1.MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER LS DI-D
The Outlander is becoming one of the older models in its cohort but that doesn’t stop it being a pretty good towing package.
The 360Nm peak torque figure isn’t electrifying but is delivered between 1500rpm to 2750rpm, making it an ideal towing tug. The only downside to this free-revving diesel is it’s a bit clattery at idle and lacks the engine braking you’d expect of a compression engine.
Cornering in the Outlander is met with understeer and steering that loads up pretty quickly, so this isn’t one of the most dynamic vehicles in its class. Ride quality is good, if a bit on the soft side.
Controls and instruments are easy to use and all but headroom dimensions are generous. The Outlander has the bonus of seven-seat capacity and a class-average cargo area capacity of 488L when the third row seats are folded. A full-size spare wheel is included, a must-have when you’re remote-area touring.
Eng/trans: 2.2L TD/six-speed auto
Towing max braked/Tongue max: 2000kg/200kg