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Holden Calais 2017

The 2017 Holden Calais range of configurations is currently priced from $21,990. Our most recent review of the 2017 Holden Calais resulted in a score of 7.3 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing Journalist Tim Robson had this to say at the time: The original brief for the Commodore was conceived in a different time, when fewer competitors roamed the streets and the ability to cover large swathes of ground in a single sitting was more important. The large sedan market is disappearing faster than DVD players, and the Commodore, by staying true to its origins, is going with it.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Tim Robson liked most about this particular version of the Holden Calais: The prettiest sedan on the road today, Rear drive chassis is a cracker, Decent fuel economy for a big car

The 2017 Holden Calais carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2100 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Holden Calais 2017 Price and Specs

The Holden Calais 2017 is currently available from $21,990 for the Calais V up to $87,988 for the Calais V Director EDT.

Pricing guides

$33,547
Based on 95 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$21,990
Highest Price
$87,988
Holden Calais Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
(base) Hatchback 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $17,500 $24,310
(base) Hatchback 2.0L PULP 9 SP AUTO $17,600 $24,530
V Hatchback 3.6L PULP 9 SP AUTO $22,800 $31,020
(base) Sedan 3.6L ULP 6 SP AUTO $17,700 $24,640
V Sedan 6.2L PULP 6 SP AUTO $31,200 $40,810
V Sedan 3.6L ULP 6 SP AUTO $21,100 $28,710
V Director EDT Sedan 6.2L ULP 6 SP AUTO $48,000 $60,720
(base) Wagon 3.6L ULP 6 SP AUTO $20,500 $27,830
Tourer Wagon 3.6L PULP 9 SP AUTO $18,200 $25,410
V Wagon 6.2L PULP 6 SP AUTO $30,800 $40,370
V Wagon 3.6L ULP 6 SP AUTO $22,000 $29,920
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Holden Calais 2017 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2017 Holden Calais will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Holden Calais vary from 18x8.5 inches to 20x8.5 inches.

Holden Calais Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
base Hatchback 245x45 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x45 R18 18x8.5 inches
V Hatchback 245x35 ZR20 20x8.5 inches 245x35 ZR20 20x8.5 inches
base Sedan 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
V Sedan 245x40 R19 19x8 inches 245x40 R19 19x8 inches
V Director EDT Sedan 245x35 R20 20x8.5 inches 245x35 R20 20x8.5 inches
base Wagon 245x45 R18 18x8 inches 245x45 R18 18x8 inches
Tourer Wagon 245x45 R18 18x8.5 inches 245x45 R18 18x8.5 inches
V Wagon 245x40 R19 19x8 inches 245x40 R19 19x8 inches
V Tourer Wagon 245x35 ZR20 20x8.5 inches 245x35 ZR20 20x8.5 inches
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Holden Calais 2017 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2017 Holden Calais are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1899mm x 1525mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Holden Calais 2017 Dimensions  include 1455mm height, 1863mm width, 4897mm length.
Holden Calais Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
base Hatchback 1455x1863x4897 mm 105 mm
V Hatchback 1455x1863x4897 mm 105 mm
base Sedan 1476x1899x4900 mm 110 mm
V Sedan 1476x1899x4900 mm 110 mm
V Director EDT Sedan 1476x1899x4900 mm 110 mm
base Wagon 1476x1899x4900 mm 110 mm
Tourer Wagon 1525x1863x5004 mm 105 mm
V Wagon 1476x1899x4900 mm 110 mm
V Tourer Wagon 1525x1863x5004 mm 105 mm
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Holden Calais 2017 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2017 Holden Calais is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Holden Calais currently offers fuel consumption from 5.8 to 14.6L/100km. The Holden Calais is available with the following fuel types: Diesel, PULP and ULP.

Holden Calais Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
base Hatchback 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 5.8L/100km
base Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,9 SP AUTO 7.6L/100km
V Sedan 6.2L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 14.6L/100km
base Sedan 3.6L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 9.5L/100km
Tourer Wagon 3.6L,PULP,9 SP AUTO 9.1L/100km
base Wagon 3.6L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 9.8L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Holden Calais 2017 Pricing and Specs

Holden Calais 2017 Q&As

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

  • Holden Calais 2010: Is the engine worth replacing?

    The bad news, Andrea, is that your car is probably worth between $8000 and $11,000 and maybe even less as a trade-in. Certainly that figure will be less if you don’t fix the engine problem, so that’s your starting point for working out the mathematics of your situation.

    The one thing you haven’t told me is whether the car is a V8 or a six-cylinder car. If it’s a V8, I reckon you’d be spot on the money with a lifter, rocker or valve-spring problem as these engines were notorious for these components wearing out in roughly the mileage you’ve noted (sometimes less). The good news is that it’s not a terribly involved or costly (relatively) fix.

    If, however, the car is a V6, then you might be in a bit deeper. These engines were even more notorious for stretching their timing chains and that can lead to all sorts of engine noises as well as a check-engine light illuminating on the dashboard. This is a bigger, more expensive fix, too, and since a V6 Calais will be worth less in the first place, it might be better to simply replace the whole engine. There’s also the very strong possibility that the cost of repairs will simply not stack up against the value of the car.

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  • Holden Calais 2008: Does the timing belt need to be replaced?

    I think there’s a bit of confusion sneaking in here. Your Calais doesn’t have a timing belt, its engine is fitted with a timing chain instead. However, if it’s a V6 engine, then there’s every chance the timing chain does need to be replaced.

    This seems counter to conventional wisdom where a timing chain should last the entire life of the car. But in the case of the particular V6 we’re talking about, the chain was definitely a weak point and lots of Calais and Commodores have needed replacement chains. That was particularly true if the engine received less routine maintenance than the handbook stipulated.

    The first sign can be a rattle when the engine is started; sometimes you’ll get a check-engine light on the dashboard because the chain has stretched sufficiently to allow the camshafts and the crankshaft to become out of phase with each other. Either way, it’s new-chain time and you can expect to pay something like $2000 to have the job done, possibly more.

    Most workshops will be able to carry out this work and, when it comes to finding a local garage, word of mouth from friends and family is usually a good way to proceed.

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  • Do I need windscreen replacement coverage?

    If you happen to damage a windscreen you’ll have to use a genuine replacement ’screen. It can be fitted by a windscreen service, but if it needs to be calibrated they would have to send the car to a Holden dealer for that to happen. If you go ahead and buy the Calais make sure you’ve got windscreen replacement coverage on your insurance policy.

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  • Holden Calais 2014: What should I do about the safety recall on my car?

    Don’t stress yourself. Take it to your nearest Holden dealer and book it in to be fixed. There shouldn’t be any problem in having it attended to.

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Holden Calais 2017 Towing capacity

The Holden Calais’s towing capacity ranges from 1800kg to 2100kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Holden Calais Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
base Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,9 SP AUTO 1800kg
base Hatchback 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 1800kg
V Hatchback 3.6L,PULP,9 SP AUTO 2100kg
base Sedan 3.6L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 2100kg
V Sedan 3.6L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 2100kg
V Sedan 6.2L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 2100kg
V Director EDT Sedan 6.2L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 2100kg
base Wagon 3.6L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 2100kg
Tourer Wagon 3.6L,PULP,9 SP AUTO 2100kg
V Wagon 3.6L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 2100kg
V Tourer Wagon 3.6L,PULP,9 SP AUTO 2100kg
See All Holden Calais 2017 Towing Capacity