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Ute VE Utility Omega

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4 Star Driver ProtectionUCSR Logo

Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.

Protection for other road users rating:
2 Protection for Other Road Users Rating - Poor



Used Car Safety Report

The Holden Ute has been awarded a 4 star Driver Protection rating in the latest Used Car Safety Rating (UCSR) report. UCSR are reported annually by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. The UCSR report classifies cars according to where their rating lies in relation to a best performance benchmark. The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes.

Driver Protection Rating
Rating Result
5 Star Driver Protection Excellent
4 Star Driver Protection Good
3 Star Driver Protection Marginal
2 Star Driver Protection Poor
1 Star Driver Protection Very Poor

The Holden Ute also received a protection for other road users rating in the UCSR report. The protection for other road users rating indicates the level of protection that a vehicle provides for other unprotected road users (other car drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists) in the event of a crash.

Protection For Other Road Users Rating
Rating Result
Excellent
Good
Marginal
Poor
Very Poor

For further information on the UCSR please click here.

If you would like to view the new car safety rating produced by ANCAP please see the archived report below:



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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score30.41out of 37
Frontal Offset test13.57out of 16
Side impact test14.84out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points0out of 0

The tested model of VE Commodore Utility was introduced in Australia during 2007. This ANCAP rating applies to Commodore Utes with a front passenger seat belt reminder and a redesigned steering column cover. The Omega variant is the first with these upgrades, applicable to vehicles built from October 2008.

The Commodore Utility scored 13.57 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious chest injury was marginal for the driver.

The vehicle scored 14.84 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags, antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are standard. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 13.57 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.5 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 3.07 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved rearwards by 25mm and downwards 3mm. The steering wheel hub moved 58mm forward, 52mm downward and 5mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 11mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash the driver’s door could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. There were no knee hazards with the revised steering column design. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 14.84 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 2.84 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle scored 14.84 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver.

The vehicle was not eligible for a Pole Impact Test since it did not have head-protecting side airbags. This test can earn eligible vehicles an extra two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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1-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

The following rating is based on ANCAP tests of a Commodore sedan. The Utility can be expected to offer similar protection.

The Holden VE Commodore Omega Utility received one star in the pedestrian protection test.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
11.4 L/100km 269 g/km 4.5 /10 4.5 /10 2.5-Star Overall Rating


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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score33.16out of 37
Frontal Offset test13.57out of 16
Side impact test15.59out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3

This rating applies to all variants of the VE Commodore Ute (model year 2010) built from September 2009.

The Commodore Ute scored 13.57 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious chest injury was marginal for the driver.

The vehicle scored 15.59 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver. A further 2 points were earned in the optional pole test. This enabled the Commodore Ute to become the first 5-star utility rated by ANCAP.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags, seat-mounted side airbags, headprotecting side curtains, antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are standard. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 13.57 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.5 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 3.07 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved rearwards by 25mm and downwards 3mm. The steering wheel hub moved 58mm forward, 52mm downward and 5mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 11mm rearwards.

All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash the driver’s door could be opened with normal effort. The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. There were no knee hazards. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more

Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 15.59 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 2.84 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags and it was within reach of a 5-star rating. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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1-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A separate pedestrian impact test is conducted. This test estimates injuries to pedestrians struck by a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h. The more stars the better (maximum 4 stars).

This rating is based on ANCAP tests of a Commodore sedan. The Utility can be expected to offer similar protection.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more
Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
10.9 L/100km 259 g/km 5 /10 8.5 /10 3.5-Star Overall Rating


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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score27.41out of 37
Frontal Offset test11.57out of 16
Side impact test14.84out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points1out of 3

The tested model of VE Commodore Utility was introduced in Australia during 2007.

The Commodore Utility scored 11.57 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious chest and leg injury was marginal for the driver.

The vehicle scored 14.84 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags, antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are standard. An advanced seat belt reminder is fitted to the driver seat. The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


Find out more



Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 11.57 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.5 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 3.07 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved rearwards by 25 mm and downwards 3mm. The steering wheel hub moved 58mm forward, 52mm downward and 5 mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 11 mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash the driver’s door could be opened with normal effort. The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Steering column components were a potential source of injury for the driver's left knee. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more

Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 14.84 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 2.84 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle was not eligible for a Pole Impact Test since it did not have head-protecting side airbags. This test can earn eligible vehicles an extra two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more
1-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

The pedestrian rating is based on ANCAP tests of a Commodore sedan. The Utility can be expected to offer similar protection.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



Find out more
Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
11.4 L/100km 269 g/km 4.5 /10 4.5 /10 2.5-Star Overall Rating

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