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Excellent SUV

Reviewed on 2 May 2013 7:03PM
Reviewed by: shaunkohtong
Car reviews written (1)
Similar cars tried: Ford Galaxy
Duration of car driven: Test Drove Once Only
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The Review

I test drove Ford Galaxy and Cheverlot Captiva. The height of the driver seats and leg room was the deciding factor against Ford Galaxy. Captiva's design is very good, nice interiors, very good leg room for the front seats and the middle seats. Driving comfort is very nice and the power is just superb.

Strengths

Elegant Style, Very good pick up, very nice interiors

Weaknesses

space for the back most seats is not that good compared to Ford Galaxy

Stable, high performance SUV with luxury features

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2008 11:38AM
Reviewed by: mohdya
Car reviews written (1)
Similar cars tried: Honda CRV, Kia Sportage, Suzuki Grand Vitara
Fuel consumption: 13.6km/litre
Drive pattern: 40% Highway, 60% Busy Roads, Normal Driving Pattern i.e no sudden acceleration, no hard braking.
Duration of car driven: Less than 1 month
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Handsome-looking SUV with a wealth of luxury features for a fraction of the price of other SUVs/Cross-overs. Great performance at tight turns with not-so-soft suspension as compared to the CRV, which gives you a better feel of the road. Very comfortable high-seating position, better than the likes of the Grand Vitara, which allows you to stretch your leg a little more. Great car to drive overall, but could do better with a quieter engine and better noise insulation, as well as additional features such as power closing side view mirrors and keyless start offered by competition.

Strengths

1) Nice exterior design - best looking SUV so far, as compared to other makes which emphasizes on more-of-a-sedan look such as the Murano, Harrier/RX300, Toureg, etc which are actually cross-overs. 2)Spacious, with practical use of space (incl. 7 seat configuration) with 2 rear seats that fold flat for additional storage compartment 3) Luxury features - key hole light, aircon glove compartment, compass, trip computer, door entry light, automatic cabin light, rain sensor, auto cuise mode, audio/stereo system control on steering wheel, auto climate control, immobiliser, auto leveling suspension (to keep car leveled to ground with additional weight at the rear end), ABS, stability control, rear view camera, sun roof etc.

Weaknesses

1) Slightly underpowered engine (even at 136 HP!) 2) Large turning radius for a short wheelbase 3) No power closing side view mirrors 4) No GPRS 5) No aircon vents at 2nd row or 3rd row 6) No side steps fitted (as compared to first batch of cars sold) 7) Engine noisy at times with some vibration felt at start 8) High depreciation ~$24K OMV against ~$100K purchased price.

Class Apart - Eye Turner - Stunningly Smooth - Glides at high speeds

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2007 1:32PM
Reviewed by: sunny123
Car reviews written (1)
Similar cars tried: RAV4, CRV, Matrix
Fuel consumption: 12.5km/litre
Drive pattern: 70% Expressway, 30% Small roads
Duration of car driven: 6 months
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The Review

Just one word "GREAT" to drive, Solid road presence. After test driving Captiva.... I gave up my 5 yrs old RAV4 to lay my hands on CAPTIVA.

Strengths

Solid performance, Smooth drive.. SUV that drives like a Sedan, Nice interior finish/quality. Exclusive

Weaknesses

Initial pickup is bit slow.. No other obvious complains

Overall Great But Could Be Better Value If Not For A Few Shortfalls

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2007 12:19PM
Reviewed by: f16skyhawk
Car reviews written (1)
Similar cars tried: Honda CRV
Fuel consumption: 13.1km/litre
Drive pattern: 50% highway, 50% urban
Duration of car driven: Less than 1 month
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My personal description of my Captiva: Solid, Tall, Dark, Handsome, Muscular good looks with good performance and great drive. Pet peeves: No electric folding wing mirrors, no steering wheel mounted audio controls unlike other equivalently/competitively priced SUVs, equivalent Captiva models sold in Europe including Indonesia plus comparing Holden Captiva sold in Australia AND even the cheaper locally available EPICA have those features!! I wrote to GM and they are still in negotiation/consideration with their Korea counterparts about bringing those features in for Singapore models. Will Singapore Captiva owners ever see these features soon? Great big question mark. I guess this is the cost of decision to own an un-common, head-turning SUV unlike others - which in my workplace carpark alone, there are already 5 three letter word SUV and more were ordered and will be delivered in November/December!

Strengths

Solid drive performance, responsive, 7 seater, spacious cabin space, impressive sound system.

Weaknesses

No electric folding wing mirrors & no steering wheel mounted audio controls.