AT A GLANCE
HOLDEN CAPTIVA 2008-13
PRICE NOW SX $9500-$21,000 CX $10,000-$27,000 LX $10,500-$29,500 SAFETY 5 stars
ENGINES 2.4-litre 4-cyl, 103kW/220Nm; 2.2-litre 4-cyl turbo diesel, 135kW/400Nm; 3.2-litre V6, 169kW/297Nm; 2.0-litre 4-cyl turbo diesel, 110kW/320Nm; 3.0-litre V6, 190kW/288Nm
TRANSMISSION 5 and 6-speed auto; AWD/FWD
ALSO CONSIDER MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER 2008-13
Roomy, versatile, choice of front and all-wheel drive versions make the Outlander a popular allrounder.
TOYOTA RAV4 2008-13
Spacious cabin, decent fuel economy and performance make compact Toyota a popular choice.
SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 2008-13
One of the few compact SUVs with the capability to go bush and could truly be called an off-roader. Not as accomplished on road.
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