Chevrolet Captiva vs Land Rover Discovery
So you want an off roader, but do you go for the prestige badge or the value 4 x 4 brand?
The Captiva is the more obvious new buy, but it is still tremendous value as a secondhand buy for those who want 7 seat flexibility. The seats are also a feature of the Discovery, but many choose this by reputation for its off road ability and on road image.
Captiva 2007 onward, however it was revised in 2011 with a new diesel engine. There was another facelift in 2013, making them more expensive. The revised Discovery 3 came out in 2004 and although there was a petrol, most models on sale are V6 diesels.
Are they reliable?
On the whole the Captiva has proved to be a dependable vehicle, however, Warranty Direct highlight the suspension as a major weak spot. Land Rover also has a problem in that area and overall they have a bit of a reputation for breaking down.
How much do they cost?
Prices for the Captiva start at £2500 for a high mileage example, it would be better to pay £7000 for a tidy vehicle. Values of the Discovery stay firm so the lowest you could pay is £5000. However, cheap ones are guaranteed trouble, so spend at least £10,000.
Sum Up: In realistic, practical and price terms you would go for the Captiva. If you want the badge then it is the Discovery.
Average Repair Cost: £276.30
Axle and Suspension: 37.66%*
Warranty Direct Rating: Below Average
* failure rate
Land Rover Discovery
Average Repair Cost: £368.95
Warranty Direct Rating: Poor