Garmin nuvi 40LM vs 42LM

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A Comparison on the difference features between Garmin nuvi 40LM and 42LM

Garmin nuvi GPS
Garmin nuvi 40LMGarmin nuvi 42LM
ModelsGarmin nuvi 40LM
Garmin nuvi 40LM
Garmin nuvi 42LM
Garmin nuvi 42LM
View the latest priceGarmin nuvi 40LM 4.3-inch Portable GPS Navigator (US)
Garmin nuvi 40LM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator(US and Canada)
Garmin nüvi 42LM 4.3-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps (US)
What's Difference
nuvi seriesnuvi 40LM is a model in Garmin’s 2012 Essential series. (This series was announced by Garmin on August 24th 2011)nuvi 42LM is a model in Garmin’s 2013 Essential series. (This series was announced by Garmin on January 7th 2013)
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:4.9"W x 3.1"H x .7"D (12.4 x 7.9 x 1.8 cm)4.9"W x 3.1"H x 0.8"D (12.6 x 7.8 x 1.9 cm)
Weight:5.2 ounces (148.0 g)5.3 ounces (149.3 g)
Preloaded street maps:Yes - Preloaded City Navigator NT North America (U.S, lower 49 state) or NT North America (U.S and canada)Yes. Preloaded with City Navigator® NT North America - Lower 49 States
What's Common
Display size, WxH:3.8"W x 2.3"H (9.7 x 5.8 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)3.8"W x 2.3"H (9.7 x 5.8 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH:480 x 272 pixels480 x 272 pixels
Display type:WQVGA color TFT with white backlightWQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Battery:rechargeable lithium-ionrechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life:up to 2 hoursup to 2 hours
High-sensitivity receiver:yesyes
Includes lifetime map updates:yesyes
nüMaps Guarantee:yesyes
Built-in memory:internal solid stateinternal solid state
Accepts data cards:microSD™ card (not included)microSD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/ favorites/ locations:10001000
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."):yes (internal speaker)yes (internal speaker)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."):yesyes
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation):yesyes
Junction view (displays junction signs):yesyes
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road):yesyes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.):yesyes
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe):yesyes
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection):yesyes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):yesyes
Garmin Garage™ vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device):yesyes
Garmin Garage™ voices compatible (download custom voices to your device):yesyes
Additional:Trip Log: yes
Trip Log: yes
What's Unavailable
Headphone jack/audio line-out:nono
3-D terrain view:nono
3-D buildings and landmarks view:nono
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands):nono
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription):nono
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates):nono
myTrends™ (predicts your routes):nono
trafficTrends™ (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow):nono
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route):nono
ecoRoute™ (calculates a more fuel-efficient route):nono
Garmin nüLink! services: (receive accurate real-time travel information):nono
XM® compatible for U.S:nono
Bluetooth® wireless technology:nono
Enhanced pedestrian navigation (guides you as you walk around town):nono
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos):nono
Exit services (tells you approaching services on highway):nono
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature):nono
Multimode (switches modes to drive, hike, bike or boat):nono
MP3 player:nono
Audio book player:nono
Additional:Trip Planner: no
Trip Planner: no
Official Specs and Features
Learn more from the manufacturer site.Read more about Garmin nuvi 40LM at garmin.comRead more about Garmin nuvi 42LM at
Amazon Customer Reviews
Read all the reviews inclusive of the most helpful favorable review and the most helpful critical reviewClick here to read the reviews Garmin nuvi 40 (US)
Click here to read the reviews Garmin nuvi 40 (US and Canada)
Click here to read the reviews on Garmin nuvi 42LM
Note: Amazon tend to group a few models into one section of customer reviews (i.e models that belong to same series). So when you read a review, do look at which model the review refers to.
Demo Video
Relevant video found at YouTube.comNAN/A
Price Check
View the latest priceClick on these link Garmin nuvi 40LM 4.3-inch Portable GPS Navigator (US)
Garmin nuvi 40LM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator(US and Canada)
Click on this link Garmin nüvi 42LM 4.3-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps (US)

What’s New

On top of the published differences as in the table above, there is newer attributes for 42LM as compared to 40LM. The newer attributes are new style mount and new style user interface. More on this from Gpstracklog.

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