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The Volvo XC60 D5 AWD aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1590 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

78%

1590 kg 2051 kg
85 kg


Score 7


58%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Volvo XC60 D5 AWD aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1590 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is relatively small at normal speed, if the caravan is well loaded.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general very good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 7th gear, by giving the engine just a bit of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 1900 rpm. In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 7th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 59 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 6th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 81 mph (3943 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 59%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 49% not to drive.

Attention: This car can easily drive much faster with the caravan than is safe. So always keep an eye on your speed!


Results

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Weight
Towing limit
2400 kg
Weight ratio
78%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1590 kg / 2051 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
110 kg
Advise
85 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7
Infuence pay load
25%
Flat roads
Top speed
99 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
93 mph
Speed in practice
91 mph (7th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
15 sec. - (max. 13 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
9.9 sec. - (max. 8.9 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 3.8 sec. (max. 4 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1598 rpm, 62% gas)
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1917
2371
Percentage between accelerator
48% - 54%
38% - 44%
Power needed at 60 mph 1684 N
over: 1968 N
over: 2796 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
76 mph - (81 mph)
In the
6th gear - (5th gear)
Revs
3014 - (3943)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
8.6 sec. - (max. 6.8 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
7th gear
6th gear
By revs
1598
1976
Percentage accelerator
99%
73%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
56.3% - 60.9%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
55.9%
Maximum speed on 1:8
53 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Volvo XC60 D5 AWD aut.
Year
March 2017 - 2019
Power
kW (235 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 8 gears and torque converter
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Caravan
Caravan as an example
Empty weight
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'5")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (16'9")
Shipping length:
m. (20'10")
Actual gross train weight
3641 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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