Are you going to tow your car, but you have no idea of how much it weighs?
Or is this a question you have wonderered about?
Well, it’s actually pretty a good question because we are really don’t talk very often about the weight of different cars. That’s why we decided to write an article to provide some information and give you some examples.
In this article, you will learn the most average car weights per car type and car model.
How much does a car weigh?
The average weight of all cars is 3500 lbs / 1600 kg. Of course, this answer depends on which car model and type we are talking about.
The average weight of a small car (eg, Nissan Micra) is 1200kg/2600lbs while the average weight of a large car (eg, Audi A8) is 2000kg/4400lbs. We will first go through a list of car weights for different types of cars like small, large, trucks, or SUVs for example.
These weights are the average curb weights of different car types. If you want to learn a bit more about the different car weight specifications, you can find this lower down in the article.
Weight by Car Type:
|Type||Weight (Kg)||Weight (Pounds)|
|Small Sized Cars(eg Nissan Micra):||1200||2600|
|Midsized Cars (eg Audi A4):||1600||3500|
|Large Sized Cars (eg Audi A8):||2000||4400|
|Small Trucks/SUV (eg Kia Soul):||1500||3300|
|Midsized Trucks/SUV's (eg Nissan Navara):||2400||5300|
|Large Truck or SUV's:(eg Chevrolet Tahoe):||3000||6600|
Weight by Car Model:
So now that you know the weight of different car types, you may also want to know the weight of different car models. There are a lot of different car models on the market. So, We couldn’t include all of these in our list, so we wrote about the 25 most common car models on the market.
|Jeep Grand Cherokee||93-15||2300||5100|
|Mercedes Benz E-class||16-18||1723||3800|
|Mercedes Benz C-class||15-18||1550||3417|
|Mercedes Benz GLC-class||15-18||1790||3950|
Different types of car weights
In the list above, we are talking about the curb weight, which means that it’s the weight without driver, passenger, and cargo. This is the most common weight used. But if you are searching for different weights, you will find a lot of options. Here are the most common different types of weight with a short explanation:
- Curb Weight: The weight without the driver, passengers, or any cargo.
- Gross Weight: The weight of a car with max cargo loaded and with the driver and all passengers.
- Gross Combined Weight: This is a unit for you have to consider if you have a trailer. The weight of both the trailer and car together.
- Payload: The weight of the car, cargo, passengers (gross weight) + anything you tow behind the car.
- Gross Weight Rating: The max total weight that your car can handle with the driver, passengers, and cargo.
- Gross Axle Weight: The weight load on each axle of your car.
- Maximum Load Trailer Weight: Very similar to the gross combined rate. But this does also include the weight of a fully loaded trailer.
- Gross Axle Weight Rating: The maximum weight that one axle on your car can handle.
Where can I find the exact weight of my car?
If we listed all existing car models in this article, the article would be an E-book because there are so many different car models and years. So, how can I find my car weight if I can’t see it in the list that you provided above? Well, there are several ways that you can find the exact weight of your car.
This is a much better method than checking the list above because the weight can differ a lot depedning of different equipment you have on your car model. Here are some easy tips on how to find the car weight.
Check the car manual: If you have a car manual for your car, you will most likely find the exact weight of your car model. If you do not have a car manual for your car, you can sometimes find them online for small bucks. It’s always good to own one for different purposes also.
Driver side door: On almost all car models, there is a sticker with the chassis number and different specifications on your car. This sticker can often be found on the body of your car behind the driver’s door. Open your driver’s door and check for any label near the central locking bracket.
Call your manufacturer: If you have your license plate number or the VIN-number, you can call your authorized dealer and ask them if they could find any specifications on your specific car model.
Car scale: Of course, there are several car scales out there which you can measure the exact weight of your car. You can often find these at car junkyards and motor vehicle inspection places.
So I guess we have covered most things when it comes to car weights on different car types and models. If you have any other questions regarding the weight of the car, you are welcome to comment below, and I will try to answer your questions as soon as possible. If you want more car information, you can use our search function to search through our database of different car related articles.
Hello I’m Magnus, the owner and the writer of this website. I have been working with cars since I was 16 and I’m specialized with in-depth Automotive diagnostics. Also been driving drifting for the last 6 years. I’m here to give you answers to all your automotive questions and I hope that you enjoy our content.