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2010 Pontiac G6 4-door sedan

Midsize moderately priced car
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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    A
2007 Pontiac G6 4-door sedan shown
2007 Pontiac G6 4-door sedan shown
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Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags (standard in 2007-10 models, optional in 2005-06 models) and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard in 2008-10 models, optional in 2005-07 models)
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Electronic stability control (standard on 2010 models, optional on 2006-09 models)
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Antilock brakes (standard on 2008-2010 models, optional on 2005-07 models)
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Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2010
G
A
2009
G
A
M
2008
G
A
M
2007
G
A
M
2006
G
A
P
M
2005
G
M

Applies to 2005-10 models

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

The Pontiac G6 was introduced in the 2005 model year as a replacement for the Pontiac Grand Am. A short production run of 2010 models were built and sold only to fleets before the car was discontinued.

Injury measures

Injury measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy’s head hit the roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2005 Pontiac G6 4-door
Weight 3,393 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase112 in.
Length189 in.
Width71 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 32 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0521
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)4
Left (cm)7
Center (cm)4
Right (cm)3
Brake pedal (cm)1
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-3
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0521
Head
HIC-15281
Peak gs at hard contact14
Neck
Tension (kN)1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm)29
Maximum Nij 0.42
Chest maximum compression (mm)31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.5
Femur force - right (kN)3.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.41
Maximum tibia index - right1.02
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left47
Right84

Applies to 2008-10 models

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

The Pontiac G6 was introduced in the 2005 model year. Beginning with 2006 models manufactured after June 2005, changes were made to the side torso airbags and front and rear door trim panels to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes. Beginning with 2007 models, side curtain airbags became standard, but side torso airbags remained optional. Beginning with 2008 models, the side torso airbags also became standard. A short production run of 2010 models were built and sold only to fleets before the car was discontinued

Two tests of a 2006 G6 were conducted, one with optional side curtain and side torso airbags for the driver and rear passenger, and one without any side airbags. Both cars were manufactured after all design changes for 2006 had been made. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

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 that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

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.

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 vehicle2006 Pontiac G6 4-door
Weight 3,435 lbs.
Side airbagsoptional front and rear head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase112 in.
Length189 in.
Width71 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 32 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0519
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.
-3.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0519
Head HIC-15440
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)48
Lateral force (kN)1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)34
Average deflection (mm)31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.94
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.58
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.9
Acetabulum force (kN)2.8
Combined force (kN)4.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.2
L-M moment (Nm)116
A-P moment (Nm) 35

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0519
Head HIC-15222
Neck
Tension (kN)0.6
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)38
Lateral force (kN)1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)54
Average deflection (mm)40
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.81
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.02
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.3
Acetabulum force (kN)2.9
Combined force (kN)4.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)35
A-P moment (Nm) 19

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