Considering its mighty exterior dimensions, it’s no surprise the VW Amarok has excellent load-carrying ability.
There is 2.52 square metres of load area behind the cab, which is enough space to slide in a standard-sized pallet, let alone a smaller Euro pallet.
The full VW Amarok load bed dimensions:
|Maximum load length (mm)||1555|
|Maximum load width (mm)||1620|
|Width between wheelarches (mm)||1222|
|Sidewall height (mm)||508|
|Loading height from ground (mm)||780|
The loading bay compares favourably to the class rivals, being slightly wider than the upmarket options from Mercedes and Ford. That said, the differences are marginal and measured in a few millimetres.
The sidewall height is one of the highest on offer, though, measuring taller than both those rivals.
VW Amarok exterior dimensions
|Exterior length (mm)||5254|
|Exterior height (mm)||1834|
|Exterior width, mirrors folded (mm)||1954|
|Exterior width with mirrors (mm)||2228|
|Front overhang (mm)||898|
|Rear overhang (mm)||1259|
There is only the one size and shape of Amarok available – this model is all about the lifestyle that goes with having a second row of seats that can take full-sized adults, so there isn’t a single cab or extended cab option.
Since the 2016 facelift, all Amaroks are now fitted with heavy duty springs and all now have a payload capacity of over 1,030kg. The previously-offered softer suspension models can only cope with 862kg.
There isn’t a wide range of payloads, but the model that offers the biggest carrying capacity is the 204hp eight-speed auto model in Trendline trim.
Towing capacity is limited to just 3.1 tonnes (3.0 tonnes for the V6 manual), a long way behind the 3.5-tonne capability of the strongest rivals.