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2018 Volvo XC60 Towing Capacity

How much can a 2018 Volvo XC60 pull? Compare 6 trim levels.

What will it tow?

RV   Car   Boat   Typical trailers

2018 Volvo XC60 Trims
Towing capacity by engine

Choose a towing vehicle wisely. Make sure the engine has enough power, the gearbox is capable of withstanding heavy loads, and the axle ratio is optimal for hauling.

  • 2.0L I-4, 3.33 axle ratio, 240 hp, 258 lb/ft - 5,000 lbs
  • 2.0L I-4, 3.33 axle ratio, 302 hp, 295 lb/ft - 5,000 lbs

T5 Momentum 4dr All-wheel Drive

Maximum Towing Capacity - 5000 lb

It is the same for all trims.

The maximum weight that Volvo XC60 is allowed to tow. The maximum trailer weights listed are only applicable for altitudes up to 3280 ft (1,000 m) above sea level. With increasing altitude the engine power and therefore the car's climbing ability are impaired because of the reduced air density, so the maximum trailer weight has to be reduced accordingly. The weight of the car and trailer must be reduced by 10% for every further 3280 ft (1,000 m) (or part thereof).

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - no data

This is the maximum amount of weight Volvo XC60 is rated to carry (engine, chassis, fluids, passengers, cargo, load - everything). It is often determined by the manufacturer and is indicated in the owner's manual or on the inside of the drive's door panel.

Curb Weight - no data

This is how much Volvo XC60 weighs sitting on the curb with no driver, passengers, no cargo and no load with all standard options.

Payload Capacity - no data

Payload is considered all the extra stuff you put inside your vehicle, whether it be passengers or a pile of rocks, that weight is all considered payload. You can increase it by:

  1. Upgrading the Rear Springs.
  2. Adding Coil-Over Shock Absorbers.
  3. Installing a Longer Truck Bed.
  4. Attaching a Trailer.
  5. Adding Bed Racks.

Horsepower - 240 hp

The higher the power of your engine, the more weight your car can pull.

Torque - 258 Lb-Ft

High torque is essential for towing because it allows you to pull the trailer at a lower RPM, reducing the strain on the engine.

Axle Ratio - 3.33

It is the same for all trims.

The higher the axle ratio, the more power your vehicle produces, and as a result, the more weight this car can tow.

Drive Type - all-wheel drive

It is the same for all trims.

All-wheel or rear-wheel drive vehicles are best suited for towing, while front-wheel drive vehicles can haul much less weight.

Transmission - Geartronic 8-spd w/OD

It is the same for all trims.

Do not overload your vehicle while towing, as this can cause the transmission to overheat and fail. If your transmission has "Towing mode" - be sure to turn it on.

Turbocharger - intercooled turbo

Turbocharged engines produce more power, so if you need a vehicle for towing, choose the one equipped with a turbo.

Wheelbase - 112.8

It is the same for all trims.

The longer your vehicle's wheelbase, the less likely the trailer you tow will push down on the rear axle and lift the front end.

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a front axle of your Volvo XC60.

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a rear axle of your Volvo XC60.

T5 R-Design 4dr All-wheel Drive

T6 Momentum 4dr All-wheel Drive

T5 Inscription 4dr All-wheel Drive

T6 R-Design 4dr All-wheel Drive

T6 Inscription 4dr All-wheel Drive

Trailers that Your Vehicle Can Tow



Inside the RV, you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay, even away from civilization.

Car Trailers

If you need to transport your car over a long distance - use a car trailer - this method is much safer and more reliable than towing with a rope.

Choose the car you want to haul:


Boat Trailers

If you need to transport a boat, make sure you choose the right size trailer.

Boat trailer

Typical Trailers

Whatever your needs, you can find a trailer that's perfect for you.

Boat trailer

What is a 2018 Volvo XC60 maximum towing capacity?

When planning much-awaited outings in the open air, you will need to be aware of the 2018 Volvo XC60 towing capacity, which is the main characteristic for such venture. The towing capacity in reality is the vehicle's greatest amount of weight that it can safely tow. This data can often be seen on a sticker situated within the driver's front door near the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is definitely the highest functional weight (that includes cargo and passengers) and really should not be exceeded. As a rule, the load of a trailer being pulled is required to stay within 10-15 percent of the GVWR.

In this section, we provide the data about the towing capacity of the 2018 Volvo XC60 with all trims and generations. Please note the maximum towing weight can vary based on the braking system of what is being pulled. When a trailer is equipped with its own brakes then its "braked capacity". If not, it is actually unbraked capacity. When selecting your RV, you should take into account that its weight and ranking is extracted from the trailer's producer plus all of the additional payload you are likely to take in it should never surpass the 2018 Volvo XC60 towing capacity. Violating this significant guideline will have an impact on your ability to control and stop just in time and will in the end result in long lasting injury to your car or even result in crashes on the roadways.


Drivers must not exceed the Volvo XC60 towing capacity as it can have serious consequences such as interfering with your car's braking ability

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has developed the J2807 set of recommended practices. The tow test procedures designed by the big brains at the SAE consist of a series of rigorous real-world challenges to determine the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of a vehicle and trailer combination.