2011 Toyota Highlander Safety
In government crash tests, the Highlander earned five stars (the highest possible) for the driver and four stars for the front passenger in frontal impacts, and five stars for side impacts. Tests done by insurance companies received a ‘good’ rating (the best possible) in frontal and side impact tests.
The Highlander has several key safety features. It has seven passanger airbags including side-impact airbags for front seat passengers, side curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and a driver-side knee airbag. It also features antilock disc brakes and electronic brake-force distribution, as well as stability control, traction control, and hill-start assist. Upgraded trim packages also feature hill descent control.
There are three-point seatbelts for all seat positions. There are daytime running lights and the LATCH system for tethering child car seats. Doors feature child protector locks and side-impact beams. There are also head impact protection structure in place. In the event of an accident, the driver and front passenger have active head rests to reduce whiplash, and it includes front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones and energy-dissipating interior trim. Also if an accident occurs, the steering column collapses and there is also a fuel cut-off system in place, and there is a post-collesion system.