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2010 (60) Chevrolet Captiva2.0 VCDi LT 5dr FWD

Glasgow SEAT (North)

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience



Audio remote control in steering wheelMP3 connection
RDS radio with single CD player + 8 speakers 

Exterior Features

Aerial integrated into side windowBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrorsElectric door mirrors
Electrochromatic rear view mirrorFront and rear electric windows
Front fog lightsHeated door mirrors
Intermittent rear wash/wipeOpening tailgate window
Roof railsSolar glass
Tinted glassTwin chromed exhaust pipes

Interior Features

12V Accessory socket60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats
8 way adjustable drivers seatCloth/leather upholstery
Cool box in glove compartmentElectronic climate control (ECC)
Front and rear head restraintsFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front passenger underseat storage trayIsofix child seat preparation
Leather steering wheel and gear knobLoad restraining floor net
Lumbar supportReach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre armrest with storage compartmentReclining 2nd row seats
Retractable luggage coverStorage boxes in luggage area


ABSActive rollover protection
Child locks on rear doorsCurtain airbags
Driver seatbelt warning indicatorDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/front passenger side airbagsESP
Front seatbelt pretensionersHBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Hill descent controlPassenger seatbelt warning indicator
Three 3 point rear seatbeltsTraction control


Electronic engine immobiliserRemote central locking + deadlocks
Thatcham Cat.1 alarm 


Auto levelling suspension 


17" alloy wheelsSpace saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.08CO2 (g/km)191
HC+NOx0.25Noise Level dB(A)72.9
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftSOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1991Compression Ratio17.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)39.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)45.6EC Urban (mpg)32.1


Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power148
Coin DescriptionVCDi FWDCoin SeriesLT
Insurance Group 112Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0728E
Insurance Group 2EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.4
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.2Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months60
Timing Belt Interval Mileage100000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)10.8Engine Power - BHP148
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - RPM4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT236Engine Torque - MKG32.6
Engine Torque - NM320Engine Torque - RPM2000
Top Speed114 


Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front235/60 R17Tyre Size Rear235/60 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACESAVERWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1720Height (including roof rails)1755
Width1850Width (including mirrors)1870

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)65Gross Vehicle Weight2505
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)930Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)465
Max. Loading Weight735Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1770No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Chevrolet Captiva



4x4 vehicles might form an integral part of virtually every mainstream car manufacturer's model range these days but it wasn't always so. Retreat through the annals of history for a few years and the 4x4 was a more specialist proposition that comparatively few manufacturers paid much attention to. One hangover from this era, for people who remember it, is that certain badges sit more comfortably on the nose of a 4x4 than others. Land Rover, Jeep and the big Japanese names all have longstanding pedigrees in the field and are names that seasoned buyers will trust. Chevrolet does too, even if it may have escaped many in the UK, and that could bode well where its Captiva compact 4x4 is concerned.


Chevy pick-up trucks like the S-10 and Silverado, along with SUVs carrying the Blazer and Suburban badges, are massive in America - that's in both senses of the word. They've been household names since the early 80s and while they were never sold officially in the UK, they do indicate an element of 4x4 expertise on Chevrolet's part. Admittedly, it was large, profligate vehicles in this mould that were latterly responsible for leading parent company General Motors into a spot of financial bother but the Chevrolet Captiva is on a far more reasonable scale designed to tally with European sensibilities. The Captiva was launched in 2007 a little in advance of the arrival of its sister vehicle, the Vauxhall Antara. It was a larger and consequently more practical proposition than most of the rival compact 4x4 models on the market at the time and the roomy cabin allowed the inclusion of two extra seats in the back of higher spec models. With a seven-seat capacity, the Captiva had the ability to crossover into the market for larger family 4x4s and a distinct edge over many of the compact 4x4 alternatives. The car was launched with a 2.4-litre petrol engine and a 2.0-litre CDTi common-rail diesel that originated from the Vauxhall stable and was to be the big seller. LS, LT and LTX trim levels were offered with the LT and LTX having the seven-seat option and the LS offered only in front-wheel-drive form. An Ikon special edition model was launched in 2009 bringing a package of styling accessories and extra equipment at a reduced price.

What You Get

The Captiva isn't one of these SUVs that tries to smooth over its styling in a bid to look more like a conventional car. All the tell-tail 4x4 styling devices are present, from the cavernous wheelarches to the chunky bumpers and big chrome grille. The design is clever in reducing the perceived bulk of what is a surprisingly spacious vehicle. Viewed in isolation, the Captiva looks to be about the size of a Toyota RAV4 or a Suzuki Grand Vitara but the tale of the tape shows that it's a much heftier piece of metalwork. For a start, it's fully 4,639mm long, compared with the 4,415 of the Toyota and the 4,470mm of the Suzuki. That's why the Chevy has room for three rows of seats in some versions. The Captiva's rear seats are usable too, that's by fully-grown people with a full complement of limbs. As an adult of six feet tall, you'd need some considerable powers of endurance to sit out a long journey in the third row but you could do it, unlike in many of the Captiva's rivals. For kids, the space is generous. In the five-seat versions or with the rear seats folded, there's a 465-litre luggage capacity and by folding all of the back seats down, it's possible to fit a huge 1,565 litres of stuff inside. General build quality around the cabin is also pretty good and certainly better than you'll find in some of Chevrolet's smaller passenger car offerings. The suspension layout consists of a MacPherson strut configuration in front and an independent four-link design in the rear. Ventilated disc brakes are standard on all four wheels. The Captiva's 4x4 set-up is an on-demand system, meaning that as driving conditions require, the rear axle is instantly activated via an electromagnetic coupling to give maximum traction through all four wheels. The set-up also seamlessly interacts with the ESP and ABS systems, enhancing driver control of the vehicle and safety margins. The ESP itself has additional functions like HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist), HDC (Hill Descent Control) and ARP (Active Rollover Protection).

What to Look For

What you don't want is a Chevrolet Captiva that's been owned by a forest ranger or some Ray Mears wannabe who's driven it to the brink of destruction on a weekly basis. In truth, the Captiva isn't the kind of 4x4 that's likely to attract the hardcore off-road driver but just in case, check the alloy wheels for excessive damage, have a look underneath the car to ensure the exposed areas are clean and abrasion free and avoid any seller decked out in army surplus camouflage fatigues whose other car is a Chieftain tank.

Replacement Parts

(Approx - based on a Captiva 2.4 LS) Consumables for the Captiva are reasonably priced, an air filter retailing at around £11, a fuel filter costing around £21 and an oil filter £9. Spark plugs are £5 each and a new cam belt adds up to approximately £60.

On the Road

The engine range kicks off in unspectacular style with the rather aged 2.4-litre petrol engine, then perks up considerably with the 2.0-litre VCDi diesel. Crucially the entry-level cars are front wheel-drive only, the decision to forgo the complex and weighty 4x4 system doing much to keep running costs down. The front-wheel-drive versions feel little different from the 4x4s, which run in front-wheel-drive mode until traction is lost anyway, and will be fine for buyers intending to stick to light duties on the tarmac. Owners intending to tow or who regularly tackle adverse weather conditions will feel the benefit of the 4x4 system and it's a must of course if you're heading off-road. There's a 2,000kg maximum towing limit on the 4x4 cars. The petrol option has 133bhp and will detain you for 11.5s while it zips up to 60mph. The front-wheel-drive diesel has 150bhp and a 10.8s 0-60mph time, which is half a second quicker than a four-wheel-drive Captiva fitted with the same engine. Combined economy is 32mpg for the petrol and 38 or 39mpg for the diesel depending on the drive system. The Captiva isn't the most nimble thing on the road but it has decent ride quality for a 4x4 of its size. An automatic gearbox option was offered with the diesel engine in the higher trim levels but it reduces economy to 33mpg and takes the edge off performance.


Chevrolet has quite a history when it comes to 4x4 vehicles but the Captiva has little in common with the behemoths that the brand became associated with across the pond. It's a sizable car by our standards and the roomy cabin is probably its major strength, especially with seven seats installed. The diesel engine is a good one but the petrol isn't and is best avoided. Build quality should throw up few problems and the ride comfort is a plus, even if this isn't one of the best handling compact 4x4s around. Buyers seeking a big and practical family vehicle should get on well with a used Captiva, particularly considering the prices at which it's now available.


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Glasgow SEAT (North)

470 Royston Rd, Glasgow, G21 2BE

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