Understanding your vehicle's weight is an essential part of automotive safety. It can also be fascinating to see how your car or truck compares to other vehicles on the road. Depending on the materials used during production, the engine size of the vehicle, and the vehicle class, there can be significant variation in automobile weights.
List of Car Curb Weights
As you can see from this list, car weight can vary a lot, depending on the type of vehicle, the engine, and many other factors. These weights, published by Motor Trend, Edmunds.com, Vehicle History.com, and Automobile Magazine, are for the car only and do not include cargo, passengers, or any other items.
2020 Vehicle Weights
This table lists the curb weights for some of the most popular models for 2020.
|2020 Toyota Supra 2 Door Coupe
|2020 Kia Telluride SX 4 Door AWD
|2020 Subaru Outback Ltd 4 Door AWD
|2020 Chevy Silverado LT Trail Boss 4 Door Crew Cab
|2020 Honda Pilot Elite 4 Door AWD
|2020 Kia Soul GT-Line 4 Door Wagon
|2020 Ford Escape SE 4 Door
|2020 Lexus LS 500 4 Door Sedan
|2020 Toyota Supra 3.0 2 Door Coupe
|2020 Buick Regal TourX 4 Door Wagon AWD
2019 Vehicle Weights
Some of the top selling vehicles in 2019 and their curb weights:
|2019 Ford Fusion S 4 Door Sedan
|2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR 4 Door Sedan
|2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4 Door 4WD
|2019 Honda Accord LX 4 Door Sedan
|2019 Nissan Rogue SV 4 Door AWD
|2019 Toyota RAV4 LE 4 Door
|2019 Ford F150 XL 4 Door SuperCrew 4WD
|2019 Toyota Highlander XLE 4 Door
|2019 Lincoln MKC Reserve 4 Door
|2019 Buick Envision Essence 4 Door
2018 Vehicle Weights
Curb weights for a variety of popular 2018 car models.
|2018 Toyota Camry LE 4 Door Sedan
|2018 Honda Civic LX 4 Door Sedan
|2018 Ford Escape SE 4 Door
|2018 Jeep Compass Ltd 4 Door 4WD
|2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium 4 Door AWD
|2018 Hyundai Elantra SE 4 Door Sedan
|2018 GMC Sierra Denali 4 Door Crew Cab 4WD
|2018 Toyota Highlander XLE 4 Door Sedan
|2018 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4 Door Sedan
|2018 Nissan Sentra SV 4 Door Sedan
2017 Vehicle Weights
This table displays the curb weights for a selection of the top selling cars in 2017.
|2017 Mercedes Benz SLC Roadster
|2017 Chevrolet Silverado Truck
|2017 Lexus RX 450h AWD SUV
|2017 Jeep Wrangler 4x4
|2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD
|2017 Honda Odyssey Mini-Van
|2017 Hyundai Accent SE Hatchback
|2017 Subaru Crosstrek AWD Crossover
|2017 Lincoln Continental AWD Sedan
|2017 Toyota Tacoma Pickup Double Cab
2016 Vehicle Weights
Several of the most popular 2016 vehicles and their curb weights.
|2016 Buick Envision AWD Crossover
|2016 Nissan Leaf All Electric
|2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab
|2016 Hyundai Equus Sedan
|2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD
|2016 Kia Sorento AWD SUV
|2016 Chrysler 300 Platinum Sedan
|2016 Chevrolet Malibu Limited Sedan
2015 Vehicle Weights
This table lists the curb weights for some top selling car models in 2015.
|2015 Audi A6
|2015 BMW 3 Series Sedan
|2015 Lexus LS 460 Sedan
|2015 Mustang EcoBoost Fastback
|2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Hatchback
|2015 Tesla Model S
|2015 Mercedes Benz M Class AWD SUV
2014 Vehicle Weights
This table lists the curb weights for many of the favorite 2014 vehicles for buyers.
|2014 Subaru Impreza
|2013 BMW 740i Sedan
|2014 Buick LaCrosse
|2014 Buick Verano
|2014 Kia Cadenza
|2014 BMW 5-Series
|2014 Nissan Versa
|2014 Porsche Panamera
2013 Vehicle Weights
Curb weights for 2013's highest sellings cars.
|2013 Toyota Matrix
|2013 Chevrolet Equinox LS
|2013 Chevrolet Corvette
|2013 Chevrolet Malibu
|2013 BMW 740i Sedan
|2013 Dodge Durango
|2013 Hyundai Accent
|2013 Hyundai Elantra
|2013 Buick Regal
|2013 Kia Optima Hybrid
|2013 Audi A6
|2013 Ford Focus
|2013 Ford Taurus
|2013 Mazda MAZDA6
2012 Vehicle Weights
Many of these 2012 popular cars are still active in the used car market.
|2012 Toyota Camry
|2012 Toyota Prius
|2012 Toyota Avalon
|2012 Chrysler Town and Country
|2012 Subaru Outback
|2012 Honda Civic LX Coupe
|2012 Cadillac Escalade EXT
|2012 MINI Cooper Hatchback
|2012 Scion xB
|2012 Scion TC
|2012 Lexus IS-F
|2012 Nissan Cube
|2012 Nissan Maxima
|2012 Smart Fortwo
Finding Additional Weights
If you don't see the vehicle you're interested in listed above, you may be able to find its weight by going to the Edmunds.com website.
- Once you are there, use the search box on the home page to find the vehicle you you're interested in.
- From there, scroll down on the individual vehicle's page and choose the Build & Price link.
- You will see available weight information listed in the charts with the specific models you are interested in.
If the site does not list the vehicle you are checking on, your best bet is to go directly to the manufacturer for information.
Chart of Average Vehicle Curb Weight by Class
Vehicle weight can vary significantly by the model and even the year of the car or truck, so your own vehicle's manual or driver's side doorsill is your best resource for finding out its weight. However, many people wonder how their vehicle compares to others in its class.
Below, you'll find a chart depicting the average weight for various classes of vehicles:
|Curb Weight in Pounds
|Curb Weight in Kilograms
|Compact truck or SUV
|Midsize truck or SUV
|Large truck or SUV
Lightest and Heaviest Models
Some cars can claim to be the heaviest or lightest car in their vehicle class. Some of these cars include:
- The 2019 Mitsuibishi Mirage is the lightest compact car, weight in at 2,018 pounds.
- The 2020 Ford EcoSport is the lightest in the compact truck/SUV market at 3,021 pounds.
- The heaviest large truck/SUV is the 2019 Ford F450 Super Duty Crew Cab weighing in at 8,600 pounds.
List of Different Types of Vehicle Weight
When you're comparing vehicle weights, it's very important to understand the different ways weight is measured. The chart below can help you understand which measurement you want to use when comparing vehicles or deciding on how much cargo your vehicle can carry.
- Gross vehicle weight (GVW) - This weight includes all your cargo, extra added 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 in order for you to avoid damaging the vehicle or compromising your safety.
- Gross combined weight - This weight includes the vehicle and a trailer, if you are pulling one. The gross combined weight should be determined while the trailer is attached to the vehicle and includes cargo in the trailer.
- Maximum loaded trailer weight - This amount is much like the gross combined weight, however, it includes a fully loaded trailer.
- Gross axle weight - The gross axle weight is the amount of weight that is 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.
Maximum Vehicle Weights for Roadways
Each state establishes the maximum size vehicles that can travel on the highways and smaller roads throughout the state. Most U.S. states established a weight limit of about 80,000 pounds, and many Canadian Provinces allow over 90,000 pounds. 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 are concerned about the weight of your vehicle exceeding the road limits, it's a good idea to consult a weight chart for the state or province where you'll be traveling. Some examples of state weight charts include the following:
- Wisconsin lists legal vehicle weights based on the distance between axles.
- Ohio provides a chart of maximum vehicle dimensions and instructions on how to calculate the legal maximum weight limit.
- California provides a chart of legal weights based on the axle distance and number of axles.
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 determine the legal limits for your specific vehicle.
How to Find the Weight of Your Vehicle
There are many websites that offer information on vehicle weights, but these are not the most reliable sources of information. If you're wondering how much weight you should carry in your car or whether your vehicle is too heavy for a bridge or road, you need to be able to trust the information you find.
|Source for Vehicle Weight
|How to Find Vehicle Weight
|Driver's side doorsill
|Open the driver's side door of the vehicle, and look for the weight label or sticker on the sill.
|Locate your car manual and look up the section on specifications for your vehicle.
|Write down the year, make, model, and vehicle identification number for your car, and then call the customer service number in your manual.
|Load your vehicle as usual and then weigh your car or truck at a nearby vehicle scale.
Learn How Much You Can Carry
A list of car weights is an important way for drivers to understand the limits of their vehicles and whether it is safe to drive on local roadways and bridges. Never overload your car or truck or tow more than the GVWR allows since this can cause damage to the vehicle and may make it more difficult for you to stop safely or control your car.