Ford Mondeo Estate named best towcar for caravans

The Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Titanium has been recommended to caravanners as Britain’s best towcar.

Practical Caravan, What Car? and the Camping and Caravanning Club have joined together to judge that of 53 cars tested, the Ford Mondeo was best in terms of towing ability, practicality, value for money and safety.

Vehicles were put through their paces at the Motor Industry Research Centre (MIRA) in Warwickshire.

"The standard of towcars tested was higher than ever, yet the overall winner was a clear decision," commented What Car?’s editor, Steve Fowler.

"The Mondeo is not just a great towcar, it’s also a great car when there isn’t a caravan or a trailer hitched to the back. It’s comfortable, spacious, good to drive and affordable."

While the Mondeo was deemed the overall winner, the contest was also split into five categories by kerbweight – up to 1425 kg; 1425-1574 kg; 1575-1724 kg; 1725-1900 kg; and over 1900 kg.

The respective winners of the divisions were the Ford Focus 2.0 TDCi Titanium 5dr; the VW Golf Estate 2.0 TDI SE; the Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0 TDCi Titanium auto; the Land Rover Discovery TDV6 HSE auto and the Jaguar XJ 2.7 TDVi Sport Premium.

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