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Holden Calais 2017

The 2017 Holden Calais range of configurations is currently priced from $25,990. 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 $25,990 for the Calais (base) up to $129,990 for the Calais V Director EDT.

Pricing guides

$35,995
Based on 50 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$25,990
Highest Price
$129,990
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
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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.

  • Why is the paint in the drain channels on the roof of my 2018 Holden Calais peeling off?

    This is an ongoing concern for owners of cars that were built in places that simply don’t have the UV radiation levels we experience in Australia. And, yes, I know your car is a Holden Calais, but the ZB model you own was actually built in Europe and is a fully imported car. That said, even local car-makers have had an awful time over the years trying to get their paint to last in the Aussie sun.

    However, I don’t believe that a 2018 car should be showing signs of paint degradation this early, so I think you’d have a very chance of making a warranty claim to have the problem put right. Even though Holden no longer exists as a brand, its parent company still has an obligation to provide parts and service (and warranty) for the next few years. That said, there’s not much in it for General Motors to keep you happy as you won’t be a repeat Holden customer (since the brand is gone).

    But it’s definitely worth a try and if you don’t get any satisfaction from head office’s customer service division, I’d be talking to the ACCC (what used to be Consumer Affairs) to see if a resolution can be found. It’s difficult to diagnose problems by remote control, but if the paint is peeling in a very specific section (the drain channels) rather than randomly on the roof, then it would seem as though there might have been a production problem when the roof was painted. If that’s the case, what’s left of Holden should put it right.

     

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  • What gearbox can I use in my 2007 Holden Calais?

    The five-speed automatic in your Calais is a bit of an odd one, Mark, as it was only used for a handful of years and only in the high-feature 3.6-litre V6. Holden switched the car to a six-speed automatic in September 2009, so technically, that would be possible to fit to your car. As with a lot of these things, however, it’s not as simple as finding a gearbox and bolting it in. Modern engineering dictates that the five-speed and six-speed transmissions, while physically similar, may have featured bigger differences in terms of the information they fed to the car’s on-board computer and the program within that computer that, in turn, told the gearbox what to do next.

    At the very least, you’d need the electronic transmission-control module to make the six-speed work and possibly some changes to sensors and wiring. Even then, you might find that your speedometer needs recalibration. Unlike the good old days when the transmission was simply a set of gears, a modern transmission these days is a much more sophisticated piece of equipment and does a much more complex job.

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  • How much is a used 2006 Holden Calais worth?

    The prices of second-hand cars have sky-rocketed recently due to a lack of supply. People are simply not selling their old cars at the usual rate (as trade-ins and private sales) so the laws of supply and demand apply. That is; more demand plus less supply equals higher prices. This phenomenon has been most strongly felt in the case of locally-made Holdens and Fords, perhaps because of nostalgia and the `they don’t make ‘em any more’ factor. Either way, it’s true that the second-hand Holden Calais that cost $6000 this time last year can be worth almost double that now.

    With just 120,000km showing, your car is a relatively low-mileage example and the fact that it’s a V8 is good news. Beyond that, however, you haven’t given me much to go on. For a start, 2006 was a change-over year for Holden models; the VZ left showrooms and the new VE model entered. The difference between a VZ and VE in price is significant, particularly in V8 form. I’d also need to know whether your car is a Calais V. All those things have a bearing on value.

    For the record, though, a VE Calais sedan in good condition with similar kilometres to yours would probably be advertised for around the $14,000 mark or even more. And that’s almost twice what it was worth just a year ago.

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  • Why is water coming into the passenger side of my 2006 Holden Calais?

    The prime suspect for this is a blocked vent that normally funnels condensation from the air-conditioning system to the outside of the car. If this vent becomes blocked or split, the condensation can enter the cabin. Other possibilities include a damaged heater matrix which can leak coolant into the cabin or a sunroof with blocked drainage channels that can also leak into the vehicle.

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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
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