At the end of the twentieth century, the idea to combine two or more functions in one device was common. Thus, both universal gadgets and SUVs appeared. They combined the power and maneuverability of off-road vehicles, as well as the compactness and cost-effectiveness of urban passenger cars, occupying a niche in the middle. At the same time, SUVs, unlike crossovers, were simpler and more accessible.
Classic Chevrolet Captiva and Opel Antara Crossovers
The need to create a universal car arose in the nineties of the last century. It was then that the first models of universal SUVs came out. Noticing the growth in popularity, a large concern General Motors decided to create their own crossover. In 2006, the Chevrolet Captiva was released. Being the first GM experience in the new class, he met the company's expectations and became popular in the markets of different countries.
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Description Chevrolet Captiva
Initially, the car was developed as a model of the brand Daewoo, still on the concern GM. Design began in 2004 and soon the car began to belong to the Chevrolet, first called the S3X, and then the Captiva. In the same year, the SUV visited the Paris auto show as a concept car.
Chevrolet Captiva - SUV with five or seven seats, performed on the South Korean division of GM. Based on the Theta platform. It went on sale in 2006. The first generation has undergone refinement - in 2010 the second came out. The new Captiva has changed in design, also with an improved interior and a redesigned undercarriage: new engine options and a completely different undercarriage with streamlined rigidity and stabilization were added.
The present-day third generation Chevrolet Captiva differs from the previous one, first of all, in improved ergonomics and functionality. The body has become more solid and has received new headlights, and among other equipment you can find the keyless entry system and heated seats.
The third generation SUV Chevrolet Captiva
Description Opel Antara
The prototype of the car was introduced in 2005, and the finished version came off the assembly line in 2006 - a little later than Captiva. In addition, both cars are based on the same base, which is their constructive similarity. In addition, both rulers - Antara and Captiva - got identical engines. On this, perhaps, their common features end.
After analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of the first generation Antara, Opel release the following. By production of the second version of the car complaints and offers of motorists are considered. So, the new generation has received the pronounced features of the crossover and more impressive physical data. The interior has become more comfortable, and the car as a whole is equipped. The second generation Opel Antara “learned” to follow the road markings and blind zones, independently select a parking place and make it. In addition, Antara has a special security system that allows you to get away from the obstacles on the runway. In the mass sale of the second generation of the Opel SUV arrived in 2014.
Opel Antara 2015
Compare Kaptiva and Antara
With a superficial study of the descriptions of cars, it becomes clear that Chevrolet and Opel are structurally similar - the common base, the same components of the propulsion system and options for motors. In addition, the last generation looks like the Captiva and the Antara are almost identical and easy to confuse.
If we compare the characteristics and reviews, it becomes clear that the Chevrolet Captiva and Opel Antara have many differences in terms of operation, ergonomics and functionality. Best of all, it turns out when testing in real life. Both cars are produced and sold, including in Russia, which allows the use of statistical data - SUVs are used in one market that is understandable to us.
Chevrolet Captiva is available in several trim levels, which are combined from three engines (including one diesel), two gearboxes (manual and automatic) and five- and seven-seater body versions. The minimum grade is as follows:
- Gasoline engine 2.4-liter and 167 horsepower;
- Four-wheel drive and six-speed manual gearbox;
- Body with five or seven seats, including the driver;
- Six airbags, curtains - installed on only 2 front rows;
- Air conditioning;
- Built-in computer;
- Audio system;
- Central locking with remote control;
- Electrical package, including adjustable and heated mirrors;
- Heated seats;
- The system of assistance during the descent.
This equipment Chevrolet Captiva cost the driver about 1,565,000 rubles.
As the budget increases, the versions receive:
- Diesel engine 2.2 l and 184 l. with. or petrol 3 liters and 249 liters. with.;
- Automatic gearbox with six steps;
- Passive cruise control;
- Climate control to replace the air conditioner;
- Additional electronics features like adjustable seats.
For all the upgrades the driver will pay up to 1,885,000 rubles - this is the price of the maximum configuration. It should be noted that it can have only 5 seats, since it has a sports positioning. The most powerful Captiva engine provides acceleration up to 100 km / h in 8.6 seconds and a maximum speed of 198 km / h with consumption from 8 to 15.5 liters of fuel per 100 km.
Full list of functionality of the initial assembly of Opel Antara:
- 2.4-liter gasoline engine with 170 horsepower;
- Six-speed manual transmission with all-wheel drive;
- Front and rear halogen fog lights;
- Heated and electric mirrors;
- Customizable steering column;
- Heated front seats;
- Electronic power windows;
- Airbags - front and side for the first row of seats;
- Brake force distribution system;
- Audio system;
- Optional on-board computer for an additional fee;
- Package options, which includes cruise control, rear and front parking sensors.
The minimum grade Opel Antara costs about 1,300,000 rubles. In this case, we can safely say that this car has the best value for money and functionality than the Chevrolet Captiva in the initial configuration.
The most expensive version of the Opel Antara in the first place is characterized by a powerful engine. With a volume of 3 liters of its horsepower is 249. Consumes Antara in this configuration about 10.5 liters per 100 kilometers. It accelerates to a hundred in 8.6 seconds. In addition to ride quality, the best equipment has a more developed and equipped interior, including all systems that are optional in other versions. The cost of this version of Antara is about 1900000 rubles.
Chevrolet Captiva has a narrower price range, which indicates a small variability of choice. Opel Antara offers more affordable and more expensive solutions, the properties of which correspond to the cost. Thus, Antara is more desirable for both supporters of savings in affordable equipment and convenience lovers in more expensive ones.
Body parameters Chevrolet Captiva:
- Length - 4673 mm;
- Width - 1868 mm;
- Height - 1756 mm;
- Clearance - 200 mm.
Opel Antara body parameters:
- Length - 4482 mm;
- Width - 1662 mm;
- Height - 1704 mm;
- Clearance - 200 mm.
As can be seen from the characteristics, Chevrolet Captiva has a more massive body, which affects both the spaciousness in the cabin and safety - a larger and heavier car protects passengers and the driver better. The Captiva needs this size in order to accommodate two extra seats.
Captiva has a classic design that makes it look like many SUVs and crossovers. Brutal features add an already relatively large body of confidence. Chevrolet almost does not remind about the relationship with Korean cars - the appearance of the Captiva looks more like the typical products of American or European designers.
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Design Opel Antara gives a futuristic mood - the reason for this is the original bends of headlights and lines on the body. This SUV is more like a modern Asian car, which is characterized by unusual features. They are largely designed for the younger generation.
Opel Antara design gives a futuristic mood
As is the case with the exterior, the interior of the Chevrolet Captiva can be described as “neutral”. Smooth surfaces with simple lines, reliable joints of soft plastic, high seating - all this makes the salon Captiva comfortable without frills. Devices on the panel is convenient to use, as they are rationally located. The audio and cruise control buttons are located in the recesses of the leather steering wheel.
The exterior of the interior of the Chevrolet Captiva can be called neutral
As for the seats, they surprise with their convenience. The chairs of the first row are comfortable enough, but this applies to the second and third to a greater extent. Even located literally in the trunk, the third row allows you to easily accommodate an adult. Also, in addition to a more spacious cabin, Chevrolet Captiva has a more capacious trunk compared to the Opel Antara.
Chevrolet Captiva has a more capacious trunk
In addition to the many advantages, the interior of Captiva has a couple of complaints: you need to get used to the shape of the leather seats - they have a short pillow and weak backrest stops. Regarding ergonomics, the size of the computer display could be larger, even if at an additional cost - the designers needed to remove the box above it. In addition, the large-diameter steering wheel also requires getting used to.
In the cabin of the Opel Antara, unlike a competitor, there is not comfort and calm, but vanity and drive. In addition, the orange color of the interior lighting is quite unusual. There are more disadvantages to the interior of Antara than advantages. This is the poor ergonomics of the display, the control to which is located at the bottom of the panel, and the general difficulty of understanding systems. The handles of the doors, to which one has to reach from a sitting position, are inconvenient.
In the cabin of the Opel Antara, there is vanity and drive.
Compared with Kaptiva, the salon of Antara causes a lot of inconvenience and has almost no advantages. In addition, in the five-seater and only Opel, the corresponding number of adults can hardly fit - the back row of the seats is quite close and low.
Trunk Opel Antara is not very roomy
Captiva and Antara have identical running gear. In addition, there is almost no difference between the engines that are put on them - the differences in the test drive are mainly due to different mass of cars.
All available engines are of good quality and reliability. They are undemanding to fuel and sufficiently productive - the driver can overcome moderate off-road conditions or carry rather heavy loads in the trunk.
At the same time, the negative point that unites both running systems is impressive fuel consumption. Despite the average passport consumption of 11 liters per 100 km, you need to be prepared for all 20.
Captiva and Antara - very different cars. The first is more suitable for lovers of traditional comfort, functionality and appearance, while the second will appeal to extravagant drivers.