Honda Sensing® vs. Subaru EyeSight

December 21st, 2018 by

2018 Honda Fit with radar sensing

From Madison to Jackson, safety is a top concern for a new vehicle, and with all of the advanced safety systems available, it’s inevitable you’ll want to compare Honda Sensing® vs. Subaru EyeSight. These two advanced safety systems have a lot in common with each other (and with competing systems like Toyota Safety Sense), but at the end of the day, the Honda Sensing® package simply provides more.

Honda Safety vs. Subaru Safety

Honda Sensing®

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Road Departure Mitigation System™
  • Traffic Sign Recognition

Subaru EyeSight

  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • EyeSight Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning
  • EyeSight Adaptive Cruise Control

At just a glance, it’s clear that there are more features among the Honda Sensing® suite, but it’s worth examining each of those amenities so you can see the real advantage of a new Honda with Honda Sensing®.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™

When you’re cruising through Ridgeland or Clinton, your Honda model’s Collision Mitigation Braking System™ will compensate for distractions, and intervene to slow you down in an emergency. If you’re in danger of hitting an object in your path, the Forward Collision Warning will alert you to the danger. If this warning is insufficient, the CMBS™ will deploy the brakes automatically, bringing you to a complete halt if necessary.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Tired of jumping in and out of cruise control on your Byram commutes? Adaptive Cruise Control allows you to set your preferred speed and your preferred follow distance using the steering wheel-mounted controls. This means that when you come up against traffic, your Honda vehicle will automatically adjust its speed to accommodate the other drivers, without ever exiting cruise control. When the road opens up again, your engine will too.

Lane Keeping Assist System

The Lane Keeping Assist System tracks the lane lines on the Madison area’s roads using built-in cameras. The technology uses targeted braking power and gentle steering adjustments to keep you centered in your lane of choice. If you begin to veer from your lane without first activating your turn signal, the Lane Departure Warning uses audiovisual cues will alert you to the danger.

Road Departure Mitigation System™

When your Lane Keeping Assist System’s gentle nudges are insufficient to keep you centered, the Road Departure Mitigation System™ jumps in to keep you on track. Like the LKAS, RDM™ monitors the lines on the road and detects departures from the lane you’re occupying. These two systems work complimentarily, with LKAS making constant, little adjustments, and RDM™ doing the heavy lifting.

Traffic Sign Recognition

With Traffic Sign Recognition, your Honda vehicle will use its forward-mounted cameras to search for and identify posted speed limit signs. When it detects a change, the new speed limit is displayed right in the center of your driver display, so you can adjust accordingly. Traffic Sign Recognition is the newest Honda Sensing® safety feature, and it isn’t yet as widespread as the other technologies in this package.

Honda Driver Assistance: Additional Safety Features

Of course, the Honda Sensing® safety technologies aren’t the only components that set Honda vehicles apart from their competitors. The following features are available options in almost every vehicle you’ll find at Bob Boyte Honda:

  • Honda LaneWatch™
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights

Which Honda Vehicle Offer Honda Sensing®?

Honda Sensing® features are either standard or available on almost every new model in the Honda lineup, and in many vehicles that pre-date the 2019 model year. Contact Bob Boyte Honda with any questions.