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2010 Infiniti G

Midsize luxury car
2007 Infiniti G shown
2007 Infiniti G shown
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    A
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    M

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2013
A
G
G
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
A
G
G
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2011
A
G
G
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2010
A
G
G
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2009
A
G
G
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2008
A
G
G
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2007
A
G
G
A
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2007-13 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
M
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Infiniti G35 was redesigned for the 2007 model year and renamed the G37 in the 2009 model year because the engine size was increased. Beginning with 2011 models, a smaller engine was added, and this version was named the G25. Collectively, all 2007 and later models are referred to as the Infiniti G.

Structure

The driver space was not maintained well. The parking brake pedal was pushed in toward the driver 24 cm, while the instrument panel intruded as much as 14 cm.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2012 Infiniti G25 Journey 4-door
Weight 3,551 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 112 in.
Length 188 in.
Width 70 in.
Engine 2.5 L V6
EPA ratings 20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1209
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 22
Footrest (cm) 22
Left toepan (cm) 14
Brake pedal (cm) 9
Parking brake (cm) 22
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 7
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 1
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 14
Upper dash (cm) 13
Lower instrument panel (cm) 13

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1209
Head
HIC-15 88
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.16
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
Femur (kN)
Left 3.0
Right 1.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 5
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 1
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.72
Right 0.33
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.9
Right 1.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 56
Right 76

Applies to 2007-13 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Infiniti G35 was redesigned for the 2007 model year and renamed the G37 in the 2009 model year because the engine size was increased. Beginning with 2011 models, a smaller engine was added, and this version was named the G25. Collectively, all 2007 and later models are referred to as the Infiniti G. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Nissan as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2007 Infiniti G35 Journey 4-door
Weight 3,567 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 112 in.
Length 187 in.
Width 70 in.
Engine 3.5 L V6
EPA ratings 19 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0617
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 6
Center (cm) 9
Right (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 9
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1
Rearward (cm) 1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0617
Head
HIC-15 141
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 20
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 36
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.3
Femur force - right (kN) 1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.41
Maximum tibia index - right 0.41
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 78
Right 112

Applies to 2007-13 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Infiniti G35 was redesigned for the 2007 model year and renamed the G37 in the 2009 model year because the engine size was increased. Beginning with 2011 models, a smaller engine was added, and this version was named the G25. Collectively, all 2007 and later models are referred to as the Infiniti G.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

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.

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.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2007 Infiniti G35 Journey 4-door
Weight 3,546 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 112 in.
Length 187 in.
Width 70 in.
Engine 3.5 L V6
EPA ratings 19 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0807
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-10.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0807
Head HIC-15 158
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 40
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 28
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.59
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.37
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.0
Combined force (kN) 4.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 215
A-P moment (Nm) 39

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0807
Head HIC-15 72
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 21
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 30
Average deflection (mm) 21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.76
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.37
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.6
Combined force (kN) 2.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 73
A-P moment (Nm) -28

Applies to 2007-13 models

Overall evaluation
A
Curb weight 3,626 lbs
Peak force 14,435 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.98
Tested vehicle
2011 Infiniti G37 Journey 4-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2007-13 models

Overall evaluation
M
Dynamic rating
M
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Power leather seats AHR

How this test is conducted

Seat type Power leather seats AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm) 58
Distance below top of head (mm) 38
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.1
Head contact time (ms) 76
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 152
Max neck tension (N) 666
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes

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