How Much Does a Car Weigh

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. 

Vehicle Weight (lb) Weight (kg) Weight (ton)
2020  HONDA  HR-V 4166 1890 2.08
2011  KIA  SPORTAGE 4696 2130 2.35
2011 BMW 5 SERIES 535I 5379 2440 2.69
2018  FORD  FIESTA 3620 1642 1.81
2015 NISSAN SENTRA 3823 1734 1.91
2012 Audi A4 4927 2235 2.46
2016  TOYOTA  COROLLA 3820 1733 1.91
2018 CHEVROLET CRUZE 3949 1791 1.97
Average 4297.50 1949.31 2.15

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

how much does a honda weight
Honda HR-V weighs 4166 lbs. 
How much does a kia car weight
Kia Sportage weighs 4696 lbs
How much does a bmw weight
BMW 5-Series weighs 5379 lbs
How much does a Ford weight
Ford Fiesta weighs 3620 lbs
How much does a Nissan weight
Nissan Sentra weighs 3823 lbs
How much does an audi weight
Audi A4 weighs 4927 lbs
How much does a Chevy weight
Chevy Cruze weighs 3949 lbs
SMART CAR WEIGHT
The smart car weighs 2932 lbs or 1330 kg.