2011 GMC Acadia  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#18 of 2011 SUVs

#24 of all 2011 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 GMC Acadia
The Acadia, part of GMC's lineup since 2007, is a three-row large SUV with seating up to 7. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. The Acadia has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. GMC offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2011 GMC Acadia is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2011 GMC Acadia has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 GMC Acadia has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.038% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.3368%, meaning the average driver has a 0.038% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.3368% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 GMC Acadia is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2011 GMC Acadia is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

10063Nissan QuestMazda CX-9Honda RidgelineC. Town and CountryToyota 4RunnerFord FlexChevrolet TahoeDodge DurangoHonda PilotChevrolet TraverseGMC AcadiaHonda OdysseyComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 GMC Acadia with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 100. The 2011 GMC Acadia is safer than the 2011 Nissan Quest, the 2011 Mazda CX-9, the 2011 Honda Ridgeline, the 2011 Chrysler Town and Country, the 2011 Toyota 4Runner, and the 2011 Ford Flex and less safe than the 2011 Dodge Durango and the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe. It is about as safe as the 2011 Honda Odyssey, the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, and the 2011 Honda Pilot.

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