Originally I was in the market for an Equinox, test drove one and was satisfied with it, before buying it the wife suggested taking a second look at other models. The salesperson suggested looking at the Captiva. The car is sporty looking, the interior�s quite well put together and designed, and it�s extremely spacious, more than adequate for our needs. I have now driven it for a month, city streets/Highway/curvy hilly roads. The ecotec 4 cyl engine is very responsive and is averaging 21 combined mpg, have not driven a long trip but expect to get around 26-28 mpg. The handling is sporty, responsive, and fun to drive. Very comfortable seating, easy to get in and out for driver and passengers. Plenty of cargo room, can fit 4 golf bags when needed, and plenty of space for normal shopping or carrying other cargo.
I wanted a smaller SUV with good gas mileage and I found the Captiva Sport!! Because they were originally made to be fleet vehicles they are not as popular but I really love mine. Its easy to drive and the visibility is great! I'm not very tall and some SUVs have limited visibility for shorter people... so one of my top needs was to make sure I could see clearly while driving. The windows are nice and big, and the headrests in the back seat do not block the rear window. I was lucky enough to find my Captiva Sport with all leather interior and seat warmers. They leather is very practical and easy to clean. This vehicle fit my budget and my needs perfectly. I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to get my 2012 Captiva Sport! I love my Captiva Sport!!
I purchased my 2012 Captiva Sport in 2012 used at end of year. I have owned it 2 yrs now and so far so good, but one thing I would have changed is the seats are really hard. Also I put a lot of hwy mile on this vehicle for commuting to work. I did notice a squealing noise when I turn the wheel in the parking lot now. What I love about this cross-over is the room it has inside also the hands free calling and the appearance is great.