Subaru Safety

Subaru Safety Features Help Give You Confidence in Any Situation

With a host of advanced technology features and the legendary Symmetrical all-wheel drive system, Subaru safety features go far beyond those offered by either Honda or Toyota. With each new Subaru model you get the confidence to tackle any road or driving situation, and you can take one for a test drive at Hyannis Subaru to find out for yourself.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

While Honda and Toyota both certainly produce safe vehicles, none have the pedigree that comes with Subaru's Symmetrical all-wheel drive system. With balanced performance and the ability to respond to a variety of road surfaces in an instant, you'll have greater control over your vehicle no matter the conditions. Not only that, but it helps drive forward grip in slippery situations to help you avoid getting stuck on snowy or muddy hills.

Subaru EyeSight Technology

With Subaru EyeSight technology, you have a suite of features that is ready to help you with a variety of driving scenarios. The forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking help you avoid accidents with both pedestrians and stopped vehicles in your path. Meanwhile, lane keep assist reads road markings and gently nudges the steering wheel to help you stay centered in your lane.

One feature that certainly puts the Subaru models ahead of their competition is their driver monitoring system. This system detects when you're not paying attention to the road, whether you're distracted or drowsy. It will warn you that it might be time to take a break so you can drive safely and stay focused on the road ahead.

Optional safety features available on all new Subaru models include blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert to help you with areas your mirrors can't see. From changing lanes to backing out of your driveway, you'll have an extra set of eyes looking out for you.

Subaru EyeSight Included Features

Subaru EyeSight is the driver's assistance system that comes standard on the preponderance of Subaru models-but what makes it stand out compared to the competition? Explore what's included in the Subaru EyeSight system today with Hyannis Subaru, and then explore what makes it so special and preferable over other manufacturers' versions.

The Subaru EyeSight system consists of a set of cameras that blend in with the exterior of your Subaru and work to keep an eye on the road ahead and behind you for increased safety. We think you'll love how these features watch out for you:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Available Advanced Adaptive Cruise Controls which keeps a certain distance from nearby vehicles

How Subaru EyeSight Compares to the Safety System of Competitors like Toyota and Honda

The Toyota brand's equivalent, known as Toyota Safety Sense, features many of the same perks but leaves out helpful features like collision throttle management, as well as sway control and the option to upgrade your adaptive cruise control.

Honda vehicles are equipped with Honda Sensing, including adaptive cruise control, lane keeping, and traffic sign recognition. However, if you crave add-ons like rear cross traffics alerts or lane sway assistance, you have to upgrade. Throttle management is also a non-option for the Honda lineup.

At the end of the day, the Subaru EyeSight System offers an impressive selection of standard features that bring greater peace of mind to your commutes, no matter where you're planning on journeying. While competitors like Toyota and Honda offer similarly equipped choices, neither covers the amount of ground that the Subaru EyeSight system does, a few features of which are left out of the spectrum of availabilities altogether.

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The Subaru Driver Monitoring System is a Unique Safety Perk that Excels Over Competition

The Subaru Driver Monitoring System is a safety feature is an available perk that comes on many current Subaru sedan, wagon, and SUV options. Built into your dashboard, this system consists of an infrared LED light and a single camera that you can set up when you first purchase your vehicle to read your eye activity and face. In addition to providing numerous safety features, this system also brings convenience to your drives. Learn more about all it can do, and then see if you can find this perk on competing models from Toyota or Honda.

What the Subaru Driver Monitoring System Can Do

This system works to provide you with the following perks:

  • Distracted driving warnings - watching your eye activity and learning your face's expressions; this system will sound a warning if you're looking away from the road for an unusual amount of time
  • Drowsiness warnings - this system keeps track of your eyes and provides warning bells if you start to dose off
  • Memory settings with facial recognition - when you sit inside, your Subaru will recognize your face and adjust the seat positions, temperature, and other cabin perks to your perfect settings

Subaru Blind-Spot Detection System

Subaru safety features extend past the standard EyeSight™ Driver Assist Technology to offer you further peace of mind for your drive. The Blind-Spot Detection system uses a visual indicator on each side mirror to warn you when it senses a vehicle approaching your blind spot. This safety feature is perfect for thick traffic situations, helping you merge lanes safely and avoid vehicles you might not know are there!

Toyota and Honda vehicles offer a similar feature, but more often than not, you'll need to pay more to take advantage of them.

Subaru Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Another available feature, the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, warns you when traffic is approaching from the right or left as you reverse out of a parking spot. This feature will help you avoid unfortunate collisions as you navigate the sometimes tight spots you'll need to manage while out shopping!

Again, Honda and Toyota will equip a similar feature, but the two competitors don't quite cover the same range that you'll get with the Subaru lineup.

How the Competition Stacks Up

The Honda suite of safety features does offer a Driver Attention Monitor, but it doesn't pair with a camera or infrared LED light. In other words, when activated, it keeps tabs on how long you've been driving and will alert you to take a break after a certain number of miles. This may be helpful to some on a long road trip, but it isn't customized to your personal attention and doesn't serve much of a purpose in everyday commutes.

Meanwhile, the Toyota lineup doesn't offer any type of feature that measures your attention, either time-based or camera-based. While their safety system includes features like road sign recognition, you won't have any cameras placed inside the cabin-all cameras point outward to bring information into your technology system.

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