AT A GLANCE

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HOLDEN CAP­TIVA 2008-13

PRICE NEW

$36,490-$44,490

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

THIRST

7.6L-11.5L/100km

ALSO CON­SIDER MIT­SUBISHI OUT­LANDER 2008-13

Roomy, ver­sa­tile, choice of front and all-wheel drive ver­sions make the Out­lander a pop­u­lar all­rounder.

PAY $8500-$33,000

TOY­OTA RAV4 2008-13

Spa­cious cabin, de­cent fuel econ­omy and per­for­mance make com­pact Toy­ota a pop­u­lar choice.

PAY $10,000-$36,500

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.

PAY $7500-$28,500

COM­ING UP

Do you own or have you owned a Toy­ota RAV4? Share your ex­pe­ri­ence with other Cars­guide read­ers by send­ing your com­ments to Graham Smith at grah.smith@big­pond.com or write to Cars­guide, PO Box 4245, Syd­ney, NSW 2010.

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