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The Suzuki Swift 1.2 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1000 kg is a moderate match, only for experienced (caravan) drivers.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
3th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

94%

1000 kg 1065 kg
65 kg


Score 5.4


10%

The stability score is calculated with a noseweight of 65 kg. That is 5 kg more than the towball limit of the car!

Good

  • No salient features

Bad

  • Towball limit is a bit too low (5 kg)
  • Caravan is relatively heavy compared to car
  • Usability highest gear
  • Good payload is essential
  • Best pulling power at high revs
  • Higher revs uphill sometimes necessary


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Verdict

The Suzuki Swift 1.2 and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1000 kg is a combination suitable for most journeys but also with some limitations and not for slopes of more than 11%.

Weight

The risk of snaking at higher speeds, strong side winds and thoughtless driving exist. Even if the combination normally feels stable, the forces by deflection side to side are so great that it could be dangerous. Only if the driver has knowledge of and experience in driving a caravan it should be safe to drive. Proper and careful loading is essential! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is recommended.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general moderate but for your use maybe sufficient.Under most conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 3th gear. Faster is certainly not advisable! In that case the engine runs approximately 4600 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 2th gear with 50 mph up hill. Hill starts are possible on most slopes up to 11%. While driving the engine has enough power on slopes of 18% to drive.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1000 kg
Weight ratio
94%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1000 kg / 1065 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
60 kg
Advise
65 kg
Stability
Score at legislative - optimal noseweight
4.6 - 5.4
Infuence pay load
86%
Flat roads
Top speed
70 mph (3th gear)
At headwind
62 mph
Speed in practice
62 mph (3th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
sec. - (max. 26.9 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
25.4 sec. - (max. 19.8 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 12.8 sec. (max. 11.7 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (5th) gear
unusable
Gears in practice
3th gear
Revs at 60 mph
4604
Percentage between accelerator
72% - 81%
Power needed at 60 mph 1549 N
over: 732 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
43 mph - (53 mph)
In the
3th gear - (2th gear)
Revs
3357 - (6259)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
-22.3 sec. - (max. 16.3 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
2th gear
By revs
5891
Percentage accelerator
78%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
8.5% - 13.3%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (11 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
18.4%
Maximum speed on 1:8
28 mph in the 1th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Suzuki Swift 1.2
Year
April 2017 - up to now
Power
kW (90 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
manual with 5 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
2065 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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