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VOLKSWAGEN Amarok 2011

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5 Star Driver ProtectionUCSR Logo

Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.

Protection for other road users rating:
1 Protection for Other Road Users Rating - Very Poor



Used Car Safety Report

The Volkswagen Amarok has been awarded a 5 star Driver Protection rating in the latest Used Car Safety Rating (UCSR) report. UCSR are reported annually by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. The UCSR report classifies cars according to where their rating lies in relation to a best performance benchmark. The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes.

Driver Protection Rating
Rating Result
5 Star Driver Protection Excellent
4 Star Driver Protection Good
3 Star Driver Protection Marginal
2 Star Driver Protection Poor
1 Star Driver Protection Very Poor

The Volkswagen Amarok also received a protection for other road users rating in the UCSR report. The protection for other road users rating indicates the level of protection that a vehicle provides for other unprotected road users (other car drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists) in the event of a crash.

Protection For Other Road Users Rating
Rating Result
Excellent
Good
Marginal
Poor
Very Poor

For further information on the UCSR please click here.

If you would like to view the new car safety rating produced by ANCAP please see the archived report below:



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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score32.99out of 37
Frontal Offset test13.99out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points1out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP

The tested model of Volkswagen Amarok was introduced in Australia and New Zealand during 2011. This 5-star rating applies to the dual cab four-wheel-drive (4WD) Amarok with head-protecting side airbags.

The Amarok scored 13.99 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious chest injury was marginal for the driver.

The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the optional pole test. This is the first dual-cab utility to receive a 5-star rating from ANCAP.

Important note: The diesel left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags are standard. Side airbags with chest and head protection are also standard except for the base model in New Zealand, where they are optional. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. An intelligent seat belt reminder is fitted to the driver seat.

Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 13.99 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.12 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.87 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved rearwards by 44mm and downwards 19mm. The steering wheel hub moved 56mm forward, 11mm downward and 3mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 15mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. There were no knee hazards. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The side impact test simulates a small car striking the driver's door of the vehicle under test. It is based on a regulation test but the regulation does not apply to vehicles with a high seat height like the Amarok. Experience shows that such vehicles can be expected to perform well in this test and the Amarok scored full marks.

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags. The vehicle earned the maximum two points in this test.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Whiplash Protection Test

The Amarok achieved a GOOD whiplash protection rating.

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Marginal

Pedestrian Summary

The bumper offered good protection to pedestrians' legs and scored full points but the front edge of the bonnet offered poor protection. The bonnet was predominantly good in those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head but was poor in most areas where a child's head might strike.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
7.9 L/100km 209 g/km 6 /10 5 /10 3-Star Overall Rating

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