2017 Chevy Captiva Comes With a Wave of Generational Change

Chevrolet Captiva (aka Holden Captiva) has entered a new generation as 2017 Chevy Captiva. Just like its predecessor, the new 2017 Captiva shares the D2XX platform with Chevrolet Equinox. This new Captiva emphasizes on its 7-seater versatility with upgraded performance and styling.

2017 Chevy Captiva Side View

Like the previous model, General Motors is offering 2017 Chevy Captiva in 4 different trims viz. LT, LTZ, LS (7 seat) and LS (5 seat). Buyers will also get to choose between various optional accessories which include:

  • Smart-shades
  • Boot Lip Protector
  • Cargo Blind
  • ISO Fix Child Seat
  • Rear Luggage Barrier
  • Cargo Liner
  • Boot Organizer

2017 Chevy Captiva Engine Specs

The new Chevy Captiva retains all the 3 powertrains from the previous model.The 1st one is a 2.2-liter 4-cylinder commontrail turbo diesel engine. This engine has a high-pressure fuel injection, and therefore it produces outputs of more than 181 HP and 295 lb-ft. Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with Active Select (AWD), this unit delivers a mileage of 25 mpg city, 29 mpg highways and 27 mpg combined.

Another engine option is the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder gasoline burner which has a dual overhead cam and benefits from variable valve timing. This engine comes with a 6-speed automatic/manual transmission along with 2WD. Outputs produced are more than 164 HP and 170 lb-ft.

The 3.0-liter V6 engine is the most powerful in the bunch. With SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection), this engine is capable of delivering more than 255 HP and 213 lb-ft. This engine has lower CO2 emissions and fuel economy reaches up to 26 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined.

Exterior

2017 Chevy Captiva comes with a revamped exterior styling. It’s generational cosmetic refreshment is pronounced by the redesigned grille. This now wears stylistic chrome inserts which boast a large amount of sophistication.

The headlights are now dynamic with LED strips running down the HID projector. Plastic cladding on the body edges goes on flow with the front bumper which adds a bit of funkiness. The rear overhang has grown a tad bit in size and taillamps are now wider.

2017 Chevy Captiva Front View

Interior

The interior cabin has paved the way for changes in the center console and dashboard. Both look sophisticated and shows Chevrolet’s hard work. The seating arrangement is versatile and allows various configuration up to 7 different possibilities. The AC vents are reworked in both styling and functionality.Infotainment display now integrates rotary dials for driver’s convenience.

Technology wise, smartphone integration is supported with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Siri Eyes Free and Bluetooth hands-free calling.

2017 Chevy Captiva Interior

Safety

2017 Chevy Captiva also comes with an array of safety features which assure a complete peace of mind while driving. Some of these include:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Descent Control System
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Traction Control System
  • Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
  • Blind Spot Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Anti-Rollover Protection

Competitors and Price

The mainstream competitors of Chevy Captiva include the likes of Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe and Renault Koleos. Pricing for 2017 Chevy Captiva varies with trim selection; LS starts at $27,757, LT at $37,065 and LTZ at $40,553.

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