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David Motton

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Tow Cars

Volvo XC90 B5 AWD R-Design 2020

2700 kg Max. Tow
354 lbf-ft Torque
£56,585

Both practical and luxurious, this spacious 4x4 makes a strong and stable all-weather tow car

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Subaru Forester 2020

1870 kg Max. Tow
145 lbf-ft Torque
£38,995

Subaru says the latest generation Forester is new from the ground up. But, how does the new hybrid Forester perform when towing, and is...

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Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

2200 kg Max. Tow
295 lbf-ft Torque
£39,255

Volkswagen has recently facelifted the Passat, and the rufty-tufty Alltrack has received the same updates. David Motton takes it for a drive

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Seat Tarraco 2020

2300 kg Max. Tow
295 lbf-ft Torque
£36,545

This large SUV certainly has the weight and pulling power required for a great tow car, but how will it fare in our rigorous...

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Mercedes-Benz G 350 d 2019

3500 kg Max. Tow
443 lbf-ft Torque
£94,580

In this tow car test of the Mercedes-Benz G350 d, we look at whether the Mercedes can justify its price.

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Škoda Scala 2020

1200 kg Max. Tow
148 lbf-ft Torque
£18,585

How does the small petrol engine of the Škoda Scala handle towing? We find out how well it performs in our full test.

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Ford Ranger 2020

3500 kg Max. Tow
369 lbf-ft Torque
£37,434

Can the Ranger make a workhorse in the week and a tow car at the weekend? We put it to the test.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2020

1500 kg Max. Tow
156 lbf-ft Torque
£42,020

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is still Britain's favourite plug-in hybrid vehicle. But how well does the PHEV cope with towing?

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Volvo V60 2019

2000 kg Max. Tow
295 lbf-ft Torque
£40,435

Does this halfway-house between an estate and an SUV make sense for caravanners?

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Dacia Duster 2020

1500 kg Max. Tow
192 lbf-ft Torque
£17,400

The subtle exterior changes underplay some extensive improvements to the latest Dacia Duster. But, does the new Duster maintain the old model's strengths?

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Citroën C5 Aircross 2020

1650 kg Max. Tow
295 lbf-ft Torque
£32,730

The C5 Aircross has Progressive Hydraulic Cushions, designed to improve ride comfort. Does it make the car too soft for controlled towing? We find...

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Volkswagen Arteon 2019

2000 kg Max. Tow
251 lbf-ft Torque
£34,745

We named the Arteon our overall winner at the Tow Car Awards 2019. The car we're testing here is almost identical to the winner...

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Seat Ateca 2019

1900 kg Max. Tow
236 lbf-ft Torque
£31,355

We tested the range-topping Ateca diesel at the Tow Car Awards in 2017, and were impressed by its performance. Now it's the turn of...

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BMW X5 2019

3500 kg Max. Tow
457 lbf-ft Torque
£61,020

Past versions of the X5 have made very able tow cars. Does this latest model live up to its predecessors by combining a sporty...

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Peugeot Rifter 2019

1500 kg Max. Tow
221 lbf-ft Torque
£24,810

Rifter, Peugeot's latest MPV, is based on a commercial van. That's no bad thing if space and practicality are your priorities. But how well...

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Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018

2000 kg Max. Tow
295 lbf-ft Torque
£50,665

We have towed with the Land Rover Discovery Sport before, but always one of the diesel models. Here we test a new petrol engine...

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Ford Focus Estate 2019

1700 kg Max. Tow
177 lbf-ft Torque
£26,750

Ford promises this fourth-generation Focus is still a real driver's car, but with more space and better technology. We put it to the test...

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Honda CR-V 2019

2000 kg Max. Tow
162 lbf-ft Torque
£27,855

Has ditching diesel compromised the Honda CR-V as a tow car? We find out in our comprehensive tow car test.

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Ford Tourneo Custom 2019

2050 kg Max. Tow
284 lbf-ft Torque
£39,748

This is the latest generation of Ford's Transit-based people carrier. But how well does it tow a caravan?

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Peugeot 508 2019

1800 kg Max. Tow
295 lbf-ft Torque
£36,439

The all-new Peugeot 508 is the French car maker's flagship saloon. But how well does this Peugeot tow?

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Volvo XC40 2019

2100 kg Max. Tow
295 lbf-ft Torque
£34,970

The Volvo XC40 is a very impressive tow car, with a strong engine and comfortable at speed. So says our Tow Car Editor of...

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Hyundai Santa Fe 2019

2000 kg Max. Tow
£43,295

Our tow car editor puts the brand new Hyundai Santa Fe, the manufacturer's flagship SUV, through its paces.

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