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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2006. - 2010.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2006. - 2011.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Outlines

4675 mm
1890 mm
1725 mm
528 liters
1582 liters
75 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4575 mm
1850 mm
1704 mm
370 liters
1420 liters
65 liters
2006 Hyundai Santa Fe
2006 Chevrolet Captiva

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2199 cc
150 hp
335 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
VM Motori
VM RA420 SOHC
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1991 cc
150 hp
320 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1798 kg
11.6 s
179 km/h
9.6 l/100km
6.0 l/100km
7.3 l/100km
193 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1820 kg
10.6 s
186 km/h
8.8 l/100km
6.6 l/100km
7.6 l/100km
198 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 5 gears
1828 kg
12.9 s
178 km/h
11.0 l/100km
6.4 l/100km
8.1 l/100km
214 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 5 gears
1835 kg
12.2 s
180 km/h
11.0 l/100km
7.3 l/100km
8.7 l/100km
233 g/km

Expenses

4200 EUR
Price from
4500 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Two significantly similar cars, no doubt about that. Still, each one has something different to offer. Having both cars powered by diesel engines and utilizing the 5-door suv body style within the same 'SUV' segment, the only major difference here really is their wheel drive configuration (4 x 4 for the Hyundai and front in the case of the Chevrolet). The first one has a Hyundai-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 150hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 150hp engine designed by VM Motori.

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the American car offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, when all the models are taken into account. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Hyundai with an average rating of 4.5, and models under the Chevrolet badge with 4.2 out of 5. The same official information place Santa Fe as average reliability-wise, and Captiva is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the Korean car rank it on average as 4.5 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Chevrolet is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 186 kilometers per hour, 7km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 7.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (38 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Hyundai appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the American car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Chevrolet being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... At the end, as much as I'd like to give you a winner here, it's simply a pure tie if you ask me. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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