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The Volvo XC60 B4 and the Swift Conqueror 630 with a laden weight of 1770 kg is a moderate match, only for experienced (caravan) drivers.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

88%

1770 kg 2019 kg
95 kg


Score 5.3


36%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Good payload is essential


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Verdict

The Volvo XC60 B4 and the Swift Conqueror 630 of a laden weight of 1770 kg is a combination just suitable for most journeys but also with some limitations.

Weight

The risk of snaking at higher speeds, strong side winds and thoughtless driving exist. Even if the combination normally feels stable, the forces by deflection side to side are so great that it could be dangerous. Only if the driver has knowledge of and experience in driving a caravan it should be safe to drive. Proper and careful loading is essential! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is recommended.

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 6th gear. Faster is certainly not advisable! In that case the engine runs approximately 2400 rpm, this gives maybe more noise than usually accustomed 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 5th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 61 mph. In the 4th gear the top speed is 77 mph (4437 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 38%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 30% 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
2300 kg
Weight ratio
88%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1770 kg / 2019 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
100 kg
Advise
95 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
5.3
Infuence pay load
36%
Flat roads
Top speed
99 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
89 mph
Speed in practice
83 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
18.7 sec. - (max. 16.5 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
13.1 sec. - (max. 11.4 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 6.2 sec. (max. 4.1 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1587 rpm, 89% gas)
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2357
2878
Percentage between accelerator
56% - 64%
46% - 52%
Power needed at 60 mph 1722 N
over: 1481 N
over: 2154 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
70 mph - (77 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
4007 - (4437)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
11.6 sec. - (max. 8.2 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
By revs
2399
Percentage accelerator
89%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
33.5% - 40.6%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
33.4%
Maximum speed on 1:8
42 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Volvo XC60 B4
Year
January 2020 - up to now
Power
kW (211 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
Swift Conqueror 630
MIRO
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg (twin-axle)
Height:
m. (8'6")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (22'7")
Shipping length:
m. (26'2")
Actual gross train weight
3789 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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Reviews

The Volvo towing a Swift Conqueror 630 (1770) kg reviewed by Lee Mogano:

Correction to my last review which qoted the D4 engine. I have been searching for a towing review of the B4D to no avail. So decided to write one of my own. This car is a superb towing vehicle. With the upgraded B4D engine (197 bhp and 420Nm torque, which happens to be the same figures as the mark 1 2014 XC90 which we had previously) with the additional 14hp and 40Nm torque available when pulling away and accelerating, care of the 10KW electric motor/generator it has more than enough grunt to pull our twin axle Caravan. With all the added safety features that Volvo put into this car, why would you want anything else. A lovely, safe and strong car. Well done Volvo!