Honda Sensing vs Toyota Safety Sense

2018 Toyota Highlander

Safety is one of the most important aspects you want to consider in a vehicle that you’re thinking about making your next car. Recently, Honda and Toyota have gone the extra mile to give drivers in Amherst, Manchester, and Derry the confidence they want behind the wheel with their own unique active safety bundles that offer a wide variety of handy features.

In this comparison, we at Ira Toyota of Manchester will introduce you to Honda Sensing® and Toyota Safety Sense™, and show you how these two safety suites compare. Read ahead to get started!

Safety Features Overview

Honda Sensing®

Toyota Safety Sense™

Collision Mitigation Braking System™

Road Departure Mitigation System

Adaptive Cruise Control

Lane Keeping Assist System

Traffic Sign Recognition

Pre-Collision System1 with Pedestrian Detection2 and available Bicyclist Detection3

Lane Departure Alert4 with available Steering Assist5 and Road Edge Detection3

Automatic High Beams6

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control7 with available Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control8

Road Sign Assist9

Lane Tracing Assist10

What These Features Have to Offer

As you can see, there’s a bit of overlap with both the Honda Sensing® suite and the Toyota Safety Sense™ suite offering road sign recognition, collision prevention systems, and adaptive cruise control features. These smart features act like a co-pilot to help you prevent potential collisions and even act automatically to reduce your likelihood of being involved in an accident.

However, Toyota Safety Sense™ offers six enhanced active safety features with a plethora of additional available features that you can opt for, while the Honda Sensing® bundle offers just five features total. Additionally, Honda Sensing® leaves a few gaps in their features where the Toyota Safety Sense™ bundle creates an airtight and comprehensive safety system.

Honda Sensing® offers collision mitigation technology, but only in regard to other vehicles. Toyota Safety Sense™ picks up the slack by including detection technology for other vehicles as well as pedestrians and bicyclists on the road.

What Vehicles Offer These Features

2018 Toyota Highlander

Another perk of the Toyota Safety Sense™ suite is that it comes standard on just about every Toyota model available including…

  • Toyota Avalon & Avalon Hybrid
  • Toyota C-HR
  • Toyota Camry
  • Toyota Corolla & Corolla iM
  • Toyota Highlander & Highlander Hybrid
  • Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Toyota Prius, Prius c, and Prius Prime
  • Toyota RAV4 & RAV4 Hybrid
  • Toyota Sequoia
  • Toyota Sienna
  • Toyota Tacoma
  • Toyota Tundra
  • Toyota Yaris

Additionally, if this safety suite isn’t offered standard on a specific Toyota model, it’s offered as an available feature. Honda Sensing®, on the other hand, comes standard on just six of its models.

Experience Toyota Safety Sense™ Today!

While the Honda Sensing® safety suite offers a few great features, the Toyota Safety Sense™ goes the extra mile and covers every base, not just some of them. Shoppers in the areas of Amherst, Manchester, and Derry can experience the Toyota Safety Sense™ suite for themselves by taking a test drive in one of the many Toyota models that offer it.

Give us a call at Ira Toyota of Manchester today, so we can get you scheduled for a test drive!

1 The TSS Pre-Collision System is designed to help avoid or reduce the crash speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

2 The Pedestrian Detection system is designed to detect a pedestrian ahead of the vehicle, determine if impact is imminent and help reduce impact speed. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, size and position of pedestrians, and weather, light and road conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

3 Feature availability may vary by vehicle and/or vehicle trim.

4 Lane Departure Alert is Designed to read visible lane markers under certain conditions, and provide visual and audible alerts when lane departure is detected. It is not a collision-avoidance system or a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

5 Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist is designed to read visible lane markers under certain conditions. It provides a visual and audible alert, and slight steering force when lane departure is detected. It is not a collision-avoidance system or a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

6 Automatic High Beams operate at speeds above 25 mph. Factors such as a dirty windshield, weather, lighting and terrain limit effectiveness, requiring the driver to manually operate the high beams. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

7 Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. System effectiveness is dependent on road, weather and traffic conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

8 Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. System effectiveness is dependent on road, weather and traffic conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

9 Do not rely exclusively on Road Sign Assist (RSA). RSA is a driver support system that utilizes the vehicle’s forward-facing camera and navigation system to recognize certain road signs and provide information to the driver via the mutli-information display and/or Head-Up Display. Effectiveness is dependent on road, weather, vehicle and sign conditions. Use common sense when using RSA and do not drive distracted. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.

10 Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) is designed to read visible lane markers and detect other vehicles under certain conditions. When potential lane departure is detected, LTA provides a visual warning and either an audible alert or vibration in the steering wheel and can apply a slight steering force. It is not a collision-avoidance system or a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.