Spending as little as possible on a Captiva will get you a Captiva LS, with cloth seat trim, 17-inch wheels, and the 2.4-litre petrol engine, driving the front wheels only. Spend more and you can have the stronger diesel engine.
For about the same price as an LS diesel, you could choose instead a special edition LS Active. It comes only with the 2.4 petrol engine but adds some luxury features, namely part-leather seat trim, roof rails, a power-opening sunroof, and 18-inch wheels with lower-profile tyres (which arguably look sportier). Again, only the front wheels are driven.
Spending more again for a Captiva LT brings you all-wheel drive and the option of specifying the more powerful V6 petrol engine (or the diesel). Like the LS Active, the LT has 18-inch wheels, roof-rails, and a sunroof. The seat trim reverts to cloth, however.
The most expensive Captiva, the LTZ, has 19-inch wheels fitted with tyres of an even lower profile. Seat-trim returns to part-leather, with the front seats heated and the driver’s seat power adjustable. Parking sensors have been added at the front. The LTZ also gains two active safety features: a blind spot alert, which warns of other vehicles alongside out of view, and a rear cross-traffic alert, which helps you avoid carpark bingles.