2017 Winners

2017 Winners

And the winner is!

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. This year, the judging panel tested 47 competition entries at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire.

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Performance

  • Engine: D/4/1968
  • 6 gear MAN
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 152@3500-4000
  • Torque (lb ft@rpm): 251@1750-3000
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing):10.45 seconds 

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1670
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2260
  • Caravan weight (kg): 1420
  • Noseweight (kg): 90

Pricing

  • Price: £33,605
  • Insurance group: 19E
  • CO2 g /km: 30
  • Towable with B licence: Yes but B+E licence required for any caravan/trailer over 1450kg MTPLM

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Performance

  • Engine (cc): D/4/1560
  • 5 Gear MAN
  • Front wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 98@3750
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 187@1750
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 13 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1143
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 1610
  • Caravan weight (kg): 825
  • Noseweight (kg): 55

Pricing

  • From £19,444
  • Insurance group: 19A
  • CO2 g /km: 95
  • Towable with B licence: Yes

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Performance

  • Engine: D/4/1560
  • 6 Gear MAN
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 120@3500
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 221@1750
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 12.2 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1295
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 1870
  • Caravan weight (kg): 1101
  • Noseweight (kg): 71

Pricing

  • From £21,546
  • Insurance group: 20E
  • CO2 g /km: 85
  • Towable with B licence: Yes

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Performance

  • Engine: D/4/1968
  • 6 Gear MAN
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 152@3500-4000
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 251@1750-3000
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 9.45 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1410
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2030
  • Caravan weight (kg): 1199
  • Noseweight (kg): 90

Pricing

  • From £27,742
  • Insurance group: 19E
  • CO2 g /km: 109
  • Towable with B licence: Yes but B+E licence required for any caravan/trailer over 1470kg MTPLM

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Performance

  • Engine: D/4/1968
  • 6 Gear MAN
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 152@3500-4000
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 251@1750-3000
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 10.25 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1555
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 
  • Caravan weight (kg): 1322
  • Noseweight (kg): 80

Pricing

  • From £30,400
  • Insurance group: 17E
  • CO2 g /km: 125
  • Towable with B licence: Yes but B+E licence required for any caravan/trailer over 1450kg MTPLM

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Performance

  • Engine: D/4/1950
  • 9 Gear AUT
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 194@3800
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 295@2800
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 7.55 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1680
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2340
  • Caravan weight (kg): 1428
  • Noseweight (kg): 84

Pricing

  • From £38,470
  • Insurance group: 32E
  • CO2 g /km: 112
  • Towable with B licence: Yes but B+E licence required for any caravan/trailer over 1180kg MTPLM

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Performance

  • Engine: D/6/2993
  • 8 Gear AUT
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 313@4400
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 465@1500-2500
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 5.7 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 2185
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2825
  • Caravan weight (kg): 1857
  • Noseweight (kg): 140

Pricing

  • From £59,445
  • Insurance group: 44
  • CO2 g /km: 157
  • Towable with B licence: Unlikely as B+E licence is required for any caravan/trailer over 750kg MTPLM

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