Space & practicality

Volkswagen Amarok review

Volkswagen Amarok front
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19 Oct 2016 10:00 | Last updated: 20 Sep 2018 09:46

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

Four-door ‘double cabs’ are by far the most popular pick-up body style in the UK. So, it's hardly surprising that VW offers the Amarok only in this form. Rivals, such as the Nissan Navara, are also offered in smaller two-door 'single cab' guise.

Front seat occupants will find plenty of room in all directions, but adults sat in the back of the Amarok will be left feeling rather cramped, with limited leg and knee room. Three adults will fit across the rear bench, and while shoulder room is a bit tight, there isn't noticeably more space in the back of a double cab Ford Ranger or Navara. There are plenty of handy cubbyholes dotted around the Amarok's interior, too.

The maximum payload the Amarok can take varies depending on spec, but is between 1068kg and 1154kg. Meanwhille, the maximum towing limit for a braked trailer is 3100kg (3000kg for manual models), which is actually less than its main rivals can manage. The load bay is 155cm long and 122cm wide at its narrowest point (between the wheelarches).

Volkswagen Amarok rear seats
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