Towing companion

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4 Nov 2009 12:34 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Name Nick Brett
Age 38
Drives Jeep Cherokee
Budget 20,000
Wants: 'A car that's capable of pulling my 1350kg caravan and can also return reasonable fuel economy.

It needs to be big and comfortable, too.'

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Mazda 6 Estate 2.2D 161 TS2
Price 20,170
Target Price 18,455

The 2.2-litre diesel engine is more than up to the job of towing Nick's 'van and the 6 is heavy enough to make it safe to do so. Fuel economy is excellent, and you could get lost in the Mazda's boot. 

Land Rover Discovery 2.7 TDV6 GS, '08/08
Price 19,950

The Discovery can tow a caravan without breaking into a sweat, thanks to its hefty kerbweight and punchy diesel engine. There's bags of space inside and the Disco is supremely comfortable. 

BMW X5 3.0D Sport, '06/06
Price 18,000

If a premium badge is attractive to Nick, he could bag a first-generation X5. The 3.0-litre diesel engine is fantastic and would make light work of towing Nick's caravan. The X5 is comfortable, too.