2009 GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse, Saturn Outlook Are Top Safety Picks


We apologize for listing all four members of GM’s three-row crossover family in the headline, but felt it was odd to go with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s headline of just the GMC Acadia getting the highest safety honor the group bestows on new vehicles. The IIHS award goes to any vehicle that scores a top rating in frontal, side and rear crash tests. The rating is considered much harder to achieve than the government’s five-star safety rating.

The Top Safety Pick designation also carries over to 2008 versions of the Acadia, Enclave and Outlook, while the Chevy Traverse is all-new for 2009. The 2008s are available with huge discounts during GM’s Employee Pricing sale we covered last week, which runs through Sept. 2.

2008 Buick Enclave Expert Review (Cars.com)
2008 GMC Acadia Expert Review (Cars.com)
2007 Saturn Outlook Expert Review (Cars.com)

By David Thomas | August 25, 2008 | Comments (1)


The Acadia is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard amenities include keyless remote entry, hands-free OnStar communication system, tinted glass, heated mirrors, roof rails and a rear spoiler.

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