The Holden Acadia, the latest crossover SUV imported to Australia for the brand, has earned the highest possible score from ANCAP at five stars.
Adult occupant protection received a 94 percent rating, while child occupant safety was 87 percent. Active safety features were awarded a 86 percent score. The five-star rating applies to all Holden Acadia variants; ANCAP specifically tested LT models without the optional all-wheel-drive system.
Unlike the GMC Acadia in the U.S., the Holden Acadia receives a suite of standard active safety technology. The features include automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist with lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, side blind-zone alert, following distance indicator, automatic high-beam assist, safety seat alert and rear parking assist.
The safety body said the active safety features performed “very well,” and helped the crossover SUV achieve its five-star rating. Crucially, the Acadia intervened in overtaking scenarios, which led to a full score for the lane-keep assist technologies. ANCAP said it’s “encouraging” to see Holden offer an incredibly competent vehicle in the popular crossover SUV segment.
The Acadia marks the first time Holden has sourced a GMC vehicle for its lineup and follows the Holden Equinox as its second new crossover entry. In Australia, the Acadia is considered a full-size large SUV, while the Equinox is mid-sized. Holden also sells the compact Trax crossover.
Additional standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, navigation, tri-zone climate control, passive entry and push-button start and a hitch view system. Pricier LTZ and LTZ-V models add heated and ventilated seats, an eight-inch infotainment screen, dual-panel sunroof and more.
The Acadia starts at $42,990 AUD, or roughly $30,700 USD, and is on sale now.