2005 Pontiac G6

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2005 Pontiac G6 4-door sedan


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

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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2005-10 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Pontiac G6 4-door

The Pontiac G6 was introduced in the 2005 model year as a replacement for the Pontiac Grand Am. A short production run of 2010 models were built and sold only to fleets before the car was discontinued.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
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 very well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit roof rail during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was low.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal (shown with carpeting removed).

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0521
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 4
Right (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 1
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -3
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0521
HIC-15 281
Peak gs at hard contact 14
Tension (kN) 1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 29
Maximum Nij 0.42
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 3.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.41
Maximum tibia index - right 1.02
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 47
Right 84

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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