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Hyundai Genesis (2016) vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Features

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Features Comparison: Hyundai Genesis vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Model Year 2016 2017
Model Genesis E-Class
Trim 3.8 E300
Engines (hide)  
3.8L V6
DOHC-4v
311 hp@6000
293 lb-ft@5000
 
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
241 hp@5550
273 lb-ft@1300
 
Transmissions (hide)  
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic  
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic  
Drivetrains (hide)  
RWD
AWD
Tires (hide)  
245/45VR18 tires  
245/45HR18 tires  
245/40HR19 tires  
225/55HR17 tires  
Audio Systems (hide)  
Unbranded, 330W, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)  
Lexicon, 900W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)  
Lexicon, 900W, 17 speakers (with subwoofer)  
Unbranded, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)  
Burmester, 1450W, 23 speakers (with subwoofer)  
Burmester, 590W, 13 speakers (with subwoofer)  
Accessories (hide)  
AC power outletPowers devices with a regular home electrical outlet. Limited wattage: forget about using it to power a blow drier.  
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.  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign awareAutomatically maintains speed based on preceding car and road signs. Can bring vehicle to a complete stop then accelerate back up to set speed. Replaces regular adaptive cruise control, and includes its value.  
Automated lane changeChange lanes by tapping turn signal.  
Cruise control    
First-aid kit  
Hands-free trunk or liftgateRelease latch by waving a foot beneath the bumper or a hand near a sensor.  
Heated steering wheel
Parking guidance system - activeParks the vehicle with minimal input from the driver.  
Power decklidDecklid can be opened and closed using buttons inside the vehicle and on the keyfob.
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.
Proximity trunk or liftgate openerRelease latch by standing near the bumper for a few seconds.  
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 climate controlCan turn on air conditioning system remotely using the key fob, to cool down the car before getting into it. Some also enable this with heat.  
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote start via appRemote start the car using a phone-based app. Complimentary for at least three years.  
Remote window/roof operationOperate the power windows, sunroof, and/or convertible roof using buttons on the keyfob.  
Sound insulation, additionalOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.  
Special order chargeOne-time charge for special order options  
Sunshade, rearGreatly reduces the amount of sunlight entering the rear window.  
Sunshade, rear, powerGreatly reduces the amount of sunlight entering the rear window. Includes the value of manual rear shade.  
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 (hide)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seatsIf active, automatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended. Note: becoming less common.
Active safety seat bolstersWhen radar detects an impeding side impact, a chamber in the seat bolster rapidly inflates to move the occupant away from the door.  
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.
Around view camerasSmall external cameras provide a top-down view all around the vehicle, to reduce blind spots while parking.  
Automated stopping system, inattentive driverGradually brings car to a stop if no steering input is detected for an extended period of time.  
Automatic braking, high-speed or partialIf collision detection system senses imminent collision, applies moderate braking.
Automatic braking, low-speedAutomatically brakes car to avoid low-speed collisions.
Blind spot interventionSelectively applies the brakes to guide vehicle back into the original lane when detects that a lane change will cause a collision with a vehicle in the blind spot.  
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.
Car-to-X communicationCan communicate with other cars and a centralized notification system to report issues with the road or car.  
Collision avoidance assistSteering suggests suitable path to avoid a collision, assists with an evasive maneuver.  
Collision preparation system, rearAdjusts seats and/or head restraints when sensors detect that the car is likely to be hit from the rear. Might also flash rear lights to warn approaching car.  
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation systemSystem scans for vehicles approaching from either side at an intersection, then assists with braking force if the driver starts to brake.  
Driver drowsiness monitorWarns when driver is drowsy and needs to pull over.  
Forward collision warningAlerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
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, driver
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.
Lane keeping assist systemProactively helps keep the car centered inside a detected lane via steering assistance.  
Obstacle detection, frontBeeps signal distance to object in front of vehicle. Parking aid.
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.
Pedestrian detectionWarns driver of pedestrians in path of car.  
Performance braking system (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.  
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.
Rear side airbagsTorso-level second row airbags, usually contained in the rear door. Some also protect the head, but not as well as side curtain airbags.
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 airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Temporary spare tire  
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Tires, run-flatCan be driven deflated for about 50 miles. Usually harm ride quality. Cars with these often have no spare 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.
Vehicle health reportsPeriodically uploads and emails a vehicle diagnostic check.  
Cargo Management (hide)  
Cargo net  
Cargo organizerAbove floor system for organizing cargo.  
Cargo tray  
Console with shifter  
Console without 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.  
Storage compartment under front seat(s)  
Climate Control and Infotainment (hide)  
4G LTE connectivityHigher speed Internet connection. Monthly fee after trial period.  
Air conditioning
Android Auto supportRequires compatible Android phone.  
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.
Apple CarPlay supportRequires compatible Apple iPhone.  
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.
Automatic fresh air circulationAutomatically adds fresh air to the cabin when CO2 levels reach a level that can cause drowsiness.  
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.
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.  
Fragrance atomizer  
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.
Heated windshield washer nozzles  
In-vehicle InternetConnects car to the Internet to update systems, download information, and/or browse. Includes internal modem, usually requires car-specific broadband service with monthly fee.  
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.  
Media driveBuilt-in drive with at least 10 GB of storage for MP3 and other audio files.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.  
Navigation map updates, three years  
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.
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.
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.  
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 + travel informationInformation about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. 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.
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.
Water-repellent front-door glassMakes rain bead up and roll off the windows.  
Weatherband radioIncludes frequencies for weather channels. Only listed when pricing a single model because incomplete data for all model.  
Wi-Fi hotspotProvides Wi-Fi within the car. Includes internal modem, usually requires car-specific broadband service with monthly fee.  
Wireless charging stationWirelessly charger for phones and audio players.  
Exterior (hide)  
Additional chrome trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.  
Body kitSide skirts and possibly a front air dam and rear apron.  
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.
Heat-reflective glassMirrored glass relects sun and thus heat away from the interior.  
Laminated front side windowsReduces interior noise, prevents side windows from shattering.
Laminated rear side windowsReduces interior noise, prevents side windows from shattering.
Metallic paint (extra cost)  
Paint, matte finish  
Paint, special gray  
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 spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.  
Sport front fascia (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.  
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.  
Sunroof    
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (hide)  
Adaptive headlightsBased on input from a camera, individual lighting modules are dynamically and independently aimed and dimmed to produce the optimal light pattern for the situation, such as upcoming curves.  
Analog clock
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 passenger-side mirrorPassenger-side rearview 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 light, rearMake it easier for following vehicles to see the vehicle in fog.  
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.
Headlight washers  
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 lighting, configurableLEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior. Can change the colors of the lights.  
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster displayThe information displayed by the instruments can be customized. Color display(s) of at least 20 square inches.  
LED headlightsLED headlights last longer and use less energy than other types.  
LED tail lightsOnly 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
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.  
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
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.  
Powertrain (hide)  
Automatic start / stopAutomatically cuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped and restarts it when the driver lifts off the brake pedal. Not listed for hybrids, where it is generally part of the powertrain system.  
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controlsPaddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.
Seats and Interior Trim (hide)  
Front buckets
Second-row 3-person bench  
Second-row 3-section 3-person split bench  
Automatic seat bolsters, driverThe outside seatback bolster automatically firms up in hard turns.  
Automatic seat bolsters, front passengerThe outside seatback bolster automatically firms up in hard turns.  
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row
Cooled or ventilated front seats
Dark-colored headliner (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.  
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 row armrests  
Heated front seats
Heated second row seats
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.
Leather-wrapped steering wheel  
Massage, driver seatPower lumbar or vibration used to massage lower back.  
Massage, passenger seatPower lumbar or vibration used to massage lower back.  
Memory system, driver seat
Memory system, passenger seat  
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seatLower back support power-adjustable vertically as well as in and out.
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger 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 headrest height adjuster, driver seat  
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat  
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, passenger seat
Power recliner, driver seat
Power recliner, passenger seat
Power seatback bolsters, driver seatPower adjustable bolsters on the seatback, to provide lateral support in hard turns.  
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seatPower-adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.  
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.
Rapid-heating front seatsHeats front seats almost instantly.  
Special interior trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.  
Synthetic leather seating surfacesA.k.a vinyl, leatherette, MB-Tex, NuLuxe.  
Synthetic suede headlinerUsually also includes synthetic suede on the pillars.  
Upgraded leather upholsteryNo additional value over leather upholstery because no way to standardize across all models.
Upholstered instrument cluster hood  
Upholstered instrument panel  
Wood trimReal wood trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console.  
Wood trim, alternative typeReal 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 (hide)  
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.  
Adaptive dampers - mechanicalShocks mechanically adjust firmness based on direct road inputs. Not driver adjustable.  
Air suspension, auto-leveling and height adjustableAir springs automatically level the vehicle and enable manual adjustment of ride height.  
Alloy wheels    
Alloy wheels, optional designSame value as regular alloy wheels because no way to compare across models.  
Crosswind stabilizationAdjusts the suspension to counteract the effect of crosswinds.  
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.  
Sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.  
Variable steering ratio (optional)Steering ratio gets quicker the farther the wheel is turned.  
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.

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Option Package Contents

Premium Package

Features
Fog lights
Sunshades, second row
Sunshade, rear
Memory system, driver seat
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror
Surround sound
Panoramic sunroof
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power
Cooled or ventilated front seats
Lexicon, 900W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)

Ultimate Package

Features
Head-up display (HUD)
Media drive
Automatic fresh air circulation
Wood trim
Power decklid
Lexicon, 900W, 17 speakers (with subwoofer)

Luxury Package

Features
Upholstered instrument panel
225/55HR17 tires

Premium 1 Package

Features
Power decklid
Hands-free trunk or liftgate

Acoustic Comfort Package

Features
Laminated rear side windows
Sound insulation, additional
Laminated front side windows
Heat-reflective glass

Premium 2 Package

Features
Sunshade, rear, power

Driver Assistance Package

Features
Blind spot intervention
Lane departure warning system
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed

Driver Assistance Package

Features
Lane keeping assist system
Collision preparation system, rear

Driver Assistance Package

Features
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system

Rear Safety Package

Features
Rear side airbags
Inflatable rear seatbelts

Sport Wheel Package

Features
Performance braking system (optional)
Alloy wheels, optional design
Dark-colored headliner (optional)

Sport Package

Features
Sport front fascia (optional)
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)
Sport suspension (upgrade)
Body kit

Warmth & Comfort Package

Features
Heated front row armrests

designo Edition

Features
Synthetic suede headliner
Special interior trim
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