What is Toyota Crawl Control?
Toyota Crawl Control functions similarly to cruise control but in an off-road-focused manner. Toyota designed the system to handle vehicle speed and acceleration over various terrain conditions, allowing the driver to focus on steering and navigating the obstacles ahead. The feature was first released in 2008 and can be used even in rugged terrain, such as sand, rock crawls, and deep mud.
Toyota's Crawl Control system uses sensors to judge driving conditions and adjusts the vehicle's operation to meet them. This includes acceleration and braking to each wheel. Toyota says that the feature is especially useful in situations such as soft sand, where it's easy for a vehicle to dig in. Since the vehicle can individually brake and drive each wheel, it can climb out much more easily than with 4-wheel drive (4WD) alone.