2017 GMC Acadia  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#40 of 2017 SUVs

#91 of all 2017 vehicles


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


The 2017 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 2017 GMC Acadia has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 GMC Acadia has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0459% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.2441%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0459% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.2441% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 GMC Acadia is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 GMC Acadia is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9767Nissan MuranoNissan PathfinderGMC AcadiaToyota 4RunnerKia SedonaKia SorentoJeep Grand CherokeeMazda CX-9Dodge DurangoToyota HighlanderHonda PilotToyota SiennaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 GMC Acadia with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 97. The 2017 GMC Acadia is safer than the 2017 Nissan Murano and less safe than the 2017 Toyota 4Runner, the 2017 Kia Sedona, the 2017 Kia Sorento, the 2017 Toyota Sienna, the 2017 Honda Pilot, the 2017 Toyota Highlander, the 2017 Dodge Durango, the 2017 Mazda CX-9, and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is about as safe as the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder.

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