1995 Ford Aerostar

minivan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1994-97 models

Tested vehicle: 1996 Ford Aerostar XLT passenger van

The Ford Aerostar was introduced in the 1986 model year. A frontal airbag for the driver became standard beginning with the 1992 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and 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.

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.