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

However, knowing the weight of your car can be very useful if you plan to tow it 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 affect the car’s weight?

In this blog post, we’ll look at the average car weight by type and model, and discuss some of the reasons why you might find different weights on your car’s specs

We also look at where you can find the weight of your car without weighing it on a scale

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

The average small car (eg Nissan Micra) weighs 2,600 pounds, while the average large car (eg Audi A8) weighs 4,400 pounds

Average car weights have generally decreased over time, although newer models are larger than average

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

Lighter weight reduces the force required to stop and start, improving safety and handling

It also means that the car’s engine does not have to work as hard to move the vehicle, which reduces fuel consumption

There are cars of all sizes and shapes

Although the cars are built from different materials and in different ways, they usually average the same center of gravity in the same type series

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

TypeWeight (Kg)Weight (Reds)Small cars (eg Nissan Micra):12002600 medium-sized cars (egAudi A4):16003500 large cars (egAudi A8):20004400 small trucks/SUVs (egKia Soul- trucks30000) /SUVs (eg Nissan Navara): 24005300 Large trucks or SUVs: (eg Chevrolet Tahoe): 30006600

Weights by car model

Weights by car model

Here is a list of the average weight of some popular car models, the average car weight per car model is even more detailed, not just car types

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

Car model Years Weight (Kg) Weight (lbs) Ford Mustang15-1917003700 Honda Accord94-9712952854 Honda Civic96-0011432519 Toyota Camry90-9412602770 Toyota Camry90-9412602770 Toyota Jeep Grand33 Jep2577778081818181801818181818150201501503801818181838015018181 Wrangler17-1817703900 Ford Explorer18-22154900 Mercedes Benz E-Class 16-1817233800 Honda CR-V18-15233358 Mercedes Benz C-Class 15-1815503417 Nissan Altima12-1814303153 Chevrolet Calibud15-1815263366-1815263366-1815263366-18152636366-18152636366-181526363818 66-1815263366-15-1815263366-1815263366-18-1815263366 Ton_401802024 -180202-1808-1802-402-1802-1802-1802-1802-1802-1802-1802-1802-1802-1808 005800 Chevrolet Tahoe92-0020004500 Toyota Highlander13-1820454508 Subaru Outback18-165036-180795 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Fusion390 13 -1815543427 Toyota Tacoma95-0414513200

Various car weights

Various car weights

If you look up your car’s weight information in your owner’s manual or search by VIN, you may notice that you see many different weights, so which one should you be looking at and what do all these different weights mean?

Here are the most common types of weights and a brief explanation of them:

Tare weight: Weight without driver, passengers or cargo

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

Gross Combined Weight:  This is the unit you need to consider if you have a trailer

The combined weight of the trailer and the car

Payload: the weight of the car, cargo, passengers (gross weight) and everything you tow behind the car

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

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

Maximum Trailer Weight: Very similar to combined gross price

But this also includes the weight of a fully loaded trailer

Total Axle Weight: The maximum weight that one axle on your car can support

RELATED: Average Car Length – List of Car Lengths

So if you couldn’t find your car model in the list above, there are even better ways to find it 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 out the weight of your car is probably a VIN decoder or search

VIN decoders are available 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 can be found in several different places in your car

Many car models also have a sticker with the VIN code around the area where the car door lock is locked

If you can’t find it there, you can try looking for the sticker in the engine compartment, often in front of the engine

The owner’s manual that came with you when you bought the car is another good place to find out the weight of your car

The owner’s manual is often in the glove box, so if you still have your car’s manual, look there for your car’s weight

Finding the weight of your car on Wikipedia is also an easy option because most car models are there with specifications

But the disadvantage of this method is that there are so many different types of cars available with different engines and other accessories, so you may not find the right result

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

Almost all car models have a sticker with the VIN code and other information such as tire pressure, tire size and car weight

This sticker is often found on the body of your car behind the driver’s door

Open the driver’s door and check if there is a sticker near the central locking

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

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 car scrap yards and inspection centers

Weighing the car on a scale may be necessary if there are several heavy accessories installed in the car, such as a large sound system or a dog crate

The weight of this small car is 2018 lbs or 917 kg

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

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

This Ford weighs 8600 lbs or 3900 kg

The average weight of the car in kg is 1857 kg

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

In addition, increasing the weight of each axle increases stability when braking, which also increases safety

This article discusses car weight, location of vehicle weight information and comparisons of different vehicle models

The car has an average weight of 4,297 lb based on the average weight of several vehicles we looked at

The average weight of the car in kilograms is 1,949 kg

The average weight of the car in kilograms is 1,949 kg

The average weight of the car in kilograms is 1,949 kg

The average weight of the car in tons is 215 tons

One of the lightest cars we looked at was the Smart, weighing in at 2,932 pounds, just under 3,000 pounds

A 3000 kg car is considered very light

Cars like the Ford Focus, Toyota Prius, Scion xB, Mitsubishi Lancer, Kia Rio, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit and Hyundai Accent are all in the 3000 lbs range

SUVs, minivans, and trucks typically weigh between 5,000 and 6,500 pounds

How much does a car weigh without an engine?

The average weight of the car without the engine is about 3300 lbs

Look at the GVWR sticker on the driver’s door to find out how much your car weighs without the engine

From this value, estimate the weight of the machine, typically 350 lb

We looked at several vehicles and averaged the weight of all of them

See the car weight comparison table and weight stickers below for more detailed information

Vehicle Weight (lb) Weight (kg) Weight (tons) 2020 HONDA HR-V416618902082011 KIA SPORTAGE469621302352011 BMW 5 SERIES 535I5352011 BMW 5 SERIES 535I537924401ORD2101401401401814011692 Audi249224922402 A 62016  TOYOTA  COROLLA382017331912018 CHEVROLET CRUZE39491791197Avg4297 50194931215Here are examples of different cars and their weight

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Rushit Hila is an experienced engineer and ASE certified in G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair

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