2016 GMC Acadia  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#18 of 2016 SUVs

#33 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 GMC Acadia
The Acadia, part of GMC's lineup since 2007, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. The Acadia has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The GMC Acadia has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow 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 2016 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 2016 GMC Acadia has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 GMC Acadia has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0384% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.3801%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0384% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.3801% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 GMC Acadia is 20% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 GMC Acadia is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9470Nissan QuestFord FlexC. Town and CountryToyota 4RunnerKia SedonaChevrolet TraverseDodge DurangoHonda PilotToyota SiennaHonda OdysseyGMC AcadiaFord ExplorerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 GMC Acadia with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 94. The 2016 GMC Acadia is safer than the 2016 Nissan Quest, the 2016 Ford Flex, and the 2016 Chrysler Town and Country and less safe than the 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Dodge Durango. It is about as safe as the 2016 Kia Sedona, the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2016 Ford Explorer, the 2016 Honda Odyssey, and the 2016 Toyota Sienna.

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