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GMC Acadia Scores Higher Than Explorer, Grand Cherokee, Pilot, and Highlander On Key Safety Test


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John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com


In a new round of testing by IIHS, the 2018 GMC Acadia topped all domestic brands and also top-sellers the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander in an important passenger-side safety test. The Acadia scored Good overall on the small frontal overlap test which simulates the vehicle hitting a pole or another object with just the front corner of the vehicle. The Ford Explorer's airbags malfunctioned and the Jeep Grand Cherokee saw big cabin intrusion due to a weak crash structure. Both scored the lowest possible overall grade.  The GMC Acadia joins the Kia Sorento and VW Atlas in earning the top overall score of Good.


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