Applies to 2008-09 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Driver injury measures|
|Rear passenger injury measures|
|Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.
The Pontiac G6 convertible was introduced in the 2006 model year. Beginning with 2007 models manufactured after January 2007, the reinforcement beam in each door was modified to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door). Beginning with 2008 models, side airbags were made standard (they had been optional in 2006-07 models.
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that serious neck injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. Serious skull fracture and/or brain injuries as well as a fracture of the pelvis also would be possible.
Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Driver — The dummy's head was hit by the window sill and the side torso airbag, producing high head and neck injury measures.
Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the interior side trim. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2007 Pontiac G6 GT convertible|
|Weight|| 3,874 lbs.|
|Side airbags||optional front seat-mounted torso airbags |
|Engine||3.5 L V6|
|EPA ratings||20 mpg city / 28 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|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.
Driver injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||43|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.8|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||29|
|Average deflection (mm)||22|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||3.11|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.27|
|Iliac force (kN)||3.0|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||3.3|
|Combined force (kN)||5.9|
Passenger injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||38|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.7|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||31|
|Average deflection (mm)||19|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||2.76|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.39|
|Iliac force (kN)||0.1|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||2.1|
|Combined force (kN)||2.1|