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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 32 Ratings for the 2012 - 2014 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    8.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    8.8/10

GM's Best secret is the Captiva sport LTZ

By on Friday, January 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great overall value, solid, affordable"

Cons: "power pass door lock/ slight engine rev sound"

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

"After reading most bias and negative press reviews I never would've looked at one until I saw a dealer special online. Starting a small business around the time my car was dieing wasn't good timing and I needed a new car with warranty that's affordable that also doubles as a business car. To my surprise all major press reviews are not right and are sadly bias leading people to loose out on a great deal. I wouldn't buy a base model captiva though as an LT or LTZ trim lines are then worth it for 2-3 grand more for a good price of under $18,000. My black on black LTZ captiva has leather, sun roof, 10 speakers, auto start, remote, heated seats, leather, power everything, auto ac and back up sensors, bluetooth, usb, navigation, my link touch screen with apps, and onstar. The heating and cooling is quick. The handling of the captiva is great and feels like a car. It's ride is heavy and solid for a small SUV. It has black wood trim interior and the black on black feels like a lincoln town car or a limo service car. It's like a $30,000 loaded SUV for $17,000 which is such a great deal for people in this economy. It's great on gas if you don't drive aggressive, and the eco mode prolongs the gears in downshifting so power isn't wasted. Eco mode in city driving works great and I only use a quarter a tank a week driving locally. The captiva has just enough and all the power you need. The transmission works quickly to power up highway on ramps when you need it but then is conservative in city driving. The torque is great for a 4cyl and there's a lot of power. Sometimes for my business I have to drop the rear seats and transport heavy things and it really handles well with the power. The captiva is a driver's SUV so you always want more power and I think people unfairly say it's under powered because they enjoy the handling. If it had a V6 it would probably be too much for it and wear out parts faster. My only two complaints is a lack of a door lock/unlock button on the passenger door (remote key flob works fine) and if they used thicker sound deadening for engine revs on highway. It's not bad but average insulation and if done better it would almost make the captiva feel like a buick. Overall the LTZ Captiva Sport fully loaded is beyond a steal for hard working americans. The higher trim lines allow for the same modern updates and tech that higher prices suvs have. The LTZ model also features more limo quality being a fleet model than the base model which is just for rentals. You could see and feel the difference in quality IMO. Everyone who sees it and rides in it can't believe what a great value it is."

34 people out of 35 found this review helpful

Rental Issues

By on Saturday, December 13, 2014

I don't own this car

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Style, interior comfort"

Cons: "Reliability, small/too many buttons, dull drive"

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

"I was provided a 2014 captiva with 15,000 miles on it while my subaru forester was in the shop getting repaired due to an accident. Had the captiva for 4 days and could not wait to get rid of it. Captiva looks nice and rides good - when it works. Kept running into instances where all of a sudden the transmission would drop into neutral, door locks would click on and off, and the engine light would come on. Tranny would re-engage after a bit but then repeat sometime down the road. The next day i went out to start and it ran a bit rough, then died and would not start. Thinking battery died i went to jump start it but had to read the manual as i could not get access to positive terminal - uses a remote terminal which i had never seen before (and which mechanic said are worthless gimmicks). Got it started, but next day same thing. Called tow truck - they were unable to start so had it towed. My only complaint about interior is too many tiny buttons - seems to be a common theme with GM/ Chevy products. Glad to get my subaru back."

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Great little SUV

By on Thursday, November 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 21,000

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
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "great price and fun to drive"

Cons: "not alot of power"

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

"I bought this from a dealer 1 year old with 11k miles on it. Came with certified preowned warranty which is better than new warranty. I really like driving this vehcile. I drive it to commute 50miles a day and it's great in Iowa snow with it's front wheel drive and traction control. I got a really good deal on it, paid just over $16k for it, most listed around $24k. It doesn't appear to hold it's value very long but i think i'm going to keep this vehicle for as long as i can per i paid cash for it with a trade in. So far no problems, drives great, good warranty and not too big, not too small. Just right sized. Doesn't have a lot of power but gets decent mileage on highway."

31 people out of 37 found this review helpful

Looking for power and gas mileage, look elsewhere.

By on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 23,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Nice looking and comfortable ride."

Cons: "Poor power and gas mileage. Over priced."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"4 cylinder is under powered. Average 20 mpg and 22 on highway. Hills will lower your milage, took a trip from KY to the Smokys and got 19 mpg. It has a nice comfortable ride and great appearance."

9 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Great looks and comfort.

By on Sunday, September 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 33,000

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "looks great/ low matintenance/reliable"

Cons: "gas mileage could be better"

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

"I love the ride and comfort of this car. It looks good, and has been very reliable. (I've owned for 18 months) My only wish is that the gas mileage was better. (19/24)"

31 people out of 37 found this review helpful

Great Smaller SUV

By on Thursday, September 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 48,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Looks; driving position, V6 engine"

Cons: "Console width; some cheap interior plastic"

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

"Very reliable, good looking car. Only year for the V6 and I am glad as it has more power and is quieter. Overall pretty comfortable to drive although console is a little wide which interferes a bit with right knee. Higher roof line is good for taller drivers. Overall great value for a good looking, very reasonably priced SUV."

23 people out of 28 found this review helpful

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