Added: 23 January 2019
The majority of cars have some towing capabilities, but if you examine the specifications of each model, you’ll see that the variation in towing weight can vary hugely. If towing is an important influencing factor on your purchasing decision, this can be concerning, ultimately causing confusion as to which vehicles are suitable for your needs.
Thankfully, there are a number of Vauxhall tow cars and SUVs on the market that offer excellent towing capabilities that can more than meet your needs. Below, we’ve listed the most noteworthy performers, so you can prioritise these in the search for your next vehicle.
Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport
The Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport makes for an excellent towing car, with a mighty maximum towing limit of 1,950kg in some models.
The vehicle performs well in other important towing-related areas also, especially in regards to stopping, requiring just 10.9 metres to stop from 30 mph. The stability is also worthy of note, especially in high winds, and the overall driving experience is pleasant and stress-free.
All of the above facts suggest that if you are looking for a reasonably-priced, attractive towing car, then the Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport could be the perfect choice for you.
Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer
As one would expect from a slightly smaller, more lightweight vehicle, the maximum towing limit of 1,700g on the standard Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer is lower than SUV models. However, if you’re looking for a car that performs well for everyday use and is able to provide towing capabilities as and when required, look no further.
Most notably, the Astra Sports Tourer walks a fine line very well: the engine is powerful enough to tow with comfort but is also relatively economical to drive. The ride is as comfortable as you would expect from a high-quality manufacturer such as Astra, and there’s also a surprisingly large amount of boot space - more than you may initially expect from a relatively small vehicle.
While it’s impossible to say that the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer is built with towing in mind, it nevertheless performs extremely well for this purpose and should be more than sufficient for most needs.
Vauxhall Grandland X
The Vauxhall Grandland X is something of a best of both worlds; a relatively light, inexpensive vehicle that performs well in everyday use, but is also capable of towing effectively.
In standard driving, the Grandland X is pleasant and easy to handle, an experience which continues even when towing. The interior is well-designed and pleasant, and there’s plenty of boot space to avail of if required.
The one potential fly in the ointment is the maximum towing limit of the Grandland X; depending on the model, you can expect an upper limit of between 1,100kg and 1,400kg. However, if this meets your needs, you can’t go wrong with this impressive, capable all-rounder.
To find out more about any of the Vauxhall tow cars and Vauxhall SUVs listed above, please do get in touch with your local Drive Vauxhall. Wel also have our own Towshop to accomodate all of your towing needs. We have dealerships across England, including the Midlands, East Anglia, the south west, the north east, and beyond; your local branch will be more than happy to advise you further on the best Vauxhall SUV to meet your towing needs.