2013 Ford Fusion  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#12 of 2013 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#36 of all 2013 vehicles


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


The 2013 Ford Fusion is average 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 2013 Ford Fusion has a score of 81, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Ford Fusion has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.041% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.6766%, meaning the average driver has a 0.041% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.6766% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Ford Fusion is 15% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2013 Ford Fusion is 20% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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But it is safer than many comparable models.

8852Kia OptimaHyundai SonataHonda AccordDodge AvengerChevrolet MalibuBuick VeranoFord FusionSubaru LegacyMazda 6Toyota CamryVolkswagen PassatSuzuki KizashiComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Ford Fusion with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 52 to 88. The 2013 Ford Fusion is safer than the 2013 Kia Optima, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata, the 2013 Honda Accord, the 2013 Dodge Avenger, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2013 Buick Verano, the 2013 Suzuki Kizashi, the 2013 Volkswagen Passat, the 2013 Toyota Camry, the 2013 Mazda 6, and the 2013 Subaru Legacy.

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