2018 winners

2018 winners

Class winners of the 2018 Towcar of the Year competition

Skoda's Kodiaq SUV takes the win

No stranger to the Towcar of the Year podium, Skoda’s all-new Kodiaq SUV has been awarded the 2018 Towcar of the Year overall win, coming top of its price class and top of the 'All Wheel Drive Under 1,800kg' category. 

The Kodiaq’s kerbweight allows for a wide choice of caravan. The 2.0 litre 190bhp turbo-diesel engine combined with the smooth DSG automatic gearbox and full-time four-wheel drive, makes for a quick a standing start which allows for an effortless transition into fast-moving traffic. All in all, the Skoda SUV has put in some of the best performances of any car entered in the competition - relaxing, stable, dependable, comfortable touring at its best.

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Performance

  • Diesel (49.6mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinder, 1968cc engine
  • 7 gear, automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm):  188@3500-4000
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm):  295@1750-3250
  • 30 - 60mph acceleration (towing):  11.1 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg):  1798
  • Gross vehicle (kg):  2510
  • Caravan (kg):  1528
  • Noseweight ( kg):  80

Pricing

  • £34,210 (price as tested)
  • Insurance group:  17
  • CO2 g /km:  151
  • Towable with B licence: Yes but B+E licence required for any caravan/trailer over 900kg MTPLM

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Performance

  • Diesel (48.7mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinder, 2157cc engine
  • 6 gear, manual
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm):  176@4000
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm):  295@1400-2800
  • 30 - 60mph acceleration (towing):  12.7 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg):  1828
  • Gross vehicle (kg):  2300
  • Caravan (kg):  1554
  • Noseweight (kg):  80

Pricing

  • £19,168 (price as tested)
  • Insurance group:  25
  • CO2 g /km:  152
  • Towable with B licence: Yes but B+E licence required for any caravan/trailer over 1200kg MTPLM

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Performance

  • Diesel (65.7mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinder, 1598cc engine
  • 6 gear, manual
  • 5 door hatchback
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm):  134@3500-4000
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm):  236@2000-2250
  • 30 - 60mph acceleration (towing):  14.8 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg):  1503
  • Gross vehicle (kg):  2070
  • Caravan (kg):  1278
  • Noseweight (kg):  60

Pricing

  • £24,225 (price as tested)
  • Insurance group:  16E
  • CO2 g /km:  114
  • Towable with B licence: Yes

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Performance

  • Diesel (60.1mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinder, 1968cc engine
  • 6 gear, manual
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm):  148@3500-4000
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm):  251@1750-3000
  • 30 - 60mph acceleration (towing):  12.2 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg):  1451
  • Gross vehicle (kg):  2096
  • Caravan (kg):  1233
  • Noseweight ( kg):  80

Pricing

  • £27,735 (price as tested)
  • Insurance group:  20
  • CO2 g /km:  130
  • Towable with B licence: Yes but B+E licence required for any caravan/trailer over 1404kg MTPLM

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Performance

  • Diesel (54.3mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinder, 1968cc engine
  • 7 gear, automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm):  182@3500-4000
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm):  280@1750-3250
  • 30 - 60mph acceleration (towing):  10.1 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg):  1576
  • Gross vehicle (kg):  2260
  • Caravan (kg):  1340
  • Noseweight (kg):  80

Pricing

  • £32,860 (price as tested)
  • Insurance group:  23E
  • CO2 g /km:  137
  • Towable with B licence: Yes but B+E licence required for any caravan/trailer over 1410kg MTPLM

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Performance

  • Diesel (54.3mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinder, 1969cc engine
  • 8 gear, automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm):  188@4250
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm):  295@1750-2500
  • 30 - 60mph acceleration (towing):  12 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg):  1836
  • Gross vehicle (kg):  2500
  • Caravan (kg):  1561
  • Noseweight (kg):  110

Pricing

  • £42,350 (price as tested)
  • Insurance group:  31E
  • CO2 g /km:  136
  • Towable with B licenceB+E licence required for any trailer over 1000kg

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Performance

  • Diesel (36.2mpg solo)
  • 6 cylinder, 2967cc engine
  • 8 gear, automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm):  221@3000-4500
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm):  406@1400-2750
  • 30 - 60mph acceleration (towing):  9.2 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg):  2178
  • Gross vehicle (kg):  2260
  • Caravan (kg):  1851
  • Noseweight (kg):  140

Pricing

  • £39,607 (price as tested)
  • Insurance group:  42E
  • CO2 g /km:  204
  • Towable with B licenceB+E licence required for any trailer over 210kg

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Performance

  • Petrol and electric (134.5mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinder, 1969cc engine
  • 8 gear, automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 401@5700
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 472@2200-5400
  • 30 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 7.3 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 2321
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 3010
  • Caravan (kg): 1973
  • Noseweight (kg): 140

Pricing

  • £63,460 (price as tested)
  • Insurance group: 42E
  • CO2 g /km: 49
  • Towable with B licenceB+E licence required for any trailer over 490kg

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