Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
As is usually the case with Volkswagens, you have to be prepared to pay a bit extra for the badge. For example, even the cheapest version of the Amarok doesn't cost much less than the range-topping versions of many rivals, including the Mitsubishi L200 and Nissan Navara.
However, because pickups count as light commercial vehicles (LCVs), your monthly company car tax payments will be exactly the same whichever one you choose, irrespective of list price and CO2 emissions – and significantly lower than it would be for most mainstream family cars.