Toyota RAV4 Safety Rating

2021 Toyota RAV4 Safety Rating

Built for the everyday adventure, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 incorporates a full suite of advanced safety features to complement its comfortable and sporty design. The result is a more intuitive SUV that remains supremely fun to drive.

To help you decide whether the Toyota RAV4 provides the right level of safety for your active life, the team at Faulkner Toyota Harrisburg has created this helpful safety review. Continue reading before scheduling a test drive around Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, or Carlisle, PA.

NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating

2021 Toyota RAV4 Safety RatingThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the 2021 Toyota RAV4 a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating, its highest overall marks with special recognition for side crash and rollover resistance.

Part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the NHTSA is responsible for enforcing vehicle performance standards to help reduce deaths, injuries, and economic losses from motor vehicle accidents.


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a leading independent scientific and educational organization, awarded the 2021 Toyota RAV4 the 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK for both crashworthiness and crash avoidance. This award in particular applies to RAV4 models that are equipped with the Adaptive Front Headlight System Package and LED Headlights.

Overall, these awards speak volumes of the Toyota RAV4’s superior design and ability to mitigate risk while traveling the various roadways around the Capital City region and beyond!

Inspiring Confidence From the Ground Up

From its available All-Wheel Drive system and standard Active Cornering Assist to the power-assisted ventilated brakes, the RAV4 is engineered to stay firmly attached to the road ahead.

Under the hood is where Toyota’s Star Safety System™ shines, delivering a long list of innovative features, like Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, and Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control. Other features in this system include:

  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Smart Stop Technology

Inside the cabin, you and your passengers have a total of eight airbags providing nearly 360 degrees of protection. You’ll even find the RAV4 offers an available digital rearview mirror.

In fact, the RAV4 is historic in that it’s the first in Toyota’s lineup of vehicles to introduce a camera-based digital rearview mirror. This feature works hand in hand with a camera placed in the rear window to provide a wider view of what’s behind you than a traditional rearview mirror.

The Toyota RAV4 also makes it easier to determine if you can fit into a parking space and if there’s anything in your way. With the available Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking, you’ll be warned if there’s an object—stationary or not—that will hinder your ability to fit into a spot. These warnings will come through visibly and audibly.

In some cases, the brakes will be applied or engine power will be reduced if the system senses that impact with an object is imminent.

Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0

Designed to serve as an invisible copilot, this advanced suite of active safety tech provides an extra pair of eyes around your vehicle.

When traveling on a highway or turnpike, the system’s Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control allows you to set and maintain a specific speed while automatically adjusting to maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle ahead.

For drivers who have to contend with busy city traffic on a regular basis, the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection is a must. Using millimeter-wave radar along with a shape recognition camera, the system can alert you to a possible collision with a cyclist or pedestrian and even trigger the automatic braking system.

Additional smart features you’ll find included in the suite include:

  • Road Sign Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist

Knowing what’s in your blind spots can further keep you at ease. The available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert has cameras strategically placed in each of your blind spots, which will show if any objects—moving or not—are present. The system can also see vehicles approaching from the side and audibly warn you.

For even more peace of mind, you can opt for the available Bird’s Eye View Camera, which includes Perimeter Scan. With cameras stationed all throughout your vehicle, you’ll be given a 360-degree view of everything around your vehicle, including your blind spots. You’ll even be able to see things overhead.

Safety Connect®

In the event an unfortunate situation occurs, the Toyota RAV4 has a number of different features that can provide immediate assistance through Safety Connect®, which is standard on all Toyota RAV4 models.

  • Automatic Collision Notification: When the air bags are deployed or you’re involved in a collision, our 24/7 response center is notified and will contact you immediately to see if you need service of any kind. An agent will then speak to the vehicle occupants, if possible, and can alert local authorities to come to your aid, regardless of location.
  • Emergency Assistance Button: With the push of a button, you’ll be connected to one of our response center agents, who can dispatch local authorities or other necessary emergency services to your vehicle’s location.
  • Stolen Vehicle Locator: In the event your vehicle is stolen, file a police report immediately and then call our response center. Our agents will be able to help authorities track down your vehicle using GPS technology.
  • Roadside Assistance: When you engage the Emergency Assistance button, you can connect to 24/7 Roadside Assistance, which can come to your aid no matter where you are.


For an even deeper layer of protection, each new Toyota vehicle comes standard with ToyotaCare, which is a complimentary maintenance plan that includes all routine factory maintenance services for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. You’ll also have Roadside Assistance for the first two years of ownership with unlimited mileage.

Discover More About the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Safety

No matter where the day leads, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 delivers both the engineering and the technology to help you and your family arrive home safely.

To take a closer look, visit Faulkner Toyota Harrisburg or go online to schedule a test drive around Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, or Carlisle, PA, today!