The 2016 Acadia earned five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.
The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the 2016 Acadia, which will arrive at GMC dealerships this summer.
The rating also applies to the 2016 GMC Acadia Denali.
Standard safety features include a front center airbag that deploys between the passenger and driver in the event of a crash, antilock brakes and electronic stability control.
Forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning are standard on Acadia Denali and optional on SLT-1 and SLT-2 models. Side blind-zone alert and cross-traffic alert are standard on Acadia Denali and SLT-2 and optional on SLT-1.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2016 Acadia, which is a carryover vehicle with minimal changes. The 2015 Acadia earned "good" scores in all Institute crash tests.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers should note that the 2016 Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander have not been rated by NHTSA.