How Safe is the 2020 Toyota Highlander?

June 29th, 2020 by

When it comes time to purchase a new family SUV, safety is often one of the most important factors that customers consider. For those drivers considering a Toyota Highlander for their new family vehicle, you can trust that the Highlander was designed with you and your passengers’ safety in mind. All of our new Highlanders come standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 to give you greater awareness on the road. In addition, the Highlander has plenty of additional safety features for a heightened level of confidence. Continue reading to learn more about some of the top safety features in the 2020 Highlander. 

 

Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0

 

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With Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0, you’ll find a suite of standard safety features to keep you and your passengers protected on the road. Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection(1) (2) integrates a camera and radar system to help reduce the likelihood of colliding with a preceding car or pedestrian. This system will detect when a vehicle or pedestrian is in front of you and gives you audio or visual alerts if a frontal collision is likely. Another cool feature of Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 is Lane Departure Alert, which detects lane departure on roads with visible lane markings. If your Highlander detects that you’re venturing off the road, you’ll receive a visual and audio alert (3). With Road Sign Assist (4), you’ll get added awareness to your drive as speed limit signs, stop signs, do not enter signs, and yield signs will be detected and displayed in the Highlander. These three features are only some of the many Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 features that are standard in the Highlander.

 

Additional Toyota Highlander Safety Features 

 

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The Highlander’s safety features don’t end with the Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 technology. The Highlander offers many other available driver assistance technologies including Hill Start Assist Control (5), Blind Spot Monitor (6) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (7), and Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automated Braking(8). You’ll have confidence with every drive in your Highlander with these safety features! 

 

Shop Toyota Highlanders at Stadium Toyota 

 

 

If you’re on the hunt for a safe, family-friendly vehicle for your Tampa family, be sure to consider the Toyota Highlander models. Available in multiple trims and a hybrid model, the Highlander comes with a suite of standard safety features, along with additional safety features designed to protect you and your passengers. Stop into Stadium Toyota today to check out our full inventory of Toyota Highlander models!

 

Disclaimers

1 –  The Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection (PD) is designed to determine if impact is imminent and help reduce impact speed and damage in certain frontal collisions involving a vehicle or a pedestrian. PCS w/PD is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, size and position of pedestrian or bicyclist and weather, light and road conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details. 

 

2-  The Pedestrian Detection system is designed to detect a pedestrian ahead of the vehicle, determine if impact is imminent and help reduce impact speed. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, size and position of pedestrians, and weather, light and road conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details. 

 

3 – Lane Departure Alert is designed to read visible lane markers under certain conditions, and provide visual and audible alerts when lane departure is detected. It is not a collision-avoidance system or a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

 

4 – Do not rely exclusively on Road Sign Assist (RSA). RSA is a driver support system that utilizes the vehicle’s forward-facing camera and navigation system (when data is available) to recognize certain road signs and provide information to the driver via the multi-information display and/or Head-Up Display. Effectiveness is dependent on road, weather, vehicle and sign conditions. Use common sense when using RSA and do not drive distracted. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

 

5 – Hill Start Assist Control is designed to help minimize backward rolling on steep ascents. It is not a substitute for safe driving judgment and practices. Factors including speed, grade, surface conditions and driver input can all affect whether HAC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

 

6 –  Do not rely exclusively on the Blind Spot Monitor. Always look over your shoulder and use your turn signal. There are limitations to the function, detection and range of the monitor. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

 

7 – Do not rely exclusively on the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system. Always look over your shoulder and use your mirrors to confirm rear clearance. There are limitations to the function, detection and range of the system. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

 

8 –  At speeds of 9 mph or less, Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automated Braking (PA w/AB) is designed to assist drivers in avoiding potential collisions with nearby static objects when the vehicle is in Drive or Reverse and approaching crossing vehicles when the vehicle is in Reverse. Do not overly rely on PA w/AB. Always look around outside the vehicle and use mirrors to confirm clearance. Certain vehicle and environmental factors, including an object or vehicle’s shape, size and composition, may affect the system’s effectiveness. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

 

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