Toyota tops other makes when it comes to car seats

June 11th, 2019 by

Keeping your children safe in the car is one of your top priorities if you’re a parent. You look for the vehicles with the best safety technology, top reliability, and great convenience features to make each and every commute as family-friendly as it can possibly be. We’ve got good news – Toyota is making your decision even easier for you! Not only do all of our Clermont Toyotas feature incredible safety technology and incredible reliability, but 5 models have also been voted the top choices when it comes to car seat installation (as rated by the IIHS).

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Which Clermont Toyotas earned a Good + rating when it comes to car seats?

IIHS recently ranked a wide selection of vehicles from across different makes to see which vehicles offered the best ease of installation and security when it comes to car seats. Toyota earned a “Good +” rating – the highest rating you can get – for 5 models, including:

  • Toyota RAV4
  • Toyota Prius
  • Toyota Avalon
  • Toyota Corolla Hatchback
  • Toyota Camry

In order to achieve a “Good +” rating, cars have to meet six stringent criteria. Here’s what these Clermont Toyotas have to offer:

  • The tether anchor doesn’t feature any other hardware that could be confused as the tether itself
  • Lower anchors are no more than 3/4 of an inch deep where the seatback meets the seat cushion (so they’re easy to access)
  • Tether anchors are present on the rear deck or middle of the seatback
  • Lower anchors have a 54 degrees or greater clearance angle
  • The force required to attach the seat is fewer than 40 pounds
  • There must be extra LATCH-equipped seating positions in the vehicle

However, while ease of installation and security for car seats are important, you also want as much peace of mind as you can get when it comes to keeping your precious cargo safe. Here are some other safety features featured on our Clermont Toyotas that we love:

  • Toyota Safety Sense P, which is a suite of safety features that includes tech like the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Automatic High Beams, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • A Driver and Front Passenger Advanced Airbag System
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions as well as emergency locking retractors on all seatbelts
  • Hill Start Assist and Downhill Assist Control for tackling hilly terrain with ease
  • Safety Connect Services, which provides you with Stolen Vehicle Locator, Emergency Assistance, Roadside Assistance, and Automatic Collision Notification
  • A Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Driver and front passenger Whiplash-Injury-Reducing seats
  • The Star Safety System with Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Anti-Lock Brake System, Traction Control, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, and Smart Stop Technology

Not to mention, you’ll find top convenience technology woven into the design of our family-friendly Clermont Toyotas as well. Why make your commute anything but comfortable, safe, and efficient?

Get a family-friendly Clermont Toyota today

Shop any and all of them – they’re waiting for you at Toyota of Clermont today. We’re open seven days a week at 16851 State Road 50 just off the Florida Turnpike, and you can call to schedule a test drive and learn more about our inventory at (352) 404-7000.