2007 Pontiac G6

midsize car / 2-door convertible

2007 Pontiac G6 2-door convertible

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
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.

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.

Side

Rating applies to 2007 models built after January 2007

Tested vehicle: 2007 Pontiac G6 GT 2-door convertible with optional front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Pontiac G6 convertible was introduced in the 2006 model year. Beginning with 2007 models manufactured after January 2007, the reinforcement beam in each door was modified to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door). Beginning with 2008 models, side airbags were made standard (they had been optional in 2006-07 models.

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

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

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

Smeared greasepaint (excluding the painted yellow lines) shows where the driver dummy's head was hit by the window sill and side airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was hit by the interior side trim.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2006-09 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry