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The Ford Kuga II - 2.0 TDCi [FWD] and the Bailey Unicorn Cabrera with a laden weight of 1532 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

86%

1532 kg 1789 kg
85 kg


Score 4.5


22%

Good

  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear

Bad

  • Good payload is essential


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Verdict

The Ford Kuga II - 2.0 TDCi [FWD] and the Bailey Unicorn Cabrera of a laden weight of 1532 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 exist. 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 knowledge of and experience in driving a caravan it should be safe to drive. Proper and careful loading is essential! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is 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. 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 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 66 mph. Hill starts are possible on steep slopes up to 22%. While driving the engine has enough power to drive on every normal road.

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
1900 kg
Weight ratio
86%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1532 kg / 1789 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
100 kg
Advise
85 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
4.5
Infuence pay load
61%
Flat roads
Top speed
85 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
78 mph
Speed in practice
78 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
22.1 sec. - (max. 18.7 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
15.5 sec. - (max. 13.3 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 6.8 sec. (max. 6.5 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
of limited use (1797 rpm, 71% gas)
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2146
2680
Percentage between accelerator
54% - 61%
43% - 50%
Power needed at 60 mph 1652 N
over: 1529 N
over: 2281 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
62 mph - (66 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
2791 - (2987)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
19.4 sec. - (max. 11.3 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
2233
Percentage accelerator
79%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
21% - 23.2%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (10 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
41.8%
Maximum speed on 1:8
43 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Ford Kuga II - 2.0 TDCi [FWD]
Year
October 2014 - 2016
Power
kW (150 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
Bailey Unicorn Cabrera
MIRO
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'7")
Overall width:
m. (7'6")
Overall body lenght:
m. (20'7")
Shipping length:
m. (24'3")
Actual gross train weight
3321 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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Reviews

The Ford towing a Bailey Unicorn Cabrera (1532) kg reviewed by John Blair:

I tow a 2018 Bailey Unicorn Cabrera using a 2015 4x4 kuga and get just over 30 mpg. I have towed this outfit on all types of roads and it is very good. The nose weight of this caravan I found was 95 kg when the van was empty so most of the items carried in the van has to be packed over the axle or to the back. I have found that even towing on a stormy day this is a stable outfit.

The Ford towing a Abbey Vogue 520 (1422) kg reviewed by Richard phillips:

Pleased so far, brilliant economy towing; 41.8 mpg towing our 2008 Abbey Expression 520. (1438kgs) down to Dorset and down to Cornwall. Comfortable to drive too!

The Ford towing a Elddis Xplore 304 (1069) kg reviewed by Phil foster:

weve had 2.0 ltr diesel since 2014 and we pull an elddis firestorm, gross weight 1060kg. We don't know we are towing it, would run away with you if you don't watch the clock. Runs nicely at fifty in top gear, definitely not labouring and fantastic on hill work.