The Toyota Corolla has consistently been a top seller for the brand. The car has a sharp, sporty style, and it handles deftly. The Corolla also has excellent fuel efficiency and an affordable sticker price, making it a great choice for those who are on a budget but don’t want to sacrifice quality.
Much of the popularity of the Corolla is thanks to its overall safety. Parents choose this car as a family vehicle, and many choose it as a first vehicle for their teens or a graduation gift for their rising college students. The newest model builds on the past success, and it includes some of the most cutting-edge safety features on the market.
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Here are just some of the safety features that await you:
Traction and Stability Control
When you are driving, you might hit a patch of rain or even a little gravel that causes your car to lose traction or to randomly pull in a different direction. Depending on how fast you are driving and what other conditions are present, even a momentary loss of traction or control can lead to a huge accident.
The 2015 Toyota Corolla has both traction control and electronic stability control to reduce the risk of such incidents. The systems work by applying the brakes when the car loses traction, as indicated by a mismatch between the throttle and engine torque or other signs. With the brakes applied, the driver has a bit more control in the moment. The systems can also reduce the gas, choke the throttle, suppress the spark sequence to the engine’s cylinders, and reduce engine power.
Working together, these systems can minimize your risk of an accident by giving you more control on the road.
The 2015 Toyota Corolla has numerous braking features that improve its overall safety. The car comes with an anti-lock braking system, which prevents the wheels from locking up during braking and leading to loss of traction and a skid out.
A more advanced safety feature is the electronic brakeforce distribution. Instead of applying brake force to all brakes evenly during braking, this feature applies the appropriate force that is needed for each wheel depending on the conditions.
For example, more force would be applied to the front brakes since all the weight of the car is pushed forward by momentum. However, more force would be applied to the rear brakes when braking begins since it is needed to help stop the car.
Brake assist is a safety feature that applies more pressure to all brakes in an emergency situation. The Smart Stop system automatically cuts off the engine if you accidentally press the gas at the same time you press the brakes, providing a failsafe when you are flustered in an emergency situation.
Working together, these features all give you greater control over stopping your vehicle and minimize your risk of spinning out.
We believe that the rear-view camera is moving toward becoming a standard safety feature on all cars, the way airbags were once a luxury but are now standard. The 2015 Toyota Corolla is ahead of the curve by offering this important safety feature as standard.
The camera helps drivers see what’s behind them to avoid collisions, including small animals that might run out, a piece of debris lying behind the car, a short shrub, or even another car that the driver came up suddenly. The camera provides greater visibility to increase safety.
Tire Pressure Monitoring
You may not think much about your tire pressure unless you start burning up more fuel than usual, but it can actually have a much bigger impact. Lower tire pressure can reduce your car’s traction, which can put you at risk of losing control.
The 2015 Toyota Corolla has a tire pressure monitoring system that will let you know when it’s time to put some more air in the tires. You’ll protect the health of your tires and keep your family safer on the road.
Eight Standard Airbags
Over the years, more and more airbags have been added to many cars to provide even more protection in case of an accident. The 2015 Toyota Corolla has an impressive eight airbags.
They include driver and passenger airbags, side airbags for the driver and passenger, curtain airbags in the front and rear, knee airbags for the driver, and a seat-cushion airbag for the passenger.
Seats that Reduce the Risk of Whiplash
Whiplash is a common injury in even minor fender benders. The 2015 Toyota Corolla includes Whiplash-Injury-Lessening Seats that are designed specifically to reduce the risk of this injury.
These seats are designed so that the seat curves in toward the back, providing more support. The headrest is also angled forward slightly to support the base of the neck and head. In an accident, the seats will support the head and back while the seatbelt supports the chest. The result is that the head and torso will not move violently in opposite directions, leading to whiplash.
The seats are also designed with more rigid materials to increase the support that they provide.
The 2015 Toyota Corolla includes several other safety features, such as an energy-absorbing collapsible steering wheel, side-impact door beams, crash crumple zones, an engine immobilizer and more. When you drive a Corolla, you are choosing a safe vehicle that will make the roads safer for everyone.
Stop by the top NH Toyota dealership today to take a test drive of the 2015 Toyota Corolla. Rochester Toyota offers fair prices, affordable financing and some of the best customer service in the area. We also offer expert maintenance and repairs, allowing us to build a relationship with our customers that goes far beyond that first car purchase. Visit us today.