The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety gave GM’s four Lambda based crossovers Top Safety Pick designation after testing the GMC Acadia. The IIHS said that the GMC Acadia aced the front, side and rear crash tests.
To qualify to be a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn the highest rating of good in front, side and rear testing. It must also be equipped with electronic stability control as standard. IIHS says the Top Safety Pick designation applies to 2008-2009 Acadia, Enclave, and Outlook models built after March, 2008, and the new 2009 Chevrolet Traverse.
The crossovers have also been given the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 5-star rating for driver and front passenger crash tests and for the rear passenger in side crash tests.