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Best tow car to lease in 2023

The best tow car to lease in 2023 is the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, according to the judges at this year’s Caravan and Motorhome Club Towcar of the Year Competition.


A whole host of cars were put through their paces, while lugging a load, at the UTAC (Union Technique de l'Automobile) Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire.

The contenders were scored in a number of different areas, including performance, stability, load capacity and pure driving pleasure.

And the ‘immensely talented’ plug-in hybrid Porsche SUV was named overall winner, as well as triumphing in the ‘Caravan weight over 1700kg’ category.


A spokesperson said: “The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid scored top marks in virtually every area, and was particularly noted for its agile handling and how it kept its caravan stable at low and high speeds. A beautifully made interior, spacious back seats and top-notch tech were the icing on the cake, while the ‘caravanability’ judges liked how the boot took all of their test gear along with the car’s bulky charging cable bags.”

You can lease the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid with Select Car Leasing from £891 per month*.

The plucky little Ford Puma ST-Line 1.0 litre mild-hybrid - a small car not exactly known for its caravan-pulling abilities - was also singled-out for praise, as it won the ‘Judges’ Special Award’.


The Awards spokesperson added: “A 1.0-litre engine may not seem an obvious choice on paper, but the power and torque made light work of both hill and high-speed routes. It kept the caravan stable while still being entertaining and engaging to drive. A comfortable interior, a surprisingly large boot and great technology sealed the deal.”

The ‘Electric Towcar’ gong went to the brilliant Nissan Ariya, while the battery-powered Polestar 2, Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV, and the Volkswagen ID. Buzz also won category prizes.

Meanwhile the ‘Luxury Towcar’ silverware went to the Bentley Bentayga Extended Wheelbase, with the premium SUV wowing judges with its ‘superb visibility, clear towing data, its agility, the 4.0-litre V8 engine’s lovely combination of power and smoothness, and how it pampered passengers with its sumptuous interior’.


You can see the full list of winners below:

  • Caravan weight under 1100kg: VW ID. Buzz Style SWB 204PS 77kWh Pro
  • Caravan weight 1100kg - 1300kg: Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV 82kWh vRS
  • Caravan weight 1300kg - 1500kg: Skoda Octavia Estate SE L 2.0 TDI
  • Caravan weight 1500kg - 1700kg: Polestar 2 Long Range Single Motor
  • Electric Towcar: Nissan Ariya 87kWh Evolve e-4ORCE
  • Hybrid and Family Towcar categories: Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T6 Plus
  • Pick Ups: Ford Ranger Wildtrak Double Cab 3.0L TD Ecoblue V6 240PS
  • Large Family Towcar: VW Multivan Style Long 2.0 TSI 204PS 7spd DSG
  • Luxury Towcar: Bentley Bentayga Extended Wheelbase
  • Judges’ Award: Ford Puma ST-Line 1.0 Mhev 155ps 6 speed manual
  • Overall Winner - The Caravan and Motorhome Club Towcar of the Year 2024 and winner of Caravan weight over 1700kg: Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Platinum Edition


*Prices include VAT. Credit is Subject to Status, Ts and Cs and Arrangement Fees apply. Excess mileage may apply. Stock levels and prices correct as of 26/09/23.


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Friday, 17/05/2024