2006 Pontiac G6

midsize car / 2-door convertible

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

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 2006-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Pontiac G6 GT 2-door convertible

The Pontiac G6 convertible was introduced in the 2006 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was not well controlled. During the crash, the driver seat came loose on one of its tracks and moved forward 4 inches on the left side. The dummy's head slid around the left side of the airbag and hit the instrument panel.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

Forces on the lower right leg were high enough to indicate the possibilty of injuries.

Smeared greasepaint on the instrument panel indicates where the dummy's head hit it.

Although intrusion measurements taken after the crash test indicate that the occupant compartment remained largely intact, the driver's survival space was compromised because of the forward seat movement.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2006-09 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry