Hill-Start Assist - Toyota RAV4

Hill-start Assist Control

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.

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

Hillstart Assist Control

Automatic function that prevents the vehicle rolling downhill when starting off. It is particularly helpful on low-traction surfaces and when driving off road. Image shown for illustration purposes only.

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

Hillstart Assist Control
Hill start assist system prevents the car from rolling backward when taking off from a standing start up a steep incline. Image shown for illustration purposes only. Image shown for illustration purposes only.

Driver Assist Technology (DAT)

DAT encapsulates Toyota's 4WD technology - to in effect do the thinking for you. This technology is designed to suit on and off-road applications. The DAT features can include Active 4WD, Downhill Assist Control, Hill-start Assist Control, Toyota Electronically Modulated Suspension (TEMS), electronically controlled rear air suspension Active Traction Control (A-TRC), Vehicle Stability Control, Torsen limited slip centre differential with locking function, ABS anti-skid brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist.

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

Hillstart Assist Control

Automatic function that prevents the vehicle rolling downhill when starting off. It is particularly helpful on low-traction surfaces and when driving off road. Image shown for illustration purposes only.

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