As more and more Brits choose to staycation in the UK, a caravan holiday is the perfect way to explore and enjoy beautiful destinations in a cost-effective way. 

But you may be thinking - how do I choose the right car for towing a caravan? Well, there’s lots to consider; space, safety, stability, towing capacity, and more.

Luckily, we’re here to help. So if you’re looking for a car which will pull its weight, read on to discover our picks for the best cars for towing. 


Nissan Qashqai 


Award-winning, reliable and family-friendly, the Nissan Qashqai has secured a well-deserved place on our list of the best cars for towing. 

Depending on the exact model, the Nissan Qashqai offers a towing capacity of up to 1,800kg, so it’s definitely a great option to consider. It remains stable at speed and can tow straight up to 70mph in still air, so motorway driving won’t be an issue.

Aside from its towing capability, the Nissan Qashqai offers desirable SUV styling and urban appeal, making it great for everyday driving too. It’s no surprise it’s one of Britain’s best-selling crossover SUVs!

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Volvo XC60


When it comes to the best cars for towing caravans, the Volvo XC60 is very highly renowned. Winner of the Caravan and Motorhome Club Towcar of the Year award in 2019, the Volvo XC60 was praised for its outstanding performance in terms of acceleration, stability and braking. And with the XC60’s impressive handling and range of powerful diesel engines, you can expect a smooth drive.

Certain models feature all-wheel drive which provides extra traction and peace of mind especially in poor weather conditions. 

But that’s not all the Volvo XC60 has to offer. Features like hill start assist, hill descent control, and an electronic parking brake provide extra convenience and a helping hand when you take to the roads with your caravan in tow. 

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Volkswagen Tiguan


For both everyday driving and when towing, the Volkswagen Tiguan provides great stability and will give you the confidence to take on any journey, big or small. 

It takes towing in its stride, with a 2305kg maximum towing weight and a 1723kg kerbweight. According to The Tow Car Awards, it’ll take you from 30-60mph in about 11.9 seconds with a caravan hitched, allowing you to keep up with the flow of traffic quite easily.

With its comfortable, spacious interior and big boot for all your holiday luggage, the Tiguan is a standout family car. You’ll find added versatility in the form of sliding/reclining rear seats with a 40/20/40 split, available on every Tiguan model, so you can really adapt it to your needs. 

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Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport


We all recognise the Vauxhall Insignia as a sleek and striking family car, but you may not know that it’s actually a very solid option when it comes to towing, too. Depending on which model you go for, the Insignia Grand Sport offers a towing capacity of around 1,500kg to 2,000kg, and when towing, it’s comfortable, reliable and corners neatly. 

Great features like lane assist, sat nav, and a reverse camera make for a stress-free drive, and heated seats on certain trims will keep you toasty warm if you’re heading on a winter staycation in your Insignia Grand Sport. 

But the comfort doesn't end there. There’s plenty of legroom in the back, and the 490-litre boot, which increases to 1,450-litres when the seats are down, is more than enough for all the luggage you’ll need for an enjoyable road trip. 

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A practical and premium SUV, the BMW X1 deserves a place on the shortlist of the best cars for towing caravans. It provides everyday practicality to keep up with family demands, with a versatile and well-built interior and a large 505-litre boot. You won't hear any complaints from the passengers in the back, as sliding and reclining seats will ensure they aren’t too cramped on long journeys. 

In terms of its towing capability, the BMW X1 has a braked capacity starting at 1,700kg and it serves up plenty of power to pull along a caravan. All-wheel drive is available with the xDrive version, which will provide more traction and stability which is especially beneficial in adverse weather conditions.

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Ready to start browsing? 

We have over 1,500 cars on-site just waiting for you to browse. Our friendly team is always on hand to help and to ensure you drive away happy in the perfect towing car for you. Get in touch now or visit our Bootle showroom to start your journey.