The supermini SUV was awarded with the Tow Car Awards thanks to its 1.6 i-DTEC manual that can take up to 1400 kg weight class. The pioneering model was released last year and it’s proved to a trendy vehicle in the Honda network.
The HR-V with the engine mentioned above starts from £22,440 and the towball limit is of 70kg. As standard, you can expect the city brake active system, electric windows and mirrors, Honda’s Magic seats and front and rear parking sensors.
Tow Car Editor of Practical caravan magazine, David Motton said: “Towing at a steady 60mph, the HR-V is as comfortable and composed as you could wish for. It kept its cool in our violent lane-change test, too. We kept increasing the speed of the test, and the Honda kept on going just where the driver pointed it. With 221 lb ft of torque, there’s enough pulling power for respectable performance when towing, enough pulling power for respectable performance when towing, going from 30-60mph in 16.8 seconds with a caravan in tow. It’s a very impressive tow car for little more than £22,000. The verdict: great stability and a practical, ingenious cabin.”
Head of cars at Honda UK, Phil Webb said: “The powerful diesel engine in the relatively small HR-V make it perfect for towing, providing owners with very good driveability whilst retaining strong fuel economy. Couple the increased height compared to a hatchback, making for fantastic visibility, with the slightly more comfort orientated suspension settings, for a more relaxed drive, and customers have a winning combination.”
The event was organised and judged by experts from Practical caravan, What Car? and The camping and Caravanning Club, where 41 cars were entered into the 10th Tow Car Awards and over 440 cars have been tested since it started in 2006.
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