Can you recommend a small SUV for towing?

I'm looking to purchase a small/mid-sized SUV for about £20,000. We only drive about 8,000 miles per year so I'm guessing petrol but we do tow a trailer tent quite often in the summer months so it must cope with that OK.

I'm looking at the BMW X1 or X2 or maybe the Audi Q3. I have not discounted going bit bigger so the Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4 or Ford Kuga may be options.

Asked on 5 May 2022 by ukspud1961

Answered by Andrew Brady
The low-down grunt of a diesel engine will make light work of towing your trailer tent but it's not ideal for your otherwise low mileage. I'm guessing your trailer tent isn't particularly heavy, so a punchy turbocharged petrol should be able to tow it without too much effort.

Depending on its weight, a BMW X1/X2 or Audi Q2 should be up to the job and they're excellent small SUVs.

How about a Volkswagen Tiguan? It's not quite as premium as a BMW or Audi, but you get more physical car for your money.

Take a look at the Skoda Karoq, too, if you're not fussed about the badge on the bonnet.
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