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What tow car is the best? That’s what we set out to discover every year at our Tow Car Awards – don’t miss this week’s special Practical Caravan TV show

Practical Caravan’s David Motton is your host on this week’s TV show, as it’s our Tow Car Awards special!

Once more, we’re asking the question ‘what tow car is the best’ and pushing the contenders far harder than they would be on the road in pursuit of our answer. Don’t miss it!

This week’s broadcast schedule is as follows:

  • Monday 25 September at 8pm
  • Wednesday 27 September at 6pm
  • Thursday 28 September at 6pm
  • Saturday 30 September at 6pm
  • Sunday 1 October at 6pm.
      

Practical Caravan TV is on the Showcase TV channel, which you’ll find on Sky 212 and Freesat 161.

Or watch for free online, via our live stream.

Škoda Octavia Estate tow car test

The class-award winning Škoda Octavia Estate is the first car we are testing, to demonstrate what tow car talent it has.

Despite being not especially heavy, it proved to be very stable, even remaining in control of the caravan during our tough lane-change test.

The 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine performs well and provides more than sufficient punch to pull a sensibly matched caravan. See it for yourself in this week’s show!

What tow car is our best budget 4x4?

It’s the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross – and it’s the next car we’re testing in this week’s episode of Practical Caravan TV.

Powered by a refined petrol engine that gives the little 4x4 a good turn of speed, it is a decent performer, even if road noise is a touch too intrusive.

And then we have a our second Škoda! A double winner at our Tow Car Awards 2017, see what the Superb Hatch is made of.

Prepared to be wowed by the roomy, practical cabin, and by how comfortable and undramatic this tow car is, even when pushed.

A brace of Jags

After the break, we’ve more top tow cars for you, starting with the Jaguar XF. We’ve been towing with the award-winning 180PS 2.0-litre diesel variant, which has fantastic mid-range pull.

Assured and able, watch to see how well it performed throughout our rigorous test – and how practical it is.

Then then it’s another Jag – the F-Pace! Like the XF it is a fantastic tow car – well, it is a Tow Car Awards class winning model.

This 3.0-litre diesel has effortless pace even when towing and it is supremely stable, too.

What tow car’s our best MPV?

It’s the Ford S-Max – an award-winning MPV that proves practical can also be fun-to-drive.

And then it’s time for something that’s also practical, but in a very different way. At this year’s Tow Car Awards, we crowned the VW Amarok our inaugural Best Pick-Up.

Tune in this week to Practical Caravan TV and discover why we reckon it is a worthy winner – and to find out which car won our overall prize!

Our packed show is on Sky 212 and Freesat 161, or watch live online.

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