The Volkswagen Tiguan has been around for some time, but the 177PS diesel engine is new. Along with more top-end power than before, it has 280lb ft of mid-range torque; that should be more than enough to comfortably pull any suitably matched caravan. The engine promises good economy as well as strong performance, with an official combined economy figure of 50.4mpg. Read on to find out what tow car ability the VW Tiguan has and if it could be the ideal companion for your caravan holidays.

Stable towing is a must, and we know from past experience that’s what we should expect from the Tiguan. We also want to see whether the engine lives up to its promise. Many rival SUVs are roomier but cost a similar price, so is the Tiguan practical enough?