Passenger safety is one of the most important parts of Toyota vehicle design as well as the automaker's overall philosophy. For quite some time, Toyota cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans have routinely ranked at or near the top of almost every individual vehicle class in terms of passenger protection. Safety agencies like the governmental National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety are the gold standard for keeping manufacturers accountable as well as informing the public on how every vehicle available for sale will protect them in the event a crash was to happen.
In the 21st century, technology has progressed so quickly that it has changed the way we think about everything. As that idea applies to Toyota, this means doing more than just protecting drivers and passengers when a crash occurs. Toyota is taking the next step and implementing systems to prevent collisions and other unsafe situations from occurring at all. The automaker has fulfilled its promise to bring active crash avoidance systems to all of its passenger vehicles with the Toyota Safety Sense suite. We've created this page as a resource to help current and future customer up-to-date on the latest safety trends in the automotive industry.
It is hard to believe there was ever a time when safety features like seatbelts or airbags were not automatically included with a car or truck. Again, thanks to the advances in technology, Toyota has made its suite of active safety systems available in some form on every new vehicle it produces and arrives in the Heritage Toyota showroom. Buyers new to the Toyota brand or are getting their first Toyota Safety Sense™-equipped vehicle can watch the videos below to get an idea of what a benefit this technology truly is.
Regardless if a Heritage Toyota customer is researching a new Toyota vehicle or one of the pre-owned models available at the dealership. There is an incredible amount of information available from the IIHS and NHTSA. As a part of Heritage Toyota's commitment to passenger safety, our sales staff will work to bring you the latest crash test scores from the two agencies. Both the NHTSA and IIHS also keep historical data for how previous model years performed. We encourage every potential buyer to check out these pages to learn about how the vehicle they are interested in buying will protect them in an accident.
Because of how safe modern vehicles have become, it's very easy to be lulled into a false sense of security. Driving an automobile requires constant vigilance and eliminating as many distractions as possible while on the road. Our sales team is currently researching several topics to bring drivers tips and tricks to being as safe as possible while behind the wheel.