Kia may be known for its SUVs, but its MPVs also have a strong reputation in towing circles. Introduced last year, the Kia Carens is the manufacturer’s latest seven-seater. The range starts from £17,095, but Practical Caravan’s expert reviewers tested the range-topping 1.7 CRDi 3 Sat-Nav costing £25,050. It promises plenty of kit, a practical cabin, impressive economy and a seven-year warranty.

A seven-seat MPV should offer plenty of space and flexible seating for your caravan holidays. The test team also looked for clever storage solutions and enough room for a family’s luggage. As a tow car, they checked whether the Carens could prove itself stable with enough power to pull any suitably matched caravan comfortably over long distances.