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.

2018
Category Winners
2018 Up to 1400kg

Skoda Octavia

2.0 TDI 150PS SE L DSG

2018 1400-1549kg

Skoda Superb

2.0 TDI 150PS SE L Executive

2018 1550-1699kg

Peugeot 5008

2.0 BlueHDi EAT8 S&S GT

2018 1700-1899kg

BMW 520d

Touring xDrive M Sport

2018 1900kg+

Land Rover Discovery

3.0 Td6 HSE

2018 Best Family SUV

Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40 D4 AWD R-Design Pro

2018 Best Petrol Tow Car

Kia Stinger

2.0 T-GDi GT-Line

2018 Best Ultralight Tow Car

Volkswagen Polo

1.0 TSI 115PS SEL DSG

2018 Fuel Economy Award

Hyundai i30 Tourer

1.6 CRDi 110PS Premium

Previous Winners
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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