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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 TDI420 4MOTION Perm Core Black/Grey 8 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 260984 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

New arrival! Viewing by appointment only. Enquire now and we’ll keep you updated. Enquire now for pre-purchase finance approval, no application refused. Trade-ins welcome.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. Whether you are looking for a Turbo Diesel 4x4 Ute, Hybrid passenger car,

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Top2019 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY19 TDI420 4MOTION Perm Core Deep Black Pearl Effect 8 Speed Automatic

  • 66764 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

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$45,990
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Top2012 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY12 TSI300 (4x2) White 6 Speed Manual Dual Cab Utility

  • 105447 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

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$21,187
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Top2013 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY13 TDI400 4Mot Trendline Grey 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 135543 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Looking for an manual ute offering great value and beautifully presented? This Amarok looks stunning and comes with great comfort and safety features. Buy with confidence from Australias leading dealer, home of the Best Car Price Guarantee. Whether you are looking for a Turbo Diesel 4x4 Ute, Hybrid passenger car, V8 Ute, Automatic Hatchback, Euro Luxury with a sunroof, or even your next auto van, and anything in between, we have it all. At easyauto123 - Australia's fastest-growing branded us

$27,589
Edgewater, WA

Dealer used
29/11/2021

Top2011 Volkswagen Amarok 2H TDI400 4Mot Trendline Silver 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 142871 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

New arrival! Currently undergoing our extensive 100 point safety checks. Enquire now and we'll keep you updated. Photos to follow. Call now to arrange your pre-purchase finance approval. Trade-ins welcome. Viewing by appointment to ensure vehicle is available.Looking for a diesel UTE offering great value and beautifully presented? This Amarok Trendline looks stunning and comes with great comfort and safety features. Buy with confidence from Australias leading dealer, home of the Best Car Price

$26,887
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Top2014 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY14 TDI400 4Mot Highline Grey 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 100571 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Very Well presented Amarok with all the gear! Get in quick this will not hang around.. Comes Packed with features including Bull Bar, Snorkel, 17" Alloys with TOYO Open Country A/T's, Sports bar, Hard lid, Tub Liner, Dual zone climate control, Multifunction steering wheel, Touchscreen media centre and Plenty more!!! Come in now for a hassle free test drive from our friendly staff! We carry out a Full 130 point mechanical inspection and safety check, we also complete a service! Looking t

$35,999
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
7 hours ago

2014 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY14 TDI400 4Mot Highline Grey 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 100571 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Very Well presented Amarok with all the gear! Get in quick this will not hang around.. Comes Packed with features including Bull Bar, Snorkel, 17" Alloys with TOYO Open Country A/T's, Sports bar, Hard lid, Tub Liner, Dual zone climate control, Multifunction steering wheel, Touchscreen media centre and Plenty more!!! Come in now for a hassle free test drive from our friendly staff! We carry out a Full 130 point mechanical inspection and safety check, we also complete a service! Looking t

$35,999
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
7 hours ago

2012 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY12 TSI300 (4x2) White 6 Speed Manual Dual Cab Utility

  • 105447 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Looking for a work-horse UTE offering great value and beautifully presented? This Amarok looks stunning and comes with great comfort and safety features. Buy with confidence from Australias leading dealer, home of the Best Car Price Guarantee. Whether you are looking for a Turbo Diesel 4x4 Ute, Hybrid passenger car, V8 Ute, Automatic Hatchback, Euro Luxury with a sunroof, or even your next auto van, and anything in between, we have it all. At easyauto123 - Australia's fastest-growing branded

$21,187
Canning Vale, WA

Dealer used
02/12/2021

2019 Volkswagen Amarok 2H MY19 TDI420 4MOTION Perm Core Deep Black Pearl Effect 8 Speed Automatic

  • 66764 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

WELL PRESENTED Amarok comes Just serviced by our highly trained VW Techs! Packed with Features including Tow Bar, Soft Tonneau Cover, Multifunction steering wheel, Auto Headlights, Touchscreen media control centre, Led daytime running lamps, Front and Rear sensors with a Reverse camera and Plenty more... Get in now this will not last!! Come in now for a hassle free test drive from our friendly staff! We carry out a Full 130 point mechanical inspection and safety check, we also complete a serv

$45,990
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
02/12/2021

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

  • 142871 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

New arrival! Currently undergoing our extensive 100 point safety checks. Enquire now and we'll keep you updated. Photos to follow. Call now to arrange your pre-purchase finance approval. Trade-ins welcome. Viewing by appointment to ensure vehicle is available.Looking for a diesel UTE offering great value and beautifully presented? This Amarok Trendline looks stunning and comes with great comfort and safety features. Buy with confidence from Australias leading dealer, home of the Best Car Price

$26,887
Canning Vale, WA

Dealer used
02/12/2021

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

  • 135543 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Looking for an manual ute offering great value and beautifully presented? This Amarok looks stunning and comes with great comfort and safety features. Buy with confidence from Australias leading dealer, home of the Best Car Price Guarantee. Whether you are looking for a Turbo Diesel 4x4 Ute, Hybrid passenger car, V8 Ute, Automatic Hatchback, Euro Luxury with a sunroof, or even your next auto van, and anything in between, we have it all. At easyauto123 - Australia's fastest-growing branded us

$27,589
Edgewater, WA

Dealer used
29/11/2021

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

  • 260984 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

New arrival! Viewing by appointment only. Enquire now and we’ll keep you updated. Enquire now for pre-purchase finance approval, no application refused. Trade-ins welcome.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. Whether you are looking for a Turbo Diesel 4x4 Ute, Hybrid passenger car,

$28,803Drive Away^
Brooklyn, VIC

Dealer used
25/11/2021

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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.