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2012 Chevy Captiva Sport

You’re forgiven if you just asked yourself “Why does this Saturn Vue have a Chevy grille?” It is a Chevy. A 2012 Chevy Captiva Sport, a five-passenger crossover which is presently available in the U.S. only to fleet buyers. It’s made in Mexico and it seems its sole purpose in the U.S. market is to allow Chevrolet to sell more of its very popular Equinox at retail. The strategy will help Equinox sales in the short run, as more are available for Jane and Joe Buyer; but in the long run one has to wonder how Equinox sales will hold up as one- and two-year-old Captivas hit the used car market. You won’t find any info on the Captiva Sport at chevy.com but you will at gmfleet.com.

2011 Saturn Vue

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know


  • Joseph Coppola

    ‘YAWN’…’WHERE’S THE SNOOZE BUTTON’?

  • Max

    Oh joy. As a regular biz traveler, I suspect I’ll get stuck with one of these when the rental company doesn’t have the car I thought I rented. Hopefully, it will be a more tolerable substitute for the PT Cruiser which offered my most dismal driving experience to date.

  • Joseph Coppola

    POOR MAX! THE RENTAL CAR PURGITORY. THE PT CRUISER NEEDS A TRANSFUSION. I WAS RIDING AROUND IN ONE THAT A LADY FRIEND OF MINE OWNED. IT DROVE LIKE SHE WAS TOWING A BATTLESHIP. (OF COURSE, I DISPLACE ALMOST AS MUCH TONNAGE AS A BATTLESHIP)

    • Jim Corbran

      Joe, was she using you for ballast?

  • Greg Taylor

    Hey Jim. This actually might be a decent crossover considering the Vue was built on an Opel platform. Equinox is a different animal all together. I don’t see the Captiva impacting those sales too much. Once these hit the used car lots in a couple of years I believe it will be a buyer’s market. And why not…..cheap and fun to drive!