Thinking of buying a towcar this year? Every year we run a Towcar of the Year competition – judged by caravan journalists, national motoring journalists and Caravan Club members. The competition puts a variety of cars to the test, to provide members with an evaluation and recommendation on which are the best buys for 2017
The 2016-17 event was held at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire. Car manufacturers and importers are invited to enter vehicles into The Caravan Club’s Towcar of the Year, the original and most prestigious competition of its type which this year, celebrates its 34th anniversary.
The panel of judges evaluated each of the vehicles using the same set criteria; they assessed acceleration, brakes (including parking brake), reversing, driver ergonomics, hill start, visibility, traction and the suitability of the gear box.
Winner - Volkswagen Passat Estate Alltrack 2.0TDI 4MOTION 150PS
The Volkswagen Passat Estate Alltrack 2.0TDI 4MOTION 150PS took top spot as overall winner of The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2017. Not only that, it won its class (vehicles between £32,000 - £35,000) as well as All Wheel Drive under 1800kg.