Volvo V90 Towing Capacity & Weight


There are many good reasons why Volvo are continuing to produce the second generation of the V90 model. The Volvo V90 has been in production since 1996 and it is still a very popular choice of tow car. This is shown by the number of reviews which are consistently positive.

The smaller version of the Volvo V90 has external dimensions of 4,963 x 1,879 x 1,543 millimeters and a wheelbase of 2,941 millimeters making it a typical size of tow car in its class. The V90 is only available with five doors and five seats. The boot holds at least 1,526 liters (with the seats folded down). With the seats up you still get a minimum of 500 liters.

The Volvo V90 is available with petrol engines, diesel engines or as hybrids. An unladen weight of only 1,832 to 2,150 kilograms makes the mid-range car comparatively light, which has a very good effect on issues such as fuel consumption and vehicle performance when towing. If you ever want to take a trailer with you, petrol, diesel and hybrid engines can take up to a 750kg unbraked trailer. The braked trailer load is between 1,800 kg and 2,500 kg, depending on the engine.

Can a Volvo V90 tow?

All models of the Volvo V90 produced since 2016 can tow. The Volvo V90 D4 (190 PS) is the most solid choice for a towing car according to our users. The V90 model with the most horsepower is the T6 (320 hp). A lot of horsepower is not always the main argument for a good tow car but according to Volvo the T8 (320 hp) requires the least fuel of all drives. As a hybrid engine, however, it is the best choice from an environmental point of view.

Is a Volvo V90 a good tow car?

The Volvo V90 certainly ticks a lot of the boxes when looking for a safe and reliable tow car. If you are looking for the towing capacity for a Volvo V90 then we're here to help. The towing capacity is a term used to describe the maximum weight of a trailer a Volvo V90 can tow. There may be certain models of Volvo V90 that cannot be used to tow a trailer. These will be highlighted with 'N KG' in the below list of Volvo towing weights.

For those models of Volvo where towing is allowed, we have detailed the Volvo towing capacity for a braked trailer (this is when the trailer being towed has its own breaking system). To ensure you are both safe and legal it is really important that you check the Volvo towing weight limit for the car.


As well as providing the braked towing capacity for your Volvo, where data is available we also have also listed the Volvo's unbraked towing capacity.

Here is a full list of the Unbraked and Braked Towing Capacity for the Volvo V90. If you cannot find the Care Name Here you are looking for please drop us a email and we will add this to the list.

Car Make & ModelMax Towing Weight - UnbrakedMax Towing Capacity - Braked
2021 Volvo V90 D5 Cross Country 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO-2400kg
2020 Volvo V90 D5 Cross Country 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO-2400kg
2020 Volvo V90 D5 Cross Country Inscription 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO-2500kg
2019 Volvo V90 D5 Cross Country 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO-2500kg
2019 Volvo V90 D5 Cross Country Inscription 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO-2500kg
2018 Volvo V90 D5 Cross Country 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO-2500kg
2017 Volvo V90 D5 Cross Country 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO-2500kg
2017 Volvo V90 D5 Inscription Cross Country 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO-2500kg
2016 Volvo V90 D5 Inscription Cross Country 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO-2500kg
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Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the towing weights provided on this website are accurate, we always recommend checking the vehicle log book (V5) for the official towing capacity. We accept no responsibility if the towing weights provided on this website are incorrect.