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Holden Barina

The Holden Barina nameplate has been around in Australia since 1985, and it currently adorns a pair of 1.6-litre petrol-powered small hatchbacks. The Barina range was rationalised in late 2016, with prices cut and the sedan version given the… boot? Current prices range from $8,800 for the Barina LS (5YR) to $17,160 for the Barina LT (5YR).

It shares category space with the similar-but-different Spark, with both cars sourced from GM’s plant in Korea. Holden’s Melbourne-based design team was responsible for the more 'grown up' design update that was added to the car in 2016.

Holden Barina Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Barina here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Holden Barina 2000: Why does my car randomly lose momentum?

    Diagnosing problems like this one are difficult, Willie, mainly because you can bet your bottom dollar that the car won’t reproduce the problem when your mechanic drives it. But three or four times every tank of fuel is not funny and, should the problem rear its head just as you’re about to enter a busy road or turn across traffic, it could be very dangerous, too.

    But the fact that the car runs perfectly most of the time suggests that it’s not a problem with any of the actual, mechanical engine parts, or it wouldn’t run properly at all. That leaves you with fuel, spark or the computer that controls everything as your most likely suspects. A dodgy sensor such as a crank-angle, camshaft-angle, temperature, oxygen or throttle-position sensor can cause problems like these and sensors have definitely been known to throw up intermittent faults.

    The best bet is to have the car scanned by a dealership or workshop with the correct computer gear. Otherwise you could be chasing your tail for weeks, wasting time and money as you change sensors that were working properly and still not fix the problem.

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  • Holden Barina: Parts not stocked in Australia

    Make sure the dealer understands your predicament and urge them to airfreight the necessary parts to Australia.

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  • What is the correct tyre pressure for the Holden Barina 2010?

    The tyre pressure will be shown on a sticker usually located in the driver’s door opening. The oil level is checked by a dipstick, which you will find on the motor. It will have a yellow handle. The coolant level can be checked by looking at the overflow bottle adjacent to the radiator. For the brake fluid level just remove the brake master cylinder cap.

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  • Holden Barina 2011: Does this car have a timing chain or belt?

    It has a timing belt, which has a recommended change interval of 10 years or 160,000 km whichever comes first.

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Holden Barina Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Holden Barina varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $8,800 and going to $17,160 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2019 Hatchback 1.6L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $8,800 $17,160
2018 Hatchback 1.6L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $6,700 $15,999
2017 Hatchback 1.6L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $7,200 $16,990
2017 Sedan 1.6L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $7,500 $16,990
2016 Hatchback 1.6L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $6,300 $14,988
2016 Sedan 1.6L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $6,500 $13,970
2015 Hatchback 1.6L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $6,200 $13,990
2015 Sedan 1.6L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $6,500 $13,990
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Holden Barina Fuel Consumption

The Holden Barina is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.8L/100km for Hatchback /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2019 Hatchback 6.8L/100km 1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 6.8L/100km 1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 6.8L/100km 1.6L PULP 5 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 6.8L/100km 1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
2017 Sedan 6.8L/100km 1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
2016 Hatchback 6.8L/100km 1.6L PULP 5 SP MAN
2016 Hatchback 6.8L/100km 1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
2016 Sedan 6.8L/100km 1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
2015 Hatchback 6.5L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
2015 Hatchback 6.8L/100km 1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
2015 Sedan 6.8L/100km 1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Holden Barina Pricing and Specs for 2019

Holden Barina Dimensions

The dimensions of the Holden Barina Hatchback and Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2019 Hatchback 1517x1735x4039 mm 149 mm
2018 Hatchback 1517x1735x4039 mm 149 mm
2017 Hatchback 1517x1735x4039 mm 147 mm
2017 Sedan 1517x1735x4399 mm 149 mm
2016 Hatchback 1517x1735x4039 mm 147 mm
2016 Sedan 1517x1735x4399 mm 149 mm
2015 Sedan 1517x1735x4399 mm 149 mm
2015 Hatchback 1517x1735x4039 mm 149 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Barina Dimensions

Holden Barina Wheel Size

The Holden Barina has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 195x65 R15 for Hatchback in 2019 with a wheel size that spans from 15x6 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2019 Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
2018 Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
2017 Sedan 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
2017 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6 inches 205x55 R16 16x6 inches
2016 Sedan 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
2016 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6 inches 205x55 R16 16x6 inches
2015 Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
2015 Sedan 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Barina Wheel Sizes

Holden Barina Interior

The last version of the Barina's interior was still pretty interesting from a design point of view, but varying trim surfaces and lots of hard plastics highlighted the model's age. Nonetheless, both trim levels came with a 7-inch multimedia screen in the dashboard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but don't be fooled by images of the Sportec leather-look trim on the LT. The steering wheel is genuine leather, however.

Shown above are interior details for the Holden Barina 2018.

Holden Barina Towing Capacity

The Holden Barina has maximum towing capacity of 1100kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2019 Hatchback 1100kg 1100kg
2018 Hatchback 1100kg 1100kg
2017 Hatchback 0kg 1100kg
2017 Sedan 1100kg 1100kg
2016 Hatchback 0kg 1100kg
2016 Sedan 1100kg 1100kg
2015 Hatchback 0kg 1100kg
2015 Sedan 1100kg 1100kg
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