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The Vauxhall Insignia 1.5 Ecotec aut. 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
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

34%

550 kg 1622 kg
50 kg


Score 16


43%

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 Ecotec aut. 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 most 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) it is barely possible to drive in the 5th gear with 50 mph up hill but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 4th gear). In the 4th gear the top speed is 73 mph (4435 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 45%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 33% not to drive.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1405 kg
Weight ratio
34%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1622 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
85 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
16
Infuence pay load
10%
Flat roads
Top speed
88 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
81 mph
Speed in practice
74 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
14.4 sec. - (max. 11.7 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
9.8 sec. - (max. 7.9 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 5.1 sec. (max. 3.3 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
unusable
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2495
3608
Percentage between accelerator
68% - 76%
47% - 53%
Power needed at 60 mph 1636 N
over: 922 N
over: 1981 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
73 mph
In the
4th gear
Revs
4435
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
7.7 sec. - (max. 5.8 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
4th gear
By revs
2079
3007
Percentage accelerator
99%
68%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
40% - 48.4%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
39.9%
Maximum speed on 1:8
57 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Vauxhall Insignia 1.5 Ecotec aut.
Year
March 2017 - up to now
Power
kW (166 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
2172 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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