Chevrolet Captiva SUV Review


Captiva by Chevrolet is spacious in all three rows; the front row has lots of leg room for the driver and front row passenger with adjustable seats to make it more comfortable. Both of the back rows have a good amount of leg and head room. With other vehicles in this class, the back row seats are only suitable for small children. However, that is not the case with this model as adults can access the back row and enjoy a reasonably comfortable ride.



All American-style people carriers have a large amount of space and this is no exception. With all seats up, there is in the region of 150L which is enough space for a couple of buggies. With the back row down, it has 769L which is a large amount of space class and will be sufficient for those camping trips. With both back rows down, it has around 1600L of space which is about average. It makes very good use of cubbies (including in the armrests) and has a large glove compartment.


This vehicle is taller than most other family cars and boasts a large opening at boot, making it easier to lift large and bulky items in and out. The larger nature of the vehicle means that it is relatively easy to get in and out of both the back rows though the extra size means it may have benefited from having sliding doors. Despite having plenty of space in the back row for adults, they are not particularly easy to access. The middle row folds forward easily for easy access into the back.


The Captiva SUV is 1849mm in width, 4673mm in length and 1756mm in height. The LT has a 17” wheel base and the LTZ has a 19” wheelbase. Only the top end model (LTZ) has satellite navigation with rear parking cameras as well as front and rear parking sensors. The LT model though has a rear parking distance sensor. This means that both models have some form of parking aid to ease getting in and out of those tight spaces.


The Chevrolet Captiva currently comes in two variations: the LT and the LTZ. There is a further model, the LS, though it is a 5 seater.

Chevrolet Captiva Fuel Consumption

This is currently available in diesel only. The LT and LTZ models have both recorded the following mpg rates: 35.7mpg (urban), 50.4mpg (extra urban) and 44.1mpg (combined). CO2 emissions are 170g/km.




NCAP tests on the model came back with results of 88% for adult occupants, 82% for child occupants, 48% for pedestrians and 72% for driver aids. All models come with ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and seat belt reminder. However, there is no speed limiter though not all vehicles in its class will have this. There are ISOFOX points in both back row suits and ample space and manoeuvring room to fix other child seats. The vehicles boasts an impressive six airbags – dual front and side bags for driver and front passenger and unusually, curtain airbags for rear passengers. The model also comes with Hill Start Assistant, Traction Control and a Descent Control System.

Chevrolet Captiva Purchase Price

From £26,995

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