Toyota has long been known to produce some of the most reliable vehicles on the road today. And now, in addition to reliability, Toyota owners can find peace of mind knowing most of the Toyota lineup will be equipped with advanced safety systems on all trim levels starting with 2017 models. This is one of many reasons why the Institute for Highway Safety has awarded the Toyota lineup with more Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick + awards than any other automotive brand.
More and more families are trusting in Toyota vehicles to get them home safely, making safety research one of Toyota's top focuses. The Toyota research and development team found driver fatigue and driver distraction were the leading causes of automotive accidents. For this reason, Toyota has included an Automatic Braking system in their standard active safety feature lineup that can work in tandem with safe driving to help reduce the risk of accidents like rear-end collisions.
How does Toyota Safety Compare?
Toyota Safety vs Honda
Honda provides an active safety feature bundle on its newer vehicles called Honda Sensing. However, the Honda Sensing system doesn't provide standard Automatic Braking, Pedestrian Detection, or Automatic High Beams meaning it could cost customers an extra $1,000+ for the same level of protection as a Toyota.
Toyota Safety vs Nissan
Nissan does not have universal safety systems in place on its lineup of vehicles. It also reserves features like Automatic Braking for its highest trim levels meaning car shoppers could end up paying up to $3,000+ for this feature.
Toyota Safety vs Chevy
Many popular Chevy models offer warning only crash-avoidance systems or Automatic Braking only on the highest trim levels. This means, if car shoppers want an Automatic Braking system on their Chevy it could end up costing them upwards of $2,000+.
Toyota Safety vs Kia
Like many other automotive brands, Kia provides Autonomous Emergency Braking on only a few models and at their highest trim levels meaning car shoppers will have to part with more money out of pocket to have the same active safety features that come standard in a Toyota.