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2009 Pontiac G8

Large car
Crashworthiness
  • 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
2009
M
Crash avoidance rating
2008
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2008-09 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-power leather seats

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual-power leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 36
Distance below top of head (mm) 47
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 9.7
Head contact time (ms) 85
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 157
Max neck tension (N) 696

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