After Chevrolet Captiva received redesign in 2011th and was delivered to the market as 2012 model we knew that the 2014 Chevrolet Captiva will remain pretty much the same. At the Geneva Motor Show this car was officially presented and even Stingray attracted most customers and their attention we could see upgraded Captiva that was also ready to be delivered to the European market.
While still based upon the same platform as North America’s fleet-only Captiva Sport (which is successfully a rebadged Saturn Vue), the Captiva is offered in both 5- and seven-seat versions, and it looks much more modern. That’s specifically the case with this upgraded model, which features revamped front- and rear ends that include changed bumpers, grilles and LED taillamps, among other changes.
Looking at this model we could easily notice that it now brings more modern front and rear segment. Now we are getting LED technology in combination with redesigned bumpers offering much better overall impression. Same platform will be used for European model just like for the Captiva Sport that is sold in North America as a fleet only vehicle. This car can be taken with options like five or seven seats depending on your needs.
Base engine for the 2014 Chevrolet Captiva will be the 2.4 liter I4 unit that pumps out 167 hp and 230 NM of torque and is quite good for this mid-size model. It will be able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph or 62 mph in about 10.5 seconds which is not best in class. Those drivers that need more power than this can opt for the 3.0 liter V6 powerplant that brings 258 hp and 288 NM of torque. Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph or 100 km/h is done in 8.6 seconds while the max speed is 198 km/h.
There is only a slight chance that turbocharged diesel units will arrive to the U.S. market but it certainly would be great to see this fuel efficient and torque rich models. Both options are 2.2 liter turbo units which use common rail technology and depending on the tuning level deliver 163 hp and 350 NM of torque or 184 hp and 400 NM of torque. Less powerful version will need 9.9 seconds to accelerate to 100 km/h or 62 mph and can reach 189 km/h max speed. Stronger 2.2 liter diesel accelerates to 62 mph or 100 km/h in 9.4 seconds and can reach 200 km/h.
All these engines can be paired with two transmission options. You can choose either six speed automatic or get the six speed manual as a standard. Power can be transferred to front wheels as a standard or you can opt for the all-wheel drive if you need this feature.
2014 Chevrolet Captiva Price
Just like it was the case with previous models of Captiva this new version also offers great amount of interior space and a lot of segments that will allow more natural light to enter opening it even more. Quality of used materials has been improved with this last redesign and now we are getting one much more functional and better interior layout. Dual cockpit has been implemented here, similar to what Corvette offers so it is quite obvious from where inspiration was drawn. It is pleasant to the eye and symmetrical while on the sides we are getting really unified look making it look like one piece.
With the 2014 Chevrolet Captiva we are no getting many changes and after recent redesign that is not a problem. Exterior is muscular and refined, one of the best designs in the class. It is more dynamic and upgraded over previous generations but still we are getting that well known Captiva looks. We are sure that price will not be changed significantly and for the 2014 Chevrolet Captiva you will need to pay about $24,360 which is comparable with main competitors.