As of August 2015, to find a chart of gross vehicle weights, go online to HowStuffWorks and access the How Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or GVWR, Works article. Click to the second page, which lists many types of vehicles.
The gross vehicle weight rating refers to the maximum amount of weight an automobile can handle, including passengers, accessories and any cargo, and still function properly. However, the GVW does not pertain to trailers as it reflects the weight of a vehicle, not how much weight it can haul.
To find a vehicle's gross weight, add the body weights of the passengers and the driver and the weight of the cargo, any additional accessories, and the fuel in the vehicle's tank. To this figure, add the curb weight of the vehicle.
The gross weight rating of a vehicle is listed on the manufacturer's sticker, which is located on the post of the driver-side door. This figure is the manufacturer's maximum designated weight limit, and it prevents the vehicle from being overloaded.
One chart included in the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center, or AFDC, shows the Federal Highway Administration’s vehicle class types based on weight. A second chart shows vehicle weights, weight classes and categories as defined by three government agencies: the Federal Highway Ad
CarsDirect and GMC provide information regarding gross vehicle weight. It is often referred to as GVWR in a vehicle's owner’s manual to provide towing or capacity capabilities.
To determine your gross vehicle weight rating, check the label that is usually situated near the driver's door latch on the frame of the vehicle's door. You can also determine this value by searching the information on the vehicle manufacturer's website.
A body weight chart is a chart that shows healthy weight based on height, according to Rush University Medical Center. The weight chart on Rush University Medical Center's website indicates normal, overweight and obese ranges for heights beginning at 4 foot 10 inches and going up to 6 foot 4 inches.
The gross vehicle weight of a Ford F-250 varies and is equal to the weight of the truck including any cargo and passengers. The curb weight of a Ford F-250, or the weight of the truck alone, ranges from 5,941 to 7,668 pounds.
The 2015 Grand Cherokee Altitude and Laredo weigh 4,677 pounds and the Grand Cherokee Limited weighs 4,875 pounds, according to Jeep. This gives the Altitude and Laredo a towing capacity of 6,200 pounds and the Limited a towing capacity of 7,200 pounds.