Should I buy a petrol 4x4 to tow a caravan?

I'm due to change my 2008 diesel Honda CR-V and wanted another diesel 4x4 to pull my caravan with a laden weight of around 1250kg. I would now prefer a petrol 4x4, but cannot work out what I should look for.

Asked on 3 March 2020 by Drews Car

Answered by Andrew Brady
Diesels are generally better suited to towing than petrols, but your caravan is relatively small so you should be able to find something suitable. A Subaru Forester could be a good option. It has a towing capacity of 1870kg and is a very robust 4x4 that should prove reliable. Also consider a Kia Sportage with all-wheel-drive and the T-GDI petrol engine, which provides a maximum towing capacity of 1900kg.
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