The 2015 Chevrolet Captiva is a 5-door SUV and weighs about 1805 kilos, whereas the 2015 Toyota RAV4 is also a 5-door SUV, and weighs about 1614 kilos. The following 2015 Chevrolet Captiva vs 2015 Toyota RAV4 is an evaluation between the leading vehicles in this market segment.
The latest model from Chevrolet is the primary entry of GM into the soft roader marketplace together with revision in engine department and cabin design. It comes with an option of two powertrains, such as a 4-cylinder, 2.4-litre in either all-wheel-drive or front-wheel-drive form, or a V6, 3.0-litre direct-injection engine and all-wheel-drive. All models of the vehicle are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Larger and more powerful unit will offer 258 hp while the smaller unit pumps out about 169 hp.
The new model of 2015 Toyota RAV4 comes with an absolute redesign with a novel styling language, a fresh drivetrain, and innovative features. The present platform has been modernized with novel suspension tuning, whereas the standard 4-cylinder, 2.5-litre engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift ability. There is also an option of front-wheel-drive with restricted-slip differential or all-wheel-drive with the 50:50 lock modes. This engine produces about 176 hp and will provide decent performances to potential buyers.
Features of new Captiva comprise 18-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels, accommodation for either five or seven passengers, standard mirrors and power windows, 4-speaker or 6-speaker MP3 or CD stereo, manual air conditioning and keyless entry. On the other hand RAV4 brings 17-inch steel wheels, accommodation for five passengers, electric mirrors, power windows, halogen headlights, MP3 or CD stereo with AUX or USB ports and Bluetooth, fold-level split back seating.
The new model of Chevrolet comes in four trim levels, with the leading LTZ model having multi-zone automatic air conditioning, optional 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic-dimming mirror, optional mist lamps, 8-speaker stereo with AUX port and CD changer, electronic parking brake, optional Bluetooth, textile or leather upholstery, chrome door handles, optional parking sensors and optional sunroof.
2015 Chevrolet Captiva Vs 2015 Toyota RAV4
The latest model of Toyota comes in two trim levels and the base model has manual air conditioning, cloth upholstery and basic keyless entry. Higher trim levels, additional features comprise LED operation lamps, smart keyless entry and start, automatic-dimming mirrors, cargo net, roof rails, back parking sensors, cruise control, fog lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels and dual-zone automatic air conditioning. Only the leading 4×4 model has a DVD player, touch screen navigation, back camera, power sunroof, driver’s seat and leather upholstery.
Safety features of the latest Chevrolet comprise ABS, double front airbags with optional side airbags, optional traction control, hill-descent control, stability control and hydraulic brake assist. All models of the RAV4 get ABS with EBD and two front airbags. Only the top four-wheel-drive model comes with extra side and curtain airbags, brake assist, stability control, and hill-start assist and downhill assist.
The 2.4 I4 engine of the front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive of the new Chevrolet Captiva offers a power output of 169 HP and a torque output of 216 lb-ft. This engine offers the fuel economy of 8.9 liters per 100 km by reaching the speed from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.5 seconds with the top speed of 190 km/h. The V6, 3.0-liter engine offers a power output of 264 HP and a torque output of 300 lb-ft. This engine offers the fuel economy of 10.7 liters per 100 km by reaching the speed of 0-100 km/h in 8.6 seconds and reaches the top speed of 198 km/h.
Comparison Of 2015 Toyota RAV4 And 2015 Chevrolet Captiva
The 2.5 liter engine of the front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive of the 2015 Toyota RAV4 offers a power output of 176 HP and a torque output of 233 lb-ft. This engine offers the fuel economy of 8.1 liters per 100 km by reaching the speed of 0-100 km/h in 9.7 seconds with the top speed of 200 km/h.
Both new models of Chevrolet Captiva and Toyota RAV4 will be available for sale during the fourth quarter of 2015. The base price of the Chevrolet Captiva will be $24,500, whereas the base price of the Toyota RAV4 will be about $24,000.