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Holden Captiva Review, For Sale, Models, Specs, Interior & News

The Holden Captiva launched in 2006 to take on the Australian-engineered and built Ford Territory. 

Sourced from South Korea, two body styles were offered – a five-seater medium-sized version (sometimes known as the Captiva 5) and the more-popular five- or seven-seat larger SUV wagon, that lasted until 2017.

Most earlier models were V6 petrol powered with all-wheel drive, but a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel with a front-drive option piped in from 2007, joined later by a 2.4-litre petrol alternative. The 2011 facelift brought extra refinement, but the Captiva's poor reliability record and inconsistent quality mean it has a sour reputation nowadays.

The base model started from POA, rising to $28,490 for the most expensive version.

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.

  • How do I get the security code for a 2007 Holden Captiva CD Player?

    In many cases, this (usually) four-digit security code will be written down somewhere inside the owner's manual or the car's service manual. Both these documents should be stored in the glovebox. Another popular way to store the code was to write it on the back of the business card of the salesperson who sold the car new, and attach that to the owner's handbook somewhere.

    Often, however, these books go AWOL, at which point you need to contact a Holden workshop with the car's VIN. From there, you should be able to check Holden's records and find the security code. You may have to provide proof of ownership of the vehicle, however.

    If that fails, sometimes you can do an internet search on a specialist website, but to do that, you'll need to know the serial number of the stereo unit. Usually, that involves removing the unit from the car, a process that can range from very easy to incredibly difficult.

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  • Has my 2013 Holden Captiva been recalled?

    The ACCC operates a national website that lists all safety recalls. Included within that is a complete list of automotive recalls for Australian cars. You can visit the site here.

    You simply search for your car's make, year and model and the website will tell you what recalls have been applied over the years. The alternative is to find a Holden service outlet who should be able to check your car's VIN and identify what recalls were relevant and whether they've been carried out (i.e fixed) or not.

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  • My 2008 Holden Captiva is dumping water

    There are lots of places for a car to lose its coolant. The cooling system is a network of pipes, water jackets and other plumbing that is required to keep the engine cool, provide heat for the cabin and even cool the transmission.

    Obvious places for a leak to occur are any of the joints in this plumbing, the water pump itself or any of the various components that store the coolant (heater core, radiator, overflow tank). A failed welch plug will definitely cause a car to lose coolant, but it usually starts out as a small leak before developing into a bigger one as the plug deteriorates further over time.

    If the water is really running out as fast as your pour it in, the best idea is to get somebody to add water to the radiator while you look in the engine bay and under the car with a torch. A leak as big as the one you describe should be very visible.

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  • Where is the temperature sensor on a 2007 Holden Captiva?

    Many engine designs have the coolant temperature sensor screw into the thermostat housing. In the case of this model Captiva, however, the sensor screws into the inlet manifold next to (but not part of) the thermostat housing.

    A temperature sensor that is sending the wrong information to the car's computer can cause all sorts of mayhem, but it's worth checking the sensor for correct operation before spending money on a replacement.

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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 $28,490
2018 SUV 2.2L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $13,420 $29,810
2017 SUV 2.2L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $11,990 $23,760
2016 SUV 2.4L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $10,780 $21,670
2015 SUV 2.4L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $8,800 $18,370
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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 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.