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The Vauxhall Vivaro Cargo S 2.0 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 550 kg is a perfect match.

Attention: provisionally data (gearbox ratio) performances are may be indicative!

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
8th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

28%

550 kg 1959 kg
50 kg


Score 16.9


77%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear
  • More flexibility in payload
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Vauxhall Vivaro Cargo S 2.0 and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 550 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is small even at higher speeds.

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 8th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1800 rpm. Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 7th gear, the engine runs in that case 2200 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 7th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 74 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 6th gear). In the 6th gear the top speed is 79 mph (3572 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 82%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 61% 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
2300 kg
Weight ratio
28%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1959 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
92 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
16.9
Infuence pay load
8%
Flat roads
Top speed
94 mph (7th gear)
At headwind
88 mph
Speed in practice
88 mph (7th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
11.8 sec. - (max. 11.6 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
7.3 sec. - (max. 7.9 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 3.1 sec.
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
8th gear
7th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1817
2184
Percentage between accelerator
55% - 62%
42% - 47%
Power needed at 60 mph 1410 N
over: 1159 N
over: 2058 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
74 mph - (79 mph)
In the
7th gear - (6th gear)
Revs
2707 - (3572)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
6.7 sec. - (max. 5.9 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
7th gear
6th gear
By revs
1820
2250
Percentage accelerator
77%
57%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
78.1% - 84.4%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
74.2%
Maximum speed on 1:8
60 mph in the 4th gear

 

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Car
Vauxhall Vivaro Cargo S 2.0
Year
September 2019 - up to now
Power
kW (177 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 8 gears and torque converter
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
2509 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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