Ford Aerostar1992-97 models
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Ford Aerostar was introduced in the 1986 model year. A frontal airbag for the driver became standard beginning with the 1992 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. The dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, and the wheel broke off from its column.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the chest and right leg indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that injuries to the head would be possible. Forces on the left tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be likely.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- Post-crash damage shot.
- Late in the offset test, the steering wheel broke off from its column, and the wheel plus the airbag ended up in the dummy's lap.
- Built-in child restraints (optional in 1993-97 models)
- Rear-wheel antilock brakes
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1996 Ford Aerostar XLT
- Class: Minivan
- Weight: 3,699 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 119 in.
- Length: 175 in.
- Width: 72 in.
- Engine: 3.0 L V6
- EPA ratings: 17 mpg city | 23 mpg highway