The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently conducted a new round of tests, subjecting some of the most popular crossovers and SUVs to the demanding passenger-side small-overlap test. While many failed, the 2018 GMC Acadia passed.
According to the IIHS report, the 2018 Acadia received a “good” rating with a well-maintained driver’s space and minimal intrusion following the crash. Injury measurements taken from the crash dummy showed a low risk of any severe injuries in this kind of a wreck. The dummy’s movement was well controlled and the side curtain airbag deployed provided forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure.
Some of the Acadia’s indirect rivals, however, didn’t make out so well. The Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee both flunked the test and received “poor” ratings from the IIHS. Other models that joined the Acadia with positive scores include the Kia Sorento and Volkswagen Atlas.