Volvo XC40 Towing Capacity & Weight


The XC40 is manufactured by Volvo at both their Belgium and China plants. The first Volvo XC40 rolled off the production line in 2017. The XC40 is the smallest of Volvo's XC Range of compact luxury crossover SUVs. This 5-door SUV comes in either a front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive model with engine sizes coming in either Petrol (1.5L or 2.0L) and Diesel models having a 2.0L powertrain. Depending on the model the XC40 has either a 6-speed M76 manual, 7-speed 7DCT DCT or 8-speed AW TG-81SC automatic transmission setup. The XC40 was named Car of the Year by the magazine What Car? in January 2018, and it was given the European Car of the Year award at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

Volvo has been producing the first generation of the XC 40 SUV since 2017. Only one generation of this series has been produced so far and its reviews are already looking good. As a tow car, the Volovo XC40 is average in size compared to other cars in its class. Depending on the model of XC40, the body measures at least 1,652 millimeters in height, 1,863 millimeters in width and 4,425 millimeters in length. The wheelbase of 2,702 millimeters between the front and rear axles also corresponds to the medium-sized standard, which nevertheless has sufficient freedom of movement in the interior. The XC40 is a very spacious tow car, if you fold down the rear seats you get a boot volume of 1,336 liters. In the normal state it is a full 460 liters. The Volvo XC40 comes in range of trim variants, the availability of which varies depending on the engine.

The XC40 is available as a petrol engine, diesel engine and hybrid. The lighter the car, the less stress is put on the engine but typically the lower the towing capacity will be. If you are looking at the XC40 for pulling a trailer, unbraked it can weigh up to 750 kg with gasoline, diesel and hybrid engines. The braked trailer load is between 1,600 kg and 2,100 kg, depending on the engine. If you are looking for the towing capacity for a Volvo XC40 then we're here to help. The towing capacity is a term used to describe the maximum weight of a trailer a Volvo XC40 can tow. There may be certain models of Volvo XC40 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 XC40. If you cannot find the Volvo 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 XC40 Recharge Phev (fwd) 1.5L, Hyb/PULP, 7 SP AUTO-1800kg
2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric (awd) —, Electric, 1 SP AUTO-1500kg
2021 Volvo XC40 T4 Inscription (awd) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2021 Volvo XC40 T4 Momentum (fwd) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-1800kg
2021 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design (awd) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2020 Volvo XC40 Recharge Phev (fwd) 1.5L, Hyb/PULP, 7 SP AUTO-1800kg
2020 Volvo XC40 T4 Inscription (awd) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2000kg
2020 Volvo XC40 T4 Momentum (fwd) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-1800kg
2020 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design (awd) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2019 Volvo XC40 T4 Inscription (awd) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2000kg
2019 Volvo XC40 T4 Momentum 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-1800kg
2019 Volvo XC40 T4 Momentum (fwd) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-1800kg
2019 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design (awd) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2019 Volvo XC40 T4 INSCRIPTION (AWD) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2000kg
2019 Volvo XC40 T4 INSCRIPTION (AWD) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2000kg
2019 Volvo XC40 T4 MOMENTUM 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-1800kg
2019 Volvo XC40 T4 MOMENTUM (FWD) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-1800kg
2019 Volvo XC40 T5 R-DESIGN (AWD) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2019 Volvo XC40 T5 R-DESIGN (AWD) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2018 Volvo XC40 D4 MOMENTUM (AWD) 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2018 Volvo XC40 D4 MOMENTUM LAUNCH EDT (AWD) 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2018 Volvo XC40 D4 R-DESIGN (AWD) 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2018 Volvo XC40 D4 R-DESIGN LAUNCH EDT (AWD) 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2018 Volvo XC40 T4 INSCRIPTION (AWD) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2000kg
2018 Volvo XC40 T4 MOMENTUM 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-1800kg
2018 Volvo XC40 T5 MOMENTUM (AWD) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2018 Volvo XC40 T5 MOMENTUM LAUNCH EDT (AWD) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2018 Volvo XC40 T5 R-DESIGN (AWD) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2018 Volvo XC40 T5 R-DESIGN LAUNCH EDT (AWD) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2018 Volvo XC40 D4 Momentum (awd) 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2018 Volvo XC40 D4 Momentum Launch EDT (awd) 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2018 Volvo XC40 D4 R-Design (awd) 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2018 Volvo XC40 D4 R-Design Launch EDT (awd) 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2018 Volvo XC40 T4 Inscription (awd) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2000kg
2018 Volvo XC40 T4 Momentum 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-1800kg
2018 Volvo XC40 T5 Momentum (awd) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2018 Volvo XC40 T5 Momentum Launch EDT (awd) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2018 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design (awd) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
2018 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design Launch EDT (awd) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO-2100kg
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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.