2003 Ford Windstar

minivan

2003 Ford Windstar Minivan
1999 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 1999-2003 models

Tested vehicle: 1999 Ford Windstar LX 4-door van

The Ford Windstar was redesigned for the 1999 model year to include an optional fourth door and modifications to the front-end structure.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
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. There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

There was moderate intrusion into the footwell area and too much steering wheel movement, but the driver's upper interior survival space was maintained reasonably well.

Intrusion into the driver footwell contributed to moderately high forces on the dummy's left leg.

The fixed head restraints are too low to protect many drivers, especially people taller than this dummy representing an average-size male.