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Volkswagen Amarok 2018

The 2018 Volkswagen Amarok range of configurations is currently priced from $29,888. Our most recent review of the 2019 Volkswagen Amarok resulted in a score of 8.3 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing Journalist Mark Oastler had this to say at the time: If you want big V6 grunt without the big price tag of higher-grade models, the Amarok Core V6 is fit-for-purpose and ticks most boxes, apart from its cramped rear seating and increasingly dated safety ratings. It’s not only powerful and engaging to drive but heavy load-hauling ability is one of its greatest strengths. So even if you’ve never considered owning a ute with a German badge, this one is at least worth a decent test drive – because one drive just might change your mind.

You can read the full review here.

The 2018 Volkswagen Amarok carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Volkswagen Amarok Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Amarok here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Volkswagen Amarok 2014: Do Amarok's age well?

    You haven’t given me a lot to go on here, Matt. Is the vehicle a dual-cab, single-cab or cab-chassis? Is it two or four-wheel-drive? What trim level are we talking? Anyway, I’ll take an educated guess (based on the price) and suggest it’s a dual-cab all-wheel-drive. At which point, the price being asked seems about right for a vehicle with those kilometres. It does, however, sound like the licensed-dealer price, not a private-seller price. But again, I’m stabbing in the dark here.

    Because some Volkswagen products from this era have a reliability cloud over them, the distance travelled is a big determinant of the asking price. More so than the year of manufacture, in fact.

    Things to watch out for are gearbox problems and electronic glitches but, since the Amarok is an off-roader (and a pretty good one) you also need to learn how it’s been used by the previous owner. A heavily modified Amarok or one with a lift-kit, mud tyres and a dirty big winch bolted to the front of it is probably one to avoid when there are clean, never-been-off-road examples about for similar money.

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  • Volkswagen Amarok 2014: Do Amarok's age well?

    You haven’t given me a lot to go on here, Matt. Is the vehicle a dual-cab, single-cab or cab-chassis? Is it two or four-wheel-drive? What trim level are we talking? Anyway, I’ll take an educated guess (based on the price) and suggest it’s a dual-cab all-wheel-drive. At which point, the price being asked seems about right for a vehicle with those kilometres. It does, however, sound like the licensed-dealer price, not a private-seller price. But again, I’m stabbing in the dark here.

    Because some Volkswagen products from this era have a reliability cloud over them, the distance travelled is a big determinant of the asking price. More so than the year of manufacture, in fact.

    Things to watch out for are gearbox problems and electronic glitches but, since the Amarok is an off-roader (and a pretty good one) you also need to learn how it’s been used by the previous owner. A heavily modified Amarok or one with a lift-kit, mud tyres and a dirty big winch bolted to the front of it is probably one to avoid when there are clean, never-been-off-road examples about for similar money.

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  • What do you recommend for towing a horse trailer and large draft-horse?

    None of the vehicles you’ve listed are exactly low-maintenance units. They all have complex all-wheel-drive drivelines (which will be appreciated when towing a heavy trailer across a wet showground) and they use the latest common-rail diesel technology which is fairly intolerant of poor servicing.

    As for a power tailgate on a ute, I’m afraid you’re out of luck. But some of the wagon versions of these vehicles can be optioned with powered tailgates. The catch there is that these vehicles use coil sprung rear axles (as opposed to the leaf-sprung ute versions) so they’re not as adept at towing. The Toyota Fortuner, for instance can’t match the HiLux’s 3.5-tonne limit and makes do with 2800kg; not enough for your requirements. The Ford Everest (based on the Ranger) is a little better at 3000kg, but still trails the Ranger’s 3500kg towing capacity and is right on your self-imposed minimum.

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  • Volkswagen Amarok 2019: Which model is best for highway driving?

    It depends what your priorities are, but I’d be going for the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 version; it has good performance, decent fuel consumption, is well equipped, and comfortable on road.

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Volkswagen Amarok 2018 Towing capacity

The Volkswagen Amarok’s towing capacity ranges from 3000kg to 3500kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Volkswagen Amarok Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
TDI420 (4X2) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 3000kg
TDI400 Core Edition (4X4) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 3000kg
TDI420 Core Edition (4X4) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 3000kg
TDI400 Core Plus (4X4) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 3000kg
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Volkswagen Amarok 2018 Price and Specs

The Volkswagen Amarok 2018 is currently available from $29,888 for the Amarok TDI420 Core Edition (4x4) up to $69,480 for the Amarok V6 TDI 580 Ultimate.

Pricing guides

$48,990
Based on 215 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$29,888
Highest Price
$69,480
Volkswagen Amarok Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
TDI400 Core Plus (4x4) Ute 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $33,999 $35,950
TDI420 Core Edition (4x4) Ute 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $29,888 $37,883
TDI420 Core Plus (4x4) Ute 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $34,990 $39,000
V6 TDI 550 Core Ute 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $37,890 $48,650
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Volkswagen Amarok 2018 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2018 Volkswagen Amarok are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1954mm x 1834mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Volkswagen Amarok 2018 Dimensions  include 1834mm height, 1944mm width, 5254mm length.
Volkswagen Amarok Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
TDI420 (4X2) Ute 1820x1944x5181 mm 230 mm
TDI400 Core Edition (4X4) Ute 1834x1944x5254 mm 230 mm
TDI420 Core Edition (4X4) Ute 1834x1944x5254 mm 230 mm
TDI400 Core Plus (4X4) Ute 1834x1944x5254 mm 230 mm
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Volkswagen Amarok 2018 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2018 Volkswagen Amarok will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Volkswagen Amarok vary from 16x6.5 inches to 20x8 inches.

Volkswagen Amarok Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
TDI420 (4X2) Ute 205 R16 16x6.5 inches 205 R16 16x6.5 inches
TDI400 Core Edition (4X4) Ute 245x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 245x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
TDI420 Core Edition (4X4) Ute 245x70 R16 16x6.5 inches 245x70 R16 16x6.5 inches
TDI400 Core Plus (4X4) Ute 245x65 R17 17x7 inches 245x65 R17 17x7 inches
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Volkswagen Amarok 2018 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2018 Volkswagen Amarok is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Volkswagen Amarok currently offers fuel consumption from 7.8 to 9L/100km. The Volkswagen Amarok is available with the following fuel type: Diesel.

Volkswagen Amarok Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
TDI400 Core Edition (4X4) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 7.9L/100km
TDI400 Core Plus (4X4) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 7.9L/100km
TDI420 (4X2) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 8.2L/100km
TDI420 Core Edition (4X4) Ute 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 8.3L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Volkswagen Amarok 2018 Pricing and Specs