Toyota offers best ratings when it comes to car seats

June 11th, 2019 by

When you’re toting your family around town, their safety is at the top of your priority list as a driver. You want a vehicle that’s as secure as it gets, decked out with the latest and greatest safety technology and features (and throwing in a dash of convenience always helps, too). Safety is what makes a family-friendly vehicle so desirable, and Toyota of N Charlotte is proud to offer a great selection of new and used Toyotas that integrate top safety technology to keep you and your family secure.

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Toyota receives “Good +” rating from the IIHS when it comes to car seats

However, safety tech isn’t all that Toyota has to offer when it comes to family-friendliness! The IIHS recently rated a broad selection of vehicles that spans all makes and models to rank them according to ease of installation and security of car seat systems (in our N Charlotte Toyotas, it’s referred to as the LATCH system). FIVE Toyota models made the top of the list, beating out other makes and models with flying colors to receive a “Good +” rating – the best rating you can get in the category. Here are the five models that made the cut:

  • Toyota Camry
  • Toyota Prius
  • Toyota RAV4
  • Toyota Corolla Hatchback
  • Toyota Avalon

In order to receive this top rating, our N Charlotte Toyotas had to meet six specific criteria set forth by the IIHS. Here are the requirements:

  • There are extra LATCH-equipped seats in the vehicle
  • The force required to attach the car seat is less than 40 pounds
  • Lower anchors have a 54 degree or greater clearance angle for ease of installation
  • Lower anchors are no more than 3/4 of an inch deep where the seatback meets the seat cushion, again for ease of installation
  • Tether anchors are found on the rear deck or middle of the seatback
  • Tether anchors don’t feature any other hardware that could be confused with the tether itself

So you can rest easy that not only will it be easy to install your car seat into your N Charlotte Toyota, you can also rest easy that it’ll be properly secured each and every time you hit the road thanks to the LATCH system.

Our N Charlotte Toyotas offer exceptional safety features

However, car seats aren’t the only family-friendly feature you want in your ride, so check out some of the other safety tech featured in some of our favorite N Charlotte Toyotas:

  • 3-point seatbelts for ALL seating positions with emergency locking retractors
  • The Star Safety System
  • Safety Connect Services
  • Hill Start Assist and Downhill Assist Control
  • Toyota Safety Sense P
  • A Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Driver and front passenger Whiplash-Injury-Reducing seats
  • An Advanced Airbag System

And more. And don’t forget about convenience features – driving your family around town has never been as efficient as in one of our N Charlotte Toyotas.

What are you waiting for? Get your hands on a family-friendly N Charlotte Toyota today and get the peace of mind you deserve. We’re conveniently located just off I-77 at exit 23 at 13429 Statesville Road, and you can swing by and see us AND our inventory seven days a week!

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