Chevy's compact SUV undercuts most of its rivals on price
15 January 2007

Chevrolet's announced prices for what it calls its "most exciting new model yet," and they start at under £17k.

But don't get too excited – this is Chevrolet UK, so they’re talking about the new Captiva 4x4, not some new 18-litre Corvette.

Still, the Captiva looks like being plenty more interesting than anything in Chevy's current line-up.

Though underneath it's much the same car as the forthcoming Vauxhall Antara, Chevy's version is cheaper, and has the option of seven seats.

The entry level model is the £16,995 front-wheel drive, five-speed 2.4-litre petrol LS. It's the only petrol version in the range and has only five seats, but comes with air conditioning, a six-speaker CD player, tailgate with separate opening rear window, front, side and roof airbags, 16-inch alloys and roof rails.

Next up is LT trim, which brings a 2.0-litre diesel engine, four-wheel drive, 17-inch alloys, front fog lights, a leather steering wheel and gearknob, an eight-speaker CD player and glovebox cooling. It costs £19,995, or £21,095 with seven seats.

If you really want to go to town, there's the top-of-the-range LTX, which comes with seven leather seats, 18-inch alloys, automatic lights and wipers, cruise control, a multi-function display panel, a radio with six-CD changer, climate control, and chrome detailing. It's £23,695 as a manual or £24,795 with automatic transmission.

The Captiva's keen pricing puts it head-to-head with Nissan's X-Trail, which has only five seats, and makes it cheaper than the seven-seat Hyundai Santa Fe. It is on sale now for delivery in June.

Our Verdict

Chevrolet Captiva

Chevrolet's seven-seat soft-roader is decent enough, but its high price pitches it against rivals it can’t beat

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