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2005 Pontiac G6

Midsize car
2005 Pontiac G6 4-door sedan
2005 Pontiac G6 4-door sedan
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    M

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Model year Small overlap front Moderate overlap front Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention Headlights LATCH ease of use
Driver Passenger
2010
G
A
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
A
M
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
A
P
M
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
M
Crash avoidance rating

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 vehicle 2005 Pontiac G6 4-door
Weight 3,393 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 112 in.
Length 189 in.
Width 71 in.
Engine 3.5 L V6
EPA ratings 22 mpg city / 32 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0521
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 ID CEF0521
Head
HIC-15 281
Peak gs at hard contact 14
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 - left 0.41
Maximum tibia index - right 1.02
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 47
Right 84

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 type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 48
Distance below top of head (mm) 52
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.8
Head contact time (ms) 80
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 104
Max neck tension (N) 794
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

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