How Much Does a Car Weigh

How Much Does a Car Weigh?

This article will discuss how much a car weighs, the location of vehicle weight information, and comparisons of various vehicle models.

The average car weight is 4,297 lb based on the average weight of several vehicles we looked at. The average car weight in kilograms is 1,949 kg. In tons, the average car weight is 2.15 tons.

One of the lightest cars we looked at was the Smart car, which weighs 2932 lbs, just under 3,000 lbs. 3,000 lbs car is considered very light. Cars such as 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 5,000-6,500 lbs.

How much does a car weigh without an engine? 

The average car weight without an engine is around 3300 lbs.

Look at the sticker on the driver’s door that shows the GVWR weight to find out how much your car weighs without an engine. From that value, substruct the machine’s weight, typically 350 lb.

How did we come up with these numbers? 

We looked at several vehicles and averaged the weight of all of them. See the car weight comparison table below and weight stickers photos for more details.

VehicleWeight (lb)Weight (kg)Weight (ton)
2020  HONDA  HR-V416618902.08
2011  KIA  SPORTAGE469621302.35
2011 BMW 5 SERIES 535I537924402.69
2018  FORD  FIESTA362016421.81
2015 NISSAN SENTRA382317341.91
2012 Audi A4492722352.46
2016  TOYOTA  COROLLA382017331.91
2018 CHEVROLET CRUZE394917911.97

Here are some examples of various cars and how much they weigh.

how much does a honda weight
How much does a kia car weight
How much does a bmw weight
How much does a Ford weight
How much does a Nissan weight
How much does an audi weight
How much does a Chevy weight

We hope you find the How Much Does a Car Weigh? guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your vehicle.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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