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2006 Infiniti Q45

Large luxury car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
See below for ratings based on manufacture date.
2003 Infiniti Q45 shown
2003 Infiniti Q45 shown
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Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
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Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2006
G
M
2005
G
M
2004
G
2003
G
2001
M
2000
M
1999
M
1998
M
1997
M

Applies to 2003-06 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.

The Infiniti Q45 was redesigned for the 2002 model year, and the brake pedal was modified beginning with 2003 models to minimize its intrusion in frontal crashes. The car was discontinued after the 2006 model year.

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. 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.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2003 Infiniti Q45 4-door
Weight 3,999 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase113 in.
Length200 in.
Width73 in.
Engine4.5 L V8
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0302
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)12
Left (cm)14
Center (cm)16
Right (cm)10
Brake pedal (cm)3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-1
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)6
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0302
Head
HIC-15209
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)18
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm)26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.0
Femur force - right (kN)0.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)3
Maximum tibia index - left0.50
Maximum tibia index - right0.65
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left59
Right53

Applies to 2005-06 models built after October 2004

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

Seat type

All seats (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)55
Distance below top of head (mm)68
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)9.9
Head contact time (ms)101
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)191
Max neck tension (N)864

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