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What are the best cars for towing caravans?

If you’re looking for the best car for towing 2022, it can be hard to find something that’s practical, affordable and good-looking! With our list of best cars for towing, you can make the car buying process even easier. We’ve included a range of cars for different budgets and towing capacities, so you can find the best cars for towing caravans, trailers or horseboxes! 

SEAT Leon

Towing capacity: 1,700kg

SEAT Leon

The SEAT Leon has been named one of the UK’s best cars for towing at the Caravan and Motorhome Club Towcar of the year awards – and it’s easy to see why! Its all-around ability and outstanding design make it an easy choice for many drivers. The new Leon Estate starts at around £25,855 OTR  or you could choose to finance a used car and spread the cost. On the road, the SEAT Leon delivers a smooth ride with good MPG and a spacious interior. The boot space is generous and provides 1301 litres with the seats folded down. A used SEAT Leon also features on our best-used cars under £10,000 if your budget won’t stretch to the latest version.

Dacia Duster SUV

Towing capacity: 1,400kg

dacia duster

The Dacia Duster SUV is a great contender for the best car for towing and it can be really budget-friendly too. If you’re looking for a car with good tow capacity but don’t want to break the bank, the Dacia Duster could be perfect for you. The Dacia Duster starts from around £15,295 and the latest generation has really built on its first. The latest spec has enough variations to suit a whole range of drivers and families alike. The base model doesn’t offer much but if you’re after a tow car for little money, it can be perfect. The higher spec offers much more and has a whole range of technology included. 

Tesla Model X

Towing capacity: 2,270kg

tesla mdoel x towing

At UK Car Finance, we love a good Tesla! Whilst they can be expensive to purchase, they are highly impressive. Not only is the Tesla Model X one of the few electric cars that can tow but they are also one of the best cars for commuting and features in our list of the top 10 safest cars – what’s not to love?! If you’re serious about getting a Tesla, you could use electric car finance to help spread the cost and reap the benefits of driving a Tesla! Its hugely powerful electric motor makes towing a caravan a doddle and its onboard technology makes life that little bit easier. When you attach a trailer or caravan, the Tesla Model X automatically disables features such as rear parking sensors and automatic steering assist. You can also use its towing system to stop your trailer from swaying side to side. 

Volvo V60

Towing capacity up to 2,000kg

volvo v60 hybrid

The Volvo V60 is a great example of a hybrid car with impressive towing capacity. It’s one of our best cars for towing caravans due to its low running costs and its packed full of equipment. The Volvo V60 Estate can make a great family car on its own but then add on an electric battery that can travel around 54 miles and range anxiety will be little to worry about. The boot space isn’t affected by the additional battery either so you can still benefit from enough room for all the family. The Volvo V60 Hybrid has a real premium feel which can ve reflected in the price tag, with the newest model starting from around £40k. 

Skoda Enyaq iV SUV

Towing capacity: 1,000kg

Skoda Enyaq

Another one of our favourite electric cars for towing is the Skoda Enyaq iV SUV! It’s also one of the newest cars on our list and was only released in the UK in Feb 2022 so you may not have only seen a few on the road so far this year. Whilst its towing capacity is lower than some of the rivals on our list, it can boast an impressive 336 miles on a single charge! The Skoda Enyaq starts from around £32,000 which can fit into many electric car enthusiasts’ budgets. It’s a large SUV that offers heaps of clever features and room for the full family. When it comes to getting the best cars for towing, the Enyaq should not be overlooked. 

Land Rover Discovery

Towing capacity up to 3500kg

best cars for towing - land rover discovery
One of the biggest cars on the list is the Land Rover Discovery. A well-loved car which is perfect for the family and towing. If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious, the latest version of the Discovery brings style and practicality. The model had an overhaul in 2017 which improved its towing ability. The maximum towing weight was increased to 3500kg, the trailer stability assist controls the trailer sway and the camera-based hitch/tow assist make hitching and reversing with a trailer even easier! The new towing features make sure your Discovery feels safe and secure whilst on the road. Whether you’re transporting a trailer, horsebox or caravan, the Discovery can do it all.

Volkswagen Passat

Towing capacity of up to 2000kg

volkswagen passat best cars for towing 2019
The Passat is a well-rounded family car which punches above its weight with a caravan in tow. The stability of the Passat has been heavily praised, even at speeds of up to 70mph there’s not much sway when towing. It also has an impressive stopping distance of 10.3 seconds at 30mph to help reduce the probability of an accident and keep the family safe. The towing electrics of the latest version are easy to access and sit on the side of the tow bar, showing that Volkswagen has kept in mind the needs of tow car drivers. The Passat is comfortable to drive, extremely reliable and a great family car.

Skoda Superb

Towing capacity up to 2000kg

best cars for towing 2019 skoda superb
One of the most spacious cars on our list, the Skoda Superb offers a huge interior both in the front and back. The back could easily fit 3 tall adults and the boot size is very generous so no need to pack lightly on your summer road trip. When towing on the motorway, the Superb is settled and secure. Other cars on our list offer a more exciting drive but the Skoda is relaxing and comfortable. It was named WhatCar?’s Estate Car of the Year last year for being well priced and well equipped as standard.

Audi A6 Allroad

Towing capacity up to 2500kg

best cars for towing 2019 audi a6
The Audi A6 Allroad is a strong car which has no problems when it comes to towing. It can confidently tow up to 2500kg with great stability, traction, acceleration and braking! The A6 is probably one of the pricier cars on our list however, it’s probably one of the best. You get what you pay for with the A6, it has been praised as both a tow car and an everyday vehicle for the full family. If your road trip takes a bit of a rough turn, the A6 rides exceptionally well and on wet roads, the A6 holds itself very well.

Kia Sorento

Towing capacity up to 2000kg

kia sorento best cars for towing 2019
The Sorento is one of those vehicles that keep getting better each time its revised. In 2019, it has a wide variety of features as standard, plenty of power and in general it’s a very well-rounded vehicle. The 2019 version of the Sorento comes in three different engine sizes and no matter which one you pick, you’ll have no problems towing. When equipped with front wheel drive, the turbo and V6 engines can tow up to a ridiculous 3500kg! Kia has also brought improvements to the towing accessories they offer including tow hitch, two hitch cover and bike attachment.

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