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Holden Colorado

The Holden Colorado replaced the long-standing Rodeo badge in 2008, after General Motors lost the local naming rights to former engineering partner Isuzu.

Still, the Colorado redesigns that followed in 2011 and 2015 shared much with the Isuzu D-Max despite their differeng styles and diesel engines. As usual, 4x2 and 4x4 models in utility and cab-chassis two and four-door configurations were offered.

It's also worth noting that the final iteration from late 2015 was the Colorado that had the most Holden influence in its engineering and specification, resulting in a far-more refined and capable product. This also become the brand's bestselling vehicle with the demise of the Australian-built Commodore range up to the end in 2020. The cheapest grade starts from $39,999, rising to $59,990 for the most expensive version.

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
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
2016 Dual Cab 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $14,900 $37,180
2016 Single Cab 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $15,100 $25,850
2016 Extra Cab 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $18,100 $31,130
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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.

  • Why has my 2014 Holden Colorado suddenly stopped working?

    Modern common-rail diesel engines with their sophisticated, multi-pump fuel systems and high-pressure injectors can stop in their tracks for any number of reasons, not all of them electrical. You could start by checking the battery and the charge-rate from the alternator (if the engine will restart). But you also really need to be checking the fuel system and the obvious stuff such as a dud ignition barrel that’s shutting everything down. A simple fuse or relay that controls the fuel pump system could have failed, too, with similar results.

    The absolute best advice is to have the vehicle electronically scanned at a workshop with this type of diagnostic gear. By having the vehicle tell you what’s wrong with it, you’ll save a whole lot of time and money replacing random bits and pieces, hoping that you’ve identified the culprit.

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  • Why is there a change in noise when I switch from two to four-wheel-drive in my Holden Colorado 2013?

    A minor increase in noise when shifting to four-wheel-drive is quite a normal thing to happen. By selecting four-wheel-drive, you’re suddenly engaging the transfer-case output shaft, the front differential and the front driveshafts. So, fundamentally, there’s a lot more mechanical stuff happening, and that’s probably what you’re hearing.

    But the change in noise shouldn’t be a huge one, nor should it involve a high-volume noise of any kind. If there’s something screeching, grinding or knocking when the vehicle is in four-wheel-drive, then there’s probably something wrong with the driveline. If the noises are loud or nasty, then you need to have the vehicle inspected to find the cause and fix it before it causes more damage.

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  • How can I check what's eating the battery while my 2013 Holden Colorado is switched off and parked?

    There’s a chance that the battery is old enough that it won’t hold charge for long, so a check of the battery’s general health would be the first step here. Beyond that, conventional wisdom holds that there’s something in the car that’s staying on even though the ignition switch is off, and that’s what’s draining the battery.

    But before drawing the latter conclusion, attend to the basics: Make sure the battery terminals are clean and tight and test the vehicle with the engine running to make sure the alternator is, in fact, charging the battery at the correct rate. Most tradesmen agree that something between 13.5 and 14.5 volts at a fast idle is about right for the alternator. While the voltmeter is hooked up, turn on the headlights and make sure that the alternator keeps up. If the voltage drops during this stress test, you could have a dodgy regulator.

    If that all checks out, the usual suspects here become a stereo (particularly an aftermarket one) or an alarm system (ditto) that is draining the battery. Make sure that the ignition switch is, indeed, turning everything off and then go back and check the car in the dark to see if there’s a courtesy light or underbonnet light that’s still on and slowly sending the battery flat.

    If nothing sticks out as being wrong, the next step would be to take to the car to an auto electrician who can use a multi-meter to check each circuit in the car individually until they find the one that’s energised when it shouldn’t be. It doesn’t take a huge current draw to flatten a battery or at least take it to the point where it will no longer start the car.

    Ignoring this will not only eventually leave you stranded, it will send your battery to an early grave as batteries don’t appreciate being flattened over and over again.


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  • Where is the fuse for the reverse lights/reverse camera located in the 2013 Holden Colorado?

    This is a weird one. I spoke to two different Holden service workshops (former Holden dealers) and the consensus was that the reverse lights on your car are not on a separate fused circuit. Certainly there’s no mention of such a fuse in the owner’s manual. That means, then, that the reverse lights share a circuit with other functions at the rear of the vehicles, possibly the tail-light circuit. Beyond that, nobody could be specific.

    In turn, that suggests that it’s not the fuse at fault because, if it was, the whole rear of the vehicle would be blacked-out. Which brings us to the possibility that the problem, rather than being a blown fuse, is rather the adjustment of the switch that recognises the car is in reverse and turns on the lights and camera. This is located on the side of the transmission and, if it’s out of alignment or showing wear in its contacts or wiring, could lead to the problem you have.

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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
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