The Tacuma is exceptionally versatile and is more than capable of transporting a family of five.
Ease of Use
The Tacuma is exceptionally versatile and is more than capable of transporting a family of five. The interior ergonomics are excellent with all the controls within comfortable reach. The family conscious Tacuma features 3 individual rear seats that fold/slide and can be removed for extra load space. The centre seat folds down to reveal a table with two cupholders incorporated into it. Cleverly the front passenger seat rotates to face the back which is ideal for a picnic or possibly business meetings. Trays are also on the rear of the front seats which pull up and have integral cup holders. There are also 2 cupholders within the central console which reveal themselves at the touch of a button.
On SX and CDX models the rear wash/wipe has an intermittent function and auto operation when reverse gear is selected - perfect for reversing in the rain.
The Tacuma has a spacious boot with 347 litres of cargo space and incorporates a luggage holding net to keep your shopping in neatly in place. Other storage solutions include: door bins, lockable box under the drivers seat and a floor storage compartment in the rear footwell. However, if you should overflow the interior of the Tacuma each model is fitted with integral roof bars as standard.
The Tacuma is extremely easy to drive and manoeuvre in town needing only 2.9 turns from lock to lock. Our test car was fitted with reversing aid sensors which are a £350 option and although helpful when parking were not really necessary on a car of this size.
Safety and Security
The following safety and security equipment is standard on the Tacuma CDX: ABS (anti-lock brakes), dual front airbags, height adjustable front seat belts, front seat belt pre-tensioners, 3rd braking light (centre high mounted stop lamp), front & rear fog lamps, impact absorbing triple structure front bumper, heated rear window, front wipers (intermittent variable speed), rear wash/wipe (intermittent & auto control), side impact protection beams, knee bolster (driver's side only), central door locking, Thatcham category 2 engine immobiliser, remote keyless entry system with perimetric alarm, chime warning driver's seatbelt, chime warning headlamp on and chime warning key.
Chevrolet Tacuma Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||GM Daewoo Tacuma CDX 2.0 Automatic|
|Body Type||Mini MPV|
|Colour||Pearl Black (Mica)|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||12 Seconds|
|Top Speed||105 mph|
|Fuel Type||Petrol - Unleaded|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||34.5 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||3 years/60,000 miles free servicing|
3 years/60,000 miles comprehensive warranty
3 years Total AA Roadside Cover
6 years anti-perforation corrosion warranty
|Price (when tested on the 19/01/04)||£13,870 OTR|
Car as tested £16,635
Includes the following options:
DVD/PlayStation PSone £2,150
RDS radio/single slot CD £175
Reversing aid sensors £350
Ultrasonic interior upgrade £90