The E-Pace doesn’t look big enough to tow a big twin-axle caravan. But despite being a smaller car than the F-Pace, the E-Pace is the heavier of the two.

Get beyond the slightly incongruous sight of a relatively short car towing an enormously long caravan, and the question is – how well does the E-Pace tow? The answer is – not as well as most Jaguars.

On the plus side, the engine has enough power and torque to cope with a heavy tourer. The 30-60mph time of 11.1 seconds isn’t exactly scintillating, but the E-Pace is far from underpowered. It handled the hill-start test easily, too.

However, the E-Pace doesn’t feel as comfortable and controlled at 60mph as the best heavyweight tow cars.

It struggled in the lane-change test, being pulled around by the caravan so much that we decided against carrying out the third and fastest attempt at the manoeuvre.

You expect a supple ride from a Jaguar, but that’s not what you get with the E-Pace. It’s too firm, and long journeys on anything other than a perfect surface would become wearing.

Our practicality testers were also underwhelmed. The boot is too small for a typical load of touring holiday luggage, and there’s no self-levelling suspension.

This an expensive car for its size, but at least resale values are predicted to be strong.

2019
Category Winners
2019 Up to 1400kg

Škoda Octavia

Hatch 1.5 TSI 150PS SE L DSG

2019 1400-1549kg

Seat Ateca

2.0 TSI 190PS FR DSG

2019 1700-1899kg

BMW 520d

Touring xDrive M Sport

2019 1900kg+

Land Rover Discovery

3.0 SDV6 HSE

2019 Best Budget 4x4

Dacia Duster

1.5 dCi Ambiance 4x4

2019 Best Plug-In Hybrid

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

P400e HSE Dynamic

2019 Best Ultralight Tow Car

Seat Arona

1.0 TSI 115 FR

2019 Fuel Economy Award

Ford Focus Estate

1.5 EcoBlue 120PS Titanium X

Previous Winners
2018
1700-1899kg

BMW 520d

Touring xDrive M Sport

2017
1900kg+

Land Rover Discovery

3.0 Td6 HSE*

2016
1400-1549kg

Skoda Superb Hatch

2.0 TDI 150PS SE Business

2015
1400-1549kg

Volkswagen Passat Estate

2.0 TDI BMT 150PS SE Business DSG

2014
1400-1549kg

Nissan Qashqai

1.6 dCi (130PS) Stop/Start System Acenta Premium

2013
Up to 1424kg

Skoda Octavia

2.0 TDI CR 150PS Elegance

2012
1725–1899kg

Jaguar XF

2.2D Premium Luxury

2011
1425-1574kg

Volkswagen Passat Estate

2.0 TDI 170 Bluemotion Sport

2010
1900kg+

Land Rover Discovery 4

3.0 TDV6 XS

2009
1900kg+

Volvo XC60

D5 SE Geartronic

2008
1575-1724kg

Ford Mondeo Estate

2.0 TDCi Titanium auto

2007
1575-1724kg

Volkswagen Passat Estate

2.0 TDI Sport 4Motion

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