# How Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) Works

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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:

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## 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:

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## 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:

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## 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:

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## 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:

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## 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:

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## 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: ­

## 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: ­

## 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: ­

## 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 - More Porsche Specs:

## 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 More Saturn Specs:

## Scion GCWR

 Year Model GCWR (lbs) 2006 tC - xA - xB - 2007 tC - 2008 tC - xB - xD - 2009 tC - xB - xD - More Scion Specs:

## smart GCWR

 Year Model GCWR (lbs) 2008 fortwo - More smart Specs:

## 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 More Volvo Specs:

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