If you’re like most people, the weight of your car is probably something you rarely think about.

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However, knowing your car’s weight can be very beneficial if you’re about to tow your car or drive over a weak bridge.

Weighing your car can also help you make decisions about modifications and other changes.

### But how much does your car really weigh?

### And what factors influence the weight of a car?

In this blog post, we’ll look at average car weight by make and model and discuss some of the reasons why you might find weights differing in your car’s spec.

We’ll also look at where you can find your car’s weight without weighing it on a scale.

## How much does a car weigh?

## How much does a car weigh?

The average car weighs 4,094 pounds, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.

The average small car (eg Nissan Micra) weighs 2600 pounds while the medium large car (eg Audi A8) weighs 4400 pounds.

Average car weights have generally decreased over time, although newer models are larger in average size.

One of the reasons cars weigh less now than they did a few decades ago is that newer car models are designed to be as light as possible.

The lighter weight reduces the amount of force needed to stop and start, improving safety and handling.

It also means that a car’s engine doesn’t have to work as hard to move the vehicle, which reduces fuel consumption.

## Weights by car type:

## Weights by car type:

Cars come in all different sizes and shapes.

Although cars are built with different materials and in different ways, they tend to average the same weight in the same type range.

### Here are some of the average weights of the most common car types on the market:

TypeWeight (Kg)Weight (Lounds)Small Cars (e.g. Nissan Micra):12002600 Midsize Cars (e.g. Audi A4):16003500 Large Cars (e.g. Audi A8):20004400 Small Trucks/SUV (eg Kia Soul):15003300 Midsize Trucks/SUV’s (eg Nissan Navara): 24005300 Large Truck or SUV’s: (eg Chevrolet Tahoe):30006600

Weights by car model

Weights by car model

To get even more specific about average car weights by car model and not just car type, here is a list of average car weights for some popular car models.

The weight of these car models may vary depending on the model year, engine type and accessories installed in your car.

Car ModelYearsWeight(Kg)Weight(lbs)Ford Mustang15-1917003700 Honda Accord94-9712952854 Honda Civic96-0011432519 Toyota Camry90-9412602770 Toyota Corolla201913012870 Dodge Charger06-1018874160 Jeep Cherokee8 7-0215233357 Jeep Grand Cherokee93-1523005100 Jeep Wrangler17-1817703900 Ford Explorer18-22154900 Mercedes Benz E-class16-1817233800 Honda CR-V18-15233358 Mercedes Benz C-class15-1815503417 Nissan Altima12-1814303153 Chevrolet Malibu15-1815263366 Chevrolet Silverado14-1822004800 Toyota Tundra00-0619003940 Cadillac Escala de02 -0626005800 Chevrolet Tahoe92-0020004500 Toyota Highlander13-1820454508 Subaru Outback18 -16503642 Mercedes Benz GLC-class15-1817903950 Ford Fusion13-1815543427 Toyota Tacoma95-0414513200

Different types of car weights

Different types of car weights

If you look at your car’s weight specs in your owner’s manual or search by VIN, you might notice that you’ll see a lot of different weights, so which one should you look at and what do all those different weights mean?

### Here are the most common weight types and a brief explanation of each:

Curb Weight: The weight without the driver, passengers, or any cargo.

Gross Weight: The weight of a car with the maximum load loaded and the driver and all passengers.

Gross Combined Weight: This is a unit you should consider if you have a trailer.

The weight of the trailer and the car together.

Payload: The weight of the car, cargo, passengers (gross weight), plus anything you tow behind the car.

Gross Weight Rating: The maximum total weight your car can support with driver, passengers and cargo.

Gross Axle Weight: The weight load on each axle of your car.

Maximum load trailer weight: Very similar to combined gross rate.

But that also includes the weight of a fully loaded trailer.

Gross Axle Weight Rating: The maximum weight an axle on your car can support.

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### Where can I find the exact weight of my car?

### Where can I find the exact weight of my car?

So if you couldn’t find your car model from the list above, there are some even better methods to find your car without weighing it on a scale.

Here are some easy ways to find your car’s weight quickly with accurate results.

The easiest and fastest way to find your car’s weight is probably using a decoder or VIN lookup.

VIN decoders can be found in paid or free versions.

We have a free VIN decoder here at Mechanicbase, and you can use it as many times as you like.

The VIN code is found in several different places on your car.

On many car models, there is also a VIN label around the area where the car door latch locks.

The owner’s manual you received when you bought the car is another good place to find your car’s weight.

The owner’s manual is usually in the glove compartment, so if you still have your car’s manual, take a look there to find out how heavy your car is.

Finding your car’s weight on Wikipedia is also an easy option as they have most car models listed with specs.

But the downside of this method is that cars are available in so many different types with different engines and other accessories, so you might not find the right result.

However, if you don’t need to find the exact weight, but just have a rough idea of the weight, it might be a good option.

There is a VIN sticker and other different specifications like tire pressure, tire size and car weight on almost every car model.

This sticker can usually be found on the car body behind the driver’s door.

Open the driver’s door and check for a label next to the central locking bracket.

If you have your registration number or VIN number, you can call your authorized dealer and ask if they can find specs for your specific car model.

This may not be the easiest and fastest option, but you will certainly get accurate results.

Of course, the best way to get the exact weight of your car is to weigh it on a scale.

But finding a scale big enough to weigh a car is probably easier said than done.

If you really want to weigh your car on a scale, you can often find them at scrap yards and car inspection places.

Weighing your car on a scale may be necessary if you’ve installed a lot of heavy accessories in your car, such as a large sound system or dog crates.

## What is the lightest car?

## What is the lightest car?

The weight of this small car is 2018 Pounds or 917 Kg.

There are lighter cars, but not if you’re looking for a fresh-from-the-factory purchase.

The Ford F450 Super Duty Crew Cab is the heaviest car you can buy if you are looking for a modern car in the US market.

This Ford weighs 8600 pounds or 3900 kg.

### What is the average weight of the car in kg (kilogram)?

### What is the average weight of the car in kg (kilogram)?

The average weight of a car in kg is 1857 kg.

The average weight of a small car (eg Nissan Micra) in kg is 1200 kg and the average weight of a large car (eg Audi A8) in kg is 2000 kg.

In addition, having more weight on each axle results in greater braking stability, which also increases safety.

We’ve put together this list about cars just for you.

The longest currently in production is the current production car – 255.9 inches (21,325 feet) long 2016 Mercedes-Maybach Pullman

The longest Ford F250/350 pickup that surpasses Chevy and Ram for its 263.0 inch Long Bed Crew Cab (nearly 22 feet long)

No big surprise here, the shortest current production car is the tiny 106.1-inch (8.8-foot) Smart Fortwo.

The tallest current production car is the Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB, which at 64.6 inches (5.38 feet) tall barely requires someone to lean over to speak to the driver.

The tallest SUV currently in production is the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator at 78.3 inches and just over 6.5 feet tall

The tallest pickup truck is the 116.4-inch (9.7-foot) Brabus Unimog U500 Black Edition.

By contrast, the shortest current production car is the Caterham 7 CSR, which at 40 inches (3.3 feet) barely reaches waist height.

The heaviest current production car is our old friend, the Rolls-Royce Phantom, which weighs a staggering 6,052 pounds.

The lightest current production car is the 1,005lb Ariel Atom, which is almost exactly 1/6 the weight of the Rolls Royce Phantom EWB (I know which car I prefer).

The cost of the rest of the job would make the price of oil look like change for the gumball machine.

The smallest displacement engine in a current production car is the tiny 624cc / 38.1 CID Tata Nano, sold virtually only in and around India.

The largest displacement production car is the 8.4 L / 512 CID V10 found under the hood of the Dodge SRT Viper.

The slowest car, at least in the United States, is the Nissan Versa Note, with its 109 hp 1.6 L I-4 connected to a continuously variable transmission.

The most powerful car currently in production is the 1,499hp Koenigsegg Regera, which generates all this noise from a 5.0L V8 and three electric motors.

The most powerful pickup is manufactured in Australia by the GM subsidiary Holden.

Although production ceased, there were still 2015 model year cars made, so the fastest 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 2.2 seconds remains the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder.

The highest top speed of any production car is another model that ended its run in 2015: the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse at 267.8 mph.