Volvo XC40 Best Compact SUV for Towing

Towing in Style

The Volvo XC40, with its stylish two-tone paint scheme, might look like a dream vehicle for a college kid. But every XC40 can tow a 3,500-pound trailer - except the electric Recharge model, which is capped at 2,000 pounds. The XC40 proves itself as the best compact SUV for towing. 

Volvo doesn't require the addition of the factory $1,125 Class 2 trailer hitch to get that capability, but it would be smart to add it directly from Volvo. That's because the hitch package also includes the company's trailer stability assist technology, which applies one or more of the Volvo's brakes if the trailer starts to wiggle. And unlike most SUVs, the max towing capacity is available on front-wheel drive or all-wheel-drive models with either the standard or optional engines. That means you can get an XC40 that can tow a good size trailer for not a lot of money. 

Volvo XC40 Towing Capacity

The towing capacity of Volvo XC40 is 3,500 pounds

Dimensions of Volvo: XC40 174″ L x 74″ W x 65″ H

MPG of Volvo XC40: Up to 23 city / 32 highway

Cargo volume of Volvo XC40: 16 ft³, 46.9 ft³ with seat area

Curb weight of Volvo XC40: 3,627 to 3,840 lbs.


·         Volvo XC40 T4 Momentum $35,100

·         Volvo XC40 T5 Momentum $37,100

·         Volvo XC40 T4 R-Design $40,350

How Much is the Volvo XC40 Tow Hitch?

The 2022 Volvo XC40 towing capacity reaches as high as 3,500 pounds. If you plan on moving heavy cargo, you'll just need to equip the optional Volvo XC40 tow hitch. 

Pricing varies based on model type and configuration so please call the Patrick Volvo Cars Parts Department at 877-697-6070 for accurate pricing and installation options or submit a parts inquiry.


We won't be able to hook up a trailer for your test drive, but we're still confident that you'll love how you feel behind the wheel. Plus, we're here to help with any Volvo XC40 towing questions that you have after driving home in your new SAV®! Contact us today to make an appointment or value your trade-in.

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