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Holden Commodore

The locally-built Holden Commodore was kind of like Australia's girl next door – we fell for it almost as soon as it arrived in showrooms back in 1978. And just like the girl next door who grew into a beautiful woman, the last Australian-built VF II was the best Holden ever made. 

However, the end of local manufacturing means that the current ZB Commodore isn't from next door, but from the other side of the planet. The German-built model's current prices range from $33,690 for the Commodore LT to $55,990 for the Commodore VXR.

In a weird way, it kind of works; the original Commodore was basically a reengineered version of the Opel Rekord, so the circle has been completed.

Holden Commodore Colours

  • Summit White
  • Nitrate Silver
  • Abalone White
  • Cosmic Grey
  • Absolute Red
  • Mineral Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Holden Commodore Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Holden Commodore varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $33,690 and going to $55,990 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 Hatchback 2.0L, PULP, 9 SP AUTO $33,690 $55,990
2020 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 9 SP AUTO $35,890 $49,190
2019 Hatchback 2.0L, PULP, 9 SP AUTO $15,400 $46,420
2019 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 9 SP AUTO $17,600 $40,810
2018 Wagon —, PULP, 9 SP AUTO $33,220
2018 Hatchback 2.0L, PULP, 9 SP AUTO $13,500 $37,730
2017 Sedan 3.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $12,400 $60,720
2017 Wagon 3.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $13,100 $56,210
2017 Hatchback 2.0L, PULP, 9 SP AUTO $14,300 $33,440
2016 Sedan 3.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $11,000 $49,390
2016 Wagon 3.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $11,600 $52,690
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Holden Commodore Q&As

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

  • Will a column-shift auto from a 1999 Holden Commodore ute fit into a 1996 model?

    I can’t see why not, Peter. The 1996 and 1999 are more or less identical cars so there should be a high degree of interchangeability. While manual versions of the Commodore Ute form this era did, indeed, change gearbox types as the years progressed, the automatic version stuck with the same unit, so the gearbox and all its ancillary bits and pieces should be a straight swap.

    And how good is a ute with a bench seat for three and a column-shift? Car makers should revisit this layout as it makes so much sense.

     

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  • What type of differential is fitted to the 2001 Holden Commodore?

    The standard differential on this vehicle was a non-LSD (non-limited-slip) unit with a final-drive ratio of 3.08:1. Some owners changed the gears in the diff for more acceleration, although this was more commonly done in V8 models where owners were chasing performance at the expense of a little fuel economy.

    If you’re in doubt, you can put the car on a hoist, mark a spot on the driveshaft and then turn the rear wheel a full revolution. By counting the number of times the driveshaft rotates during that process, you’ll know the ratio. In this case, one full rotation of the rear wheel should equal 3.08 rotations of the driveshaft.

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  • Holden Commodore 2010: Does this model suffer from the timing chain issue?

    The early VE model Commodore V6s certainly had all sorts of dramas with stretched timing chains that could run into thousands of dollars to fix. Holden changed the design of the chain and while it did help, we’ve still heard of later post-2008 model Commodore V6s exhibiting the same problem.

    The problem is made worse (accelerated) by poor servicing, so if the vehicle in question doesn’t have an absolutely up-to-date service handbook with evidence of every scheduled service being carried out in full, we’d be walking away. Same goes for a car that rattles on first start-up, won’t idle properly or has a check-engine light illuminated on the dashboard.

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  • Should we replace our Holden Commodore with a Subaru Outback?

    A car with a little extra ground clearance is great for camping as it often allows you to get a little farther away from the masses in their caravans who tend to huddle around the shower block at bush campsites.

    The Subaru Outback is a good, solid choice and if you can find an independent workshop to service it, you’ll avoid the cost of dealership prices. And you’re right, the all-wheel-drive would be great for gravel roads. Another vehicle to look at would be a late-model Ford territory diesel which is big and clever inside and has the option of all-wheel-drive. The diesel engine is a plus on the bush where that fuel is more readily available (in really remote areas) and gives you more range for big holidays in the mulga.

    Don’t rule out things like the Mitsubishi Pajero, either, which won’t be as around-town friendly, but is a proven quantity and is absolutely tremendous off-road. The same goes for a Toyota Prado or Nissan Pathfinder prior to the current model (which is a bit less hard-core adventure).

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Holden Commodore Towing Capacity

The Holden Commodore has maximum towing capacity of 2100kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 Hatchback 1800kg 2100kg
2020 Wagon 1800kg 2100kg
2019 Hatchback 1800kg 2100kg
2019 Wagon 1800kg 2100kg
2018 Wagon 0kg 2100kg
2018 Hatchback 1800kg 2100kg
2017 Sedan 1600kg 2100kg
2017 Wagon 1600kg 2100kg
2017 Hatchback 1800kg 2100kg
2016 Sedan 1600kg 2100kg
2016 Wagon 1600kg 2100kg
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Holden Commodore Wheel Size

The Holden Commodore has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x55 R17 for Hatchback in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 Hatchback 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
2020 Wagon 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
2019 Hatchback 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
2019 Wagon 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
2018 Hatchback 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
2018 Wagon 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
2017 Hatchback 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
2017 Wagon 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
2017 Sedan 225x60 R16 16x7 inches 225x60 R16 16x7 inches
2016 Sedan 225x60 R16 16x7 inches 225x60 R16 16x7 inches
2016 Wagon 225x60 R16 16x7 inches 225x60 R16 16x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Commodore Wheel Sizes

Holden Commodore Dimensions

The dimensions of the Holden Commodore Hatchback, Wagon and Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 Hatchback 1455x1863x4897 mm 105 mm
2020 Wagon 1483x1863x4986 mm 105 mm
2019 Hatchback 1455x1863x4897 mm 105 mm
2019 Wagon 1483x1863x4986 mm 105 mm
2018 Hatchback 1455x1863x4897 mm 105 mm
2018 Wagon 1483x1863x4986 mm 105 mm
2017 Sedan 1476x1899x4894 mm 110 mm
2017 Hatchback 1455x1863x4897 mm 105 mm
2017 Wagon 1483x1863x4986 mm 105 mm
2016 Sedan 1476x1899x4894 mm 110 mm
2016 Wagon 1476x1899x4894 mm 110 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Commodore Dimensions

Holden Commodore Fuel Consumption

The Holden Commodore is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel, PULP and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 5.6L/100km for Hatchback /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 Hatchback 5.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 Hatchback 7.4L/100km 2.0L PULP 9 SP AUTO
2020 Hatchback 8.9L/100km 3.6L ULP 9 SP AUTO
2020 Wagon 5.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 Wagon 7.7L/100km 2.0L PULP 9 SP AUTO
2019 Hatchback 5.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 Hatchback 7.4L/100km 2.0L PULP 9 SP AUTO
2019 Hatchback 8.9L/100km 3.6L ULP 9 SP AUTO
2019 Wagon 5.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 Wagon 7.7L/100km 2.0L PULP 9 SP AUTO
2018 Hatchback 5.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 Hatchback 7.4L/100km 2.0L PULP 9 SP AUTO
2018 Hatchback 8.9L/100km 3.6L ULP 9 SP AUTO
2018 Wagon 5.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 Wagon 7.7L/100km 2.0L PULP 9 SP AUTO
2017 Hatchback 5.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 Hatchback 7.4L/100km 2.0L PULP 9 SP AUTO
2017 Hatchback 8.9L/100km 3.6L ULP 9 SP AUTO
2017 Sedan 8.3L/100km 3.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 Sedan 11.5L/100km 6.2L PULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Wagon 5.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 Wagon 7.7L/100km 2.0L PULP 9 SP AUTO
2017 Wagon 8.6L/100km 3.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2016 Sedan 8.3L/100km 3.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2016 Sedan 11.5L/100km 6.2L PULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Wagon 8.6L/100km 3.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2016 Wagon 11.7L/100km 3.6L PULP 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Holden Commodore Pricing and Specs for 2020

Holden Commodore Seats

The following Holden Commodore is available with five seats. The LT variant comes with Jet Black cloth seat trim. The RS variant is available with Jet Black cloth and Sportec seat trim. Jet Black perforated leather-appointed seat trim is available on the RS-V, VXR and Calais-V variants. The Calais comes with Jet Black leather appointed trim.