2016 Ford Fusion  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#22 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#56 of all 2016 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 exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. 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 2016 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 2016 Ford Fusion has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Ford Fusion has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.042% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7931%, meaning the average driver has a 0.042% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7931% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Ford Fusion is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Ford Fusion is 18% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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But it is safer than many comparable models.

8762Honda AccordNissan AltimaBuick VeranoMazda 6Subaru LegacyBuick RegalFord FusionChrysler 200Kia OptimaToyota CamryVolkswagen PassatHyundai SonataComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Ford Fusion with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 87. The 2016 Ford Fusion is safer than the 2016 Honda Accord, the 2016 Nissan Altima, the 2016 Buick Verano, the 2016 Mazda 6, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata, the 2016 Volkswagen Passat, the 2016 Toyota Camry, and the 2016 Kia Optima. It is about as safe as the 2016 Buick Regal.

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