Make / Model Search

Car reviews - Holden - Commodore - Acclaim sedan


VZ Acclaim offers safety first with a full-house stability control system

19 Aug 2004

HOLDEN’S family-oriented Commodore Acclaim has always offered a high level of standard safety and equipment, and the latest version takes the concept to unprecedented new levels. Along with an all-new 3.6-litre DOHC alloy V6, VZ Commodore is the first Australian-built passenger car (discounting Ford’s Territory SUV) to offer a sophisticated stability control system like that found in many European models. But Acclaim is the least expensive Commodore variant to feature it as standard. Bringing a host of associated benefits with it, such as the latest anti-lock braking system and electronic brake assist, the clever Bosch ESP system is not available on the more expensive Berlina variant, which rises in price more than Acclaim. Strangely, however, nor is ESP available on the more expensive and even more family-friendly Acclaim wagon.
Model release date: 1 August 2004 to 1 August 2006

Previous model

Holden VY Commodore Acclaim

Released: October 2002
Ended: August 2004
Family Tree: Commodore

NOW well established as the family car of the Commodore range, Acclaim is one step above the fleet-oriented, entry-level Executive. The direct predecessor to the latest VZ version is the VYII Acclaim, launched in August 2003 and offering only cosmetic updates to the more convincingly different looking VY Acclaim released in October 2002 (pictured). Before that, VXII Acclaim (launched August 2001) featured a new grille, with the VX Acclaim of October 2000 delivering the last change to Holden’s 3.8-litre pushrod Ecotec V6, which upped its power and torque from 147kW/304Nm to 152kW/305Nm. All these Acclaim variants are derivatives of the original VT Commodore model launched in September 1997.

Click to share

Click below to follow us on
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

GoAuto can help you buy a new Commodore

Customer Terms and Conditions – New Car Lead enquires


This is an agreement between GoAutoMedia Pty Limited ACN 094 732 457 of PO Box 18, Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, 3191 (“we/us”), the owner and operator of the GoAuto.com.au website (“the website”) and the person wanting GoAuto.com.au to provide them with a lead for the purchase of a new car (“you”).

By completing a New Car Lead Enquiry, you agree to the terms and conditions and disclaimers and acknowledge the policies set out below.

Terms and Conditions

  • In order for us to effect a lead you must you must complete a New Car Lead Enquiry (“Enquiry”).
  • We will call you as soon as possible after you complete the Enquiry and certainly no later than the next business day. When we call, we will discuss with you your new car requirements.
  • You consent to our passing on the Enquiry and your requirements to an appropriate authorised motor car dealer as a lead.
  • We will contact you again in approximately eight days following your initial enquiry to check on the progress of the Enquiry.
  • While we will provide the dealer with the Enquiry and details of your new car requirements, we take no responsibility for what happens after passing on that material as a lead.
  • You acknowledge that we are a new car information service providing new car editorial information, pictures and prices to our customers as a guide only. Any new car prices published on the website are the manufacturers’ recommended retail prices and do not include delivery charges and on-road costs. Any authorized motor car dealer to which we pass on your Enquiry as a lead will provide you with full details of the price at which the vehicle will be sold to you.
  • You acknowledge that we do not sell motor vehicles. Any sale of a new car to you by a dealer after we have passed on your Enquiry to that dealer as a lead, is a sale by that dealer not by us.

Privacy Policy– New Car Lead Enquires

  • We take privacy very seriously. We understand that you will only complete an Enquiry if you can trust us to protect your personal information and use it appropriately. Our policy is to ensure that the personal information collected when you make an Enquiry is only used for the purposes of connecting you with an authorised motor car dealer.
  • We do not on-sell information collected from you or any other customer.
  • From time to time, we may email you with information or promotions that may be relevant for car buyers. You will continue to receive communications from us unless you tell us that you do not want to receive any advertising or promotional information in the future by unsubscribing from these communications.
* Denotes required field
** Australian inquiries only

Commodore pricing

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.

Catch up on all of the latest industry news with this week's edition of GoAutoNews
Click here