Caravanning is a rewarding activity that allows you to explore new places and spend time with family and friends in the great outdoors. But before you hit the open road, it’s important to make sure your vehicle is up to the task.
The good news is that most modern cars are more than capable of towing a caravan, provided you choose the right model and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines.
But before we get into that, let’s answer the question: can an MG ZS tow a caravan?
Yes, the MG ZS can tow a small trailer or light caravan. With a maximum towing capacity of 500 kg, it’s better suited to trailer tents than lightweight vans. It does a decent job of towing a light trailer.
Its maximum towing capacity (unbraked or braked) is only 500kg, making it unsuitable for pulling anything more than a tiny trailer.
However, we recommend that you consult your local MG dealer or an experienced caravanner before attempting to do so. This is because there are a few things you need to take into account, such as the weight of your caravan, the type of brakes it has, and the distance you’ll be travelling.
When it comes to choosing the right car for towing, it’s important to consider the caravan’s weight. The MG ZS has a maximum towing capacity of 500kg, so it can only tow a trailer that weighs up to that amount.
However, we recommend that you only attempt to tow a trailer within 80% of the car’s maximum towing capacity. This means that the ideal weight for a caravan that an MG ZS can tow is 400kg.
As well as considering the weight of the caravan, you also need to take into account the type of brakes it has. If your caravan has electric brakes, you’ll need to fit a brake controller to the car. If it has manual brakes, you won’t need a brake controller, but you will need to ensure that the caravan’s brakes are in good working order.
It would be best to consider the distance you’ll be travelling when deciding whether or not to tow a trailer with an MG ZS. If you’re only going to be travelling short distances, the car will be able to handle the extra weight without any problem.
However, if you’re planning on a long journey, we recommend opting for a car with a higher towing capacity.
Overall, the MG ZS can tow a small trailer only, but we recommend that you consult your local dealer or an experienced caravanner before attempting to do so.
Is it possible to tow an MG HS?
The MG HS has a useful maximum braked towing capacity of 1750kg, which is sufficient for pulling small to medium caravans, trailers, and boats safely. It can haul loads of up to 750kg without brakes.
How big is the boot on an MG ZS?
The MG ZS has a total boot capacity of 463 litres. This is achieved by folding down the 60/40 split rear seats. The boot space is reduced to just 206 litres with the seats in place.
Can I tow with an electric car?
Yes, some electric cars can tow a caravan. Electric vehicles may be more suited to towing than gasoline or diesel vehicles. The Tesla Model X, for example, has a towing capacity of 5000kg. However, not all-electric cars can tow, so it’s important to check with the manufacturer before attempting to do so.
Is it possible to tow with an MG ZS EV?
The ZS EV isn’t type authorised for towing, and there isn’t a towbar that will suit it.
Is it possible to tow an MG HS PHEV?
The MG HS is practically a family car with a good amount of standard equipment, a fantastic style, and the ability to tow. I’m looking for a towbar for my MG eHS PHEV.
Is the MG ZS a 4×4?
No, the MG ZS is not a 4×4. It’s a front-wheel-drive car.
While there is some MG ZS towing capacity, it is very limited so please don’t get any ideas of your MG ZS towing a huge double axle caravan, it really is limited and we suggest checking your owners manual for your vehicle’s specific towing capabilities.