Best cars for towing 2018

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

Words By David Motton

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The best of the rest

Can't find what you need among our five main class winners? Then we'd recommend one of these:

Best Ultralight Tow Car

Hyundai i30 1.4 T-GDi 140PS Premium

It may be small, but as a tow car the i30 punches above its weight.

Best Budget 4x4

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross 1.4 BoosterJet Allgrip SZ5 auto

The SX4 S-Cross is well equipped, and affordable to buy and run for a 4x4.

Best Petrol Tow Car

Audi A4 Allroad 2.0 TFSI 252 quattro S tronic

Stunning performance, strong stability and impressive practicality from Audi.

Best MPV

Ford S-Max 2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium

Great to drive with or without a caravan, and a practical seven-seater.

Best Pick-Up Truck

Volkswagen Amarok 3.0 TDI 224 4Motion Aventura auto

The ideal weekday workhorse and weekend tow car.

Best Hybrid

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Momentum

Proof that hybrids are coming of age as luxury tow cars.

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