Honda Sensing® vs Toyota Safety Sense™

2018 Nissan Altima

When driving around Lowell, Dracut, and Tewksbury, it’s important to stay as alert as possible. However, there may be some situations that are beyond your control.

Luckily, Toyota and Honda have created some pretty advanced safety features to help you stay one step ahead. You can learn all about them in this Honda Sensing® vs. Toyota Safety Sense™ comparison.

Discover what each package offers, and contact us at Ira Toyota of Tewksbury if you have any questions.

What Are Honda Sensing® and Toyota Safety Sense™?

Honda Sensing® and Toyota Safety Sense™ are suites of driver-assisting technologies designed to help keep you more alert on the road. With these advanced features in place, you can help prevent an accident from occurring or lessen the severity of an impact.

Honda Sensing® comes in one package with various standard and available features, based on the model. Toyota, meanwhile, has it in two packages: Toyota Safety Sense™ C (TSS-C) and Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P).

Features in Toyota Safety Sense™

Each Toyota Safety Sense™ package is available in specific models. For instance, the TSS-C is in compact cars like the Prius and Yaris. TSS-P, on the other hand, is in models that don’t have TSS-C, such as the Corolla, Highlander, and RAV4.

Toyota Safety Sense™ C

With TSS-C, you’ll find the following features:

  • Pre-Collision System: Helps detect if a frontal collision with another car is likely. If so, it’ll prompt you to take action with audible and visual alerts.
  • Lane Departure Alert: If you start to unintentionally drift from your lane, the system will warn you with visual and audio alerts. You’ll then want to check your surroundings to make sure it’s safe to steer your vehicle back to the center of your lane.
  • Automatic High Beams: Uses an in-vehicle camera to help detect headlights of oncoming cars and taillights of preceding ones. The system will then automatically switch between high and low beams as needed, helping you see better at night without blinding other drivers.

Toyota Safety Sense™ P

2018 Nissan Altima

TSS-P then takes the features mentioned above and builds on them. For instance, the Pre-Collison System adds Pedestrian Detection. With this added feature, not only will it detect a possible collision with another vehicle, but it will for people, too. If you don’t react in time, the system can automatically apply the brakes to help prevent or reduce the gravity of impact.

Lane Departure Alert will then add a Steering Assist function. If lane departure is detected, the system will apply small corrective steering inputs to the wheel, so it can assist you with getting back to the center of your original lane.

What’s Included in Honda Sensing®

Honda Sensing® either comes standard or is available in every new Honda automobile. Plus, this suite comes with many of the same features found in Toyota Safety Sense™.

For instance, it also has Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keeping Assist. It has Forward Collision Warning, as well, along with a Collision Mitigation Braking System™. These features work the same way as the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection found in TSS-P.

Honda Sensing® offers Automatic High Beams, too. Another feature it has is Adaptive Cruise Control, which will maintain a set speed and a safe driving distance from the car in front of you. So, even if traffic ahead slows down, the system will keep to that pre-set distance. This works the same way as Dynamic Radar Cruise Control in TSS-P.

Learn More at Our Toyota Dealership

When it comes to Honda Sensing® vs. Toyota Safety Sense™, they’re both extremely advanced suites of technologies. They’ll help give you some peace of mind when driving around Lowell, Dracut, and Tewksbury.

If you’re interested in learning more about Toyota Safety Sense™, then visit us at Ira Toyota of Tewksbury to test drive any of our models.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you drive home in a safe and dependable Toyota.


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