2020 Ford Fusion  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#22 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#69 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Ford Fusion
The Fusion, part of Ford's lineup since 2006, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 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 2020 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 2020 Ford Fusion has a score of 82, implying a 0.039% chance of driver death (3.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Ford Fusion has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0388% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.4299%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0388% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.4299% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Ford Fusion is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Ford Fusion is 25% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8670Nissan FrontierVolkswagen PassatKia OptimaFord MustangBuick RegalSubaru LegacyVolkswagen TiguanFord FusionKia SorentoChevrolet CamaroHyundai Santa FeMazda 6Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Ford Fusion with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 86. The 2020 Ford Fusion is safer than the 2020 Nissan Frontier, the 2020 Volkswagen Passat, the 2020 Kia Optima, the 2020 Ford Mustang, the 2020 Buick Regal, the 2020 Subaru Legacy, the 2020 Mazda 6, and the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. It is about as safe as the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Find another model