Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ Award Goes to 2017 Toyota Corolla

With standard security features additional to the IIHS's appraisal like Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P), it's no wonder Toyota's compact four-door received accolades.

2017 Toyota Corolla was one among twelve Toyota models receiving the safety authority's top award, the most of any manufacturer evaluated, continuing the automaker's commitment to maintaining high standards for drive-time peace of mind among its competitors.

To clinch the status, a vehicle must earn a rating of Good in five IIHS tests pertaining to crashworthiness, from small overlap front, moderate overlap front, and side to those of roof strength and head restraints. Plus, either an Advanced or Superior rating for front crash prevention must present, as well as a headlight rating of acceptable or good. 2017 Corolla's mettle tested, the sedan excelled, making a showing of Good in crash testing as well as Superior in front crash prevention thanks to a standard Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection.

It's just this latter inclusion that appears standard in 2017 Corolla's Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) technology, among other top-tier elements. For example, a Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist monitors nearby lane markers, emitting a visual and audible alert combination in tandem with light steering force when it detects drift, making it a snap for Corolla to remain on track. Automatic High Beams pierce through the thick of it for enhanced visibility when you need it, and a Dynamic Radar Cruise Control system simplifies remaining at a safe distance from nearby vehicles for the duration.

What's more, 2017 Toyota Corolla builds in a Star Safety System™ for the apex in ride steadiness and dependability, comprised of Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control for surmounting adverse conditions with optimal pulling power, as well as anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist. Smart Stop Technology® reduces engine power in the event of contemporaneous brake and accelerator depression to help bring Corolla to a controlled halt, while Hill Start Assist Control makes quick work of limiting backward roll during steep ascents.

Take a ride in a 2017 Toyota Corolla here at DCH Freehold Toyota, and see for yourself why the experts laud its safety capabilities for the long haul. You'll find us conveniently located a short distance from the Howell, Old Bridge, Englishtown, and Matawan areas here at 4268 Route 9 South in Freehold, NJ. We look forward to introducing you to a ride to remember!