Holden Commodore 2017 SS Ute 6.2L V8 Review

2017 Holden SS Ute V8 FHolden updated the Commodore SS Ute range in early 2017. The Holden SS Ute has become part of the Australian culture and yet with the manufacturing changes coming, will no longer be available.

Holden’s SS Ute comes with the 6.2L V8 LS3 engine, a six speed manual transmission, and new features included in the update are

  • Head-Up Display
  • Satellite Navigation
  • 19” alloy wheels

The essence of the Holden SS Ute is that it is a 2 door 2wd sports car that is immensely practical as well. The 6.2L LS3 V8 produces 304kW @ 6000rpm  of power and 570Nm @ 4400rpm of torque. This drives through a six speed manual transmission, utlising a limited slip differential and will race from -0-100kmh in about 5 seconds.

There is plenty of internal room for the driver and passenger, clear easy to read dash, plenty of standard features and most of all that beautiful V8 Burble.

The Holden SS Ute has a 5 star ANCAP safety rating and the safety features include

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) incorporating:
    • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS),
    • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD),
    • Electronic Brake Assist (EBA),
    • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Automatic Park Assist
  • Front and Rear Ultrasonic Park Assist
  • Blind Spot Alert
  • Reverse Traffic Alert
  • Colour Head-Up Display
  • Automatic release electric park brake
  • Hill hold control and Hill start assist
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Sports suspension with Performance Brake Upgrade
  • Airbags
    • Driver and front passenger airbags
    • Side impact airbags (thorax/pelvis) for driver and front passenger
  • Driver and passenger audible and visual seatbelt warning
  • Front seatbelts with load limiters and pyrotechnic pretensioners
About Rob Fraser 1998 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.