The Practical Caravan Awards 2023 are rapidly approaching, with winners being revealed from 26th September. We’ve already announced our accessories categories, and today, we’re also sharing our tow car categories, held in association with Compass.

Having the right tow car is crucial, ensuring you and your tourer will safely arrive at the campsite. Stability, efficiency and reliability are just some of the features we look out for when drawing up our shortlists and picking our winners.

Our expert judging panel are well placed to be selecting the winning vehicles; with decades of experience between us, we know exactly what separates a good tow car from one of the best.

Our tow car categories at the Practical Caravan Awards 2023 are:

Below, we’re listing the tow car categories at this year’s Awards; you can also click through to see our 2022 winners and the vehicles that were shortlisted, which all still make great buys.

Best caravan tow car under 1600kg

Shortlisted for the category this year are:

  • Dacia Duster BluedCi 115 4×4 Journey
  • Ford Focus Estate 1.5 EcoBlue 120PS ST-Line
  • Seat Ateca 1.5 TSI Evo 150PS SE DSG
  • Volkswagen Golf 8 2.0 TDI Style
  • Nissan Qashqai 1.3 DiG-T Tekna+ Xtronic
  • Skoda Octavia Estate 2.0 TDI 150PS SE L

Best caravan tow car under 2000kg

Shortlisted for the category this year are:

  • Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake 1.4 TSI eHybrid R-Line DSG
  • Kia Sportage 1.6 HEV GT-Line S AWD Auto
  • Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi Edition
  • Skoda Karoq 2.0 TDI Evo 150PS SE L 4×4 DSG
  • Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid Premium 4WD Auto
  • Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Sport
  • Ford Kuga 2.5 FHEV 190PS ST-Line X Edition

Best caravan tow car over 2000kg

We’ll be announcing this shortlist shortly…

The Awards will be beginning on 26th September. In the meantime, why not take a look at our caravan towing tips, where we share our advice to help you stay safe on the road.

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