The 2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport is a brand new vehicle and is an eco-conscious crossover SUV for the environmentally friend consumer. It comes standard with many features, but also has many available options so it can suit any buyer’s taste and style. The Captiva Sport seats five passengers, has lots of cargo room in the back, and comes at a good starting price. This is the perfect everyday vehicle for young families, growing families, and those who transport many people and luggage on a regular basis.
The Captiva Sport has a 2.4 liter four cylinder engine with a six speed automatic transmission. The estimated fuel economy is 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The vehicle offers 182 hp at 6,700 rpm with a torque of 172 pound-feet at 4,900 rpm.
Changes for 2012
The 2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport is a brand new vehicle in the Chevrolet lineup.
What We Like
The Captiva Sport has a wide range of standard safety features, available all-wheel drive, and a proven powertrain. In addition, it has an attractive design when compared to its competitors such as the Saturn VUE. The Captiva also has a large interior so passengers will be comfortable during long road trips. Furthermore, the vehicle can tow up to 3,500 pounds making it a very useful vehicle for families.
What Concerns Us
While this crossover SUV gets good fuel economy, some may find it a bit lacking. Competing vehicles may offer better fuel economy for a similar price. In addition, if you are trying to fit three car seats in the back you may need a larger vehicle as the Captiva Sport will only have enough room for two car seats.
The 2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport was recalled due to the parking brake cable may not have been fully seated in the connector. This may cause it to separate and the brake will not operate properly. The vehicle was also recalled due to driving in first gear can cause the engine and power steering pump to run at a higher speed than normal. This can cause an increased temperature in steering fluid and the reservoir may leak which can cause a fire.
Common consumer complaints include electrical issues, turn signals turning off, losing all electrical power, airbag sensor not working properly, and the ignition switch being faulty.