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2005 Pontiac G6 4-door sedan

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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
2005 Pontiac G6 4-door sedan
2005 Pontiac G6 4-door sedan
1
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)
2
Electronic stability control (standard on 2010 models, optional on 2006-09 models)
3
Antilock brakes (standard on 2008-2010 models, optional on 2005-07 models)
4
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 2005-09 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

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)48
Distance below top of head (mm)52
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.8
Head contact time (ms)80
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)104
Max neck tension (N)794

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