Chevrolet Captiva Review
Chevrolet Captiva is produced by 2006 and a common platform and many common parts with models Opel Antara and Saturn Vue. Its dimensions are: Length 4635 mm, width 1850 mm, height 1720 mm and Wheelbase 2705 mm.
Production of Chevrolet Captiva leaves a good impression even on closer inspection. The body is protected from minor scratches unprotected plastic parts on the bumper and fender. The interior is nice with elements of carbon and leather interior (with version Sport). The spare wheel is stowed under the practical bottom of the trunk. Hitch can tow loads up to 2000 kg (with brake), roof rails can carry up to 100 kg load.
Among the cons should point out that the spare tire is small and it can be driven with maximum 80 km / h until the next service.
Driving position is high and driver visibility is excellent. Exterior mirrors are heated and can be stowed electrically. The car is equipped as standard with parktronic. Interior mirror has auto iris (anti-glare), but gives a surprisingly narrow field – Head restraints on rear seats and high edges of the side windows limit visibility.
Embarking and disembarking is easy with the caveat that this is a tall SUV.
The boot holds 450 liters and when folded rear seat volume reached 850 liters. If you use two additional seats (for the version with 7 seats) the volume of the trunk is only 90 liters. With key can only open the rear window without lifting the whole “fifth door”.
The suspension of the Chevrolet Captiva is more solid and normal roads the ride is nice, larger irregularities are “swallowed” normal without suffering from this comfort. The seats do not offer the best lateral fulcrum, which in turns is felt even more strongly behind.
Chevrolet Captiva is fitted with two petrol and one diesel engine.
The first 2.4-liter petrol offers 136 hp and the second is the 3.2-liter six-cylinder with 230 hp
Diesel is the most common and therefore most advisable. This is a 2.0 liter common rail engine with 150 hp The engine was designed by the Italian company VM. He is doing fairly well with body weighing two tons. The gearbox has short gearing that allows for decent acceleration. The maximum torque of 320 Nm, in turn, allow you to drive safely, without having to move any of gears easier hill. Below 2000 rev / min 4-cylinder engine is a bit cumbersome and noisy, but overall is surprisingly smooth and vibration free. Fuel consumption is 9.3 l/100 km city driving, 6.7 l/100 km out of town and 10.4 on the highway, ie average of 8.5 l/100 km. The result is attainable, but with much restraint …
Chevrolet Captiva has decent off-road capabilities. At any rate held steady chosen direction, standard ESP to further more aggressive riding turns. Overall, however, Chevrolet Captiva has a tendency to understeer.
The steering wheel gives a clear picture of the way a good enough contact.
The car is available only with front-wheel drive or 4×4. The price of such new Chevrolet Captiva is € 23,500 and reaches over 36,000 euros for the version with the six-cylinder engine.
Pros: + large trunk with the possibility of variations to 7 seats + + simplicity + + rich standard equipment safe chassis
Cons: – relatively long stopping distances – relatively high fuel consumption
Chevrolet Captiva is not new in the car market in Europe. Rather, it is one of the most loved and the most common vehicles accessible here.
Referring accessible vehicles, it is appropriate to vmetnem that Chevrolet is defined as the father of modern SUV-car. 70 years ago precisely Chevrolet marketed the first such vehicle.
Captiva is also an innovator – he was the first passable model of Chevrolet, which is available in Europe and the first model in our test showed a lower average fuel consumption than that prescribed by the manufacturer – 8.2 liters per 100 kilometers. (8.6 l / 100 km in a catalog).
The version that we tested was equipped with the 2.0-liter diesel engine with direct fuel injection, which delivers 150 hp at 4000 rev / min and 320 Nm of torque at 2000 rev / min. The transmission is automatic with five degrees and has a winter mode. Drive is to all four wheels, which under normal conditions is directed to the front axle, and if need be distributed electronically in a ratio of 50/50.
The test, which was conducted with a length of about 700-750 km and included urban and suburban driving and off-road test.
Even with the engine starts to strike extremely light steering. Frankly we do not drive a car with lighter steering.
In urban areas it provides a nice and easy driving. Parking is done with ease, thanks to the parking assist and rear view camera. The automatic transmission also helps good feeling behind the wheel when driving in the city and high clearance and dual drive allows reaching the most expensive neighborhoods in the city and more specifically to their most obscure areas where there is practically no time.
The ride is pleasant and can be described as mild for such a vehicle. In the cabin is quiet, even when running on pavement, and the sounds of creaking plastic missing. The seats are large and comfortable and the driving position provides good visibility in all directions.
The trunk is large and rear door has a sliding window, which is very useful when you want to “throw” a little something in the trunk.
Because of the high clearance will often stain their pants when climbing down and the car, and in the central part of the city to find enough parking space will not be an easy task.
In our tests the fuel consumption was only 8.4 liters. Urban ride included about 100 kilometers in one and about 30 km. in another city.
Out of Town
When driving on the highway, the aforementioned light steering more harm than good. There is a nice feel and ride fast corners where too soft steering does not provide sufficiently accurate information to the driver. It should be noted that hardens voluntary power steering at higher speeds, but it still remains too light.
The soft suspension is nice and the city’s broken streets, where usually move at low speed. On the highway, however, we tested Captiva tilted noticeably turns.
Engine ensures overtaking thanks to maximum torque available from low revs. The transmission reacts appropriately and smoothly switch gears and engine noise is barely perceptible in the interior.
Trunk is large (it is ordained and 2 extra seats), enough to collect the luggage and equipment 5 th skiers. Salon is spacious and is able to comfortably accommodate these skiers. The materials are high quality, especially on the dashboard – is covered with a soft touch material.
Navigation system with touch screen is placed at a comfortable driver’s seat and he can easily get information from any screen without diverting his eyes from the road.
In this cycle – about 300 km on highway and 150 km. a rural, mountain road, Chevrolet Captiva showed consumption of 7.3 liters per 100 kilometers.
Will specify that here include route, which in this case was covered with about 10 cm of fresh snow.
Here Captiva performed very well. Light steering help us sharp turns and icy ruts and bumps pinned suspension very precisely, giving us additional security and comfort.
The road was covered with fresh snow and ice were shady corners. However, we never have to use winter mode of transmission. Since our Captiva got no problem until the end of the road on which there were no traces of other cars, we decided to go outside.
There, the snow-covered meadows with snow-hidden hole filled with water, Chevrolet Captiva presented just perfect. Probably the design of the model, engineers want to design with urban SUV look and impressive off-road capabilities, and managed.
Once we climbed, we had to go down. As you know this can be very dangerous, especially when the surface is snowy or icy. And in Captiva has integrated support for downhill, that was very helpful.
We started with that Chevrolet Captiva is among the most loved and the most common vehicles accessible here. The reasons for the success of this model are clear. It is not expensive, rich equipment, easy to drive, has good road, I was, and has many, many place in the gym. This is the formula for a successful SUV (at least in this country).
Chevrolet Captiva is now equipped with more powerful engines, but after about a year to get and upgrade of the saloon and exterior. Will the next version of Chevrolet Captiva will keep on top or vice versa, you will find reviews of the next model.
Modifications and engines of Chevrolet Captiva
2006 – present
Captiva 3.2 – 5 door / Jeep 230 hp Automatic transmission
Captiva 2.4 – 5 door / Jeep 136 hp Manual
Captiva 2.0 VCDI – 5 doors / Jeep 150 hp Automatic transmission
Captiva 2.0 VCDI – 5 doors / Jeep 150 hp Manual
2007 – present
Captiva 2.0 VCDI – 5 doors / Jeep 127 hp Manual
Comments from owners of Chevrolet Captiva
An exclusive performance car at a very reasonable price and extras. With Fiat engine, but maybe the best of the early 2007th. Someone who was driving the car you can tell your impressions? How Chevrolet service stations in Europe? The fair was a great promotion 4000 eur discount. Jump the car comes without money.
We did 2000 km, which is not much, but mostly ride a motorcycle these days, and no lamp is not lit, so now I got to worry!
General For now my conclusion is that the two-liter diesel, he needs at least another 25 hp to pull the people, although new systems that would make it more powerful. Obviously you’ll need chip, although both works, but 3.2 liters petrol is where a pump and pulls very cool.
On the other hand the cost of ‘Coal’ falling constantly. Started by average consumption urban / extra – and now get 16.9 to 11.1. I believe it will fall further, so that “stove” has its advantages!
I’ll keep you posted.
should drop to 8/100 when traveling range 90-120-130 km / h All brand new diesels spend more than 2-3 years, but are slower …
do not rush for the chip – to make at least 30,000 km …
I’m at 4000 km and the machine runs flawlessly. Delivery Charge and continues to fall slowly. I have no bright lights.
The other day and put hitch, but tied the power is terrible.
We’re tired, dismantled it all back almost to a skeleton, as for electronics, put additional relays, electronic units and other crap.
Fortunately we have worked strictly by the rules and no power is OK to screw anything to the car, which is a miracle!
Yesterday I scored even SUV-and partly along the race because I’m too lazy to walk to places to shoot, but his poobelih bottom plastics. Especially this machine is vulnerable to overcome ditches, canals, etc.. cross obstacles. It has a long snout that sticks out in front of the tires, it is very unsuitable even for medium-difficulty Off road. So do not bother to land on a curve of smooth roads.
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