With its soft suspension, the Renault Koleos puts the emphasis on comfort. That’s not always a recipe for stable towing, but the Koleos exceeded expectations.
Through the lane-change test it leaned heavily, but the caravan followed obediently behind. Backing off from high speeds failed to provoke any instability, either.
The Renault’s 2.0-litre diesel engine is very smooth and quiet. It’s quick with it: the Koleos went from 30-60mph in 13.8 seconds.
Sadly, there’s not much room inside. The cabin is well built and the design is attractive, but the back is short on legroom. The boot wouldn’t take a full load of luggage, either.
Economy is a disappointing 37.7mpg on the combined cycle.
At over £25,000, the Koleos is expensive, but the long list of standard equipment on Privilège models helps to justify the price.