The 2015 Chevrolet Captiva is viewed as a compact crossover SUV that’s going to offer style, comfort and excellent fuel economy. One of the vehicles that is in the similar segment is the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox. Even Equinox is smaller vehicle it will be interesting to compare these two models.
Design of Captiva is quite good and it has a great look and a luxurious and spacious interior. This 2015 model will be based on the D2XX platform and shall be available with the 5 or 7 seats. From the Equinox it is expected to come in a rather smaller body size compared to the current model. The smaller size will cause a reduction on its weight since newer and more modern material which is lighter is used. Even with a reduction in size, this SUV will still be comfortable and still have enough cargo space.
Most changes for the 2015 Chevrolet Captiva are available around the front and back. The redesigned car will have refreshments around the front and rear ends such as; LED tail lights, restyled bumpers and grille as well. With its new platform, the car is expected to have a new body frame and built with newer materials that come to support its well-balanced body and superb speed performance.
Interior of this new model offers a luxurious design and a spacious cabin. Latest infotainment system is delivered and combined with electronic gadgets that complete the car’s adaptive cruise control, road sign recognition system and collision warning system. It does offer decent amount of tech and we do expect it to be quite good for many buyers.
2015 Chevrolet Captiva Vs 2015 Chevrolet Equinox
Compared to the Captiva in this article is the Chevy Equinox still from the same car maker, which first appeared in 2004 and had its first major redesign in 2009. With its 2014 model, it was restyled and had its performance upgraded but not neglecting its fuel economy. With the 2015 model the exterior will be revised and few changes will come. It’ll have larger color patterns and new enhanced outside features like head lamps, the chrome, the bumpers or the lines. All these modifications give the 2015 Equinox a sportier look.
Interior has received a lot of attention and appears to be much more improved. Its main attention was on quality and the dashboard is fitted with a 7” touch screen display and the center console accents make it quite attractive. The infotainment system is improved with Bluetooth, BringGo navigation app, streaming radio with Pandora radio besides many other features. It is spacious it also has a generous cargo space which offers about 31.4 cubic feet and if you fold the rear seats it is increases to 63.7 cubic ft.
Diesel segment of the 2015 Chevrolet Captiva is powered by 2.2 liter turbo diesel engine with two different power outputs. First is the 163 hp and 350 NM of torque while the more powerful version offers 184 hp and 400 NM. First version is able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 9.9 seconds and with 184 hp version it will reach 62 mph in 9.4 seconds.
The 2015 Chevrolet Captiva Sport is equipped with 2.4 liter in-line four-cylinder engine with direct injection and CVVT that delivers 182 hp. The FWD model reaches the speed of 60 mph in 9.1 seconds and the AWD Captiva Sport LTZ model in 9.7 seconds. Both of them come standard with 6-speed automatic transmission. More power is offered with 3.0 liter that pumps out 258 hp and 288 NM of torque allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph or 0 to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds.
Comparison Of 2015 Chevrolet Equinox And 2015 Chevrolet Captiva
The Chevrolet Equinox on the other hand is expected to have a 2.4l four cylinder engine which generates 182hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. Other option is the 3.6 liter engine possible of generating 301 hp and a torque of 272 lb-ft.
There is not tangible information yet on the 2015 Chevrolet Captiva’s release date, but rumors are that it’s set to be released in the fall of 2014 with the latest release date expected to be the beginning of 2015. It is expected to retail with a base price of about $25,000. In comparison, the Chevrolet Equinox won’t arrive till early next year and is also expected to start selling in the early months of next year. Price for its base model starts at around $24,500 and increases for more advanced models.