2017 Ford Fusion  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#40 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#86 of all 2017 vehicles


The Fusion, a mainstay of Ford's lineup since 2006, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. The Ford Fusion provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand 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 2017 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 2017 Ford Fusion has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.039%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.5%.

We estimate that the 2017 Ford Fusion has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0451% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1511%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0451% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1511% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Ford Fusion is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Ford Fusion is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Ford Fusion offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8662Honda AccordBuick VeranoGMC TerrainFord MustangMazda 6Buick RegalChrysler 200Ford FusionKia OptimaToyota CamryVolkswagen PassatHyundai SonataComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Ford Fusion with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 86. The 2017 Ford Fusion is safer than the 2017 Honda Accord, the 2017 Buick Verano, the 2017 GMC Terrain, the 2017 Ford Mustang, the 2017 Mazda 6, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat, and the 2017 Toyota Camry and less safe than the 2017 Buick Regal. It is about as safe as the 2017 Chrysler 200.

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