New SUV 2015 Chevrolet Captiva will be built on a new platform generally known as D2XX that is believed to be installed in all new-generation General Motor’s cars. Captiva is going to be based on a new Chevrolet Cruze which will be unveiled in 2014.
The new Captiva is offering four-wheel-drive system and twin exhaust pipes. The front end is shortened to make enough room for engine and cooling system. It is rumored that it will look quiter similar to the recently unveiled Opel Moka.
One of the biggest competitors of this vehicle is new-generation Mitsubishi Outlander that was delivered in 2012. It has a choice of 2.4 liter four-cylinder unit or a 3.0 liter V-6 unit mated to continuously variable transmission (CVT) or a six-speed automatic transmission. Base trim of this Outlander can produce 166 horsepower and more powerful GT version 224 horsepower.
The second biggest competitor is current generation Mazda CX-7 which dates from 2010 and a new generation is highly expected. Until that time we have an opportunity to choose between 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine that produces 161 horsepower or a MZR 2.3 liter DISI Turbo engine with 244 horsepower.
2015 Chevrolet Captiva Review
Not many changes have been made from the last year model of Captiva but it still stays attractive and handsome car even in its lowest trims. It comes standard with 17 inch alloy wheels, tinted windows, folding mirrors that can minimize wind noise and offer a great rearward view. Higher trims include side mirrors with auto-dimming on the driver’s side.
The Captiva Sport is very nimble in city driving due to its length of 180.1 inch, it steers quickly and has tight turning circle. Among standard features it comes with Bluetooth voice calls, digital radio system, USB port, remote keyless entry, AM/FM, CD/MP3, steering wheel controls, rear seat with fold down, etc.
Only LTZ comes with impressive 10-speaker system, it is not optional on LS or LT models. They come with 6-speaker sound system. As optional features there are a backup camera, remote start, 8-way driver seat, front seat heating, power sunroof, front fog lamps and color touch screen. The cabin is made of flush-fitting dash materials with silver accents on the center stack.
The Captiva Sport is equipped with 2.4 liter in-line four-cylinder engine with direct injection or CVVT that delivers 182 horsepower. The FWD model reaches the speed of 60 mph in 9.1 seconds and the AWD Captiva Sport LTZ model in 9.7 seconds. Both of them come standard with 6-speed automatic transmission.
Price OF 2015 Chevrolet Captiva
All this plus good brakes and hydraulic steering make Captiva confident and stable on mountain or twisted roads. Fuel efficiency is estimated to 22/28 mpg city/highway on FWD model and 20/28 city/highway on AWD version. Prices will range from less than $25,000 for LS model, about $1,000 more for 2LS up to more than $32,000 for LT and AWD LTZ trims.