Towing Capacities


When towing a trailer great care should be taken and more responsibility accepted. Remember Safety first! Accidents involving trailers are much worse with greater consequences than without a trailer.
You vehicle is longer and heavier and all your load is anchored to your vehicle at one small point. Like an airline pilot you must regularly check the condition of your trailer and linkage to make sure that you arrive safely and with everything that you had at the start of your journey.

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Volvo  XC90

Make Model Year Kerbweight (Kg) 85% (Kg) Towing Capacity (Kg) Towing Capacity (Lbs) Caravans Within Capacity
VolvoXC90200816601411907 1999Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 2.4 D5200521921863.222504960Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 2.4 D5 Kinetic200621791852.1522504960Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 2.4 D5 Kinetic200721771850.4522504960Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 2.4 D5 Kinetic200821791852.1522504960Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 2.5 T200419751678.7518143998Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 2.5 T200621971867.4522684999Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 2.5 T200819811683.85907 1999Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 2.5 T AWD200420381732.322684999Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 2.5 T Kinetic200721981868.322504960Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 2.5 T Kinetic200821981868.322504960Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 2.5 T Long200820451738.2522504960Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 2.5T200719821684.722504960Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 3.2200619811683.8522504960Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 3.2200719811683.8522564973Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 3.2200915981358.318013970Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 3.2 R-Design200915981358.318013970Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 4.4 Momentum200821871858.9522504960Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 D5 AWD200521791852.1522504960Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 D5 Geartronic200913691163.6522504960Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 T6 AWD200421031787.5522745013Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 T6 AWD200520171714.4522684999Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 T6 AWD200614371221.4518143998Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 V8200521871858.9522504960Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 V8200621861858.122684999Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 V8200721871858.9522504960Show Caravans
VolvoXC90 V8200915981358.322564973Show Caravans


Loading your trailer or caravan is critical to safe driving check your towing weights and capacity for your vehicle. Getting this wrong can cost you dearly.

You can buy towing scales which measure the total weight of your towed load to make sure that it doesn't exceed the capacity of your vehicle but equally important is to make sure that your load is spread evenly.

The following was submitted to CLIC by Ian Willis in answer to an inquiry about the 85% beginners towing rule. It was generally thought within CLIC, that Ian's words helped to clarify the situation as regards to towing in Great Britain. 85% (or even 100%) rules are not "rules" but guidelines which have no substance in law. They are designed to ensure that the outfit will be stable (all other factors being equal). Exceeding this figure, whilst not illegal in itself, COULD lead to prosecution if the driver was stopped because of (say) instability or after an accident as there is a requirement on the driver to ensure the safety of his vehicle in the Construction and Use Regulations. Usually a manufacturer will quote a tow weight which is far greater than the mass of the vehicle. Generally this is based on the total train weight (car + caravan) which can be started on a 12% gradient. Where this weight (or any other e.g. nose weight) is given as lower by the manufacturer the user ignores it at his peril. Insurance could well be void after an accident - worse, the illegal combination could cause the accident if the vehicle is unable to handle it.

The big problem we have in the UK is the traffic density, especially on Motorways, which has caravans in close proximity to both cars and large goods vehicles at speed. The vortices encountered can cause trailers to wander if not loaded correctly and matched to the towing vehicle.

Other Models

Volvo 850 2.0 SE Estate - Volvo C30 1.6 - Volvo C30 1.6D - Volvo C30 1.8 - Volvo C30 1.8F FlexiFuel - Volvo C30 2.0 - Volvo C30 2.0D - Volvo C30 2.4i - Volvo C30 2.5 - Volvo C30 D5 DPF - Volvo C30 T5 - Volvo C30 T5 R-Design - Volvo C70 2.0 T - Volvo C70 2.0T - Volvo C70 2.3 T T5 Cabriolet Comfort - Volvo C70 2.4 - Volvo C70 2.4 D5 - Volvo C70 2.4 T - Volvo C70 2.4 T Cabriolet Comfort - Volvo C70 2.4i - Volvo C70 2.5 - Volvo C70 2.5 T5 - Volvo C70 2.5 T5 Geartronic - Volvo C70 HPT - Volvo C70 LPT - Volvo C70 T5 - Volvo S 80 2.4 Bi-Fuel - Volvo S40 - Volvo S40 1.6 - Volvo S40 1.6 D - Volvo S40 1.6D - Volvo S40 1.8 - Volvo S40 1.8i - Volvo S40 2.0 D - Volvo S40 2.0D - Volvo S40 2.4 - Volvo S40 2.4i - Volvo S40 2.4i Geartronic - Volvo S40 2.5 T5 - Volvo S40 2.5 T5 4WD - Volvo S40 2.5 T5 Kinetic - Volvo S40 LSE Sedan - Volvo S40 Sedan - Volvo S40 T5 - Volvo S40 T5 AWD - Volvo S40 T5 Kinetic - Volvo S60 - Volvo S60 2.0 T - Volvo S60 2.0 T Automatic - Volvo S60 2.0 T Kinetic - Volvo S60 2.0T - Volvo S60 2.0T Automatic - Volvo S60 2.0T Kinetic - Volvo S60 2.3 T5 Comfort - Volvo S60 2.3 T5 Premium - Volvo S60 2.4 - Volvo S60 2.4 BiFuel - Volvo S60 2.4 Bifuel - Volvo S60 2.4 Bi-Fuel - Volvo S60 2.4 D - Volvo S60 2.4 D Kinetic - Volvo S60 2.4 D5 - Volvo S60 2.4 D5 Geartronic - Volvo S60 2.4 D5 Kinetic - Volvo S60 2.4 Kinetic - Volvo S60 2.4 T5 - Volvo S60 2.4 T5 Geartronic - Volvo S60 2.4D Kinetic - Volvo S60 2.4D5 Kinetic - Volvo S60 2.4i - Volvo S60 2.4i Kinetic - Volvo S60 2.5 - Volvo S60 2.5 R - Volvo S60 2.5 R Geartronic - Volvo S60 2.5 T - Volvo S60 2.5 T 4WD - Volvo S60 2.5 T 4WD Kinetic - Volvo S60 2.5 T Automatic - Volvo S60 2.5 T AWD - Volvo S60 2.5 T AWD Kinetic - Volvo S60 2.5 T Geartronic - Volvo S60 2.5 T Kinetic - Volvo S60 2.5 T Summum - Volvo S60 2.5T - Volvo S60 2.5T AWD - Volvo S60 2.5T Geartronic - Volvo S60 2.5T Kinetic - Volvo S60 2.5T Kinetic 4WD - Volvo S60 2.5T Summum - Volvo S60 T5 - Volvo S80 - Volvo S80 2.0 T - Volvo S80 2.4 - Volvo S-80 2.4 Bi-Fuel - Volvo S80 2.4 Bifuel Kinetic - Volvo S80 2.4 BiFuel Kinetic - Volvo S80 2.4 Bi-Fuel Kinetic - Volvo S80 2.4 D - Volvo S80 2.4 D Kinetic - Volvo S80 2.4 D5 - Volvo S80 2.4 D5 Exec Geartronic - Volvo S80 2.4 D5 Geartronic - Volvo S80 2.4 D5 Kinetic - Volvo S80 2.4 Kinetic - Volvo S80 2.4i Kinetic - Volvo S80 2.5 T - Volvo S80 2.5 T AWD - Volvo S80 2.5 T AWD Kinetic - Volvo S80 2.5 T Kinetic - Volvo S80 2.5T AWD Kinetic - Volvo S80 2.5T Geartronic - Volvo S80 2.5T Kinetic - Volvo S80 2.9 - Volvo S80 2.9 Automatic - Volvo S80 2.9 Executive - Volvo S80 2.9 Kinetic - Volvo S80 3.0 T6 - Volvo S80 3.0 T6 Momentum - Volvo S80 3.0T Exec Geartronic - Volvo S80 3.0T Geartronic - Volvo S80 3.2 - Volvo S80 3.2 Exec Geartronic - Volvo S80 3.2 Geartronic - Volvo S80 4.4 - Volvo S80 D5 Geartronic - Volvo S80 T6 - Volvo S80 T6 Comfort - Volvo S80 T6 Executive - Volvo S80 T6 Geartronic - Volvo S80 T6 Momentum - Volvo S80 T6 Premier - Volvo S80 T6 Premium - Volvo S80 V8 - Volvo S80 V8 Exec Geartronic - Volvo S80 V8 Geartronic - Volvo V 50 2.0 D - Volvo V 70 2.4 Bi-Fuel - Volvo V40 2.0 LSE Wagon - Volvo V50 1.6 - Volvo V50 1.6 D - Volvo V50 1.8 - Volvo V50 2.0 - Volvo V50 2.0 D - Volvo V50 2.4 - Volvo V50 2.4 D5 - Volvo V50 2.4i - Volvo V50 2.4i Geartronic - Volvo V50 2.5 T5 - Volvo V50 2.5 T5 4WD - Volvo V50 2.5 T5 AWD Kinetic - Volvo V50 2.5 T5 Geartronic - Volvo V50 2.5T5 Kinetic - Volvo V50 T5 - Volvo V50 T5 AWD - Volvo V50 T5 AWD Kinetic - Volvo V50 T5 Kinetic - Volvo V70 2.0 T - Volvo V70 2.0 T Automatic - Volvo V70 2.0 T Kinetic - Volvo V70 2.0T - Volvo V70 2.0T Kinetic - Volvo V70 2.3 T5 Comfort - Volvo V70 2.4 - Volvo V70 2.4 Automatic - Volvo V70 2.4 Bifuel Kinetic - Volvo V70 2.4 BiFuel Kinetic - Volvo V70 2.4 Bi-Fuel Kinetic - Volvo V70 2.4 D - Volvo V70 2.4 D Kinetic - Volvo V70 2.4 D5 - Volvo V70 2.4 D5 4WD - Volvo V70 2.4 D5 AWD Kinetic - Volvo V70 2.4 D5 Kinetic - Volvo V70 2.4 D5 Kinetic AWD - Volvo V70 2.4 Kinetic - Volvo V70 2.4 T XC Automatic - Volvo V70 2.4 T5 Momentum - Volvo V70 2.4D Kinetic - Volvo V70 2.4i Kinetic - Volvo V70 2.5 R - Volvo V70 2.5 T - Volvo V70 2.5 T 4WD Kinetic - Volvo V70 2.5 T AWD - Volvo V70 2.5 T AWD Kinetic - Volvo V70 2.5 T Kinetic - Volvo V70 2.5T Kinetic - Volvo V70 2.5T Kinetic AWD - Volvo V70 3.2 - Volvo V70 R - Volvo V70 T5 - Volvo V70 T5 Premium - Volvo XC70 - Volvo XC70 2.4 - Volvo XC70 2.4 D5 AWD - Volvo XC70 2.4 D5 AWD Comfort - Volvo XC70 2.4 D5 AWD Kinetic - Volvo XC70 2.4 Kinetic 4WD - Volvo XC70 2.5 4WD Kinetic - Volvo XC70 2.5 AWD Kinetic - Volvo XC70 2.5 Cross Country - Volvo XC70 2.5 Kinetic AWD - Volvo XC70 2.5 T - Volvo XC70 2.5 T AWD - Volvo XC70 2.5 T AWD Comfort - Volvo XC70 2.5T - Volvo XC70 2.5T Geartronic - Volvo XC70 Cross Country - Volvo XC90 - Volvo XC90 2.4 D5 - Volvo XC90 2.4 D5 Kinetic - Volvo XC90 2.5 T - Volvo XC-90 2.5 T - Volvo XC90 2.5 T AWD - Volvo XC90 2.5 T Kinetic - Volvo XC90 2.5 T Long - Volvo XC90 2.5T - Volvo XC90 3.2 - Volvo XC90 3.2 R-Design - Volvo XC90 4.4 Momentum - Volvo XC90 D5 AWD - Volvo XC90 D5 Geartronic - 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