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Holden Statesman Review, For Sale, Models, Specs & News in Australia

The long-wheelbase Statesman luxury sedan entered Holden’s line-up with the HQ-based version in 1971.

The predominantly V8-powered model continued across multiple Kingswood- and Commodore-based platforms until the final WM version retired the nameplate in 2010.

The line-up currently starts at $8,250 for the Statesman V6 and ranges through to $12,210 for the range-topping Statesman V8.

Holden Statesman Wheel Size

The Holden Statesman has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x55 R17 for Sedan in 2010 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2010 Sedan 225x55 R17 17x7 inches 225x55 R17 17x7 inches
2009 Sedan 225x55 R17 17x7 inches 225x55 R17 17x7 inches
2008 Sedan 225x55 R17 17x7 inches 225x55 R17 17x7 inches
2007 Sedan 225x55 R17 17x7 inches 225x55 R17 17x7 inches
2006 Sedan 225x50 R17 17x8 inches 225x50 R17 17x8 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Statesman Wheel Sizes

Holden Statesman Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Holden Statesman varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $8,250 and going to $12,210 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
2010 Sedan 3.6L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $8,250 $12,210
2009 Sedan 3.6L, ULP, 5 SP $6,380 $9,570
2008 Sedan 3.6L, ULP, 5 SP $5,720 $9,020
2007 Sedan 3.6L, ULP, 5 SP $5,610 $8,580
2006 Sedan 3.6L, ULP, 5 SP $4,620 $8,470
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Holden Statesman Dimensions

The dimensions of the Holden Statesman Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2010 Sedan 1480x1899x5160 mm 110 mm
2009 Sedan 1480x1899x5160 mm 110 mm
2008 Sedan 1480x1899x5160 mm 110 mm
2007 Sedan 1480x1899x5160 mm 110 mm
2006 Sedan 1459x1847x5237 mm 125 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Statesman Dimensions

Holden Statesman Towing Capacity

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

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2010 Sedan 2100kg 2100kg
2009 Sedan 2100kg 2100kg
2008 Sedan 2100kg 2100kg
2007 Sedan 2100kg 2100kg
2006 Sedan 2100kg 2100kg
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Holden Statesman Fuel Consumption

The Holden Statesman is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 10.3L/100km for Sedan /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2010 Sedan 10.3L/100km 3.6L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2009 Sedan 10.3L/100km 3.6L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2008 Sedan 12.2L/100km 3.6L ULP 5 SP
2007 Sedan 12.2L/100km 3.6L ULP 5 SP
2006 Sedan 11.3L/100km 6.0L PULP 4 SP AUTO
2006 Sedan 12L/100km 3.6L ULP 5 SP
* Combined fuel consumption See All Holden Statesman Pricing and Specs for 2010

Holden Statesman Q&As

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

  • The clock and radio display in my 2004 Holden Statesman won't turn off

    I'm not sure how an electric piece of equipment continues to function when its fuse or relay has ben removed, so maybe you need to check that you're pulling the correct fuse. The car's owner's manual should contain a list of fuses, their location and what circuit they relate to.

    In any case, problems like this one are often the fault of the car's body computer which can fail, allowing all sorts of random errors to crop up in anything from the climate-control stuff to the central locking. If that's the case, a new body computer may be required, but these can be obtained second-hand to keep costs down.

    But before you do any of that, try these simple tricks: Using the key fob, press the door lock button and hold it down for at least a minute. Sometimes, this is enough to reboot the computer and restore normal settings. The second thing to try is to park the car and disconnect the negative battery terminal. Wait at least an hour (overnight is better) and then reconnect the battery and see if the car's computer has reset itself. It doesn't always work, but it's free and definitely worth a shot. Just make sure you have access to the radio's security code to restart it after disconnecting the battery.

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  • Will a VT Commodore V6 3.8-litre engine fit into a 2004 WK Statesman V6 3.8?

    Both those models of Holden used the same engine; the L36 (Holden's internal code) Ecotec V6. As such, you should be able to fit the engine from the VT Commodore into the Statesman with very few other changes. The biggest hurdle will be if the Commodore donor car was a manual-transmission vehicle, as the ECU may be different to the Statesman's unit to allow for control of the electronic transmission. The best bet is to retain the Statesman's wiring and computer and change over only the engine hardware from the Commodore.

    The other (minor) catch is that the VT's version of the V6 was tuned for 147kW, while the later version of the same engine in the Statesman was good for 152kW. There was a small torque difference, too (304Nm plays 305Nm). So you'll be trading off a small amount of performance but, realistically, not enough to notice.

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  • Why is there a leak in my 1998 Holden Statesman?

    This is a very common complaint among owners of Holdens of this era. If you’ve checked all the likely places for water to enter, then you have to start thinking laterally. Does the car have an aftermarket of dealer-fitted rear spoiler? The mounting holes of these can be great places for water to enter the boot. But believe it or not, this series of full-sized Holdens was also susceptible to a manufacturing glitch where the rear quarter-light windows weren’t sealed properly. Water can, apparently, enter here and find it’s way into the boot. It sounds crazy, but I’m assured it’s a thing with these cars.

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  • Mazda 8 - Could Mazda build a Commodore or Statesman-sized sedan?

    The short answer is no, as the Mazda6 has never sold to expectations and all the action in the luxury sphere is in SUVs or crossovers.

    However, with Mazda heading into the premium space and in model-sharing activities with arch-rival Toyota, a 6-style sedan based on the mooted coming, rear-drive and inline six-cylinder powered CX-5 replacement is expected, possibly to be shared with a Toyota or Lexus model. These are pure rumours right now, but a possible scenario as Mazda attempts to amortise the development and engineering costs of its next-generation architectures.

    But we don't believe a sedan or wagon larger than a Mazda6 would be part of these future plans – not in the foreseeable future, anyway.

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