The 2017 Toyota Prius Safety Features Offer Peace of Mind Behind the Wheel

October 10th, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Prius RearWhile it might be best known for its reputation as one of the most efficient hybrid cars on the market, the 2017 Toyota Prius safety features have recently received an overhaul that should make the car a top choice among our Santa Ana and Culver City, CA residents. Not only did the Prius earn a Five-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA, it includes advanced accident prevention features as standard — most competing models only feature comparable safety technologies on their highest trim levels.

Making Safety a Standard Feature

Auto safety has been advancing in leaps and bounds, and while many think of car frame crumple zones, seat belts, and airbags as standard safety equipment, the 2017 Toyota Prius safety technologies go a few steps further. In addition to standards like anti-lock disc brakes, traction and stability control, and a rearview camera, Toyota is installing their Safety Sense P package on each Prius model.

Toyota Safety Sense P features include:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Automatic High Beams

The goal of Toyota Safety Sense P features is to give the driver another set of “eyes” on the road that can help increase awareness of potential safety risks and make it easier to avoid a collision before it happens. If the warnings from the Pre-Collision System or Lane Departure Alert aren’t acknowledged and responded to, the vehicle can actually respond to them automatically to help avoid an accident.

Drivers seeking more in the way of advanced safety technologies can find features like a blind-spot monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert on upper trim levels.

Learn More About the 2017 Toyota Prius Safety Features

Safety should be a top priority on any vehicle, but we know it’s far from the only reason you’ll drive home in a Prius. Now that we’ve shared the advanced 2017 Toyota Prius safety features with you, let us show you why so many Santa Ana and Culver City, CA drivers have been choosing the Prius over competing hybrids.

Visit Toyota Place in Garden Grove to take a test drive of the latest Prius model and experience its high-tech, comfortable cabin for yourself. Contact us today to schedule a test drive.

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