Step up in price from the Kluger GX to the GXL and you get three-zone air-conditioning: you can set different temperatures for the left and right sides of the cabin in front, and a third temperature for those in the rear. There’s also smart key entry, which allows you to unlock the front doors or power-opening tailgate while the key remains safe in a pocket or bag. Heated front seats, a power-adjusted driver’s seat and partial leather trim are also part of the GXL deal. There is the bigger – 8.0-inch – touchscreen, and it comes with a digital radio and satellite-navigation. And there are roof rails, for fitting the optional roof rack.
The most expensive Kluger, the Grande, comes with a sunroof, ventilated front seats (they circulate cool air), power adjustment for the passenger seat, and a memory for the driver’s seat (which makes it easy to restore your settings after a companion has driven the car). Windscreen wipers operate automatically when it rains, and the reversing camera can also show views from the front and sides of the car. The Grande is distinguished externally by its 19-inch wheels (other models have 18s), fitted with tyres of a slightly lower profile – essentially a cosmetic change.
The Grande also comes with automatic cruise control, which can maintain a set distance to the car in front. And it has a Pre-Crash Safety System that incorporates high-speed automatic emergency braking, and a driver-assistance suite that includes lane-keeping assistance, a rear cross-traffic alert, and auto-dipping headlights. (For more on Grande safety systems, please open the Safety section below.)