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Holden Colorado 2012

The 2012 Holden Colorado range of configurations is currently priced from $9,990. Our most recent review of the 2012 Holden Colorado resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing Journalist Neil Dowling had this to say at the time: There's a lot of similarity in the dual-cab 4WD market. This one is as good its rivals and will win predominantly on the Holden name and the deal done by its dealers.

You can read the full review here.

The 2012 Holden Colorado carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Holden Colorado 2012 Price and Specs

The Holden Colorado 2012 is currently available from $9,990 for the Colorado DX (4X2) up to $39,990 for the Colorado LTZ (4X4).

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DX (4X2) Ute 2.4L Diesel 5 SP MAN $9,700 $14,630
DX (4X4) Ute 2.8L Diesel 5 SP MAN $11,100 $16,280
DX (4X4) Ute 3.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN $9,500 $14,300
LT (4X2) Ute 2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $12,900 $18,700
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Holden Colorado 2012 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Colorado 2012 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • How do I disable the seat-belt sensor for the passenger seat in my 2012 Holden Colorado?

    A better idea would be to fix the sensor that’s creating the false alarms. That will probably be simpler and quicker than finding the right wire to cut or fuse to pull out, as well as maintaining the car’s legality. A car that doesn’t have all its safety equipment functioning properly is, technically, unroadworthy and if that fault can be blamed for any injury in a crash, then you could be in real trouble in a legal and insurance sense.

    Don’t forget, too, that a car such as yours will usually have a sensor to determine whether the seat-belt is secured and another to determine if the passenger’s seat is occupied. Either of those could conceivably be causing your false alarm.

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  • Holden Colorado 2009 - 2012: What are the servicing intervals?

    The recommended service interval for this vehicle is every 10,000km. Roughly speaking, every second service is a bit more involved, so that suggests it’s more of a `major’ service. Either way, skipped services on a vehicle like this will be false economy in the longer term.

    On the timing belt front, there’s good news and bad. The good news is that both the turbo-diesel and petrol V6 versions of the Colorado both use timing chains, so there’s no need to change a timing belt. The bad news is that the petrol version uses the Alloytech V6 which is renowned for its ability to stretch its own timing chain to the point where it needs costly replacement. This is a known fault with this engine.

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  • Holden Colorado 2012: Turbocharger whistle

    No there appears to be something amiss with it, so get the dealer to check it again. If that doesn't resolve the issue take it to an independent diesel engine mechanic and have them check it for you.

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  • Holden Colorado 2012: Faulty seat belt pre-tensioner

    We have asked Holden to check your complaints and give us a date that the part will become available. The warning lights and alarm must be annoying, but the airbags should still operate normally despite the faulty seat belt pre-tensioner. When working, the pre-tensioner comes into play before the airbag and provides protection in less severe crashes where the airbag wouldn't be deployed. The airbag operates in severe crashes, independently of the pre-tensioners. If you are in any doubt get your dealer to explain the operation of the car's safety systems.

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Holden Colorado 2012 Towing capacity

The Holden Colorado’s towing capacity ranges from 2500kg to 3500kg. 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 Colorado Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
DX (4X2) Ute 2.4L,Diesel,5 SP MAN 3000kg
LX (4X2) Ute 2.8L,Diesel,5 SP MAN 3500kg
LX (4X2) Ute 3.6L,ULP,5 SP MAN 2500kg
LX (4X2) Ute 3.6L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 2500kg
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Holden Colorado 2012 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2012 Holden Colorado are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1882mm x 1785mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Holden Colorado 2012 Dimensions  include 1785mm height, 1882mm width, 5147mm length.
Holden Colorado Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
DX (4X2) Ute 1785x1882x5147 mm 210 mm
LX (4X2) Ute 1780x1882x5147 mm 210 mm
LX (4X2) Ute 1710x1800x5000 mm 210 mm
LX (4X2) Ute 1730x1800x5020 mm 210 mm
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Holden Colorado 2012 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2012 Holden Colorado 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 Colorado vary from 15x6.5 inches to 17x7 inches.

Holden Colorado Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
DX (4X2) Ute 245x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 245x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
LX (4X2) Ute 245x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 245x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
LX (4X2) Ute 225x70 R15 15x6.5 inches 225x70 R15 15x6.5 inches
LX (4X2) Ute 215x70 R15 15x6.5 inches 215x70 R15 15x6.5 inches
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Holden Colorado 2012 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2012 Holden Colorado is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Holden Colorado currently offers fuel consumption from 7.8 to 13.7L/100km. The Holden Colorado is available with the following fuel types: Diesel and ULP.

Holden Colorado Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
DX (4X2) Ute 2.4L,Diesel,5 SP MAN 7.9L/100km
DX (4X4) Ute 3.0L,Diesel,5 SP MAN 8.1L/100km
LT-R (4X2) Ute 3.6L,ULP,5 SP MAN 12.4L/100km
LT-R (4X2) Ute 3.6L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 12.8L/100km
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