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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 25 Ratings for the 2012 - 2014 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

Best GM Vehicle I have owned in 7 years!

By on Monday, July 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 13,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great price, comfortable"

Cons: "Wish it had a V6 engine"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"The Captiva drives really good. I love the 4 wheel independent suspension and 4 wheel disk brakes. It is the first vehicle I have owned that has the MyLink system. It is great (wish mine had the navigation). I really love the 6 banks of 5 radio channels per bank, including Sirus XM. I also love the hands free calling, and text messaging can be read to you and you can set up simple replies. The exterior looks great, even though it looks like a reborn Saturn Vue. In all I think its a great vehicle. I love how it drives, similar to my former 2006 Ford Explorer, and also has the same interior space to that vehicle."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Very satisfied with my 2014 Captivia

By on Saturday, July 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,000

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great price, It "is" fun to drive, Great visiabili"

Cons: "minor paint blimishes on a car with only 9000k"

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

Very sharp with the bright silver paint and black trim.

"I bought this car with 9000 miles on it and it came with a full factory warranty. It had been a fleet vehicle that the dealership obtained. It's a basic model without a lot of thrills but this is what I was looking for. I was trading a less than year old small chevy sedan that was just way too small for me. The economic Captivia made it possible for me to trade up to a SUV again. Pros: Very roomy. Love the cargo space. Seats are extremely comfortable. The ECO mode gives me great gas mileage. Turn it off and acceleration greatly improves from stops and once when traveling over mountains turning it off gave it the extra horse power to easily glide over steep terrains in western Va. It drives like a sedan. Perhaps a bit more noise than my old Buick Lacross but certainly not an issue. Cons: Really there are none to speak of. Ive noticed a few very tiny blemishes in the paint that I easily fixed myself. The paint should have been perfect though. After the minor fixs the paint glows and looks rich. So far I have no issues to report. Overall I am very satisfied with the Captivia."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Very sharp with the bright silver paint and black trim.

I'm very happy with my captiva sport!

By on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Nice size and reliable, fun to drive"

Cons: "Not a lot of power"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I looked at and owned an equinox and wanted to trade in my 08 equinox for something similar. I found the captiva sport 1 year old and certified preowned for almost $8k less than an equinox and both had the same engine/transmission combo and similar features. i asked the dealer why the captiva was so much less and he honestly couldn't give me a good answer...basically because it's considered a fleet car he said. this one only had 11k on it and so far am extremely happy with it. it's basically a saturn vue updated with newer engine/transmission combo. Ride is great and fuel cost is reasonable...plus it's not such a monster to park in the garage...big enough to haul stuff but not gigantic like a trailblazer etc."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

see natmo2431's post!

By on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 54,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I can copy that post pretty-much exactly! Driver seat adjustor was zip-tied when I bought it! and I didn't notice it when I test drove because A) it was dark and B) the seat fit me perfectly. When my boyfriend was going to drive and tried to adjust the seat, he said "What's this?" Ok, so I'm pretty much the only driver of the Captiva. This car sounds horrible upon acceleration. I don't even open my windows! And, yes, it does sometimes feel like it's going to stall out when idling. I fell in love with this car when I bought it and it makes me so sad not to feel that way now. I was hesitant to buy a Chevy because I've had Toyotas in the past and loved them. I thought I'd save some money, as well as buy American. Now I'm kicking myself and trying to decide if I should try to trade it in."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

2012 Captiva Sport LTZ

By on Monday, June 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 31,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Sharp looks, fun to drive"

Cons: "disappointing gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Overall I am pleased with it, I traded in a 2009 Ford Escape XLT 4x4 and this vehicle is far more solid with better appointments. I can actually use the sun roof and hear the radio, it is quiet yet powerful and responsive."

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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."

42 people out of 42 found this review helpful

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