The Captiva's high-set driving position gives the king-of-the-road feel that many 4x4 fans love, but the thick window pillars at the back mean the view to the rear is limited. Likewise, there’s a decent range of seat and steering wheel adjustment, but the seats are short on thigh support. The cluttered dashboard is rather confusing.
Chevrolet CAPTIVA 4x4 space & practicality
Entry-level Captivas have five seats and a big boot. Stepping up the range brings you two more seats that pull up from the boot floor, and they don’t do too badly for head- and legroom. The middle row is split 50/50, as in the Orlando MPV, and drops down to leave a flat floor.
Chevrolet CAPTIVA 4x4 equipment
Entry-level LS cars come with alloys wheels, air-conditioning, Bluetooth and four electric windows. However, you have to upgrade to LT spec if you want parking sensors, the third row of seats and the more powerful engine – things you’ll probably want. LT cars also get climate control, cruise control, part-leather trim and auto lights and wipers, while the range-topping LTZ trim brings full leather, sat-nav and a reversing camera.