2001 Windstar New Car Test Drive
Ford's Windstar is equipped well, and that's an understatement. It comes standard with a strong, 200-horsepower V6, room for seven, and enough options to satisfy anyone. Plus, the Windstar has an excellent government crash test rating.
Like most modern minivans, the Windstar offers power-sliding rear doors. However, the Windstar is the only one with available power-adjustable pedals. Short and tall drivers should be able to adjust the seats and pedals for the safest, most comfortable driving position.
Changes for the 2001 model year include a new transmission, revised front styling, an optional stability control system, and a new Sport model.
All Windstars come with air conditioning, 3.8-liter V6 engine, antilock brakes (ABS), and dual airbags.
With seating for seven, the three-door Windstar LX starts at $21,990. The Windstar LX four-door model starts at $24,805. The rest of the four-door line includes the Windstar SE Sport ($27,240), SE ($28,400), SEL ($30,920) and Limited ($33,570). The Sport model features fog lights, painted bumpers and body side moldings, 16-inch alloy wheels, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.