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David Motton

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Tow Cars

Toyota Hilux 2021

3500 kg Max. Tow
369 lbf-ft Torque
£30,803

Toyota has updated its Hilux pick-up with a choice of diesel engines, more equipment and revised suspension. But what's it like at towing?

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VW Tiguan 2021

2500 kg Max. Tow
266 lbf-ft Torque
£36,860

Comfortable and quiet, the VW Tiguan handles well and makes a reliable tow car in all conditions

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MG HS 2021

1750 kg Max. Tow
184 lbf-ft Torque
£24,040

The MG's budget price and excellent spec could make it a tempting choice for many caravanners

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Find out more about the BMW X7 and how it fares as a hefty tow car for towing a caravan. We test the 40i...

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Audi Q3 2021

2100 kg Max. Tow
236 lbf-ft Torque
£37,140

Roomy and stable, the new Q3 has promise as a tow car, so long as fuel economy is not a priority

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The Puma revives a popular name from Ford's past. This time around, it's a small crossover, so how well does it tow?

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Find out more about the Volvo XC40 T5 Recharge Inscription Pro as a tow car for touring caravans in our quicktest review

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The second generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLA is now in showrooms - and here, as Practical Caravan's Towcar Editor previews the new model

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Ford's Kuga is one of the most popular tow cars on the market today. We preview the third generation model

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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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