In entry-level Access trim, the Duster is poorly equipped and misses out on some features buyers have come to expect on their new car. On the positive side, its has electric front windows, remote central locking and the same safety kit as other Dusters, but there’s no radio, no driver’s seat height adjustment, no USB input socket and no covers for the steel wheels. It’s definitely worth upgrading to Ambiance trim – our favourite – which adds all of the above, plus 60/40 split rear seats and steering column stereo controls.
Laureate trim is, naturally, much better equipped – but more expensive, too. This has air conditioning, electric rear windows, alloy wheels, smarter interior and exterior trim, front seatback map pockets, cruise control, and heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors.
Prestige adds rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera, and a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with sat-nav, while the SE Summit special edition bolsters this with styling upgrades and metallic paint.