2018 GMC Acadia  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#21 of 2018 SUVs

#37 of all 2018 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. The Acadia has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. GMC offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2018 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 2018 GMC Acadia has a score of 83, implying a 0.039% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.033%, and the chance of injury falls to 3%.

We estimate that the 2018 GMC Acadia has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0386% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.4064%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0386% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.4064% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 GMC Acadia is 20% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 GMC Acadia is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 GMC Acadia offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9768Kia CadenzaNissan MuranoHyundai Santa FeVolkswagen TiguanNissan PathfinderKia SorentoJeep Grand CherokeeMazda CX-9Toyota HighlanderHonda PilotToyota SiennaGMC AcadiaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 GMC Acadia with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 97. The 2018 GMC Acadia is safer than the 2018 Kia Cadenza, the 2018 Nissan Murano, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, and the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder and less safe than the 2018 Toyota Sienna, the 2018 Honda Pilot, the 2018 Toyota Highlander, the 2018 Mazda CX-9, and the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is about as safe as the 2018 Kia Sorento.

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