Midsize SUVs Struggle in New IIHS Test, but Not the 2018 GMC Acadia

By Justin Cupler | August 8th, 2018

In 2018, the IIHS continued its innovative testing systems by adding the passenger-side small-overlap test to the requirements for receiving the Top Safety Pick designation. The IIHS tested eight 2018 and 2019 SUVs, and only three received “Good” ratings, including the 2018 GMC Acadia.

The passenger-side small-overlap test simulates the front, passenger-side corner of the vehicle striking an object or another vehicle. After smashing the vehicle, the IIHS researchers look at the crash-test dummies and the condition of the passenger space to determine the injury risk. The 2018 Acadia performed admirably, allowing only 2 inches of cabin intrusion from the accident, while the worst performer allowed a whopping 15 inches of intrusion.

In the in-depth evaluation of the crash-test dummies, IIHS researchers found the Acadia kept injuries to a minimum as it received “Good” ratings in all four passenger-injury measures. It also received a “Good” rating in structure. The only area where the Acadia fell a touch short was passenger restraints and kinematics, but it still received an “Acceptable” rating.

This “Good” rating gives the 2018 Acadia a full allotment of “Good” ratings in all the IIHS’ crash-safety ratings. It also received a “Superior” rating in the front-crash prevention test with the optional Forward Automatic Braking, which is part of the Technology Package.

Keeping your passengers safe is easier than ever in the 2018 GMC Acadia, so come on down to Garber Automall to test drive one today. You can also check out our online inventory to make sure we have your favorite color in stock.

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