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The Mazda 6 SkyActiv-D 184 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1600 kg is a moderate match, only for experienced (caravan) drivers.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

98%

1600 kg 1630 kg
85 kg


Score 3.3


27%

The stability score is calculated with a noseweight of 85 kg. That is 10 kg more than the towball limit of the car!

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • Towball limit is a bit too low (10 kg)
  • Caravan is relatively heavy compared to car
  • High risk of snaking
  • Good payload is essential


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Verdict

The Mazda 6 SkyActiv-D 184 and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1600 kg is a combination just suitable for most journeys but also with some limitations.

Weight

The risk of snaking at higher speeds, strong side winds and thoughtless driving is great. Even if the combination normally feels stable, the forces by deflection side to side are so great that it could be dangerous. Only if the driver has a lot of knowledge and experience in driving a caravan it should be safe to drive slowly. Proper and careful loading is essential! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is definitely recommended.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general very good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 5th gear, by giving the engine just a bit of throttle. Faster is certainly not advisable! In that case the engine runs approximately 2100 rpm. In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 5th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 63 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 4th gear). In the 4th gear the top speed is 73 mph (3340 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 28%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 26% not to drive.

Attention: This car can easily drive much faster with the caravan than is safe. So always keep an eye on your speed!


Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1600 kg
Weight ratio
98%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1600 kg / 1630 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
85 kg
Stability
Score at legislative - optimal noseweight
2 - 3.3
Infuence pay load
100%
Flat roads
Top speed
88 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
81 mph
Speed in practice
84 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
16.2 sec. - (max. 13.9 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
11.3 sec. - (max. 9.3 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 5.1 sec. (max. 4 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
of limited use (1780 rpm, 65% gas)
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2133
2741
Percentage between accelerator
49% - 56%
40% - 45%
Power needed at 60 mph 1794 N
over: 2001 N
over: 2925 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
70 mph - (73 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
3197 - (3340)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
8.8 sec. - (max. 7.8 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
4th gear
By revs
1778
2284
Percentage accelerator
92%
65%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
25.9% - 28.5%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (11 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
49.5%
Maximum speed on 1:8
52 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Mazda 6 SkyActiv-D 184
Year
May 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (184 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
manual with 6 gears
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Caravan
Caravan as an example
Empty weight
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'5")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (16'9")
Shipping length:
m. (20'10")
Actual gross train weight
3230 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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