Towcar of the Year 2016

Towcar of the Year's overall winner for 2016 was the Land Rover Discovery HSE LUX. Overall winner, as well as class winner over £50,000 and 'All Wheel Drive over 1800kg' winner.

This year's judging attracted 43 entries across seven price categories.

Vehicles under £17,500

Winner: MG6 S DTI-TECH

On the Road Price:  £13,995 | Extras Fitted: Towbar @ £379.20;
Price range: MG6 SDTI-TECH (£13,995) to MG6 TL DTI-TECH (£17,995)

Road Tax Band:  D | CO2 g/km:  119 | Insurance group:  17E
Kerbweight:  1521kg | Gross vehicle weight:  2140kg
Caravan weight:  1293kg | Noseweight:  100kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes  
Make of towbar fitted: Witter

Engine:  Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1849 | Power:  148@4000
Torque:  258@1800 | Transmission:  6/MAN/FWD | Parking brake:  Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  13.3 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  10.5
Solo combined fuel consumption:  61.4

Judges' Comments:

“Hill start – very good for a front wheel drive car”
“Very good sized boot for the size of car”
“Electric parking brake worked well ”

Read more about the MG6 S DTI-TECH

SsangYong Korando SE

On the Road Price:  £14,995 | Total Test price: £15,717
Extras Fitted:  Detachable towbar @ £336; Electric sockets @ £386;
Price range: SsangYong Korando SE (£14,995) to SsangYong Korando ELX (Auto) (£21,495)

Road Tax Band:  F | CO2 g/km:  147 | Insurance group:  19
Kerbweight:  1666kg | Gross vehicle weight:  2180kg
Caravan weight:  1416kg | Noseweight:  80kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  No*
*may be viable if caravan/trailer tent weight is reduced
Make of towbar fitted:  Witter

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1998 | Power:  147@3400-4000
Torque:  266@2000-3000 | Transmission:  6/MAN/FWD | Parking brake:  Hand
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  14.7 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  11.15
Solo combined fuel consumption:  47.1

Judges' Comments:

"Good all round visibility”
“Compact car with good space for load”
"Good detachable towbar with anchor”

Read more about the SsangYong Korando range

SsangYong Korando SE4

On the Road Price:  £16,495 | Total Test price: £17,069
Extras Fitted:  Fixed towbar @ £260; Electric sockets @ £314;
Price range: SsangYong Korando SE (£14,995) to SsangYong Korando ELX (Auto) (£21,495)

Road Tax Band:  F | CO2 g/km:  157 | Insurance group:  19
Kerbweight:  1747kg | Gross vehicle weight:  2260kg
Caravan weight:  1485kg | Noseweight:  80kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:   No
Make of towbar fitted: Witter

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1998 | Power:  147@3400-4000
Torque:  266@2000-3000 | Transmission: 6/MAN/AWD | Parking brake:  Hand
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  15.9 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  11.45
Solo combined fuel consumption:  45.6

Judges' Comments:

“Really nice gearbox which worked well with the engine”
“Stability below 60mph was really rather good”
“Good hill start, has powerful clutch”

Read more about the SsangYong Korando range

Vehicles £17,500 - £22,000

Winner: Renault Captur Dynamique Nav dCi 110

On the Road Price:  £17,695 | Total Test price: £18,017
Extras Fitted: Towbar @ £153; 7 pin electric socket @ £74.17; Space saver emergency spare wheel @ £95;
Price range: Renault Captur 900cc TCe Expression+ (£14,295) to Renault Captur 1.5 dCi Signature Nav (£20,195)

Road Tax Band:  A | CO2 g/km:  98 | Insurance group:  15E
Kerbweight:  1190kg | Gross vehicle weight: 1743kg
Caravan weight:  900kg | Noseweight:  60kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  Renault by Brink

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1461
Power:  110@4000 | Torque:  260@1750
Transmission:  6/MAN/FWD | Parking brake:  Hand

Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  14.65 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  11.6
Solo combined fuel consumption:  76.4

Judges Comments:

“Great little car”
“Good to see that light weight, economic cars can make great towcars!”
“Double height boot space a good idea in this small car”

Read more about the Renault Captur

Citroën C4 Cactus Flair BlueHDi 110

On the Road Price:  £18,090 | Total Test price: £18,544
Extras Fitted: Towbar @ £232.16; 13 pin electric socket @ £147.07; Space saver spare wheel @ £75.00
Price range:  Citroën C4 Cactus Touch PureTech 75 (£12,990) to Citroën C4 Cactus Flair BlueHDi 110 (£18,090)

Road Tax Band:  A | CO2 g/km:  92 | Insurance group:  18A
Kerbweight:  1070kg | Gross vehicle weight:  1610kg
Caravan weight:  825kg | Noseweight:  55kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  Citroën

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1560
Power:  98@3780 | Torque:  187@1750
Transmission:  5/MAN/FWD | Parking brake: Electric

Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  17.3 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  14
Solo combined fuel consumption:  80.7

Judges Comments:

“Very good ride”
“Stability surprisingly good for a small car”
“Huge boot for size of car ”

Read more about the Citroën C4 Cactus

Fiat Panda Cross 1.3 MultiJet Lounge

On the Road Price:  £17,225 | Total test price: £17,921.72
Extras fitted:  Detachable towing bracket @ £504.10; 13 pin electric sockets @ £192.62
Price range: Fiat Panda Cross 0.9 TwinAir 90hp (£16,225) to Fiat Panda Cross 1.3 MultiJet Lounge (£17,225)

Road Tax Band:  D | CO2 g/km:  124 | Insurance group: 9
Kerbweight:  1155kg | Gross vehicle weight:  1625kg
Caravan weight:  900kg | Noseweight:  60kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  Westfalia

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1243 | Power:  80@4000
Torque:  140@5000 | Transmission:  5/MAN/AWD | Parking brake: Foot
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  23.9 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  18.5
Solo combined fuel consumption:  60.1

Judges comments:

“Fantastic gearbox, really nice to use”
“Small car, not a bad boot, ideal for a couple that just want one car to tow a very small light caravan but would also be good in the snow ”
“Friendly glazing means easy-peasy reversing”

Read more about the Fiat Panda Cross

Suzuki Vitara 1.6 ALLGRIP SZ5

On the Road Price:  £20,299 | Total test price: £20,821
Extras fitted:  Detachable towing bracket @ £351.28; 13 pin electric sockets @ £170.66
Price range: Suzuki Vitara 1.6 SZ4 (£13,999) to Suzuki Vitara 1.6 DDiS SZ5 ALLGRIP + Rugged Pack (£22,549)

Road Tax Band:  D | CO2 g/km:  130 | Insurance group: 11E
Kerbweight:  1160kg | Gross vehicle weight:  1730kg
Caravan weight:  986kg | Noseweight:  75kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  AL-KO

Engine: Petrol/No. of cylinders:  P/4/1576 | Power:  118@6000
Torque:  115@4400 | Transmission:  5/MAN/AWD | Parking brake: Hand
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  20.5 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  16.55
Solo combined fuel consumption:  50.4

Judges comments:

“Great visibility”
“Very easy and accessible electric sockets”
“Good dash and radio”

Read more about the Suzuki Vitara

Toyota Auris Business Edition 1.6 Touring Sports

On the Road Price:  £20,995 | Total test price: £21,507.39
Extras fitted:  Detachable towing bracket @ £383.32; 13 pin electric sockets @ £129.07
Price range: Toyota Auris Active 1.33 VVT-i  Touring Sports (£16,345) to Toyota Auris Excel 1.8 VVT-i Touring Sports (£25,095)

Road Tax Band:  D | CO2 g/km:  130 | Insurance group: 11E
Kerbweight:  1480kg | Gross vehicle weight:  1890kg
Caravan weight:  1258kg | Noseweight:  65kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  ORIS
Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1598 | Power:  110@4000
Torque:  199@1750-2250 | Transmission:  6/MAN/FWD | Parking brake: Hand

Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  17.9 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  14.3
Solo combined fuel consumption:  67.3

Judges comments:

“Good all round visibility”
“Boot took the entire caravanability load without needing to fold down seats”
“Nice smooth gearbox”

Read more about the Toyota Auris

Vauxhall Mokka Limited Edition Whisper

On the Road Price:  £21,369 | Total test price: £21,900
Extras fitted:  Detachable towing bracket @ £531 including 13 pin electric sockets;
Price range:  Vauxhall Mokka 1.6 16v 115 Stop/Start Exclusiv (£18,064) to Vauxhall Mokka 1.7 CDTi 130 Stop/Start Exclusiv 4x4 SE (£23,949)

Road Tax Band:  C | CO2 g/km:  114 | Insurance group: 15E
Kerbweight:  1429kg | Gross vehicle weight:  1833kg
Caravan weight:  1215kg | Noseweight:  75kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  Westfalia

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/5/1598 | Power:  134@3500-4000
Torque:  236@2000 | Transmission:  6/MAN/FWD | Parking brake: Hand
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  13.8 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  11.1
Solo combined fuel consumption:  65.7

Judges Comments:

“Nippy and nimble”
“Good all round visibility”
“For a front wheel drive vehicle, the hill start was very good”

Read more about the Vauxhall Mokka

Vehicles £22,000 - £26,000

Winner: Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.0-litre

On the Road price:  £23,390 | Total Test Price:  £24,740
Extras fitted:  VW Factory fit towbar including 13 pin electric socket (£645); Rear view camera (£165)
Price range: Volkswagen Jetta S 1.4-litre TSI BMT (£18,270) to Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0-litre TDI BMT DSG (£24,170)

Road Tax Band:  C | CO2 g/km:  120 | Insurance group:  22E
Kerbweight:  1448kg | Gross vehicle weight: 1960kg
Caravan weight:  1231kg | Noseweight:  75kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted: Westfalia

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1968 | Power:  148@3500-4000
Torque:  251@1750-3000 | Transmission:  Automatic | Parking brake: Hand
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  11.35 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  8.3
Solo combined fuel consumption:  62.8

Judges' comments:

“Amazing boot space, it just swallowed everything easily”
“Great visibility, makes reversing so easy”
“.. handles very well, lovely steering and it glides around the hill route”

Read more about the Volkswagen Jetta

Citroën C4 Picasso

On the Road price: £24,400 | Total Test Price: £24,851.94
Extras fitted: Detachable towbar (£298.92); 13 pin electric socket (£153.02)
Price range:  Citroën C4 Picasso VTR PureTech 130 S&S 6-speed manual (£18,270) to Citroën C4 Picasso Exclusive+ BlueHDi 150 EAT6 auto (£26,760)

Road Tax Band:  C | CO2 g/km:  117 | Insurance group:  24E
Kerbweight:  1476kg | Gross vehicle weight: 2030kg
Caravan weight:  1255kg | Noseweight:  70kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  Brink

Engine:  Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1997 | Power:  148@4000
Torque:  273@2000 | Transmission:  Automatic | Parking brake: Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  13 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  10.3
Solo combined fuel consumption:  62.8

Judges’ comments:

“Large boot – took all the test load easily”
“Really good hill start”
“Good auto box”

Read more about the Citroën C4 Picasso

Mitsubishi ASX

On the Road price:  £25,134 | Total Test Price:  £25,517.99
Extras fitted:  Fixed towbar including a 13 pin electric socket (£383.99)
Price range:  Mitsubishi ASX 1.6 MIVEC  ZC 2WD (£15,249) to Mitsubishi ASX 2.2 DOHC ASX ZC-H 4WD Automatic (Diesel) (£24,899)

Road Tax Band:  G | CO2 g/km:  152 | Insurance group:  23E
Kerbweight:  1540kg | Gross vehicle weight: 2130kg
Caravan weight:  1309kg | Noseweight:  70kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  Colt Car Company

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/2268 | Power:  147@3500
Torque:  266@1500-2750 | Transmission:  Automatic | Parking brake:  Hand
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  13 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  9.6
Solo combined fuel consumption:  48.7

Judges' comments:

“Good stability, even in cross-winds”
“Surprisingly light steering”
“Good easy access to sockets”

Read more about the Mitsubishi ASX

Peugeot 3008 Allure PureTech 130

On the Road price: £21,995 | Total Test Price:  £22,450.43
Extras fitted:  Detachable towbar (£304.81); 13 pin electric socket (£150.62)
Price range:  Peugeot 3008 Active 1.2L Puretech 130 S&S (£20,045) to Peugeot 3008 Allure 2.0L BlueHDi 150 S&S (£24,295)

Road Tax Band:  C | CO2 g/km:  120 | Insurance group:  19E
Kerbweight:  1400kg | Gross vehicle weight: 1950kg
Caravan weight:  1190kg | Noseweight:  70kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  Brink

Engine: Petrol/No. of cylinders:  P/3/1199 | Power:  131@5500
Torque:  170@1750 | Transmission:  Manual | Parking brake:  Hand
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  20.25 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  16.35
Solo combined fuel consumption:  54.3

Judges’ comments:

“Double height boot”
“Good stability at higher speeds”
“Good parking brake”

Read more about the Peugeot 3008

Seat Leon ST FR 2.0 TDI 184 PS

On the Road price:  £24,340 | Total Test Price:  £25,010
Extras fitted: Detachable towbar (£329); 13 pin electric socket (£345)
Price range:  SEAT Leon ST SE 1.2 TSI (£18,695) to SEAT Leon ST FR 2.0 TDI DSG-auto (£25,690)

Road Tax Band:  C | CO2 g/km:  116 | Insurance group:  26E
Kerbweight:  1415kg | Gross vehicle weight: 1970kg
Caravan weight:  1203kg | Noseweight:  80kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  Brink

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1968 | Power:  181@3500-4000
Torque:  280@1750-3000 | Transmission:  Manual |Parking brake:  Hand
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  10.4 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  8.2
Solo combined fuel consumption:  65.7

Judges' comments:

“Super stable”
“Brilliant all round visibility”
“Spacious small family car”

Read more about the SEAT Leon ST FR 2.0 TDI 184 PS

SsangYong Korando Sports

On the Road price:  £22,138 | Total Test Price:  £22,584
Extras fitted:  Fixed towbar (£288); 7 pin electric socket (£158)
Price range:  SsangYong Korando Sports SX (£17,938) to SsangYong Korando Sports EX Auto (£22,138)

Road Tax Band:  J | CO2 g/km:  212 | Insurance group:  6E
Kerbweight:  2090kg | Gross vehicle weight: 3110kg
Caravan weight:  1777kg | Noseweight:  92kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  No
Make of towbar fitted:  Witter

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1998 | Power:  153@4000
Torque:  266@1500-2800 | Transmission:  Automatic | Parking brake:  Hand
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  18.1 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  14.1
Solo combined fuel consumption:  35.3

Judges' Comments:

“Great traction”
“Easy access to sockets with a great anchor point”
“Good visibility”

Read more about the SsangYong Korando Sports

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 2.0CDTi 170ps Tech Line

On the Road price:  £24,284 | Total Test Price:  £25,707
Extras fitted:  Detachable towbar including 13 pin electric socket (£933)
Price range:  Vauxhall Insignia 1.4T Design 5d (£19,179) to Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi (170bhp) Elite Nav 5d Auto (£28,729)

Road Tax Band:  C | CO2 g/km:  124 | Insurance group:  23E
Kerbweight:  1701kg | Gross vehicle weight: 2310kg
Caravan weight:  1446kg | Noseweight:  85kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  No
Make of towbar fitted:  Oris

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1956 | Power:  168@3500-4000
Torque:  295@1750-2500 | Transmission:  Manual | Parking brake: Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  12.9 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  10.2
Solo combined fuel consumption:  60.1

Judges' comments:

“Good manual gearbox”
“Electric parking brake worked well and self-released”
“Excellent brakes”

Read more about the Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer

Vehicles £26,000 - £30,000

Winner: Škoda Octavia Estate Scout 2.0TDI 150PS 4x4

On the Road price:  £25,405 | Total Test Price:  £26,055
Extras fitted: Detachable towbar including 13 pin electric socket (£550)
Price range:  Škoda Octavia Estate Scout 2.0TDI 150PS 4x4 (£25,405) to Škoda Octavia Estate Scout 2.0TDI 184PS 4x4 DSG (£28,200)

Road Tax Band:  D | CO2 g/km:  125 | Insurance group:  TBC
Kerbweight:  1526kg | Gross vehicle weight: 2096kg
Caravan weight:  1297kg | Noseweight:  80kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted: Škoda

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1968 | Power:  148@3500
Torque:  251@1750-3000 | Transmission:  Manual | Parking brake:  Hand
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  13.2 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  10.5
Solo combined fuel consumption:  60.1

Judges' comments:

“This would make a fantastic caravanning vehicle for a family – loads of boot space and inside leg room”
“Strong engine”
“Lovely gearbox, very well suited to this engine”

Read more about the Škoda Octavia Estate Scout

Fiat 500X 2.0 MultiJet 140HD Automatic Cross Plus

On the Road Price:  £25,845 | Price as tested: £27,023
Extras Fitted:  Detachable towbar @ £360; 13 pin socket @ £168; Dynamic Safety Plus pack (includes lane departure warning, blind spot detection, forward collision mitigation; rear view camera) @ £650
Price range: Fiat 500X Pop 1.6 E-Torq 110hp (£14,595) to Fiat 500X 2.0 MultiJet 140HD Automatic Cross Plus (£25,845)

Road Tax Band:  F | CO2 g/km:  144 | Insurance group:  15
Kerbweight:  1495kg | Gross vehicle weight: 2100kg
Caravan weight:  1271kg | Noseweight:  60kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  Westfalia

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1956 | Power:  138@4000
Torque:  258@1750 | Transmission:  Automatic | Parking brake: Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  13.4 Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  10.2
Solo combined fuel consumption:  51.4

Judges' comments:

“Fun to drive and inspires confidence”
“It towed well through all the gears and was spritely”
“Good electronic parking brake”

Read more about the Fiat 500X

Ford Mondeo Estate Titanium iAWD

On the Road Price:  £26,545 | Price as tested: £28,199
Fitted extras:  Fixed towbar @ £215; 13 pin electric socket @ £149
Price range: Ford Mondeo Estate Zetec 2.0 Duratorq TDCi 150PS AWD (£25,345) to Ford Mondeo Estate Titanium 2.0 Duratorq TDCi 180PS AWD (£28,795)

Road Tax Band:  D | CO2 g/km:  127 | Insurance group: 23E
Kerbweight:  1675kg | Gross vehicle weight: 2330kg
Caravan weight:  1424kg | Noseweight:  90kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  No
Make of towbar fitted: Ford

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1997 | Power:  148@3500
Torque:  273@2000-2500 | Transmission:  6/MAN/AWD | Parking brake:  Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  15.75 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  12.7
Solo combined fuel consumption:  57.7

Judges' comments:

“Lots of stability, even in cross-winds ”
“Good all round vision”
“Very good boot space – took all of the test load”

Read more about the Ford Mondeo Titanium

Jeep Renegade 2.0 MultiJet 140 HP 4WD LIMITED

On the Road Price:  £25,395 | Price as tested: £26,093.50
Fitted extras: Detachable towbar @ £502.59; 13 pin electric socket @ £195.91
Price range: Jeep Renegade 1.6 E-torQ Sport 5 Speed Manual (£16,995) to Jeep Renegade 2.0 MultiJet II Trailhawk 9 Speed Automatic Low Range 4WD (£27,995)

Road Tax Band:  E | CO2 g/km:  134 | Insurance group:  14E
Kerbweight:  1502kg | Gross vehicle weight:  2010kg
Caravan weight:  1277kg | Noseweight:  60kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  Westfalia

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1956 | Power:  138@4000
Torque:  258@1750 | Transmission:  Manual | Parking brake: Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  15.9 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  12.1
Solo combined fuel consumption:  55.4

Judges' comments:

“Pulled away cleanly on the hill start”
“I really liked it”
“Good access to sockets, easy to plug in, good anchor”

Read more about the Jeep Renegade

Mazda CX-5 2.2D 175ps AWD Sport Nav + Safety Pack

On the Road Price:  £29,395 | Price as tested: £29,694.46
Fitted extras: Detachable towbar @ £270.64; 13 pin electric socket @ £28.82;
Price range: Mazda CX-5 165ps 2WD SE-L Nav (£22,995) to Mazda CX-5 175ps AWD Sport Nav Auto Diesel (£30,595)

Road Tax Band:  F | CO2 g/km:  144 | Insurance group:  21E
Kerbweight:  1688kg | Gross vehicle weight: 2110kg
Caravan weight:  1435kg | Noseweight:  88kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes, if caravan/trailer tent weight is reduced.
Make of towbar fitted:  Oris

Engine:  Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/2191 | Power:  173@4500
Torque:  310@2000 | Transmission:  Manual | Parking brake: Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  12 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  9
Solo combined fuel consumption:  54.3

Judges' comments:

“Brakes were effective and stopped well”
“Lovely gearbox and gear shift, nicely spaced at ratios and easy to use”
“Lots of power”

Read more about the Mazda CX-5

Mazda6 2.2D 175ps Tourer Sport Nav + Safety Pack

On the Road Price:  £27,595 | Price as tested: £27,877.87
Fitted extras:  Detachable towbar @ £254.05; 13 pin electric socket @ £28.82
Price range: Mazda6 Tourer 150ps SE Diesel (£23,095) to Mazda6 Tourer 175ps Sport Nav Auto Diesel (£28,795)

Road Tax Band:  D | CO2 g/km:  121 | Insurance group:  23E
Kerbweight:  1602kg | Gross vehicle weight: 2090kg
Caravan weight:  1362kg | Noseweight:  75kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  Oris

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/2191 | Power:  173@4500
Torque:  310@2000 | Transmission:  Manual | Parking brake: Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  11.5 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  9.3
Solo combined fuel consumption:  61.4

Judges' comments:

“Very stable and a comfortable smooth ride”
“Perfect gearbox and ratios, I never thought about them”
“Brakes worked really well – stopping well and felt safe under foot”

Read more about the Mazda6 Tourer

Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian 2.4D manual

On the Road Price:  £28,869 | Price as tested: £29,372.99
Fitted extras:  Fixed towbar including 13 pin electric socket @ £503.99
Price range: Mitsubishi L200 Series 4 - 4Life Single Cab Manual (Diesel) (£19,014.00 / £15,845.00 (CV List Price) to Mitsubishi L200 Series 5 - Barbarian Double Cab Automatic (Diesel)  (£30,238.80 £25,199.00 (CV List Price))

Road Tax Band:  LGV | CO2 g/km:  173 | Insurance group:  10E
Kerbweight:  1860kg | Gross vehicle weight:  2905kg
Caravan weight:  1581kg | Noseweight:  120kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  No
Make of towbar fitted:  Witter

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/2442 | Power:  178@3500
Torque:  317@2500 | Transmission:  Manual | Parking brake:  Hand
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  14.5 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  10.9
Solo combined fuel consumption:  42.8

Judges' comments:

“Rock solid stability”
“Good brakes”
“Good traction for a pick-up”

Read more about the Mitsubishi L200

Nissan Qashqai dCi 130 Tekna 4WD manual

On the Road Price:  £28,910 | Fitted extras:  Fixed towbar including 13 pin electric socket @ TBA;
Price range:  Nissan Qashqai 1.2 DiG-T Visia 5d (£18,545) to Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi Tekna 4WD 5d (£29,310)

Road Tax Band:  E | CO2 g/km:  133 | Insurance group:  19
Kerbweight:  1518kg | Gross vehicle weight:  2030kg
Caravan weight:  1290kg | Noseweight:  100kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  Brink

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1598 | Power:  128@4000
Torque:  235@1750 | Transmission:  6/MAN/AWD | Parking brake: Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  16.35 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  12.15
Solo combined fuel consumption:  55.4

Judges’ comments:

“Good stability, even in cross-winds”
“Really comfortable ride”
“Great handling and manoeuvrability”

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Peugeot 508 GT Line BlueHDI

Price:  £26,795 | Fitted extras: Detachable towbar (£325.71); 13 pin electric socket (£161.92)
Price range:  Peugeot 508 1.6 BlueHDi (120bhp) Active 4d (£22,495) to Peugeot 508 2.0 BlueHDi Hybrid4 Allure 4d ETG
(£32,145)

Road Tax Band:  B | CO2 g/km:  101 | Insurance group:  31E
Kerbweight:  1500kg | Gross vehicle weight:  2125kg
Caravan weight:  1275kg | Noseweight:  75kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  Bosal

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1997 | Power:  148@4000
Torque:  273@2000 | Transmission:  6/MAN/FWD | Parking brake: Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  13.7 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  10.9
Solo combined fuel consumption:  72.4

Judges’ comments:

“Large spacious saloon with an equally large boot"
“Electric parking brake held well on the hill start”
“This Peugeot toured around the Millbrook course with relative ease”

Read more about the Peugeot 508 saloon

SEAT Leon X-PERIENCE SE Tech 2.0 TDI 150PS

Price:  £26,905 | Price as tested: £27,814
Fitted extras: Detachable towbar (£325); 13 pin electric socket (£274); Towbar pre-installation (£160);
Price range:  Seat Leon X-PERIENCE 2.0 TDI SE 5d (£24,920) to Seat Leon X-PERIENCE 2.0 TDI (184bhp) SE Technology (Lux pack) 5d DSG (£31,130)

Road Tax Band:  D | CO2 g/km:  129 | Insurance group:  20E
Kerbweight:  1484kg | Gross vehicle weight:  2030kg
Caravan weight:  1261kg | Noseweight:  80kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  PS

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1968 | Power:  148@3500-4000 | Torque:  251@1750-3000
Transmission:  6/MAN/AWD | Parking brake:  Hand
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  13.7 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  10.9
Solo combined fuel consumption:  57.6

Judges’ comments:

“Excellent 4WD traction”
“Lovely gearbox didn’t have to work it hard at all, nicely spaced ratios, perfect”
“Perfect traction and strong torque”

Read more about the SEAT Leon X-PERIENCE

SsangYong Rexton W ELX

Price:  £27,995 |Price as tested:  £28,566
Fitted extras:  Fixed towbar (£286): 13 pin electric socket (£285)
Price range:  SsangYong Rexton W ELX 2.0 SX 5d (£21,495) to SsangYong Rexton W ELX 2.0 Tip 5d Auto (£27,995)

Road Tax Band:  K | CO2 g/km:  206 | Insurance group:  32
Kerbweight:  2128kg | Gross vehicle weight:  2710kg
Caravan weight:  1809kg | Noseweight:  128kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  No
Make of towbar fitted:  Witter

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1998 |Power:  153@4000
Torque:  266@1500-3000 | Transmission:  5/AUT/AWD | Parking brake:  Hand
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  19.35 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  14.7
Solo combined fuel consumption:  36.2

Judges’ comments:

“Excellent hill start”
“Good stability”
“Huge boot”

Read more about the SsangYong Rexton W

Toyota Avensis Business Edition 2.0 Touring Sports

Price:  £25,975 | Price as tested:  £26,507
Fitted extras:  Detachable towbar (£411.07): 13 pin electric socket (£121.91)
Price range:  Toyota Avensis Touring Sport 1.8 Active 5d (£18,945) to Toyota Avensis Touring Sports 2.0D Excel 5d
(£28,440)

Road Tax Band:  C | CO2 g/km:  120 | Insurance group:  19E
Kerbweight:  1490kg | Gross vehicle weight:  2100kg
Caravan weight:  1318kg | Noseweight:  75kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  Brink

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1995 | Power:  141@4000
Torque:  236@1750-2250 | Transmission:  6/MAN/FWD | Parking brake:  Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  15.05 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  11.95
Solo combined fuel consumption:  61.4

Judges’ comments:

“Rock steady stability at higher speeds”
“Nice comfortable ride”
“Massive boot – took all of the caravanability load”

Read more about the Toyota Avensis Touring Sports

Subaru Forester 2.0D XC

Price:  £26,995 | Price as tested:  £27,565
Fitted extras:  Detachable towbar and electrics (13 pin socket) (£570)
Price range:  Subaru Forester 2.0D X 5d (£24,995) to Subaru Forester 2.0D XC Premium 5d Lineartronic (£30,995)

Road Tax Band:  F | CO2 g/km:  148 | Insurance group:  25E
Kerbweight:  1552kg | Gross vehicle weight:  2080kg
Caravan weight:  1319kg | Noseweight:  80kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  Thule

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1998 | Power:  145@3600
Torque:  258@1600-2400 | Transmission:  6/MAN/FWD | Parking brake:  Hand
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  16.05 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  12.9
Solo combined fuel consumption:  49.6

Judges’ comments:

“Fab overall traction”
“Very good all round visibility”
“Good handbrake”

Read more about the Subaru Forester

Volkswagen Golf SV GT 2.0-litre TDI 150 PS DSG

Price:  £27,290 | Price as tested:  £28,280
Fitted extras:  Detachable towbar and electrics (13 pin socket) (£537); Rear view camera (£170)
Price range:  Volkswagen Golf SV 1.2 TSI S 5d (£19,205) to Volkswagen Golf SV 2.0 TDI GT 5d DSG (£27,290)

Road Tax Band:  D | CO2 g/km:  122 | Insurance group:  17E
Kerbweight:  1492kg | Gross vehicle weight:  1990kg
Caravan weight:  1268kg | Noseweight:  80kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes
Make of towbar fitted:  Westfalia

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1986 | Power:  148@3500-4000
Torque:  251@1750-3000 | Transmission:  6/AUT/FWD | Parking brake:  Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  19.35 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  14.7
Solo combined fuel consumption:  36.2

Judges’ comments:

“Very, very good visibility”
“Super responsive”
“Ideal small car”

Read more about the Volkswagen Golf SV

Vehicles £30,000 - £40,000

Winner: Volkswagen Passat Estate GT 2.0-litre TDI

Price:  £30,420 | Price as tested:  £32,385
Fitted extras:   Retractable towbar and electrics (13 pin socket) (£875); Trailer Assist (£465)
Price range:  Volkswagen Passat Estate 1.6 TDI S 5d (£23,870) to Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.0 BiTDI SCR R Line 4MOTION 5d DSG (£37,170)

Road Tax Band:  B | CO2 g/km:  120 | Insurance group:  22E
Kerbweight:  1581kg | Gross vehicle weight:  2170kg
Caravan weight:  1344kg | Noseweight:  90kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  Yes, if caravan/trailer tent weight is reduced.
Make of towbar fitted:  Oris

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1968 | Power:  188@3500-4000
Torque:  295@1750-3000 | Transmission:  6/AUT/FWD | Parking brake:  Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  10.45 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  8
Solo combined fuel consumption:  61.4

Judges’ comments:

“One of my favourites”
“Very comfortable ride”
“Excellent boot, absolutely cavernous”

Read more about the Volkswagen Passat Estate

Volkswagen Passat Estate GT 2.0-litre Bi-TDI SCR 240 PS 4MOTION

On the Road Price:  £36,175 | Price as tested: £37,510
Extras fitted:  Retractable towbar and electrics (13 pin socket) (£875); Trailer Assist (£465)
Price range:  Volkswagen Passat Estate 1.6 TDI S 5d (£23,870) to Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.0 BiTDI SCR R Line 4MOTION 5d DSG (£37,170)

Road Tax Band:  E | CO2 g/km:  140 | Insurance group:  28E
Kerbweight:  1735kg | Gross vehicle weight: 2310kg
Caravan weight:  1475kg | Noseweight:  90kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  No
Make of towbar fitted:  Oris
 
Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1968 | Power:  237@2000
Torque:  272@1750-2000 | Transmission:  7/AUT/AWD | Parking brake: Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  8.2 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  6.25
Solo combined fuel consumption:  52.3

Judges'comments:

“Stunning acceleration for a 2.0-litre diesel”
“Lovely gearbox, always in the correct gear”
“4-MOTION surefootedness”

Read more about the Volkswagen Passat Estate

Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC SR

On the Road Price:  £30,625 | Price as tested: £31,395
Extras fitted: Detachable towbar (£575); Electric 13 pin socket (£195)
Price range:  Honda CR-V 2.0 i-VTEC S 2WD 5d (£22,345) to Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC EX (Sensing) 5d Auto (£35,620)

Road Tax Band:  E | CO2 g/km:  133 | Insurance group:  27E
Kerbweight:  1718kg | Gross vehicle weight: 2170kg
Caravan weight: 1460kg | Noseweight:  100kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  No
Make of towbar fitted:  Bosac
 
Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1597 | Power:  158@2000
Torque:  258@2000 | Transmission:  6/MAN/AWD | Parking brake:  Foot
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  15.3 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  11.6
Solo combined fuel consumption:  55.4

Judges' comments:

“Great handling for such a large car”
“Very reassuring stability”
“Good boot space – took the entire caravanability load”

Read more about the Honda CR-V

Kia Sorento KX-3 manual

On the Road Price:  £35,845 | Price as tested:  £36,322
Extras fitted: Detachable towbar (£335); Electric 13 pin socket (£142)
Price range:  Kia Sorento  2.2 CRDi KX-1 5d (£28,795) to Kia Sorento  2.2 CRDi KX-4 5d Auto (£41,000)

Road Tax Band:  G | CO2 g/km:  161 | Insurance group:  26
Kerbweight:  1932kg | Gross vehicle weight: 2590kg
Caravan weight:  1642kg | Noseweight:  100kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  No
Make of towbar fitted:  AL-KO

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/2199 | Power:  197@3800
Torque:  311@1800-2500 | Transmission:  6/MAN/AWD | Parking brake:  Hand
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  12.9 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  10.15
Solo combined fuel consumption:  46.3

Judges’ comments:

“Solid stability”
“Nice gearbox”
“Large load area – all the test kit fitted easily”

Read more about the Kia Sorento

Land Rover Defender 110 Station Wagon

On the Road Price:  £33,405 | Price as tested: £33,710
Extras fitted:  Drop plate towbar including 13 pin electric socket (£305)
Price range:  Land Rover Defender 2.2 TDCi 90 Station Wagon (£25,530) to Land Rover Defender 2.2 TDCi 110 XS Station Wagon (£33,670)

Road Tax Band:  M | CO2 g/km:  295 | Insurance group:  28
Kerbweight:  2064kg | Gross vehicle weight:  3050kg
Caravan weight:  1754kg | Noseweight:  250kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  No
Make of towbar fitted:  Thule

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/2198 | Power:  120@3500
Torque:  266@2000 | Transmission:  6/MAN/AWD | Parking brake:  Hand
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  24.5 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  19.1
Solo combined fuel consumption:  25.5

Judges’ comments:

“It’s still one of the most fun cars to drive”
“Good all round visibility”
“The real off roader”

Read more about the Land Rover Defender

Nissan X-TRAIL dCi 130 n-tec manual 4WD with seven seats

On the Road Price:  £30,420
Extras fitted:  Detachable towbar including 13 pin electric socket (TBA)
Price range:  Nissan X-TRAIL 1.6 DiG-T Visia 5d (£21,995) to Nissan X-TRAIL 1.6 dCi Tekna (7 Seat) 5d Xtronic (£32,055)

Road Tax Band:  F | CO2 g/km:  143 | Insurance group:  20
Kerbweight:  1615kg | Gross vehicle weight:  2320kg
Caravan weight:  1372kg | Noseweight:  100kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  No
Make of towbar fitted:  Brink

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1598 | Power:  128@4000
Torque:  235@1750 | Transmission:  6/MAN/AWD | Parking brake:  Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  18.7 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  14
Solo combined fuel consumption:  52.3

Judges’ comments:

“Fab handbrake and pulled away cleanly on the hill start”
“Easy access to the electric socket with a good anchor”
"Good stability”

Read more about the Nissan X-TRAIL

SEAT Alhambra SE Lux 2.0 TDI 177PS

On the Road Price:  £32,420 | Price as tested:  £34,000
Extras fitted:  Retractable towbar including 13 pin electric socket (£665); 18” ‘Akira’ alloy wheels (£480); Self levelling (£435);
Price range:  SEAT Alhambra 1.4 TSI S 5d DSG (£26,190) to SEAT Alhambra 2.0 TDI CR SE Lux (184bhp) 5d DSG (£34,840)

Road Tax Band:  G | CO2 g/km:  158 |Insurance group:  22E
Kerbweight:  1842kg | Gross vehicle weight: 2530kg
Caravan weight:  1566kg | Noseweight:  100kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  No
Make of towbar fitted:  Oris

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/1968 | Power:  175@4200
Torque:  207@1750-2500 | Transmission:  6/MAN/FWD | Parking brake:  Hand
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  15.65 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  11.45
Solo combined fuel consumption:  47.1

Judges’ comments:

“Excellent, safe family car”
“Brakes worked really well and stopped well”
“Even with two seats in boot, good space – cavernous once folded up!”

Read more about the SEAT Alhambra

Vehicles £40,000 - £50,000

Winner: Volkswagen Touareg R-Line 3.0TDI V6 4MOTION

On the Road Price:  £48,405 | Price as tested:  £49,175
Extras fitted:  Retractable towbar including 13 pin electric socket (£770)
Price range:  Volkswagen Touareg  3.0 V6 TDI BlueMotion Tech (262bhp) Response 5d Tip Auto (£35,805) to Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI BlueMotion Tech (262bhp) R Line 5d Tip Auto (£48,405)

Road Tax Band:  H | CO2 g/km:  174 | Insurance group:  43E
Kerbweight:  2185kg | Gross vehicle weight:  2880kg
Caravan weight:  1857kg | Noseweight:  100kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  No
Make of towbar fitted:  Volkswagen

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/6/2967 | Power:  258@3800-4000
Torque:  428@1750-2500 | Transmission:  8/AUT/AWD | Parking brake:  Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  9.1 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  7
Solo combined fuel consumption:  42.8

Judges’ comments:

“The ‘Oliver’ of towcars, just keeps asking for more!”
“The electric parking brake held well with hold assist”
“Excellent traction overall”

Read more about the Volkswagen Touareg

Kia Sorento KX-4 auto

On the Road Price:  £41,000 | Price as tested:  £41,477
Extras fitted:  Vertical detachable towbar (£335); 13 pin electric socket (£142)
Price range:  Kia Sorento  2.2 CRDi KX-1 5d (£28,795) to Kia Sorento  2.2 CRDi KX-4 5d Auto (£41,000)

Road Tax Band:  I | CO2 g/km:  177 | Insurance group:  28
Kerbweight:  1953kg | Gross vehicle weight: 2620kg
Caravan weight:  1660kg | Noseweight:  100kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  No
Make of towbar fitted:  AL-KO
 
Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/2199 | Power:  197@3800
Torque:  272@1750-2500 | Transmission:  6/AUT/AWD | Parking brake:  Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  13.45 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  10.35
Solo combined fuel consumption:  42.2

Judges’ comments:

“Great steering lock”
“Electric parking brake held well with auto hold”
“Large boot – all the test load fitted in easily”

Read more about the Kia Sorento

Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE

On the Road Price: £39,395 | Price as tested: £40,070
Extras fitted:  Detachable towbar including 13 pin electric socket (£675)
Price range:  Land Rover Discovery Sport 2.0 TD4 SE (5 Seat) 5d (£30,695) to Land Rover Discovery 2.0 TD4 (180bhp) HSE Luxury 5d Auto (£43,000)

Road Tax Band:  H | CO2 g/km:  166 | Insurance group:  28
Kerbweight:  1884kg | Gross vehicle weight: 2600kg
Caravan weight:  1601kg | Noseweight:  100kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  No
Make of towbar fitted:  Land Rover

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/4/2198 | Power:  188@3500
Torque:  310@1750 | Transmission:  9/AUT/AWD | Parking brake:  Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  12.55 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  9.8
Solo combined fuel consumption:  53.3

Judges’ comments:

“Lovely gearbox always in the correct gear for situation”
“A good choice for a continental tour”
“Great for holding tight lines”

Read more about the Land Rover Discovery Sport

Vehicles over £50,000

Winner: Land Rover Discovery HSE LUX

On the Road Price:  £59,970 | Price as Tested: £61,200
Extras fitted:  Plug-in towball including 13 pin electric socket (£510); Vision Assist Pack (£740)
Price range:  Land Rover Discovery 3.0 SDV6 SE 5d Auto (£41,600) to Land Rover Discovery 3.0 SDV6 HSE Luxury 5d Auto (£59,970)

Road Tax Band:   K | CO2 g/km:  203 | Insurance group:  42
Kerbweight:   2622kg | Gross vehicle weight:  3310kg
Caravan weight:  2229kg | Noseweight:  150kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:  No
Make of towbar fitted: Land Rover

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/6/2967 | Power:  252@4000
Torque:  443@2000 | Transmission:  8/AUT/AWD | Parking brake:  Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  11.2 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  8.6
Solo combined fuel consumption:  36.7

Judges’ comments:

“Rock solid stability”
“Master class hill start”
“Electric parking brake held really well no problem and released automatically when pulled away”

Read more about the Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover Range Rover SDV8 Autobiography

On the Road Price:  £96,550 | Price as Tested: £97,700
Extras fitted: Full size spare wheel (£200); Electric deployable towbar – includes electrics armature (£950);
Price range: Range Rover 3.0 TDV6 auto (£73,950) to Range Rover 5.0 Litre V8 Supercharged Petrol LWB (£164,600)

Road Tax Band:  L | CO2 g/km:  229 | Insurance group:  49
Kerbweight:  2410kg | Gross vehicle weight:  3200kg
Caravan weight:  2048kg | Noseweight:   200kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:   No
Make of towbar fitted:  Land Rover

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/8/4367 | Power:  334@4000
Torque:  546@1750 | Transmission:  8/AUT/AWD | Parking brake:  Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  7.5 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  5.6
Solo combined fuel consumption:   32.5

Judges' comments:

“Pulls like a train it’s got so much grunt!”
“Stability was solid like a rock”
“Large boot – took all of the caravanability load”

Read more about the Land Rover Range Rover

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Dynamic

On the Road Price:  £76,250 | Price as Tested: £77,900
Extras fitted:  Electric deployable towbar and 13 pin electrics (£950); Surround camera system (£700);
Price range: Range Rover Sport 3.0 SDV6 Auto HSE (£61,250) to Range Rover Sport SVR (£93,450)

Road Tax Band:  I | CO2 g/km:  185 | Insurance group:  47
Kerbweight:  2428kg | Gross vehicle weight: 3150kg
Caravan weight:  2064kg | Noseweight:  200kg

Viable with a B Licence with a caravan at 85% of the car's kerb weight?:   No
Make of towbar fitted:  Land Rover

Engine: Diesel/No. of cylinders:  D/6/2993 | Power:   335@4000
Torque:  516@1500-1750 \Transmission:  6/AUT/AWD | Parking brake: Electric
Average (in secs) 30-60 mph towing:  9.1 | Average (in secs) 40-60 mph towing:  6.8
Solo combined fuel consumption:  45.6

Judges' comments:

“Great stability”
“Effortless hill start”
“Excellent noseweight at 200kg”

Read more about the Land Rover Range Rover Sport