What kind of car makes the best tow car? Can an MPV perform better than an SUV or large 4×4? We’ll find out in our Seat Alhambra review – read on!

Last year, Seat revised the Alhambra with lower running costs, more equipment and subtle cosmetic changes. It was a refresh rather than a full revision, but this was already a leading large MPV.

We’re testing the 2.0 TDI 184PS SE Lux DSG, which is near the top of the range. The engine promises to be strong enough to pull large family caravans. In addition, with this engine and spec, the Seat weighs almost as much as some large 4x4s.

The extra heft of the Alhambra’s sliding doors and their electric motors no doubt contribute to the 1845kg kerbweight.

We hope to find out what tow car strengths and weaknesses this car has. Is a big MPV inevitably second-best to large 4x4s for towing? And can any MPV be worth £35,000?