fusion with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 44 to 88. The 2012 Ford Fusion is safer than the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant, the 2012 Kia Optima, the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, and the 2012 Honda Accord and less safe than the 2012 Buick Verano, the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat, the 2012 Mazda 6, and the 2012 Subaru Legacy. It is about as safe as the 2012 Dodge Avenger.

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