GMC Acadia achieves Five-Star Safety Rating

2011 GMC Acadia Columbia SC

2011 GMC Acadia for sale in Columbia, South Carolina from Jim Hudson GMC

Jim Hudson GMC, the premier GMC dealer in Columbia, SC, is please to announce thatthe 2011 GMC Acadia for sale in Columbia has followed up on its recongition as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety by receiving a 5-star test rating under the New Car Assessment Program managed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The GMC Acadia was tested under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new rating system, which was implemented for the 2011 model year. The new rating system is based on more rigorous frontal and side crash tests in addition to rollover resistance testing. These three test conditions are combined mathematically under the new system into an “Overall Vehicle Score.”   Under this methodology, the Acadia achieved an overall vehicle score of five stars – the highest rating possible – even though several individual tests resulted in four-star ratings.

“Earning five stars under the new rating system is an impressive feat – one that clearly demonstrates the strength of Acadia’s advanced structure, overall crashworthiness and effectiveness of its state-of-the-art safety technologies,” said Jeff Boyer, General Motors executive director of vehicle safety.

Acadia’s safety systems help protect passengers before, during and after a crash. Standard safety-enhancing features include StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with rollover mitigation technology, six air bags and OnStar’s Automatic Crash Response system that can help get emergency responders to a crash scene quickly even if the driver is incapacitated.

A strong and well-designed vehicle structure is foundational for crashworthiness, while a wide stance and low center of gravity helps reduce the likelihood of a rollover. Acadia’s vehicle structure is reinforced in numerous areas with high-strength steel. The six air bags include dual-stage front air bags for the driver and front passenger; two seat-mounted side-impact air bags in the front row; and two head curtain side-impact air bags that cover all three seating rows. The head curtain side air bags are among the longest air bags in any production vehicle.

Complementing the air bags is GM’s rollover sensing system, which can activate the side-impact air bags if sensors determine an imminent rollover. In a rollover, the air bags stay inflated longer to provide increased occupant protection.

Shop the GMC Acadia in Columbia, South Carolina

The 2011 GMC Acadia is available from Jim Hudson GMC in Columbia, South Carolina.  Jim Hudson has served Columbia GMC customers for nearly 30 years as well as other communities in the midlands of South Carolina including Orangeburg, Sumter, Newberry, and Lugoff.  Jim Hudson is proud to have offered the GMC Acadia since its launch for the 2007 model year.  For more information about the 2011 GMC Acadia for sale in Columbia, visit our GMC Acadia Columbia SC website.

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