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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.

  • Holden Captiva 2007: Why is the engine smoking?

    As a rule of thumb, white smoke from a diesel engine suggests the fuel is not burning properly. If your engine only blew smoke when you first started it up each morning, I’d suggest the glow-plugs weren’t working properly and heating up the combustion chambers to gain a complete burn of the fuel.

    But since it’s blowing smoke all the time, I think you could be looking at a fuel-injection problem. The injectors themselves could be bad (and it only takes one dud to make gales of smoke) or the system is mis-timed and not injecting the fuel precisely when it should be. These engines self-analyse themselves as you drive and it seems the car knows it has a problem, because it has turned on the check-engine light as a warning to you that something is amiss. Your first move should be to have the injectors checked as well as the injection timing

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  • Holden Captiva 2015: Amber light on the dashboard

    If you’re referring to the little light in the shape of an engine, or a `check-engine’ light, then you have at least one problem that the computer is identifying and warning you about. It’s the vehicle’s way of letting you know that something needs to be attended to.

    But what exactly? Well, the best way to find out what’s wrong is to have the vehicle scanned electronically, at which point the computer should give up all the car’s dirty little secrets. Sometimes the fix will be very simple, at other times it can be a result of a major system failures. Either way, it needs to be checked before the damage becomes more extensive and/or the car becomes unroadworthy.

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  • Holden Captiva 2011: Why is it stalling?

    It sounds like the entire car is shutting down. And if that happens at speed, or just as you’re preparing to pull out into moving traffic, that’s an incredibly dangerous thing to be happening. The best advice is to have the car scanned electronically, at which point the real problem might raise its head.

    Beyond that, you’re clutching at straws, because whatever is going on is a fairly serious problem. Scanning the on-board computer doesn’t take long, and diagnosing the problem this way will save you time and money in the long run. It might even save you from a crash.

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  • Holden Captiva 2009: Engine dying

    Check the fuel pump and the turbocharger.

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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 $31,900
2017 SUV 2.4L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $12,490 $27,990
2016 SUV 2.4L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $9,500 $25,990
2015 SUV 2.4L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $7,990 $21,990
See All Holden Captiva Pricing and Specs

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
* Combined fuel consumption See All Holden Captiva Pricing and Specs for 2019

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.