2020 Winners

Winners of Towcar of the Year Awards 2020

Class winners for Towcar of the Year Awards 2020

Volvo takes the crown as best Towcar of the Year 2020

The Volvo XC40 D4 AWD R-Design Pro has won this year’s overall trophy and also triumphed in the Caravan Weight 1400kg - 1500kg category in the 37th Caravan and Motorhome Club Towcar of the Year competition.

See Jaguar I-Pace 400PS Electric HSE statistics

5 door SUV, Jaguar detachable towbar

Performance

  • Electric (Note 1: WLTP Consumption from - kWh/100miles TEL 35.4/TEH 39.9
  • Solo range up to 292miles (470km) from a full charge, depending on operating conditions (WLTP cycle)
  • Electric x 2, EV400
  • 1 gear, automatic
  • All wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 393@4250
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm):  513@0-max
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 2.5 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 2133
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2670
  • Caravan (kg): 750
  • Noseweight (kg): 45

Pricing

  • From £64,495 to £74,995
  • £73,580 (price as tested) includes £1,685 towing gear charges
  • (Qualifies for Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) Grant -£3,500.00)
  • Total of first three years’ car tax:  £640
  • Insurance group: 50
  • CO2 g /km: 0
  • Towable with B licence: Yes without exceeding the 750kg towing limit

See ŠKODA Octavia Estate Sportline 2.0 TDI 150 PS DSG statistics

5-door estate, ŠKODA detachable towbar

Performance

  • Diesel (48-7-53.3mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinders, 1968cc engine
  • 7 gears, automatic
  • Front wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 148@3500-4000
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 251@1750-3000
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 8.9 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1417
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 1984
  • Caravan (kg): 1204
  • Noseweight (kg): 75

Pricing

  • From £19,810 - £32,435
  • £28,600 (price as tested) includes £565 towing gear charges
  • Total of first three years’ car tax: £500
  • Insurance group: 19E
  • CO2 g /km: 117
  • Towable with B licence: Yes, within the Club’s 85% guidelines, B+E is necessary to fully utilise the braked towing limit

See Ford Focus Vignale Estate 2.0 EcoBlue 8-Speed Auto statistics

5-door estate, Ford detachable towbar

Performance

  • Diesel (44.1-51.4mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinders, 1996cc engine
  • 8 gears, automatic
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 148@3500
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 273@2000
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 9.9 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1559
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2105
  • Caravan (kg): 1325
  • Noseweight (kg): 90

Pricing

  • From £19,645 - £33,095
  • £31,695 (price as tested)
  • Total of first three years’ car tax:  £500
  • Insurance group: 20E
  • CO2 g /km: 119
  • Towable with B licence: Yes within the Club’s 85% guidelines, B+E is necessary to fully utilise the braked towing limit

See Volvo XC40 D4 AWD R-Design Pro statistics

5-door SUV, Volvo retractable towbar

Performance

  • Diesel (39.8-44.1mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinder, 1969cc engine
  • 8 gears, automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 187@4000
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 295@1750-2250
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 8.6 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1735
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2250
  • Caravan (kg): 1475
  • Noseweight (kg): 110

Pricing

  • From £28,965 - £42,305
  • £43,210 (price as tested) includes £1075 towing gear charges
  • Total of first three years’ car tax:  £1,460
  • Insurance group: 30E
  • CO2 g /km: 133
  • Towable with B licence: B licence unlikely (max caravan/trailer MTPLM 1250kg) but B+E required for caravan/trailer heavier than this

See Volvo V60 D4 AWD Cross Country Plus statistics

5-door estate, Volvo retractable towbar

Performance

  • Diesel (42.8-47.9mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinder, 1969cc engine
  • 8 gears, automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 187@4250
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 295@1750-2500
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 9.1 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1834
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2360
  • Caravan (kg): 1559
  • Noseweight (kg): 100

Pricing

  • From £30,445 - £38,880
  • £43,210 (price as tested) includes £1075 towing gear charges
  • Total of first three years’ car tax:  £1,460
  • Insurance group: 49 - 50
  • CO2 g /km: 135
  • Towable with B licence: B licence unlikely (max caravan/trailer MTPLM 1140kg) but B+E required for caravan/trailer heavier than this

See Volkswagen Touareg R-Line Tech 3.0 V6 TDI 4MOTION 286PS auto tiptronic statistics

5-door SUV, Volkswagen retractable towbar

Performance

  • Diesel (42.8mpg solo)
  • 6 cylinders, 2967cc engine
  • 8 gears, automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 282@3500-4000
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 443@1750-3000
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 6.3 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 2070
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2850
  • Caravan (kg): 1760
  • Noseweight (kg): 140

Pricing

  • From £49,135 - £59,275
  • £60,315 (price as tested) includes £1,120 towing gear charges
  • Total of first three years’ car tax: £2,210
  • Insurance group: 42E
  • CO2 g /km: 173
  • Towable with B licence: Unlikely (max caravan/trailer MTPLM 650kg) but B+E required for caravan/trailer heavier than this

See Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Amarok Trendline 3.0 V6 TDI 4MOTION 204PS auto statistics

Double cab pick-up, Volkswagen fixed towbar

Performance

  • Diesel (34.9mpg solo)
  • 6 cylinders, 2967cc engine
  • 8 gears, automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 201@3000-4500
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 368@1250-1750
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 9.0 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 2320
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 3290
  • Caravan (kg): 1972
  • Noseweight (kg): 140

Pricing

  • From £25,825 - £39,985
  • £34,899 includes £372 towing gear charges
  • Total of first three years’ car tax: £780
  • Insurance group: 41E
  • CO2 g /km: 212
  • Towable with B licence: unlikely (max caravan/trailer MTPLM 210kg) but B+E required for caravan/trailer heavier than this

See ŠKODA Kodiaq vRS 2.0 TDI 239 PS 4x4 DSG statistics

5-door SUV 7 seats, ŠKODA retractable towbar

Performance

  • Diesel (34-35.3mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinders, 1968cc engine
  • 7 gears, automatic
  • All wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 236@4000
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 369@1750-2500
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 8.8 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 2009
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2529
  • Caravan (kg): 1708
  • Noseweight (kg): 100

Pricing

  • From £25,775 - £43,390
  • £43,995 (price as tested) includes £605 towing gear charges
  • Total of first three years’ car tax: £1,785
  • Insurance group: 29
  • CO2 g /km: 167
  • Towable with B licence: B licence unlikely (max caravan/trailer MTPLM 971kg) but B+E required for caravan/trailer heavier than this