Toyota Highlander Safety
The 2018 Highlander is a midsize SUV that’s known for being very safe. In fact, it earned a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), as well as a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
We here at Ira Toyota of Danvers will show you how the vehicle earned these high ratings. Continue reading to learn all about the Toyota Highlander safety options and contact us to test drive the vehicle near Danvers, Peabody, or Salem.
Toyota Safety Sense™ P
The 2018 Toyota Highlander comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P). This intelligent suite of driver-assisting technologies was designed to give you peace of mind since it acts like a second pair of eyes, helping you stay more alert to prevent an accident.
Some features you can find in TSS-P are…
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection: Uses an in-vehicle camera to detect vehicles or pedestrians in front of you. If a frontal collision is likely, you’ll receive audio and visual prompts to take action. If you don’t react, the system can apply the brakes for you.
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist: Detects unintentional lane departure on roads with clear markings. It’ll send an alert and then may make small corrective steering inputs to help you stay in your lane.
- Automatic High Beams: Helps you see clearly at night without blinding other drivers. When it detects headlights of oncoming vehicles or taillights of preceding ones, it’ll automatically switch from high to low beams. When the coast is clear, it’ll switch back to high beams.
2018 Highlander Active Safety Features
The 2018 Highlander also comes with lots of active safety features to help you drive confidently. For instance, there’s the Star Safety System™ that includes features like:
- Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control
- Traction Control
- Anti-lock Brake System
The Star Safety System™ comes with Smart Stop Technology, too. This was designed to help with braking when unintentional acceleration occurs. It’ll typically come on when the brake and gas pedals are pressed down at the same time which can occur during emergency braking. When that happens, the system is triggered and will bring the Highlander to a safe stop.
Toyota Highlander Passive Safety Features
The above features are designed to help prevent a collision from occurring. However, there may be a time when one happens, anyway. Luckily, the Toyota Highlander has plenty of passive safety features that’ll help protect everyone on board.
The vehicle has an Advanced Airbag System that includes driver and front-passenger dual-stage airbags, Roll-Sensing Side Curtain Airbags for all rows, and more.
You’ll also find LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) inside this automobile. With lower anchors and tethers on the outboard second-row seats and a tether anchor on the two rear middle seats, it’s an added measure for the smaller members of your family.
Test Drive a 2018 Toyota Highlander
With these safety features in place, you can rest assured that everyone will remain safe inside the Highlander.
If you want to see these safety options in person, then schedule a test drive at Ira Toyota of Danvers. We’ll show you how they’d work during your drives around Danvers, Peabody, and Salem.
Don’t wait. Test drive the 2018 Toyota Highlander today!