Article By Eden Motor Group

Best Cars for Towing Caravans

Caravanning is becoming more popular than ever as we all begin to realise the pleasures of taking a little piece of home away with us on holiday. And while it’s tricky enough to choose a caravan which is perfect for your needs, the car you will use to pull it will need to be good at towing and great as your family car for the other 48 weeks of the year.

At Eden we are experts in matching your perfect car to your caravan and can talk you though the options for fitting manufacturer-approved towing equipment too.

Here are our top 10 cars for towing caravans:

At Eden we are experts in matching your perfect car to your caravan and can talk you though the options for fitting manufacturer-approved towing equipment too.


Here are our top 10 cars for towing caravans:

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1. Hyundai Santa Fe - max towing weight 2,000 - 2,500kg

If you have a larger caravan – and a bigger family – the Santa Fe is a pretty unbeatable package. It’s available with a traditional diesel engine or a plug-in hybrid petrol/electric combination. Most Santa Fes have four-wheel drive too, helping you to keep moving even on a slippery campsite.

2. Hyundai Tucson - max towing weight 1,350kg – 2,200kg

The Tucson has many of the same qualities as its Santa Fe big brother, but in a smaller package which is perfect for more compact caravans. It has a vast 620-litre boot for all your luggage and a choice of petrol, mild-hybrid, hybrid or PHEV powertrains and two or four-wheel drive.

3. Vauxhall Grandland - max towing weight 1,200kg – 1,400kg

The new Grandland makes a great family car but is also happy to work hard when it is time to tow. There’s a choice of frugal turbo petrol, diesel or plug in hybrid powertrains which mean cheaper company car tax as well as impressive low-down pulling power. The newest model is incredibly stylish too, incorporating Vauxhall’s latest ‘Vizor’ face.

4. Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer - max towing weight 1,200kg – 1,500kg

While an SUV is the default choice for many caravanners, the Astra Sport Tourer is proof that the estate car has plenty of life left in it. Efficient turbo charged petrol and diesel engines have towing capacities of up to 1,500kg and the interior features have been designed to make that long drive to the campsite comfortable and effortless....

5. Mazda CX-60 - max towing weight 2,500kg

Mazda’s new CX-60 is a luxury Plug-in Hybrid SUV which offers something brilliantly different to towing enthusiasts who enjoy their driving - and a bit of luxury. Power comes from a 2.5 litre petrol engine mated to an electric motor and battery. When towing it has excellent low-down pulling power and responds instantly to changing grip conditions.

6. Peugeot 5008 - max towing weight 1,100 - 1,750kg

The Peugeot 5008 has been re-designed to offer the practicality of an MPV with the style of an SUV and the comfort of a luxury saloon. Its efficient powertrains include a flexible turbo diesel which has enough pulling power to tow a 1,750kg caravan, while also carrying up to seven people in individual, fully adaptable seats.

7. MG HS PHEV - max towing weight 1,750kg

MG HS Plug-in Hybrid is an and excellent towing vehicle which uses a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine with a 90kW electric motor to give an EV-only range of 32 miles with zero tailpipe emissions – plenty for a typical commute. With a caravan attached to the back it means you’ll have instant pulling power too. But the most surprising part of the MG HS is the excellent value and quality.

8. Fiat 500X - max towing weight 1,300kg – 1,500kg

The idea of towing with a Fiat 500 might seem laughable, but the 500X is proof that you can have all the retro style of the world’s most famous city car in a package which can cope with a family and their holidays. A new mild-hybrid powertrain provides low-down pulling power to make steep climbs a breeze.

9. Suzuki Vitara - max towing weight 1,200kg – 1,500kg

Suzuki has always had a reputation for building solid, capable and reliable SUVs and the Vitara has long had a loyal following among caravanners due to their value and capability. The latest models have a choice of mild or full hybrid engines and the manual versions are available with Suzuki’s AllGrip 4WD system – perfect for towing in muddy campsites and on steep gravel tracks.

10. Vauxhall Mokka - max towing weight 1,200kg

If you’ve got a smaller caravan and don’t want to compromise on style, then the Mokka could be just your cup of tea. Despite its compact dimensions, this little SUV has real head turning style on the outside and top-notch technology inside. The Mokka has the choice of turbocharged petrol or diesel engine with plenty of pulling power for a smaller caravan and will prove comfortable even on long trips.

What is the Best Electric Car for Towing a Caravan?

Hyundai Ioniq 5 - max towing weight 1,600kg

The groundbreaking Hyundai Ioniq 5 is so much more than a revolutionary approach to modern driving, its pretty strong too!

Even the entry models deliver a whopping 750kg pulling power, matched with beautiful handling and an unprecedented interior comfort and style, we can't think of a better way to enjoy your caravan holiday!

What is the best 7 Seater Electric Car?

Peugeot E-Rifter

Looking to bring a few extras on your road trip, then you do well to look at the Peugeot E-Rifter! A fantastic 7 seater electric car that packs in more seats and doesn’t comprimise style and comfort.

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