We do not like the Gold Chevrolet badge on the front grille, otherwise from a design perspective the Captiva holds its own and is very attractive.
On the safety front there are front, side and curtain shaped roof airbags plus you get anti-lock brakes and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) as standard across the range. All rows of seats have full three point seat belts and the middle row outer two seats have Isofix fittings for children’s seats.
We do not like the Gold Chevrolet badge on the front grille, otherwise from a design perspective the Captiva holds its own and is very attractive. The interior is well put together but unfortunately it is not up to the standard of the best Japanese’s SUV's in this class, such as Nissan’s X-Trail or Honda’s CR-V.
In conclusion the Chevrolet Captiva is easy to drive and live with but it is not the most dynamic of 4x4s, the Honda CR-V is a much better option if you only need five seats. But the Captiva is a competent family orientated SUV capable of carrying seven people and if that is what you are looking for, we would recommend that you take a test drive.8 October 2008
Chevrolet Captiva Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Chevrolet Captiva LTX 2.0VCDi 7-Seat Automatic|
|Colour||Poly Silver Metallic|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||12.2 Seconds|
|Top Speed||111 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||41.5 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||4|
|Warranty||3-Year or 60,000 Miles|
|Price (when tested on the 08/10/08)||£25,395|