Chevrolet Captiva Review

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Chevrolet Captiva Review

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The Chevrolet Captiva LTX's level of equipment is pretty good and it includes full leather trim with heated front seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic lighting control and rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, a multi-function display panel and a radio with an in-dash 6-CD changer.  There is a 3.5 mm auxiliary input and 12v socket so you can plug in you iPod or MP3 player with ease.

The Chevrolet Captiva LTX's level of equipment is pretty good and it includes full leather trim with heated front seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic lighting control and rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, a multi-function display panel and a radio with an in-dash 6-CD changer.  There is a 3.5 mm auxiliary input and 12v socket so you can plug in you iPod or MP3 player with ease.

You also get climate control with air quality system, power-folding heated door mirrors with integrated indicators and a visible twin-pipe exhaust system with chrome detailing.

We did not venture to far off road, sticking to local green lanes and farm tracks. Although our routes were not too challenging the Captiva coped very well. Mind you without a low ratio gearbox and locking differentials we would imagine it would not take much to get it stuck. It does feature an intelligent active four-wheel drive system ITCC (Intelligent Torque Controlled Coupling) which combines the benefits of pure front-wheel drive such as low fuel consumption and manoeuvrability with those of a four wheel drive vehicle. Under normal conditions the Chevrolet Captiva is a front-wheel drive car, when it senses a loss of drive, power can be quickly and seamlessly distributed between the front and rear axle at a ratio of up to 50:50 when needed.

The Chevrolet Captiva is equipped with (DCS) Descent Control System which operates at speeds of up to 30 mph, to maintain a safe constant speed down steep inclines without having to brake. It is easy to operate, simply select ‘D’ from the automatic gearbox and then press the DCS button and the system will let you descend at a steady 6 mph. It is possible to operate the DCS system in reverse as well and on the move from higher speeds to help control a descent by slowing the car down to 10 mph. It is possible to increase the speed slightly by use of the accelerator or brake, as soon as you lift off the system returns the Captiva back to the selected speed, all rather clever.

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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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