Holden Captiva speaks out practicality you need in day to day driving. The car comes at the lower end of the budget when it comes to SUVs, but with that price range, this car delivers you a very good performance, space that is more than enough for seven people, and features that are going to make your driving experience smooth. Captiva doesn’t fail in any of the department, rather performs exceptionally well, way beyond your expectations from this budget car.
Holden Captiva is packed with TURBO CDI diesel engine of 2.2 litres providing a good performance to the car. Power to weight ratio is 82.3w/kg, making it a good option in budget SUVs. You can feel this power while driving and accelerating. The maximum torque of 400Nm is delivered @ 2000rpm and maximum power of 135kW @ 3800rpm. Though you can’t expect this car to be sporty, but it does perform close to it. Being an average SUV, people don’t expect it to perform, but only the people who have actually driven this car, know that it is a strong contender in the segment. With the fuel tank capacity of 65 litres, it drives about 100 kilometres 8.2 litres, giving you a good range of 600-700 km per full tank. This car is a practical daily commuting car, you can expect it to run well on city roads, take sharp turns, and accelerate when you need it to.
Steering and Suspension
Steering is smooth and gets you going on the city roads and you can take good turns. Steering is of RACK & PINION – POWER ASSISTED, and Holden tried good enough to make it very comfortable while driving. Suspensions are average, it could have been better, but at the time being, they’re just there. The front suspension is MacPherson strut type, whereas rear is Independent quadralink. You can’t expect it to do well on rough and terrain roads, but it does a good job on the city. Coming to brakes, they are disc ventilated, and provide good stability while braking. Both steering and suspension do a good job according to the price you’re paying, but could have been better.
The touch screen is capacitive and responsive. There are parking sensors, controls over the steering, dials, music controls. Over all the dashboard looks catchy, the interior is designed well and simple. The camera sensors is a disappointment though, they could have been better. They’re blurry and in night, don’t work well. Build of the car is good, and from the outside, it looks sporty. Being a budget car, it has good body and looks. The leather seats are good, and have good posture settings, even if you’re a tall person, you will them comfortable enough. The interior matches with the upholstery and gives a great modern look. Considering the price range, this car has to offer good no. of features.
Space and comfort
This car has good amount of space, for 7 people. 60:40 second row is comfortable. 50:50 third row makes a good space for two people. They have enough leg room behind. Driver and passenger seats can be adjusted according to your posture, and they have enough leg room. The car is comfortable on city roads, but if you want some high end performance from it, like on rough roads, then it may not meet your expectations.
Overall, this car has improved itself with time, and this new model gives you enough features to think about it in the price range. However, if you can increase your budget, there are lot more cars you can invest upon