The 2015 Chevrolet Captiva is a small size SUV that is perfect for a small family because it offers very good interior space being able to accommodate up to 7 people in very good comfort and with a quite a bit of luggage as well. The new model is only a small facelift of the current one, so we can expect minor exterior improvements as well as more refined engine choice.
The Captiva will be available starting with the end of 2014 or the start of 2015. There are still no confirmations about the release date but we do expect it to happen soon since most details about new model are already known. At this point there are only leaked spy photos that we have but even on those images we can see the differences that will be presented with 2015 model.
2015 Chevrolet Captiva Release Date
There is only one engine offering for the 2015 Chevrolet Captiva just like it was the case with previous year model and that is the 2.4 liter naturally aspirated petrol engine. This one will give you around 165 horsepower and as much as 170 lb-ft of torque. The engine is quite good for the daily commute as it offers quite good performance for the big car. The downside is the fact that it is quite thirsty when taking into account how much power it offers.
The only available transmission is the 6 speed automatic unit that is pretty smooth while changing gears but it is quite slow. It is mated to either a front wheel drive system that is more fuel efficient making the car get around 20 MPG in the city and as much as 28 MPG on the highway while the four wheel drive model will return 19 MPG in the city and a bit less than the FWD model on the highway, at 26 MPG.
Interior is the segment where this vehicle shines and offers a lot. This car isn’t exactly an SUV because it is quite big considering the price range. It is more of a minivan with space for seven people in quite good comfort offering them a decent amount of interior equipment. The mid-range model offers leather seats with both the front and middle rows of seats getting an armrest. The front seats are heated and ventilated and the middle seats are only heated. You will get as standard a pretty good audio system with an optional satellite navigation system that is better than the majority on the market.
Updates to the exterior are noticeable and there are many differences between this new 2015 Chevrolet Captiva and the old model. It comes with a more boxy and masculine look. Also, thanks to this new design the passengers have now much more interior space and also more luggage space. This and the fact that the 2015 Chevrolet Captiva looks much better will make it a real competitor on the market.
Price Of 2015 Chevrolet Captiva
There is no doubt that the 2015 Chevrolet Captiva brings impressive features and quite nice package and all that is offered at good price. We expect it will come at a base price of just $24.500 while the top of the range model will go up to around $30.000. Prices are similar to those of previous year and these needs to stay on similar level so it would be competitive. One of the rare complaints we have about this car is the engine choice. Chevrolet really needs to work in this segment and to offer more options.
Image source: TopSpeed