With the fuel price rising every time we blink, fuel efficiency is becoming the deciding factor when shopping for vehicles. We are ready to upgrade our tow vehicle but do have budgetary constraints. At this stage we are towing a small 3 berth van but may wish to go to something in the mid-size range in the future ( no more than 1500-1750Kg). Our 14 year old X- trail is so thirsty it has started affecting our decisions on how far and how often we travel , so its time to trade her in for something more fuel efficient . In doing some research before we buy a I’ve seen articles on the most fuel efficient SUV’s and bakkies etc, as well as many articles on best tow vehicles, but I can’t seem to find anything on that combines the two: something like “the most fuel efficient vehicle for towing- that won’t cost you an arm, a leg and a kidney …” We are not looking for amazing power but do want to sustain speeds of 80-100Km up hills; we tend to tow a 100-110 kph.
So who tows with what and are you happy with your fuel consumption? I realise that we are maybe talking about comparing apples and pears here but I think its still a worthwhile conversation.