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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 37 Ratings for the 2012 - 2015 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    8.8/10

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By on Friday, June 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,500

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "gas mileage"

Cons: "wind noise"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"wind noise from partly opened back windows-not good to sometimes unbearable, seat coverings seem to create static electricity, most everything else is okay, decent gas mileage, low 30's highway"

6 people out of 12 found this review helpful

an excellent vehicle

By on Monday, June 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 16,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "It is fun to drive"

Cons: "no automatic open/close &no beeper/camera at rear"

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

"I've had this car for about three months. It was one year old with 10,000 miles when I purchased it. I've taken two long trips in it, putting more than 5000 miles on it already. It's extremely comfortable for me (I'm only 5' tall) and it drives very easily. So far I've had no issues with it at all."

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

just me now to much car 4 me want a smaller car

By on Wednesday, May 06, 2015

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

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "very fun to drive ac is very cold"

Cons: "no ash tray 2 cup holders"

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

"i love this vehicle does more than i ever knew how to use, anti skid brakes for rain using this feature is awesome safe.alarm system w/fob two back seats fold down for lots more storage the odometer talks to you let u know when to service,tires r low,low fuel,doors left open tells you to drive careful in icy weather is possible.and so so much more"

11 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Dependable, lacking in leg room in back seats

By on Monday, April 27, 2015

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
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Lots of cargo room, low maintenance"

Cons: "No leg room, lacking in power"

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

"I was looking for a car when I decided to trade in my Chevy Impala. After test driving many cars, the dealer suggested the Chevy Captiva. It is the 2014 LTZ Sport model, was a fleet vehicle and had 14,500 miles. The leg room for the back seats is less than impressive. At 5'3" I have to have the drivers seat back far enough that nobody can sit behind me. With a 4 cylinder, it lacks the initial power for merging, but overall after you get up around 55 keeping up with the flow of traffic is not an issue. For a smaller hybrid it has amazing cargo space including metal hooks at the rear and on the back of the seats for strapping cargo if needed. Nice ride, although the wrong tires make driving on the grooved highways nearly impossible."

9 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Not a bad little SUV

By on Thursday, March 05, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 33,265

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
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "roomy, good price, uses regular gas, realible"

Cons: "4 cylinder engine is a little weak"

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

"I was looking to get out of an 07 VW Passat and wanted a small suv just to get back and forth to work. Dealer had several Captiva's on the lot and suggested I take it out for the day. It is the base Sport model and so far I really like it. First of all its a four cylinder. Yes, you have to floor it sometimes to merge into interstate traffic. Yes, it does get loud when you do this. But once merged, it drive fine, no more cabin noise than several other cars I have owned. Interior space is great. I am 6'2" and even with the power drivers seat at max height, I have headroom. Legroom is good, I drive with the seat almost all the way back and my rear passenger is not cramped. Split rear seat fold flat and there is plenty of cargo room, as much as the Equnox. Climate control knobs are big and round, nothing fancy but they work well. Entertainment has AM/FM, single cd and xm radio. Also has ipod plug in, and On Star. Hands free Bluetooth cell answering is easy to set up. Has three power ports and usb port. My car had less than 30,000 miles and I got it for less than $18,000, and its a 2014. Have read it looses its value quickly, will see but for now I am very happy with my little white(seems that it the rental fleets favorite color), soon to be black SUV."

35 people out of 37 found this review helpful

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."

87 people out of 90 found this review helpful

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