2015 GMC Acadia

large SUV / 4-door SUV

2015 GMC Acadia 4-door SUV
2011 GMC Acadia shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Basic

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2007-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 GMC Acadia SLE 4-door 4wd

The GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook were introduced in the 2007 model year. The Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse were introduced in the 2008 and 2009 model years, respectively. The Outlook was discontinued after the 2009 model year.

For the 2017 model year, the Acadia large SUV was renamed the Acadia Limited and sold when new only to fleets. The Acadia Limited shares no ratings with the 2017-18 GMC Acadia, redesigned for 2017, and the 2018 Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse, redesigned for 2018. All three current models are now midsize SUVs.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head contacted the side curtain airbag during rebound.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0813
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 6
Center (cm) 5
Right (cm) 4
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3
Right (cm) 3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -3
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0813
Head
HIC-15 168
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 31
Maximum Nij 0.34
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.6
Femur force - right (kN) 3.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.70
Maximum tibia index - right 0.44
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 72
Right 55

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2007-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 GMC Acadia SLE 4-door 4wd with standard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook were introduced in the 2007 model year. The Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse were introduced in the 2008 and 2009 model years, respectively. The Outlook was discontinued after the 2009 model year.

For the 2017 model year, the Acadia large SUV was renamed the Acadia Limited and sold when new only to fleets. The Acadia Limited shares no ratings with the 2017-18 GMC Acadia, redesigned for 2017, and the 2018 Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse, redesigned for 2018. All three current models are now midsize SUVs.

Rating applies to 2007-16 models

Tested vehicle:2008 GMC Acadia SLE 4-door 4wd

The GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook were introduced in the 2007 model year. The Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse were introduced in the 2008 and 2009 model years, respectively. The Outlook was discontinued after the 2009 model year.

For the 2017 model year, the Acadia large SUV was renamed the Acadia Limited and sold when new only to fleets. The Acadia Limited shares no ratings with the 2017-18 GMC Acadia, redesigned for 2017, and the 2018 Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse, redesigned for 2018. All three current models are now midsize SUVs.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0835
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -17.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0835
Head HIC-15 55
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 33
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 42
Average deflection (mm) 30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.61
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.77
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.9
Combined force (kN) 4.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9
L-M moment (Nm) 122
A-P moment (Nm) 34

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0835
Head HIC-15 101
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.0
Compression (kN) 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 40
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 27
Average deflection (mm) 21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.32
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.26
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.1
Combined force (kN) 3.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 111
A-P moment (Nm) -25

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2011-16 models built after January 2011

Tested vehicle: 2011 GMC Acadia SLT 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,973 lbs
Peak force 19,898 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.00

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2013-16 models

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 8
Distance below top of head (mm) 11
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 7.9
Head contact time (ms) 54
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 14
Max neck tension (N) 433

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Alert

Package name

  • Optional Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning

Applies to 2014-16 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.
Basic
Basic
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2015-16 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim SLT1
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 3 6 4 5
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
5
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 31
Clearance angle (degrees) 58
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 34
Clearance angle (degrees) 58
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 48
Clearance angle (degrees) 64
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 29
Clearance angle (degrees) 60
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 32

5

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated