2022 Volvo XC90 Towing Capacity: How much can the Volvo XC90 Tow?


If you're trying to find the best new SUV with three rows or if you're interested in a new SUV with up to seven seats and a turbocharged engine, then your new car search has undoubtedly led you to the new Volvo XC90 for sale.

And for good reason. The new Volvo XC90 offers a 360-degree camera to help you navigate in and out of tricky parking spaces, all-wheel-drive (AWD) handling performance, and an air cleaning system that prevents up to 95% of harmful PM 2.5 particles from entering the cabin. But, how much can the new Volvo XC90 tow?

If you're thinking about taking your boat to the lake or camper to the campgrounds, you're probably wondering about the Volvo XC90 towing capacity. If so, this 2022 Volvo XC90 review is for you. We'll review towing with a Volvo XC90, how much the Volvo XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid can tow, and compare the 2021 Volvo XC90 towing capacity vs. the 2022 Volvo XC90 towing capacity.

Volvo XC90 Towing Capacity Guide

Choosing the right Volvo XC90 lease that delivers the towing capability you need is an important decision. That's why we've put together a Volvo XC90 towing capacity chart that compares front-wheel drive (FWD) vs. AWD towing capability with the Volvo XC90 tow load.

Volvo XC90 Towing Capacity Chart w/AWD w/FWD
2022 5,000 lbs 4,000 lbs
2021 5,000 lbs 4,000 lbs
2020 5,000 lbs 4,000 lbs
2019 5,000 lbs 4,000 lbs
2018 5,000 lbs 4,000 lbs
2017 5,000 lbs 4,000 lbs
2016 5,000 lbs 4,000 lbs
2015 3,500 lbs n/a
2014 3,300 lbs n/a
2013 3,300 lbs n/a
2012 3,300 lbs n/a
2011 3,300 lbs n/a
2010 3,300 lbs n/a

Volvo XC90 Trim & Powertrain Options

The new Volvo XC90 arrives in two trim levels to shop and compare. The lineup begins with the Volvo XC90 Momentum and comes standard with a lane-keeping aid system, a 12-inch instrument panel, and a touring chassis. The new Volvo XC90 Momentum also offers front/rear park assist, oncoming lane mitigation, and 19-inch six-spoke wheels.

The new Volvo XC90 Inscription has the style of color-coordinated door mirror covers, ventilated nappa leather upholstery, and the ride quality of 20-inch alloy wheels.

Performance Details

After you choose the trim style for your new Volvo XC90, you'll want to choose a powertrain that gives you the performance, towing capacity, and information on the Volvo XC90 weight limit you need for trailering your weekend toys. By now, you've probably heard about the Volvo T5 vs. T6 powertrain options, so let's look at the performance capabilities each drive type offers.

The Volvo XC90 T5 FWD Momentum seven-passenger has a direct-injected turbocharged engine, putting out 250 horsepower, 258 pounds of torque, can tow up to 4,000 pounds,1 and has a 400-pound Volvo XC90 tongue weight.

Drivers who take home a Volvo XC90 T5 can expect an EPA-estimated 21/30/25 mpg (City/Highway/Combined).2

Increase Your Power

The Volvo XC90 T6 AWD trim levels boast a direct-injected supercharged and turbocharged engine that delivers 316 horsepower, 295 pounds of torque, can tow up to 5,000 pounds,1 and the Volvo XC90 tongue weight increases to 500 pounds.

Drivers who opt for a Volvo XC90 T6 can expect an EPA-estimated 19/27/22 mpg (City/Highway/Combined).2 If you're looking for a new electic SUV with increased efficiency, be sure to learn more about the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge.

Volvo SUV Comparison

If you're thinking about what to do when your lease ends, you might be starting to look at the 2022 Volvo XC60 release date and wondering how the Volvo XC60 compares to the Volvo XC90 towing capacity.

The Volvo XC90 can tow more than the Volvo XC60. If equipped properly, the Volvo XC60 can tow up to 3,500 pounds, but the Volvo XC90 can tow up to 4,000 pounds in the FWD configuration and up to 5,000 pounds in AWD trim.

If you don't need the Volvo XC90 towing capacity and are looking for a midsize SUV that delivers ample performance and passenger room, be sure to explore our Volvo XC60 lease deals.

Volvo Hybrid and Electric Towing

We've covered the Volvo XC90 towing capacity in T5 and T6 trims, but what if you're shopping for a Volvo XC90 hybrid lease? You're probably asking, what is the towing capacity of the Volvo XC90 Recharge?

We're glad you asked. The new Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 eAWD Inscription Expression is motivated by a direct-injected turbo- and supercharged engine along with an electric motor that puts out a combined 400 horsepower, 472 pounds of torque, and can tow up to 5,000 pounds if equipped properly.

Frequently Asked Questions

What weight can a Volvo XC90 tow?

The new Volvo XC90 is a full-size SUV with three rows for seating up to seven that arrives in a selection of trim levels and powertrain configurations. The Volvo XC90 in the T5 FWD powertrain produces a capable 250 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque, and can tow up to 4,000 pounds1 with a 400-pound Volvo XC90 tongue weight. The Volvo XC90 in the T6 AWD configuration increases the power, performance, handling, and towing capability. This new Volvo SUV puts out 316 horsepower from the direct-injected turbocharged and supercharged engine. Drivers can also expect 295 pound-feet of torque and a Volvo XC90 towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.1

Can a Volvo XC90 tow a camper?

The Volvo XC90 comes in multiple powertrain options as well as a plug-in hybrid configuration to meet the performance needs of a range of drivers. The base model Volvo XC90 T5 FWD is capable of towing up to 4,000 pounds if properly equipped. Before towing a camper with your Volvo SUV, be sure to check the tow requirements before towing. If you need more towing capability, we suggest the Volvo XC90 in the T6 AWD powertrain. This more powerful engine puts out 316 horsepower, 295 pounds of torque, and has a 5,000-pound towing capacity.1

What is the towing capacity of a 2022 Volvo XC90?

The new three-row Volvo XC90 SUV with seating for up to seven passengers can tow up to 5,000 pounds in the AWD powertrain configuration.1 The new Volvo XC90 is engineered to meet the performance needs of many drivers and offers a menu of trim levels and performance capabilities. When shopping for your new Volvo XC90 lease deal, be sure to compare trim levels and review our Volvo XC90 towing capacity chart above to ensure you choose the vehicle that gives you the towing power you need to get your boats to the water. If you opt for the Volvo XC90 T5 FWD, you'll have a new SUV with a max towing of 4,000 pounds.1

1When properly equipped.

2For more information, please visit the official US government source for all fuel economy at www.fueleconomy.gov

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