Hill Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Assist Control (DAC)—useful driving aids on- or off-road at low speed—are standard on V-6 models and four-cylinder models with the optional third-row seat. And on V-6 models, towing capacity can be increased to 3,500 pounds.
A Lexus-like electroluminescent instrument panel is standard, as are remote keyless entry, an auxiliary jack for the single-CD six-speaker stereo, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power mirrors, three 12-volt outlets, ten cup holders, and cruise control. But it's a disappointment that a Bluetooth hands-free system is only offered as a port-installed option if you don't select the JBL system.
If you add the Appearance Package to the Sport model, you can do away with the spare wheel and tire mounted on the outside of the hatch—resulting in a much sleeker appearance. The Sport can also be optioned up with a power moonroof and the JBL system. Moving up to the Limited trim gains items such as 17-inch wheels and tires, leather upholstery, a six-disc CD changer, dual-zone automatic climate control, audio controls for the steering wheel, and an eight-way power driver's seat. The Limited's features may be increased to include leather seating areas, heated front seats, and the SUV-requisite rear seat DVD entertainment system to keep the kids entertained.
For 2011, a new Upgrade Value Package adds a bunch of popular equipment to Base four-cylinder or V-6 models. It includes a six-disc changer, XM satellite radio, steering-wheel audio controls, 17-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack, a moonroof, and various interior and exterior upgrades.