The striking exterior design notwithstanding, the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Captiva is a masterclass in interior ergonomics and quality. An average person spends hours in their car every week, so it is important that the vehicle they drive delivers on comfort, practicality and technology fronts. The 2021 Chevrolet Captiva delivers that, and some.
However, before we delve into the details, it’s imperative to bear in mind that the Chevrolet Captiva is a big car with a small price tag. It offers exceptional value for money as one of the most affordable seven-seaters in its segment, maximizing value, especially when it comes to practicality. For instance, the biggest version can comfortably seat up to 7 people with its three-row seating set-up.
Speaking of practicality, the seats in Chevrolet Captiva can neatly fold away into the floor, liberating extra cargo space when required. With all the seats in place there is a generous level of room for the middle seat, making for comfortable family cruises.
With its stylish cloth interior with blue denim dashboard in LS trim, and grey in LT and Premier, the 2021 Chevrolet Captiva delivers amply when it comes to interior aesthetics. Premier models also get a leather-wrapped steering wheel, while there is the available multifunction steering wheel for operating Cruise Control, audio system and receiving phone calls.
Furthermore, push-start engine ignition for ease and convenience is standard on LT and Premier trims, while a 7-inch TFT digital color driver information screen designed to be easy to see is standard on Premier.
The driver benefits from a 6-way power-adjustable driver seat on Premier trim, while second row seating slides to expand legroom and is 60/40 split and tumble forward for easy access to 3rd row (when ordered as an optional). Third row seating is 50/50 split and folds flat (when ordered as an optional), as well.
However, being a modern family SUV first and foremost, Chevrolet Captiva also takes into consideration the connectivity and convenience needs of all occupants. For instance, there are cup holders, USB charge ports and storage spaces for every row to ensure that all of the passengers have the opportunity to charge their devices on a long trip.
The 2021 Chevrolet Captiva is not short on technology either, taking center-stage in the cabin is a vertical 8-inch infotainment touchscreen that emulates a tablet. Naturally, the Chevrolet Infotainment system for communication and entertainment also supports devices via Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
Additionally, the all-new Chevrolet Captiva has child-seat mounting positions that meet ISOFIX international standards, as well as a rear-vision camera that helps increase confidence and safety in narrow driving conditions. Furthermore, rear parking sensors are standard on all trims, as is Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).
All in all, the 2021 Chevrolet Captiva punches way above its weight when it comes to practicality, convenience or connectivity.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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