Introduction to How Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) Works

Ford F350 with a 5th wheel trailer
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When you're pulling a heavy load like this one, it's a good idea to know the tow vehicle's GCWR.

Some numbers associated with cars and trucks really aren't a mystery. In fact, they're pretty straightforward. For example, most everyone knows what fuel economy numbers are. Even horsepower and torque numbers are familiar to many these days. A vehicle's zero to sixty times are often mentioned when you're discussing a sports car, and if you're talking about a sedan, you might even be familiar with numbers that describe how much interior space that model has to offer -- numbers that describe the interior volume or the front and rear seat leg room. These numbers -- along with many, many others -- are important to understand when you're buying a car or truck. They clearly describe to you what you can expect to get for your money.

Even though all of these costs, statistics, weights and measures are published, or somehow available to consumers, there are still a few numbers that cause some confusion among new car and truck buyers. Truthfully, most people don't even know what some of these numbers really mean, or the consequences of ignoring them. One example is a vehicle's gross combination weight rating, or GCWR.

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If you're ever planning to tow a trailer with your vehicle -- whether it's a car, truck or SUV -- you should be aware of your gross combination weight rating, so you should probably start by learning the definition of a GCWR. A vehicle's GCWR is a specific weight determined by the manufacturer to be the maximum weight of a loaded tow vehicle and its attached loaded trailer. The total weight of the tow vehicle and trailer should never exceed the manufacturer's listed GCWR [source: Ford Motor Company].

Similar to a vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating, or GVWR, the gross combination weight rating is a specific maximum weight limit determined by the manufacturer. The major difference is that the GCWR takes into account two individual (yet attached) vehicles -- the tow vehicle and the trailer. However, the gross combination weight rating definition doesn't really state how the weight rating is calculated. According to Ford Motor Company, the GCWR is calculated by adding the following weights together: The vehicle's listed curb weight, allowable payload, driver and passenger weight and trailer weight [source: Ford Motor Company].

It's important to remember that the GCWR is not an actual measurement of the weight of a tow vehicle and a trailer, but rather the combined maximum weight limit that the manufacturer has set for the two vehicles once attached.

The primary reason for setting a GCWR for any vehicle is safety. Overloading a tow vehicle or a trailer is dangerous enough. Overload both and you've really got a problem. Not only is a heavy load difficult to control on the road, but several other components could also be at risk. For example, the braking systems may overheat and fail, reducing or even eliminating the possibility of safely slowing or stopping your vehicle. The tires may not be able to handle the extra load, potentially causing a blow out situation. The engine and transmission in the tow vehicle may overheat due to the added strain, causing a mechanical failure. Components within the tow vehicle or trailer's suspension system could bend or even break, causing you to lose control on the road. The truth is that a variety of problems could result from overloading. Again, you should never surpass your vehicle's GCWR.

If you're going to tow a trailer, it's a smart move to play it safe by learning your vehicle's GCWR. Where can you find this information? Typically, it can be found on a label inside the vehicle's door frame, near 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 as well.

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GCWR List

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

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Acura GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006

MDX 8121

RL 5162

RSX 4384

TL 4730

TSX -
2007

MDX 10053

RL 5164

RDX 6394

TL 4773

TSX 4407
2008

MDX 10053

RL 5164

RSX 6394

TL 4773

TSX 4407
2009

MDX 10053

RL 5233

RSX 5574

TSX 4550

More Acura Specs:

Audi GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006

A3 -

A4 -

A6 -

A8 -

S4 -

TT -
2007

A3 -

A4 -

A6 -

A8 -

Q7 10665

RS4 -

S4 -

S6 -

S8 -
2008

A3 -

A4 -

A5 -

A6 -

A8 -

Q7 10665

R8 -

RS4 -

S4 -

S5 -

S6 -

S8 -

TT -
2009

A3 -

A4 -

A5 -

A8 -

Q7 10665

R8

S4 -

S5 -

S8 -

TT -

More Audi Specs:

BMW GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006

325 -

330 -

525 -

530 -

550 -

650 -

750 -

760 -

M3 -

M5 -

M6 -

X3 7673

X5 10802

Z4 -

Z4M -
2007

328 -

335 -

525 -

530 -

550 -

650 -

750 -

760 -

Alpina B7 -

M5 -

M6 -

X3 7662

X5 11132

Z4 -

Z4M -

2008

128 -

135 -

328 -

335 -

528 -

535 -

550 -

650 -

750 -

760 -

Alpina B7 -

M3 -

M5 -

X3 7662

X5 11132

X6 11044

Z4 -

Z4M -
2009

128 -

135 -

328 -

335 -

528 -

535 -

550 -

750 -

M3 -

M5 -

M6 -

X3 7662

X5 11066

X6 11044

More BMW Specs:

Buick GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


LaCrosse 4645

Lucerne 4914

Rainier 10500

Rendezvous 7746

Terraza 8500
2007


LaCrosse 4645

Lucerne 4914

Rainier 10500

Rendezvous 7746
2008


Enclave 9500

LaCrosse 4645

Lucerne 4914
2009


Enclave 9500

LaCrosse 4645

Lucerne 4914

More Buick Specs:

Cadillac GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


CTS 4659

CTS-V 5000

DTS 5159

Escalade 12902

Escalade ESV 14000

Escalade EXT 13464

SRX 5314

STS 5008

STS-V 5383

XLR -

XLR-V -
2007


CTS 4659

CTS-V 5000

DTS 5159

Escalade 14000

Escalade ESV 14000

Escalade EXT 14000

SRX 6314

STS 5079

STS-V 5544

XLR -

XLR-V -
2008


CTS 5011

DTS 5159

Escalade 14000

Escalade ESV 14000

Escalade EXT 14000

SRX 6314

STS 5123

STS-V 5544

XLR -

XLR-V -
2009


CTS 5011

DTS 5159

Escalade 14000

Escalade ESV 14000

Escalade EXT 14000

Escalace Hybrid 6314

SRX 5123

STS 5123

STS-V 5544

XLR -

XLR-V -

More Cadillac Specs:

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Chevrolet GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


Avalanche 1500 12863

Avalanche 2500 16878

Aveo -

Cobalt 4141

Colorado 5218

Corvette -

Equinox 7252

Express 9500

HHR 4305

Impala 4703

Malibu -

Malibu MAXX 4609

Monte Carlo 4504

SSR 7351

Silverado 1500 10839

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 12000

Silverado 1500 SS 12597

Silverado 1500 HD 13793

Silverado 2500 HD 16000

Silverado 3500 HD 16000

Suburban 1500 -

Suburban 2500 13822

Tahoe -

TrailBlazer 11000

TrailBlazer EXT 9921

Uplander 7734
2007


Avalanche 1500 13000

Aveo -

Aveo 5 -

Cobalt 4141

Colorado 5772

Corvette -

Equinox 7252

Express 9500

HHR 4305

HHR Panel -

Impala 4705

Malibu -

Monte Carlo 4504

Silveraso 1500 10000

Silverado 1500 Classic 10798

Silverado 1500 Hybrid Classic 12000

Silverado 1500 SS Classic 13000

Silverado 1500 HD Classic 14000

Silverado 2500 HD 16000

Silverado 2500 HD Classic 16000

Silverado 3500 -

Silverado 3500 Classic 15881

Suburban 1500 13000

Suburban 2500 14000

Tahoe 10000

TrailBlazer 10000

Uplander 7754
2008


Avalanche 1500 13000

Aveo -

Aaveo 5 -

Cobalt 4141

Colorado 7000

Corvette -

Equinox 7252

Express 9500

HHR 4305

HHR Panel -

Impala 4705

Malibu -

Maibu Classic 4447

Malibu Hybrid -

Silverado 1500 10000

Silverado 2500 HD 16000

Silverado 3500 HD 16000

Suburban 1500 13000

Suburban 2500 16000

Tahoe 10000

Tahoe Hybrid 12000

TrailBlazer 10000

Uplander 8500
2009


Avalanche 1500 11000

Aveo -

Cobalt 4141

Colorado 7000

Corvette -

Equinox 7252

Express 1500 12000

Express 2500 11788

Express 3500 12000

HHR 4305

HHR Panel -

Impala 4705

Malibu -

Malibu Hybrid -

Silverado 1500 10000

Silverado 2500 HD 16000

Silverado 3500 HD 16000

Suburban 1500 11000

Suburban 2500 16000

Tahoe 10000

Tahoe Hybrid 12000

TrailBlazer 10000

Traverse 9500

More Chevrolet Specs:

Chrysler GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


300 4862

300C 6216

Crossfire -

Pacifica 4297

PT Cruiser 8132

Sebring 4451

Town & Country 6600
2007


300 4862

300C 6196

Aspen 11000

Crossfire -

PT Cruiser 4297

Pacifica 7105

Sebring 4437

Town & Country 6600
2008


300 4862

300C 6196

Aspen 13966

Crossfire -

Pacifica 4297

PT Cruiser 7105

Sebring 4460

Town & Country 7000
2009


300 4862

300C 6196

Aspen 11000

Aspen Hybrid 11700

PT Cruiser 4297

Sebring 4460

Town & Country 7000

More Chrysler Specs:

Dodge GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


Caravan 660

Charger 5950

Dakota 7700

Durango 8600

Grand Caravan 8600

Magnum 4997

Ram 1500 8000

Ram 2500 15000

Ram 3500 17000

Sprinter Van 2500 13550

Sprinter Van 3500 13550

Sprinter Wagon 2500 14990

Stratus 4332

Viper -
2007


Caliber 3616

Caravan 6600

Charger 5877

Dakota 7700

Durango 8600

Grand Caravan 8600

Magnum 4954

Nitro 7582

Ram 1500 8000

Ram 2500 15000

Ram 3500 17000

Sprinter Van 2500 13550

Sprinter Van 3500 14110

Sprinter Wagon 2500 10626
2008


Avenger 3605

Caliber 4116

Challenger -

Charger 5877

Dakota 7700

Durango 8600

Grand Caravan 7000

Magnum 4954

Nitro 7582

Ram 1500 8000

Ram 2500 15000

Ram 3500 17000

Sprinter Van 2500 13550

Sprinter Van 3500 15250

Sprinter Wagon 2500 13550

Viper -
2009


Avenger 4505

Caliber 4116

Challenger 4869

Charger 5877

Dakota 7700

Durango 8600

Durango Hybrid 11700

Grand Caravan 7000

Journey -

Nitro 7582

Ram 1500 8500

Ram 2500 15000

Ram 3500 19000

Sprinter Van 2500 13550

Sprinter Van 3500 15250

Sprinter Wagon 2500 13550

Viper -

More Dodge Specs:

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Ford GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


Crown Victoria 5592

E 150 11318

E 250 10912

E 350 Super Duty 13000

Escape 4830

Escape Hybrid 4777

Explorer 7700

F 150 11665

F 250 15000

F 350 15000

Five Hundred 4799

Focus 3771

Freestar 7945

Freestyle 6109

Fusion -

GT -

Mustang -

Ranger 9360

Taurus -
2007


Crown Victoria 5751

E 150 11500

E 250 11000

E 350 Super Duty 13000

Edge 6248

Escape 4830

Escape Hybrid 4777

Expedition 14928

Expedition EL 15078

Explorer 8500

Explorer Sport Trac 10000

F 150 11700

F 250 17000

F 350 17000

Five Hundred 4793

Focus 3771

Freestar 7000

Freestyle 6109

Fusion -

Mustang 4611

Ranger 5820
2008


E 150 11500

E 250 11500

E 350 Super Duty 13000

Edge 6248

Escape 4940

Escape Hybrid 4788

Expedition 14928

Expedition EL 15078

Explorer 8500

Explorer Sport Trac 8500

F 150 11765

F 250 15000

F 350 17000

F 450 27000

Focus -

Fusion -

Mustang 4611

Ranger 6000

Taurus 4793

Taurus X 6183
2009


E 150 11500

E 250 11500

E 350 Super Duty 13000

Edge 6248

Escape 4940

Escape Hybrid 4788

Expedition 15000

Explorer 8110

Explorer Sport Trac 8233

F 150 14950

F 450 16983

Flex 6900

Focus -

Fusion -

Mustang 4611

Ranger 6000

Taurus 4793

Taurus X 6183

More Ford Specs:

GMC GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


Canyon 5179

Envoy 10000

Envoy XL 10000

Savana 1500 9500

Savana 2500 12000

Savana 3500 12000

Sierra 1500 8361

Sierra 2500 15792

Sierra 3500 15792

Yukon 11000

Yukon XL 13000
2007


Acadia 9500

Canyon 5679

Envoy 9854

Savana 1500 9500

Savana 2500 12000

Savana 3500 12000

Sierra 1500 9398

Sierra 2500 15858

Sierra 3500 15342

Yukon 10000

Yukon XL 13000
2008


Acadia 9500

Canyon 5882

Envoy 10000

Savana 1500 9500

Savana 2500 12000

Savana 3500 12000

Sierra 1500 9500

Sierra 2500 15858

Sierra 3500 16000

Yukon 10000

Yukon Hybrid 12000

Yukon XL 13000
2009


Acadia 9500

Canyon 5887

Envoy 10000

Savana 1500 9500

Savana 2500 12000

Savana 3500 12000

Sierra 1500 9500

Sierra 2500 15926

Sierra 3500 16000

Sierra Hybrid -

Yukon 10000

Yukon Hybrid 12000

Yukon XL 11000

More GMC Specs:

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Honda GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


Accord 4206

Accord Hybrid -

Civic 4968

Civic Hybrid 3743

CR-V -

Element 5021

Insight 2250

Odyssey 8210

Pilot 7914

Ridgeline 9653

S2000 -
2007


Accord 4274

Accord Hybrid -

Civic 6060

Civic Hybrid 3736

CR-V -

Element 5083

Fit -

Odyssey 8034

Pilot 9700

Ridgeline 10085

S2000 -
2008


Accord -

Civic 6060

Civic Hybrid 3736

CR-V -

Element 5083

Fit -

Odyssey 8210

Pilot 9700

Ridgeline 10085

S2000 -
2009


Accord -

Civic 3738

Civic Hybrid -

Fit -

Odyssey 8210

Pilot 8466

More Honda Specs:

HUMMER GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


H1 Alpha 17300

H2 13050

H3 8000
2007


H2 13150

H3 8000
2008


H2 14000

H3 8000
2009


H2 14000

H3 8000

H3T 9461

More HUMMER Specs:

Hyundai GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


Accent -

Azera 4779

Elantra 4434

Santa Fe 6399

Sonata 4403

Tiburon -

Tucson 4403
2007


Accent -

Azera 4779

Elantra 3623

Entourage 5550

Santa Fe 5527

Sonata 4403

Tiburon -

Tucson 4390

Veracruz -
2008


Accent 4779

Azera 3623

Elantra 5550

Entourage 5898

Santa Fe 5527

Sonata 4403

Tiburon -

Tucson 4390

Veracruz -
2009


Accent -

Azera 4779

Genesis -

Sonata 4442

More Hyundai Specs:

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Infiniti GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


FX35 7760

FX45 8020

G35 4655

M35 4982

M45 5098

Q45 -

QX56 14510
2007


FX35 7760

FX45 14520

G35 9155

M35 12982

M45 -

QX56 15558
2008


EX35 12902

FX35 -

FX45 14520

G35 9647

G37 13266

M35 -

M45 -

QX56 -
2009


FX 35 -

FX 50 9109

QX56 15100

More Infiniti Specs:

Isuzu GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


Ascender 10000

i-280 5500

i-350 9000
2007


Ascender 10000

i-290 5500

i-370 9000
2008


Ascender 10000

i-290 6000

i-370 9500

More Isuzu Specs:

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Jaguar GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
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 GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


Commander 8231

Grand Cherokee 8000

Liberty 8500

Wrangler 5350
2007


Commander 8299

Compass 4221

Grand Cherokee 8000

Liberty 8500

Patriot -

Wrangler 4910
2008


Commander 8670

Compass 4221

Grand Cherokee 7900

Liberty 6135

Patriot 4258

Wrangler 4910

Wrangler Unlimited 5014
2009


Commander 8670

Compass 4221

Grand Cherokee 7900

Liberty 6135

Patriot 4258

Wrangler 4910

Wrangler Unlimited 7539

More Jeep Specs:

Kia GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


Amanti -

Optima 5292

Rio -

Rio 5 -

Sedona -

Sorento -

Spectra -

Spectra 5 -

Sportage 4880
2007


Amanti -

Optima 5292

Rio -

Rio 5 -

Rondo -

Sedona 8015

Sorento 9299

Spectra -

Spectra 5 -

Sportage 4880
2008


Amanti -

Optima 5292

Rio -

Rio 5 -

Rondo -

Sedona -

Sorento 9299

Spectra -

Spectra 5 -

Sportage 4880
2009


Borrego 9398

Spectra -

Spectra 5 -

More Kia Specs:

Land Rover GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


LR3 13165

Range Rover 13324

Range Rover Sport 13318
2007


LR3 13276

Range Rover 13324

Range Rover Sport 13334
2008


LR2 -

LR3 -

Range Rover -

Range Rover Sport 13334
2009


LR2 7905

LR3 13662

Range Rover 13564

Range Rover Sport 13334

More Land Rover Specs:

Lexus GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


ES 330 -

GS 300 -

GS 430 -

GX 470 11521

IS 250 -

IS 350 -

LS 430 6140

LX 470 12240

RX 330 7510

RX 4000h 8015

SC 430 -
2007


ES 350 -

GS 350 -

GS 430 -

GS 450h -

GX 470 11521

IS 250 -

IS 350 -

LS 460 -

LX 470 12240

RX 350 7520

RX 400h 8015

SC 430 -
2008


ES 350 -

GS 350 -

GS 450h -

GS 460 -

GX 470 11521

IS 250 -

IS 350 -

IS-F -

LS 460 -

LS 600h -

LX 570 14645

RX 350 6020

RX 400h 6340

SC 430 -
2009


ES 350 -

GX 470 11521

IS-F -

IS 350 -

IS 250 -

LX 570 14645

RX 350 6020

SC 430 -

More Lexus Specs:

Lincoln GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


LS -

Mark LT 14500

Navigator 11900

Town Car 6460

Zephyr -
2007


MKX 6370

MKZ -

Mark LT 14500

Navigator 15000

Town Car 6460
2008


MKX 7350

MKZ -

Mark LT 14500

Navigator 15000

Town Car 6502
2009


MKS 5277

MKX 7350

MKZ -

Navigator 15000

Town Car 6502

More Lincoln Specs:

Mazda GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


B2300 4744

B3000 6072

B4000 6973

Mazda3 -

Mazda5 -

Mazda6 -

MazdaSpeed6 -

MPV 5904

MX-5 -

RX-8 -

Tribute 4842
2007


B2300 4800

B3000 6000

B4000 7000

CX-7 5860

CX-9 6826

Mazda3 -

Mazda5 -

Mazda6 -

MazdaSpeed3 -

MazdaSpeed6 -

MX-5 -

RX-8 -
2008


B2300 4800

B4000 7000

CX-7 5860

CX-9 6826

Mazda3 -

Mazda5 -

Mazda6 -

MazdaSpeed3 -

MX-5 -

RX-8 -

Tribute 4893

Tribute Hybrid 4747
2009


B2300 4749

B4000 6952

CX-7 5860

CX-9 6484

Mazda3 -

Mazda5 -

Mazda6 -

MazdaSpeed3 -

RX-8 -

Tribute -

More Mazda Specs:

Mercedes-Benz GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


C-Class -

CL-Class -

CLK-Class -

CLS-Class -

E-Class -

ML350 6773

ML500 6893

R-Class -

S-Class -

SL-Class -

SLK-Class -

SLR McLaren -
2007


C-Class -

CL-Class -

CLK-Class -

CLS-Class -

E-Class -

G500 12695

GL320 12946

GL450 12399

ML350 12056

ML320 12167

ML500 12145

ML63 AMG 12443

R-Class -

S-Class -

SL-Class -

SLK-Class -

SLR McLaren -
2008


C-Class -

CL-Class -

CLK-Class -

CLS-Class -

E-Class -

G500 12661

G55 12783

GL320 12963

GL450 12930

GL550 13084

ML320 12167

ML350 12055

ML550 12145

ML63 AMG 12443

R-Class -

S-Class -

SL-Class -

SLK-Class -

SLR McLaren -
2009


C-Class -

CL-Class -

CLK-Class -

CLS 550 -

E-Class -

GL450 12930

GL550 13084

ML350 12055

ML320 12324

ML550 12145

ML63 AMG 12443

R-Class 8590

S-Class -

SL-Class -

SLK-Class -

More Mercedes-Benz Specs:

Mercury GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


Grand Marquis 5688

Mariner 4935

Mariner Hybrid 4937

Milan -

Montego 4817

Monterey 7990

Mountaineer 8111
2007


Grand Marquis 5787

Mariner 4935

Mariner Hybrid 4937

Milan -

Montego 4820

Monterey 7990

Mountaineer 8217
2008


Grand Marquis 6000

Mariner 4991

Mariner Hybrid 4809

Milan -

Mountaineer 8217

Sable 4793
2009


Grand Marquis 6600

Mariner 4991

Mariner Hybrid 4809

Milan -

Mountaineer 8217

Sable 4793

More Mercury Specs:

MINI GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


Cooper Convertible -

Cooper Hardtop -
2007


Cooper Convertible -

Cooper Hardtop -
2008


Cooper Clubman -

Cooper Convertible -

Cooper Hardtop -
2009


John Cooper Works Hardtop -

John Cooper Works Clubman -

More MINI Specs:

Mitsubishi GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


Eclipse -

Endeavor 7519

Galant -

Lancer 3895

Montero 9937

Outlander 4891

Raider 8600
2007


Eclipse -

Endeavor 6108

Galant -

Outlander 5682

Raider 8583
2008


Eclipse -

Endeavor 7552

Galant -

Lancer -

Outlander 5045

Raider 8600
2009


Eclipse -

Galant -

Lancer -

More Mitsubishi Specs:

Nissan GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


350Z -

Altima 4151

Armada 11818

Frontier 10676

Maxima 4623

Murano 8100

Pathfinder 10523

Quest 7662

Sentra 3663

Titan 11465

Xterra 9658
2007


350Z -

Altima 4205

Altima Hybrid 4632

Armada 12800

Frontier 11133

Maxima 4741

Murano 8100

Pathfinder 10523

Quest 7941

Sentra 4003

Titan 11600

Versa -

Xterra 9658
2008


350Z -

Altima 4205

Altima Hybrid 4632

Armada 15100

Frontier 10676

Maxima 4741

Pathfinder 10596

Quest 7943

Rogue 4430

Sentra 4047

Titan 11688

Versa -

Xterra 9300
2009


Altima 4217

Altima Hybrid 4620

Armada 15100

Frontier 11133

GT-R -

Maxima 4706

Murano 7505

Pathfinder 10596

Quest 7943

Rogue 4430

Titan 11688

Versa -

Xterra 9300

More Nissan Specs:

Pontiac GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


G6 4530

GTO 4578

Grand Prix 4634

Montana SV6 8500

Solstice -

Torrent 7310

Vibe 4351
2007


G5 4141

G6 4530

Grand Prix 4627

Solstice -

Torrent 7407

Vibe 4351
2008


G5 4141

G6 4455

G8 6035

Grand Prix 4627

Solstice -

Torrent 7310

Vibe 4350
2009


G5 3902

G6 4455

G8 6035

Solstice -

Torrent 7310

Vibe 4506

More Pontiac Specs:

Porsche GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


Cayenne 12628
2008


911 -

Boxter -

Cayenne 12628

Cayman -
2009


911 Carrera -

Boxter -

Cayenne 12650

Cayman -

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Saab GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


9-2X 5220

9-3 5430

9-5 7120

9-7X 10500
2007


9-3 5380

9-5 7120

9-7X 10500
2008


9-3 5380

9-5 7120

9-7X 10500
2009


9-3 5680

9-5 7120

9-7X 10500

More Saab Specs:

Saturn GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


Ion 3946

Relay 8500

VUE 4857
2007


Aura 4678

Aura Hybrid -

Ion 3902

Outlook 9500

Relay 7918

Sky -

VUE 4857

VUE Hybrid 4857
2008


Astra -

Aura 4678

Aura Hybrid -

Outlook 6872

Sky -

VUE 5475

VUE Hybrid 5439
2009


Astra -

Aura 4678

Aura Hybrid -

Outlook 6852

Sky -

VUE 5475

VUE Hybrid 5439

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Scion GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


tC -

xA -

xB -
2007


tC -
2008


tC -

xB -

xD -
2009


tC -

xB -

xD -

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smart GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2008


fortwo -

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Subaru GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


B9 Tribeca 7805

Baja 6035

Forester 5640

Impreza Sedan -

Impreza Wagon 5195

Impreza Outback Sport 5208

Impreza WRX Sti -

Legacy Sedan 6050

Legacy Wagon 6105

Outback 6160
2007


B9 Tribeca 7805

Forester 5690

Impreza Sedan -

Impreza Wagon 5195

Impreza Outback Sport 5208

Legacy Sedan 6120

Legacy Wagon 6105

Outback 6180
2008


Forester 5690

Impreza Wagon -

Impreza Sedan -

Impreza Outback Sport -

Impreza WRX Sti -

Legacy 6120

Outback 6200

Tribeca 6290
2009


Forester -

Legacy 6120

Outback 6207

Tribeca 6290

More Subaru Specs:

Suzuki GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


Aerio -

Forenza 3851

Grand Vitara 6602

Reno 3889

Verona 4530

XL7 6788
2007


Aerio -

Forenza 3906

Grand Vitara 6602

Reno 3895

SX4 -

XL7 7536
2008


Forenza 3906

Grand Vitara 6602

Reno 3895

SX4 -

XL7 7536
2009


Equator -

Grand Vitara -

SX4 -

XL7 -

More Suzuki Specs:

Toyota GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


4Runner 9195

Avalon 4640

Camry -

Camry Solara -

Corolla 4180

Highlander 5170

Highlander Hybrid 6220

Land Cruiser 12400

Matrix 4329

Prius -

RAV4 4950

Sequoia 12000

Sienna 7770

Tacoma 8100

Tundra 11800
2007


4Runner 9195

Avalon 4645

Camry 4413

Camry Hybrid -

Camry Solara -

Corolla 4180

FJ Cruiser 9200

Highlander 5166

Highlander Hybrid 7665

Land Cruiser 12400

Matrix 4329

Prius -

RAV4 4950

Sequoia 12000

Sienna 7920

Tacoma 8100

Tundra 10000

Yaris -
2008


4Runner 9195

Avalon 4640

Camry 4413

Camry Hybrid -

Camry Solara -

Corolla 4180

FJ Cruiser 9200

Highlander 6129

Highlander Hybrid 8158

Land Cruiser 15775

Matrix 4329

Prius -

RAV4 4950

Sequoia 16900

Sienna 7827

Tacoma 8100

Tundra 10000

Yaris -
2009


4Runner 9195

Avalon 4640

Camry 4413

Camry Hybrid -

Corolla 4373

FJ Cruiser 9200

Highlander 6129

Highlander Hybrid 8158

Land Cruiser 15775

Matrix 4515

Prius -

RAV4 4950

Sienna 7827

Tacoma 8100

Yaris -

Venza -

More Toyota Specs:

Volkswagen GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


Golf -

GTI -

Jetta -

Beetle Convertible -

Beetle Coupe -

Passat Sedan -

Phaeton -

Rabbit -

Touareg 12952
2007


Eos -

GTI -

Jetta -

Beetle Convertible -

Beetle Coupe -

Passat Sedan -

Passat Wagon -

Rabbit -

Touareg 13034
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 6771

Tiguan 5748

Touareg 2 12952

More Volkswagen Specs:

Volvo GCWR

Year Model GCWR (lbs)
2006


C70 7222

S40 5375

S60 6843

S80 7184

V50 5476

V70 6746

XC70 7125

XC90 8694
2007


C70 5942

S40 5384

S60 6951

S80 6943

V50 5494

V70 6746

XC70 7125

XC90 8570
2008


C30 5105

C70 5777

S40 5370

S60 6973

S80 7282

V50 5471

V70 6977

XC70 7549

XC90 8570
2009


C30 5351

C70 5777

S40 5423

S60 6973

S80 7425

V50 5471

V70 6984

XC70 7549

XC90 8476

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