Holden Colorado 2013 Review

Holden Colorado 2013 Review

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Tow anything anywhere in a 2013 Holden Colorado.

The Holden Colorado has the highest repeat purchase loyalty of the entire Holden range. With 26 different variations, if you're a Colorado fan you'll be able to find the perfect setup.

Holden Colorado 2013 Aggregated Reviews

Cars Guide: 5/10
Which Car: 6/10
Car Advice: 6/10
Product Review (Owner reviews): 6.2/10
Combined total score: 5.8/10

We love:

  • Extensive safety features
  • Huge towing capacity
  • Rear seating in dual cabs is spacious

Pain points:

  • Steering lacks road feel
  • Diesel only lineup
  • No auto headlights
  • No side airbags

Holden Colorado 2013 review

Holden fans will love the high degree of personalisation for the 2013 Holden Colorado, with a selection of over 38 individual accessories that can be fitted to the 26 model variants now available.

Exterior of the Holden Colorado 2013

Accessories you can choose from including a snorkel, steel bullbar, alloy sports bar and nudge bar, steel and aluminium trays and canopy with selected glass areas. Your Holden Colorado will come in any of these variations.

Holden Colorado Carshowroom

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The Brazilian design studio was tasked to create packaging options based on feedback from its international design clinics. The result was the 26 variations on this workhorse vehicle, featuring state of the art LED taillights and projector headlamps. The front end has flair, blending raw power with attractive style highlights, resulting in a substantial on-road presence for a model of 2013.

Optional hard cover, soft cover is included.

Inside the 2013 Holden Colorado

Aiming for an attractive interior trim that withstands the harsh demands of the job at hand. Plastic panels are low maintenance, designed for durability and toughness, with plenty of spots to store odds and ends. If you're buying secondhand, you'll find the Colorado interior wears well compared to other utes.

Holden Colorado Carshowroom

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The driver's seat has an 8-way powered adjustment, and climate control air conditioning will keep you comfortable in the Australian summer. The rear seats in dual cab options have three child restraint points.


Six speaker audio is optional, appearing in the LX and higher models, along with the multi-function steering wheel and CD player.

There's also Bluetooth phone connectivity, USB input with iPod connectivity, and a 12V power outlet.

What's it like to drive a Holden Colorado 2013?

Ride comfort directly correlates with how much you spend. Double wishbone suspension with coil springs ensure a smoother ride with an empty tray than older generation models. The engine is a little noisy when cold, but higher spec models are equipped to keep you comfortable for a long day behind the wheel.

Holden Colorado Carshowroon

Image courtesy of Car Show Room.

Over rough terrain and steep rocky tracks, the traction control is confident. The lowest spec model is 2WD, optional 4WD is engaged using a button, and lags a little, so be sure to press it early if you're approaching mud or sand. The Colorado, like most larger 4x4s, has a large turning circle, so tight u-turns are not realistic. Getting the right tyres, especially if you buy second hand, will make a big difference to the off-road performance.

All Colorados have a minimum one-tonne payload.

Who's the Holden Colorado 2013 for?

Built for tradies, couriers and rural buyers, the Holden Colorado is a true workhorse with an exceptional towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes when fitted with a fully-integrated tow-bar kit.

It's also a popular fleet car with mining and agricultural companies, so you may pick one up for a good price second hand when the company upgrades. The Holden Colorado is a tough and capable companion for work and recreation when you need a bit of muscle.

Holden Colorado CSR Engine

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Feature Summary

Price: starting at the DX new from $26,990

Engine: Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel, 2.5L or 2.8L.

Transmission: five-speed manual or six-speed auto

Wheels: 17 inch alloy

Safety: 5 star ANCAP

Fuel: 7.8L/100km

Emissions: 218g/km

AV and tech: CD player, USB input with iPod connectivity, radio, six-speaker audio, 12V power outlet.

Seats: 2-5

Doors: 2-4

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