It’s hard to dethrone an icon. Even if something else comes out on top, an icon always has home field advantage. Not only does the 2016 Holden Commodore Series II have home ground advantage here, it’s a sports sedan with utmost pedigree with years of massaging.
However, Drive felt it more of an appropriate time than ever to pit the 2016 Commodore Series II SSV against two rivals. Rival number one is ready to carry the torch forward, the Ford Mustang GT, the first time the Mustang reaches Oz in factory form. Rival number two is more akin to the Commodore’s formula, the Chrysler 300 SRT.
Through thorough and careful consideration, the publication is forced to pick a winner here, even though each offer no losing proposition: a potent V8 and
right rear-wheel drive.
The Mustang GT scores brownie points for its head turning style, though, the 5.0-liter is said to lack punch below 4,000 RPM. It’s in the powertrain department where the 300 SRT shines, though. The Hemi offers nothing to be desired when burying the accelerator, according to the testers.
But, it’s not all about moving in a straight line. And that’s where the 2016 Commodore Series II SSV takes the win. The suspension’s responsive and docile nature helps create a mesmerizing experience, taking the best of everything and wrapping it into one tidy package.
So, there you have it. Oz knows how to build a sport sedan. But, we already knew that, and we’re sure you did too.