2018 Ford Fusion  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#34 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#78 of all 2018 vehicles


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


The 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Ford Fusion is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Ford Fusion is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Ford Fusion offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8570Nissan AltimaHyundai SonataVolkswagen PassatMazda 6Jeep CherokeeToyota RAV4Kia SorentoToyota CamryHonda AccordVolkswagen TiguanFord FusionKia OptimaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Ford Fusion with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 85. The 2018 Ford Fusion is safer than the 2018 Nissan Altima, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat, the 2018 Mazda 6, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee, and the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and less safe than the 2018 Toyota Camry and the 2018 Kia Sorento. It is about as safe as the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and the 2018 Honda Accord.

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