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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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Top2017 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY17.5 V6 TDI 550 Sportline White 8 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 116056 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

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 vehicles available under cover at one convenient location, our best price first fixed-price philosophy equals better value for you and provides a simple no-haggle, no-hassle vehicle buying experience.

$47,984
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2016 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY16 TDI420 4Motion Perm Highline Silver 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 80581 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

German engineered upmarket dual cab, with the powerful 2.0 litre twin turbo diesel engine, eight speed Tiptronic auto, AWD traction, diff lock, sat nav, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, Bluetooth, side steps, custom blackout alloy rims, front and rear sensors, sports bar, soft tonneau cover, reverse camera plus more. 80000 kms with full service history. Ready for adventure.

$41,999
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
10/05/2021

Top2017 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY17 TDI420 4MOTION Perm Core White 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 118954 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

"CONVENIENTLY LOCATED 15 MINS SOUTH OF BRISBANE CBD! EASY CAR FINANCE AVAILABLE TO APPROVED APPLICANTS! AS PART OF THE LARGEST AUTOMOTIVE GROUP IN THE COUNTRY WE HAVE ACCESS TO THE VERY BEST VEHICLE FINANCE OPTIONS AND ONLY KEEP THE BEST OF OUR NEW CAR TRADE-INS! - ZERO DEPOSIT APPROVALS- FLEXIBLE TERMS FROM 1 - 7 YEARS- BEST IN MARKET RATES - LOW DOC / SELF EMPLOYED LOANS - COMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE - FAST APPROVALS All our vehicles undergo a strict 100 point inspection before being sele

$34,990Drive Away^
Mount Gravatt, QLD

Dealer used
10/05/2021

Top2018 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY19 TDI550 4MOTION Perm Sportline Beige 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 50800 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

*** V6 550 TURBO DIESEL 4X4 *** LOW KMS *** IMMEDIATE DELIVERY *** BOOKS *** WOW VERY TIDY INSIDE AND OUT AND DRIVES MINT $$$ OF EXTRAS OPTIONS JUST BEEN SERVICED AND SAFETY CHECKED BY OUR CERTIFIED TECH TEAM GREAT SERVICE HISTORY FROM NEW THIS CAR IS A PLEASURE TO DRIVE YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED ONCE VIEWED * TO WBAR * SPORTS BARS * DIFF LOCK * CRUISE CONTROL * APPLE CAR PLAY / ANDROID AUTO * REAR CAMERA THIS CAR IS LOVELY SO BE QUICK IF YOU WANT THE BEST ONE IN PERTH CALL TODA

$49,880
Melville, WA

Dealer used
10/05/2021

Top2016 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY16 TDI420 4MOTION Perm Core Grey 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 71245 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Well proven dual cab with the powerful 3.0 litre twin turbo diesel engine, eight speed Tiptronic auto, AWD traction, diff lock, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, Bluetooth, alloy wheels, roof racks, sports bar, soft tonneau cover plus more. 71000 kms with full service history. None nicer.

$41,999
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
10/05/2021

Top2016 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY16 TDI400 4MOT Core Plus Black 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 77500 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

What a rig this is. Has the well proven on and off road capability with the economical 2.0 litre diesel engine. Look at these options: Nudge Bar, Spotties, Alloys, Sports Bar, Side Steps, Tonneau Cover, Tow Bar and so much more. Standard features are : six speed floorshift, versatility of AWD, safety of six airbags, cruise and traction control, Bluetooth and so much more. and more. Comes with full VW service history and 2 keys makes this a must buy. Trade-ins are welcome and finance is availabl

$37,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

2015 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY15 TDI420 4MOTION Perm Canyon Grey 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 133000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

GOOD LOOKING CAR!!!!! UPPER SPEC AMAROK WITH LEATHER SEATS, SAT NAV, ROOF RACKS, SIDE STEPS, REVERSE CAMERA AND SO MUCH MORE!!!! OVER 250+ VEHICLES IN STOCK LOW MARGINS HIGH GO THE EXTRA MILE WHEN OTHERS DONT**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 will we save you $$$ but you will be in YOUR car SOONER! **INTERSTATE DELIVERY OPTI

$38,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
14 minutes ago

2013 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY12.5 TSI300 (4x2) White 6 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 157252 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

ONLY 160,000kms – Perfect for a Tradie – Ready to work – LESS THAN $110 a Week – ONE OWNER TEST DRIVE IS A MUST EASY FINANCE AVAILABLE & TRADE IN'S WELCOME @ RICHMOND VALLEY MOTORS> 55 March Street RICHMOND @ FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS @ INSPECTION REPORT Provided @ 3 YEARS WARRANTY AVAILABLE @ We have many more UTES to choose from

$21,990
Richmond, NSW

Dealer used
24 minutes ago

2016 Volkswagen Amarok Tdi420 Atacama (4x4) 8 Sp Automatic Dua...

$38,000
Warwick, WA

54 minutes ago

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

  • 59836 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

VOLKSWAGEN MAIN DEALER FOR ABSOLUTE PEACE OF MIND! This Low Kilometre Amarok is an absolute credit to its previous owner. Presenting Superbly inside and out with Full Leather Interior, Electric Adjustable Heated Seats, Touch Screen Infotainment System with App Connect, Dual Zone Climate Control, Reverse Camera and Sensors with 360 degree view, Front Park Assist, Lockable Tonneau Cover, 20 Alloys, Sat Nav, Paddle Gear Shift, Cruise Control and the list just goes on. This is just a beautiful c

$57,990
Rockingham, WA

Dealer used
54 minutes ago

2011 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY12 TDI400 4Mot Trendline White 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 289174 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Ready for work is VW's class leading 4x4 dual cab Ute. Powered by it's extremely reliable and powerful 2.0 litre 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine and 6 speed dual range manual transmission. As well as boating class leading tray space and towing capacity this versatile Ute also boasts ANCAP's maximum 5 star safety rating, 16" alloy wheels, ABS anti-lock brakes, front & side airbags, cruise control, electronic stability control, hill descent control, electronic differential lock, reverse park

$14,990
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
54 minutes ago

2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Tdi 550 Highline 8 Sp Automatic Dual...

  • 15000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Vw amrok v6 as new very tuff Ute heaps off extras don’t miss out

$57,000Negotiable
Belfield, NSW

58 minutes ago

2016 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY16 TDI420 4MOTION Perm Core Plus Black 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 53228 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

A powerful Dual Cab ute that also looks stylish that’s begging for it’s new owner to put its through it’s paces with its 4 Cylinder 2 litre diesel engine. Pushing 132kW/420Nm and backed as a twin turbo. The Amarok comes as a much more roomy option for those looking for comfort and space in their new utility. This Sleek beast comes with the included features…. • 2 Keys and good service history • Bluetooth Audio with 6 Speaker Aud

$38,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2017 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY17 TDI550 4MOTION Perm Highline Blue 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 69918 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

WITH FULL SERVICE HISTORY for your peace of mind that this Amarok will run healthy for many years to come.. 550TDI Highline specification.. Fitted with an ECB BULLBAR, side steps, a TOW BAR, APPLE CARPLAY and ANDROID AUTO, satellite NAVIGATION, front and rear parking sensors, reverse camera, Bluetooth, cruise control, USB and AUX audio jacks.. Enquire now for more information and BOOK YOUR TEST DRIVE TODAY.. Please enquire to find out location as we have multiple sites. We are a BRAND NEW MULTI

$44,490
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2017 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY18 V6 TDI 550 Highline White 8 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 17755 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

This LOW 17,000km, late 2017 model TDi550 Highline is AS NEW, finished in the right colour, heaps of power from the V6 Turbo Diesel, feature-packed, a pleasure to drive, fitted with Colour coded ARB bull bar ($3500), Tow bar, soft touneau cover, Sat nav, as new condition throughout and will impress!

$54,965
Jandakot, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2016 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY16 TDI340 4x2 Silver 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 49874 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

BRISBANE SOUTHSIDE LICENSED DEALER. 2017 PLATED .. 49000KLMS .. A late model low klm top quality ute , this ticks all the boxes . VW make a very reliable , durable safe vechile with fantastic resale value . This is a great ute loaded with optins including - DIESEL TURBO - 6 SPEED MANUAL - BLUE TOOTH - ELECTRICS - ALLOY WHEELS - TOW BAR - UTE LINER - LOG BOOKS A great ute that will work all day and night . YES - We Will Trade YES - All Vehicles Have Warranty - WE ARE AUSTRALIAN OWNE

$30,990Drive Away^
Slacks Creek, QLD

Dealer used
3 hours ago

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

  • 41359 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Great Condition ! Low Kms ! 2 Keys Documented Service History ! Update Model With Xenon Headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights ! Features Include Sat Nav , Reverse Camera , Front & Rear Sensors , Dual Zone Climate Control , Auto Lights Wipers Makes For Easy Buying From A VW Dealer ! Located in close proximity to Brisbane city, we are Brisbane's premier used vehicle specialists. Stocking only high quality pre-loved vehicles which have all been comprehensively checked by our trained technician

$44,990Drive Away^
Kedron, QLD

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2016 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY16 TDI420 Core Edition (4x4) Red 8 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 112422 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

IMMACULATE AMAROK!! 1000S SPENT!! Be quick this will not last long, drives and presents like new, a true credit to its previous owner!! Awesome 4x4, real head turner that really needs to be seen to be appreciated!! Enquire today on our unreal finance options available on this beast!!

$37,990
Jandakot, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

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

  • 51184 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

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

$48,990Drive Away^
Mitchell Park, VIC

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2019 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY20 TDI550 4MOTION Perm Sportline Blue 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 19288 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

2019 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY20 TDI550 4MOTION Perm Sportline Blue 8 Speed Automatic Utility

$62,888
Canning Vale, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2015 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY15 TDI420 4Motion Perm Highline Black 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 81375 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

ALL SETUP AND READY FOR ADVENTURE, THIS LOVELY AMAROK HIGHLINE IS READY FOR IT'S NEW HOME. FEATURING SIDE STEPS, SPORTS BARSM ROOF RACK WITH PLATFORM, LIGHT BAR, AWNING, LEATHER SEATS AND MORE! We are a premium pre-owned vehicle dealership located only 5 minutes from Perth CBD. All vehicles are 100 point safety inspected and quality is assured. We have access to the best finance packages available to the market and our extended warranty and aftercare options assure maximum cover and peace of mi

$37,490
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2019 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY19 TDI580 4MOTION Perm Ultimate Grey 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 40415 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

THE ONLY TDI580 ULTIMATE AVAILABLE IN SA SO DON?T MISS IT!! This particular example is a one owner with only 40,000 kilometres and a full VW service history along with a Roll N Lock Roller Shutter. Tucked beneath the tough styling is the breathtaking 3.0L V6 engine churning out an enormous 190kw and 580nm of torque, enough to complete the 0-100 sprint in 7.3 seconds!!! Loaded with tech including Heated Front Seats, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Front & Rear Sensors, 20 Inch Alloy Wheels, Rear Cam

$69,989
Hyde Park, SA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

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

  • 63376 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

***WE ARE THE MAJOR FORD AND VOLKSWAGEN DEALER ON THE SOUTH COAST AND HAVE BEEN SERVING THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER 40 YEARS. WE HAVE A MASSIVE SELECTION OF HAND PICKED VEHICLES AND SPECIALISE IN OUT OF AREA DELIVERY WITH DEDICATED DRIVERS READY TO BRING YOUR NEW VEHICLE TO YOUR DOOR! WE ARE LOCATED A CONVENIENT 2 HOUR DRIVE SOUTH OF SYDNEY ON THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH COAST. LET OUR TEAM MAKE YOUR NEXT NEW CAR PURCHASE AN EASY AND ENJOYABLE ONE!***

$49,990
Nowra, NSW

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2013 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY13 TDI400 4Mot White 6 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 230501 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

All our cars come with a full Main Franchise Dealer Roadworthy Certificate,12 month warranty as standard REVS check and we will also offer competitive finance rates, car insurance and even same day finance approvals TAP only. Located just 15 minutes south of the CBD

$17,990.01Drive Away^
Mount Gravatt, QLD

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2017 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY17 TDI420 4MOTION Perm Core Indium Grey 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 50074 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

We have been the commercial vehicle specialist since 1987. Stocking over 400 used commercial vehicles including 4x4s / 4WD’s, Dual Cab Utes, Extra cab and Single cabs, Vans, Buses, SUV, Service body/ Canopy work bodies, and ex-government, ex-fleet, and ex-private vehicles. We offer the best range and variety of commercial vehicles for all lifestyles, no matter what you do for a living. Some of the models we carry include: Toyota Hilux Auto and Manual, Hiace, V8 Landcruiser Cab chassis and

$39,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
4 hours ago

Volkswagen amarok 2016 tdi420 core plus

  • 60000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

60000kms darl blue amarok Fully serviced

$34,000Negotiable
Rangeville, QLD

4 hours ago

2016 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY16 TDI420 Highline CS (4x4) Grey 8 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 45075 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Now this one is a beauty to behold. The graphite exterior is amazingly well kept, with side steps, bonnet protector, and a 7-pin tow bar fitted, as well as a rear step fitted above it with inbuilt rear sensors, front sensors, a soft tonneau and a stylish sports bar giving style and utility all over. Then inside, we have a leather interior with heated seats in front, carpet flooring, and a monochromatic Light sensing reverse mirror, an easy to use audio system. Full service history, last service

$43,990
Singleton Heights, NSW

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2013 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY13 TDI420 Highline (4x4) White 8 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 95803 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Country dealership located in the Hunter Valley. Open 7 days a week. All used vehicles are safety inspected for your convenience. Trade ins welcome, all makes and models, please contact our friendly team for an appraisal today. Finance available to approved purchases.

$34,990
Singleton Heights, NSW

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2012 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY12.5 TDI420 (4x4) Champagne 8 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Utility

  • 204207 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This Volkswagon Amarok 4WD Turbo Diesel Dual Cab utility is a must see,Has been beautifully maintained and cared for throughout by its previous owner,Has excellent service history,Luxury features include,power windows,air-conditioning,cruise control,Traction Control,Powered by the very popular Turbo Diesel engine,coupled to the 8 speed Automatic transmission,Finished in unmarked Champayne duco,spotless cloth trim,steel bull bar,chrome sports bar,chrome running side steps,This Quality 4WD Dual c

$21,988
Gilles Plains, SA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2017 Volkswagen Amarok Tdi400 (4x4) 6 Sp Manual Utility

  • 47000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2017 VW Amarok TDI CORE Very clean car and always looked after also has a lot of extras. -Apple Car play -Low Ks (47,000) -Driving lights -Red arc pro Electric brakes -RSI smart canopy with keys -Iron man roof rack -Anderson plug in tub -Full complete service history -No finance owing A lot more extras Please message me on for more info

$38,000
Wyndham Vale, VIC

4 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.