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Honda Accord vs. Ford Fusion

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Honda Accord

$375
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Ford Fusion

$575
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Honda Accord Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 3rd out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $375 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity of repairs is low, and these issues are less frequent than average, so the Accord is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.
4
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Ford Fusion Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 14th out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $575 which means it has average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average and the frequency of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the Fusion.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$375
inexpensive
expensive
$575
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.35
not often
very often
0.28
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
8%
not urgent
urgent
12%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(29)
4
(96)
3
(62)
2
(29)
1
(8)
The Honda Accord ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in brakes.
“I am the first to admit I am a terrible car owner. I don't spend a lot of time thinking about maintenance and repairs. Thankfully, I have a vehicle that runs reasonably well despite me turning a bl...”
“I am the first to admit I am a terrible car owner. I don't spend a lot of time thinking about mai...”
5
(9)
4
(18)
3
(12)
2
(4)
1
(1)
The Ford Fusion ranks highest in engine and ranks lowest in drive train.
“Owning this car has been a pleasure. Only wish the ride was smoother and more like my old caddy, LOL”
“Owning this car has been a pleasure. Only wish the ride was smoother and more like my old caddy, LOL”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Ford Fusion and the Honda Accord are both midsize four-door sedans. The Fusion is available with either standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. The Accord comes with front-wheel drive only. 

The Ford Fusion’s standard engine has 175 horsepower, but the Honda Accord beats it for standard power with 192 horsepower. When it comes to optional engines, the Fusion comes out on top with a maximum of 325 horsepower, compared to the Accord’s top-rated 252-horsepower engine. That’s a large difference. 

If you’d like your midsize sedan to be a greener choice, the Ford Fusion gives you two options, with both hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. The Honda Accord also offers you a hybrid model.

Overall, the Ford Fusion gives you the option for a lot more horsepower, the choice of all-wheel drive, and even a plug-in hybrid model that can run in pure electric mode. But the Honda Accord is built on a brand-new platform, while the Fusion hasn’t been updated since 2013. 

And the Accord has been optimized for the best fuel economy, and offers the latest driver assistance technologies. Consider all these factors as you compare.

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