2011 Toyota Sequoia Safety
The Sequoia is at the top level on the SUV safety scale. Toyota's STAR Safety System is integrated into this big machine, which features Vehicle Stability Control. It also utilizes a state of the art anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-Force distribution and Brake Assist, with Traction Control also coming into play. Obviously, such braking technology is not going to allow the vehicle to slide no matter how hard the brakes are applied. The Sequoia is also quite sophisticated in terms of airbag technology. The front airbags are dual stage and incorporate the latest technology. There are also seat mounted side airbags for the driver and passenger. Additionally, front seat knee airbags are provided. The two rows of rear seats employ side curtain air bags that are activated by roll sensors.
The upscale models have an advanced sonar system in which a very loud, piercing sound is activated if the vehicle comes too close to an object. The rear view camera is also an excellent safety aid in minimizing the possibility of close quarter accidents with vehicles and pedestrians. Possibly the most efficacious safety feature of the Sequoia is the relatively short distance it requires to stop, which is quite unusual for big SUVs. This three ton machine comes to a complete stop in 120 feet when traveling at 60 miles per hour. Such stopping power eclipses that of the other full-size SUVs.