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The Subaru Forester 2.0i e-Boxer and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1500 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

79%

1500 kg 1908 kg
80 kg


Score 6.8


15%

Good

  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • Usability highest gear
  • Best pulling power at high revs


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Verdict

The Subaru Forester 2.0i e-Boxer and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1500 kg is a good combination for journeys on most kinds of roads, sometimes with some limitations in the mountains.

Weight

There is a small chance of snaking at higher speeds, strong side winds and thoughtless driving. Even if the combination normally feels stable, the forces by deflection side to side are great at high speed. For drivers with knowledge of, and experience in driving a caravan it is safe to drive, but proper and careful loading is still important! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is worth considering.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general fairly good. Under most conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 5th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 3000 rpm, this gives maybe more noise than usually accustomed In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) it is barely possible to drive in the 3th gear with 50 mph up hill. In the 2th gear the top speed is 65 mph (6029 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes up to 18%. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 14% 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
1870 kg
Weight ratio
79%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1500 kg / 1908 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
80 kg
Advise
80 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.8
Infuence pay load
31%
Flat roads
Top speed
85 mph (3th gear)
At headwind
78 mph
Speed in practice
76 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
29.1 sec. - (max. 23.8 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
19.7 sec. - (max. 15.7 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 9.6 sec. (max. 6.5 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (7th) gear
unusable
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2983
3577
Percentage between accelerator
78% - 89%
62% - 71%
Power needed at 60 mph 1649 N
over: 559 N
over: 1096 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
52 mph - (65 mph)
In the
2th gear
Revs
4823 - (6029)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
25.7 sec. - (max. 22.2 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
3th gear
By revs
3578
Percentage accelerator
98%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
15.4% - 20.5%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (14 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
12.9%
Maximum speed on 1:8
35 mph in the 1th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Subaru Forester 2.0i e-Boxer
Year
November 2019 - up to now
Power
kW (150 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 7 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
3408 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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