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Volkswagen Amarok dimensions (2011-on)

Considering its mighty exterior dimensions, it’s no surprise the VW Amarok has excellent load-carrying ability.

Volkswagen Amarok capacity & size

4.2 out of 5 4.2

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.

VW Amarok V6 load area

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
Wheelbase (mm) 3097
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.

Volkswagen Amarok payload, weight & towing

4.2 out of 5 4.2

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.

VW Amarok towing

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.

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