Tow Car Awards 2023: Best Tow Car

If you’re looking for a great tow car that will also be enjoyable to drive solo, you need one of our 2023 Tow Car Awards winners. Here we reveal our overall Tow Car of the Year and why we think i...

OVERALL WINNER: Tow Car of the Year 2023

Volvo V60 T6 Recharge Plus

Kerb weight 2064kg 85% match 1764kg Max towing weight 2000kg Towball limit 100kg

It’s never straightforward choosing the best tow car from a field of so many strong entrants. After all, how do you compare a punchy diesel with a tax-efficient electric car? Or a small SUV with a giant 4x4?

In the end, it comes down to which of the class winners has raised standards in the most areas. And this year, it's the Volvo V60 T6 Recharge which we think is the best tow car you can buy.

Tow Car Awards 2023 - Volvo V60 towing nose

With more power and a bigger battery than before, the V60 offers an excellent all-electric range, and tremendous performance while towing. Overtaking is surprisingly easy, and the brakes are more than up to the job of slowing down car and caravan alike.

Stability is first rate, too, whether you’re making an emergency swerve or towing at high speeds in breezy weather.

And the V60 is roomy and practical, in addition to being a pleasure to tow with. Few plug-in hybrids have the same boot space as the non-hybrid equivalent, but the V60 Recharge does. That’s doubly impressive when you consider that this model has four-wheel drive.

Volvo V60 boot

Add in very low emissions and modest running costs if you top-up the battery regularly, and this luxurious and roomy estate car is truly exceptional. Even among some seriously strong competitino, it's the best tow car around.

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