While we can see the appeal of the Captur’s funky looks and affordable starting price, but by the time you get an engine with enough power coupled to the right trim, it's not that cheap. And all the engines are relatively weak next to those offered in the better-handling and better-packaged Ford Puma, plus it doesn't ride anywhere near as well as a Volkswagen T-Roc. And if it's space you're after, the Skoda Kamiq is much bigger and it has a nicer interior.get the best price
Even entry-level Play trim is well worth a look. It gets electric front and rear windows, climate control, cruise control, automatic lights and wipers, a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, LED headlights, automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, lane-keeping warning and assist, a variable-height boot floor, a sliding rear bench, keyless entry and start and power-folding door mirror. One big omission is alloy wheels – you only get plastic wheel trims.
Engine: 1.0 TCE 100
Opening the range is the TCe 100, a 99bhp turbocharged 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol that comes exclusively with a five-speed manual gearbox. Sadly, if you're hoping for the kind of peppiness you get from a similarly powerful Seat Arona, Skoda Kamiq or Volkswagen T-Cross (they all share the same 1.0 TSI 95 petrol engine) it's disappointingly sluggish. There's very little urgency unless you work it hard, it's noisy when you do and also not that economical. Therefore, it's one to avoid.
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