At Heritage Toyota, we’re focused on keeping you safe.

Not only are we able to offer Toyota’s line of exceptionally safe vehicles with enhanced standard safety features, we are focused on being a leader in safety among Vermont’s automotive dealers and other responsible businesses.

 



 

Automatic High Beams is just one part of the Toyota Safety Sense program, which comes standard on all trim levels—even base models—of any Toyota Tundra. We believe you shouldn't have to pay more for safety features; everyone in your family should have the same access to the newest safety technology available, regardless of what your monthly car budget might allow.

That makes Toyota vehicles like the Camry, RAV4, Prius, Tundra, Corolla, Highlander and others all especially good values. When safety is included in base model pricing, everyone wins.

Automatic High Beams (AHB) are a safety system designed to help you see more clearly at night—without blinding other drivers. Designed to activate at speeds above 25 mph, AHB rely on an in-vehicle camera to help detect the headlights of oncoming vehicles and taillights of preceding vehicles, then automatically toggle between high and low beams accordingly to provide the appropriate amount of light. By using high beams more frequently, the system may allow earlier detection of pedestrians and obstacles.

 

Click below to learn about other Toyota Safety Sense™ features


 

Why were 9 Toyota vehicles named “Top Safety Picks” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2017? Because we design them with the knowledge that safety is more than features—it's the lives of the people who drive our cars. For us, the journey towards a safe road never ends. This belief, along with our collaborative research efforts, drives us to create advancements and innovations in safety that have helped (and continue to help) prevent crashes and protect people.

That makes Toyota vehicles like the Camry, RAV4, Prius, Tundra, Corolla, Highlander and others all especially good values. When safety is included in base model pricing, everyone wins.

The optional Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) is designed to heighten your awareness on the road by alerting you when a vehicle enters a blind spot on either side. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) works similarly. When you slowly back out of a driveway or parking spot, it provides audible and visual indicators to warn you of approaching vehicles.


 

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is just one part of the Toyota Safety Sense program, which comes standard on all trim levels—even base models—of any Toyota Prius. We believe you shouldn't have to pay more for safety features; everyone in your family should have the same access to the newest safety technology available, regardless of what your monthly car budget might allow.

That makes Toyota vehicles like the Camry, RAV4, Prius, Tundra, Corolla, Highlander and others all especially good values. When safety is included in base model pricing, everyone wins.

Intended for highways and similar to “constant speed” cruise control, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) lets you drive at a preset speed. DRCC uses vehicle-to-vehicle distance control, which adjusts your speed, to help you maintain a preset distance from vehicles ahead of you that are driving at a slower speed. DRCC uses a front-grille-mounted radar and an in-vehicle camera to detect vehicles and their distance. If a driver is traveling slower than you, or within your preset range, DRCC will automatically slow your vehicle down without deactivating cruise control. If DRCC determines you need to slow down more, an audio and visual alert notifies you and brakes are applied. When there’s no longer a vehicle driving slower than your set speed in front of you, DRCC will then accelerate and regular cruise control will resume.

 

Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist is just one part of the Toyota Safety Sense program, which comes standard on all trim levels—even base models—of any Toyota Camry. We believe you shouldn't have to pay more for safety features; everyone in your family should have the same access to the newest safety technology available, regardless of what your monthly car budget might allow.

That makes Toyota vehicles like the Camry, RAV4, Prius, Tundra, Corolla, Highlander and others all especially good values. When safety is included in base model pricing, everyone wins.

Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist is designed with road safety in mind. With a front camera and on-car sensors, the all-new 2018 Camry will detect the visible lines on the road surface. When the car has unintentionally veered—veering without use of a turn signal—the car will alert you with a visual on the dash as well as sound a series of alerts.

Steering Assist can also help to make a series of corrective steering inputs to move the car gently back to the center of the driving lane, keeping everyone on board as safe as possible. Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assistant is just one feature which comes standard as part of Toyota’s Safety Sense Program.

 

 

 

 

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One person’s actions on the roads can affect so many lives. Making sure our drivers and passengers have the best tools and information available to them is important. According to OSHA, drivers make more than 200 decisions during every single mile traveled. An average commute of just 5 miles can have a driver making more than 2,000 driving decisions every day.

Road Safety is a growing concern in Vermont. According to Vermont State Police, 2017 has been the deadliest on record since 2013, with 69 reported fatalities on Vermont roadways. Nationwide, NHTSA reports that 3,477 lives were lost in 2015 due to distracted driving alone.

In May of 2017, Heritage Toyota had the opportunity to attend and document the Mt. Abraham Union High School Safety Fair. Amazed by the amount of passion that both students and educators had for the event and the topic of safety in the community, we were inspired to create a series of videos, helping to tell the story of how we can keep teenagers safe. Realizing that it takes a focused and unified community to teach safety, Heritage Toyota is proud to be a part of the conversation. As many officials said during the safety fair: it takes many sectors coming together to teach safety, not just one part. It takes the school, first responders, parents, local businesses and more to teach an impactful lesson. We are proud to be a local business stepping forward to start the conversation in all Vermont communities.

 

 

 

 


Heritage Toyota is proud to be able to offer all schools and youth organizations in Vermont a $250 grant to hold their own safety fair events in the 2017-2018 school year.
We believe in the value of offering a dedicated time for students to focus solely on how to keep themselves safe for life.

The $250 safety grant is used for hosting a safety fair at any Vermont school and can be used however the host school chooses to execute their safety fair. The school can use the grant to pay for speaker fees, cover lunch costs, create volunteer t-shirts, or any other use - as long as the grant goes toward hosting a safety fair and educating Vermont students.

As Matt Tatro, educator at Mt. Abraham Union High School states in our documentary, “I could tell a student what it’s like to be in an accident. I could try to give them that knowledge, but unless they see it, they really don’t know what you’re talking about.”

That’s the value of being able to bring a mock crash scene, presentations, workshops and student activities to each high school in Vermont. To be able to have each student in Vermont understand what it is like to be in an accident, and actively engage in new behaviors because of a safety fair is invaluable.

Getting started is easy. To apply for a Heritage Toyota grant, fill out our simple form to get the ball rolling. The Governor’s Safety Program as well as the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance offer a multitude of materials and support for planning the logistics of the Safety Fair.

We hope that every school in Vermont will take advantage of our offer and allow us the help keep every person safe on the road.

 

 


Toyota Safety Sense is a bundle of active safety features on many new Toyota vehicles which are offered at no additional cost. That makes Toyota one of the most value-driven brands when it comes to safety features.

The innovative features were designed to help protect you and your passengers from harm. And by being standard on even the base models, Toyota doesn’t make safety a question of economics. Safety should be a basic feature for everyone, regardless of budget.

Toyota Safety Sense features include Lane Departure Alert, Pre-Collision System, Automatic High Beams, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and other technology like Steering Assist and Pedestrian Detection. Having the best safety tools at your disposal works to create a better peace of mind.

 


 


Toyota’s Star Safety System consists of a suite of 6 advanced safety features designed to help keep you out of harm’s way.

The suite of features includes Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-Lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology. Each of these features is designed to give you better control in less than optimal conditions and handling. For the best and latest in safety technology, the full lineup of 2018 Toyotas includes so many safety features at no additional cost.

Other optional features found in 2018 models include blind spot monitoring, advanced airbag systems, hybrid technology, the LATCH system for securing child seats, tire pressure monitoring systems and more. For the best and latest in safety technology, the full lineup of 2018 Toyotas includes so many safety features at no additional cost.

 


 


As part of the Toyota family, your exceptional ownership experience starts with ToyotaCare, a no cost service plan with 24-hour roadside assistance. The ToyotaCare plan covers normal factory scheduled service for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. 24-hour roadside assistance is also included for 2 years and unlimited miles.

ToyotaCare includes a No Cost Maintenance Plan. Toyota-trained technicians will help keep your Toyota a Toyota by completing factory recommended maintenance, while keeping a complete history of your service visits. Toyota will also deliver timely reminders before your scheduled maintenance.

ToyotaCare Recommended Services Include:

  • Replace engine oil and oil filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Multi-point vehicle inspection
  • Inspect and adjust all fluid levels

It also includes 24-Hour Roadside Assistance ToyotaCare features 24-hour roadside 6 available at no cost for 2 years from date of first use, and unlimited miles.

24-Hour Roadside Assistance Covers:

  • Battery jump-starts
  • Lockout protection
  • Emergency fuel delivery
  • Tire service
  • Towing
  • Winching

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