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The Vauxhall Grandland X 1.5 CDTI aut. 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
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

81%

1300 kg 1605 kg
75 kg


Score 6.8


44%

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

Bad

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


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Verdict

The Vauxhall Grandland X 1.5 CDTI aut. 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 very good. Under most conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 7th 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 6th gear with 50 mph up hill but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 4th gear the top speed is 63 mph (3684 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 46%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 38% not 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
1300 kg
Weight ratio
81%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1300 kg / 1605 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
70 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at legislative - optimal noseweight
6.3 - 6.8
Infuence pay load
33%
Flat roads
Top speed
80 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
75 mph
Speed in practice
75 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
22 sec. - (max. 19 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
15.6 sec. - (max. 13.8 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 6.3 sec. (max. 6.7 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1601 rpm, 94% gas)
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1925
2380
Percentage between accelerator
71% - 81%
58% - 66%
Power needed at 60 mph 1592 N
over: 764 N
over: 1274 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
61 mph - (63 mph)
In the
5th gear - (4th gear)
Revs
2966 - (3684)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
16 sec. - (max. 12 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
1983
2421
Percentage accelerator
99%
82%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
43.9% - 47.5%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
42.8%
Maximum speed on 1:8
43 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Vauxhall Grandland X 1.5 CDTI aut.
Year
April 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (131 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 8 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
2905 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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