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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-12-2018, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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A true alternative to an SUV

While wagons have yet to really gain traction in the U.S, I think Jaguar's XF Sportbrake is well positioned to do if some adjustments are made to its pricing. It provides 31.7 sq. ft. of cargo, which upon stowing the rear sets opens up a total of 69.7 cubic ft of space, with a virtually flat loading floor. It's even rated to tow up to 4,409lbs, which makes it more than capable of hauling small trailers. I think there is a bit of work to be done on the packaging, but I'm expecting Jaguar to improve upon this formula in the next model year.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-14-2018, 12:18 PM
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I don't really know if wagons are ever going to see the same level of interest as in Europe. It really doesn't make a whole lot of sense, with how popular hatchbacks have become either. Even Kia is getting into the Sportbrake scene with the new Proceed.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2018, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Ford's new Vignale is looking promising as well. I think once more entry level models become widely available on the market in NA, that we will see more interest in the segment.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-18-2018, 04:21 PM
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Haven't looked into hitches but does anyone know if different class hitches can increase that towing capacity even more?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-19-2018, 12:49 PM
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The two main hitches I've seen are from Curt and GDW. I prefer the later as its a hidden invisible towbar, but I don't think it comes with an additional capability. Already seen the XF towing some pretty massive trailers.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-02-2018, 05:00 PM
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I just hope that whoever is towing with these is careful with the transmission because towing can put a load on it. Over time it can amount into either an expensive servicing job or an entire replacement.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2018, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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So as long as stay well under the max towing rating, I don't think there will be any concerns. Anyone with an experience in towing knows to try and keep their speed around 50mph. In some states this is regulated.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 08:27 AM
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but when you have a heavyweight for towing at that time we will remember the truck I have GMC 5500 truck which we are using that for Queens NY Blocked Driveway Towing, very happy with the performance.
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