Toyota Safety Sense® P (TSS-P) comes standard on every Avalon. The key active safety features in this package include Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC).
LaCrosse does offer two comparable safety packages. The first is called Driver Confidence Package 1. However, this package is only standard on the Premium trim and above. It’s not available on lower trims like the LaCrosse 1SV FWD. The Driver Confidence Package includes: Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert. The base model of the LaCrosse Premium starts at an MSRP of $39,595.
Additional features are available on LaCrosse with the Driver Confidence Package II which is an additional $1,690 on Premium and above trims. This extra-cost package includes: Adaptive Cruise Control - Advanced, Automatic Parking Assist, Forward Automatic Braking, and Front Pedestrian Braking as well as the features in the Driver Confidence Package 1. However, this package is not available on LaCrosse trims lower than LaCrosse Premium. It will cost an estimated $41,285 to configure the LaCrosse with comparable features to Toyota Safety Sense® P (TSS-P) which comes standard on Avalon starting at $35,550.
Of note, ToyotaCare also comes standard on every Avalon. All leases and purchases of 2019 Toyota vehicles receive no charge 24-hour Roadside Assistance for 2 years/unlimited miles, plus the ToyotaCare no-cost scheduled factory maintenance plan for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first.
When it comes to airbags, both the Avalon and LaCrosse have 10. The Avalon and the LaCrosse may tie with airbags, but they differ in maintenance plans. The LaCrosse comes with roadside assistance for 72 months or 70,000 miles. However, their maintenance plans cost extra.