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2018 Volkswagen Amarok
EXPERT RATING
8.3
/ 10
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2018 Volkswagen Amarok Pricing and Specs

Price Guide
$51,990*

The Volkswagen Amarok 2018 prices range from $33,990 for the basic trim level Ute Amarok TDI420 Core Edition (4x4) to $73,990 for the top of the range Ute Amarok V6 TDI 580 Ultimate.

The Volkswagen Amarok 2018 is available in Diesel. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the Ute 2.0L 8 SP Automatic to the Ute 3.0L 8 SP Automatic.

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Volkswagen Amarok Models SPECS PRICE
TDI400 Core Edition (4x4) 2.0LDiesel6 speed manual $30,800 – 40,370
TDI400 Core Plus (4x4) 2.0LDiesel6 speed manual $30,300 – 39,710
TDI420 (4X2) 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $26,600 – 35,310
TDI420 (4X2) 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $27,600 – 36,630
TDI420 Core Edition (4x4) 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $27,700 – 36,740
TDI420 Core Edition (4x4) 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $31,000 – 40,590
TDI420 Core Plus (4x4) 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $32,600 – 42,680
V6 TDI 550 Core 3.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $33,200 – 43,450
V6 TDI 550 Dark Label 3.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $40,700 – 52,030
V6 TDI 550 Highline 3.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $36,500 – 47,190
V6 TDI 550 Sportline 3.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $33,300 – 43,670
V6 TDI 550 Ultimate 3.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $44,800 – 56,650
V6 TDI 580 Highline Edition 3.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $43,800 – 55,440
V6 TDI 580 Ultimate 3.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $50,800 – 64,240

Volkswagen Amarok 2018 FAQs

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

  • How long should a rear universal joint last on a 2015 Volkswagen Amarok?

    You’ll often find a bit of lash (movement) in the driveline of a car, and it’s hard to tell from where it’s originating. What feels like a bit of play in the universal joint can actually be lash in the differential. Ideally, there should be no discernible play in the joint itself.

    If in doubt, have it checked out by a professional who will also look for signs of the universal joint deteriorating and give the whole driveline a once-over. It’s not a huge job, and shouldn’t cost too much, but it’s a vital piece of the driveline and a safety issue so don’t neglect it if you think there’s some wear starting to show.

    The lifespan of a universal joint is usually directly related to how the vehicle gets used. If you go off-road and really stretch the driveline in terms of axle articulation, or you tow a big load or regularly launch a boat and dunk the rear of your vehicle into salt water, then the lifespan of components like universal joints will be drastically shortened.

     

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  • Is the 2007 Nissan Navara a good choice?

    For a few years from 2005, Nissan sold two types of Navaras in Australia - the all-new big D40 series and the old D22 that dated back from the latter 1990s. 

    If you want an inexpensive, compact and hard-wearing truck that's reliable but not very refined nor comfortable, the old D22 is it. Its 3.0L turbo-diesel has proven strong and reliable in this application and the Nissan has a reputation for being as tough as nails.

    The larger and newer D40, meanwhile, is the much better choice if space, safety and refinement are priorities, and remained a class-leading proposition right up until the current-generation Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 and Volkswagen Amarok all moved the pick-up truck game on in 2011. The Spanish-built ST-X is the choice grade, especially in turbo-diesel and 4x4 guise.

    The Navara is considered a reliable and dependable truck, but many are also workhorses that lead tough lives and are often neglected or mistreated. If you're after one, please consider having it checked out first by an experienced mechanic.

    Known issues include fuel-injection failure, roof rust, premature clutch wear in manual  models, electronics issues, turbo-charger failures and sagging rear springs.

    Such problems can apply to any similar truck, so don't be too put off by the D40 Navara. It's a firm used-truck favourite for good reason.

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  • Is the Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max or VW Amarok best for towing a 2.8 tonne caravan?

    Every all-new MY21 Isuzu D-Max and select current versions of the Amarok and Ranger offer a 3500kg towing capacity maximum - namely all Amarok V6 autos and all Rangers EXCEPT the 4x2 XL Single Cab Chassis Low-Rider 2.2 Diesel at the bottom of the Ford range, and the 4x4 Raptor Double Cab Pick-Up 2.0L Diesel at the very top (they're both 2500kg).

    Least torquey is the D-Max at 450Nm, followed by the Ranger (2.2L 4-cyl: 385Nm, 3.2L 5-cyl: 470Nm and 2.0L twin-turbo 4-cyl: 500Nm) and Amarok (550Nm to 580Nm), meaning the Amarok will probably be the least challenged towing a 2.8-tonne caravan. But all three should suffice.

    Please note, however, that Gross Combined Mass (GCM) tallies means that there are other weight factors that need to be considered before safely towing a 2.8-tonne caravan, even with a 3500kg ute. These include things like the ute's payload, heavy bull bars, sports bars and side steps, canopies and even the number of people travelling inside. And of course, a fully-equipped and laden caravan can easily exceed the stated tare mass.

    We hope this helps.   

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