Performance & drive
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
The Amarok is designed to carry huge payloads (more than a tonne) over rough and muddy terrain, and it fulfils that brief very well indeed. But you might be more surprised to hear that, while it doesn't match the driving manners of most conventional SUVs, it's deeply impressive on the road compared to its pickup rivals.
Naturally, its sheer size and weight means there’s body roll even in gentle corners, but less than you get in almost all of its competitors. The steering is also relatively accurate and nicely weighted; the only truck that’s better in the bends is the Ford Ranger. Admittedly, other vehicles in this class have set the bar quite low for comfort, but the Amarok deals with bumps better than any other pickup, and is especially smooth at higher speeds.