Best cars for towing: overall winner

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 Awards 2019 overall winner - Volkswagen Arteon

Tow Car of the Year 2019

Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TDI 150 Elegance DSG

Volkswagen models have performed well in the Tow Car Awards over the years, and the Arteon continues that tradition, taking the overall title for 2019.

First and foremost it offers superb stability, but it's also surprisingly practical. So, you can have a car that tows well and looks great, but which also makes a viable alternative to a conventional family car.

The best of the rest

Best Ultralight Tow Car

Seat Arona 1.0 TSI 115PS FR

Seat Arona towing caravan

If you want a small car for towing a very light caravan or trailer, the Arona is a great choice. It's stable, fun to drive and great value for money.

Fuel Economy Award

Ford Focus Estate 1.5 EcoBlue 120PS Titanium X

Ford Focus Estate towing caravan

No other car in this year's tests achieved better economy than the Ford Focus Estate. It returned 33mpg towing a caravan at 60mph.

Best Budget 4x4

Dacia Duster Blue dCi 115 4x4 Comfort

Dacia Duster towing caravan

You get more for your money with the Dacia Duster than any other car in this year's test. It tows well in all weathers, and it's well equipped for the price.

Best Plug-In Hybrid

Range Rover Sport P400e HSE Dynamic

Range Rover Sport towing caravan

Epic performance meets unshakeable stability. The Range Rover Sport P400e tows brilliantly and, in the right conditions, promises excellent economy and low emissions.

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