Running Costs of Your Holden Infographic

There are three very important questions a prospective car owner asks when entering a dealership: Is it fuel efficient? How much will repairs and servicing cost me over the years? How economic is the car to drive? All of these questions narrow down to one thing: the running cost. At Bartons, we want you to get the best deal so we’ve collated some Holden favourites and their fuel, tyre and servicing costs per kilometre so you can see just how much it costs to own a Holden!

Running Costs of Your Holden

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All About the Holden Cruze SRiV

Australia’s next generation small sedan, the Holden Cruze Sri-V, combines comfort, style and sophistication. Featuring a sportier look and advanced technology, this car is set to raise the bar in the Australian sedan market. Thanks to General Motor’s expertise in automobile engineering and design, the Holden Cruze Sri-V is not just a small sedan – it is a certified Australian-made mini.

Offering new body styling and a better engine, the Holden Cruze Sri-V is set to redefine the small car driving experience. Check out the newest features and technology this small sedan has to offer below:


With the new Sri-V, Holden upped the ante by installing a turbo-charged 1.6-litre DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder petrol engine. Compared to its predecessor’s 1.4-litre engine, the new engine produces 132 kilowatts of power at 5,500 RPM. With 230 Newton-metres of torque, it has enough power to easily drive though the busy urban jungle or the open road. In addition, this new engine is also more responsive and fuel-efficient. Based on an ADR test: the Sri-V’s fuel economy was rated at 7.4-litres/100 kilometres.


Aside from its new turbo-charged engine, the Sri-V promises to energise every drive. Its Watts Link suspension gives this sedan a refined and sporty feel while driving. Since this new suspension provides lateral support to the car’s rear axle, it makes it easier for drivers to drive through road bends. Its tighter directional control and rear wheel steering allows for a better driving experience.

The Sri-V also features a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Drivers opting for the manual transmission will experience better launches from first gear and lower revs when in higher gears. On the other hand, the automatic transmission optimises the engine’s performance through its Active Select option. With a touch of a button, drivers can switch between automatic and manual gear shifting to address any driving condition.

Safety features

Road safety is Holden’s motto. The company is serious about it and incorporated modern safety features on the Sri-V. Some of these include 4-wheel disc brakes with an Antilock Braking System or ABS. Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake Assist and Traction Control are also some of the assistive technologies included on this sedan.

The Sri-V also features six airbags and a reinforced passenger safety cell which provides maximum protection for both driver and passenger during a collision. Given these safety features, the Holden Cruze Sri-V earned a 5-star ANCAP safety making, proving that safety will always be Holden’s top priority.

Interior and exterior features

Vibrant body styles and colours, 18-inch alloy wheels, side mirrors with integrated turn signal lamps, Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) and a distinct front end gives the Holden Sri-V a sportier stance. Its interior gives its driver and passengers a taste of luxury. From the Sri-V’s leather-appointed interior to its satellite navigation, this car lets the driver appreciate the feel of the wheel. Passengers can also enjoy the drive thanks to its 6-speaker MyLink infotainment system and electronic climate control. Both drivers and passengers can enjoy the big features this small car has to offer.

The Holden Cruze Sri-V is a true Australian small sedan. It is dynamic, elegant and the more you look at it, the more you will like it. It may be small but the Cruze Sri-V is big on style.

If you are looking for a Holden Cruze in Brisbane, check out Bartons Holden. They have a wide variety of vehicles to choose from. Visit their website for more details.

Holden Colorado, As Australian As It Gets

Unbeaten in its class, the Holden Colorado is synonymous with power. With its 3.5-tonne towing capacity, this truck makes any heavy work seem light – from hauling a Bobcat to the worksite to its owner’s speedboat on the coast. Whatever the towing task is, count on the Colorado to get the job done right.

From the busy city streets to rough off-road terrain, the Holden Colorado is as Australian as it gets. Check out why this tough truck is the perfect workhorse and weekend getaway vehicle.


Given its 3.5-tonne pulling capacity, the Colorado has to have a powerful and reliable engine – the Duramax 2 Diesel Engine. This 2.8-litre Double Overhead Cam (DOHC), 4-cylinder diesel engine features Common Rail Injection to maximise its fuel efficiency. The innovative engine produces 147-kilowatts of power at 3,600 RPM. In addition, the intercooled Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGTi) boosts the engine’s power across all RPM bands. With 440-Newton metres of torque, it gives the Colorado enough power to tow almost anything. Whatever hauling job you throw at it, this truck leaves nothing behind.


Since the Holden Colorado’s design is to haul a heavy payload, it features an 8-point cross-member configuration chassis to support it. Paired with high ground clearance and an 80cm water wading capacity, this truck can take on the toughest road conditions.

Maximising the Colorado’s 2.8-litre diesel engine, it features a 6-speed manual transmission or an updated 6-speed automatic transmission to improve fuel economy and increase engine output. An electric 4×4 control knob was also included. When engaged in 4×4 mode, the control knob helps minimise slip differential by providing power to all the truck’s wheel. This system also gives the Colorado’s tyres maximum traction on slippery roads. Whatever the road conditions are, the Colorado provides car-like handling and comfort.

Safety features

No matter the load, the Colorado’s driver and passengers are the most important cargo of all. Holden supports road safety and several safety features included on the Colorado. Built like a tank, the Colorado’s body is made from high-tensile steel and full-length frame rails. This creates a protective shell from frontal or side collisions. Paired with front passenger and driver airbags, it provides maximum protection for its driver and passengers.

Aside from its durable body shell and airbags, the Colorado also has Electronic Stability Control (ECS) and an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) to help keep the truck on track. Since the Colorado can tow tonnes of payload, it has Trailer Sway Control (TSC) to stabilise the truck when it detects towing instability. Earning its 5-Star ANCAP safety rating, the Colorado makes it occupants’ life safer while on the road.

Interior and exterior features

GM’s designers went bold when it came to the Colorado’s design. It gave them a chance to give this truck fresh and pacesetting style on a rugged vehicle. The Colorado is bigger, more spacious and features a higher suspension ride. On its exterior, its projector headlamps are paired with high-intensity LED taillights which combine safety and energy-efficiency. Inside, it boasts a spacious interior with enough leg and headroom for its driver and any passengers. The Colorado’s 6-speaker MyLink multimedia entertainment system keeps its occupants entertained during their adventures on the road. It may look tough on the outside but it is very comfortable inside!

The Holden Colorado is more than an all-around workhorse – it is also a fun truck to drive. Power and reliability is what makes this tough truck a true Australian staple.

In the market for Holden vehicle in Brisbane? Visit Bartons Holden and browse through their dealership’s catalogue. Check out their website to find the right vehicle for you.

Used Holdens are Great Value

Next to homes, cars are the second largest purchase Australians make. When browsing through newspapers, magazines and online advertisements, you will likely see lots of vehicles up for sale. While some prefer brand new units, others still choose pre-owned or used ones for economic reasons. Compared to purchasing a new unit, buying a used Holden Captiva, for example, can be more cost-effective. Think of it as avoiding unnecessary expenses!

From proven reliability to after-sales service, below are some of the main reasons why used Holdens are a good buy and of great value:

True value for money

Cars, be it a used or brand-new unit, lose some of their market value every time they are driven. In fact, a new car usually loses 40 per cent of its value in its first year. In addition, initial costs of purchasing a new car are quite steep. The good thing about used cars? They already went through depreciation. Once you drive it off the dealer’s lot, it retains more of its value as a vehicle. No need to think about market depreciation and cost. Used cars offer true value for your money.

Certified pre-owned vehicles

Luxury car manufacturers such as Mercedes Benz and BMW were the first to offer Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, or CPOs. The price of a CPO vehicle is usually a bit higher. However, it assures would-be customers of quality and reliability. Some of the main benefits of CPOs include extended manufacturer’s warranty and roadside assistance. Dealers offer special financing terms, which is typically lower than new car loans. Certified pre-owned vehicles also undergo rigorous inspections to ensure the car’s roadworthiness. All their mechanical and cosmetic parts are refurbished to give their customers the utmost reliability.

Used vehicles are very reliable

Contrary to popular belief, used vehicles are often as reliable as their brand-new counterparts are. Modern Holdens were built to last for hundreds of thousands of kilometres. After a rigorous inspection, strict protocols for certification are followed to ensure utmost reliability. Any issues or problems encountered by the first owner are already fixed by the dealership. It gives a would-be used car owner the peace of mind they need when driving their car.

Affordable fees, rates and less paperwork

A car’s year model and market value are the basis for its annual registration fee. Usually, a new vehicle’s registration fee for the first three years is more expensive, which can turn off some people. Buying a used car can save you thousands of dollars from a new car registration fee. Another benefit of buying a used car is the lower insurance rates. Insuring a pre-owned car, depending on its age, proves to be more cost-effective. In addition, the dealership can help you with the paperwork and vehicle registration. No need to fall in line to register your used car.

Before purchasing a brand-new Holden, consider buying a used one. Look at what the dealer has to offer and take a second look at their pre-owned units. You might just find a diamond in the rough!

Bartons Holden is committed to offering the best quality used vehicles on the road. If you are in the market for a pre-owned Holden, call them on (07) 3177 2982.

Holden Trax, Bartons Holden

Holden Trax

The Trax is a welcome addition to Holden’s family of SUVs. Smaller than the Captiva 5 and Captiva 7, it is one of the most popular mini SUVs on the market today. Borrowing the Cruze’s powertrain and the Barina’s platform, the Holden Trax mixes power and comfort in one small package.

Stylish design

Despite its size, the Trax’s bold and sporty lines give it a commanding presence on the road. Its bold shoulder curves and diving rooflines make it look tougher and more solid. Despite its robust stance, this mini SUV is still a fun vehicle to drive. The Trax should appeal to all types of drivers, be it young or old. The LS model comes with four 16-inch alloy wheels while the LTZ variant comes with 18-inch alloy wheels.

Power under the bonnet

Made to handle Australia’s weather and road conditions, the Holden Trax offers a 1.8-litre DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder petrol engine for the LS variant, while the LTZ variant has a 1.4-litre DOHC iTi turbo petrol engine. Paired with a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission with Active Select, it produces enough torque to blaze through city streets and highways with ease. In addition, the Trax’s 5-speed manual and 6-speed auto transmissions provide ample throttle response and gear ratio while driving.

Interior features and accessories

Don’t let its size fool you. The Trax has a spacious interior and boot. Front passengers have the luxury of adjusting their seats in four different ways. Drivers, on the other hand, can adjust their seats in six different ways. Rear seats were designed to fold 60/40. The boot measures around 356 litres with LED lights. It also features a 12-volt auxiliary power point inside its console.

Drivers do not have to take their hands off the steering wheel since the entertainment controls are within their fingers’ reach. The wheel-mounted controls allow them to access functions such as playing songs, adjusting the volume and changing radio stations. The Trax also features the Holden MyLink infotainment system. It has a 7-inch colour touch-screen, Bluetooth connectivity, Siri Eyes-Free mode and six speakers to keep the vehicle’s occupants entertained.

A five-star ANCAP safety rating certified

Awarded with the highest possible safety rating of 5 stars, the Trax is one of the safest vehicles in the Holden stable. It is equipped with front and side impact airbags for both driver and front passenger. It also has full-length side curtain airbags, a collapsible pedal release system, ABS and electronic stability control. Driving the Trax gives its drivers utmost peace of mind.

Holden’s Trax is a great vehicle for families and people who want to drive an SUV with optimal performance. Packed with modern and practical features, the Trax is the vehicle you want to runabout with.

If you looking for a Holden dealer in Brisbane, visit Bartons Holden. They carry a wide range of Holden models you can choose from. For enquiries, call them on (07) 3177 2982 today.