I need plug-in hybrid for towing - what are my options?

I currently have a Range Rover to tow my caravan while my wife has a Nissan Leaf as a run-about. I want to replace both with a PHEV 4WD towcar, my caravan is 1500 kg, what would you suggest?
Budget is around £40k.

Asked on 22 March 2023 by DaveShove

Answered by David Ross
There are quite a few plug-in hybrids that can tow 1500kg and upwards, but the main issue is that many of them are relatively new and exceed your £40,000 budget. However, there are a couple of options.

If you can live without four-wheel-drive then the Ford Kuga Plug-In Hybrid can tow 1500kg and creeps in under budget, but if you absolutely have to have AWD then we think your best option is the Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid 4. New it costs over £50,000, but there are a few used versions on the market that would just come in around your top price. It too can tow 1500kg, but it is worth pointing out that it is available with two-wheel-drive also, so if you're on the look out for one make sure it has the AWD option.
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