2006 Infiniti G35

midsize luxury car / 4-door sedan

2006 Infiniti G35 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2003-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35 4-door

The Infiniti G35 was introduced in the 2003 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

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 well.

The frontal airbag and both side airbags inflated for the driver dummy. Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the side curtain airbag, its fabric cover, and the head restraint during rebound.

Forces on both legs and feet were low, indicating that significant injury was unlikely.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0307
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 10
Left (cm) 11
Center (cm) 13
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 11
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 9
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0307
Head
HIC-15 289
Peak gs at hard contact 80
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 21
Maximum Nij 0.35
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 6.0
Femur force - right (kN) 3.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 4
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.38
Maximum tibia index - right 0.56
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 81
Right 49

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2006 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Infiniti G35 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Infiniti G35 was introduced in the 2003 model year. Beginning with later 2005 models and fully phased in with the 2006 models, design changes were made to the door trim panels, armrests, and side airbags to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

Rating applies to 2006 models

Tested vehicle:2006 Infiniti G35 4-door

The Infiniti G35 was introduced in the 2003 model year. Beginning with later 2005 models and fully phased in with the 2006 models, design changes were made to the door trim panels, armrests, and side airbags to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0532
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -0.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0532
Head HIC-15 267
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 43
Lateral force (kN) 2.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 35
Average deflection (mm) 31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.85
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.87
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 3.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.3
Combined force (kN) 6.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.3
L-M moment (Nm) 387
A-P moment (Nm) -91

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0532
Head HIC-15 121
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 24
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 18
Average deflection (mm) 15
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.46
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.14
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.4
Combined force (kN) 3.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 128
A-P moment (Nm) -38

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2005-06 models built after August 2004

Seat type: All seats AHR manufactured after Aug 2004

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type All seats AHR manufactured after Aug 2004
Geometry
Backset (mm) 32
Distance below top of head (mm) 58
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 9.7
Head contact time (ms) 105
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 220
Max neck tension (N) 782

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted