The Best Cars for Towing a Caravan

Over 2 million people take caravan holidays in the UK every year and with the increasing issues with travel we are currently experiencing, this number is only going to rise. Whether you are looking to take your caravan away for a quick getaway or a longer family holiday, it’s important that you have the right car to be able to tow it. There are several safety and convenience factors you need to consider, especially if you are buying a new car.

Car leasing experts at Caruno state “For a car to be right for you, it needs to meet your needs. But when towing, we also need to think about the needs of the caravan. How heavy is it? What type of towbar does it need? Once you know these things, you can find the right car for your safari park summer holiday”

There is a wide range of cars available that are suitable for towing your caravan. Here are some of the cars that we think are the best ones for you to consider:

Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe comes in as one of the least expensive, most affordable SUV cars that are suitable for towing up to 2,500 kg with a tow ball limit of 100 kg. The car was awarded the ‘Top Safety Pick’ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and has received maximum five-star safety ratings from a range of different companies. The car has a kerb weight of 1,895 kg, ensuring that it is sturdy and robust, without appearing and feeling clunky.

Hyundai has released a hybrid version – the Santa Fe Blue Hybrid, the car is comfortable towing a fully-loaded twin axel caravan and has ample space for all the family – or more if you decide to use the third row of seats available!

Audi A6 Allroad

Not quite an SUV but the Audi A6 Allroad, available in saloon and estate versions, is ideal for taking your caravan on road trips around the UK. It has extra underbody protection and body cladding, with an increased ride height.

With a towing capacity of up to 2,500 kg, a tow ball limit of 100 kg, a kerb weight of 1,685 kg, and tons of boot space, the Audi A6 Allroad has a five-star safety rating, perfect for whisking the family away for a weekend.

Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is a crossover SUV, built with comfort and practicality in mind. With its off-road capabilities, the Honda CR-V is ideal for explorers and caravaners looking for a little adventure with four-wheel drive due to its responsible and reliable reputation.

Officially, the Honda CR-V can tow up to 2,000 kg of a caravan. The car is spacious with ample storage space for a family’s worth of luggage, and it has a tow ball limit of 100 kg and a kerb weight of 1,501 kg making it a great choice for functionality.


The BMW X5 can tow up to a hefty 3,500 kg with a tow ball limit of 140 kg and a kerb weight of 2,185 kg. It has excellent handling, especially for a 4x4 of that weight, and can easily tow a twin axle! Regardless, it is a comfortable and dynamic car with large dimensions, suitable for a range of different terrains. It copes well on the road making it an ideal car for taking the family away for a few days!

Ford Galaxy

People carriers have become less popular over recent years with many families turning to SUVs. However, when it comes to smooth and easy caravan towing, they are the perfect solution. The Ford Galaxy can tow up to 2,000 kg with a tow ball limit of 90 kg, a kerb weight of 1,841 kg, and can accommodate up to seven people. With the car full, there is still ample boot space and with the third row taken out, there is enough room for you to take anything from an outside table and chairs to kayaks and camping gear.

The Ford Galaxy is ideal for road travel, coping well through all terrains. It is the perfect family car, with or without your caravan!

Content provided by Lily Meyers @ The Writers Diary

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