The Acadia is equipped with a full complement of safety features, such as anti-lock brakes and stability control, that offer protection in any driving situation. A rearview camera is also standard, which is helpful when reversing or attaching a trailer to the vehicle.
Several advanced safety features are optional as well, which improve towing safety and confidence. Blind-Spot Monitors and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert provide additional visibility of the areas just outside of your line of sight, sending alerts if other vehicles are nearing your blind spots. This is an excellent safety feature for crowded traffic or highways, but it also helps you get a better view of the area near your attached trailer.
One of the most challenging things about towing is having to plan your stopping distance, and merging or passing to adjust for the length and weight of the trailer. With features like Low-Speed Automatic Emergency Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control, the systems will adjust your driving distance and apply the brakes if you’re following at an unsafe distance. This keeps you from having to slam on the brakes with the weight of the trailer behind you. Active Lane Control helps you keep your vehicle and trailer in the appropriate lane on the highway, so you won’t collide with the vehicles near you.