A few standout traits define the Toyota Corolla’s reputation. If you ask someone around Gastonia, Charlotte, or Lincolnton, NC, what they think of the charming compact car, they’ll likely praise its reliability, fuel economy, and cozy cabin. They also may discuss the many Toyota Corolla safety features—an always expanding part of the model’s personality. Much of the car’s safety revolves around driver-assistance technologies, which automatically step in when the situation demands.

Want to learn more about the safety of the Corolla? At Toyota of Gastonia, we’ve laid out all the core features in this helpful overview!


2020 Toyota Corolla Lane Alerting

Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection  

The safety features we’ll be discussing stem largely from the Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0) suite, which houses a wide range of protective capabilities. First up for discussion is the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD) with low light pedestrian detection and daytime cyclist detection.

While the name of this safety feature may be lengthy, the goal is simple—alerting you to potential hazards while driving. If you get too close to a vehicle or if a pedestrian or cyclist moves in front of your Toyota Corolla, you’ll receive an audible warning urging you to quickly evade or slow your vehicle.


2020 Toyota Corolla Lane Departure Alert

Corolla Safety: Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist

Next, we have Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), another safety feature of the Toyota Corolla that will help monitor your relative surroundings.

If you’re on a tight two-lane road or a busy highway and begin to unknowingly veer from your lane, you’ll be given an alert. More than just the alert, your steering wheel will automatically begin to turn, gently guiding you back into the proper lane. Road Edge Detection with a Sway Warning System are two more safety features that monitor your position on the road and provide alerts if you’re close to veering off the path.


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Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

If you have a long road trip ahead of you, the Toyota Corolla will make a great companion, thanks to its Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) system.

While you may be familiar with more traditional versions of cruise control, this unique setup in the Corolla goes above and beyond. The system will actually monitor your distance behind the vehicle in front of you. To maintain that distance, your car will automatically accelerate or decelerate!


Toyota Corolla with High Beams

Automatic High Beams

When driving at night on dark, rural roads, the Automatic High Beams (AHB) of the Toyota Corolla will provide the illumination you require. The high beams automatically come on when you’re alone on the road and are traveling above 25 MPH, yet are scaled down to your regular headlights if a car is approaching.

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Even More Toyota Corolla Safety Features to Explore

The Toyota Corolla has a long list of safety features that extend beyond the four primary features we’ve discussed in this overview. For a full breakdown of the model’s safety or to see how these features work while driving near Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton, North Carolina, get in touch with our staff at Toyota of Gastonia!


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