2006 Pontiac G6

midsize car / 2-door convertible


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test
Head restraints & seats

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Moderate overlap front: original test

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
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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.

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.

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

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

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0708
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 12
Left (cm) 15
Center (cm) 14
Right (cm) 12
Brake pedal (cm) 10
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 5
Right (cm) 4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -2
Rearward (cm) 3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 7

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0708
HIC-15 271
Peak gs at hard contact 57
Tension (kN) 1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 20
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Femur force - left (kN) 2.4
Femur force - right (kN) 4.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.42
Maximum tibia index - right 0.74
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 6.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 55
Right 136

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seats
Backset (mm) 48
Distance below top of head (mm) 52
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.8
Head contact time (ms) 80
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 104
Max neck tension (N) 794

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted
Currently, IIHS tests apply only to front seats.

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