Available to general customers in Europe, the Captiva Sport was only offered as a fleet vehicle when sold in the United States. Introduced in 2012, the Chevrolet Captiva Sport has been built on a smaller variant of the same crossover vehicle platform used for the Chevrolet Equinox. Compared to the Chevrolet Equinox, the 2012 Captiva Sport is based on a wheelbase that is 5.9 inches shorter and ultimately contributes to 182.6-inch overall length (5.2 inches less than the Equinox).
In 2012, the Chevrolet Captiva Sport was offered 182-horsepower, direct-injected 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a 264 horsepower 3.0-liter V-6. The six-cylinder engine option was discontinued from the crossover following the 2012 model year. The interior of the Captiva Sport Fleet vehicle is configured for 5 passengers or up to 56.4 cubic-feet of cargo volume when the rear bench seat is folded. Sold in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels, the Chevrolet Captiva Sport included features such as keyless entry, six-speaker stereo system, automatic headlight control and 17-inch aluminum wheels.
The high-end Captiva Sport LTZ model came with standard Rainsense windshield wipers, chrome door handles, cargo organizer and an upgraded stereo system. For 2013, a number of enhancements were added to the fleet-only crossover vehicle. Rear park assist, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror as well as a chrome 18-inch wheels could be added to the 2013 Captiva Sport. The 2014 model year added the availability of Chevrolet’s MyLink radio and navigation system. From 2012 to 2014, the Captiva Sport was the smallest Chevrolet brand crossover utility vehicle sold in the United States. The Trax arrival in 2015 will unseat the Chevrolet Captiva Sport from that position.