The SLX features a spacious, highly ergonomic interior designed to enhance occupant comfort and convenience. It is intended to represent the perfect mix between rugged, practical utility and a tasteful, luxury-oriented ambiance. Every operating system is optimized for ease of use, and every passenger has been given ample space for long-term comfort and an overall feeling of freedom.
A rugged yet comfortable leather-trimmed interior is standard on the SLX, along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and wood-grain trim on the door panels and dashboard. High-quality cut-pile carpeting is used throughout the SLX interior.
The SLX is designed to accommodate five adults with ease and abundant comfort. Front passengers are treated to high-back, multi-adjustable front bucket seats that include an eight-way power multi-adjustable driver's seat and a four-way power adjustable front passenger seat with two-way headrests and individual fold-down armrests. The front seats are also electrically heated, for increased comfort on cold winter mornings.
The outer rear seating positions have special footrests for added comfort on long trips. The rear seats recline and also fold down in a 60/40 configuration, for optimum flexibility in cargo loading and passenger accessibility.
Interior Comfort and Convenience
The SLX interior is generously equipped. Cruise control is standard and offers smooth operation. Logical, easily operated switches control the standard power windows, door locks and power moon roof. The steering column tilts easily into the correct, most comfortable driving position. Seven separate passenger-assist hand grips help occupants feel secure, even in rough off-road conditions. Amenity trays, a lockable glove box, a center storage console with triple beverage holders for front and rear passengers and a hidden storage component help manage interior space, even on a long family road trip. And comprehensive interior lighting includes reading and map lights, illuminated vanity mirrors, as well as "puddle" lights mounted low in the doors to aid in finding dry, secure footing when exiting the vehicle. SLX also features an electronic, liquid crystal display "multimeter" that includes an easy-to-read compass, altimeter, thermometer and a barometer.
The heating and air conditioning system is designed for comfort in the most demanding conditions, from the heat of the Mojave Desert to the chill of Alaska's winter wind. The high-capacity air conditioning system uses non-CFC environmentally friendly R-134a refrigerant, and a ram air system enhances airflow throughout the interior. A rear heater duct helps to keep back seat passengers just as cozy as the driver and front seat occupant.
An impressive, electrically tuned 100-watt AM/FM cassette/in-dash CD sound system is standard, with six separate speakers placed for authentic sound reproduction. The head unit features a control layout for ease of operations, improved sound quality and a tuner for increased radio reception. An in-glass diversity antenna system is protected from brush or other hazards. A multidisc CD changer is available as a dealer-installed option.
A dual air bag Supplemental Restraint System(SRS) is standard, as are three-point front and outboard rear primary seat belts; the center rear position uses a conventional lap belt. Interior surfaces and controls are rounded, to lessen the possibility of injury in the event of a collision. An Antilock Braking System(ABS) and the security of four-wheel drive in inclement weather add to the active safety performance of the SLX, and designed-in crumple zones and side-protection door beams provide enhanced passive safety performance as well.
In addition to the keyless entry system, the SLX also features a theft-deterrent system that is automatically armed when the vehicle is locked. When the system is activated, any effort to open the doors or the hood without the ignition key or keyless entry remote control, sounds an audible alarm and flashes the headlights. At the same time, the starter circuit is disabled.