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I have the opportunity to buy a 4,186mm horse trailer with an unladen weight of 742kg and a laden weight of 1,796kg. What vehicle would you suggest to tow this? Auto or manual?

Asked on 22 August 2009 by

Answered by Honest John
Most mid-size SUVs (Kuga, Tiguan, Freelander, X-Trail, Koleos, CR-V, RAV-4 etc.) have a trailer towing weight of 2,000kg, though obviously the heavier the tow car is the safer the whole rig will be. Better to think a bit bigger (Santa Fe, Sorento). Obviously auto will be very juicy, but can make for smoother take offs. Manual with low range will be better in difficult off road towing situations.
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