Despite some bad press at the beginning of the year that suggested that the Holden Captiva wasn’t all that reliable the Captiva has proved to be one of the great Holden success stories. Sales continue to boom for Holden’s Korean-built SUV and as long as Australia continues it’s love affair with the SUV the Holden Captiva will continue to sell well.
But what do you get in a Holden Captiva?
The Holden Captiva is a five or seven-seater two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive SUV. The five-seat version is fitted with a 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine while the seven-seat version comes with either a 3.2-litre V6 petrol engine or a 2.0-litre turbo diesel.
The Holden Captiva 5 … the five-seat version is the entry level model for the Captiva. The two-wheel drive version is only available with a five-speed manual transmission while the all-wheel drive model loses the manual transmission and gains a five-speed automatic box with Active Select.
The Holden Captiva 7 … the seven-seat version … starts with the SX two-wheel drive diesel that comes with a five-speed manual transmission. The SX also comes in all-wheel drive petrol and diesel variants that lose the manual transmission and gain the five-speed auto with Active Select.
There are three trim levels in the Captiva 7 starting with the SX and ending with the top-of-the-range LX.
All vehicles in the Captiva range are fitted with four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Brake Assist, Anti-lock Braking, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Traction control, Electronic Stability Control, Descent Control, Active Rollover Protection and front and side curtain airbags are standard on all vehicles.
Level ride suspension is available on the CX and LX versions, rear park assist is available on all models and the LX versions come with a rear-view camera.
All Captiva models have a four-star ANCAP safety rating
Aircon with particle filter is standard entry-level models while electronic climate control kicks in at the CX level. Power windows are standard on all models and even the entry-level SX versions come with some leather appointments.
Audio systems fitted to various models do seem to vary with the entry-level five-seater all-wheel drive having a six-disc audio system while the entry-level seven-seater all-wheel drive diesel only coming with a single-disc CD system but with MP3 connectivity.
All models feature 60/40 split fold rear and second-row seats and that gives the Captiva some extra carrying capacity.
Holden offer a variety of accessories for the Captiva. They include mats, cargo liners, a variety of weather shields, roof bars and trays, an ashtray kit and a Bluetooth phone kit.
Holden isn’t afraid to do deals for the Captiva so talk to your local dealer to find out how much you can save on the Captiva model that’s right for you.