Car Weights From 2012-2023 (& Why You Should Know Yours)

Take a break from your workday and discover how the most popular car weights from 2012-2023 stack up against each other.

Updated May 22, 2024
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Cars drive so smoothly that it's hard to contextualize just how much they weigh. Comparing car weights side-by-side can put into perspective just how much of a behemoth they are — and how our tastes have changed over time. Not only is knowing your car's weight an important part of car ownership, but it's also a unique fun fact to whip out at parties.

From massive super-duty trucks that weigh as much as a small elephant to sleek hybrids that you still wouldn't want to act out the Wicked Witch of the North's house-falling scene with, we're exploring how much a car weighs and how you can figure out yours. 

List of Popular Car Curb Weights From 2012-2024

Car weight can vary a lot. The model, engine type, and other factors each have a substantial impact on how much the car weighs. Our list details the most popular car model weights from 2012-2024 based on published findings from Motor Trend,, Vehicle, and Automobile Magazine

Fast Fact

According to the 2022 EPA Automotive Trend Report, the average new vehicle weight is just under 4,500 lbs. 

2023 Car Weights 

The popular car weights from 2023 show just how much variability there is at the top of the market. 

2023 Car Model Curb Weight in lbs
2023 Ford F-150  4,705
2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5,000
2023 RAM 1500 Tradesman 4,765
2023 Toyota RAV4 3,450
2023 Tesla Model Y 4,363
2023 Honda CR-V EX-L 3,525
2023 GMC Sierra 1500 5,050
2023 Toyota Camry SE 3,340
2023 Nissan Rogue S 3,452
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4,413

2022 Car Weights 

From hybrids to SUVs, these are a handful of the most popular car weights for 2022.

2022 Car Model Curb Weight in lbs
2022 Ford F-150 Tremor 5,562 
2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab 4,599
2022 RAM 1500 Tradesman 4,778
2022 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road 3,724
2022 Toyota Camry SE AWD 3,528
2022 GMC Sierra 1500 5,586
2022 Honda CR-V 3,750
2022 Toyota Tacoma  4,661
2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range 4,386
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 4,863

2021 Car Weights 

These are some of the curb weights for the most popular car models from the 2021 manufacturing cycle. 

2021 Car Model Curb Weight in lbs
2021 Ford F-150 Tremor 5,562
2021 RAM 1500 TRX  6,866
2021 Chevrolet Silverado Double Cab 4,940
2021 Toyota RAV4 LE 3,490
2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring  3,750
2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE 3,700
2021 Nissan Rogue AWD 3,638
2021 Toyota Highlander XLE 4,195
2021 Honda Civic Sport 2,847
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee  5,077

2020 Car Weights

The pandemic didn't stop manufacturers from pumping out new cars. These are the car weights for popular models from 2020. 

2020 Car Model Curb Weight in lbs
2020 Toyota Supra Coupe 3,397 pounds
2020 Kia Telluride SX  AWD 4,482 pounds
2020 Subaru Outback Ltd AWD 3,730 pounds
2020 Chevy Silverado LT Trail Boss Crew Cab 5,105 pounds
2020 Honda Pilot Elite AWD 4,319 pounds
2020 Kia Soul GT-Lin Wagon 2,844 pounds
2020 Ford Escape SE  3,299 pounds
2020 Lexus LS 500 Sedan 4,707 pounds
2020 Toyota Supra 3.0 Coupe 3,397 pounds
2020 Buick Regal TourX Wagon AWD 3,708 pounds

2019 Car Weights

Here are some of the top-selling vehicles in 2019 and their curb weights.

2019 Car Model Curb Weight in lbs
2019 Ford Fusion S Sedan 3,472 pounds
2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 3,290 pounds
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4,677 pounds
2019 Honda Accord LX Sedan 3,131 pounds
2019 Nissan Rogue SV AWD 3,614 pounds
2019 Toyota RAV4 LE  3,370 pounds
2019 Ford F150 XL SuperCrew 4WD 4,769 pounds
2019 Toyota Highlander XLE  4,310 pounds
2019 Lincoln MKC Reserve  3,811 pounds
2019 Buick Envision Essence  3,755 pounds

2018 Car Weights

Looking for curb weights for a variety of popular 2018 car models? We've got 10 of the best-selling. 

2018 Car Model Curb Weight in lbs
2018 Toyota Camry LE  3,296 pounds
2018 Honda Civic LX  2,751 pounds
2018 Ford Escape SE  3,526 pounds
2018 Jeep Compass Ltd 4WD 3,327 pounds
2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium AWD 3,422 pounds
2018 Hyundai Elantra SE Sedan 2,811 pounds
2018 GMC Sierra Denali Crew Cab 4WD 5,414 pounds
2018 Toyota Highlander XLE Sedan 4,310 pounds
2018 Chevrolet Equinox LS Sedan 3,274 pounds
2018 Nissan Sentra SV Sedan 2,877 pounds

2017 Car Weights

The top-selling cars in 2017 and their curb weights range from the mid-2,000s to the high 4,000s. 

2017 Car Model Curb Weight in lbs
2017 Mercedes Benz SLC Roadster 3,541 pounds
2017 Chevrolet Silverado Truck 4,979 pounds
2017 Lexus RX 450h AWD SUV 4,740 pounds
2017 Jeep Wrangler 4x4 3,941 pounds
2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD 4,398 pounds
2017 Honda Odyssey Mini-Van 4,470 pounds
2017 Hyundai Accent SE Hatchback 2,553 pounds
2017 Subaru Crosstrek AWD Crossover 3,109 pounds
2017 Lincoln Continental AWD Sedan 4,396 pounds
2017 Toyota Tacoma Pickup Double Cab 4,230 pounds

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2016 Car Weights

We've got several of the most popular 2016 vehicles and their curb weights, including one climbing above 6,000 pounds. 

2016 Car Model Curb Weight in lbs
2016 Buick Envision AWD Crossover 4,047 pounds
2016 Nissan Leaf All Electric 3,256 pounds
2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 6,547 pounds
2016 Hyundai Equus Sedan 4,553 pounds
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD 3,950 pounds
2016 Kia Sorento AWD SUV 4,004 pounds
2016 Chrysler 300 Platinum Sedan 4,029 pounds
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Limited Sedan 3,393 pounds

2015 Car Weights

Here are the curb weights for the best-selling cars from the 2015 manufacturing cycle. 

2015 Car Model Curb Weight in lbs
2015 Audi A6 3,540 pounds
2015 BMW 3 Series Sedan 3,295 pounds
2015 Lexus LS 460 Sedan 4,233 pounds
2015 Mustang EcoBoost Fastback 3,532 pounds
2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Hatchback 2,512 pounds
2015 Tesla Model S 4,646 pounds
2015 Mercedes Benz M Class AWD SUV 4,742 pounds
2015 Audi A6 3993 cc car driving on an English country road with headlights on

2014 Car Weights

Here are the curb weights for many of buyer's favorite vehicles from the 2014 cycle.

2014 Car Model Curb Weight in lbs
2014 Subaru Impreza 3,208 pounds
2013 BMW 740i Sedan 4,344 pounds
2014 Buick LaCrosse 3,756 pounds
2014 Buick Verano 3,300 pounds
2014 Kia Cadenza 3,668 pounds
2014 BMW 5-Series 3,814 pounds
2014 Nissan Versa 2,354 pounds
2014 Porsche Panamera 3,968 pounds

2013 Car Weights

We're bringing you the curb weights for some of 2013's highest-selling cars. 

2013 Car Model Curb Weight in lbs
2013 Toyota Matrix 2,888 pounds
2013 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3,777 pounds
2013 Chevrolet Corvette 3,208 pounds
2013 Chevrolet Malibu 3,393 pounds
2013 BMW 740i Sedan 4,344 pounds
2013 Dodge Durango 4,756 pounds
2013 Hyundai Accent 2,396 pounds
2013 Hyundai Elantra 2,701 pounds
2013 Buick Regal 3,600 pounds
2013 Kia Optima Hybrid 3,496 pounds
2013 Audi A6 3,682 pounds
2013 Ford Focus 2,935 pounds
2013 Ford Taurus 4,037 pounds
2013 Mazda MAZDA6 3,323 pounds

2012 Car Weights

Many of these popular cars from 2012 are still active in the used car market and weigh about as much as you expect. 

2012 Car Model Curb Weight in lbs
2012 Toyota Camry 3,190 pounds
2012 Toyota Prius 3,042 pounds
2012 Toyota Avalon 3,572 pounds
2012 Chrysler Town and Country 4,652 pounds
2012 Subaru Outback 3,495 pounds
2012 Honda Civic LX Coupe 2,617 pounds
2012 Cadillac Escalade EXT 5,949 pounds
2012 MINI Cooper Hatchback 2.535 pounds
2012 Scion xB 3,084 pounds
2012 Scion TC 3,102 pounds
2012 Lexus IS-F 3,780 pounds
2012 Nissan Cube 2,768 pounds
2012 Nissan Maxima 3,540 pounds
2012 Smart Fortwo 1,808 pounds
Quick Tip

Don't see your car listed? Head to and/or your car's manufacturer to find your make and model's curb weight. 

Average Vehicle Curb Weight by Class

From the make and model to the year you purchased it, your vehicle's weight can vary significantly from similar cars. Humans are curious creatures and like to know how their stuff measures up to the rest on the market. Thankfully, we've got the comparative chart you've been looking for. 

2022 Vehicle Class Curb Weight in Pounds Curb Weight in Kilograms
Sedan/Wagon  ~3,600  ~1,633 
SUV ~4,000  ~1,814
Truck  ~4,600 ~2.087
Minivan/Van  ~4,750 ~2,155
Pickup  ~5,250 ~2,381 

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The Lightest and Heaviest Models on the Market 

Some cars can claim to be the heaviest or lightest cars in their vehicle class. Prove your car is worth the title by seeing which recent cars weigh in as the lightest and heaviest. 

  • The 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage is the lightest compact car, weighing in at 2,084 pounds.
  • The 2023 Hyundai Venue is the lightest in the compact SUV market at 2,612 pounds.
  • The heaviest large truck/SUV is the 2023 Ford F-450 Super Duty DRW Crew Cab weighing in at 8,587 pounds.

8 Different Ways to Measure Vehicle Weight 

If you're not a car person, you probably don't realize there are multiple ways to measure how much a car weighs. Knowing the different measurement styles and what the distinctions are is an important skill to have as a car owner. Automotive literacy doesn't have to feel out of your reach! 

  • Gross vehicle weight (GVW): This measurement includes all your cargo, extra equipment, and passengers aboard.
  • Curb weight: This is the weight of your vehicle with all fluids and components but without the drivers, passengers, and cargo.
  • Payload: The payload is the weight including passengers, equipment, cargo, and anything being towed.
  • Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR): This is the maximum total weight of your vehicle, passengers, and cargo measured to avoid damaging the vehicle or compromising your safety.
  • Gross combined weight: This weight measurement includes the vehicle and a trailer if you're pulling one. This should be calculated while the trailer is full and attached to the vehicle. 
  • Maximum loaded trailer weight: This amount is much like the gross combined weight, but it includes a fully loaded trailer.
  • Gross axle weight: The gross axle weight is the amount of weight that's supported by each axle, both front and rear.
  • Gross axle weight rating: The gross axle weight rating is the total weight each axle is capable of hauling.

How to Find Out the Maximum Vehicle Weight for Your Roadways 

Determining what weight limits there are for road-going motorized vehicles is up to state governments in the United States. Most U.S. states established a weight limit of about 80,000 pounds, and many Canadian Provinces allow over 90,000 pounds.

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Federal law governs the interstate system, which places a limit of 80,000 pounds GVW, with 20,000 pounds on one axle and 34,000 on a tandem axle group. If you're concerned about your car exceeding the road limits, it's a good idea to consult a weight chart for the state or province where you'll be traveling.

Here are a few examples of different weight charts across the United States. 

  • Wisconsin lists legal vehicle weights based on the distance between axles.
  • Ohio provides a chart of the maximum vehicle dimensions for their highways. 
  • California provides a detailed chart of legal weights based on the axle distance and number of axles.
Quick Tip

If you drive a large vehicle and you're concerned that your cargo may place it over the legal weight limits, check the DOT website for your particular state to see what the limitations are. 

How to Find Your Car's Weight 

Now that you've gotten a taste for these exciting facts and figures, you're probably wondering how much your car weighs. While you can try to look it up online, there are four more accurate ways to measure your car's weight. 

  • Look at the driver's side door sill. There should be a weight label or sticker on the sill listing the weight. 
  • Reference the car manual. Consider your car manual the bible on your car; everything you need to know should be in there. 
  • Consult the manufacturer. They'll likely ask for your year, make, model, and VIN number so they can look up the weight for you. 
  • Use a vehicle scale. If you want a precise weight, find a local vehicle scale to measure your current weight. 

Get to Know Your Car Inside & Out 

Comparing a decade's worth of car weights is a fun way to spend your lunch hour. But understanding how much your car weighs, how much you can feasibly tow, and what the weight restrictions are on your local roadways can mean the difference between a safe drive and an unsafe one. Time to get to know your car inside and out — weight and all. 

Car Weights From 2012-2023 (& Why You Should Know Yours)