Safety Features Of The Toyota Hybrid SUV

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The seats for the driver and front passenger are power-adjustable, as are the headrests. Second- and third-row seats come with armrests and foldaway capabilities. The fabric for the car’s seats feature Toyota’s trims of environmentally friendly materials.

Standard Toyota Safety Features on Every Highlander Hybrid SUV

Accelerate rapidly, brake suddenly, swerve on impulse - the standard Star Safety System ensures your safety inside this Toyota hybrid SUV. With the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system, stability is controlled, brakes are lock-free, assisted, and evenly distributed.

Collision impact is cushioned by standard Advanced Airbag systems for those riding in front. The driver even has an airbag for his kneecaps. For passengers on second, third, and last rows, side curtain airbags sense the roll and impact and provides automatic protection on collision.

Door beams are reinforced for side impact protection. The front and the rear of the vehicle are also reinforced with crumple zones. And to make sure you don’t choke on your seatbelt anchors, the belt-tensioners come with force limiters. These seatbelts also have warning sensors for accurately safe tension, while shoulder anchors are fully adjustable.

Child Friendly Vehicle

Kids-wise (as every SUV owner would want to be reassured), the Highlander is child-friendly yet child-safety-conscious as every other Toyota. The Child Restraint System (CRS) standard for the Highlander’s second row, features tether anchors for in- and out-board. Locks out back are childproof and tamper-free, just in case.

Sidebar: The next article in the Toyota section is on hybrid cars Toyota.

Expect the worst, even if you ride the best Toyota Hybrid SUV, but come prepared, is the Highlander’s credo. If you were the driver, you would not want to be crushed by the steering wheel in a collision so its collapsible angle sort of makes sure you are not. You would not want short-circuits burning through the connections during a collision; so, the battery is automatically deactivated by crash sensors. There is also the engine immobilizer.