2009 Pontiac G8 Safety

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The 2009 Pontiac G8 retains all the latest in safety equipment, but since the G8 is set to be a relatively low-volume model shoppers will have to do without crash-test results from either of the major U.S. programs. Both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have yet to crash-test the 2009 G8.

Edmunds.com notes that standard equipment on the G8 includes dual front airbags, side and curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, and stability and traction control. GM also offers OnStar, its in-car communication network, as standard.

The 2009 Pontiac G8 sports all the latest safety gear, but it also does well in avoiding accidents in the first place.

USAToday criticizes the G8 because “there's no safety head restraint in the middle, but otherwise, the G8 has the standard selection of seatbelts and airbags.

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