One of the best ways to tour the countryside is by caravanning. Have you found a caravan of your dream but lack a suitable car to serve your purpose? Perhaps considering an upgrade of your current car? Selecting a car capable of towing 1500 Kg is such an overwhelming process as there are numerous brands in the market. Researching every type of car can be a cumbersome process for most. However, we have simplified the whole process for you, all that is required of you is to relax and read on to find the best five cars for towing 1500 kg caravan
In this article, we have the best five 1500 Kg caravan cars that we think would give you an excellent towing experience;
Cars for Towing 1500Kg Caravans
Kia Stinger 2.0 T-GDi GT-Line
KIA Stinger fits the definition of a good towering car. Dimensions-wise, the KIA Stinger has a length of 4.83 meters, by 1.87 meters wide and 1.40 meters in height. On to the mechanical aspects, KIA Stinger features a turbocharged engine of T-GDI gasoline, with 2.0 liters of displacement and tetra cylindrical architecture. KIA Stinger develops a maximum power of 245 hp at 6,200 rpm and 353 Nm of torque, between 1,400 and 4,000 laps. The gearbox that accompanies this thruster is automatic with a torque converter and eight speeds. Its engine can take the car, with caravan in-tow from 0mph right up to 62mph in just 5.8 seconds. Having an electronic parking brake and the eight-speed transmission working in conjunction with its great engine makes it a choice in hilly areas. You can load quite a good number of bags as it has a spacious boot.
OTR Price: £31,995
Engine: 2.0 turbo petrol
Transmission: 8-speed Automatic
0-62mph: 5.8 secs
Top Speed: 149 mph
Combined Economy: 35.8 mpg
C02: 181 g/km
Trunk Capacity: 406 Litres
POWER: 245 hp at 6,200 rpm / 353 Nm between 1,400 and 4,000 rpm
Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDi 150PS SE L DSG
Skoda Octavia is one of the most popular models for towing. It offers a generous space for the occupants, a huge boot for luggage, and in the front topping up it’s incredibly safe and stable to drive. Its braking system is incredibly responsive and stable, giving the rider a sense of safety. 148bhp diesel engine is an impressive performer, getting the Octavia from 0-62mph in 8.7seconds. Whether traveling alone or with the family alongside a boot full of luggage; Skoda Octavia never disappoints
Power: 147 bhp
0-62 MPH: 8.7 seconds
Fuel Type: Diesel
Boot Capacity: 600 litres
Emissions: 115 g/km
Top Speed: 133 mph
Torque: 340 Nm, 251 ft-lb
OTR Price: £13,490
Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2D 4 AWD Auto
This beast provides a significant amount of strength and pulling power making it suitable for hauling a wide array of suitably paired caravans. It can achieve 0mph to 62mph in around 9.7-seconds. Its electronic parking breakes down and automatic gearbox working alongside the four-wheel-drive make it easy to handle slopes.
Has the towing gear conveniently and neatly installed. On the matter of luggage packing, the two seats at the very back can be hidden away, leaving a huge amount of available room.
It’s not the cheapest, but having a five-star rating for safety from Euro NCAP and the standard features, it’s a great choice for the price tag.
0-62 mph: 9.7sec
Top speed: 124mph
Engine type, cc: in-line four cylinder, 2268cc
Power: 148bhp @ 3500rpm
Torque: 280lb ft @ 1750rpm
Gearbox: six-speed manual
Peugeot 5008 2.0 Blue HDi EAT8 S&S GT
If we were to pick out one word to describe the performance of 5008 as a towing car, we would say stable. Nimble and easy to handle, the new PEUGEOT 5008 offers the dynamic performance and acoustic comfort of a grand touring car. Comes with the latest-generation Euro 6d-certified PureTech petrol or BlueHDi diesel engines and all equipped with “Stop & Start” technology. Changing lanes is not a bother and you will notice a very small amount of movement at the rear. When traveling at a high speed, the car handles itself rather well, considering it offers 177bhp with 295lbft of torque, there’s more than enough strength to pull a well-chosen caravan.
Transmission: automatic 8-gear
Torque: 177 bhp, 295 ft-lb
CO2: 124 g/km.
Engine capacity: 1997 ccm3
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h: 9 sec.
Trunk capacity: 780 L
Power: 180 hp
Trunk space: 780 liters unfolded
Audi A4 Allroad 2.0 TFSI Quattro S-Tronic
With its 2.0 TFSI engine, the Audi A4 All road is capable of 44.1mg at 249bhp. with a caravan in tow, it can cover 30 to 60mph in a very impressive 6.8-seconds.
Although it is fair to say that having that kind of speed at your disposal for a caravan journey is nice, it is not essential. However, what it does mean, and where it does matter concerning caravanning, is that it can handle speed with huge amounts of stability.
The 2.0-liter TFSI turbo-four cranks out 252 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque, which is sent to the wheels through a seven-speed “S Tronic” automatic transmission with Quattro all-wheel-drive system. The EPA fuel economy is 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway for a combined 25 mpg.
Quick stops are well handled by the Allroad, and it can reduce speed from 30mph over just 10.6-meters. The Allroad being a high-end station wagon, it reserves the best of the Audi universe, with the Quattro transmission, but also the noblest 4 cylinders, with the 2.0 45 TFSI (245 hp) and 2.0 40 TDI (190 hp), coupled with the excellent 7-speed S-Tronic box.
Transmission: Automatic, 7-speed
Power:185 kW (252 hp)
Top Speed:246 km/h
Acceleration: 0-100km/h: 6.1 s
Number of Seats:5
Trunk Volume:490 l