Danger seems to come out of nowhere, which is why safety technology is so important. Unfortunately not all driver assistance features are the same, which is why our product specialists looked at Honda and Ford’s protective features to help you decide which brand is right for you. Continue reading to learn more. If you have questions, give the team at Honda of Tiffany Springs in Kansas City, MO a call at (866) 205-1181.
Driver Assistance Technologies
Honda and Ford have similar driver assistance technologies that help increase your awareness in different situations, but Honda safety features go the extra mile. For instance, Ford offers a rearview camera, but it’s not a multi-angle rearview camera that gives you a live view from three angles such as the one Honda offers. If you want the ultimate awareness that only Honda vehicles can provide, see how other Honda driver assistance features work below:
Honda LaneWatch™ uses a small camera mounted in the passenger side mirror to provide you with a live view of your blind spot, revealing four times more than average side mirrors.
Blind spot info system uses a blinking indicator and beeps to alert you to vehicles in the adjacent lane until it’s safe to switch lanes.
Cross traffic monitor uses the multi-angle rearview camera to detect, show, and warn you about vehicles approaching from either side up to 82 feet away as you reverse from the garage or in a crowded parking lot.
Adaptive Cruise Control automatically adjusts the speed of your vehicle so you don’t have to.
Accident Avoidance Technologies for Kansas City, MO Drivers
One accident avoidance safety system you won’t find on Ford models is Road Departure Mitigation. The Road Mitigation System gently steers you back to safety or applies the brakes to prevent you from going off-road when it detects the vehicle drifting too closely to the side of the road. Once again, Honda goes the extra mile to ensure your safety by offering systems that other brands skip over.
Additional accident avoidance technologies include the following:
Lane Departure Warning w/Lane Keeping Assist alerts you when it detects the vehicle drifting from its lane. To help guide you back to the center of the lane, the electric power steering applies torque until you’re back to the center of your lane.
Collision Mitigation Braking w/Forward Collision Warning helps avoid or reduces the severity of a frontal collision by warning the driver, and then applying the brakes if the driver doesn’t in time
Honda Sensing™ Safety Features vs. Ford Safety Features
Honda Sensing™ safety features and Ford safety features are engineered to prevent or reduce the severity of collisions, but as you’ve noticed from the previous comparisons, Honda Sensing™ is more comprehensive. Honda Sensing™ also has you covered in more situations than Ford safety systems, proving its superiority.
Why Trust Honda to Protect You
Because eight Honda models made the IIHS’s 2017 Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ list when equipped with High-Beam Assist and Collision Mitigation Braking compared to one Ford model. Our Honda dealership has an extensive inventory filled with hundreds of models equipped with Honda Sensing™ features. After you find one in the new or pre-owned inventory, schedule a test drive by completing our online form. If you have questions or want to speak with a product specialist directly, give the team at Honda of Tiffany Springs in Kansas City, MO a call at (866) 205-1181.