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Car reviews - Holden - Captiva - 5 2.4 2WD 5-dr wagon

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Holden's Captiva Maxx has returned, this time as the minimalist Captiva 5

Holden logo8 Jan 2010

By LUCIANO PAOLINO

LIGHTNING may strike twice for Holden, because the Captiva 5 is following in the successful footsteps of the Cruze small car in offering Australian compact SUV buyers a hard-to-ignore value-for-money proposition. But is a sharp sticker price and lots of standard features enough in a segment choc-a-block full of competitors as diverse as the Mitsubishi Outlander and Volkswagen Tiguan? And should the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester be worried?
Model release date: 1 December 2009 to 1 February 2011

Previous model

Holden MX Frontera Sport 2DR Hardtop

Released: February 1999
Ended: July 2002
Family Tree: Captiva

DERIVED from the previous generation Isuzu-designed Holden Rodeo one-tonne truck, the Frontera two-door wagon was the company’s half-hearted attempt to cash in on the booming compact SUV craze that began in the mid 1990s. But the light truck chassis combined with a hard ride and heavy steering made for an un-sporty drive, while the 96kW/195Nm 2.2-litre Ecotec four-cylinder engine/five-speed manual gearbox combination struggled to push the Frontera Hardtop along. At least a 151kW/290Nm 3.2L V6 petrol unit aided the four-door wagon version. Sales stiffed, not surprisingly. At least this second-generation Frontera was more reliable than the risible earlier edition released in 1995.

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