Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

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Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by Grillzy » January 15th, 2013, 1:30 pm

Hi Guys,

I'm just wondering what the average fuel economy everyones getting and in what type of the new 2012 Holden Colorado RG.

Im interested to see if the 7.9l/100km is accurate and the same for the auto.

A mate of mine is getting 9.2l/100km in a Manual LTZ! Thats seems a little above the average. He drives 50/50 Highway to city.

Please add your vehicles and your averages.

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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by Ntbill » January 15th, 2013, 5:35 pm

Ours is a LT manual 4x4. We're averaging 8.4 to 8.5 combined city rural. I don't hammer it unless I need to but always keep a little above limits. Towing loaded horse float (2.4 tonne with the two horses and gear on board), can manage around 13.9. Towing the float I tend to keep speeds to around 95 up to 100. Excellent tow vehicle compared with the Jackaroo we replaced. I'm real happy with these figures. Bought the thing primarily for towing but have been pleasantly surprised With the off road ability and comfort.

Can I get 7.9? Yes, running no aircon and keeping speeds down around 90 and driving like miss Daisy.
Fitted ARB bar and 7" spots last week and doesn't appear to have made any difference to economy. I had thought it might drag it down a bit.
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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by Nutta » January 15th, 2013, 8:57 pm

I've got the ltz auto 4x4.

With a canopy, 2 ladders and a fair bit of gear in the back, air always on around 12-12.5 lph, it is slwoly coming down as the kays go up, now at 5k.

On the highway around 100kph it does actually sit on 7.5 to 8 lph, thats with the air on too, and all the other junk in and on it. That is reading off its own built in digital readout, but i always check it against a tank and its very accurate.

With the van on (2t) around 15.5 lph, that was fairly hilly though, on a flat highway i would think it would come down to around 12 or 13lph.

What i like about it, leave it in auto and it just seems to in the right gear everytime, the best box ive ever had in a car, even with the van on. It hammers off the mark and pulls very hard, really impressed especially after getting out of a 3.0l patrol auto.

My only whinge is with the box too though, 3rd seems to be a little to far from second for some reason, i can live with it, just have to rev it a bit further in second if necessary.

Overall very happy with it, i did want the ranger but couldnt justify the extra 9k ford wanted.

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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by Grillzy » January 16th, 2013, 8:05 am

Cheers guys,

Great info so far.

Totally agree with you Nutta, I wanted the Ranger. The only thing was even for the Ranger's Bottom model it was still $9,000 above the top of the range Collie.

Ntbill - 8.5 is close enough to the 7.9l /100km. I would be happy with that, My sister in-law just bought a Brand New Mitsubishi Triton GLXR 4x4 AUTO Dual Cab. It states 9.1l / 100km (Combined) and we did a trip from Brisbane to the Gold Coast on the Highway the whole way (in Cruise Control set to 105km/h) and it was saying 12.9l average. I couldn't believe it. Thats 3.8 Litres different and on the highway not combined like they said. Saying that I haven't known anyone that owns a Mitsubishi to be close to there l/100km, just seems there way off.

I own a Holden Cruze SRI Manual aswell. It said 6.9L/100km and I average from 7.3L to 7.6L

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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by Nutta » January 16th, 2013, 11:41 am

I was just coming back down the m1 gold coast, only around ten Kay's of it, I reset the LPh meter and it sat on 7.5 LPh and that was traveling slightly up a hill sitting on 101kph, so it is pretty bloody good!

Again, around town pretty average, but I'm always full boar, Although i just did a small test around town driving much easier and it was actually down around 9 - 10 LPh, so it looks achievable!

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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by STEELJOCKEY » January 16th, 2013, 2:26 pm

The trick with keeping the fuel economy down is using the torque and low revs on modern diesels. Change up gears at around 2000rpm instead of 2500 or higher and you should see the fuel come down. I save nearly 1l/100km doing this now, don't drive quite as slow as nana, and I have the aircon.
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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by scottq » January 17th, 2013, 10:56 am

I average 8.1L/100 with mostly hwy driving 100-110kph and A/C on with 8000km on the clock.I was averaging around 8.5L/100 until I clocked up about 5000km.Manual LTZ.

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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by SuckSqueezeBangBlow » January 17th, 2013, 11:15 am

what brand fuel are people using?

i'm using Caltex Vortex Diesel and I'm sure its better than the Shell and probably better than the BP.

Different car I know, but I'm getting 7.7l/100km combined highway and city but driving for economy. If i drive normally its 8.3l/100km which is what the truck was advertised at. It has two aluminium tool boxes, drawers, ladders and tools, cable.

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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by STEELJOCKEY » January 18th, 2013, 5:45 am

SuckSqueezeBangBlow wrote:what brand fuel are people using?

i'm using Caltex Vortex Diesel and I'm sure its better than the Shell and probably better than the BP.
Same here with the Vortex diesel, I've found it's better too
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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by datsun65 » January 18th, 2013, 4:44 pm

Hi,
I've got a 2012 Rg colorado dual cab auto with alloy tray on rear and alloy tool box's one ladder etc and work gear
total extra weight about 400kg (same as what was on my last ute, a 2008 mazda bt50). Problem is the rear spring cant take the weight and actually have reversed. Also the ute is very under powered with this weight, i have only done 2000ks,
first 100ks were un loaded on the hwy sitting at speed limit best i got was 9.1 / per 100 klm i thought pretty average only had wife two little kids and little luggage. coming back extra weight of around 250kg and sat above speed limit some of the time, average 9.6 l/ per 100klm, getting worse. first week back at work with same load as old ute (which would get at worst 10.8 per 100klm. getting 10.5 per 100 is sydney taking it easy, which is not very hard due to not having any guts unless you almost floor it. The old mazda could handle it better and was alot quicker of the mark but not as good on the hwy.
I would say once this tank of fuel is used up it will be at 12 t litres per 100, which is not good, iam starting to regret this purchase already.

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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by Grillzy » January 19th, 2013, 8:17 am

Hi Datsun65,

Any of the Auto Colorado RG's are 9.1/100km as average. however i do think that 10.8l/100km isnt that great but its also not as bad as others. The Mitsubishi Triton My sister inlaw bought last week is terrible compared to what it said it can do (refer to my post above) so all I'm saying considering its an Auto maybe its normal to be higher then there average.

Also from what I've been reading, The RG's get better after there First Service with there Fuel Economy. So I guess you can only hope that happens for you.

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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by trotter61 » January 20th, 2013, 7:53 pm

I have RG with 900 km, today I did a 300 KM run mostly highway driving, cruise set at 105 km
AV speed 92 KMPH
Economy 9l per km

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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by Nutta » January 21st, 2013, 10:02 pm

datsun65 wrote:Hi,
I've got a 2012 Rg colorado dual cab auto with alloy tray on rear and alloy tool box's one ladder etc and work gear
total extra weight about 400kg (same as what was on my last ute, a 2008 mazda bt50). Problem is the rear spring cant take the weight and actually have reversed. Also the ute is very under powered with this weight, i have only done 2000ks,
first 100ks were un loaded on the hwy sitting at speed limit best i got was 9.1 / per 100 klm i thought pretty average only had wife two little kids and little luggage. coming back extra weight of around 250kg and sat above speed limit some of the time, average 9.6 l/ per 100klm, getting worse. first week back at work with same load as old ute (which would get at worst 10.8 per 100klm. getting 10.5 per 100 is sydney taking it easy, which is not very hard due to not having any guts unless you almost floor it. The old mazda could handle it better and was alot quicker of the mark but not as good on the hwy.
I would say once this tank of fuel is used up it will be at 12 t litres per 100, which is not good, iam starting to regret this purchase already.
My Colly got worse for the first 3 or so thousand kays and i was thinking like you, but it is slowly turning now the motor has hit 5k and im expecting it to get better in the next few months, hold out for a bit, it will improve.

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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by mexico » January 22nd, 2013, 10:00 pm

Mine has just hit he 9000 km mark and as other have said, my fuel economy is improving. I've got a LT Auto. Currently town driving is averaging high eights to low nines. Towing the camper trailer the other week we averaged 11.1 l/100kms. That was sitting on 100 to 110kph. I'll be happy if that figure gets mid to high 10's once the engine runs in more.

One of my friends bought a 2012 BT50 last year and is getting the same fuel figures running around town as me.
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Re: Fuel Economy from the New Holden Colorado RG Models

Unread post by JamGQ » January 22nd, 2013, 11:54 pm

Just turned over 10,000kms in LT RG Colorado auto, mostly highway driving around 100-110 kph, A/C usually on, constant average 500kg load in tray, snorkle fitted and cruise control used alot. Fuel economy always reads between 9.1 to 9.2 Lt/100kms.

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