Ford Ranger Vs Volkswagen Amarok

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Here's our first Volkswagen Amarok Vs the all new Ford Ranger comparison review. we are in the process of writing up a VW Amarok drive report as our opinion varies from most of the published review to date!

It has only been 6 months since the all new VW Amarok was released and it is amazing how quickly the market can change. At first we thought the Amarok was going to beat the Hilux and Navara  easily but that was not the case. Then after seeing the Ford Ranger things have changed again.

The Amarok quickly dated both inside and out and while reported a good commercial we were not impressed as you can see in our prior reviews. Then we saw the Ford Ranger and was immediately taken by it's up to date design specifications and packaging. The interior and exterior are a great combination in isolation or when compared to the competition. See below for more details.


Ford Ranger 
VS
Volkswagen Amarok 

Sit inside the Ranger and you instantly think that this is a proper car that is practical and modern. There are great touches like in dial LED temperature settings, a separate information screen and larger glove box and centre. Little thing like a properly located door grips and adult sized buttons and dials help. When paired with a mobile phone the convenient keypad will also win many trades people with dirty hands. It's not perfect in terms of storage like missing a place for the mobile phone. Cup holders are for cups and drink bottles

The Amarok has glaring interior design flaws, like pointless dash top uncovered tray, carpeted door sleeves, impractical and tiny glove box and just one gap in the centre dash for storage. The large covered centre arm rest storage is useful though but not any different to the competitors. The Amarok interior is also very plain to look at but has nice quality touches.

In terms of engines and technology the Ranger and Amarok are equals. The Ranger has the novelty of the 5 cylinder engine whilst the Amarok produces more power for less capacity. However despite the power neither can be described as road racers. The Ranger's more economical engines at least on paper also produce slight less power than the Amarok (or Hilux for that matter) for the similar specifications. Sure it trails the top range Nissan Navara but that would be difficult to beat for 2011 at least. So far we are impressed with the new Ford Ranger can't wait for a drive can't believe that a Ford beats the best from Germany.

In the real world is where it all counts and great specifications does not mean it will be a good drive and unfortunately VW's reliability problems on the popular internet isn't a selling point.

 


Last known pricing (RRP)

NOT including on roads, discounts etc...
AUGUST 2010

Ford Ranger
2011 FROM $42,390 AUD

VW Amarok
2011 FROM $43,990 AUD

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Ford Ranger Volkswagen Amarok (4x4 MY2011)


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Engines  
Duratorq IL5 (P5AT)
5 Cylinder Diesel
Turbo-charged - Intercooler
Direct Injection - Common Rail
3.2-liter (3198)
Claimed 147Kw @ 3000 RPM
Claimed 470Nm @ 1500 RPM

Duratorq IL4 (P4AT)
4 Cylinder Diesel
Turbo-charged - Intercooler
Direct Injection - Common Rail
2.2-liter (2198cc)
Claimed 110Kw @ 3750 RPM
Claimed 375Nm @ 1500 RPM

Duratec IL4 (DPAT)
4 Cylinder Petrol
DOHC EFI
2.5-liter Petrol (2489)
Claimed 122Kw @ 6000 RPM
Claimed 226Nm @ 4500 RPM
 

TSI300
2 Litre (1968cc) Petrol
DOHC 16 Valve with EFI
Turbo charged with intercooler
Claimed 118Kw @ 3800 RPM
Claimed 300Nm @ 1600 RPM

CDBA TDI340
IL4 Diesel
DOHC 16 Valve with EFI
Direct Injection - Common Rail
Turbo charged with intercooler
2 Litre (1968cc)
Claimed 90Kw @ 3750 RPM
Claimed 340Nm @ 1750 RPM
Note The Amarok uses a 2 litre engine and high pressure turbo!

DDCA TDI400
IL4 Diesel
DOHC 16 Valve with EFI
Direct Injection - Common Rail
Turbo charged with intercooler
2 Litre (1968cc)
Claimed 120Kw @ 4000 RPM
Claimed 400Nm @ 1500-2000 RPM
Note The Amarok uses a 2 litre engine and high pressure turbo!

DDCA TDI420 (TBA)
2 Litre (1968cc) Diesel
DOHC 16 Valve with EFI
Direct Injection - Common Rail
Turbo charged with intercooler
Claimed 132Kw @ 4000 RPM
Claimed 420Nm @ 1500 RPM

Weight  
1795 - 2195Kg
Towing capacity up to 3350kg
Up to 2110 Kg
Towing capacity up to 2800kg
Fuel capacity & consumption  
Up to 80 litres
2.5 Petrol 10.4 lts per 100km
2.2 Diesel 8.1 lts per 100km
3.2 Diesel 8.9 lts per 100km
Up to 80 litres
IL4 TDI400 Diesel 7.9 lts per 100km
IL4 TDI340 Diesel 7.4 lts per 100km
Other specifications  
6 Speed auto or 6 speed manual
Overall height/width 1815/1850
Overall length/Wheelbase 5255/3220
Tray Lxxxxmm x Wxxxxm x Dxxxxmm
Total payload capability 1000kg (Approx)
NCAP safety rating 5/5
6 speed manual or 8 speed Auto
Overall height/Overall width 1835/1954
Overall length/Wheelbase 5254/3095
Tray L1555 x W1222-1620 x D508 mm
Total payload capability 1000kg?? (Approx)
NCAP safety rating ?/5
Capability  
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 30
Departure 23-26
Breakover N/A
Minimum ground clearance 292mm
Water Fording depth 700mm Max
Part-time 4x4
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 28
Departure 23
Breakover N/A
Minimum ground clearance 429mm
Water Fording depth 500mm Max
All Wheel Drive or 2WD
Performance Performance

Performance figures

0-100kph 11.1secs (diesel)

Pricing  
2011 FROM $42,390 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing and specials accessories etc...
 
2011 FROM $43,990-58,990 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing and specials accessories etc...


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