Tow Car Awards 2023: Used 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 look at the best used buy...

WINNER: Used car

Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi 184 AWD auto (2016-2021)

Kerb weight 1690kg 85% match 1437kg Max towing weight 1900kg Towball limit 100kg

For this award, we looked back over the cars we’ve tested in recent years to see how they stack up as used buys. As well as towing ability, we put a strong emphasis on reliability, warranty cover and value. And our winner is very strong in all of these areas.

Pick up an early example of the 2016-21 Kia Sportage in the 2.0 CRDi 184 AWD Auto spec we tested and you can expect to pay around £16,250. In other words, you’ll be getting a powerful, fuel-efficient 4x4 for the price of a very basic new hatchback.

Kia Sportage - interior

We rated the Sportage highly as a new buy back in 2016, awarding it four stars out of five. But, if anything, it’s an even better used buy. In the most recent What Car? Reliability Survey the Sportage scored 94.3%, so it’s a car you can choose with confidence.

It also helps that Kia’s warranty is one of the best around; if the car you choose is up to seven years old and has covered less than 100,000 miles, it wil still be covered.

The Sportage is a great tow car and family SUV at a very keen price.

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