The Toyota Verso is a frustrating tow car. In spite of a kerbweight of 1700kg and a determined diesel engine, it is restricted to pulling no more than 1300kg. The towball limit of 55kg is just as bad and will be difficult to abide by.
Pulling a tourer loaded to the legal maximum, the Toyota accelerated from 30-60mph in 16.6 seconds. That’s no better than it should be. The brakes were more impressive, stopping car and caravan in just 10.3 metres.
Through the lane change the Verso was happy enough until the final run, when the back of the car began to move around, although the Al-Ko ATC showed that car and caravan remained stable when slowing from high speeds.
As an MPV, the Verso is on safer ground. The cabin is roomy for those in the front two rows, and the seats can be folded flat quickly for more luggage space.