Major news have hit the market with the release of the latest 2018 Chevrolet Captiva. Although the release date is still far away we felt obligated to talk about this car and make a review about it stating all the advantages and disadvantages this update brings. The model is going to add certain parts and will for the most part only update the car without providing a next generation still. As the next generation Captiva was something that was largely expected to appear this year, we are going to wait a little bit longer and satisfy ourselves with what Chevrolet has decided to grace us while we wait.
The 2018 Chevrolet Captiva is part of the US commercial lineup that Chevy has started and for the most part the model sits on top of it and drives the segment. It owes this to some stellar engineering and craftsmanship which was done with the initial model and the changes that were brought by releasing this model in the first place.
What makes this model unique is that you it is available commercially it is being delivered directly to a commercial distribute. This actually helps when making bulk orders as it directly excludes the local retailer and gets them out of the equation. The Captiva can be a good replacement for some other Chevy vehicles. People who are used to models such Chevy Cruze or Malibu models can easily get used to having the Captiva as it includes an AWD which these models don’t. The Equinox car may also be a great substitute for this model as they both come for the same price rate. The Chevrolet Equinox is also considered one of its greatest rivals and the price may be one of the similarities but there are in fact a number of differences that make these two models unique. Keep reading and see what the differences area and learn all the latest specs of the latest Chevrolet Captiva 2018.
The 2018 Chevrolet Captiva is also going to be available in its Sport trim which is not available with the LS base version. Further on the Sport trim is divided into 1LS and 2LS models, with the LT and LTZ available while the later one is an all AWD option.
The newest 2018 Chevrolet Captiva is in fact a pretty handsome looking and stylish vehicle. In fact it has always had these kind of characteristics and is expanding on them now. The model is going to be pretty customizable on the exterior as it brings a number of color patters aviaalbel and newest parts which are going to give you more options. The base version will use the charcoal grey moldings for the bumpers which are already scratch resistant. This one is available for the base but you can actually change it as there are added options.
There have been some expanded parts given to this car which are pretty premium looking and actually bring forth a much better and a luxury appearance to the car. We are of course talking about the headlights design as they borrow the ones from the RX350 model from Lexus, while the Land Rover inspired vertical fender vent with a rising swing is also a newly added feature.
The models looks great even in its base version and has a lot of things to get excited about, so you do not have to go for higher trims if money is the issue. The model is going to continue with standard tinted windows, folding mirrors with an expanded view and also 17-inch alloys wheels that also create a suitable option for the model. The car has a shorter length and wheelbase and is much more suitable for urban situations and driving, making it a perfect model in city drives.
The interior of the 2018 Chevroelt Captiva has received a lot of attention in fact. This time the offered MyLink touchscreen infotainment and navigation system which were optional before are going to appear as standard features for the Captiva. The base level manages to get away with a lot of audio equipment which comes stranded even without using the touchscreen option as well. The standard features inside the car are the digital radio display, an auxiliary audio jack input and full USB integration for all mobile devices, Bluetooth voice calls and a trial membership to satellite radio and OnStar.
The inside comfort is actually a lot better compared to the Equinox, even with some of the desired features being only available for models outside the US market. Nevertheless, the dash materials are pretty durable while the center stacks adds some silver accents to it. The materials are also pretty impressive and offer us a very comfortable and a freshly looking cabin. The cargo bay is also one of the advantages of the Captiva as it comes with a flat (but high) load floor to help with the loading.
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Wheelbase (mm): 2,707
Length (mm): 4,673
Width (mm): “1849 w/o side steps”
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: N/A
Top Speed: 192 km/h
0-60 mph: 9.1 sec
l/100km: 8.8 l combined
Available Exterior Colors: Switchblade Silver Metallic, Carbon Flash Metallic, Summit White, Black Meets Kettle Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl, Dark Burgundy Metallic, Burnt Coconut Metallic, Abalone White, Old Blue Eyes Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 1,500-1,700 lbs
The newts 2018 Chevrolet Captiva is going to be updated with only one engine option. The release date is still not close at hand so there may be some more news regarding this issue but for now expect to get the 2.4-liter 182-horsepower in-line-four engine mounted under the hood of the 2018 Captiva. The model is thus able to make an 0-60 mph acceleration possible in 9.1 seconds with the FWD and 9.7 seconds with the AWD. With both the AWD and the FWD you get a standard six-speed automatic transmission system that is also a part of the setup.
This is where some faults for the 2018 Chevrolet Captiva may occur as the model has yet to be NTHSA and IIHS tested. In the past the model had a pretty standard 4 star rating which was approraptei for the model at hand. The model has always lagged behind such cars as the Chevy Cruze and Sonic in the safety compartment as those models came with a standard set of 10 airbags and the Captiva will be issued with only 6 and a normal complement of stability and traction controls.
The standard safety additions include stabiliTrak stability control system with traction control, a PASS-Key III theft-deterrent system, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, daytime running lamps with automatic lamp control and a Pedal Release System.
The newest 2018 Chevrolet Captiva is going to have some good things to show, but there are a number of features which are still going to drive the fans away. The styling and the comfort ratings as well as the interior spacing is something that we are going to live with and for the most part like seeing. Even with the lackluster safety features this car may still score big. But the car still remains to be a bit slow, slower for the segment which it does need to add some more power in order to be fully competitive. We still believe it to be the top model in its respective field but trouble may appear when the competition starts coming back with better offers of their own.
Release date and price
The price is a positive thing for the car as the 2018 Chevrolet Captiva will start selling for a price of around $24,360. This is a very affordable offer particularly as it topples the Equinox as they sell for a very similar price while the Captiva brings a better offer to the table. The release date is set for next year and the model is going to appear in the first quarter of 2018.
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