2011 Toyota 4Runner Safety
Keeping your family safe on the road is a priority for the 2011 Toyota 4Runner. It is outfitted with driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, knee airbags, and active headrests. It also has driver and front passenger TAP airbags, which protects your thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. There are also roll-sensing side curtain airbags for all rows of seating with a cutoff switch.
It features the STAR Safety System, which is now standard for all Toyota vehicles. These technologies include Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Antilock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, and Brake Assist. Vehicle Stability Control reduces the chance of wheel slip and loss of traction by cutting power and increasing brakes to the wheels that need it. It monitors steering angle as well as direction to keep the vehicle on track. Traction Control assists in maintaining traction on less than ideal surfaces. It limits the engine’s output while taking power from the malfunctioning wheels to the ones that are still working.
The Anti-lock Brake System is common on most new vehicles manufactured today; it was designed to stop brakes from locking up to help the driver remain in control during emergency situations and avoid skidding. Toyota incorporated Electronic Brake-force Distribution in the ABS system. It keeps the vehicle stable and balanced during braking, which is especially helpful when carrying cargo because it increases the rear wheels’ brake pressure. The Brake Assist system increases the brake pressure when it detects the driver braking suddenly to help avoid an impending collision.