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Holden Colorado LS 2018 review: snapshot

EXPERT RATING
7.5
The LS model opens the Colorado range, and it could almost be a model in its own right; there are a lot of variants to choose from at the base point of the Colorado range. The LS is available in single-cab-chassis, extra-cab-chassis and extra-cab pickup, and dual-cab-chassis and dual-cab pickup body styles. Lots of

The LS model opens the Colorado range, and it could almost be a model in its own right; there are a lot of variants to choose from at the base point of the Colorado range.

The LS is available in single-cab-chassis, extra-cab-chassis and extra-cab pickup, and dual-cab-chassis and dual-cab pickup body styles. Lots of choice!

The range is opened by the LS 4x2 single-cab-chassis manual, priced at $29,490 ($31,690 auto), then there’s the dual-cab-chassis 4x2 at $34,490 ($36,690 auto). The 4x2 LS pickup dual-cab is listed at $35,990 ($38,190 auto). 

The 4x4 LS range kicks off with the single-cab-chassis, priced at $37,490 ($39,690 auto), then there’s the space-cab-chassis 4x4 at $40,990 ($43,190 auto), and dual-cab-chassis 4x4 at $43,490 ($45,690 auto). If you prefer the pickup body, you will only get it in dual-cab form as an LS 4x4, priced at $44,990 ($47,190 auto).

Standard equipment for the LS includes 16-inch steel wheels with a full-size spare, vinyl interior flooring (but, oddly, carpet on the LS Space Cab), Holden’s 'MyLink' multimedia system with a 7.0-inch colour touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, DAB+ digital radio, USB input, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, and a six-speaker sound system with steering wheel-mounted controls. 

There is also cruise control, rear parking sensors, halogen headlights with auto on/off function, LED daytime running lights, a helical limited-slip differential, and unlike some competitor utes, the Colorado has body-coloured door handles and mirrors. The mirrors are power adjustable, the electric windows are all auto up/down (and there’s remote window operation), and it has two 12-volt power outlets in the cab.

LS dual-cab models get a six-speaker stereo system, rear seat air vents, ISOFIX child-seat points, and a standard-fit reversing camera (optional accessory on the other LS models). 

As with every model in the Colorado range, the LS is powered by a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with 147kW of power (at 3600rpm) and 440Nm of torque (from 1600-2800rpm) when equipped with the six-speed manual transmission. If you choose the six-speed automatic, the torque is bumped up to 500Nm (from 2000-2200rpm).

Towing capacity is 750 kilograms for un-braked trailers and 3500kg for braked trailers - and that applies to every version of the Colorado, which is impressive: many competitors can’t boast that, particularly about their entry-level utes.

Pricing guides

$45,990
Based on 311 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$21,590
Highest Price
$63,600

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
LS (4X2) 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $19,400 – 27,060 2018 Holden Colorado 2018 LS (4X2) Pricing and Specs
LS (4X2) (5YR) 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $21,400 – 29,040 2018 Holden Colorado 2018 LS (4X2) (5YR) Pricing and Specs
LS (4X4) 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $24,100 – 32,780 2018 Holden Colorado 2018 LS (4X4) Pricing and Specs
LS (4X4) (5YR) 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $30,900 – 40,480 2018 Holden Colorado 2018 LS (4X4) (5YR) Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
7.5
Matt Campbell
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$21,590

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