2017 Holden Commodore SS Ute 6.2L V8 Review

2017 Holden SS Ute V8 Commodore SS Ute – Holden updated the 2WD SS Ute in early 2017. The Holden Commodore SS Ute has the LS3 6.2L V8 engine driving through a six speed manual transmission. The V8 also has the limited slip diff to assist with its off the mark times and general driving.


The 2017 update for the SS Ute included

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

The SS Ute is powered by the  6.2L LS3 V8 that 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. Around town it will drink premium fuel at a rate of 19L/100k but on the freeway we got that down to around 10L/100K. It isnt the most economical engine,but it is fun.

2017 Holden SS Ute V8

Combined with the updated features the SS Ute has a 5 star ANCAP Safety rating and 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

The Holden SS Ute with the 6.2L LS3 V8 is more than a work vehicle. It has transcended to a 2 door 2WD sports car that has plenty of internal room and immense practicality with the tray behind. Driving the SS Ute you cant help but have FUN. Buy one now before they become extinct.

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Rob first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then.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.