Introduction to How Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) Works

An overloaded small vehicle
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It doesn't matter what type of vehicle you drive -- you should never exceed its gross axle weight rating.

Sometimes, buying a car or truck can feel like a numbers game. What kind of mileage does this model get? How fast can it accelerate from zero to sixty? What's the cubic volume of the cargo space? How much horsepower and torque is the engine capable of producing? How much does it cost? These are all fairly common numbers to learn when you're searching for a new or used vehicle. However, there are still a few numbers that don't get the attention that they deserve. One of these often-overlooked numbers is the vehicles gross axle weight rating, or GAWR.

No matter what type of vehicle you drive -- whether it's a car, truck, SUV or even a recreational vehicle -- you should be aware of your gross axle weight rating. A good place to begin is learning the GAWR definition. A vehicle's GAWR is the specific weight determined by the manufacturer to be the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on an individual axle. Front and rear axles have individual gross axle weight ratings [source: Ford Motor Company]. You can think of the GAWR as a weight limit for each of your vehicle's axles -- a weight limit determined by the automaker. A vehicle's axles should never be loaded beyond the manufacturer's listed GAWR.

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The gross axle weight rating definition doesn't really mention what the weight rating really takes into consideration. According to the New Car Buying Guide, the GAWR includes the weight of the vehicle, passengers, cargo and even trailer tongue weight (if applicable). Of course, all of this weight is distributed between two axles [source: New Car Buying Guide].

It's important to understand that a vehicle's GAWR is not a measurement of how much weight each axle is actually carrying at any given time. The actual amount of weight each axle is carrying is the gross axle weight, or GAW. It's imperative that you don't confuse these two terms -- the GAW of a vehicle is constantly changing, but the GAWR will remain the same.

As an example, let's think of a pickup truck that's carrying a cargo bed full of boulders. Four boulders weighing 100 pounds each, for a total of 400 pounds. If someone were to unload all of the boulders, the truck's GAW would be reduced by the weight of the boulders (400 pounds); however, the GAWR would remain the same. If the same pickup truck was to once again be loaded with the four-100-pound boulders, the truck's GAW would be increased by the exact weight of the boulders -- 400 pounds. Yet, once again, the pickup truck's GAWR would remain the same.

Safety is the primary reason for manufacturers to place a limit on how much weight each axle can carry. Overloading a vehicle of any kind -- including a trailer -- is dangerous. Heavy loads are always difficult to control on the road, but if that heavy load is unevenly distributed between the axles or even overloaded on one side of an axle, the problem will only be magnified. Here's just a sample of what can go wrong if, for example, too much weight is placed on the rear axle of a vehicle: The vehicle's overall handling will be greatly affected because the steering will be less responsive. The vehicle's brake system will not be as effective, as the front brakes typically do the lion's share of the braking. The rear tires may not be able to handle the extra weight, potentially causing a blow out situation. Overloaded and overstressed components within the vehicle's rear suspension system could bend or even break, causing you to lose control on the road. As you can see, an assortment of problems can result from overloading. Again, for safety's sake, the GAW should never surpass the GAWR on any vehicle.

Trailers have their own gross axle weight ratings which are determined by the trailer's manufacturer. Similar to the vehicles we've been discussing, the GAWR for a trailer should never be exceeded, and proper, well-balanced loading is just as critical for safety -- if not more so.

If you're curious about your own vehicle's gross axle weight rating, that information can typically be found on a label inside the vehicle's door frame, often in the area where the driver's door latches. Another option is to search for the information on the Internet. Most manufacturers will publish this and other important vehicle information online.

The chart on the next page may be helpful, too.

GAWR List

Depending on the make and model year of your car or truck, you may be able to find your vehicle's gross axle weight rating (GAWR) on the following chart.

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Acura GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006

MDX -

RL -

RSX -

TL -

TSX -
2007

MDX 2888/3175

RL -

RDX 2546/2381

TL -

TSX 2335/2030
2008

MDX 2888/3175

RL -

RSX 2546/2381

TL -

TSX 2335/2030
2009

MDX 2888/3175

RL -

RSX 2546/2381

TSX 2325/2090

More Acura Specs:

Audi GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006

A3 -

A4 -

A6 -

A8 -

S4 -

TT -
2007

A3 -

A4 -

A6 -

A8 -

Q7 -

RS4 -

S4 -

S6 -

S8 -
2008

A3 -

A4 -

A5 -

A6 -

A8 -

Q7 -

R8 -

RS4 -

S4 -

S5 -

S6 -

S8 -

TT -
2009

A3 -

A4 -

A5 -

A8 -

Q7 -

R8

S4 -

S5 -

S8 -

TT -

More Audi Specs:

BMW GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006

325 -

330 -

525 -

530 -

550 -

650 -

750 -

760 -

M3 -

M5 -

M6 -

X3 -

X5 -

Z4 -

Z4M -
2007

328 -

335 -

525 -

530 -

550 -

650 -

750 -

760 -

Alpina B7 -

M5 -

M6 -

X3 -

X5 -

Z4 2767/3770

Z4M -

2008

128 -

135 -

328 -

335 -

528 -

535 -

550 -

650 -

750 -

760 -

Alpina B7 -

M3 -

M5 -

X3 -

X5 -

X6 -

Z4 -

Z4M -
2009

128 -

135 -

328 -

335 -

528 -

535 -

550 -

750 -

M3 -

M5 -

M6 -

X3 -

X5 -

X6 -

More BMW Specs:

Buick GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


LaCrosse -

Lucerne -

Rainier 2950/3200

Rendezvous -

Terraza 1148/960
2007


LaCrosse -

Lucerne -

Rainier 2950/3200

Rendezvous -
2008


Enclave 3197/3527

LaCrosse -

Lucerne -
2009


Enclave 3197/3527

LaCrosse -

Lucerne -

More Buick Specs:

Cadillac GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


CTS 2232/2379

CTS-V -

DTS -

Escalade 3350/4000

Escalade ESV 3060/2809

Escalade EXT 3800/4000

SRX -

STS -

STS-V -

XLR -

XLR-V -
2007


CTS 2232/2379

CTS-V -

DTS -

Escalade -

Escalade ESV -

Escalade EXT -

SRX -

STS -

STS-V -

XLR -

XLR-V -
2008


CTS -

DTS -

Escalade -

Escalade ESV -

Escalade EXT -

SRX -

STS -

STS-V -

XLR -

XLR-V -
2009


CTS -

DTS -

Escalade -

Escalade ESV -

Escalade EXT -

Escalace Hybrid -

SRX -

STS -

STS-V -

XLR -

XLR-V -

More Cadillac Specs:

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Chevrolet GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


Avalanche 1500 3400/4000

Avalanche 2500 4380/5500

Aveo -

Cobalt -

Colorado 2533/2896

Corvette -

Equinox 2535/2535

Express -

HHR -

Impala -

Malibu -

Malibu MAXX -

Monte Carlo -

SSR -

Silverado 1500 3650/4000

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 3925/3750

Silverado 1500 SS 3600/3600

Silverado 1500 HD 4410/6000

Silverado 2500 HD 4410/6084

Silverado 3500 HD 4670/8550

Suburban 1500 3200/4000

Suburban 2500 3800/5500

Tahoe 3200/3750

TrailBlazer 2950/3200

TrailBlazer EXT 3100/3400

Uplander 2866/2756
2007


Avalanche 1500 3400/4100

Aveo -

Aveo 5 -

Cobalt -

Colorado 2533/2896

Corvette -

Equinox 2535/2535

Express -

HHR -

HHR Panel -

Impala -

Malibu -

Monte Carlo -

Silveraso 1500 3650/3950

Silverado 1500 Classic 3650/4000

Silverado 1500 Hybrid Classic 3925/3750

Silverado 1500 SS Classic 3600/3600

Silverado 1500 HD Classic 4410/6000

Silverado 2500 HD 4200/6084

Silverado 2500 HD Classic 4410/6084

Silverado 3500 4200/6390

Silverado 3500 Classic 4670/8530

Suburban 1500 3300/4200

Suburban 2500 3800/5500

Tahoe 3200/4100

TrailBlazer 2950/3200

Uplander 2866/2756
2008


Avalanche 1500 3400/4100

Aveo -

Aaveo 5 -

Cobalt -

Colorado 2533/2896

Corvette -

Equinox 2535/2535

Express -

HHR -

HHR Panel -

Impala -

Malibu -

Maibu Classic -

Malibu Hybrid -

Silverado 1500 3650/3950

Silverado 2500 HD 4200/6084

Silverado 3500 HD 4200/6390

Suburban 1500 3300/4200

Suburban 2500 3800/5500

Tahoe 3200/4100

Tahoe Hybrid 3200/4100

TrailBlazer 2950/3200

Uplander 2866/2756
2009


Avalanche 1500 3400/4100

Aveo -

Cobalt -

Colorado 5000/2633

Corvette -

Equinox 2535/2535

Express 1500 -

Express 2500 -

Express 3500 -

HHR -

HHR Panel -

Impala -

Malibu -

Malibu Hybrid -

Silverado 1500 6800/3650

Silverado 2500 HD 9200/4200

Silverado 3500 HD 4200/6390

Suburban 1500 3300/4200

Suburban 2500 3800/5500

Tahoe 3200/4100

Tahoe Hybrid 3200/4100

TrailBlazer 2450/3200

Traverse 3197/3527

More Chevrolet Specs:

Chrysler GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


300 -

300C -

Crossfire -

Pacifica -

PT Cruiser -

Sebring -

Town & Country -
2007


300 -

300C -

Aspen 3100/3900

Crossfire -

PT Cruiser -

Pacifica -

Sebring -

Town & Country -
2008


300 -

300C -

Aspen 3100/3900

Crossfire -

Pacifica -

PT Cruiser -

Sebring -

Town & Country -
2009


300 -

300C -

Aspen 3100/3900

Aspen Hybrid 3600/3900

PT Cruiser -

Sebring -

Town & Country -

More Chrysler Specs:

Dodge GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


Caravan -

Charger -

Dakota 3100/3600

Durango 3100/3900

Grand Caravan -

Magnum -

Ram 1500 3700/3900

Ram 2500 4410/4630

Ram 3500 4110/9350

Sprinter Van 2500 3857/5356

Sprinter Van 3500 3857/5356

Sprinter Wagon 2500 3857/7053

Stratus -

Viper -
2007


Caliber 2380/2200

Caravan -

Charger -

Dakota 3100/3600

Durango 3100/3900

Grand Caravan -

Magnum -

Nitro -

Ram 1500 3700/3900

Ram 2500 4410/6000

Ram 3500 4110/9350

Sprinter Van 2500 3970/5360

Sprinter Van 3500 4080/7060

Sprinter Wagon 2500 3870/5360
2008


Avenger -

Caliber 2380/2200

Challenger -

Charger -

Dakota -

Durango 3100/3900

Grand Caravan -

Magnum -

Nitro -

Ram 1500 3700/3900

Ram 2500 4410/6000

Ram 3500 4110/9350

Sprinter Van 2500 3970/5360

Sprinter Van 3500 4080/7060

Sprinter Wagon 2500 3970/5360

Viper -
2009


Avenger -

Caliber -

Challenger -

Charger -

Dakota 3100/3600

Durango 3100/3900

Durango Hybrid 3600/3900

Grand Caravan -

Journey 2750/2900

Nitro -

Ram 1500 -

Ram 2500 4410/4630

Ram 3500 4750/6200

Sprinter Van 2500 3970/5360

Sprinter Van 3500 4080/4410

Sprinter Wagon 2500 3970/5360

Viper -

More Dodge Specs:

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Ford GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


Crown Victoria -

E 150 3240/3800

E 250 3550/5520

E 350 Super Duty 3700/6195

Escape 2240/2115

Escape Hybrid 2380/2175

Explorer 3240/3600

F 150 3450/3800

F 250 3800/6100

F 350 3800/7000

Five Hundred -

Focus -

Freestar 2985/2890

Freestyle -

Fusion -

GT -

Mustang -

Ranger -

Taurus -
2007


Crown Victoria -

E 150 3240/3800

E 250 3550/5520

E 350 Super Duty 3700/6195

Edge -

Escape 2240/2115

Escape Hybrid 2380/2175

Expedition -

Expedition EL -

Explorer 2860/3340

Explorer Sport Trac 3080/3320

F 150 3450/3800

F 250 3800/6100

F 350 3800/7000

Five Hundred -

Focus -

Freestar -

Freestyle -

Fusion -

Mustang -

Ranger -
2008


E 150 3700/5120

E 250 3700/5520

E 350 Super Duty 3800/6084

Edge -

Escape 2240/2115

Escape Hybrid 2380/2175

Expedition -

Expedition EL -

Explorer 2860/3340

Explorer Sport Trac 3080/3320

F 150 3450/3800

F 250 3800/6100

F 350 3800/6262

F 450 5600/9500

Focus -

Fusion -

Mustang -

Ranger -

Taurus -

Taurus X -
2009


E 150 3700/5120

E 250 3700/5520

E 350 Super Duty 4200/6084

Edge -

Escape 2240/2115

Escape Hybrid 2380/2175

Expedition -

Explorer 2860/3340

Explorer Sport Trac 3080/3320

F 150 3800/6100

F 450 3800/6262

Flex -

Focus -

Fusion -

Mustang -

Ranger -

Taurus -

Taurus X -

More Ford Specs:

GMC GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


Canyon 2533/2896

Envoy 2950/3200

Envoy XL 3100/3400

Savana 1500 -

Savana 2500 -

Savana 3500 -

Sierra 1500 3150/3686

Sierra 2500 4410/6084

Sierra 3500 4800/6500

Yukon 3200/3750

Yukon XL 3200/4000
2007


Acadia 3197/3527

Canyon 2533/2896

Envoy 2950/3200

Savana 1500 -

Savana 2500 -

Savana 3500 -

Sierra 1500 3200/3750

Sierra 2500 4200/6084

Sierra 3500 4200/6390

Yukon 3200/4100

Yukon XL 3300/4200
2008


Acadia 3197/3527

Canyon 2533/2896

Envoy 2950/3200

Savana 1500 -

Savana 2500 -

Savana 3500 -

Sierra 1500 3200/3750

Sierra 2500 4200/6084

Sierra 3500 4200/6390

Yukon 3200/4100

Yukon Hybrid 3200/4100

Yukon XL 3300/4200
2009


Acadia 3197/3527

Canyon 2633/2896

Envoy 2950/3200

Savana 1500 -

Savana 2500 -

Savana 3500 -

Sierra 1500 3200/3750

Sierra 2500 4200/6084

Sierra 3500 4200/6390

Sierra Hybrid -

Yukon 3200/4100

Yukon Hybrid 3200/4100

Yukon XL 3200/4200

More GMC Specs:

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Honda GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


Accord -

Accord Hybrid -

Civic -

Civic Hybrid -

CR-V -

Element -

Insight -

Odyssey 2833/3197

Pilot -

Ridgeline 309/3252

S2000 -
2007


Accord -

Accord Hybrid -

Civic 2310/2290

Civic Hybrid -

CR-V -

Element 2300/2205

Fit -

Odyssey 2833/3197

Pilot 2865/3155

Ridgeline 3105/3252

S2000 -
2008


Accord -

Civic 2310/2290

Civic Hybrid -

CR-V -

Element 2300/2205

Fit -

Odyssey 2833/3197

Pilot 2865/3155

Ridgeline 3105/3252

S2000 -
2009


Accord -

Civic -

Civic Hybrid -

Fit -

Odyssey 2833/3197

Pilot 2921/3196

More Honda Specs:

HUMMER GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


H1 Alpha 4100/6800

H2 4000/5000

H3 -
2007


H2 4000/5000

H3 -
2008


H2 4000/5000

H3 -
2009


H2 4000/5000

H3 -

H3T -

More HUMMER Specs:

Hyundai GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


Accent -

Azera -

Elantra -

Santa Fe -

Sonata -

Tiburon -

Tucson -
2007


Accent -

Azera -

Elantra -

Entourage 2998/3064

Santa Fe 2976/3197

Sonata -

Tiburon -

Tucson -

Veracruz -
2008


Accent -

Azera -

Elantra -

Entourage 2998/3064

Santa Fe 2976/3197

Sonata -

Tiburon -

Tucson -

Veracruz -
2009


Accent -

Azera -

Genesis -

Sonata -

More Hyundai Specs:

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Infiniti GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


FX35 -

FX45 -

G35 -

M35 -

M45 -

Q45 -

QX56 -
2007


FX35 -

FX45 -

G35 -

M35 -

M45 -

QX56 -
2008


EX35 -

FX35 -

FX45 -

G35 -

G37 -

M35 -

M45 -

QX56 -
2009


FX 35 -

FX 50 -

QX56 -

More Infiniti Specs:

Isuzu GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


Ascender 2950/3200

i-280 2533/2896

i-350 2753/2896
2007


Ascender 2950/3200

i-290 2533/2896

i-370 2533/2896
2008


Ascender 2950/3200

i-290 2533/2896

i-370 2533/2896

More Isuzu Specs:

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Jaguar GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


S-Type -

X-Type -

XJ8 -

XJR -

XK8 -

XKR -
2007


S-Type -

X-Type -

XJ8 -

XJR -

XK -

XKR -
2008


S-Type -

X-Type -

XJ8 -

XJR -

XK -

XKR -
2009


XF -

XJ8 -

XKR -

XK Coupe -

More Jaguar Specs:

Jeep GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


Commander -

Grand Cherokee -

Liberty 2750/3150

Wrangler 2200/2650
2007


Commander -

Compass -

Grand Cherokee -

Liberty 2750/3150

Patriot -

Wrangler 2650/3400
2008


Commander -

Compass -

Grand Cherokee -

Liberty -

Patriot -

Wrangler 2650/3400

Wrangler Unlimited 2650/3400
2009


Commander -

Compass -

Grand Cherokee -

Liberty -

Patriot -

Wrangler 2650/3400

Wrangler Unlimited 2650/3400

More Jeep Specs:

Kia GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


Amanti -

Optima -

Rio -

Rio 5 -

Sedona 2998/3064

Sorento 3307/3307

Spectra -

Spectra 5 -

Sportage 2579/2425
2007


Amanti -

Optima -

Rio 1918/1874

Rio 5 1918/1874

Rondo -

Sedona 2998/3064

Sorento 3307/3307

Spectra -

Spectra 5 -

Sportage 2579/2425
2008


Amanti -

Optima -

Rio 1918/1874

Rio 5 1918/1874

Rondo -

Sedona -

Sorento -

Spectra -

Spectra 5 -

Sportage 2579/2425
2009


Borrego -

Spectra -

Spectra 5 -

More Kia Specs:

Land Rover GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


LR3 -

Range Rover -

Range Rover Sport -
2007


LR3 -

Range Rover -

Range Rover Sport -
2008


LR2 -

LR3 -

Range Rover -

Range Rover Sport -
2009


LR2 2885/2995

LR3 -

Range Rover -

Range Rover Sport -

More Land Rover Specs:

Lexus GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


ES 330 -

GS 300 -

GS 430 -

GX 470 -

IS 250 -

IS 350 -

LS 430 -

LX 470 -

RX 330 -

RX 4000h -

SC 430 -
2007


ES 350 -

GS 350 -

GS 430 -

GS 450h -

GX 470 -

IS 250 -

IS 350 -

LS 460 -

LX 470 -

RX 350 -

RX 400h -

SC 430 -
2008


ES 350 -

GS 350 -

GS 450h -

GS 460 -

GX 470 -

IS 250 -

IS 350 -

IS-F -

LS 460 -

LS 600h -

LX 570 -

RX 350 -

RX 400h -

SC 430 -
2009


ES 350 -

GX 470 -

IS-F -

IS 350 -

IS 250 -

LX 570 -

RX 350 -

SC 430 -

More Lexus Specs:

Lincoln GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


LS -

Mark LT 3450/3850

Navigator 3300/4128

Town Car -

Zephyr -
2007


MKX -

MKZ -

Mark LT 3450/3850

Navigator 3350/4300

Town Car -
2008


MKX -

MKZ -

Mark LT 3450/3850

Navigator 3350/4300

Town Car -
2009


MKS -

MKX -

MKZ -

Navigator 3450/3850

Town Car -

More Lincoln Specs:

Mazda GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


B2300 2400/2750

B3000 2625/2750

B4000 2850/2750

Mazda3 -

Mazda5 2218/2355

Mazda6 2372/2119

MazdaSpeed6 2449/2103

MPV -

MX-5 -

RX-8 -

Tribute -
2007


B2300 2400/2750

B3000 2625/2750

B4000 2850/2750

CX-7 -

CX-9 -

Mazda3 -

Mazda5 2218/2355

Mazda6 -

MazdaSpeed3 2216/2064

MazdaSpeed6 -

MX-5 2449/2103

RX-8 -
2008


B2300 2400/2750

B4000 2850/2750

CX-7 -

CX-9 -

Mazda3 -

Mazda5 -

Mazda6 2216/2064

MazdaSpeed3 -

MX-5 -

RX-8 -

Tribute -

Tribute Hybrid -
2009


B2300 2400/2750

B4000 2850/2750

CX-7 -

CX-9 -

Mazda3 -

Mazda5 -

Mazda6 2286/2062

MazdaSpeed3 -

RX-8 -

Tribute -

More Mazda Specs:

Mercedes-Benz GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


C-Class -

CL-Class -

CLK-Class -

CLS-Class -

E-Class -

ML350 -

ML500 -

R-Class -

S-Class -

SL-Class -

SLK-Class -

SLR McLaren -
2007


C-Class -

CL-Class -

CLK-Class -

CLS-Class -

E-Class -

G500 -

GL320 -

GL450 -

ML350 -

ML320 -

ML500 -

ML63 AMG -

R-Class -

S-Class -

SL-Class -

SLK-Class -

SLR McLaren -
2008


C-Class -

CL-Class -

CLK-Class -

CLS-Class -

E-Class -

G500 -

G55 -

GL320 -

GL450 -

GL550 -

ML320 -

ML350 -

ML550 -

ML63 AMG -

R-Class -

S-Class -

SL-Class -

SLK-Class -

SLR McLaren -
2009


C-Class -

CL-Class -

CLK-Class -

CLS 550 -

E-Class -

GL450 -

GL550 -

ML350 -

ML320 -

ML550 -

ML63 AMG -

R-Class -

S-Class -

SL-Class -

SLK-Class -

More Mercedes-Benz Specs:

Mercury GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


Grand Marquis -

Mariner -

Mariner Hybrid -

Milan -

Montego -

Monterey -

Mountaineer 2860/3340
2007


Grand Marquis -

Mariner -

Mariner Hybrid -

Milan -

Montego -

Monterey -

Mountaineer -
2008


Grand Marquis -

Mariner -

Mariner Hybrid -

Milan -

Mountaineer -

Sable -
2009


Grand Marquis -

Mariner -

Mariner Hybrid -

Milan -

Mountaineer -

Sable -

More Mercury Specs:

MINI GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


Cooper Convertible -

Cooper Hardtop -
2007


Cooper Convertible 1918/1697

Cooper Hardtop 1929/1653
2008


Cooper Clubman 1830/1830

Cooper Convertible 1918/1697

Cooper Hardtop 1929/1653
2009


John Cooper Works Hardtop 1918/1676

John Cooper Works Clubman 1929/1863

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Mitsubishi GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


Eclipse -

Endeavor -

Galant -

Lancer -

Montero -

Outlander -

Raider 3100/3600
2007


Eclipse -

Endeavor -

Galant -

Outlander -

Raider 3100/3600
2008


Eclipse -

Endeavor -

Galant -

Lancer -

Outlander -

Raider 3100/3600
2009


Eclipse -

Galant -

Lancer -

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Nissan GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


350Z -

Altima 2399/1991

Armada -

Frontier -

Maxima -

Murano -

Pathfinder -

Quest -

Sentra -

Titan -

Xterra -
2007


350Z -

Altima -

Altima Hybrid -

Armada -

Frontier 3296/3197

Maxima -

Murano -

Pathfinder -

Quest -

Sentra -

Titan 3300/3800

Versa -

Xterra -
2008


350Z -

Altima -

Altima Hybrid -

Armada -

Frontier 3296/3197

Maxima -

Pathfinder -

Quest -

Rogue -

Sentra -

Titan -

Versa -

Xterra -
2009


Altima -

Altima Hybrid -

Armada -

Frontier 3296/3197

GT-R -

Maxima -

Murano -

Pathfinder -

Quest -

Rogue -

Titan -

Versa -

Xterra -

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Pontiac GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


G6 -

GTO -

Grand Prix -

Montana SV6 -

Solstice -

Torrent 2535/2535

Vibe -
2007


G5 -

G6 -

Grand Prix 62/38

Solstice -

Torrent 2535/2535

Vibe -
2008


G5 -

G6 -

G8 -

Grand Prix -

Solstice -

Torrent -

Vibe -
2009


G5 -

G6 -

G8 -

Solstice -

Torrent 2535/2535

Vibe -

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Porsche GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


Cayenne -
2008


911 -

Boxter -

Cayenne -

Cayman -
2009


911 Carrera -

Boxter -

Cayenne -

Cayman -

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Saab GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


9-2X -

9-3 -

9-5 -

9-7X -
2007


9-3 -

9-5 -

9-7X -
2008


9-3 -

9-5 -

9-7X 2950/3400
2009


9-3 -

9-5 -

9-7X 2950/3400

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Saturn GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


Ion -

Relay -

VUE -
2007


Aura -

Aura Hybrid -

Ion -

Outlook 3197/3527

Relay -

Sky -

VUE -

VUE Hybrid -
2008


Astra -

Aura -

Aura Hybrid

Outlook 3197/3527

Sky -

VUE -

VUE Hybrid -
2009


Astra -

Aura -

Aura Hybrid -

Outlook 3197/3527

Sky -

VUE -

VUE Hybrid -

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Scion GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


tC -

xA -

xB -
2007


tC -
2008


tC -

xB -

xD -
2009


tC -

xB -

xD -

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smart GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2008


fortwo -

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Subaru GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


B9 Tribeca -

Baja -

Forester -

Impreza Sedan -

Impreza Wagon -

Impreza Outback Sport -

Impreza WRX Sti -

Legacy Sedan -

Legacy Wagon -

Outback -
2007


B9 Tribeca -

Forester -

Impreza Sedan -

Impreza Wagon -

Impreza Outback Sport -

Legacy Sedan -

Legacy Wagon -

Outback -
2008


Forester -

Impreza Wagon -

Impreza Sedan -

Impreza Outback Sport -

Impreza WRX Sti -

Legacy -

Outback -

Tribeca -
2009


Forester -

Legacy -

Outback -

Tribeca -

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Suzuki GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


Aerio 1918/1940

Forenza 1918/1764

Grand Vitara -

Reno -

Verona -

XL7 2205/2866
2007


Aerio 1918/1940

Forenza 1918/1764

Grand Vitara -

Reno -

SX4 2050/1786

XL7 2590/2921
2008


Forenza 1918/1764

Grand Vitara -

Reno -

SX4 -

XL7 2590/2921
2009


Equator -

Grand Vitara -

SX4 -

XL7 -

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Toyota GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


4Runner -

Avalon -

Camry -

Camry Solara -

Corolla -

Highlander -

Highlander Hybrid -

Land Cruiser 3595/4220

Matrix -

Prius -

RAV4 2535/2435

Sequoia -

Sienna -

Tacoma -

Tundra -
2007


4Runner -

Avalon -

Camry -

Camry Hybrid -

Camry Solara -

Corolla -

FJ Cruiser -

Highlander -

Highlander Hybrid -

Land Cruiser 3595/4220

Matrix -

Prius -

RAV4 4430/4730

Sequoia -

Sienna -

Tacoma -

Tundra 3900/3800

Yaris -
2008


4Runner -

Avalon -

Camry -

Camry Hybrid -

Camry Solara -

Corolla -

FJ Cruiser -

Highlander -

Highlander Hybrid -

Land Cruiser -

Matrix -

Prius -

RAV4 2535/2435

Sequoia -

Sienna -

Tacoma -

Tundra -

Yaris -
2009


4Runner -

Avalon -

Camry -

Camry Hybrid -

Corolla -

FJ Cruiser -

Highlander -

Highlander Hybrid -

Land Cruiser -

Matrix -

Prius -

RAV4 (2535/2435)

Sienna -

Tacoma -

Yaris -

Venza -

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Volkswagen GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


Golf -

GTI -

Jetta -

Beetle Convertible -

Beetle Coupe -

Passat Sedan -

Phaeton -

Rabbit -

Touareg -
2007


Eos -

GTI -

Jetta -

Beetle Convertible -

Beetle Coupe -

Passat Sedan -

Passat Wagon -

Rabbit -

Touareg -
2008


Eos -

GLI -

GTI -

Jetta -

Beetle Convertible -

Beetle Coupe -

Passat Sedan -

Passat Wagon -

R32 -

Rabbit -

Touareg 2 -
2009


Eos -

GLI -

GTI -

Jetta Sedan -

Jetta Sport Wagon -

Beetle Convertible -

Beetle Coupe -

Passat Sedan -

Passat Wagon -

Rabbit -

Routan -

Tiguan -

Touareg 2 -

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Volvo GAWR

Year Model GAWR (front/rear)
2006


C70 -

S40 -

S60 -

S80 2230/2290

V50 -

V70 -

XC70 -

XC90 2820/3150
2007


C70 -

S40 -

S60 -

S80 -

V50 -

V70 -

XC70 -

XC90 2820/3150
2008


C30 -

C70 -

S40 -

S60 -

S80 -

V50 -

V70 2690/2513

XC70 2800/2646

XC90 2820/3150
2009


C30 -

C70 -

S40 -

S60 -

S80 -

V50 -

V70 2690/2513

XC70 2800/2646

XC90 2820/3150

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