Toyota Safety Sense™ vs. Honda Sensing™ in Fox Lake, IL

Toyota Safety Sense vs. Honda Sensing


Even on a clear and sunny day road conditions are unpredictable. To help combat unexpected situations while you’re behind the wheel, Toyota Safety Sense™ and Honda Sensing™ systems were born. Designed to protect you, other drivers, and pedestrians, these safety systems will make your daily routine safer than the average vehicle. Read on to learn how, and then browse our new inventory to see if the equipped model you’re eyeing is available at Garber Fox Lake Toyota.


What is Toyota Safety Sense™ and Honda Sensing™?

Toyota Safety Sense™ (TSS)[1] and Honda Sensing™ are a suite of brand-exclusive safety systems that help increase the driver’s awareness or actively intervene to prevent frontal collisions, keep drivers in their lane, and improve safety during nighttime driving. Both Toyota Safety Sense™ and Honda Sensing™ use radar sensors and cameras to detect and provide live visuals of what’s happening around your vehicle. As a result, passengers and pedestrians are protected from harm and roads become safer for everyone.


Toyota Safety Sense™ Features vs. Honda Sensing™ Features

Even though Toyota Safety Sense™ and Honda Sensing™ offer similar features, TSS will be standard on all Toyota models by the end of 2017 while Honda Safety Sense™ is reserved for select trim packages. When you test-drive a Toyota car, truck, or SUV, at our dealership in Fox Lake, IL, ask about the following safety systems:


  • Pre-Collision System (PCS)[1]with Brake Assist detects the vehicle in front of you and if it determines a collision is possible, PCS alerts the driver and applies the brakes to reduce your speed.
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA)[2] warns the driver when they’re drifting from their lane. If your vehicle has Electronic Power Steering, the Steering Assist function will guide the vehicle back to its lane autonomously.
  • Automatic High Beams[3] switches between high and low beam as it detects oncoming traffic.
  • PCS w/Pedestrian Detection[4] detects pedestrians in front of your vehicle and warns you to prevent a collision and if you don’t apply the brakes in time, PCS will.
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control0[5] automatically maintains a preset distance between you and the vehicle in front of you by decelerating and accelerating with the flow of traffic.


Toyota Safety Sense™ Available Models

Whether you need a commuter car or family hauler, the following models are equipped standard with Toyota Safety Sense™.


Toyota Cars Toyota SUVs
  • 2017 Yaris
  • 2017 Corolla
  • 2017 Corolla IM
  • 2017 Prius Prime
  • 2017/2016 Prius
  • 2017/2016 Prius c
  • 2017/2016 Avalon
  • 2017/2016 Avalon Hybrid
  • 2018 C-HR
  • 2017 Highlander Hybrid
  • 2017 Highlander
  • 2017/2016 RAV4 Hybrid
  • 2017/2016 RAV4
  • 2017/2016 Land Cruiser


Why Choose Toyota Safety Sense™ to Keep You Safe

A more comprehensive safety suite that comes standard is unavailable with other brands, which proves Toyota’s commitment to making roads safer for drivers and pedestrians alike. To learn more about a specific model with Toyota Safety Sense™, check out our model research pages. If you have questions for the team at Garber Fox Lake Toyota, give us a call at (847) 497-9094.



[1] Drivers are responsible for their own safe driving. Always pay attention to your surroundings and drive safely. Depending on the conditions of roads, weather and the vehicle, the system(s) may not work as intended.
[2] 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 road, weather and vehicle conditions.
[3] Lane Departure Alert (with Steering Assist) is designed to read 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 road, weather and vehicle conditions.
[4] 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 he high beams.
[5] 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 sale and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, size and position of pedestrians, and weather, light and road conditions.
[6] Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. Effectiveness is dependent on road, weather and traffic conditions.