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Features Comparison: Cadillac SRX vs. Ford Explorer

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Model Year 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015
Model SRX SRX SRX Explorer Explorer Explorer
Trim Base Luxury Performance Base XLT Limited
Engines (show)  
3.6L V6
DOHC-4v
308 hp@6800
265 lb-ft@2400
     
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
290 hp@6500
255 lb-ft@4000
     
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
240 hp@5500
270 lb-ft@3000
     
Transmissions (show)  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
6-speed automatic      
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD
AWD  
Tires (show)  
235/65HR18 tires      
235/55HR20 tires          
245/60HR18 tires      
255/50HR20 tires        
Audio Systems (show)  
Bose, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)        
Bose, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)        
Unbranded, 6 speakers        
Unbranded, 9 speakers          
Sony, 390W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)          
Accessories (show)  
AC power outletPowers devices with a regular home electrical outlet. Limited wattage: forget about using it to power a blow drier.          
Active noise reductionCancels out interior noise by playing the opposite noise through the vehicle's speakers.      
Adaptive cruise controlAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Minimum speed around 30 mph. Replaces regular cruise control, and includes its value.          
Adaptive cruise control, all-speedAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Can bring vehicle to a complete stop then accelerate back up to set speed. Replaces regular adaptive cruise control, and includes its value.        
Ashtray and lighter (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
Cruise control      
Heated steering wheel      
Keyless entry keypadUnlock the car by entering a code on a door-mounted keypad.        
Parking guidance system - activeParks the vehicle with minimal input from the driver.          
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power liftgateLiftgate can be opened and closed using buttons inside the vehicle and on the keyfob.    
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Power-adjustable pedalsPedals adjust fore-and-aft to provide the optimal relationship with the steering wheel.      
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.          
Remote appCheck on car and remotely control various functions (locks, lights, HVAC) from a telephone or computer.      
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.      
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual  
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power          
Universal garage door openerHomelink.      
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
911 assistAutomatically contacts 911 through a linked cell phone in the event of a severe collision.      
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.    
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Automatic braking, high-speedIf collision detection system senses imminent collision, applies moderate braking.        
Automatic braking, low-speedAutomatically brakes car to avoid low-speed collisions.        
Backup collision interventionAutomatically applies the brakes if you're about to back into something.        
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.    
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Curve controlSlows vehicle down when it senses that the vehicle is going too fast for a curve.      
Driver drowsiness monitorWarns when driver is drowsy and needs to pull over.          
Forward collision alertAlerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.      
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Hill descent controlSelectively applies the brakes to maintain a slow, steady descent on off-road downhill slopes.      
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.      
Inflatable rear seatbeltsOutboard rear shoulder belts inflate in a collision.        
Knee airbag, passenger      
Lane departure prevention system, steering-basedSteering lightly applied to help prevent the vehicle from inadvertently traveling out of its intended lane.          
Lane departure warning systemAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.      
Obstacle detection, frontBeeps signal distance to object in front of vehicle. Parking aid.        
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.    
Post-crash alert systemSounds horn and flashes hazad lights if airbags or seatbelt pretensioners have been activated.      
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation systemPrepares brakes (and sometimes also seatbelts) for use when radar detects an imminent collision. Might also move seats and close windows. Early Lexus system used laser.      
Rear cross-traffic detectionWarns of traffic coming from either direction when vehicle is in reverse, to prevent accidents when backing out of parking spaces.    
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.    
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.
Safety keyIndividual keys can be coded to enforce specific driving restrictions, such as maximum speed and audio volume.      
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.      
Side curtain airbags, three rowsAirbags contained just above the window level. Cover all three rows.      
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Trailer sway controlAutomatically applies a front brake to counteract sway induced by a trailer.
Vehicle health reportsPeriodically uploads and emails a vehicle diagnostic check.
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo area partition netNet extending from the floor to the ceiling to prevent cargo from flying into the passenger area during sudden stops.        
Cargo area rails w/tie downs        
Cargo cover
Cargo mat      
Cargo net          
Cargo organizerAbove floor system for organizing cargo.        
Cargo tray      
Class II trailer hitchHitch rated for up to 3,500 pounds. Capacity of the vehicle could be lower.        
Class III trailer hitchHitch rated for up to 5,000 pounds. Capacity of the vehicle could be lower.      
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.      
Rear seat pass-throughUsually concealed behind a stowed armrest. Enables long items like skis to be carried without folding the rear seat.      
Roof rack crossbarsRequires roof rails. Together constitute a roof rack.
Roof railsNo crossbars.
Second-row high consoleSecond-row center console that rises to armrest height, and usually includes storage.        
Storage beneath cargo floorLarge storage area beneath the load floor, often compartmentalized.      
Trailering equipment (4 wire)Includes four-wire harness, limited to relatively small trailers.        
Trailering equipment (7 wire)Includes seven-wire harness, necessary for larger trailers.      
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
4G LTE connectivityHigher speed Internet connection. Monthly fee after trial period.      
A/V input jacksJacks for a video camera, game console, or other device with A/V output.    
Air conditioning
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.  
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic air recirculationAutomatically recirculates interior air when pollution is detected in outside air.        
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.  
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Blu-Ray-compatible entertainment systemEntertainment system able to play Blu-Ray discs.        
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player      
CD player, remoteCD player located beyond easy reach of the driver.      
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.  
Entertainment system with dual headrest screensA DVD player and two front headrest-mounted screens.    
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.    
In-vehicle Internet capabilityConnects car to the Internet to update systems, download information, and/or browse. Requires mobile modem and non-dedicated broadband service.        
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.    
Navigation, turn-by-turnSimple directions displayed on rudimentary screen and/or spoken over audio system. Fee after first 3-12 months.        
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.      
Rear air ventsVents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.      
Rear air vents with manual controlsFan speed and/or temperature can be manually set for vents in the center console, B-pillars, and/or ceiling. Includes value of rear vents.      
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear HVAC unitA second evaporator provides cool air to rear vents. Does not include the value of these vents. Includes rear heater.      
Rear wiper
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.
SD Card slotSD, CF, PCMCIA, or other digital media reader.    
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.      
Speed-sensitive wipersOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.        
Surround sound      
SYNC        
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigationIn-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system plus turn-by-turn navigation (no map display). For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.      
Traffic + travel informationInformation about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.        
Traffic informationInformation about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.        
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.      
Voice control for audio system      
Voice control for external devicesGenerally works for some devices but not others.
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.    
Wi-Fi hotspotProvides Wi-Fi within the car. Includes internal modem, usually requires car-specific broadband service with monthly fee.      
Wi-Fi hotspot capabilityProvides Wi-Fi within the car. Requires mobile modem and non-dedicated broadband service.        
Exterior (show)  
Additional chrome trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.        
Body color grille (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
Bodyside claddingProtective cladding extending partly onto the doors.      
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)Protective cladding extending partly onto the doors.      
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.
Deep-tinted rear windows
Laminated front side windowsReduces interior noise, prevents side windows from shattering.      
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.
Paint, special brown      
Paint, special purple      
Paint, special red
Paint, special white  
Panoramic sunroofFront glass panel retracts over a fixed glass roof panel. Entire unit covers nearly the entire roof.    
Rear bumper protector
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Special exterior trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
Wheel-lip moldingsExtensions to the wheel opening, both decorative and protective.      
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirrorDriver-side exterior mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.        
Auto-dimming headlightsHigh beams automatically turned on and off.      
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.  
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.      
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.  
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.  
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Interior ambient lightingLEDs in the ceiling or door panels cast a soft glow over the interior.      
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster displayThe information displayed by the instruments can be customized. Color display(s) of at least 20 square inches.        
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Outside temperature display
Perimeter approach lightingArea around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.        
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Power-folding mirrorsMirrors fold and unfold with the touch of a button inside the vehicle. Good for narrow roads and parking lots.      
Rear reading lights
Speed limit informationDisplays the current speed limit. Included with nav on an increasing number of cars. No feature value here because incomplete info on availability.        
Spotter mirror(s)Auxiliary convex lens in the corner of the outside mirror that improves view of the driver's blind spot.      
Steering-linked headlightsHeadlights swivel when steering wheel is turned.          
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors  
Visor mirror, driver          
Visor mirror, passenger          
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.        
Powertrain (show)  
Engine-block heaterPlugs into electrical outlet to warm up the engine. Facilitates starting in extreme cold.      
Limited-slip rear differentialWhen one rear wheel spins, the differential locks up, sending power to the wheel with better traction.          
Oil coolerOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row buckets        
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench      
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row  
Cooled or ventilated front seats          
Door sill trim plates        
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats    
Heated second row seats          
Illuminated door sill trim plates        
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.    
Leather-wrapped steering wheel      
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable lower back support.          
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seatManually adjustable lower back support.          
Manual recliner, second row seats
Manual thigh support adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.        
Memory system, driver seat      
Partial leather seating sufacesEither only the front seats are leather or the upholstery is a mix of cloth and leather.          
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat    
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat        
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, passenger seat        
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.    
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seatPower-adjustable lower back support.      
Power recliner, driver seat  
Power recliner, passenger seat      
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.    
Power-stowing third row seatsSeat powers into a well completely beneath the floor level to enlarge cargo area. Also powers back upright. Replaces manual stowing seat, and includes the value of that feature.          
Stowable third row seatsSeat stows in a well completely beneath the floor level.        
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are part leather, part synthetic suede.          
Tailgating position, third row seatsThird-row seat can be flipped over to face out the rear of the vehicle, for use with the tailgate open.          
Upgraded floor mats      
Upholstered instrument panel      
Wood trimReal wood trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console.        
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheelReal wood comprises part of the steering wheel rim.        
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Adaptive dampers - electricalShocks that electrically adjust their firmness based on sensor readings of the road surface. The driver might also be able to select a \"sport\" setting.          
Alloy wheels          
Chrome-plated alloy wheelsAlloy wheels plated with chrome. Some use a more durable, alternative process (PVD, Superchrome). Replace and include value of regular alloy wheels.        
Electronic systems calibration selectorVaries throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.      
Machined alloy wheelsOuter surface of alloy wheels machines to yield a bright finish. Replace and include value of reqular alloy wheels.            
Polished alloy wheelsAlloy wheels highly polished to yield an ultra-bright finish. Replace and include value of regular alloy wheels.        
Sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
Variable assist steering (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.      

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Option Package Contents

Navigation system

Features
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
Speed limit information
Navigation system
Surround sound
Bose, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)

Driver Assist Package

Features
Automatic braking, low-speed
Automatic braking, high-speed
Backup collision intervention
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed

Driver Awareness Package

Features
Forward collision alert
Auto-dimming headlights
Lane departure warning system

Driver Assist Package

Features
Automatic braking, low-speed
Automatic braking, high-speed
Backup collision intervention
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed

Driver Awareness Package

Features
Forward collision alert
Auto-dimming headlights
Lane departure warning system

SYNC

Features
Voice control for external devices
SMS text-to-speech reader
USB port
Vehicle health reports
911 assist
Bluetooth audio streaming
Voice control for audio system
Bluetooth cell phone link

Trailer Tow Package

Features
Trailering equipment (7 wire)
Oil cooler
Class III trailer hitch

Appearance Package

Features
Special exterior trim
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfaces
Machined alloy wheels
255/50HR20 tires

Package 201A

Features
Rearview camera
Dual-zone climate control
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display
Automatic climate control, front
Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Trailer Tow Package

Features
Trailering equipment (7 wire)
Oil cooler
Class III trailer hitch

MyFord Touch w/SYNC

Features
SD Card slot
In-vehicle Internet capability
Wi-Fi hotspot capability
A/V input jacks
SYNC

Package 202A

Features
Power recliner, driver seat
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat
Center armrest(s), second row
Leather seating surfaces
Heated front seats

Package 301A

Features
Power-stowing third row seats
Heated steering wheel
Tailgating position, third row seats

Package 302A / 303A

Features
Auto-dimming headlights
Lane departure warning system
Parking guidance system - active
Rear cross-traffic detection
Driver drowsiness monitor
Inflatable rear seatbelts
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based
Rain-sensing wipers
Xenon HID headlights

Trailer Tow Package

Features
Trailering equipment (7 wire)
Oil cooler
Class III trailer hitch

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