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Do I need an SUV for towing my horsebox on the motorway?

Hi, what SUV would you recommend for pulling a horsebox and also motorway driving? I do about 500 to 600km a week going up and down to Dublin a couple of times a week from the midlands so I need an SUV that is economical on diesel but also able to handle a horsebox.

Many thanks

Filed under towing - Asked by Louise Fox - Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:24


Neil Briscoe Answered by: Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Adviser - @neilmbriscoe

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Hi Louise,

You don't necessarily need a 4x4 for that - a mid size estate car would do the job just as well. So, have a look at the following and see what you'd like: Mazda6 2.2d, Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi, Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI.

Or, if you really have to have a 4x4, check out the Hyundai Santa Fe, Audi Q5 or Nissan X-Trail.

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