The Toyota RAV4 is a versatile SUV that’s great for everything from running errands to taking a camping trip and driving on trails. How safe is this reliable SUV though? To show drivers and families near Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison all the ways that it’s designed to protect you, Ron Hibbard Toyota looks at the Toyota RAV4 safety ratings.
Toyota RAV4 Safety Scores
The RAV4 earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). One of the ways it was able to get this high safety score was by being built with a reinforced unitized steel body that features side-impact door beams and eight airbags.
This advanced airbag system protects the entire interior. There are standard driver and front passenger airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, a front passenger seat-cushion airbag, a driver knee airbag, and front and rear side curtain airbags.
For even more protection during an accident, there are front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters. In the backseat, smaller passengers will be strapped in tight with Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH).
Toyota Driver Assistance Features
The 2019 RAV4 comes with lots of driver assistance features that can prevent accidents before they occur. The Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 system comes standard on every trim level. It can provide you with everything from more visibility to more awareness during your drive. Some of the standard features include:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
- Automatic High Beams
- Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Another feature that comes in handy is the standard backup camera. Whenever you put your Toyota RAV4 in reverse, it switches your dashboard monitor from the infotainment screen to a live picture of what’s behind your SUV.
There are also available features that build on these. For example, the Bird’s Eye View Camera uses a series of cameras to create an overhead projection of your SUV, while the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert watch out for other vehicles.
Toyota RAV4 Reliability
For a safe and stable drive in any situation, the Toyota RAV4 is available with all-wheel drive and a Multi-terrain Select system. This gives you the ability to adjust the suspension to match you drive and switch between four modes:
- Mud & Sand
- Rock & Dirt
You can also get up steep terrain safely with standard Hill Start Assist Control. To get back down at a slow, constant speed, Downhill Assist Control is also available.
No matter which drivetrain you’re driving on, every Toyota RAV4 also comes with the Star Safety System™. This collection of safety features includes everything from anti-lock brakes to Traction Control and Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control.
Test Drive the Toyota RAV4
Visit Ron Hibbard Toyota to learn more about the Toyota RAV4 safety ratings and take a test drive. With its advanced airbag system, driver assistance features, and capable drivetrain, it provides drivers near Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison with peace of mind.