Pontiac G62005-10 models
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
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.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy’s head hit the roof rail.
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.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.
- Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit roof rail during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was low.
- Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal (shown with carpeting removed).
- 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)
- Electronic stability control (standard on 2010 models, optional on 2006-09 models)
- Antilock brakes (standard on 2008-2010 models, optional on 2005-07 models)
- Daytime running lights
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2005 Pontiac G6 4-door
- Class: Midsize moderately priced car
- 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