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1997 Ford Windstar

Minivan
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
1995 Ford Windstar shown
1995 Ford Windstar shown
1
Built-in child restraints (optional)
2
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2003
A
2002
A
2001
A
2000
A
1999
A
1998
G
1997
G
1996
G
1995
G

Applies to 1995-98 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Ford Windstar was introduced in the 1995 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1996 Ford Windstar GL
Weight 3,816 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase121 in.
Length201 in.
Width75 in.
Engine3.8 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF95028
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)18
Left (cm)14
Center (cm)9
Right (cm)13
Brake pedal (cm)18
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)7
Right (cm)4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)2
Rearward (cm)-7
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)9

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF95028
Head
HIC-15305
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)27
Maximum Nij 0.43
Chest maximum compression (mm)36
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.2
Femur force - right (kN)0.9
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)4
Maximum tibia index - left0.59
Maximum tibia index - right0.44
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left52
Right59

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