Ford tow cars

Ford tow cars

Tested Ford cars

In 1986 Ford first scooped an award at Towcar of the Year with their Sierra XR 4x4 winning the overall title for that year. Their Galaxy won two awards in the MPV class, first in 1996 with the 2.8 GLX version and again in 1999 with its Ghia trim level.  In 1997 the Ford Maverick 2.7 GLS TDi LWB was placed first in the All-Terrain class. Ford have been awarded four awards for their Mondeo, the model winning the £16,000 - £20,000 class in 2008 with the Ford Mondeo Zetec with its stablemate the Titanium X Estate not only winning the £25,000 - £33,000 class but the overall title too.   The following year the Ford Mondeo Titanium X 2.5T won the same class. 

For our 2020 awards, the Ford Focus Vignale Estate 2.0 EcoBlue 8-Speed Auto won the Caravan Weight 1300kg – 1400kg class and also scooped the Best Family Towcar award.

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

5-door estate, Ford detachable towbar


  • 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


  • 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