Passat scoops best towcar of the year award

I bet you've always wonder which car fares best at towing trailers, caravans and the like, and now we know. It's the VW Passat, or to be more precise, the 2.0 TDI 170 Bluemotion Sport version, which has been crowned winner of the annual Towcar Awards.

Judges at Practical Caravan, the Camping and Caravanning Club and What Car? praised the Passat for having a combination of fuel efficiency, cheap running costs and good driving dynamics. 'The Volkswagen Passat Estate tows brilliantly,' said Practical Caravan editor Nigel Donnelly. 'It's a pleasure to drive and travel in, economical to run and easy to live with. It also provides unshakeable stability and responsive steering, which leaves drivers fresh, ready to unhitch and start enjoying their holiday.'

Matthew Eastlake, marketing and communications director for the Camping and Caravanning Club, added: 'Our rigorous, robust tests, carried out by our experienced judges, ensure results are accurate and genuine and we believe that this helps our members to take informed decisions about high-value purchases. Hopefully they are able to enjoy safe, comfortable and enjoyable motoring as a result.'

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