Safety is on the minds of drivers more than ever before and auto manufacturers like Subaru are rising to the challenge and making their vehicles safer than they have ever been. Increasingly, manufacturers are implementing new safety features that come standard. When it comes to safety features, we compared Toyota Safety Sense in Klamath Falls OR to Subaru EyeSight to see which one is the better choice.


Similarities Between Toyota Safety Sense and Subaru EyeSight

It is clear that both manufacturers are doing all they can to increase safety in their vehicles. Both manufacturers offer several safety features. With some models it is standard and others are optional.

Both offer a bundle of features that seem to synergistically work together to keep drivers safer. Not only do these features protect you and your occupants, but they also protect other vehicles with lane changes and collision risks. Imagine how much safer the open road would be if every vehicle had these safety features in place.

Both manufacturers use advanced technology, cameras, and infrared. We decided to take an unbiased approach to see which one stood out by offering the highest level of safety.

Subaru EyeSight

Since Subaru began phasing in their EyeSight features, buyers have been creating quite a buzz. A study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found Subaru’s EyeSight features can reduce pedestrian-related collisions by up to 35%.

EyeSight has been proven to reduce rear-end collisions resulting in injuries by up to 85%. When Subaru models are equipped with EyeSight they have received the highest possible rating for front crash prevention from IIHS.


At its very core, the EyeSight system revolves around the pair of dual color cameras that are strategically placed behind the windshield. Subaru was careful to ensure optimal positioning, so they are not obtrusive to drivers. These cameras are constantly scanning the road and searching for possible dangers. Let’s discover how all of the EyeSight features work together to keep you safer while driving.

·        EyeSight Lane Keep Assist – While you are driving, Eyesight Lane Keep Assist continuously monitors your vehicle position and warns you if you stray from your lane.

·        EyeSight Adaptive Cruise Control – This feature ensures you are staying at a safe following distance when cruise control is activated. It adapts according to your speed and the traffic in front of you. It helps drivers maintain the perfect distance between their Subaru vehicle and the drivers ahead.

·        Pre-Collision Braking – Pre-Collision Braking is one of the most appreciated safety features Subaru offers and for good reason. IIHS has found this feature will reduce front crashes by as much as 35% by applying full braking force during emergency situations to help avoid crashes.

·        Pre-Collision Throttle Management – We love this safety feature and the technology behind it. The system is constantly monitoring the front of your vehicle. When it sees another vehicle or obstacle that you are likely to hit, it reduces the torque of the engine, so the impact force is lessened.

EyeSight comes standard on many of the 2019 and 2020 Subaru models. The following offers a guide to which models offer EyeSight standard and which have this option.

·        2019 Impreza – Available on four models

·       2019 Crosstrek – Available on three models

·        2019 WRX – Available on one model

·        2019 Forrester – Standard on all models

·        2019 Legacy – Standard on all models

·        2019 Outback – Standard on all models

·        2019 Ascent – Standard on all models

·        2020 Outback – Standard on all models

Toyota Safety Sense

Toyota Safety Sense in Klamath Falls OR offers a bundle of safety features that are meant to keep drivers safer on the road. This safety bundle comes standard on many Toyota models, but not all. Let’s jump right into the features that are offered.

·        Pre-Collision System – This system operates from a mounted camera and looks ahead for any signs of obstacles. Like Subaru Pre-Collision braking, the vehicle responds according to your response. In cases of an emergency, the braking system will use full power to stop. In tests, there have been some complaints about the intuitiveness of this feature.

·        Lane Departure Alert – This system alerts drivers when they have veered from the intended lane.

·        Dynamic Radar Cruise Control – This system uses a single windshield camera and radar in the rear to help keep your vehicle at a safe following distance while cruise control is activated.

·        Lane Tracing Assist – This feature maps out the road lines and helps to keep the vehicle centered in your lane.

Toyota offers Safety Sense on the Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Camry, Camry Hybrid, C-HR, Corolla, Corolla Hybrid, Land Cruiser, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Prius, Prius Prime, RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid, Tundra, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, and Yaris Hatchback.

Which Is Superior?

From reading the specs from both manufacturers, it is clear they have both implemented safety features that will make a difference in crash rates. When you compare the two, it is easy to see Subaru is the only one that offers Pre-Collision Throttle Management.

This feature is essential for reducing damage and serious injuries due to impacts with other vehicles and obstacles in the road. Not only does Subaru apply full braking when needed, but it also reduces the torque of the engine to reduce impact.

Subaru EyeSight also offers two cameras on the windshield whereas Toyota has one. We feel Subaru EyeSight is far superior over Toyota’s Safety Sense package.

Subaru Is Focused on Your Safety

We all make driving mistakes from time to time. With Subaru EyeSight features, you will feel like there is someone sitting beside you, constantly monitoring your driving and looking out for dangers. Subaru has worked tirelessly to make sure drivers always feel safe and secure. We cannot think of a safer manufacturer than Subaru. Subaru models keep you and all your passengers safe. The intuitive EyeSight features will make you a better and safer driver.

Bottom Line

While Toyota Safety Sense in Klamath Falls OR is a decent choice, we feel Subaru has created a more intuitive and aggressive safety package and we will be thrilled to show you how it works. Stop by today for a test drive. We will be happy to show you all the features of the new Subaru models so you can choose the perfect model for your needs. 

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