We have a brand new Toyota Kruger XR. Got it in December.
We looked at so many cars if you want my input on other family cars happy to help.
I have heard the captiva referred to as craptiva also
Anyway I LOVE my kluger. The 3rd row seats do split and have loads of room. Middle row fits 2 large booster seats and a baby capsule safely without touching the doors when closing. It has blue tooth, reverse camera, sitcom throughout the whole car and can be managed by back passengers, loads of leg space, drink holders (14 to be exact).
Love that in the 2nd row the middle seat comes out and can attach a table (with storage and 2 drink holders). Plus the seats are bucket seats with arm rests etc.
We bought I think the standard or next one up for $42000 with so much. We didn't need AWD as 95% of the time it drives in FWD (front wheel drive) anyway and I couldn't justify the extra $15000 for that plus sunroof/DVD player.
Yesterday I had 3 fully grown men 6ft - 6ft3, a woman 6ft with the longest legs, plus my 2 kids in booster seats and my self 5ft8 comfortably in the car along with 3 beach bags, a carton of drink, a smallish esky, 4 shopping bags of food, a picnic blanket and a bag holding 8 beach towels. With room to spare (no one had stuff at their feet or on their laps)
I really really love my kluger. I do find it fairly thirsty though. About 500kms per tank ($75 to fill the tank)
Hope this helps?