Advanced Air Bags Help 2013 Acadia Earn an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick

Industry-first air bag technologies on the 2013 GMC Acadia helped it earn a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Online PR News – 31-January-2013 – El Paso, TX – Always striving to make advances in safety technology, General Motors has introduced two new industry-first air bags on four of the corporation’s best-selling 2013 vehicles. The 2013 GMC Acadia crossover is one of the vehicles to receive GM’s front center air bag. The purpose of this front center air bag is to supply an energy-absorbing cushion between drivers and front passengers in the event of side impact crashes and rollovers. This new safety technology also helped the 2013 Acadia to secure a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The safe and stylish 2013 Acadia is available now at Crawford Buick GMC in El Paso, TX.
“The front center air bag is not required by federal regulation, and no other air bag in passenger vehicles today offers the type of restraint and cushioning this air bag is designed to provide for front occupants,” said Scott Thomas, senior staff engineer in GM’s advanced restraint systems.
To earn a coveted Top Safety Pick from the IIHS, vehicles must receive a rating of ‘good’, the highest rating possible, in the following safety tests: moderate overlap frontal, side, rollover, and rear tests. The 2013 Acadia did just that. Standard safety features on this midsize SUV include 4-wheel disc brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, daytime running lights, driver and passenger air bags, and child safety locks.
The refreshed 2013 GMC Acadia can now be found at Crawford Buick GMC. Interested drivers are encouraged to visit the El Paso area dealership in person for a test drive of this advanced vehicle. More information on the 2013 Acadia can be found online at
About Crawford Buick GMC: Crawford Buick GMC has a large inventory of new GMC trucks, crossovers and SUVs ready for a test drive, including the Sierra, Acadia, and Terrain. Their El Paso dealership also has lots of quality pre-owned vehicles for sale. Finance managers at Crawford Buick GMC work with customers to achieve the best finance package to fit the customer’s lifestyle needs. Crawford Buick GMC also offers advanced parts and service from a team of expert Buick and GMC technicians. Customers can visit the Crawford Buick GMC website at, or interact with the Crawford Buick GMC Facebook page at