These are the best new cars for towing a caravan
Thinking of using a car for towing this summer? These cars are the best ones for the job.
As lockdown measures continue to ease and people are allowed to travel further afield, it’s likely that more drivers will be looking to tow. Be that a caravan, boat or trailer – or anything else in between – having the right car for the job is essential when it comes to towing.
So we’ve been through the latest models to see which cars are the very best for towing. Let’s dive in and take a look.
Volvo XC40 D4
Volvo’s stylish XC40 won the Towcar of the Year award for 2020, so it’s only fitting that it kicks this list off. Capable of towing up to 2,100kg of braked trailer, the XC40 is just as practical as it is good looking. An optional retractable towbar means you don’t need to disturb the car’s clean lines when you’re not hauling, while the interior’s solid fit and finish should mean it’s up to the task for any adventure.
It isn’t overly large, either, which means that when not towing it’s relatively easy to park and position.
The Volkswagen Touareg is a big, luxurious, high-riding SUV which is capable of wolfing up hundreds of miles without a moment’s hesitation. It also – handily enough for this list – is excellent at towing.
It’s able to tow up to 3,500kg of braked trailer, and a silky-smooth turbocharged six-cylinder diesel engine makes it a refined way of getting about.
If you’re looking to tow then an electric vehicle might not immediately spring to mind. However, Jaguar’s I-Pace was designed to be capable of towing from the off, putting it in line with the firm’s go-anywhere mentality.
As a result, it’ll tow a caravan of up to 750kg. We’ll admit that it’s certainly on the lighter end of the scale, but it’s still admirable from an EV.
The Kodiaq is an excellent, well-valued choice in the seven-seater segment. Not only is it immensely practical but it’s also well priced, packing plenty of on-board technology and a vast suite of standard equipment.
Plus, a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine helps the Kodiaq to deliver a braked towing capacity of 2,000kg. Despite this load-lugging ability, the Kodiaq CO2 emissions are impressively low – just 151g/km.
Land Rover Discovery
The Land Rover Discovery is a mammoth of the road, providing a luxurious, high-end driving experience for all on board. It’s also packed with off-road technology and a variety of features which help it to keep going even when things get tough.
It’s also impressive when it comes to towing, thanks to a braked trailer rating of up to 3,500kg – which means it’s got more than enough pulling power for most occasions