For The Chevrolet Captiva is a spacious, practical family SUV that comes with a five-year warranty.
Against It’s noisy and inefficient, the cabin feels cheap and dated, and the versions you’ll want are overpriced.
What Car? says
Given the standard of the competition, the Chevrolet Captiva is impossible to recommend.
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There are 3 Chevrolet Captiva versions available
Target Price team says:
There are two 2.2-litre turbodiesel engines in the Chevrolet Captiva range. The entry-level 161bhp version is only available with basic LS trim, front-wheel drive and, crucially, five seats.
If you want seven seats, you’ll have to upgrade to both the more powerful 181bhp engine and to LT trim – that makes seven-seat Captivas more expensive than they should be. Still, you get plenty of luxury kit for your cash, and the third row of seats gets a decent amount of space.
Like the LT models, LTZ models have seven seats and four-wheel drive only. They come stuffed with just about every creature comfort imaginable, but cost more than you’ll probably want to pay for a Chevrolet.
Whichever Captiva you choose, though, you’ll get peace of mind from Chevrolet’s Five Year Promise. This is a standard package that gives you five years' warranty, servicing and roadside assistance for no extra charge.
Reader test team says:
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