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1998 Ford Windstar

Minivan
1995 Ford Windstar shown
1995 Ford Windstar shown
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2003
A
Crash avoidance rating
2002
A
Crash avoidance rating
2001
A
Crash avoidance rating
2000
A
Crash avoidance rating
1999
A
Crash avoidance rating
1998
G
Crash avoidance rating
1997
G
Crash avoidance rating
1996
G
Crash avoidance rating
1995
G
Crash avoidance rating

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 vehicle 1996 Ford Windstar GL passenger van
Weight 3,816 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 121 in.
Length 201 in.
Width 76 in.
Engine 3.8 L V6
EPA ratings 17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF95028
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 ID CF95028
Head
HIC-15 305
Peak gs at hard contact no 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 - left 0.59
Maximum tibia index - right 0.44
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 52
Right 59
1
Built-in child restraints (optional)
2
Antilock brakes

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