Toyota RAV4 Safety Features

A comprehensive list of the safety technology you get on this vehicle.

The RAV4 is a fantastic crossover for people who need a vehicle that can drive on the highway with ease. You’ll appreciate all of the RAV4 safety features available to protect you and your passengers.

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) is a comprehensive set of features that are meant to keep you safe on the roadways. It aids with improved driver attention, allowing you to make better judgments.

It contributes to preventing frontal collisions by being a fully integrated system that guarantees drivers stay in their designated lanes at all times and improves safety at night by ensuring that drivers remain in their assigned lanes at all times.

Let’s go through each operation in a little more detail to fully understand their potential.

RAV4 safety features: on all models:

Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Bicycle Detection

The Pre-Collision System includes a laser and camera that can detect other automobiles and, if an accident is possible, warn the driver using audio and visual warnings.

It is not only looking out for other cars and people on the road in daytime as well as low-light situations, but it’s also vigilant for bicycles that might enter its path during daytime driving.

The Pre-Collision System will assist you to avoid a collision by applying the brakes if the driver has not responded to your cues. If the system is unable to help the driver entirely avoid the accident, it may be able to lessen how severe the frontal collision would be.

The system includes a laser and camera that can detect other automobiles and, if an accident is possible, warn the driver using audio and visual warnings.

Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection

Lane departure warning system uses a camera to alert you when you have strayed into clearly designated lines on the road. This feature not only aids in steering assistance when you inadvertently switch lanes, but it also aids in detecting when you are about to go off a highway’s edge.

Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Full-Speed Dynamic Cruise Control is a great feature that allows for vehicle-to-vehicle distance control down to 0 km/h and resume from a complete stop. You will be able to define your speed limit and following distance, as well as the option of speed matching, low-speed following, and the ability to accelerate to keep up with a car ahead.

Lane Tracing Assist

The Lane Trace Assist function is a wonderful addition for individuals who enjoy driving fast and safely. It can assist you by setting following distances while using Dynamic Cruise Control, but it also checks to see if there’s an open lane in front of your vehicle – so all you have to do is steer left or right with your hands still on top of the wheel!

Automatic High Beam

Without worrying about distracting other drivers, the Automatic High Beam function gives you better forward visibility on dark roads. The vehicle will detect and react to headlights and taillights of other drivers, allowing you to drive safely while not disturbing passing traffic.

Blind Spot Monitor System

Blind Spot Monitors warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spot. It aids you in detecting vehicles that may go unnoticed in the side view mirrors, increasing confidence and assisting with safe operation.

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

When backing up at a low speed, the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert warns you of approaching cross-traffic. It tells you with warning chimes and lights on the outside mirror of the oncoming car, preventing collisions that might not have been avoided otherwise.

RAV4 safety features on selected models:

In addition to the above safety features, this vehicle offers more sophisticated technology on higher trims that will improve your driving experience. Learn about these features below.

Safety FeaturesBlind Spot MonitorRear Cross-Traffic AlertRear Cross-Traffic BrakingFront/Back Parking Clearance SonarBird’s Eye View Panoramic CameraDestination AssistEmbedded Navigation w/ Traffic & WeatherRemote ConnectService ConnectSafety ConnectAnti-Theft Alarm System
Gas - LE
Gas - XLE
Gas - Bronze Edition
Gas - Limited
Gas - Platinum
Hybrid - LE
Hybrid - XLE
Hybrid - XSE
Hybrid - Limited
Hybrid - Platinum

Rear Cross-Traffic Braking

The rear cross-traffic braking can assist you when backing up. If the radar determines that you are in danger of colliding with a vehicle from behind, it will activate the brake system.

Available on:

  • Gas- Limited
  • Hybrid- XSE Technology, Limited
  • Plug-in Hybrid- XSE Premium Technology

Front/Back Parking Clearance Sonar

Parking Clearance Sonar makes navigating tight parking spaces simple and safe at low speeds. It detects objects around your car and sounds an audible alarm if you get too close with sensors on the front, rear, and corners of the automobile. If you continue to approach closer after receiving this feature, it will automatically apply the brakes.

Available on:

  • Gas- Limited
  • Hybrid- XSE Technology, Limited
  • Plug-in Hybrid- XSE Premium Technology

Bird’s Eye View Panoramic Camera

There are cameras on the front, rear, and side of the car that form a 360-degree panoramic view and provide a good view of your surroundings. You may switch to this mode at any time by pressing a button on the remote. The screen will display various angles from behind and around your car for parking when you put the vehicle in reverse.

Available on:

  • Gas- Limited
  • Hybrid- XSE Technology, Limited
  • Plug-in Hybrid- XSE Premium Technology

Embedded Navigation w/ Traffic & Weather

The embedded navigation system comes with map and navigation functionality that may be accessed at all times without the need for an internet or data connection. Real-time traffic information, as well as weather alerts, are available through the system.

Available on:

  • Gas- TRD Off Road, Limited
  • Hybrid- XSE Technology, Limited
  • Plug-in Hybrid- XSE Premium Technology

Remote Connect

$9.95/month subscription fee required after 3-year trial.

This allows you to access your Toyota vehicle remotely with an Apple Watch, Android smartwatch, or smartphone. With Toyota Remote Connect, you may lock and unlock doors, close windows, turn on the ignition, find your car, and more using your smart device.

Use this feature to warm up or cool down your vehicle before you get on your way! The setup for Remote Connect is quite easy!

*Plug-in Hybrid models come with Remote Climate Start instead, door lock/unlock is not available.

Available on:

  • Gas- XLE Premium, Trail, TRD Off Road, Limited
  • Hybrid- XSE, XSE Technology, Limited
  • Plug-in Hybrid- XSE, XSE Premium Technology

Service Connect

Subscription fee may be required after trial ends.

Service Connect allows you to take action and stay up-to-date on the maintenance of your car. It includes Vehicle Health Reports and notifications in your Toyota App when a warning light comes on in your vehicle’s dashboard.

You may choose to have your preferred dealer contact you directly if a service need for your car arises instead of contacting the manufacturer (for example, a recall or a warning light).

Available on:

  • Gas- XLE Premium, Trail, TRD Off Road, Limited
  • Hybrid- XSE, XSE Technology, Limited
  • Plug-in Hybrid- XSE, XSE Premium Technology

Safety Connect

$9.95/month subscription fee required after 1-year trial.

While on the road, Safety Connect can assist you in remaining safe. You may contact our 24/7 response center by pressing a button. Safety Connect is accessible for you at any time if an accident takes place.

Available on:

  • Gas- XLE Premium, Trail, TRD Off Road, Limited
  • Hybrid- XSE, XSE Technology, Limited
  • Plug-in Hybrid- XSE, XSE Premium Technology

Destination Assist

$9.95/month subscription fee required after 1-year trial.

Destination Assist enables drivers to reach their destination by giving them access to a live agent who can guide them through their vehicle’s standard navigation system to a location or thing of interest.

Available on:

  • Gas- Limited
  • Hybrid- XSE Technology, Limited
  • Plug-in Hybrid- XSE Premium Technology

Anti-Theft Alarm System

The anti-theft alarm system keeps your car safe when you are away. When unauthorized access is detected, it activates the hazard lights and sets off an acoustic alarm.

The engine immobilizer is a security feature that works in tandem with the electric key fob to ensure that your car will only start if the correct electric key code has been sent to it. This number is stored on a transponder chip inside your key or smart key.

Available on:

  • Gas- XLE Premium, Trail, TRD Off Road, Limited
  • Hybrid- XSE, XSE Technology, Limited
  • Plug-in Hybrid- XSE, XSE Premium Technology

Conclusion

The RAV4 features a variety of additional amenities in addition to its outstanding safety functions. Before you make your decision, be sure to check out our RAV4 Trim Levels Guide for a comprehensive overview of the trims and features available:

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