Best cars for towing 2019
Whether you're planning to tow a light trailer, a giant twin-axle caravan, or something in between, these are the models you should be considering...
Tow Car of the Year 2018
BMW 5 Series Touring 520d xDrive M Sport
This is the first time BMW has won the overall title at the Tow Car Awards, but if future models live up to the standard set by the 5 Series Touring, it won't be the last.
It's the best of the 2018 contenders to drive, with or without a caravan, not to mention frugal, torquey and hugely practical. In short, it delivers everything you'd want from a tow car.
The best of the rest
Best Ultralight Tow Car
Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI 115 SEL DSG
A very grown-up small hatchback, and a great choice for towing small trailers and micro-caravans.
Best Petrol Tow Car
Kia Stinger 2.0 T-GDI GT-Link
A left-field choice for towing, but very effective. This five-door coupé is more practical than you’d expect, too.
Best family SUV
Volvo XC40 D4 AWD R-Design Pro
Our 2018 Car of the Year also makes an excellent tow car. The XC40 is stylish, spacious, capable and safe.
Fuel economy award
Hyundai i30 Tourer 1.6 CRDi 110 Premium
No car we economy-tested could match the i30 Tourer’s 24mpg when towing, and it’s stable while doing so.
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