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The Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 1.6 T aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1470 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

79%

1470 kg 1851 kg
80 kg


Score 6.8


29%

Good

  • Hill starts

Bad

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Verdict

The Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 1.6 T aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1470 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

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 good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 5th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2500 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) driving is easily possible in the 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 62 mph. In the 3th gear the top speed is 70 mph (5566 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 30%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 24% 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
1700 kg
Weight ratio
79%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1470 kg / 1851 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
85 kg
Advise
80 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.8
Infuence pay load
31%
Flat roads
Top speed
87 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
80 mph
Speed in practice
79 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
18.5 sec. - (max. 16.6 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
12.5 sec. - (max. 11.4 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 7.7 sec. (max. 5.7 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
of limited use (1861 rpm, 93% gas)
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2495
3608
Percentage between accelerator
69% - 79%
48% - 55%
Power needed at 60 mph 1737 N
over: 905 N
over: 2002 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
62 mph - (70 mph)
In the
4th gear - (3th gear)
Revs
3758 - (5566)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
13.2 sec. - (max. 9.1 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
3007
Percentage accelerator
86%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
26.8% - 32.5%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
26.8%
Maximum speed on 1:8
47 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Car
Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 1.6 T aut.
Year
June 2013 - 2017
Power
kW (170 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 6 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
3321 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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