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Why the Toyota Rav4 is one of the safest compact SUV’s on the market

Posted: 7/08/2018
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When you have a family, you want nothing more but to keep them safe when you’re behind the wheel. We all know how busy Sunshine Coast roads are these days and how easily distracted other drivers can be especially around peak hour. So, when it comes to buying a new family car, looking into what safety features the vehicle has, becomes a high priority. The Toyota Rav4 GX is the perfect family SUV as it is spacious, stylish and is fitted with latest Toyota’s Safety Sense features making it one of the safest cars on the road today.

What is Toyota Safety Sense?

Toyota Safety Sense is a range of active safety technologies that were designed to prevent or mitigate collisions at a wide range of speeds and different traffic situations. These include a pre-collision system, autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure alert, active cruise control and automatic high beam. Toyota Safety Sense is designed to help protect drivers, passengers, people in other vehicles on the road and pedestrians from harm. These features come standard across the Rav4 range at no additional cost.

Pre-Collision System

The pre-collision used a camera to detect the risk of a collision. It uses audible and visual warnings to prompt you to brake. If you do not respond to the alerts, the system will automatically apply the brakes to prevent a collision or reduce the force of impact. This autonomous emergency braking technology can reduce vehicle speed and potentially bring the car to a complete stop.

Active Cruise Control

The risk of a nose to tail accident is lower with the active cruise control system.  Much like a standard cruise control, the active cruise control system helps the vehicle travel at a consistent speed set by the driver. But also has a vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode which assists the driver by adjusting vehicle speed (within a set range) to help maintain a pre-set distance to a preceding vehicle when the preceding vehicle is traveling at a lower speed.

Lane-departure alert

We’ve all experienced the shock of seeing a near miss from a vehicle travelling at 100km on the highway and suddenly veer into the next lane while another car is right there. The lane-departure alert system can detect the lines on the road and will alert you if your car unintentionally deviates from your lane. This can help prevent accidents and head-on collisions.

Automatic High Beam

Automatic high beam switches between high and low beams to avoid blinding other drivers as you come around those corners. As high beam is used more frequently, the system will detect obstacles quicker.

These active safety technologies across the RAV4 range have reduced nose-to-tail accidents by 50 percent compared with vehicles not equipped with these features.

Toyota Rav4 at Sunshine Toyota, your local Toyota dealer

The Toyota Rav4 GX is a safe and great value compact SUV. Making it a no-brainer in which car to choose for safety! If you would like to chat to one of our team about becoming a RAV4 owner simply book a test-drive today. If you would like to check out Sunshine Toyota’s current RAV4 deals click here.


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