What vehicle can cope with towing and long distance travelling?

We’re farmers and need to tow up to 2.5tons (trailer plus up to several cattle).

The farm has a 4.0-litre diesel 2007 Range Rover Sport which has a number of old and recurring faults to do with suspension, tyre pressures, other electrical faults, and starting, which would be v expensive to fix! The one where having hit the dashboard… it then starts! Clearly it’s a thirsty old car. This car has done 48000 miles. We could keep it and run it into the ground if it keeps going that long…or

We also have a 2015 C250 diesel estate (50mpg on a motorway run), with 70,000 miles on the clock

We’re wondering whether there’s a car that would offer combined comfort, towing capability, better fuel efficiency… that would allow us to part exchange our existing cars and just have one?

We haven’t looked for a different car for years and there seem to be many options. New land rovers look good, but are v big, very expensive, and have poor reliability. Lexus have a very good reliability…?

Asked on 7 February 2024 by Guy macnaughton

Answered by David Ross
There are a few vehicles that offer the capacity to tow up to 2500kg and would offer the other attributes you are looking for, but would require a particular specification in order to have the required power and torque.

We would suggest looking at the 2021-on Audi A6 Allroad with the 3.0 TDI or 3.0 BiTDi engine, the 2006-on Hyundai SantaFe 2.2 CRDi, the 2010-on Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi or the Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDi.
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