For instance, grabbing the handbrake lever is a long reach. Van is a great runner and very reliable, we just drove out to Yellowstone Park and back with no problems other than realizing we need more room. Anyone standing beneath the liftgate may be injured if. A signature Mercury waterfall grille made up of vertical bars is installed. Safety All-disc antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, side-impact airbags and a Safety Canopy side curtain-type airbag system with rollover sensors are standard.
Although the sales supremacy of this longtime bulwark of the U. Injury measures Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that serious neck injuries would be possible in a crash of this severity. Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof. A headrest impedes visibility over the left shoulder. A signature Mercury waterfall grille made up of vertical bars is installed. Both are manufactured in Canada. Tested vehicle specifications Tested vehicle 2004 Ford Freestar S passenger van Weight 4,251 lbs.
The Mercury Monterey was introduced in the same year and discontinued after the 2006 model year. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be possible. Dual power-operated sliding side doors are installed, and a power liftgate is optional. Both are manufactured in Canada. Discounts Are Not Available on Premier.
The Ford Freestar was introduced in the 2004 model year as a replacement for the Windstar. Heated and cooled front seats that direct air into both the cushions and seatbacks are also available. Notable features include a fold-into-the-floor third-row seat and an available parking-assist system that warns of obstacles in front or back of the vehicle while parking. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. The Mercury Monterey was introduced in 2004 as well and discontinued after the 2006 model year. The photos and videos shown here may be of a different model, model year or body type from the one selected.
The interior was well maintained and is extra. Machined wheels hold 16-inch tires, and self-sealing tires are available. As usual, the Mercury version is more upscale. The Monterey has some minor annoyances, which center mostly on ergonomics. This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.
These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests. The paint is in great shape and condition. Leather seating surfaces with Preferred Suede inserts are optional. The tires are slightly worn with about 75% of tread life left. Restraints and dummy kinematics Dummy movement was well controlled. Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. The previously offered Convenience and Premier trim levels have been dropped for 2006, leaving just the Luxury model.
Notable features include a fold-into-the-floor third-row seat and an available parking-assist system that warns of obstacles in front or back of the vehicle while parking. Power comes from a 4. Side airbags optional head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags Wheelbase 121 in. Van has 120,000 miles with a 4. . As usual, the Mercury version is more upscale.
In addition, a test of a vehicle from one model year may apply to earlier or later model years if the vehicle hasn't been significantly redesigned. Little has changed, except for a newly designed standard wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel and new optional nine-spoke machined-aluminum 17-inch wheels. Mercury Luxury with Dark Toreador Red Metallic exterior and Charcoal interior. Power comes from a 4. Exterior Body-colored moldings decorate and help protect the bodyside panels on the Monterey, which features satin-aluminum accents. Ride comfort trails some rivals but ranks as acceptable.
Injury measures Measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Side airbags none Wheelbase 121 in. Parking-assist sensors may be overly sensitive. Head protection Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat. The Ford Freestar was introduced in the 2004 model year as a replacement for the Ford Windstar. Nearly 20 years ago, it had them in the form of the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable, benchmark cars at the time that sold big.
Vehicle Overview Mercury introduced a brand-new front-wheel-drive minivan for 2004 that was built on the same platform as the then-new Ford Freestar. Last Character Refers to Interior Color. Beginning with 2006 Freestar and Monterey models, design changes were made to the door trim panels and the side airbags to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes, and the side airbags were made standard in all Monterey models. Machined wheels hold 16-inch tires, and self-sealing tires are available. This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.