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.
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.