Wednesday, November 12, 2014

An In-Depth Look at Toyota Safety Features and Options

What's your favorite Toyota safety feature? 

It's no secret that modern vehicles are significantly more safe than their counterparts of yesteryear. Highway death rates have been falling for years and look poised to continue their decline. What's more, manufacturers like Toyota have managed to blend the creature comforts that we've come to expect1 in new vehicles with commonsense safety features that protect every member of the family. These innovative features are just the tip of Toyota's safety iceberg.

Star Safety System

The Star Safety System (SST) actually isn't a single feature. It's a six-for-one suite of safety systems, some of which may be quite familiar, that collectively protect vehicles and their occupants in tricky situations. These systems include:

• Traction control for slippery surfaces
• Anti-lock braking for hard braking in rough conditions
• Brake assist for magnified braking power
• Electronic brake-force distribution for a smoother, safer stop
• Vehicle stability control for tight maneuvers
• Smart stop technology for added braking control

Pre-Collision Technology

Pre-collision technology warns drivers of an imminent frontal crash and springs into action to mitigate the potential damage. In addition to an audible warning, pre-collision technology automatically applies the brakes and retracts seat belts to lessen the crash's impact and enhance occupants' safety.

Blind Spot Monitors

Optional blind spot monitors give drivers a helping hand during turns, lane changes, and other high-risk maneuvers that involve incomplete visibility. These devices "see" what's in drivers' side and rear blind spots while warning of potential impacts or obstacles. This technology can dramatically reduce the incidence of high-speed highway crashes.

Backup Cameras

Backup cameras literally let you see what's behind the vehicle, taking much of the uncertainty out of tight maneuvers on crowded streets, narrow driveways, or obstacle-laden paths. This feature is now option on many Toyota models.

Find New and Used Toyotas in Cheboygan and Northern Michigan

No matter what safety feature you're most comfortable with, owning a Toyota makes it easy to have them all. If you're in the market for a spiffy and safe vehicle, we'd be happy to point you in the right direction. To take an up-close-and-personal look at our lineup of new and used cars, visit our conveniently located Cheboygan showroom, check out our website, or contact us today.

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