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The Vauxhall Grandland X 1.6 CDTI and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1300 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

84%

1300 kg 1542 kg
75 kg


Score 6.3


20%

The stability score is calculated with a noseweight of 75 kg. That is 5 kg more than the towball limit of the car!

Good

  • Hill starts
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • Towball limit is a bit too low (5 kg)
  • Good payload is essential


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Verdict

The Vauxhall Grandland X 1.6 CDTI and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1300 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 most conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 5th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1900 rpm. 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 4th gear with 50 mph up hill but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 3th gear). In the 3th gear the top speed is 61 mph (3660 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes up to 21%. 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

The main details in a list. Ideal for comparing different combinations with one another, for example your present with a new one.

Weight
Towing limit
1400 kg
Weight ratio
84%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1300 kg / 1542 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
70 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at legislative - optimal noseweight
5.7 - 6.3
Infuence pay load
40%
Flat roads
Top speed
79 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
72 mph
Speed in practice
76 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
23.2 sec. - (max. 19.1 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
17.5 sec. - (max. 13.7 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 9.9 sec. (max. 6.2 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
of limited use (1626 rpm, 91% gas)
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1929
2416
Percentage between accelerator
71% - 80%
57% - 65%
Power needed at 60 mph 1582 N
over: 780 N
over: 1319 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
54 mph - (61 mph)
In the
3th gear
Revs
3216 - (3660)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
16.5 sec. - (max. 13.7 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
3th gear
By revs
2013
2958
Percentage accelerator
96%
70%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
19.4% - 21.4%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
39%
Maximum speed on 1:8
40 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Vauxhall Grandland X 1.6 CDTI
Year
November 2017 - 2018
Power
kW (120 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
2842 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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