Everything you need to know about how much a car weighs.
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, while 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. In fact, 3,000 lbs car is considered very light. Car such as Ford Focus, Toyota Prius, Scion xB, Mitsubishi Lancer, Kia Rio, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, 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.
To find out how much your car weights without an engine, look at the ticker on the driver's door that shows the GVWR weight. From that value substruct the weight of the engine which typically is 350 lb.
How did we come up with these numbers?
We looked at several vehicles and averaged the weight of all of them. For more details, see the car weight comparison table below and weight stickers photos.
2020 HONDA HR-V
2011 KIA SPORTAGE
2011 BMW 5 SERIES 535I
2018 FORD FIESTA
2015 NISSAN SENTRA
2012 Audi A4
2016 TOYOTA COROLLA
2018 CHEVROLET CRUZE
Here are some examples of various cars and how much they weigh.