Toyota Safety Sense vs Subaru Eyesight

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety, Technology on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at 6:23 pm
2019 Toyota Safety Sense equipped vehicles front view

How does Toyota Safety Sense compare to Subaru Eyesight?

If you are shopping for your next car, then you likely want a safe ride with all the latest safety technology. We don’t blame you. Toyota has long been a leader in automotive safety, but how does Toyota Safety Sense compare to Subaru Eyesight? We have answers for you.

Toyota vehicle with Dyanmic Radar Cruise Control top viewWhat features does Toyota Safety Sense have?

You will find Toyota Safety Sense as a standard feature on most Toyota models including the 2019 Camry, Tacoma, Tundra, Highlander, and the 2020 Sienna. This suite of safety tech includes all the features listed below:

  • Pre-collision system with pedestrian detection
  • Lane departure alert with steering assist
  • Automatic high beam control
  • Dynamic cruise control

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Toyota Safety Sense with Road Sign Assist on a blue car top viewWhat features does Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 add?

Toyota Safety Sense is just for starters. Toyota models are just starting to get a new system called Toyota Safety Sense 2.0. This new version of the famous Toyota safety suite has all the same features of the old but adds road sign assist and lane tracing assist. The dynamic cruise control has also been improved to work with full speed range. This new system currently comes standard on the 2019 RAV4 and the 2020 Corolla.

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Road sign assist actually sees any road signs and displays them on your multi-information display. This works great if you miss a speed limit sign. Lane tracing assist works with the full-speed range dynamic cruise control to keep your vehicle centered in the lane. Both are welcome additions to the already comprehensive Toyota Safety Sense suite of technology.


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2020 Toyota Corolla gray front view on the roadIs Toyota Safety Sense better than Subaru Eyesight?

You’ve seen the long list of safety features included in the Toyota Safety Sense packages, but what does Subaru Eyesight include? As it turns out, not much. Though Eyesight does have lane departure alert, a pre-collision system detection, and adaptive cruise control, that’s where the list ends.

If you chose Eyesight over a Toyota model with Toyota Safety Assist, then you miss out on automatic high beams and your lane departure alert system doesn’t have the tech necessary to gently steer your vehicle back between the lines.

What’s more, if you were considering a Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 equipped model such as the RAV4, then you would also gain road sign assist as well as lane tracing assist. In short, a Toyota Safety Sense equipped vehicle, whether it’s 1.0 or 2.0, is just better equipped than a standard Subaru Eyesight model.

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