Side shot of silver 2018 Toyota RAV4 driving on beachfront dirt road

Is the 2018 Toyota RAV4 a safe vehicle?

2018 Toyota RAV4 safety ratings and active driver assistance features 

We recently learned that the Toyota RAV4 was the highest selling non-pickup in the United States for all of 2017! There’s definitely a good reason for this accolade; not only is it one of the most innovative crossovers on the market, it does a pristine job at keeping you safe and secure wherever you’re headed. To see what we mean, we’ll tell you all about the 2018 Toyota RAV4 safety ratings and active driver assistance features today! 

2018 Toyota RAV4 NHTSA and IIHS Safety Ratings 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have long been two of the top names in the game when it comes to designating a vehicle’s ability to keep your peace of mind top-notch. These institutions evaluate models on many factors, including overall body construction, airbag effectiveness and range of safety features offered; with a cohesive inspection on each RAV4 model, you can feel secure inside knowing that the experts were right.  

Man driving in front seat of 2018 Toyota RAV4 with panoramic sunroof and windshield prominent

Front row of seating in 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

There’s good news to pass along from these organizations as well; the 2018 RAV4 has earned itself a 5-star overall NHTSA rating, as well as a Top Safety Pick designation from the IIHS! Both of these are the top accolades available from either company, which is why it’s so cool to have a crossover on our lot that can check off all the boxes.  

Active and passive safety features of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 

With a Blind Spot Monitor, eight standard airbags and the assurance from the Toyota Star Safety System™ — including Vehicle Stability Control, Brake Assist and more – the 2018 RAV4 is more than capable of leading you along every step of the way. In addition, its active innovations, that come to you as part of Toyota Safety Sense™ P, are all tops in the class. They include:  

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

Read More: 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Operation and Features 

Test drive the 2018 Toyota RAV4 in Palo Alto CA 

Obviously, what’s listed above isn’t all that the 2018 RAV4 is capable of. Contact our sales team at Toyota Palo Alto to schedule a test drive so you can unleash the raw power of this industry favorite for yourself!