2012 GMC Acadia  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#18 of 2012 SUVs

#26 of all 2012 vehicles


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


The 2012 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 2012 GMC Acadia has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 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 2012 GMC Acadia is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2012 GMC Acadia is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9566Mazda CX-9Honda RidgelineVolkswagen RoutanC. Town and CountryFord FlexDodge DurangoBuick EnclaveHonda PilotGMC AcadiaFord ExplorerChevrolet TraverseHonda OdysseyComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 GMC Acadia with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 66 to 95. The 2012 GMC Acadia is safer than the 2012 Mazda CX-9, the 2012 Honda Ridgeline, the 2012 Volkswagen Routan, the 2012 Chrysler Town and Country, and the 2012 Ford Flex and less safe than the 2012 Dodge Durango. It is about as safe as the 2012 Honda Odyssey, the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2012 Ford Explorer, the 2012 Honda Pilot, and the 2012 Buick Enclave.

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