Toyota Safety Sense™ Makes Advanced Safety Standard


The engineers at Toyota have taken designing their vehicles to the next level by implementing a full-scale approach to driver and passenger safety with Toyota Safety Sense™. Now standard on the majority of new Toyota vehicles, Toyota Safety Sense™ is a suite of driver assistance and collision mitigation safety features offered in two different packages—Toyota Safety Sense™ C (TSS-C) and Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P). Here, we’ll take a closer look at the features included in both packages, as well as what you can expect from each one. When you’re ready to experience Toyota Safety Sense™ for yourself, head to Toyota of Gastonia for a test drive!

Toyota Safety Sense™ C (TSS-C)

There’s no reason that purchasing an accessibly priced vehicle should leave you without the safety features you deserve. That’s why even more affordable models such as the new Toyota Yaris, Toyota Prius c, and Toyota Corolla iM come with Toyota Safety Sense™ C. This package includes:

  • Pre-Collision System – Utilizing advanced radar technologies, the Pre-Collision System is able to recognize when the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you is closing so fast that you’re in danger of a collision. When you apply the brakes, the Brake Assist feature helps add extra braking power. Should you fail to engage the brakes, the system can fully intervene by applying full braking force at speeds of up to 50 mph.
  • Lane Departure Alert – This feature is able to read the lane markers and detect if your vehicle is drifting out of the center of its lane. If it is, you’ll get an audible and visual warning directing you to proceed back to the center of the lane.
  • Auto High Beams – High beams are great for driver visibility, but they can be a hazard to other drivers. This feature automatically switches between regular beams and high beams based on whether or not there is another driver in the vicinity.

Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)

Most of the rest of the Toyota lineup—including the new Toyota C-HR, Toyota Prius, Toyota Corolla, and Toyota RAV4—now comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P, which takes the best elements of the TSS-C package while adding even more advanced driver assistance and collision mitigation features:

  • Pre-Collision System with Vehicle Detection and Pedestrian Detection – This advanced version of the Pre-Collision System includes a Vehicle Detection feature that can apply full braking force at up to 110 mph, as well as intuitive technology that can detect the presence of a pedestrian and automatically intervene at speeds of 7 to 50 mph.
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist – In addition to warning you if you’re drifting out of your lane, this more advanced system is also able to intervene and gently redirect your vehicle back to the center of its lane.
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control – Cruise control is nice, but in traffic it can be frustrating to have to apply the brakes, thus switching off cruise control, and then have to reengage the cruise once road conditions clear up. At speeds of 25 mph and higher in most cases and from 0 to 110 mph with the Full-Speed Range package, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control can sense the distance between you and the car in front of you and automatically accelerate, brake, maintain speed, and keep a safe distance so you don’t have to.

Test Out Toyota Safety Sense™ Today

Whether you’re looking for a basic economy car or a large SUV for your family, you can expect to find a range of advanced Toyota Safety Sense™ features inside your new Toyota. Come see how effective, reliable, and intuitive these features are by taking a test drive at Toyota of Gastonia. We’re open for you to tour the lot and explore your favorite models seven days a week at 4821 Wilkinson Boulevard in Gastonia, NC, just a short drive from those traveling from Shelby. Reach out to us to set up a test drive anytime at (888) 852-8737.


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Toyota of Gastonia
Toyota of Gastonia
4821 Wilkinson Blvd
Gastonia, NC, 28056 United States
Toyota of Gastonia 35.2557082, -81.0926982.