Volvo XC60 Towing Capacity Comprehensive Review

Volvo XC60 Towing Capacity

Discover the luxury of an SUV that can do it all by learning about your Volvo XC60 towing capacity. It's a product of power and an all-encompassing way to make that road trip the best it can be. Bring the toys, haul along a camper, or take a full trailer of supplies; your Volvo XC60 can get it done.

Read on to see the towing capacity Volvo XC60 SUVs can offer, and visit Bill Kidd's Volvo Cars to order your towing accessories or test drive a Volvo XC60.

2023 Volvo XC60 Towing Capacity & Specs Per Powertrain

Volvo XC60 towing capabilities are defined by the powertrain and the chassis. The chassis is the backbone of your Volvo XC60, and its inherent strength makes it possible for your Volvo XC60 to haul thousands of pounds. All Volvo XC60 configurations ride on a near-identical chassis, but structural strength can't get that load moving; that's the job of your Volvo XC60 SUV's powertrain.

First in the roster is the standard B5 FWD powertrain. It includes a standard mild-hybrid system based around a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine to make 247 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. You'll get an EPA-estimated 23/30 MPG (city/highway),1 and with the B5 FWD powertrain, the 2023 Volvo XC60 towing capacity is 3,500 pounds.2

Add available AWD to unlock the B5 AWD powertrain, delivering an EPA-estimated 23/29 MPG (city/highway),1 and the same power output as the B5 FWD. Also, the B5 AWD powertrain offers the same Volvo XC60 towing capacity specs: 3,500 pounds,2 to be specific.

Or, reach for new power levels by upgrading to the available B6 AWD powertrain. This mild-hybrid powertrain makes 295 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque and delivers an EPA-estimated 21/27 MPG (city/highway).1 Plus, the B6 AWD powertrain offers a maximum Volvo XC60 towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.2

2023 Volvo XC60 Recharge Towing Capacity

If mild hybrid efficiency isn't eco-friendly enough for your lifestyle, or you want an immense upgrade in power, the Volvo XC60 hybrid plug-in is for you. It's known as the Volvo XC60 Recharge, and under the hood lies the T8 eAWD powertrain.

This performance-savvy take on hybrid efficiency digs into the pavement with 455 horsepower and 523 pound-feet of torque, can drive on all-electric power for a WLTP and EPA-estimated 35 miles of range,3 and rocket from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds.

However, the chassis comes into play again, and the plug-in hybrid Volvo XC60 towing capacity is 3,500 pounds.

Previous Model Year Volvo XC60 Tow Capacity Specs

A new Volvo XC60 is strong, but its strength didn't develop overnight. The model has almost 15 years of history today, and the older models in its lineage can still haul with impressive capabilities. Here's a quick look at the weight past model years can tow:

  • 2018 to 2022 Volvo XC60 Towing Capacity: Up to 3,500 pounds2
  • 2017 Volvo XC60 Towing Capacity: Up to 3,300 pounds2
  • 2016 Volvo XC60 Towing Capacity: Up to 3,500 pounds2
  • 2015 Volvo XC60 Towing Capacity: Up to 3,300 pounds2

The Innovative Volvo XC60 Towing Accessories

To properly use your Volvo XC60 towing capacity, you'll need certain towing equipment; a tow hitch, tow ball, four/seven pin wiring harness, and more will be required. Our Volvo Cars dealership can help you order all the necessary towing gear and set it up for you, but if you're looking to take things a bit further, there are some innovative Volvo towing accessories to explore.

Among them, you can find a unique retractable tow hitch. It'll fold in or out at the push of a button, letting you use your Volvo XC60 towing capacity when needed and maintain the sleek, unbroken style lines once you're done. You can also get hitch-mounted carriers like a four-bike carrier and many more accessories; contact our parts department today to learn more.

Get Towing With Your Volvo XC60 Today

Whether you're looking for a tow hitch and installation or want to compare Volvo XC60, XC90, and XC40 models to learn your hauling options, Bill Kidd's Volvo Cars is here for you. Get in touch today to explore the new Volvo vehicle lineup and discover our Volvo towing accessories.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much can a 2023 Volvo XC60 tow?

The 2023 Volvo XC60 towing capacity is a maximum of 3,500 pounds across all powertrain configurations. This hefty towing limit can accommodate plenty of loads, like a couple of motorcycles on a trailer, a pop-up camper, and many more possibilities.

Does the Volvo XC60 have a tow package?

The Volvo XC60 towing accessories encompass all the necessary towing gear and advanced extras like a power-folding tow hitch that tucks away under your Volvo XC60 SUV's rear bumper when not in use. Contact the parts department at Bill Kidd's Volvo Cars to order your towing equipment and set up convenient installation.

Which Volvo vehicle has the highest towing capacity?

The Volvo FH16 semi truck managed to pull a record-breaking 750 metric tonnes4 in 2016, which is over 1.6 million pounds, or approximately the weight of 350 Volvo XC90 SUVs. However, the Volvo XC90 has the strongest towing capacity among Volvo cars and SUVs, offering drivers a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.2

1For more information, please visit the official US government source for all fuel economy at

2When properly equipped.

3The range figures are based on WLTP data obtained under specific testing conditions. The real-life driving range and energy consumption achieved under real conditions varies depending on driving behaviour and other external factors.

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