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The Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan 1.5 TSI and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1290 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

84%

1290 kg 1535 kg
75 kg


Score 6.4


13%

Good

  • No salient features

Bad

  • Good payload is essential
  • Higher revs uphill sometimes necessary


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Verdict

The Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan 1.5 TSI and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1290 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 fairly good. Under favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th gear, by giving the engine nearly full throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2200 rpm. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 5th gear. The engine runs approximately 2600 rpm.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 3th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 64 mph. Hill starts are possible on most slopes up to 14%. While driving the engine has enough power on slopes of 26% 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
1400 kg
Weight ratio
84%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1290 kg / 1535 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
80 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.4
Infuence pay load
39%
Flat roads
Top speed
82 mph (3th gear)
At headwind
76 mph
Speed in practice
76 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
21.8 sec. - (max. 18.3 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
15.3 sec. - (max. 13.1 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 7 sec. (max. 6.3 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2172
2615
Percentage between accelerator
94% - n.a.%
78% - 88%
Power needed at 60 mph 1580 N
over: 238 N
over: 577 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
64 mph
In the
3th gear
Revs
4620
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
19.1 sec. - (max. 10.7 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
3th gear
By revs
3589
Percentage accelerator
81%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
11.3% - 15%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
25.7%
Maximum speed on 1:8
42 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Car
Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan 1.5 TSI
Year
January 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (131 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
2825 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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