In every safety review of the GMC Acadia by US authorities, the crossover rates highly. The NHTSA gave the 2023 Acadia a rating of five stars out of five, with only the rollover test receiving a lower four-star ranking. The IIHS was also generous with its 2023 review, giving the GMC Acadia a rating of Good in each of the five crashworthiness categories tested.
The Acadia's safety rating is well earned, with even the entry-level model equipped with a full suite of standard safety features from this year. These comprise an HD rearview camera, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward-collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, following distance indicator, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear park assist, and a teen driver system. There are all the expected mechanical safety measures, too, including ABS/EBD brakes, stability and traction control, and eight airbags: dual front, driver knee, front side with a driver in-board side-impact bag, and side curtain. All trims except the SLE get a safety alert seat and can option on an HD surround-view camera.
|GMC Acadia Trims||SLE||SLT||AT4||Denali|
|Rear Parking Aid||S||S||S||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||S||S||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||S|
In J.D. Power's review of the Acadia for 2023, the crossover managed an overall score of 84 out of 100 and 85/100 for quality and reliability. There is one recall for 2023 at the time of writing pertaining to illegible tire labels. The 2022 Acadia has three recalls for an issue with the fuel tank rollover valve, rear suspension toe links that may separate, and a sensing diagnostic module that hasn't been activated.
Despite its reasonable dependability score, the GMC crossover comes with a rather average warranty plan. This includes three years/36,000 miles of limited coverage, and five years/60,000 miles of powertrain cover with roadside assistance. A single visit for complimentary maintenance is allotted within the first year after purchase.