The collision-induced dissociation of VO+ by Xe has been studied by the use of classical dynamics procedures on London-Eyring-Polanyi-Sato potential-energy surfaces in the collision energy range of 5.0-30 eV. The dissociation threshold behavior and the dependence of reaction cross sections on the collision energy closely follow the observed data with the threshold energy of 6.00 eV. The principal reaction pathway is VO++Xe -> V++O+Xe and the minor pathway is VO++Xe -> VXe++O. At higher collision energies (E > 8.0 eV), the former reaction preferentially occurs near the O-V(+...)Xecollinear and perpendicular alignments, but the latter only occurs near the perpendicular alignment. At lower energies close to the threshold, the reactions are found to occur near the collinear configuration. No reaction occurs in the collinear alignment V+-(OXe)-Xe-.... The high and low energy-transfer efficiencies of the collinear alignments O-V+...Xe and V+-(OXe)-Xe-... are attributed to the effects of mass distribution. The activation of the VO+ bond toward the dissociation threshold occurs through a translation-to-vibration energy transfer in a strong collision on a time scale of about 50 fs.