Every driver’s worst nightmare is getting into a collision. But at the current pace of vehicular technology advancement, it’s a very real possibility we can eliminate car accidents all together. The driver assistance safety technology suites available on several new cars certainly help make this case. But does Honda deliver a better, more comprehensive suite of safety technology than Toyota? Read on to find out. You can also call (866) 205-1181 to talk to a product specialist at our dealership about Honda Sensing® features.
Honda vs. Toyota: Driver Assistance Technologies
The Honda Sensing® suite of driver assistance technology will drastically improve your every trip behind the wheel. After experiencing the convenience these features add, you soon won’t want to live without them.
Automatic High Beams: Your vehicle can sense when another car is approaching, and turns off the high beams until they have passed. Is this feature included in Toyota Safety Sense: Yes.
Blind Spot Monitor: If your turn signal is on and another vehicle is in the lane you are attempting to turn into, a light flashes and beeps on your side view mirror. Is this feature included in Toyota Safety Sense: No.
Cross-Traffic Alert: If your vehicle is in reverse, and another vehicle is passing perpendicular to you — such as when you are attempting to pull out of a parking lot — an indicator will light up and start beeping on your rearview camera. Is this feature included in Toyota Safety Sense: No.
Honda LaneWatch™: If your turn signal is on, a camera built into the side view mirror will turn on and display on the central media screen, revealing four times as much as is visible in the mirror. Is this feature included in Toyota Safety Sense: No.
Lane Departure Warning: If your vehicle starts to leave its lane when the turn signal is not activated, alerts will flash and beep to alert you to begin correcting. Is this feature included in Toyota Safety Sense: Yes.
Honda vs. Toyota: Accident Avoidance Technologies
In addition to features designed to keep drivers alert to potential hazards on the road, the Honda Sensing® suite of technology can also control some vehicle functions itself to keep you out of accidents.
Lane Keeping Assist System: If the driver does not react in time to prevent the vehicle from leaving the lane, the vehicle can adjust the steering to bring itself back into the center of the lane. Is this feature included in Toyota Safety Sense: Only on some models.
Radar Cruise Control: Rather than maintaining a set speed like with traditional cruise control, this system maintains a set following distance. It can automatically slow down or speed up as needed. Is this feature included in Toyota Safety Sense: Yes.
Road Departure Mitigation System: If your vehicle starts to drift off the road without corrective input from the driver, the vehicle will automatically adjust steering or apply braking to keep itself from leaving the road. Is this feature included in Toyota Safety Sense: No.
Forward Collision Mitigation System: If your vehicle detects you are approaching a vehicle ahead of you too quickly, it will prompt the driver to apply brakes. It can automatically increase the braking pressure, or apply the brakes itself if the driver fails to do so. Is this feature included in Toyota Safety Sense: Yes.
Trust Honda to Protect You
Although Toyota Safety Sense™ has a good selection of driver assistance and accident avoidance features, it can’t do as much as a Honda model can. Plus, eight Honda models from the current line-up made the 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ list when equipped with high beam assist and forward collision mitigation.
Honda Sensing® features are available or standard on most new Honda models. Browse our inventory or contact a product specialist at Honda of Tiffany Springs in Kansas City, MO to pick out your new Honda.