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The Honda CR-V 2.2i-DTEC and the Bailey Pursuit 560-5 with a laden weight of 1429 kg is a fairly good match.


weight ratio
towball limit

Flat roads

6th gear


hill starts


1429 kg 1872 kg
80 kg

Score 6.6



  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary


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The Honda CR-V 2.2i-DTEC and the Bailey Pursuit 560-5 of a laden weight of 1429 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.


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 all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th 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.


On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 67 mph. Hill starts are possible on steep slopes up to 22%. 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!


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

Towing limit
2000 kg
Weight ratio
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1429 kg / 1872 kg)
Towball limit
100 kg
80 kg
Score at optimal noseweight
Infuence pay load
Flat roads
Top speed
87 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
79 mph
Speed in practice
83 mph (5th gear)
0 - 60 mph
20.7 sec. - (max. 17.1 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
14.9 sec. - (max. 11.8 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 7 sec. (max. 5.1 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
Percentage between accelerator
66% - 75%
52% - 60%
Power needed at 60 mph 1624 N
over: 886 N
over: 1592 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
67 mph
In the
4th gear
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
13.7 sec. - (max. 11.2 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
Percentage accelerator
Hill starts
Maximum incline
21% - 23.2%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
Maximum speed on 1:8
40 mph in the 2th gear


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Details combination

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Honda CR-V 2.2i-DTEC
October 2010 - October 2012
kW (150 bhp) at rpm
Nm at - rpm
kg user payload kg
/ R
manual with 6 gears
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Bailey Pursuit 560-5
kg Payload kg
m. (8'7")
Overall width:
m. (7'4")
Overall body lenght:
m. (20'4")
Shipping length:
m. (24'3")
Actual gross train weight
3301 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight


User Payload:

Output in km/h or mph:

Other Car:

Other Caravan:


The Honda towing a Bailey Pursuit 560-5 (1429) kg reviewed by Clive Brookes:

I have a family of four so there is a lot of kit to be packed, I always pack sensibly with weight distribution, But initially had difficulty with stability, this was a real shock when you hear all the reviews on what a good tow car the CRV is. However, I did some in depth research and Japanese designer like a softer suspension and not CRV all users will have a family of four so the CRV or any other car would cope. But there was a solution and it was quite cheap, spring assists. These rubber doughnuts cost £60 fitted and it completely transformed the car from poor to excellent. I would now recommend the car in terms of towing, but reliability has proven a bit of an issue. In short the CRV is not a reliable as other Honda's which are more simple bullet proof petrol models.

The Honda towing a Bailey Unicorn III Cadiz (1491) kg reviewed by Bill Tweedie:

Had the combination 18 months now and still impressed.Car has performed as expected and never found wanting on hills etc.
I can get between 32 and 27 mpg depending on factors. Lots of space and hasnt missed a beat yet..Will keep the car for some time as it does what we want, and the latest Honda CRVs have a reduced size engine that needs to be driven more before performance can be assessed.

The Honda towing a Lunar Quasar 525 (1375) kg reviewed by Nigel Wyn:

Reassuringly safe feeling towing our Lunar Quasar 525. Never feels underpowered. Set cruise control to 57mph in 5th gear on motorways and it feels like it would go all day long. Only disappointment is that mpg on long journeys drops from 46ish down to 28ish while towing.