Volvo XC60 dimensions

Full Volvo XC60 dimensions, including length, width, height and boot space

BuyaCar team
Apr 28, 2017
XC60 SE Lux

The most luxurious version of the XC60 looks imposing thanks to large 18-inch alloy wheels.

Volvo's XC60 makes an excellent family car - for some families - but its dimensions mean that it's not going to suit everyone. That's because some might find the Volvo too wide, while, the boot may be too small for others.

Scroll down for full details of the XC60's measurements, and how they compare to the competition, which includes the Volkswagen Tiguan, BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Peugeot 3008.

Another alternative will soon be the all-new Volvo XC60, which goes on sale later this year and will be considerably different to the outgoing car, with a much more modern and airy interior.

You can check the Volvo XC60 buying guide for more information on this model.

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Volvo XC60 dimensions: exterior

The Volvo XC60 is big, so bear that in mind when considering whether it will fit in your garage, or if your local multi-storey car park has narrow, tight turns.

It’s less of a concern when reversing because all models come with rear parking sensors as standard.
The long wheelbase (the distance between the front and rear wheels) ought to mean that there’s plenty of space inside, but the interior is only average when compared to alternatives. 

Volvo XC60 dimensions: exterior

Compared with similar cars



Longer than average

Width without mirrors


Wider than average

Width with mirrors


Wider than average



Taller than average



Longer than average


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Volvo XC60 boot space

The XC60 is an old model now, a fact evident by its comparatively small boot space. More modern rivals, such as the Land Rover Discovery Sport, have their mechanical parts, wiring and gadgets crammed into a smaller area, leaving more boot space. You can expand the XC60’s luggage compartment by folding the seats. 

Volvo XC60 boot space

Compared with similar cars

Boot space with seats up

495 litres


Boot space with seats down

1455 litres

Smaller than average


Volvo XC60 dimensions: interior

A car as big as the XC60 should be a natural choice for families, but not if you’re trying to squeeze a couple of tall teenagers in the back. Legroom is only average for this category, although the tall roof helps to make the car feel roomy, particularly in the front.

Volvo XC60 dimensions: interior

Compared with similar cars

Front headroom


More than average

Rear headroom



Front legroom



Rear legroom




Volvo XC60 towing capacity

A generous towing range means there should be an XC60 to suit your requirements, with a maximum legal limit of two tonnes on some cars. 

Volvo XC60 towing capacity (smallest to largest)

Towing capacity: braked

1600 - 2000kg

Towing capacity: unbraked



Volvo XC60 weight

The ageing XC60 is no lightweight. Its bulk helps it feel stable and steady on the road but cuts fuel economy, as the engine has so much weight to pull around. That’s made worse by the petrol and diesel engines, which aren’t as efficient as those in newer rivals. 

Volvo XC60 weight (lightest to heaviest)


1702- 1804kg


Volvo XC60 fuel tank

The XC60’s large fuel tank is a necessity, given the car’s appetite for fuel. The petrol is the worst performer but even the diesel engines trail the competition by some margin, but the large tank should mean that you’ll have an easy 600 miles between fill-ups at least. 

Volvo XC60 fuel tank capacity

Petrol fuel tank

70 litres

Diesel fuel tank

70 litres


Volvo XC60 turning circle

Long and with a large turning circle (the area needed to turn the car around in a single manoeuvre, the XC60 is no vehicle in which to attempt a three-point turn on a narrow side street. 

Volvo XC60 turning circle

Compared with similar cars

Turning circle


Larger than average

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