Chevrolet Captiva Review (2008)

Chevrolet Captiva
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Chevrolet Captiva Review

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The Chevrolet Captiva was introduced to the UK in June 2007, shortly before its near identical Vauxhall sibling the Antara.

The Chevrolet Captiva was introduced to the UK in June 2007, shortly before its near identical Vauxhall sibling the Antara. The Captiva is also known as the Opel Antara and Daewoo Winstorm and all models are built at GM’s plant in South Korea.

We have already road tested the Vauxhall Antara and we were pleasantly surprised. The main difference between the Chevrolet Captiva and Vauxhall’s offering the Antara is that the Captiva is available with a seven seat option and it is slightly cheaper.

There is a choice of two engines, a petrol 2405cc linked to a 5-speed manual gearbox and a diesel 1991cc available with either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic gearbox. The petrol model is only available with front wheel drive whilst the diesel model is equipped with 4-Wheel Drive. Most owners will opt for the diesel engine and this is the model we would recommend.

We drove the top of the range Chevrolet Captiva LTX diesel with the 5-speed automatic transmission option.

The 2.0 litre common-rail diesel engine outputs 150 ps @ 4000 rpm and produces 320 Nm worth of torque @ 2000 rpm. Which is enough to propel the Captiva from 0-60 mph in 11.5 seconds (manual) / 12.2 seconds (automatic) and then on to a top speed of 112 mph (manual) / 111 mph (automatic). CO2 exhaust emissions are quoted as 197 g/km (manual) and 225 g/km for the automatic gearbox.

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Chevrolet Captiva Road Test Data
Model ReviewedChevrolet Captiva LTX 2.0VCDi 7-Seat Automatic
  
Body TypeSUV
ColourPoly Silver Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph12.2 Seconds
Top Speed 111 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Automatic
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban37.1 mpg
Extra Urban41.5 mpg
Combined32.1 mpg
  
Insurance Group12
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warranty3-Year or 60,000 Miles
Price (when tested on the 08/10/08)£25,395

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