2015 Chevrolet Captiva Review
The Chevrolet Captiva is a rugged, sports utility vehicle bestowed with lots of safety and comfort features, not to mention a strong engine. It can be best described as “soft on the inside, but tough on the outside”. The Captiva is accessible in two variants: LTZ (automatic transmission) and LT (manual transmission). Both variations are designed to give you a smooth drive any other vehicle.
Pick up & Acceleration
The LT variant has a 6-speed manual transmission gear box, enabling the Captiva to obtain maximum speeds between 190 and 200 Kmph. It can reach speeds of up to 100 Kmph from standstill in just 9.6 seconds, whereas the LTZ variant powers on to speeds up to 195 Kmph, and can reach 100 Kmph from zero in approximately 11 seconds.
Engine & Power
Chevrolet has incorporated a commanding 2.2-litre turbo charged diesel engine that can displace 2231 cc engines. Its motor can churn out maximum muscle at 184bhp at just 3800rpm. Its peak torque output is 424Nm at just 2000rpm. The engine is fitted with 4 cylinders that are fitted with 16 valves and has a double-overhead camshaft-valve configuration.
This utility vehicle has a common rail, direct injection fuel-supply system, enabling the manual version to offer 11.3 Kmpl in city traffic and 14.6 Kmpl on highways. The LTZ variant generates 9.8 Kmpl in the city and 12.12 Kmpl on highways.
Braking and Handling
The Captiva is equipped with sturdy disc brakes that are fitted in the rear and front wheels. This is further supported with an ABS (anti-lock braking), brake assist, and electronic break-force distribution. To maintain stability regardless of road conditions, the Captiva has proficient suspension that also ensures a smooth drive.
The Chevrolet Captiva has ABS brakes with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution mechanism, all of which are included to improve braking abilities. There are also 6 air bags: dual front , side air-bags in the front, and roof-side airbags. All of these are designed to safeguard passengers inside the vehicle. Seat belts are available for all occupants, including load limiters in the front and pre-tensioners. The parking assist features aids drivers in parking the SUV safely. Other features include adaptive all-wheel-drive system, rear and front fog lamps, automatic level-ride suspension, electric parking brake, front head rests, night and day anti-glare rear view mirror, hill-descent control, wipers designed to sense rain, cruise control, heated external mirrors, and rear defogger.
Chevrolet is offering the Captiva with a set of stylish, 17-inch alloy wheels which are designed to enhance the vehicle’s side profile. It has sporty rims that are covered with 235-65 R17-sized tubeless radial tires which provide strong gripping on roads. A full-sized spare wheel is offered in the trunk along with necessary tools to change a flat tire.
The Chevrolet Captiva retails for around $24, 360, depending on the model.
The Chevrolet Captiva is fitted with a powerful engine and numerous safety features, designed to give you a comfortable ride.