Toyota is known for its inclusive approach to safety that takes into consideration not only the people and their cars, but also the traffic environment—and the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is no exception to that. This four-wheel drive is packed with safety features that help reduce, if not totally avoid casualties in the event of a crash.
If you are looking for a 4WD that does not miss out on essential safety features, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is the way to go. Every Land Cruiser Prado is equipped with auto emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and auto high-beam headlights, and more. And not only that—this 4WD also holds a maximum five-star safety rating, which says a lot about how safe it is to drive even when trudging difficult terrain.
While there is no sure way to prevent a crash, there is a way to reduce its impact when it occurs. With the Auto Emergency Braking (AEB) feature that comes as standard to the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, your car can easily detect objects along its path and brake spontaneously when a crash is imminent. Depending on the model you choose, your Land Cruise Prado can come with an AEB system designed to deal with certain crash situations.
Electronic Stability Control
A crash is likely to occur when a car steers away from its lane. Fortunately, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado comes with sensors to ensure that it stays on its proper lane. These sensors work in monitoring the direction in which the car is traveling and the position of its steering wheel. Once it detects an unintended maneuver, it automatically brakes the individual wheels of the car and steers it back to its proper track.
The ESC feature of the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado does more than rectify oversteering and understeering. It also helps keep your car balanced in the event of vague maneuvers and helps it deal with gravel patches more efficiently. This feature also helps enhance traction when you drive through shifty surfaces, reducing the occurrence of a crash.
Side Curtain Airbags
For maximum adult occupant protection, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado comes with side curtain airbags that automatically activate when a side impact crash occurs. These airbags emerge above the side windows when your car collides with objects such as trees to provide cushioning between your passengers and the windows.
Without side curtain bags, your passengers do not have any protection when your car is hit from the side. These curtain bags basically lessen the risk of head injury when a crash occurs. They work the same way as the front airbags found in front of your seat, which also protect your head in the event of a crash.
Located at the back of every Land Cruiser Prado, the reversing camera gives you added visibility behind your car. The reversing camera comes with both a camera and a display monitor to let you see what is behind your car when it is in reverse. Since you cannot view all the objects behind your car, the reverse camera helps you see all the objects that you may not see through your head checks.
The enhanced rear visibility that a reversing camera provides has been shown to curb pedestrian crashes by up to 41%! With a reversing camera, you can also easily see how far you still have until you hit something, especially when you are maneuvering in tight spaces. It also provides a way for you to check objects or people below your eye line when you are reversing.
All things considered, there is no doubt that the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado makes a safe and great choice for a 4WD. Its other safety features, including Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) technology, Headrests, Vehicle Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, Crawl Control, and Downhill Assist Control offer added protection and ensure that your Land Cruiser Prado will perform well during a crash. Its long roster of safety kit comes as standard to all models of the Land Cruiser Prado, but you have the option of upgrading to the more inclusive Safety Pack that includes a pre-crash safety system and adaptive cruise control. Either way, you can count on Toyota’s stellar record when it comes to safety and that is what most of its rivals cannot always match.