Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Volkswagen Amarok 2010

2.0 Diesel , 4 door pick-up

Test Date: Nov 2010

Volkswagen Amarok crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Adult Occupant 86%
Child Occupant 64%
Pedestrian 47%
Safety Assist 57%

Compare with other cars in the Pick-up category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable during the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs for the front seat occupants. Volkswagen were able to demonstrate that the car would offer similar protection to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. Maximum points were scored in the side barrier test. In the more severe side pole impact, high compression of the test dummy's ribs indicated weak protection of the driver's chest. The car was also penalised for transferring forces into the dummy in a way which could not be done with a human body, resulting in no points being awarded for chest protection. Protection of the neck in a rear impact was rated as marginal.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be deactivated to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver about the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. The label warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing restraint in the passenger seat without first disabling the airbag was unclear and poorly positioned.


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.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment on all variants and there is a seatbelt reminder for the driver's seat.

Applies to all applies Amaroks of the specification tested