2013 GMC Acadia  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#15 of 2013 SUVs

#21 of all 2013 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. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. GMC offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2013 GMC Acadia is above 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 2013 GMC Acadia has a score of 84, implying a 0.037% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 GMC Acadia has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0374% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.2705%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0374% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.2705% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 GMC Acadia is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2013 GMC Acadia is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9566Mazda CX-9Nissan PathfinderHonda RidgelineC. Town and CountryToyota 4RunnerHonda OdysseyDodge DurangoHonda PilotBuick EnclaveGMC AcadiaFord ExplorerChevrolet TraverseComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 GMC Acadia with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 66 to 95. The 2013 GMC Acadia is safer than the 2013 Mazda CX-9, the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2013 Honda Ridgeline, the 2013 Chrysler Town and Country, and the 2013 Toyota 4Runner and less safe than the 2013 Dodge Durango. It is about as safe as the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2013 Ford Explorer, the 2013 Buick Enclave, and the 2013 Honda Pilot.

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