Last week, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its list of Top Safety Pick+ recipients and regular ol’ Top Safety Picks. The 2017 GMC Acadia didn’t earn the “plus” mark, but it was awarded the latter.
The 2017 Acadia was rated as “Good” in all areas of crashworthiness and received “Superior” marks with optional equipment for crash avoidance and mitigation. However, like many vehicles, the IIHS found the Acadia’s headlights as underperforming.
Above is the 2017 Acadia’s small overlap crash test, which takes place at 40 mph. While the Acadia is banged up, the test dummy would likely walk away from such an accident.
Along with the Acadia, two other GM vehicles received Top Safety Pick accolades, those being the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu and 2017 Cadillac XT5. The 2017 Chevrolet Volt and 2017 Buick Envision both received Top Safety Pick+ ratings.