Car Safety features in the Toyota HiLux

Car Safety

HiLux. Unbreakable, because you're not.

With its go anywhere, do anything attitude, we are constantly working to ensure HiLux remains unbreakable, no matter what gets thrown at it. At the same time we do everything we can to ensure the vehicle is equipped with outstanding levels of safety through both 'passive' and 'active' safety features.

We know Australia has some of the toughest working conditions on earth, so every HiLux is tested against Toyota's Global Outstanding Assessment (GOA)  passive safety assessment program. The HiLux cabin is designed to absorb impact in the event of an accident. It comes complete with side door Anti-intrusion beams  and a Head Impact Protection  Structure (HIPS), to help absorb impact. It also has a cross member at the front end of the frame, helping prevent smaller vehicle intrusion.

While HiLux blitzes our own Rigorous Global Safety Programme, it's also tried and tested every day by hundreds of thousands of satisfied owners, in all weather conditions and on all terrains, across Australia.

From SRS airbags  (driver and front passenger) and ABS brakes, which are standard across the range, to Crumple Zone technology and Vehicle Stability Control  (standard on all 4x4 HiLux variants), HiLux offers active and passive safety measures designed to ensure that not only is it the most reliable, hardworking member of your team, it's also the safest.

HiLux Ancap safety rating
HiLux ANCAP Safety Rating

5-Star ANCAP Rating for HiLux 4x4

All HiLux 4x4 grades have been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program). In order to achieve a five-star rating a vehicle must go through rigorous testing in a number of key safety categories.

Brake Assist (BA)  works with ABS to help stop faster in an emergency.

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Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)

Standard on all 4x4 HiLux variants, EBD  redistributes brake force to help keep stability and balance during sudden braking.

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Standard on all 4x4 HiLux variants, VSC  helps give safer cornering by actively detecting and controlling under/ oversteer.

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Traction Control (TRC)

Standard on all 4x4 HiLux variants, TRC  helps provide grip on the road, by improving traction on difficult or varied surfaces.

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SRS Airbags

HiLux comes with driver and front passenger SRS airbags  as standard across the range.

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A Crumple Zone helps protect driver and passengers absorbing impact in a collision.

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Global Outstanding Assessment (GOA)

Global Outstanding Assessment (GOA) is a stringent Toyota safety program. It incorporates extensive crash testing to help develop vehicles with safety features well above mandatory requirements.

Anti-intrusion beams

Beams placed in the side doors to protect the occupants in the event of a side impact to the vehicle.

Head Impact Protection (HIP)

A package of features designed to lessen the chance of head injury in an accident. Includes energy absorbing materials in the door trims, pillars, roof side-member, roof inner and roof side rails.

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) is composed of multiple systems within a vehicle such as airbags and seatbelt pretensioners, which help restrain the occupants in the event of a collision in turn helping to minimise the chance of injury. Image shown for illustration purposes only.

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

System that ensures control in cornering situations the way ABS does under braking and TRC does under acceleration. The VSC system utilises electronic sensors in conjunction with the ABS and TRC hardware to help control any potential understeer or oversteer situations. Understeer is when the vehicle loses front-wheel traction and wants to push forward nose first. Oversteer is when the rear wheels lose traction and the tail begins to slide.

ABS (Anti-Skid Braking System)

Modern electronics and a hydraulic actuator compares and adjusts wheel speeds when braking to prevent wheel lock-up and hence a potential skid.

Brake Assist (BA)

A system designed to assist the driver in emergency braking, where the driver cannot apply the high pedal force required to obtain the shortest possible braking distance. It supplements the braking power applied if the driver has not pushed hard enough on the brake pedal in an emergency braking situation - working in conjunction with ABS.

Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)

Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) is a system that maximises braking efficiency. It senses the weight distribution of the vehicle and redistributes the braking to each wheel so that the wheels with most weight on them receive the most brakeforce.

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

System that ensures control in cornering situations the way ABS does under braking and TRC does under acceleration. The VSC system utilises electronic sensors in conjunction with the ABS and TRC hardware to help control any potential understeer or oversteer situations. Understeer is when the vehicle loses front-wheel traction and wants to push forward nose first. Oversteer is when the rear wheels lose traction and the tail begins to slide.

Traction Control (TRC)

Traction Control

System designed to maximise safety when accelerating on slippery road surfaces or when the available grip differs from one side of the vehicle to the other (such as when two wheels are on a gravel or grass verge). Operated by controlling the throttle and/or applying the brakes to any wheel that is slipping. Image shown for illustration purposes only.

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) is composed of multiple systems within a vehicle such as airbags and seatbelt pretensioners, which help restrain the occupants in the event of a collision in turn helping to minimise the chance of injury. Image shown for illustration purposes only.
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