Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) is a standard feature on all RAV4 models.

It's one of the advanced Driver Assist Technologies (DAT) that enable RAV4 to perform so well in all conditions and on all terrains.

Prevents Rollback

From a standing start on a steep incline, taking your foot off the brake to step on the throttle could normally result in the car starting to roll backwards. However, Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) prevents this from happening. In this situation, HAC is activated by depressing the brake pedal until the HAC indicator is displayed in the instrument cluster. This applies the brake for up to two seconds holding RAV4 in place, giving you time to get back on the throttle and pull away.

Ensuring a Smooth Pull-away

Whether you're loaded down with gear and pulling away on a steep trail, parked on a slippery mountain track or stopped in pouring rain at traffic lights half way up a hill, with a load on tow, Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) helps ensure a smooth, controlled pull away.