Chevrolet Captiva Review

Chevrolet Captiva
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Chevrolet Captiva Review

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Chevrolet estimate fuel consumption figures of 37.1 mpg for the combined cycle, extra urban 41.5 mpg and urban 32.1 mpg – realistically we were achieving 27 mpg urban/touring and around 33 mpg on the motorway.

Chevrolet estimate fuel consumption figures of 37.1 mpg for the combined cycle, extra urban 41.5 mpg and urban 32.1 mpg – realistically we were achieving 27 mpg urban/touring and around 33 mpg on the motorway.  Our car had quite low mileage and you would expect to see better results as the overall miles increase with age.

On the road the Chevrolet Captiva feels quicker than the figures would suggest and it is quite capable in traffic and only feels a little underpowered when overtaking.

You are going to notice that you are driving a diesel as the engine noise can be fairly intrusive, there is room for better sound deadening but you do get used to it.

The suspension is on the soft side - if you can live with this then the ride is not too bad. The steering is on the light side and body roll through bends is quite noticeable. You are not going to see off many hot hatches or better handling SUV's such as the new Honda CR-V.

The gearbox is easy to use and the changes are smooth, there is a manual tiptronic function, enabling you to select gears manually by knocking the gear lever over to the left and then you sequentially change gear by knocking the lever up or down.

Overall the Chevrolet Captiva is not the most dynamic SUV but it is easy to drive and live with.

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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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