Yes, we had a Kia Picanto which we towed, went very well. Only changed it for a Fiat Qubo as we needed more room for two labradors when using the car on it's own. (took back seats out to achieve that !)
We are on our 4th Picanto toad. lovely reliable comfortable little car. Agree you need the larger engine. Posted our new GT sline a few weeks ago. She has everything a large car would have - even down to a heated steering wheel - great when you have one in this weather. Ours is on a PCP 3 years at £218 per month. Just over £50 a week to rent a brand new car.