The 2014 captiva LTZ is a nicely appointed comfortable small suv that has a lovely classy look that makes makes it feel more expensive than it is. The exterior lines flow nicely the interior is comfortable for four adults. The cargo area is spacious and has a nice cargo restraint system. The front passenger seat also folds forward flat for even more space. The fully loaded options are to numerous to list here but include all the tech goodies you need from Bluetooth to nav and a ten speaker sound system with cd and Sirius Xm. The ride is firm not soft but make a solid impression and handles the road and curves nicely. Cons: trans does not shift well when totally depressing the gas ped
I was looking for something of utilitarian value, yet that would have the comfort features (such as getting in and out of the vehicle, and noise suppression) of an ordinary car. I bought it based on the recommendations seen on this site as well as elsewhere. Most importantly, however, is that because the vehicle (really a Saturn Vue, renamed for fleet use), it was cared for by its previous owner, as companies depend on their vehicles more than the general consumer, and thus maintain them especially well. That, plus the GMC "Certified" ranking, for even more dealer support and reliability, took me over the edge. It was the best purchase I've made by far in many years. My previous was a Chevy Cobalt, also a previous fleet vehicle, with GMC certification, that gave me about 10 years of flawless performance. BUY FLEET, BUY CERTIFIED! It costs a little more, but you'll feel more confident and safer.
PS" There's a convenient "eco" setting that enable you to improve your gas mileage. Just press one setting and you have it. I use it all the time and don't find any big difference between not using it and using it.
You cannot get aftermarket parts for this vehicle. We have had issues with getting parts for the power steering, alternator and manifold. I bought this vehicle at Pinkerton Chevrolet in Salem VA and was not in formed that this vehicle was not in tended for sale to the public originally. I feel like I was cheated out of my trade in to begin with and now we have had the wheels aligned at least twice and it still wears out tires in a short period of time. We have bought tires at least 4 times in the 2 years we have had this piece of junk. I have been a Chevrolet/GM purchaser for most of my adult life. My next vehicle will be a Ford or Toyota. Guess I will just paint this one lemon yellow and advertise where I bought it to let people know how I feel. I also suspect it had been previously wrecked or at least had damage under the front of the vehicle due to rust that was discovered there and if so I was not told that at purchase.