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The Vauxhall Insignia 1.5 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 550 kg is a perfect match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

34%

550 kg 1606 kg
50 kg


Score 16


24%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Hill starts
  • More flexibility in payload

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Vauxhall Insignia 1.5 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 favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2100 rpm. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 5th gear. The engine runs approximately 2500 rpm.

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 73 mph (5069 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 26%, 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.

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Weight
Towing limit
1405 kg
Weight ratio
34%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1606 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
85 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
16
Infuence pay load
10%
Flat roads
Top speed
83 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
77 mph
Speed in practice
79 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
14.2 sec. - (max. 12.5 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
9.5 sec. - (max. 8.3 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 4 sec. (max. 4.4 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2098
2467
Percentage between accelerator
80% - 90%
68% - 77%
Power needed at 60 mph 1633 N
over: 447 N
over: 897 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
63 mph - (73 mph)
In the
3th gear
Revs
4419 - (5069)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
8.6 sec. - (max. 5.5 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
2507
Percentage accelerator
81%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
22% - 28%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
42.4%
Maximum speed on 1:8
50 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Car
Vauxhall Insignia 1.5
Year
March 2017 - up to now
Power
kW (141 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
2156 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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