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2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 28/Comb 23 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic, 6-Spd
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Mexico

2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 20 Ratings for the 2012 - 2014 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    8.2/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

2013 LT, Great value. Handles like a sedan.

By on Thursday, April 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 17,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "style, mileage, comfort and handling."

Cons: "Nothing really worth mentioning."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this vehicle with 14,000 miles on it. Had the Equinox before this one. This vehicle handles better then the equinox and I think the styling is better looking. Of course you have to realize that this is the Saturn Vue that GM was forced to drop when it received gov't bailout. I drove both the V6 and the 4 cylinder. The 2.4 liter direct inject 4 puts out almost 200 hp. It is not a race car but I have taken it on a couple of trips of 800-900 miles each and it has plenty of go even on the highway. Average about 28mpg on the highway. The controls are very intuitive and the heated leather seats are second to none. The sound system is very good and the steering wheel controls are very easy to use. If you are looking for aftermarket updates for the Captiva, like mud flaps, chrome or interior stuff, take a look at 2009 / 2010 Saturn vue. Most of it fits and it is easier to find as well as a little less expensive."

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful

This car has great features, but lousy gas milage

By on Friday, March 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,600

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"With a 4 cyl. I have checked the first couple of tanks, and got only 21.8 on combined driving. The manufacturer shows a rating of 20 city, and 28 combined."

A great vehicle for the price

By on Friday, January 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 24,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great price, plenty of room, very comfortable ride"

Cons: "Doesn't come with the most options"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I was a little worried about the 2.4l 4 cylinder, but once I drove it, I have no complaints at all. It's not the fanciest SUV out there, but it sure is economic and for the price, I'm more than happy with the features it has. The ride is very smooth and there is plenty of room inside. Overall very happy about my purchase."

30 people out of 31 found this review helpful

Great Deal!!!

By on Tuesday, January 07, 2014

I own this car

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great Price! If you need a small roomy SUV"

Cons: "lil Noisy but Very Willing to Rev! 4 cyl engine.."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I found one of these with low miles at CarMax they have them and they are DEF worth a look at 17k to 18k in Base Sport Trim with low miles. This little Chevy @ this price is a Bargain! Feels Solid, Has *On Star* A great system with yearly fees but worth it. XM Radio also a pay service after any trial period. -Bluetooth, USB Port, 3 acc. outlets,Comfy seats, 4 Reading lamps, Auto Headlights,Fog lights,Cabin Filter,Auto Single Zone Climate Control. Cloth seats in Base model were actually More comfortable than the leather in an LTZ model AWD which was loaded but at the price point.. The Tough competition Wins. But a good deal on a Base Sport or an LT can be a fantastic Deal!! Handling is very good..nice feel to the steering..It just feels surefooted, not to bad at bumpy canyon carving and it sure is not made for that but....Not Bad..Sometimes theres a canyon in your way..if your lucky ** It is very nice on the Hwy. Tracks very well. You Will hear the engine going up hills it has a Nice 6spd. Automatic with Manual Mode which I use for Downshifting if an offramp is coming faster than I like...Ahhhhhh!!!! also good for holding a gear when going up hill But I think the choice of the rocker switch on the shift lever to change gears was not the best idea. BTW Think of the ECO mode button to the right of the shift lever as a Backwards Sport Mode Button... I don't turn ECO mode OFF much ..your right foot can control it's shifting ..just Push Harder..:) .I leave it in ECO mode 99% of the time. Very Impressive little SUV at this price point.. :)"

18 people out of 19 found this review helpful

Great Value and Comfort

By on Monday, January 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "All around great value and comfort"

Cons: "Could use more pick up"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased my 4 cylinder Captiva as certified, pre-owned 4 months ago and have not regretted it. The dealer provided an excellent no-haggle price. It's comfortable in the front and rear seats, even for my 6'2" husband and son. The controls are easy to use and the sound system is great. Average is about 24 mpg city/highway combined. On long road trips it gets up to 28 mpg. There's plenty of cargo space, seats fold down flat and are split. The only downside is power since I was used to a 6 cylinder, but I'm enjoying the superior mileage in exchange."

14 people out of 14 found this review helpful

I traded an 09 Toyota for a 2013 Captiva

By on Monday, December 23, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Nice Ride"

Cons: "Its a lemon"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I have had this car for 5 months. Did a Carfax it was clean. One month later it is blowing small particles of glass at me thru the vents. Took it back to the Chevy dealer and they cleaned out the vents, that was about a week with a rental paid by GM. Coming back from Tampa to IL on I 24 and every light started blazing and lost acceleration. Had Onstar which I love do a Diagnostics and basically they said you need a tow. It was taken to the Chevy dealer in Nashville and was told it was an accelerator pedal sensor. Now I have to get GM to pay for all of the extras like hotel room, gas in the rental car etc. What a nightmare! Thinking about going back to a toyota for their reliability."

11 people out of 21 found this review helpful

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