Toyota Safety Sense vs Honda Sensing

Which Automotive Brand Offers the Best Active Safety?

Car shoppers expect a lot from their vehicles. With the advancement of technology, automotive brands have been delivering tech-savvy vehicles in spades to interested buyers. One area that has seen the largest growth in recent years is active safety. Meant to work in tandem with the driver to keep the focus on the road, active safety features are delivering peace of mind to drivers and families every day. But, which automotive brands active safety system is best? Let’s compare two of the front-runners – Toyota Safety Sense vs Honda Sensing.

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Toyota Safety Sense vs Honda Sensing

Toyota Safety Sense Features

The Toyota Safety Sense™ bundles come standard on many new Toyota models at no extra cost including the Yaris, Highlander Hybrid, Prius c, Avalon, RAV4 Hybrid, Prius, Sequoia, Corolla iM, C-HR, Tundra, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Camry, RAV4, Prius Prime, Corolla, and Avalon Hybrid. There are two bundles available including the TSS-P bundle and the TSS-C bundle. See the features listed per bundle below:


  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control


  • Pre-Collision System
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Lane Departure Alert

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Honda Sensing Features

The Honda Sensing bundle is standard or available on most newer Honda models including the 2017 Accord Coupe, 2017 Accord Sedan, 2017 Accord Hybrid, 2017 Civic Couple, 2017 Civic Sedan, 2018 Civic Hatchback, 2017 Civic Hatchback, 2017 Clarity Electric, 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell, 2017 CR-V, 2018 Fit, 2017 Pilot, and 2018 Ridgeline. See the Honda Sensing features listed below:

  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Forward Collision Warning

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The Verdict

Both brands offer an extensive list of modern active safety features in their bundles as well as available active safety features that have not been listed here like blind-spot monitoring on select vehicles. The largest difference is that the Toyota bundles comes standard on most new Toyota vehicles and Honda Sensing is sometimes standard but in many cases only available on higher trim levels that come with a big price increase. For that reason, we think Toyota Safety Sense™ is the clear winner for the best combination of active safety and value.