1998 Ford Windstar

minivan

1998 Ford Windstar Minivan
1995 Ford Windstar shown

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 1995-98 models

Tested vehicle: 1996 Ford Windstar GL passenger van

The Ford Windstar was introduced in the 1995 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

Post-crash damage shot.

During the offset test, rearward movement of the left front wheel caused the floor structure to separate from the door sill.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant 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

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted