Toyota driver alerted to a pedestrian via Toyota Safety Sense on their dashboard

What are the differences between Toyota Safety Sense P and C Packages?

In an effort to make the roads a safer place for everyone, Toyota has included Toyota Safety Sense as a standard feature in most of their new vehicles. Toyota Safety Sense is available in two packages called Toyota Safety Sense P and Toyota Safety Sense C. Find out what the feature availability of each package is below.

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Toyota Safety Sense P vs Toyota Safety Sense C

What features are included with Toyota Safety Sense P?

Toyota Safety Sense P Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection Graphic







  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

In general, the main difference between the features available in the Toyota Safety Sense P package compared to the C package are that select features in the P package, like steering assist and dynamic radar cruise control, have the ability to automatically intervene by nudging the vehicle back into place or pumping on the brakes when no driver action is detected after an alert.

What features are included with Toyota Safety Sense C?

Toyota Safety Sense C Pre-Collision Graphic







  • Pre-Collision System
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Automatic High Beams

While the features available in the Toyota Safety Sense C package can’t intervene on your behalf, save for the brake assist (or automatic emergency braking) portion of the pre-collision system, they can alert you to impending hazards in your path which is still very valuable for driver safety.

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As of now, most new vehicles in the Toyota lineup come with either the Toyota Safety Sense P or Toyota Safety Sense C package as standard equipment. If you are interested in upgrading your ride to include these active safety features, visit the Ackerman Toyota dealership in St. Louis to browse our current new Toyota inventory. Current inventory can also be found online if you prefer to browse from the comfort of home. Once you see a vehicle you like, schedule a test drive and one of our dealership representatives can show you each active safety feature in-depth and can get you behind the wheel.