We take safety very seriously at Toyota and we set ourselves the very highest standards. As a result we have equipped Yaris with a wide range of advanced safety technologies and innovations to ensure that they meet stringent international standards.
5-Star ANCAP Rating for Yaris Hatch
Every model in the Yaris hatch range has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program). To achieve an ANCAP five-star rating, a vehicle must achieve the highest international recognised standards in all test categories.
All Yaris grades have intelligent Active Braking with intelligence (AB-i) , a computerised system, which makes braking safer. This includes:
- Anti-skid Braking System (ABS) to keep you heading in your intended direction if you ever have to brake hard on a slippery surface.
Another safety feature you'll find on all Yaris models is Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRC) . VSC helps prevent skidding on corners and is particularly useful on wet or slippery surfaces, helping to make sure Yaris goes where you aim it.
TRC helps minimise wheel spin when setting off or accelerating on slippery surfaces, which is particularly handy for steep hill starts in the rain.
There's a whole range of clever safety features built into Yaris hatch. In fact, even the way it is built helps to make it safer.
Several strategically placed high-strength steel sheets help protect driver and passengers in a collision. While the front and sides of the car are designed to absorb and deflect crash energy.
Active Braking with intelligence (AB-i)
Active Braking with intelligence (AB-i) is a system designed to help stop quickly and safely in an emergency. The AB-i system uses continuous feedback from sensors in the wheels to ensure that brakeforce is applied as effectively as possible whatever the driving conditions.
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)
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.