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Holden Colorado

The Holden Colorado ute replaced the long-standing Rodeo nameplate in 2008, after parent company General Motors lost the local naming rights that belong to engineering partner Isuzu.

The Colorado is what became of the split; even though Holden and Isuzu continue to sell their wares side by side, with unique styling and engines. Rather than continuing the Rodeo nameplate, the Isuzu version wears the D-Max badge.

Available in a range of trim levels - from the base Colorado LS (4X2) to the top Colorado Z71 (4X4) - and bodystyles, from single cab or space cab to dual cab with a choice of pickup tray of cab-chassis, the $38,990-$65,990 Colorado also forms the basis of the Colorado 7 SUV. A diesel engine is used across the range, and the Colorado is available with both two and four-wheel drive.

Holden Colorado Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Holden Colorado varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $25,100 and going to $57,530 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
2021 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $25,100 $57,530
2020 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $25,100 $57,530
2019 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $22,000 $62,040
2018 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $19,400 $54,010
2017 Ute 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $41,360
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Holden Colorado Q&As

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

  • Can I increase the brightness of the dash lights in my 2013 Holden Colorado?

    On the lower-right corner of the dashboard, you’ll find the rotary switch that controls the headlights. On the same switch panel (just to the left of the main headlight switch) are a pair of sliding controls that control the headlight aiming (the right-hand slide) and the dashboard-light brightness (just to its left).

    When the car’s headlights are turned on, the dashboard lights are automatically dimmed, and sometimes this provides insufficient light to see the gauges clearly in bright daylight. But by holding the adjustment slide in the up position, you can turn the dashboard lights to their brightest level of illumination. 

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  • What is causing the brake pedal to sink slowly to the floor in my 2016 Holden Colorado?

    There are three classic causes of a sinking brake pedal. The first is a worn out brake master cylinder that is allowing brake fluid back past the actuating piston. The second is a leak somewhere in the braking system, either a caliper itself or a brake line or union and, the third is an ABS system fault where the ABS pump isn’t working properly, usually due to a low brake-fluid level.

    Regardless of the cause, there’s no `acceptable tolerance’ for a brake pedal that slowly sinks towards the floor. A braking system in good working order should be able to hold the brake pedal at the same level more or less indefinitely. Any sinking is bad news and is a serious safety issue. I wouldn’t even have the car towed to a workshop; it’s simply not safe to drive.

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  • What is causing a front end knock in my 2020 Holden Colorado ZL1?

    I’ve actually experienced this on a brand-new Colorado (during an evaluation drive, no less). In this case it turned out to be a couple of loose fasteners in the front end, which were fixed quickly and permanently. In your case, though, it seems as though even with everything checked and tightened, the noise is still there.

    So maybe it’s not something as obvious as a loose coupling or fitting. Maybe you’re looking at noisy shock absorbers. Sometimes these components can contribute a clunk, but it’s usually when they’re worn out, not on a six-month-old vehicle. Does the noise occur in a straight line or with some steering lock applied? Perhaps the steering lock stops are the culprits. I’d be putting the vehicle back on a hoist and checking that everything from the engine mounts to the cross-member and the steering rack to the transmission mounts are torqued to the correct values. Don’t rule out silly things like a loose tub or tray, either; sometimes a clunk in the rear of a vehicle can be transmitted down a chassis rail to sound like it’s coming from the front somewhere.

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  • How can I test if there's too much blow-by in the engine of my 2010 Holden Colorado?

    The symptoms you have certainly suggest an engine with far too much blow-by (combustion pressure escaping past the piston rings and into the crankcase). Sometimes, the same symptoms can be caused by a crankcase ventilation system that isn’t working properly, but it’s often blow-by that’s the cause. That’s usually the result of internal engine wear which, at 290,000km and counting, is hardly out of the question.

    Basically, the observations you’ve made regarding crankcase fumes are about as far as you can go without actually performing a compression and cylinder leak-down test. The good news is that these tests aren’t overly complicated and don’t take long, but they will give you a vastly more accurate idea of what’s going on inside the engine. Oil in the intercooler can also be a sign of this sort of wear, but, as you’ve been told, can also be the fault of blown turbocharger seals. Either way, it sounds like your engine is due for a freshen up in the name of reliability and clean running.

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Holden Colorado Colours

  • Dark Shadow
  • Absolute Red
  • Mineral Black
  • Nitrate Silver
  • Summit White
  • Power Blue
  • Orange Crush
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Holden Colorado 2019.

Holden Colorado Towing Capacity

The Holden Colorado has maximum towing capacity of 3500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
2019 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
2018 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
2017 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
2016 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
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Holden Colorado Dimensions

The dimensions of the Holden Colorado Ute vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 Ute 1780x1882x5147 mm 210 mm
2019 Ute 1780x1882x5083 mm 210 mm
2018 Ute 1780x1882x5083 mm 210 mm
2017 Ute 1802x1882x5083 mm 210 mm
2016 Ute 1802x1882x5083 mm 210 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Colorado Dimensions

Holden Colorado Wheel Size

The Holden Colorado has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 245x70 R16 for Ute in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 Ute 245x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 245x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
2019 Ute 245x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 245x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
2018 Ute 245x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 245x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 Ute 245x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 245x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
2016 Ute 245x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 245x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Colorado Wheel Sizes

Holden Colorado Seats

The following Holden Colorado is available in either two, four or five seat variants. The LS, LT, LS-X, LTZ Space Cab and 4x2 variants are available only with Jet Black Cloth seat trim. Jet Black Leather-appointed seat trim is available on the Z71, LTZ and LTZ+ 4x4 Crew Cab variants.

Shown above are seat details for the Holden Colorado 2019.

Holden Colorado Fuel Consumption

The Holden Colorado is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 8.6L/100km for Ute /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 Ute 8.6L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2019 Ute 7.9L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2018 Ute 9.1L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2017 Ute 8.1L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2016 Ute 8.1L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Holden Colorado Pricing and Specs for 2020

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