Hyundai SmartSense vs. Honda Sensing: Compare Car Safety Systems

Major auto manufacturers are eager to tout the latest safety features that they’ve integrated into their newest models. But diligently comparing these different features and deciding which is best – well, that can be undoubtedly confusing.

Two of the automakers best known for safety, Hyundai and Honda, have their own names for their safety suites. Hyundai calls theirs “SmartSense” while Honda dubs theirs “Honda Sensing®.” These safety systems have helped both manufacturers make the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) list of Top Safety Picks each year. Let’s run down the benefits of each and compare SmartSense to Sensing, so you can choose the safest vehicle for you and your family.

1. Hyundai’s Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist vs. Honda’s Collision Mitigation Braking System™

Both of these systems are similar: Forward-facing cameras and radars detect obstacles in front of your vehicle and how quickly you are approaching them. First, each system sounds a warning; then, if slowing doesn’t begin, the car automatically begins to brake. Data from IIHS reports that these collision avoidance systems reduce rear-end accidents by 27%.

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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. Kia Sorento: Battle of the Bulk

Hyundai and Kia’s 2018 SUVs are all-new, highly reviewed, and come in a variety of hues, too. (Dr. Seuss couldn’t have done it any better.) So then, what is it about the new Santa Fe Sport that makes it a better buy than the Kia Sorento? Is it price? Fuel efficiency? Features? All of the above, and then some? Our Blue Springs Hyundai dealership believes it’s the latter. Here’s all you need to know about the 2018 Santa Fe vs. Sorento.

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