Honda and Toyota each started in the late 1920s but with very different purposes. Honda manufacturers automotive parts while crafting their own line of motorcycles. Toyota, however, specialized in automated looms for textile companies. Over the next decade or so, each company began making their own cars, and soon became the top automotive companies in Japan.
It wasn’t the late 1950s when both Honda and Toyota decided to test their automobiles for American markets. As of today, they’ve become some of the top vehicles on the roads today.
Although very different companies, they attract similar drivers who are seeking out vehicles that offer style, sophistication, and efficiency. They’re even brands that began leading the charge with eco-friendly models. However, Honda usually has the edge when it comes to performance enthusiasts.
Honda cars are usually a bit sportier to drive than Toyota cars. Many drivers with a need for speed enjoy how much the Honda Civic Si and the race-inspired Civic Type R offer—and at affordable starting points.
But when it comes to their respective lineups, there’s quite a few models out there. Whether it’s the Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4, the Civic vs. Corolla, or even the Pilot vs. Highlander, each brand offers something for everyone, from compact sedans to spacious SUVs.
There are some pretty significant similarities between their lineups and what they offer to their drivers. Each brand offers a suite of driver-assisting technology features, with Honda Sensing® and Toyota Safety Sense™ P, respectively. These features use exterior sensors that measure the speed of the vehicles and their distances from objects or vehicles ahead.
Each company has these features equipped on their new cars, but there’s a few differences. While each make includes collision mitigation systems, lane-keeping systems, and adaptive cruise controls, Honda offers a bit more with not only Road Departure Mitigation System, but the new Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System, which emits an alert to pedestrians crossing the path of the Honda vehicle. Toyota doesn’t offer these features with its base-level driver-assist features.
When you’re in the market and searching for new cars, each brand has a storied history and plenty of models to choose from. However, not only has Honda been at it for longer, they also include more Honda hybrids and advanced safety features.
But when you decide it’s time to browse the selection and get started on finding your perfect Honda, you can look to us at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington Beach to find your next car for your trips around Huntington Beach, Westminster, and Orange County!
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