Can a Volvo S60 Tow a Camper Trailer?

The S60 can tow 2000 lbs which is enough capacity for a popup or teardrop camper.

Hearty engine options

Volvo’s S60 2021 trims are available standard with a 250-HP turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Equally, it has two available engine options for its car lovers: 1) a 316-HP turbocharged and supercharged 4-cylinder engine and 2) a superpower 400-HP plug-in-hybrid engine model. For all powertrains – an 8-speed automatic transmission is kept standard.

In terms of performance, even its base engine is rated to deliver striking performance, backed by its dynamism to potency to quick acceleration especially what you expect while driving on the highways. Again, the turbocharged and supercharged engine demonstrates more speedy acceleration, while it’s the plug-in hybrid unveils a hard-to-believe performance standard that can be expected from a sports car.


Fitted with a T5 powertrain that runs on front-wheel drive, S60 gets 23 mpg/34 mpg in the city/on the highway – which is just the ideal for any luxury small car class. T6 powertrain is rated to generate 21 mpg/32 mpg in the city/ on the highway.

Plug-in-hybrid (T8) engines offer 69 MPG-equal with electric power its outcome stands to 30 mpg city/highway driving by using gasoline power. Depending on the battery you will be using among a 240 V power outlet or a 120 V standard domestic type outlet, needs to be charged for 4-9 hours.

Great towing capacity and cargo Space

With a compact size, Volvo’s S60 is made strong and tough that makes it capable to haul a huge 2000 lbs (maximum) – fairly satisfying for small camping weekend trips. The inside trunk size is also larger offering you 11.6 cu-ft of cargo space to pack your belongings.

Amazing interior comfort

Volvo’s signature interior standard resonances once again in its thoughtful interior that you will experience once you step in your S60 luxury car. Decked with stylish materials in a perfect layout the car’s interior appears indisputably avant-garde. The front-seat and rear-seat passengers are sheltered by comfortable and super supportive buckets, while you will be pleased about the generous legroom and headroom that the car offers for its back seat commuters. Its luxurious interior package includes a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, quad-zone automatic climate control, a 12.3-inch digital instrument display, ambient interior lighting, and massaging front seats among others.

Wide infotainment array

With an easy to see screen, the interface of the S60’s Sensus infotainment system is well-equipped to entertain you and your family loved during a long drive. It has multiple settings and graphical presentations which you need to study to do well on it.

Everything is controlled by a 9-inch cute-looking touch-screen while the collection includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, satellite radio, 10 speakers, and two USB ports for charging your smartphones. S60’s infotainment optional features include a navigation tool, wireless device charging, a 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system apart from a 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

Persuasive safety package

It will be truly inspiring to car buyers that Volvo’s S60 has earned an overall safety rating of 5 out of 5 stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and 4 stars out of 5 in the frontal collision test and 5 stars in the side collision and rollover tests.

Also, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has rated the consistency standard of 2021 S60 with ‘Good’ remarks in all its 6 crashworthiness tests. The S60 also earned a ‘Good’ rating for how effectively its headlights light up the road ahead. S60 has received the highest rating of ‘Superior’ standard in front crash prevention systems by IIHS.

Volvo’s S60 is fitted with end-to-end solutions to ensure the absolute wellbeing of its valuable car buyers and virtually all accident-avoidance technologies and safety tools perform with proper integration in real-world driving conditions. Standard safety mechanism includes run-off road mitigation, pre-collision braking, forward crash warning, lane departure warning, and lane-keep assist.

In 2021, Volvo has modernized its blind-spot monitoring system and steering collision avoidance tool. When you attempt to change lanes, the system itself will accompany you and equally helps to steer your car away from approaching traffic. Aside from this, you will get Volvo’s semi-autonomous Pilot Assist tool assistance that eliminates stress while driving on the highway.


Lack of button on the infotainment screen

With no physical buttons, relying only on the touch screen is likely to be distracting during your drive.

Limited trunk size

Small cargo space may be limited for family travels

Tips to boost mileage

  • Change your driving style; Shun hasty acceleration.

  • Minimizing AC use increases fuel efficiency.

  • Maintain service schedule to optimize mpg.


Overall is a good towing car for lightweight trailers.