Desire to explore the tough terrains and confused between few of the best tough machines that make the off-road ride easy and flawless. One of the best picks is Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, a dashing crossover that not only comes with robust and rugged feature but is truly awesome in terms of power; all credit goes to its super engine and 4WD option. On the contrary stands yet another very unique first SUV from the Chevrolet badge to the Indian auto market “Captiva”. The charm of Chevrolet Captiva took the country by surprise as it delivered perfect powerful performance along with aggressive contemporary look. The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport competes with rivals such as Toyota Fortuner, BMW X1, Ford Endeavour, Honda CR-V and Hyundai Sante Fe. On the other hand the Chevrolet Captiva offers tough time for competitors such as Toyota Fortuner, BMW X1, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Pajero, Ford Endeavour, Honda CR-V and Hyundai Tucson. So here we bring in a brief comparison overview of the best and tremendously powerful crossovers – the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport vs Chevrolet Captiva.
Engine, Specifications & Performance:-
The magic unveils as the muscular Mitsubishi Pajero Sport comes fully powered with 2.5 liter 6-valve intercooled DOHC common rail diesel engine that churns out refined power of 175bhp @ 4000rpm and peak torque of 400Nm @ 2000-2500rpm. The lovely crossover Pajero’s engine is twinned to a five-speed manual gearbox, and moreover it boasts a state of the art four-wheel drive feature, which will definitely gives the vehicle a hike to beat the off-road impediments. The ride quality further becomes flawless, as Mitsubishi adds a double wishbone with coil spring suspension upfront and 3-link coil spring suspension at the rear of Pajero Sport. The mighty thunder vehicle cruises form 0-100kmph in just 15.5 seconds and offers a top speed of 190kmph.
Checking out the engine specifications of Chevrolet Captiva, the same steals its power from 2.0 liter inline-4 turbocharged diesel engine with VCDi fuel injection technology. The hefty engine generates a maximum power of 150PS @ 4000rpm and peak torque of 320Nm @ 2000rpm. Captiva’s LT/Xtreme is mated with five-speed manual transmission while the LTZ is linked with five-speed automatic transmission. Coming with terrifically powerful performance, Chevy’s Captiva is quite flawless in shifting gears plus comes with amazing handling and braking operations, making the SUV perform wonderfully.
Very influencing Pajero Sport flaunts excellently stylized exteriors that are diligently offered the chrome finish with chrome plated vertical bar- type front grill and bold fog lamps with chrome trims. The optical looking headlamps enhance the front fascia of the SUV, making it all the more eye-catchy. Moreover the vehicle perfectly sports sportier roof rails and simply great side steps, all the more making the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport classy and elegant. The Pajero attracts all with its rear tail lamps that are extended into the body plus its 17 inch alloy wheels adds more appeal to the lovely exteriors.
Captivating Captiva is not much far away in styling of exteriors as it inspiringly shows off its badge on the finished front grille, body contoured engine hood with dynamic crease, overall enhancing the outlook of robust SUV. The entire external features are further redefined with headlamps similar to projector, air dam on the side fenders, flared wheel arches and sporty 17 inch alloy wheels. The bold and very sheer Captiva, spell out elegance by distinctly flaunting ORVMs with side indicators and two sharp tail pipes.
The interiors of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport are extremely rich and superior in quality of beige leather, the cabin demonstrates a fine comfortable seating with impressively soothing looks. With best in class three row seating arrangement, the mighty Pajero offers an ambience that is relaxing and well-heeled. So exploring the interiors will make the passengers feel a touch of ease in a classy comfort.
Examining the interiors of charismatic Captiva, the vehicle is a real headturner and extremely wealthy in terms of comfort and quality as it comes with super quality material. The internal looks are quite pleasing and seating arrangements are posh and luxurious, as the Captiva boasts all beige seating furnished with soft genuine leather. The lavish interiors of crossover are tastefully refined and are heightened with advance handy features, making the drive all the more pleasurable.
Truly regarded by its name itself, the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport swanks varied comfort and convenience features such as rear intermittent wiper and washer, front and rear mud guard, stylish side step, power driver seat, front cup holders on floor console, front door pockets with bottle holders, removable cup-type ashtray, vanity mirror with lid for sun visors, front room lamp with map lamps, door courtesy lamps, sunglass pocket on ceiling, AM/FM radio and CD player, 6 speakers, multi-mode center information display, tilt adjustable steering column and accessory socket inside floor console box. Moreover you can explore other features like 50:50 seats split, cargo room lamp, electric tail gate opening, etc.
Chevrolet Captiva also dashingly exhibits itself on road with some magnificent comfort and convenience features such as automatic climate control, 8 way power adjustable driver seat and power adjustable outside mirrors with turn indicators along with sunshade with vanity mirror, cover and ticket holder. There are host of handy features as well like Integrated 2 DIN Radio CD MP3 audio system with six speakers, remote keyless entry, two remote keys, infotainment controls on steering wheel, tilt adjustable steering, sliding driver-side armrest with dual storage, card holder, front door puddle lamps, portable ashtray, automatic level ride suspension and dimmable instrument cluster.
Simply grand in its own sense, Pajero Sport comes with bunch of active and passive safety features comprising of driver and front passenger air bag, 3-point ELR seat belts for all riders, RISE body, front and rear side door impact bars, collapsible steering column, anti-intrusion brake pedal, ABS, EBD and hydraulic brake booster, electronic immobilizer, crash detection door lock shut down and rear mounted stop lamp.
The incredible and classy Captiva comes hooked with some very significant safety features such as ABS, EBD, ESP, 6 air bags, side intrusion beams, 3 point seat belts and a collapsible steering column to ensure the safety of its owner and passengers.
The powerful Pajero Sport offers a fine fuel efficiency of 11 kmpl whereas its rival Chevrolet Captiva is build tough to offer a decent fuel mileage of 9.5 kmpl in city and 11.5 to14 kmpl on highways.
Pricing is what all matter a lot, so Mitsubishi exhibits its Pajero Sport with a price tag of Rs. 23.53 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The charm is all here as Chevrolet Captiva comes in a price range of Rs. 17.96 lakh to Rs. 19.71 lakh, depending upon the variant selected.
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