Dacia Duster 1.5 Blue dCi 115 4×4
Years on sale: 2018-present – Price from: £10,500 – Kerb weight: 1480kg – 85% match: 1258kg – Max towing weight: 1500kg – Towball limit: 75kg
We considered giving this award to the previous-generation Dacia Duster; it’s around in greater numbers than the latest model, and good used ones cost next to nothing. However, the current-shape Duster is a huge step forward, particularly for safety.
It’s an absolute bargain, too. Our favourite model for towing, the diesel 4×4, can be found for as little as £10,500. Expect to see that drop further as more examples become available. While value for money is the Dacia’s outstanding quality, it’s by no means the only one. As a tow car, the Duster is stable and secure at 60mph. It’s a pretty steady performer, though, and takes its time to haul a caravan up to that speed.