Some weights of different cars are 3,190 pounds for the 2012 Toyota Camry, 3,393 pounds for the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu and 3,668 pounds for the 2014 Kia Cadenza. The 2013 Audi A6 has a curb weight of 3,683 pounds, and the 2014 Nissan Versa weighs 2,354 pounds.
Understanding a vehicle's weight is an important part of auto safety. While many cars may look similar, they have very different weights. A vehicle's weight is influenced by the materials used during production, the engine size of the vehicle, the vehicle class and other factors.
The curb weight of a vehicle is the weight of the vehicle without any passengers, cargo or other items. The average curb weight for a compact car is 2,979 pounds, whereas 3,497 pounds is typical for a mid-sized car. A large car weighs on average 4,366 pounds. Besides curb weight, some other types of car weight are gross vehicle weight, gross combined weight, payload and gross axle weight.
The weight of a vehicle is located in the car manual, on the driver's side doorsill or by calling the manufacturer. A vehicle scale can also be used. When looking at the driver's side doorsill, it is necessary to look for the weight label or sticker on the sill.