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David Motton

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Tow Cars

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?

Tow Cars

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.

Tow Cars

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?

Tow Cars

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?

Tow Cars

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...

Tow Cars

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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How will SsangYong's new Musso pick-up truck fare when it comes to towing caravans? David Motton puts it to the test to find out.

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Volkswagen Touareg 2019

3500 kg Max. Tow
£58,195

Our Tow Car Editor takes a look at the latest generation of the Volkswagen Touareg, the manufacturer's flagship SUV.

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Ford EcoSport

1100 kg Max. Tow
221 lbf-ft Torque
£23,950

This version of the EcoSport might be heavier and have more pulling power than any other, but is it a practical car for caravanning?

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Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer 2019

2200 kg Max. Tow
295 lbf-ft Torque
£27,815

Is this the best version of the Insignia for towing? David Motton finds out how well the Country Tourer stacks up against its rivals.

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Škoda Karoq 2018

2000 kg Max. Tow
251 lbf-ft Torque
£28,445

Škoda's Karoq is comfortable and keenly priced, but how does it fare as a tow car?

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Kia Stonic 2018

1110 kg Max. Tow
127 lbf-ft Torque
£17,000

It seems every other car launched these days is a crossover or an SUV. The Stonic is Kia’s latest, and size-wise it sits between...

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Volvo V90 2018

2400 kg Max. Tow
295 lbf-ft Torque
£42,520

The Volvo V90 Cross Country is more affordable than the Audi A6 or Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain. How will this estate fare against them,...

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