Over the last few years, automakers and the government have been working together to come to come to conclusions on how to make our vehicles better including increased efficiency and updated safety features. Toyota has taken the bull by the horns and now offers Toyota Safety Sense on most new models. These safety suite packages offer top-of-the-line features like automatic braking and pedestrian detection. Let’s dive in for details.
There are two forms of this safety package: Toyota Safety Sense C for compact vehicles and Toyota Safety Sense P for midsize and large vehicles. Toyota Safety Sense C is made up of three proprietary active safety technologies, which use both a camera and a laser for accuracy. Drivers with this package will have a Pre-Collision System with Vehicle Detection, Lane Departure Alert and Automatic High Beams.
Toyota Safety Sense P is comprised of four distinct features that use an in-vehicle camera as well as front-grille-mounted, millimeter-wave radar to increase overall performance. This package includes the following: Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection function, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist function, Automatic High Beams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
Which vehicles offer Toyota Safety Sense?
Toyota Safety Sense C is available on the following models:
- 2017 Toyota Yaris
- 2017 Toyota Corolla iM
- 2016/2017 Toyota Prius c
Toyota Safety Sense P is available on the following models:
- 2016/2017 Toyota Prius
- 2017 Toyota Prius Prime
- 2017 Toyota Corolla
- 2016/2017 Toyota Avalon and Avalon Hybrid
- 2016/2017 Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid
- 2017 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid
- 2016/2017 Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota Safety Sense is designed to prevent accidents by focusing on three of the main causes: mitigating or preventing frontal collisions, helping to keep drivers within their lane and enhancing road safety during nighttime driving. However, this safety suite is not meant to give drivers a pass to be careless behind the wheel. Your vehicle is not driving itself, and it still relies on you to obey traffic signals, speed limits and laws.
Those with questions about what Toyota Safety Sense has to offer are welcome to contact our team here at Magnussen’s Toyota of Palo Alto for details. Drivers can get behind the wheel of a new Toyota model by scheduling a test drive online today.