VY vs. VZ
When you live in Australia, and plan to buy a new car, you may stumble upon a plethora of options. Unfortunately, if you ask people about what car brand or model to choose, their answers may become somewhat biased. It may be because of the competition between popular race track models that make some car manufacturers stand out. One of these is the Holden Company. Holden is actually a special division of GM, specifically operating in Australia. They manufactured many cars, and two of them are the Holden VZ and Holden VY Commodore series.
Foremost, the Holden VY is an auto introduced in Australia in September 2002. It is actually the 12th class in the Commodore series. It succeeded the VX model. Also, the VY series has lots of sub car models which include the Acclaim, Commodore Executive, S, and SS, among others. These specific car models either come as a 4-door sedan type or a 5-door wagon.
Also called the Chevrolet Lumina, the Holden VZ was released in August 2004 as the next successor (the 13th series) after the Holden VY. Unlike the VY, the VZ Commodore’s sub car models come as either a 4-door sedan or a 4-door station wagon only. Using the same layout and platform as its predecessor, the VZ also differs in its engines. Its V6 engine can only hold as much as 3.6 L, as opposed to the VY’s 3.8 L of the same engine version. The transmissions are also different. For the VY, there are three, namely: A 4 speed automatic, 5 speed manual, and lastly, a 6 speed manual. In the case of the VZ, its transmissions are the 4 speed automatic, 5 speed automatic and the 6 speed manual type.
In terms of car dimensions, most or all of the Commodore VZ models are somewhat shorter than the VY sub car classes, although their widths are practically the same. The VY, on the contrary, also appears taller, as its maximum height reaches 1,545 mm compared to VZ’s 1,527 mm.
Overall, the Holden Commodore VY and VZ differ in the following areas:
1. The VY is the earlier car series compared to the VZ, which was launched two years after.
2. The wagon models of the Commodore VY have 5 doors compared to the wagons of VZ, which only has 4 doors.
3. Talking about the V6 engine in either the VY or VZ, it is the latter that has a woeful fuel consumption and gas capacity.
4. The VY series seems taller and longer than the newer VZ series.