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The Vauxhall Insignia 1.6 CDTi Ecotec 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

33%

550 kg 1653 kg
50 kg


Score 16.1


32%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Hill starts
  • More flexibility in payload
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Vauxhall Insignia 1.6 CDTi Ecotec 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 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 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 63 mph. Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 32%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 31% not to drive.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1405 kg
Weight ratio
33%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1653 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
85 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
16.1
Infuence pay load
10%
Flat roads
Top speed
76 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
71 mph
Speed in practice
71 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
18 sec. - (max. 15.8 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
13.2 sec. - (max. 11.3 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 6.4 sec. (max. 5.3 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
of limited use (1749 rpm, 90% gas)
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2122
2753
Percentage between accelerator
67% - 75%
54% - 61%
Power needed at 60 mph 1640 N
over: 967 N
over: 1593 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
63 mph
In the
4th gear
Revs
2925
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
9.9 sec. - (max. 9.5 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
2294
Percentage accelerator
75%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
30.6% - 33.6%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
55.6%
Maximum speed on 1:8
47 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Vauxhall Insignia 1.6 CDTi Ecotec
Year
March 2017 - up to now
Power
kW (110 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
2203 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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