Where does safety rank when you find yourself evaluating prospective vehicles? If you’re like us at Cava Toyota, it ranks near the top. And, of course, Toyota agrees with you. That’s why all new Toyota vehicles feature the updated Safety Sense technology package, which helps to keep drivers and passengers secure in ways that at one time seemed impossible. But there are actually two iterations of the package — Safety Sense C and Safety Sense P. So what is the difference between the two packages?
Differences between Safety Sense C and Safety Sense P
Overview of Toyota Safety Sense
First off, what on earth is Toyota Safety Sense? To put it simply, it’s the program by which all (yes, every single one) of Toyota’s new models makes itself as safe as possible. These help to assist in making drivers more aware as they travel, which helps lead to better decisions, less surprises, and a safer journey overall. But how do the two Safety Sense packages compare?
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Toyota Safety Sense C
Found on several of the compact models in the Toyota lineup, the Toyota Safety Sense C (TSS-C) package boasts three chief tenets: Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Vehicle Detection, Lane Departure Alert (LDA) and Automatic High Beams (AHB). These work to prevent collisions during poor or congested driving conditions, and can currently be found on models such as the Prius, Corolla IM and Yaris.
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Toyota Safety Sense P
Of course, when the models become larger, so does the need to protect the occupants inside. The Toyota Safety Sense P package (TSS-P) includes all three features listed above, while adding a number of others. An in-vehicle camera and front-grille-mounted radar contribute to added features such as Pedestrian Detection, Steering Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) and many more.
So, what vehicles can TSS-P be found on? Currently, it’s offered on larger models such as the Highlander, Avalon and RAV4, and will soon be offered on the 2018 Camry as well.
Would you like to learn more? If so, we encourage you to visit us at Cava Toyota!