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  • Britain's best tow car decided
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The Tow Car Awards is Britain’s toughest test of towing ability. Started in 2008, the testing programme is the UK’s biggest and best assessment of a car’s ability to tow a trailer.

All the latest eligible cars are put through their paces at the MIRA Proving Ground in Warwickshire. Cars are assessed by What Car? and Practical Caravan magazine road testers but that is only part of the testing.

Performance, ride quality, braking and hill start capabilities are all recorded, using a combination of tester feedback and empirical data from the Al-Ko ATC trailer stability system. Judges from the Camping and Caravanning Club assess vehicle practicality, the tow bar installation and spare wheel provision.

Only truly exceptional all-rounders can compete for the Tow Car Awards crown.

By Nigel Donnelly

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