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Toyota and Honda are often considered leaders with regard to new safety technologies. But which active safety feature system is superior: Honda Sensing® or Toyota Safety Sense? Join Walla Walla Valley Honda as we take a closer look at the two safety suites side-by-side, so you can hit U.S. Highway 12 in a safe car.

What Honda Sensing® Offers, Toyota Safety Sense Doesn’t

Tri-Cities drivers may be surprised to know that there are a few features in the Honda Sensing® suite that aren’t available with Toyota Safety Sense. Here are a few, along with an explanation of how they work:

  • Blind Spot Information System – Say you’re driving down Route 125, and your turning signal is on. If there’s another car in the corresponding lane, then this feature emits a helpful warning sound.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System – This feature will ensure that your Honda is in the center of the lane – even on busy Kennewick streets.
  • Cross Traffic Monitor – If you’re backing out of a crowded Tri-Cities parking lot, this feature will warn you if another vehicle is approaching.
  • Honda LaneWatch – This feature displays live video from the right side of your vehicle on your Honda’s touchscreen any time you use your right turn signal.

Which Honda Cars Come With Honda Sensing® Standard?

Crossovers, Pickups, SUVs, and Vans

  • 2019 HR-V – Standard on EX and above
  • 2018 CR-V – Standard on EX, EX-L, and Touring
  • 2019 Odyssey – Standard on EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite
  • 2019 Pilot – Standard on all models
  • 2019 Ridgeline – Standard on RTL-E and Black Edition

Coupes, Hatchbacks, Plugins, Sedans, and Subcompacts

Walla Walla drivers who buy a new, used or certified pre-owned 2017 Honda may also find Honda Sensing® in their car. Simply contact Walla Walla Valley Honda in College Place, WA to learn more about which vehicles are equipped with this active safety feature or to try out a Honda Sensing®-equipped vehicle around College Place.


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