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VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK Used Car Review

Volkswagen is no stranger to commercial vehicles, yet its Amarok was still a surprise entrant to the ute segment dominated by American and Japanese manufacturers. It made an impact on the safety front, too, when it became the first ute to gain a five-star independent crash rating. The Volkswagen Amarok was also differentiated by a drivetrain that was sophisticated for the segment - a twin-turbocharged diesel mated to an eight-speed auto. A powerful V6 joined the range in 2016.

Pros

Cons

  • Refined turbo diesel, powerful V6
  • Slick eight-speed automatic
  • Capable off-road
  • Excellent ride comfort laden or unladen
  • Lower carrying capacity of models with Comfort Suspension
  • V6 model not cheap
  • Lack of rear curtain airbags in dual-cab variant
  • Rear-seat space less than that of some key rivals
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2016 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY16 TDI400 4Mot Highline Grey 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 61019 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

ONLY 61 000 KMS, FULL SERVIC EHISTORY, COLOUR CODED CANOPY AND NUDGE BAR. 2016 VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK TDI 400 HIGHLINE MANAUL 4X4 TURBO DIESEL AUTO DUAL CAB UTE PRESENTED IN WHITE. TRIED AND TRUSTED WELL APPOINTED HIGH SPEC UTILITY THAT IS SURE TO IMPRESS IN PRSITINE CONDITION. DO NOT DELAY ENQUIRE TODAY. Call our experienced team NOW to secure this AMAZING INTERNET ONLY special price! Family owned Toyota dealership in PERTH, with the biggest range of quality used cars, with an exceptional personal

$41,888
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
12/05/2022

Top2011 Volkswagen Amarok 2H TDI340 4x2 White 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 223278 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2011 VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK TDI 340 4x2 ...Park assist , side steps , bull bar , 20 " alloys. all inspections welcomed, Family owned business , operating and servicing NSW for over 30 years. Any vehicle Inspection welcomed , with two conveniently based locations we have everyone sorted. Revesby NSW Yard - Centrally located 25 minutes from Sydney Airport. Home of all your used car needs for all of Milperra, Condell Park, Bankstown, Panania, Padstow, Picnic Point, Revesby Heights and Pad

$24,999
Elderslie, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2020 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY20 TDI500 4MOT Core Grey 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 45045 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

ONE OWNER, FULL SERVICE HISTORY!! 2020 Volkswagen Amarok TDI500 Core, this Amarok has been kept in immaculate condition and this will not last, enquire today to find out more 6 Cylinder, 3.0 DT 6 Speed manual Alloy Sports Bar Roller Shutter Tub Cover Tow Bar 3.5 Tonne Towing Rear Camera + Rear Sensors Diff Locks Seat Covers Cruise Control 5 Star Ancap Rating One Owner Full Service History + More Why Not Visit Perth’s Favourite Toyota Dealership? With Market Leading Prices To Make Your Pre Own

$53,888
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2020 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY20 TDI580 4MOTION Perm Highline Black Blue 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 31111 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY20 TDI580 Highline Black Utility Dual Cab 4dr Auto 8sp 4MOTION Perm 871kg 3.0DT Utility in stunning Blue Mica! 8 Speed auto all wheel drive 4x4 4 Motion 3.0LT V6 MY20 series Ute TDI580 This is a stunning example with Highline Black package options including lockable roller rear cover and Vector Sport alloys & and much more! Genuine low klms and with up to date service history this is a stand out vehicle! We can provide full service history and clear title certificat

$76,688
Albion, QLD

Dealer used
23/05/2022

Top2021 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY22 TDI580 4MOTION Perm W580 Grey 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 15 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

*** New MY22 Amarok TDI580 W580 Finished in Indium Grey *** *** 5 Year Unlimited Km Warranty *** *Our Showrooms And Vehicles are Cleaned And Sanitized Daily* *Buying A New Volkswagen Has Never Been So Easy!* *** Finance Available *** Located Only 15 Minutes From *** Vehicle Ready For Immediate Delivery Multi franchise award winning prestige dealer. Reputable family owned business for over 50 years. In house Finance department with access to over 6 different lenders with industry best pack

$86,990Drive Away^
Blacktown, NSW

Dealer new
3 hours ago

Top2019 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY19 TDI550 4MOTION Perm Highline Black 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 46237 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

This 2019 MY19 Volkswagen Amarok TDI550 Highline Dual Cab is a 4MOTION 3.0 Litre Turbo Diesel 6cyl with a 8 Speed Sports Automatic and has travelled 46,000kms. This Amarok is finished in Deep Black with Interior and features: + Full Service History + 4 Keys + 20" Monsta Alloy Wheels + Lift Kit + idrive + Apple Car Play & Android Auto + Daytime Running Lamps - LED + Camera Rear Vision + Auto Headlight + Auto Wipers + Front & Rear Sensors + Camera - Rear Vision + Cruise Control + Satell

$60,999
Greenacre, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2018 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY19 TDI550 4MOTION Perm Sportline White 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 43325 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

German engineered 4WD dual cab with the powerful 3.0 litre turbo diesel engine , eight speed Tiptronic auto, diff lock, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, Bluetooth, side steps, alloy wheels, colour coded lockable tool box, carry rack, custom slide out rear draw until, tow bar plus reverse camera and sensors. low 43,000km with full service history. Ready for adventure. We are a friendly and efficient company, trading with integrity and determined to give our customers the v

$52,999
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
5 minutes ago

2017 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 CORE EDITION (4x4)

  • 152999 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2017 VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK TDI420 CORE EDITION 2H MY17 ***** 2017 VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK TDi 420 4WD CORE***** ***** Perfect for a tradesman or business owner who requires a strong reliable work vehicle. This vehicle comes with great comfort and safety features. Buy with confidence from Australia's leading dealer, home of the Best Car Price Guarantee. Trade-ins are welcome within the Perth Metropolitan area only (no interstate trade-ins.) https://www.westernmotors.com.au/value-my-car/ Competitive fina

$29,995
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
5 minutes ago

2017 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY17.5 TDI550 4MOTION Perm Highline White 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 84468 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

*** 2017 Volkswagen Amarok 2H TDI550 Highline Utility Dual Cab 4dr Auto 8sp 4MOTION Perm 3.0DT (ARG) [MY17.5] *** Located at the Gateway to the Mornington Peninsula purchase your next vehicle from somewhere you can trust as part of Australia?s largest motoring group. Enjoy your test drive overlooking beautiful bay views. Enquire now and ask to speak with one of our friendly staff members who can help to answer any further questions you have. Need Finance and Insurance? With an on-site business

$54,888Drive Away^
Frankston, VIC

Dealer used
15 minutes ago

2018 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY18 TDI550 4MOTION Perm Highline White 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 72169 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

THIS ONE HAS IT ALL!!! this is the ARB special with arb bull bar scrub bars side rails snorkel canopy all terrain tires flat rack tow back all that and backed with a powerful 3.0 litre turbo diesel! OVER 250+ VEHICLES IN STOCK LOW MARGINS HIGH GO THE EXTRA MILE WHEN OTHERS DON’T****** FIND OUT WHAT YOUR REPAYMENTS COULD BE ON THIS VEHICLE.... Our experienced onsite finance and insurance managers can offer competitive packages with quick and easy approval for instant delivery, Not only wil

$55,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
20 minutes ago

2016 Volkswagen Amarok TDI400 - Core Grey Manual Dual Cab Utility

  • 87743 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Six speed manual 2.0ltr turbo diesel 4x4 dual cab tray back travelled 87 000kms with a fully documented service history. Comes with bleutooth cruise control rear lockable boxes alloy wheels light bar roof rails plus towbar. Our market leading pricing provides a simple no-hassle buying experience. We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been mechanically inspected and road tested for your peace

$37,988
Kingsley, WA

Dealer used
30 minutes ago

2014 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY14 TDI420 4Motion Perm Highline White 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 230374 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

** WHOLESALE TO THE PUBLIC ** GOLD COAST ** - Excellent Service History - Bluetooth - CD Player - Aux - Reverse Camera - Parking Sensors - GPS Satellite Navigation - Airbags - Seatbelt Pretensioners - Traction Control - Electronic Stability Control - Central Locking - Keyless Entry - Climate Control 2 Zone - Cruise Control - Bull Bar - LED Light Bar - Service Box Canopy - Tow Bar - Trade Racks with Rollers - Solar Panel - Side Steps - Tinted Windows - Awning - Trip Comp

$29,999
Labrador, QLD

Dealer used
35 minutes ago

2017 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY17 TDI550 4MOTION Perm Ultimate Grey 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 56452 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

*** VEHICLE AVALIBLE FOR IMMEDIATE PICK UP *** WE ARE THE VEHICLE FINANCE SPECIALISTS *** LOCATED ONLY 10 MINS FROM PARRAMATTA *** MULTI FRANCHISE AWARD WINNING PRESTIGE DEALER *** VIDEO WALKAROUND AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST *** FAST TRANSPORT CAN BE ARRANGED Reputable family owned business. Onsite car/trade in valuing service at Sydneys best prices. Access to over 400 Quality pre owned vehicles. Finance department with access to over 6 different lenders with industry best packages. This vehi

$64,650
Blacktown, NSW

Dealer used
35 minutes ago

2018 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY19 TDI550 4MOTION Perm Highline Grey 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 87126 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

This grey MY19 VW Amarok TDI550 Highline 4MOTION dual cab auto TURBO DIESEL has been well maintained with logbooks and service history. Immaculate condition!! Need Finance? Complimentary no obligation credit score assessment? Our expert Business Managers can tailor a car finance package to suit your individual needs and budget. We are located only minutes away from the M1 and M2 Motorways. Trade-Ins are always welcome and we can deliver to any state. Book a test drive today with one of our prof

$57,999
Pennant Hills, NSW

Dealer used
35 minutes ago

2018 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY18 TDI550 4MOTION Perm Highline Blue 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 40433 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

With low kms and a 3.5 tonne towing capacity comes to you The Volkswagen Amarok, for when you want a tough as nails ute with the comfortable feel of an SUV. This dual cab ute comes already fitted with a towbar, side steps, sports bar, soft tonneau and equipped with features such as front & rear sensors, climate control, bluetooth, iPod connectivity, apple carplay & android auto, cruise control, voice control, reversing camera and more. Also owners manual and full servicing history for peace of

$61,990
Launceston, TAS

Dealer used
35 minutes ago

2017 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY17.5 TDI550 4MOTION Perm Ultimate Black 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 72800 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

2017 VW AMAROK TDI 550 ULTIMATE 3.0L T/D AUTO DUAL CAB ** AWESOME IN BLACK ** Presents beautifully both inside and out, Finished in stunning Deep black Equipped with its Powerful yet reliable 3.0L V6 turbo diesel engine coupled to its smooth 8sp automatic transmission and 4x4 system for go anywhere capability's. Loaded with features including its sleek styling, 19 Blacked out Alloy wheels, Multi function control screen, Apple car play + android auto, Bluetooth audio + Hands free, Reversi

$52,990
Rockingham, WA

Dealer used
45 minutes ago

2017 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY18 V6 TDI 550 Ultimate Grey 8 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 78726 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

All vehicles are sold with minimum 3 months registration. This grey VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK V6 TDI 550 ULTIMATE is in excellent condition. This is a 5 seat, 4 door vehicle with automatic transmission. It has travelled 78726 km during its lifetime. It has a diesel fuel system with consumption of 7.8 L/100 km. It comes with the following installed features: Metallic Paint; Tinted Windows; Carpet Floor Mat Set; Weather Shields; Tow Pack; Roll N Lock Cargo Shutter. It has an impressive list of standar

$55,990
Alexandria, NSW

Dealer used
45 minutes ago

2019 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY19 V6 TDI 580 Ultimate Grey 8 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 41205 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

All vehicles are sold with minimum 3 months registration. This grey VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK V6 TDI 580 ULTIMATE is in excellent condition. This is a 5 seat, 4 door vehicle with automatic transmission. It has travelled 41205 km during its lifetime. It has a diesel fuel system with consumption of 8.9 L/100 km. It comes with the following installed features: Tow Pack; Rhino Roof Rack Set; Metallic Paint; Pearl Effect Paint. It has an impressive list of standard features including: Bluetooth Connectiv

$69,990
Alexandria, NSW

Dealer used
45 minutes ago

2019 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY19 TDI550 4MOTION Perm Highline Blue 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 42529 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

2019 VW AMAROK TDI550 HIGHLINE 3.0 T/D AUTO 4X4 DUAL CAB ** BALANCE OF NEW CAR WARRANTY ** Presents like new both inside and out, Finished in stunning Starlight blue, Equipped with its economical yet reliable 3.0L v6 Turbo diesel engine coupled to its smooth 8sp automatic transmission and its go anywhere 4x4 system. Loaded with features including its sleek styling, 18 Alloy wheels, Multi function control screen, Apple car play + Android auto, Bluetooth audio + Hands free, Reversing camer

$53,990
Rockingham, WA

Dealer used
45 minutes ago

2012 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY12 TDI400 (4x4) Silver 6 Speed Manual Dual Cab Chassis

  • 153502 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

FINANCE OPTIONS AVALIABLE FROM $93P/W T.A.P 2012 VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK DUAL CAB 4X4 MANUAL Come down and speak to one of our salesman and find out more about how you could own this Amarok. This is a perfect example to the Hilux! With us being the 2nd owner and just been serviced this is the ute your after! The car has only done 152,000ks and has just had its major Service. Presents Very well! Cold air-conditioning Has had RWC and Full mechanical check over Comes with a 3 month war

$26,990
Molendinar, QLD

Dealer used
45 minutes ago

2017 Volkswagen Amarok 2H Sportline Grey 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 101288 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

2017 Volkswagen Amarok Sportline with a Bonnet Protector, Roll N Lock Tray Cover, Tow Bar, Cruise Control, Apple Carplay / Android Auto, 4 Motion Technology, 18 inch alloy wheels, Tub Liner and so much more. Located 1hr north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast, our dealership has over 25 years of clients Driving Away Happy. Experience how easy purchasing a vehicle can be. We can arrange to have your selected vehicle brought to your home or office. Inquire now and one of our Pre-Owned Special

$54,990Drive Away^
Maroochydore, QLD

Dealer used
52 minutes ago

2014 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY14 TDI420 4Motion Perm Highline White 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 137352 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

The Volkswagen Amarok is the perfect ute for anyone looking for some comfort in a capable diesel 4X4 Still with the largest tray in its class and 3.5 tonne towing capacity This Amarok has been loaded up and is all ready to go on your next adventure Extras Included Bull Bar Sports Bars Side Steps Aftermarket Wheels Tonneau Cover Enquire NOW for more information! WHY BUY FROM US? We are a LARGE multi-site and multi-franchise New/Used cars dealership operating since 1974. We have more

$37,990Drive Away^
Moorooka, QLD

Dealer used
55 minutes ago

2018 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY18 V6 TDI 550 Highline White 8 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 51437 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

V6 TURBO DIESEL, genuine low kms, plenty of extras! Alloy bull bar, tow bar, side steps, colour coded canopy tub liner and more! Drives beautifully, workshop approved and priced to sell! Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspected and road tested for your peace of mind. With over 2000 late-model quality passenger and commercial vehi

$54,977
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2016 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY16 TDI420 4Motion Perm Highline Blue 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 81887 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

NVP is Townsville's biggest independent used vehicle dealership! We have a large range in stock and offer finance, Australia wide warranties, pay top dollar for trade-ins and we can even transport all across Australia! Enquire today and have a chat with one of our friendly sales team! This Amarok has just graced us with its presence, and we are not complaining one bit! This constant 4x4 ute is excellent. It is still the only ute in Australia (not taking into account RAM’s and Silverado’s) that

$36,999
Garbutt, QLD

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2020 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY21 TDI580 4MOTION Perm Highline White 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 56570 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

With low kms and a 3.5 tonne towing capacity comes to you The Volkswagen Amarok, for when you want a tough as nails ute with the comfortable feel of an SUV. This dual cab ute comes already fitted with a towbar, side steps, Roller shutter tonneau and equipped with features such as front & rear sensors, climate control, bluetooth, iPod connectivity, apple carplay & android auto, cruise control, voice control, reversing camera and more. Also owners manual and full servicing history for peace of mi

$74,990
Launceston, TAS

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2021 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY22 TDI580 4MOTION Perm W580S Black 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 19515 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

DON'T MISS THE LAST OF THESE! ENQUIRE TODAY ON OUR 2021 VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK W580S AUTO ! SPECIAL INTERNET PRICE (DISCOUNTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN APPLIED). Our quality pre owned vehicles are carefully prepared for sale and presented in excellent condition. Each vehicle has undergone a 110-point vehicle inspection, to ensure our buyers are only buying vehicles free of major accident damage (PPSR available upon request) and in preparing our vehicles for their new owners we can demonstrate that our exact

$88,980
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2018 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY18 TDI550 4MOTION Perm Highline White 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 75273 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

*** 2018 Volkswagen Amarok 2H TDI550 Highline Utility Dual Cab 4dr Auto 8sp 4MOTION Perm 3.0DT (ARG) [MY18] *** *** WINTER PACK WITH LEATHER TRIM AND HEATED FRONT SEATS *** *** Immaculate ONE OWNER with FULL SERVICE HISTORY *** TOW BAR *** REDARC BRAKES *** TONNEAU COVER Located at the Gateway to the Mornington Peninsula purchase your next vehicle from somewhere you can trust as part of Australia?s largest motoring group. Enjoy your test drive overlookin

$59,888Drive Away^
Frankston, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2016 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY16 TDI420 4MOTION Perm Core White 8 Speed Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 93095 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2016 Volkswagen Amarok 2H TDI420 is a dynamic family vehicle. Diesel. Direct Injection Twin Turbo Intercooled Long rego until late Jan 2022 Drives perfectly Full log books. EXCITING FEATURES Bluetooth capability that allows you to make hands free phone calls while driving. This car has 16" alloy wheels, leather steering wheel and hill descent control (HDC). This car has driver airbag, ABS brakes, cruise control, brake assist, air conditioning and leather gear knob. This car has passenge

$31,999
Berrimah, NT

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2013 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY13 TDI400 4Mot Trendline Gray 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 179191 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

We have over 300 good quality cars at unbeatable prices, Auto or Manual, SUV or Wagon, Coupe or Convertible, Sunroof , Hatch or Sedan,Petrol or Turbo Diesel, 4x4 or 4x2 All cars are workshop tested, and optional parts and labor warranties are available . Trade-ins are welcome and we pay top dollars for them, and for interstate buyers transport can be arranged .Finance can be arrange at best rates for all customers. We are located in Western Sydney. Call us today for the best deal 02 9625 8

$27,995
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2015 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY15 TDI420 Core Edition (4x4) White 8 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 265347 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2015 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY15 TDI420 Core Edition (4x4) White 8 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

$24,999
Hoppers Crossing, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

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Overview of the Volkswagen Amarok

Overview of the Volkswagen Amarok

Volkswagen is no stranger to commercial vehicles, yet its Amarok was still a surprise entrant to the ute segment dominated by American and Japanese manufacturers.

It made an impact on the safety front, too, when it became the first ute to gain a five-star independent crash rating.

The Volkswagen Amarok was also differentiated by a drivetrain that was sophisticated for the segment - a twin-turbocharged diesel mated to an eight-speed auto. A powerful V6 joined the range in 2016.

VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK GENERATIONS

2011 on

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

2.0L 4-cylinder twin-turbo diesel: 7.5 to 8.7 litres per 100km

3.0L V6 turbo diesel: 7.8 to 9.0 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK (2011 ON)

Because the Amarok uses a conventional torque-converter automatic transmission (or a conventional manual) it has dodged the ongoing reliability problems suffered by some of VW's double-clutch transmissions.

The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel works hard in a big vehicle like this, but generally the Amarok seems to cope pretty well. We'd approach an example with a huge tow-hitch as one to check carefully and make sure there's no damage underneath from having been used off-road (something the vehicle was actually very good at).

The Amarok was, however, caught up in VW's 'Dieselgate' scandal where the company attempted to 'cheat' in official fuel economy and emissions testing.

VW was forced to recall thousands of vehicles that included Australian-delivered Amaroks to install new software to keep the legislators happy.

Some owners are yet to comply so check with a VW dealer for the status of a particular Amarok.