Forbidden Fruit Duo: VW Amarok Vs Toyota Hilux

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Two great pickup trucks that are off-limits in the US.

There are many cars are not sold in the US that we really want. Two of them happen to be the Volkswagen Amarok and the Toyota Hilux. Wait? What?! VW builds a truck (and a damn fine one at that)?! Yep, and the Amarok has been a surprise success for VW since 2010. It may be one of the best kept secrets in its entire global lineup. And then there's the Toyota Hilux. Since the 1960s, it's rightly earned its reputation as one of the most reliable and toughest small to mid-size pickup trucks on the planet.

The Hilux is even a favorite amongst rebel armies and various other guerilla groups. But sadly, like the Amarok, it's off limits in North America. The Tacoma is the closest thing to it. And now the crew at XCAR has pitted these two pieces of forbidden US fruit against one another.

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