2009 Pontiac G3

small car / 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
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.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2009 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 55
Distance below top of head (mm) 58
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.1
Head contact time (ms) 86
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 195
Max neck tension (N) 969

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted