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Holden Captiva

The Holden Captiva launched in 2006, plugging a gap for a mid-sized SUV in Holden’s range, long left open by the Frontera’s departure.

The Korean-sourced Captiva matched the move towards family SUVs much better than the Isuzu-based Frontera – or Commodore-based Adventra – with a much more city-friendly focus, as opposed to a more off-road-ready setup. The POA-$35,420 Captiva range offers both five and seven-seat options, two and four-wheel drive configurations, and the choice of petrol and diesel engines in its wide line-up, starting at the base Captiva 5 LS (fwd) and finishing at the Captiva 7 LTZ (awd) (5YR).

This vehicle is also known as Chevrolet Captiva, Opel Antara.

Holden Captiva Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Captiva here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Should I buy a 2009 Holden Captiva?

    The short answer to your question Rhonda is that the 2009 Captiva was far from a good car. It has experienced lots of reliability and durability problems and, although some will disagree, there are much better choices out there.

    The Captiva has been recalled for all manner of problems including (but not limited to) steering issues, braking dramas and electrical gremlins. About the best thing about the 2009 four-cylinder petrol Captiva was that the engine didn’t have the timing chain problems of the V6 model, and the transmission wasn’t as problematic as the later Captiva. But that’s surely damning with faint praise.

    The Captiva wasn’t actually a Holden at all; it was built in South Korea by Daewoo, a brand considered to be way behind the quality and engineering of its South Korean counterparts Kia and Hyundai. And it showed.

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  • What caused my 2013 Holden Captiva to lose power and stop?

    The only smart thing to do here is to have the car scanned at a workshop with the necessary computer gear and see what the fault codes suggest. You could try for years to second-guess what has caused this problem, and still not come up with the correct answer. The possible causes number in the hundreds, but a scan will hopefully take the guesswork out of a diagnosis.

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  • What could be causing a vibration and metallic noise in my 2009 Holden Captiva LT?

    Noises and vibrations are sometimes very hard to diagnose, particularly by remote control. A metallic noise from underneath the car is often a heat shield rattling against another component and this will can vary according to the load the engine is under at the time. Another common source of rattles is a collapsed catalytic-converter in the exhaust system which can sound like a tin can full or nuts and bolts when you rev the engine or place it under load.

    Also, you might find that the vibration and the noise you’re feeling and hearing are from the same source. But you really need to have the car inspected to find out the source of the white noise.

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  • Does the 2013 Holden Captiva have diesel particulate filter issues?

    It sounds like you’ve had a rough trot with your Captiva, Danielle. Let me ask you this: When did the problems first occur and were discussed with the dealer? If you’ve been putting up with this stuff over a period of years, there’s a chance these dramas first cropped up while the vehicle was under warranty. If that’s the case, you’re dealing with what’s called a pre-existing condition and, if the dealer was made aware of the situation before the warranty had expired, then Holden is still duty-bound to fix the faults even if the car itself is now out of warranty. I’m asking because you said the problems go back at least as far as one month out from the warranty expiring, which is when you had new fuel-injectors fitted.

    Starter-motor problems are not unknown with the Captiva and DPF problems are likewise a well-documented source of grief with these cars. Sometimes, the only fix for the DPF is a full replacement but that’s not cheap. Not to mention the new filter will possibly become blocked sometime down the track. The only way to keep a modern turbo-diesel happy is to drive it for about half an hour at freeway speeds every three or four weeks. That will regenerate the DPF and help prevent these problems. Then again, in the case of a Holden Captiva, I wouldn’t be too certain of that.

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Holden Captiva Towing Capacity

The Holden Captiva has maximum towing capacity of 2000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2019 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
2018 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
2017 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
2016 SUV 1500kg 2000kg
2015 SUV 1500kg 1700kg
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Holden Captiva Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Holden Captiva varies based on the trim level you choose. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2019 SUV 2.2L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $35,420
2018 SUV 2.4L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $14,200 $32,230
2017 SUV 2.4L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $10,100 $28,710
2016 SUV 2.4L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $8,800 $25,080
2015 SUV 2.4L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $8,100 $18,260
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Holden Captiva Fuel Consumption

The Holden Captiva is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 8.2L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2019 SUV 8.2L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 8.8L/100km 2.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 SUV 8.2L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 8.8L/100km 2.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
2017 SUV 8.2L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 8.8L/100km 2.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 SUV 8.2L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 8.8L/100km 2.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
2015 SUV 8.2L/100km 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2015 SUV 8.8L/100km 2.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
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Holden Captiva Dimensions

The dimensions of the Holden Captiva SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2019 SUV 1717x1850x4596 mm 200 mm
2018 SUV 1717x1850x4596 mm 200 mm
2017 SUV 1717x1850x4596 mm 200 mm
2016 SUV 1717x1850x4596 mm 200 mm
2015 SUV 1717x1850x4596 mm 200 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Captiva Dimensions

Holden Captiva Wheel Size

The Holden Captiva has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 235x65 R17 for SUV in 2019 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2019 SUV 235x65 R17 17x7 inches 235x65 R17 17x7 inches
2018 SUV 235x65 R17 17x7 inches 235x65 R17 17x7 inches
2017 SUV 235x65 R17 17x7 inches 235x65 R17 17x7 inches
2016 SUV 235x65 R17 17x7 inches 235x65 R17 17x7 inches
2015 SUV 235x65 R17 17x7 inches 235x65 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Captiva Wheel Sizes

Holden Captiva Interior

The interior of the Holden Captiva was reasonably spacious by class standards, but the seven-seat model had little-to-no usable boot space - see our images for proof. There were elements of the Captiva's cabin that looked like a European Opel model in the five-seat models - they had a nicer dashboard and trim. The newer seven-seat versions looked less impressive inside. No Captiva set any new standards for comfort or leather quality.  

Shown above are interior details for the Holden Captiva 2017.