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How many tons does a car weigh?

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The average U.S. car weighs in at just 4,000 pounds, which is two tons. This is the average of all mass manufactured vehicles in the United States.

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How many tons does a car weigh?
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Most gas-efficient, smaller sedans, such as a Toyota Camry or Subaru Impreza, weigh in at approximately 3,100 pounds (1.55 tons). Larger luxury sedans, like BMWs 740i sedan, weigh in over the average at 4,300 pounds (2.25 tons). Many SUVs and trucks top 2.5 or even 3 tons. On the other end of the spectrum lie cars such as the Honda Civic and Smart Fortwo, which barely tip the scale at 1.3 and 0.9 tons, respectively.

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