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Features Comparison: GMC Acadia vs. Hyundai Santa Fe

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Model Year 2015 2015 2015 2014 2014
Model Acadia Acadia Acadia Santa Fe Santa Fe
Trim SLE SLT Denali GLS Limited
Engines (show)  
3.6L V6
DOHC-4v
281 hp@6300
266 lb-ft@3400
     
3.6L V6
DOHC-4v
288 hp@6300
270 lb-ft@3400
       
3.3L V6
DOHC-4v
290 hp@6400
252 lb-ft@5200
     
Transmissions (show)  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD
AWD
Final Drive Ratios (show)  
3.16 axle ratio    
Tires (show)  
255/65R18 tires      
255/60HR19 tires      
255/55HR20 tires        
235/60R18 tires      
235/55HR19 tires      
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 6 speakers    
Bose, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)      
Dimension, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)        
Infinity, 550W, 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.  
Cruise control
Heated steering wheel  
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
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.      
Remote appCheck on car and remotely control various functions (remote start, locks, lights, and/or HVAC) from a telephone or computer. Usually requires a monthly fee, though often as part of a package of telematics services.      
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.    
Sound insulation, additionalOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.        
Sunshades, second rowGreatly reduce the amount of sunlight entering the rear side windows. Retract into rear doors.      
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.
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.
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.
Driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact airbagPrevents driver and front seat passenger from colliding if the vehicle is hit from the side.    
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.
Knee airbag, driver      
Lane departure warning systemAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.      
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.
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.
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.
Torque vectoring / active trace controlUses the brakes to channel torque to the outside wheels and counteract understeer. Similar to stability control, but proactive, and acting to improve cornering performance rather than prevent loss of control.      
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo cover
Cargo mat    
Cargo net
Cargo tray      
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.      
Roof rack crossbarsRequires roof rails. Together constitute a roof rack.    
Roof railsNo crossbars.
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.
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
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 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.
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.
Cargo area audio controls      
CD player
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.  
DVD-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing DVDs on a front-row screen. Inoperative when the vehicle is moving. No value because of incomplete data.      
Entertainment system, ceiling-mountedA DVD player and ceiling-mounted screen. Often includes a pair of wireless headphones.      
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.      
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.
Ionizing air filtrationIonizes air to clean it. Might create high levels of ozone.      
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.  
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 seat audio controlsAudio controls for rear seat passengers, usually to control output through headphone jacks.      
Rear wiper
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.
Siri Eyes Free supportActivate Siri using button on steering wheel. Make calls, hear and dictate texts and email, manage calendar, turn-by-turn nav. Requires iPhone 4S or higher.    
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.    
Surround sound    
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 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.  
Wiper de-icerHeating elements defrost area where front wipers rest.      
Exterior (show)  
Body color fascias / fenders (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
Glass roof panel(s)One or more glass panels in the roof that cannot be opened or removed.    
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 black    
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.
Running boards    
Special exterior trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.        
Sunroof    
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 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.  
Head-up display (HUD)Projects various instrument readouts onto the windshield. Image actually appears to be floating over the nose of the car. Enables driver to keep eyes on the road.      
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 cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.    
LED tail lights (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.        
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Mirror tilt-down in reverseOne or both exterior mirrors tilt down when the transmission is in reverse, to provide view of the curb.      
Outside temperature display
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.  
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  
Upgraded instrumentsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
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.    
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets      
Second-row buckets  
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench    
Second-row 3-section 3-person split bench        
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench      
Third-row 2-section 3-person split bench    
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.
Aluminum trimReal aluminum trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console. Deleted by wood trim even if they appear together.      
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.
Folding third 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 fore-aft adjuster, second row seatsSeat adjusts back and forth to vary the split between the second row and the third row or cargo area.
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable lower back support.          
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seatManually adjustable lower back support.        
Manual recliner, second row seats
Memory system, driver seat  
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seatLower back support power-adjustable vertically as well as in and out.      
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power fore-aft 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.      
Stain-resistant fabricFabric that resists stains, and in many cases odors as well.        
Upgraded floor mats        
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheelReal wood comprises part of the steering wheel rim.        
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels  
Chrome-clad alloy wheelsAlloy wheels with a chromed plastic veneer. Replace and include value of regular alloy wheels.        
Electronic systems calibration selectorVaries throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.      
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

Preferred Equipment Group 3SB

Features
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat
Power recliner, driver seat
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Power liftgate
Remote start
Driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact airbag
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat

MyLink / Intellilink

Features
Voice control for external devices
SMS text-to-speech reader
Bluetooth audio streaming
App support
Voice control for audio system
Siri Eyes Free support

Preferred Equipment Group 4SB

Features
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat
Memory system, driver seat
Power height adjuster, passenger seat
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat
Heated steering wheel
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror
Power-folding mirrors
Mirror tilt-down in reverse
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection
Power recliner, passenger seat

Technology Package

Features
Head-up display (HUD)
Cargo area audio controls
Xenon HID headlights

Technology Package

Features
AC power outlet
Dimension, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)
235/55HR19 tires

Premium Package

Features
Power liftgate

Technology Package

Features
LED tail lights (optional)
Xenon HID headlights
AC power outlet
Surround sound
Infinity, 550W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)
235/55HR19 tires

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