Pulling power


1st July 2018



THE new Volvo XC40 premium compact SUV has reaffirmed its position as one of the finest all-rounders on sale, taking the title of Best Family SUV in the Tow Car Awards 2018.

The judging panel, made up of experts from Practical Caravan, What Car? and The Camping and Caravanning Club, put an XC40 D4 AWD through stringent testing. They evaluated not just the car's towing capabilities, but also its comfort, handling and performance in everyday driving, and its practicality in terms of being able to carry all the kit needed for a camping holiday.

The quality of the XC40's towing components and driver aids were also scrutinised, as were its safety, reliability, running costs and value for money.

Summing up the judges' findings, David Motton, Practical Caravan's Tow Car Editor, said: "The Volvo XC40 makes a great tow car. It's heavy enough to make a suitable match for a broad range of caravans and trailers, and has the power and stability to tow them with ease. What's more, the Volvo is stylish, practical and extremely safe."