The best towing vehicles for horse boxes
Towing can be an important part of the reason for purchasing a particular vehicle, especially for people who own horse boxes and need to move them around regularly or just every once in a while, but what are the best cars for the job? Here are some suggestions which are available here at Saxton:
Mercedes GLS and G-Class
The Mercedes G-Class, which sells for around £92,070, is a rugged vehicle that is considered to be the ultimate car in which to go just about anywhere. It has no less than three locking differentials – the industry gold standard – which should enable drivers to get out of almost any imaginable off-road situation.
The 7-seater GLS, which sells for around £71,430, offers a little more in the way of luxury, with extra space in the interior and greater fuel efficiency thanks to a 9-speed gearbox. It also features an air suspension system that makes the car level with the trailer. The GLS and G-Class both come with a sturdy 3L diesel engine, a wide array of hi-tech gadgets delivering comfort and safety, and have a towing capacity of 3,500kg.
A trailer stability system is able to detect fishtailing, which occurs when the trailer and the car are out of sync with one another, and take corrective action autonomously. When you want to hitch up and reverse the trailer, this is also made a lot easier with the presence of a 360-degree camera, while for a little extra cost, you can also add in blind-spot assist, which alerts you to the presence of any vehicles on either side.
The Audi Q7, which sells for around £50,060, comes with a permanent all-wheel drive system that offers dependable traction and grip in difficult conditions. The towing capacity of 2,800kg is already plenty, but if you want more, then you can actually increase it to 3,500kg complete with adaptive air suspension for an extra charge. The Audi Q7 comes with two 3L engine options and intelligent tech. For reversing with a trailer, the vehicle also offers a smart trailer-assist system that monitors angles and steering on your behalf, leaving you to just operate the accelerator, brakes and gears. Safer towing is also offered by the adaptive air suspension, which takes the trailer weight into consideration and adjusts the vehicle to the right height.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
The Jeep flagship, priced at £55,080, is able to easily handle almost any towing requirement. Coming with an enormous 3L turbo diesel engine and an 8-speed automatic gearbox, the Summit offers on-road style and off-road capability with over 60 security and safety features, including a towing ideal blind spot alert, front and rear parking assistance, and a tyre pressure monitoring system. The towing capacity is 3,500kg.
Land Rover Discovery HSE
The Land Rover Discovery HSE, selling for £43,495, has a towing capacity of 3,500kg (3,000kg in the case of the 2.0 Si4 300hp engine) and offers an optional tow-hitch assist that makes coupling simpler, while you will be warned of dangerous trailer overloading by nose-load measurement. The height at the vehicle’s rear can be adjusted to ensure that it meets the tow bar, the lights can be tested from outside, and there is also the option of advanced tow-assist.