Best Caravan Towing Cars Revealed

29/10/2013

Simple Caravan Insurance have teamed up with Motoring.co.uk to bring you the results of our first annual best caravan towing car survey. Our survey via www.motoring.co.uk asked caravan owners to vote on their favourite towing car and brand rating it against five key performance factors including towing power, stability, comfort, economy and traction.

 

Simple Caravan Insurance have teamed up with Motoring.co.uk to bring you the results of our first annual best caravan towing car survey.

Our survey via www.motoring.co.uk asked caravan owners to vote on their favourite towing car and brand rating it against five key performance factors including towing power, stability, comfort, economy and traction.

And the winner is...

The winner with the most votes was the Ford Mondeo with caravanners rating the Mondeo highly for towing power, stability and comfort, however its scores for economy and traction showed room for improvement but were still competitive.

The Mondeo celebrates its 20th birthday this year and the 5th generation model is due for release in 2014.

Second place went to the VW Passat, which received consistently strong marks across the five key performance factors and outperformed the Ford Mondeo on economy. When we asked caravanners what was it about the VW Passat that makes it so good for towing, power came out as a consistent theme.

Tied jointly for third with an equal number of votes were the Land Rover Discovery and Hyundai Santa Fe. The Discovery’s highest marks were for stability and traction, compared with towing power and comfort for the Santa Fe.

Other models which rated highly against the 5 performance factors included the Kia Sedona and the Skoda Octavia, which both scored highly for power and stability.

The results come as no surprise as Which? recently awarded the Ford Mondeo the Best Estate Tow Car Award.

The top towing brand…

Ford was also the top towing brand with 12% of the votes. As well as the Ford Mondeo, other popular Ford models included the Ford Galaxy, C Max and Kuga.

Caravanners voted Land Rover as their second favourite brand with the Discovery, Range Rover, Freelander and Defender all popular amongst voters.

Third place went to Volvo, with Audi and VW tied jointly for fourth place.

About the survey

The Simple Caravan Insurance and Motoring.co.uk survey was based on 197 responses from caravan owners who were asked to cast their vote on their favourite towing brand and towing car, with participants rating the car on five key performance factors including towing power, stability, comfort, economy and traction.

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