# How Payload Works

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Knowing your vehicle's payload limits will make planning easier and your drive a lot safer.

At some point, we've all had to carry around a bunch of stuff. Sometimes the task is easy -- a backpack, for instance, or your pet cat. Other times, we're more encumbered. Most of us have tried to lug too many grocery bags from the car to our homes, only to spill milk or crush precious fruit. Overloading our puny arms with too many books, boxes and other things makes the process of moving more difficult and hazardous, as our bodies were only designed to handle so much.

You could say the same for cars, trucks and SUVs lugging cargo down the road. We're constantly moving things from one place to the next on highways and side roads. Overloading a vehicle can put a huge strain on the engine, transmission and other working parts. At the same time, drivers in overloaded vehicles are putting themselves and others on the road at risk.

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Knowing how much payload your car, truck or SUV can handle is important for safety considerations. Payload is simply any load carried by a vehicle. It also helps you to determÂ­ine how much you can fit in your vehicle and how many trips you have to take. And before you count up everything you'd like to put in your car, don't forget: Passengers count as payload, too.

So how do you figure out how much your tow vehicle can carry? Find out on the next page.

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## Calculating Payload Capacity

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Calculating payload capacity requires you to know your vehicle's GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) and curb weight.

So how are you supposed to know how much payload you can afford to carry in your car or truck? To calculate your vehicle's payload capacity, you only need to know two things: your vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and its curb weight.

Gross vehicle weight rating is simply the maximum allowable weight of an entire vehicle when it's packed up and ready to go -- that includes the weight of the vehicle itself, all of the necessary fluids for operation (gasoline, diesel, oil and so on) and any cargo, passengers and tools. A vehicle's GVWR is calculated by its manufacturer, and you can typically find it in your owner's manual or on the vehicle's doorframe, near the door latch. You might also find your vehicle's GVWR on Web sites that list these numbers.

Curb weight is simply how much the vehicle weighs on its own, without any cargo or passengers. This measurement includes a full tank of gas and any other fluids that keep a car running.

So, a vehicle's payload capacity -- the amount of stuff it can safely carry after you've filled up the tank with gas and topped off all of the fluids -- is just a matter of subtraction.

Gross vehicle weight rating - curb weight = payload capacity

For example, if you have a car with a GVWR of 3,500 pounds (1,588 kilograms), and its curb weight is 3,000 pounds (1,361 kilograms), you would subtract 3,000 pounds from 3,500 pounds.

3,500 pounds (GVWR) - 3,000 pounds (curb weight) = 500 pounds (227 kilograms) of payload capacity

Do you need to take into consideration whether your vehicle's a car, truck or SUV? Read on to find out.

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## Truck Payload

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Your truck's payload is going to be much heavier than other types of vehicles, so knowing how the truck is classified will help you determine what amount is safe.

What you consider payload for a truck is going to be considerably different than what you carry in a car or SUV. You probably wouldn't carry long wooden boards for your house's reconstruction inside a small station wagon. At the same time, chances are you don't need a big, heavy-duty truck to move a few bags of groceries.

For the most part, a truck's payload is typically going to consist of heavier cargo. It's important to note that trucks in the United States are classified according to their maximum gross vehicle weight rating. There are actually two ways we can look at this: by class or by category, although both are related to each other. Weight classes, determined by the U.S. government, divide maximum truck GVWR into eight clasÂ­ses:

 Weight Class GVWR Class 1 6,000 pounds (2,722 kilograms) Class 2 10,000 pounds (4,536 kilograms) Class 3 14,000 pounds (6,350 kilograms) Class 4 16,000 pounds (7,258 kilograms) Class 5 19,500 pounds (8,845 kilograms) Class 6 26,000 pounds (11,793 kilograms) Class 7 33,000 pounds (14,969 kilograms) Class 8 Anything higher than 33,000 pounds

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) also groups these classes into broader categories. Classes one and two are considered light-duty trucks, classes three through five are medium-duty trucks, while everything in class six and above is classified as a heavy-duty truck. Knowing where your truck falls within these categories will make it easier for you to determine how much payload you can afford to carry during your trips.

On the next page we'll take a look at how much you should be able to carry in your car.

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## Car Payload

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Chances are this guy is exceeding his payload capacity for his car.

Most of us who drive a car don't think as seriously about payload as someone who drives a truck. After all, a father wouldn't normally ask "Well, do we have the necessary payload packed up?" once his wife, children and luggage are settled into the car for a long drive. Compared to a truck, a car's payload is typically going to be much lower. Some of the car's load may be heavy, but anything that's heavy enough to exceed payload limits and be considered dangerous probably won't fit in a car anyway.

Still, there are some important things to consider when loading up a car that can affect your planning and the ease of a trip. It helps to remember that passengers count as payload, too, and that most car manufacturers factor in 150 pounds (68 kilograms) per person per seating position. That means that when you're considering how much weight you can carry in your car, you can think about every available empty seat as an extra 150 pounds. For instance, if your back seat that's designed to carry three passengers is empty, then you essentially have 450 pounds (204 kilograms) to fill up before things get a little shaky.

An SUV can carry far more weight than a car, right? On the next page we'll see how payload works for these vehicles.

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## SUV Payload

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An SUV can carry more than a car, but if you treat it like a truck you might run into some safety issues.

When it comes to payload, some think of an SUV as a sort of best-of-both-worlds vehicle -- it has lots of carrying capacity like a truck, but it also has the seating capacity and other luxuries of a car.

It's best to think of the payload capacity of an SUV as in between a truck and a car. Usually it can carry more than a car can. It's easy to make extra space in most SUVs because the back seats almost always have the capability of folding forward, creating one large storage space that can carry some extra-large cargo -- gear that's a bit more heavy-duty.

Unlike most pickup trucks, of course, SUVs have roofs, so there's a limit to how much you can pile up. But more importantly, you wouldn't want to treat your SUVs payload capacity like a truck's anyway because of safety issues. Even though the perception of SUVs is that they're great for carrying cargo and have on-and-off road capabilities, many also view them as potentially dangerous. Because the center of gravity on an SUV is typically much higher than a car's, they're much more likely to roll over, especially once they're overloaded.

Many SUV manufacturers, responding to consumer fears, have developed safer vehicles using electronic stabilizing technologies. Concern over accidents has led to safety legislation, too: Since September 2004, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requires manufacturers to place a label that states the maximum combined weight of all occupants and cargo on the doorjambs of all vehicles with a GVWR of less than 10,000 pounds (4,536 kilograms) [source: Kurczewski].

So what if you need to haul something particularly heavy? Can you increase your payload capacity? On the next page, we'll find out.

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## Can You Increase Payload Capacity?

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If you're ever thinking about increasing a vehicle's payload capacity, that vehicle's manufacturer probably offers a towing package that can upgrade certain working parts and add special tools.

Knowing your vehicle's payload capacity is great, but what if you wanted to carry even more? Is that possible? What if you see a truck you really want, but its payload capacity isn't enough?

Truck manufacturers almost always offer optional towing packages for their vehicles. What's in these packages can vary from one company to the next, but they typically increase the performance of the tow vehicle and include extra tools for better towing. For instance, a truck with a towing package might come with a trailer wiring harness, a heavy-duty hitch and safety chains. The manufacturer might also install a bigger engine, stronger brakes and a better cooling system for overall increased performance.

Remember, overloading a vehicle with too much payload is a dangerous situation, one that can harm you, your passengers and other drivers. If a police officer pulls you over and determines that your vehicle is overloaded, it's possible that you may get a ticket for unsafely loading a vehicle -- something no one ever enjoys.

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## Payload List

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

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## Acura Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 MDX - RL - RSX - TL - TSX - 2007 MDX 1158 RL - RDX 870 TL - TSX 850 2008 MDX 1158 RL - RSX 870 TL - TSX 850 2009 MDX 1158 RL - RSX 870 TSX 850 More Acura Specs:

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## Audi Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 A3 - A4 - A6 - A8 1213 S4 - TT 728 2007 A3 - A4 - A6 - A8 - Q7 - RS4 - S4 - S6 - S8 1213 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:

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## BMW Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 325 1058 330 1058 525 1102 530 1102 550 1102 650 838 750 1058 760 - M3 - M5 1058 M6 941 X3 1025 X5 - Z4 551 Z4M 584 2007 328 926 335 1058 525 1102 530 1102 550 1102 650 838 750 1058 760 1058 Alpina B7 - M5 - M6 - X3 - X5 1113 Z4 551 Z4M 584 2008 128 882 135 882 328 926 335 1058 528 1102 535 1102 550 1102 650 838 750 1058 760 1058 Alpina B7 1213 M3 1014 M5 1058 X3 1036 X5 1113 X6 1190 Z4 551 Z4M 584 2009 128 882 135 882 328 1058 335 1058 528 1102 535 1102 550 1102 750 838 M3 1014 M5 1058 M6 941 X3 1036 X5 1290 X6 937 More BMW Specs:

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## Buick Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 LaCrosse - Lucerne - Rainier 1069 Rendezvous - Terraza - 2007 LaCrosse - Lucerne - Rainier 1069 Rendezvous - 2008 Enclave - LaCrosse - Lucerne - 2009 Enclave - LaCrosse - Lucerne - More Buick Specs:

## Cadillac Payload

 Year Model Â­Max Payload (lbs)Â­ 2006 CTS - CTS-V - DTS - Escalade 1448 Escalade ESV 1439 Escalade EXT 1186 SRX 6008 STS - STS-V - XLR - XLR-V - 2007 CTS - CTS-V - DTS - Escalade 1541 Escalade ESV 1534 Escalade EXT 1362 SRX - STS - STS-V - XLR - XLR-V - 2008 CTS - DTS - Escalade 1541 Escalade ESV 1547 Escalade EXT 1362 SRX - STS - STS-V - XLR - XLR-V - 2009 CTS - DTS - Escalade 1541 Escalade ESV 1547 Escalade EXT 1362 Escalace Hybrid - SRX - STS - STS-V - XLR - XLR-V - More Cadillac Specs: Â­

## Chevrolet Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs)Â­ 2006 Avalanche 1500 1387 Avalanche 2500 2072 Aveo - Cobalt - Colorado 1532 Corvette - Equinox - Express 2306 HHR 900 Impala - Malibu - Malibu MAXX - Monte Carlo - SSR - Silverado 1500 1913 Silverado 1500 Hybrid 1162 Silverado 1500 SS 1253 Silverado 1500 HD 3129 Silverado 2500 HD 3606 Silverado 3500 HD 5169 Suburban 1500 1731 Suburban 2500 2828 Tahoe 1522 TrailBlazer 1194 TrailBlazer EXT 1429 Uplander - 2007 Avalanche 1500 1258 Aveo - Aveo 5 - Cobalt - Colorado 1316 Corvette - Equinox - Express 2306 HHR 900 HHR Panel 900 Impala - Malibu - Monte Carlo - Silverado 1500 1658 Silverado 1500 Classic 1913 Silverado 1500 Hybrid Classic 1162 Silverado 1500 SS Classic 1253 Silverado 1500 HD Classic 3129 Silverado 2500 HD 3458 Silverado 2500 HD Classic 3606 Silverado 3500 - Silverado 3500 Classic 5169 Suburban 1500 1593 Suburban 2500 2561 Tahoe 1835 TrailBlazer 1194 Uplander - 2008 Avalanche 1500 1444 Aveo - Aaveo 5 - Cobalt - Colorado 1316 Corvette - Equinox - Express 2306 HHR 900 HHR Panel 900 Impala - Malibu - Maibu Classic - Malibu Hybrid - Silverado 1500 1652 Silverado 2500 HD 3458 Silverado 3500 HD 3621 Suburban 1500 1593 Suburban 2500 2561 Tahoe 1835 Tahoe Hybrid 1830 TrailBlazer 1194 Uplander - 2009 Avalanche 1500 1333 Aveo - Cobalt - Colorado 1250 Corvette - Equinox - Express 1500 2306 Express 2500 3262 Express 3500 4147 HHR 900 HHR Panel 900 Impala - Malibu - Malibu Hybrid - Silverado 1500 1652 Silverado 2500 HD 3480 Silverado 3500 HD 3873 Suburban 1500 1593 Suburban 2500 2561 Tahoe 1835 Tahoe Hybrid 1830 TrailBlazer 1194 Traverse - More Chevrolet Specs:

## Chrysler Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs)Â­ 2006 300 - 300C - Crossfire - Pacifica - PT Cruiser - Sebring - Town & Country - 2007 300 - 300C - Aspen 1600 Crossfire - PT Cruiser 1907 Pacifica 889 Sebring - Town & Country 1200 2008 300 - 300C - Aspen 1600 Crossfire - Pacifica 865 PT Cruiser 889 Sebring - Town & Country 1200 2009 300 - 300C - Aspen 1600 Aspen Hybrid 1500 PT Cruiser - Sebring - Town & Country - More Chrysler Specs:

## Dodge Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 Caravan 1682 Charger 1270 Dakota 1750 Durango 1750 Grand Caravan 1700 Magnum 1270 Ram 1500 1750 Ram 2500 3020 Ram 3500 4660 Sprinter Van 2500 3950 Sprinter Van 3500 3950 Sprinter Wagon 2500 4824 Stratus - Viper - 2007 Caliber - Caravan 1682 Charger 1270 Dakota 1710 Durango 1750 Grand Caravan 1700 Magnum 1270 Nitro 1150 Ram 1500 1750 Ram 2500 3130 Ram 3500 4780 Sprinter Van 2500 3766 Sprinter Van 3500 4350 Sprinter Wagon 2500 3074 2008 Avenger - Caliber - Challenger - Charger 1270 Dakota 1630 Durango 1780 Grand Caravan - Magnum 1270 Nitro 1150 Ram 1500 1810 Ram 2500 3210 Ram 3500 4870 Sprinter Van 2500 3766 Sprinter Van 3500 4530 Sprinter Wagon 2500 3074 Viper - 2009 Avenger - Caliber - Challenger - Charger 1270 Dakota 1630 Durango 1780 Durango Hybrid 1500 Grand Caravan - Journey - Nitro 1150 Ram 1500 1490 Ram 2500 3260 Ram 3500 3560 Sprinter Van 2500 3766 Sprinter Van 3500 4530 Sprinter Wagon 2500 3074 Viper - More Dodge Specs: Â­

## Ford Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 Crown Victoria - E 150 1930 E 250 3435 E 350 Super Duty 4165 Escape 960 Escape Hybrid 1040 Explorer 1414 F 150 1640 F 250 3100 F 350 4000 Five Hundred - Focus 990 Freestar 1200 Freestyle - Fusion - GT - Mustang - Ranger 1260 Taurus - 2007 Crown Victoria - E 150 3310 E 250 3700 E 350 Super Duty 4200 Edge 1011 Escape 960 Escape Hybrid 1040 Expedition 1822 Expedition EL 1697 Explorer 1520 Explorer Sport Trac 1390 F 150 1650 F 250 3100 F 350 4000 Five Hundred - Focus - Freestar 1750 Freestyle - Fusion - Mustang - Ranger 1260 2008 E 150 3314 E 250 3624 E 350 Super Duty 4110 Edge 1011 Escape 960 Escape Hybrid 1040 Expedition 1822 Expedition EL 1697 Explorer 1520 Explorer Sport Trac 1390 F 150 1650 F 250 3030 F 350 3900 F 450 6120 Focus - Fusion - Mustang - Ranger 1260 Taurus - Taurus X - 2009 E 150 3220 E 250 3530 E 350 Super Duty 4060 Edge 1011 Escape 960 Escape Hybrid 1040 Expedition 1822 Explorer 1520 Explorer Sport Trac 1390 F 150 3030 F 450 3900 Flex - Focus - Fusion - Mustang - Ranger 1260 Taurus - Taurus X - More Ford Specs:

## GMC Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 Canyon 1547 Envoy 1146 Envoy XL 1416 Savana 1500 2306 Savana 2500 3262 Savana 3500 4147 Sierra 1500 1889 Sierra 2500 4058 Sierra 3500 4658 Yukon 1522 Yukon XL 1731 2007 Acadia - Canyon 1547 Envoy 1146 Savana 1500 2306 Savana 2500 3262 Savana 3500 4147 Sierra 1500 1952 Sierra 2500 3892 Sierra 3500 - Yukon 1835 Yukon XL 1593 2008 Acadia - Canyon 1547 Envoy 1146 Savana 1500 2306 Savana 2500 3262 Savana 3500 4147 Sierra 1500 1947 Sierra 2500 3892 Sierra 3500 - Yukon 1830 Yukon Hybrid 1830 Yukon XL 1592 2009 Acadia - Canyon 1422 Envoy 1146 Savana 1500 2306 Savana 2500 3262 Savana 3500 4147 Sierra 1500 1842 Sierra 2500 3924 Sierra 3500 4812 Sierra Hybrid - Yukon 1830 Yukon Hybrid 1830 Yukon XL 1592 More GMC Specs: Â­

## Honda Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 Accord - Accord Hybrid - Civic - Civic Hybrid - CR-V - Element - Insight 400 Odyssey 1349 Pilot - Ridgeline 1549 S2000 - 2007 Accord - Accord Hybrid - Civic 385 Civic Hybrid - CR-V - Element 675 Fit - Odyssey 1349 Pilot 1322 Ridgeline 1549 S2000 - 2008 Accord - Civic 385 Civic Hybrid - CR-V - Element 675 Fit - Odyssey 1349 Pilot 1322 Ridgeline 1549 S2000 - 2009 Accord - Civic - Civic Hybrid - Fit - Odyssey 1349 Pilot 1322 More Honda Specs:

## HUMMER Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 H1 Alpha 3087 H2 - H3 1150 2007 H2 - H3 1150 2008 H2 2200 H3 1150 2009 H2 2200 H3 1312 H3T 1090 More HUMMER Specs:

## Hyundai Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 Accent - Azera - Elantra - Santa Fe - Sonata - Tiburon - Tucson - 2007 Accent - Azera - Elantra - Entourage - Santa Fe - Sonata - Tiburon - Tucson - Veracruz - 2008 Accent - Azera - Elantra - Entourage - Santa Fe - Sonata - Tiburon - Tucson - Veracruz - 2009 Accent - Azera - Genesis - Sonata - More Hyundai Specs: Â­

## Infiniti Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 FX35 1183 FX45 1091 G35 886 M35 - M45 - Q45 979 QX56 1440 2007 FX35 1183 FX45 1091 G35 - M35 - M45 - QX56 - 2008 EX35 - FX35 1183 FX45 1091 G35 - G37 1040 M35 996 M45 1010 QX56 1553 2009 FX 35 1213 FX 50 1185 QX56 1553 More Infiniti Specs:

## Isuzu Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 Ascender 1133 i-280 1532 i-350 1190 2007 Ascender 1133 i-290 1532 i-370 1516 2008 Ascender 1133 i-290 1512 i-370 1260 More Isuzu Specs: Â­

## Jaguar Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 S-Type - X-Type 1058 XJ8 - XJR - XK8 - XKR - 2007 S-Type - X-Type 1058 XJ8 - XJR - XK - XKR - 2008 S-Type - X-Type 1058 XJ8 - XJR - XK 815 XKR 772 2009 XF - XJ8 - XKR 772 XK Coupe 815 More Jaguar Specs:

## Jeep Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 Commander 1620 Grand Cherokee 1100 Liberty 1150 Wrangler 800 2007 Commander 1310 Compass 925 Grand Cherokee 1050 Liberty 1150 Patriot - Wrangler 1000 2008 Commander 1300 Compass 925 Grand Cherokee 1180 Liberty 1150 Patriot 925 Wrangler 1000 Wrangler Unlimited 1000 2009 Commander 1300 Compass 925 Grand Cherokee 1180 Liberty 1150 Patriot 925 Wrangler 1000 Wrangler Unlimited 1150 More Jeep Specs:

## Kia Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 Amanti - Optima - Rio 1273 Rio 5 1200 Sedona - Sorento 1202 Spectra - Spectra 5 - Sportage 1195 2007 Amanti - Optima - Rio 1273 Rio 5 1200 Rondo - Sedona 1532 Sorento 1318 Spectra - Spectra 5 - Sportage 1289 2008 Amanti - Optima - Rio 1273 Rio 5 1200 Rondo - Sedona 1532 Sorento 1277 Spectra - Spectra 5 - Sportage 1195 2009 Borrego 1815 Spectra - Spectra 5 - More Kia Specs:

## Land Rover Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 LR3 1806 Range Rover 1360 Range Rover Sport 1301 2007 LR3 1695 Range Rover 1360 Range Rover Sport 1301 2008 LR2 1100 LR3 1325 Range Rover 1136 Range Rover Sport 1301 2009 LR2 1100 LR3 1325 Range Rover 1136 Range Rover Sport 1067 More Land Rover Specs:

## Lexus Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 ES 330 1068 GS 300 1005 GS 430 929 GX 470 1329 IS 250 976 IS 350 970 LS 430 1110 LX 470 1270 RX 330 1385 RX 4000h 926 SC 430 690 2007 ES 350 1099 GS 350 837 GS 430 926 GS 450h 1066 GX 470 1329 IS 250 976 IS 350 970 LS 460 1201 LX 470 1270 RX 350 1395 RX 400h 926 SC 430 690 2008 ES 350 1099 GS 350 746 GS 450h 1066 GS 460 729 GX 470 1329 IS 250 976 IS 350 970 IS-F 878 LS 460 1201 LS 600h 1026 LX 570 1411 RX 350 925 RX 400h 926 SC 430 690 2009 ES 350 - GX 470 1329 IS-F - IS 350 - IS 250 - LX 570 1411 RX 350 925 SC 430 - More Lexus Specs:

## Lincoln Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 LS - Mark LT 1620 Navigator 1540 Town Car 900 Zephyr - 2007 MKX 958 MKZ - Mark LT 1680 Navigator 1650 Town Car 900 2008 MKX 958 MKZ - Mark LT 1680 Navigator 1650 Town Car 900 2009 MKS 1123 MKX 958 MKZ - Navigator 1650 Town Car 900 More Lincoln Specs:

## Mazda Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 B2300 1260 B3000 1680 B4000 1260 Mazda3 - Mazda5 1239 Mazda6 1319 MazdaSpeed6 963 MPV 1506 MX-5 637 RX-8 779 Tribute 988 2007 B2300 1260 B3000 1680 B4000 1260 CX-7 - CX-9 1493 Mazda3 - Mazda5 1239 Mazda6 1080 MazdaSpeed3 - MazdaSpeed6 963 MX-5 637 RX-8 765 2008 B2300 1260 B4000 1260 CX-7 - CX-9 - Mazda3 - Mazda5 1191 Mazda6 1087 MazdaSpeed3 - MX-5 633 RX-8 765 Tribute 1057 Tribute Hybrid 1083 2009 B2300 1200 B4000 1260 CX-7 - CX-9 - Mazda3 - Mazda5 1191 Mazda6 1082 MazdaSpeed3 - RX-8 754 Tribute - More Mazda Specs:

## Mercedes-Benz Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 C-Class - CL-Class - CLK-Class - CLS-Class - E-Class - ML350 1616 ML500 1496 R-Class 2000 S-Class - SL-Class - SLK-Class - SLR McLaren - 2007 C-Class - CL-Class - CLK-Class - CLS-Class - E-Class 1157 G500 1289 GL320 1086 GL450 1620 ML350 1635 ML320 1422 ML500 1620 ML63 AMG 1257 R-Class 1635 S-Class - SL-Class - SLK-Class - SLR McLaren 626 2008 C-Class - CL-Class - CLK-Class - CLS-Class - E-Class 1157 G500 1764 G55 1433 GL320 - GL450 1620 GL550 1620 ML320 1422 ML350 1635 ML550 1620 ML63 AMG - R-Class - S-Class - SL-Class - SLK-Class - SLR McLaren 342 2009 C-Class - CL-Class - CLK-Class - CLS 550 - E-Class 1157 GL450 1620 GL550 1620 ML350 1635 ML320 1422 ML550 1620 ML63 AMG 1300 R-Class 1365 S-Class - SL-Class - SLK-Class - More Mercedes-Benz Specs:

## Mercury Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 Grand Marquis - Mariner 1075 Mariner Hybrid 920 Milan - Montego - Monterey 1320 Mountaineer 1549 2007 Grand Marquis - Mariner 1075 Mariner Hybrid 920 Milan - Montego - Monterey 1320 Mountaineer 1443 2008 Grand Marquis - Mariner 1059 Mariner Hybrid 920 Milan - Mountaineer 1443 Sable - 2009 Grand Marquis - Mariner 1059 Mariner Hybrid 920 Milan - Mountaineer 1443 Sable - More Mercury Specs:

## MINI Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 Cooper Convertible 771 Cooper Hardtop 816 2007 Cooper Convertible 771 Cooper Hardtop 816 2008 Cooper Clubman 816 Cooper Convertible 771 Cooper Hardtop 816 2009 John Cooper Works Hardtop 816 John Cooper Works Clubman 816 More MINI Specs:

## Mitsubishi Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 Eclipse 794 Endeavor 1055 Galant 969 Lancer 981 Montero 1165 Outlander 904 Raider 1590 2007 Eclipse 794 Endeavor 1055 Galant 937 Outlander 1538 Raider 1580 2008 Eclipse 794 Endeavor 1055 Galant 937 Lancer 1157 Outlander 1169 Raider 1580 2009 Eclipse 827 Galant 981 Lancer 1157 More Mitsubishi Specs:

## Nissan Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 350Z 553 Altima 1199 Armada 1693 Frontier 1464 Maxima 1073 Murano 1050 Pathfinder 1424 Quest 1204 Sentra 1036 Titan 1549 Xterra 1138 2007 350Z 553 Altima 1240 Altima Hybrid 1053 Armada 1693 Frontier 1464 Maxima 999 Murano 1050 Pathfinder 1424 Quest 1203 Sentra 696 Titan 1490 Versa - Xterra 1138 2008 350Z 553 Altima - Altima Hybrid 1053 Armada 1453 Frontier 1464 Maxima 999 Pathfinder 1554 Quest 1203 Rogue 953 Sentra 652 Titan 2063 Versa - Xterra 1138 2009 Altima - Altima Hybrid 1065 Armada 1453 Frontier 1464 GT-R - Maxima - Murano 1188 Pathfinder 1554 Quest 1203 Rogue 953 Titan 2063 Versa - Xterra 1138 More Nissan Specs:

## Pontiac Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 G6 3117 GTO - Grand Prix - Montana SV6 1246 Solstice - Torrent 1468 Vibe - 2007 G5 - G6 - Grand Prix - Solstice - Torrent 1468 Vibe - 2008 G5 - G6 - G8 - Grand Prix - Solstice - Torrent 1410 Vibe - 2009 G5 - G6 - G8 - Solstice - Torrent 1410 Vibe - More Pontiac Specs:

## Porsche Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 Cayenne 1731 2008 911 - Boxter - Cayenne 1731 Cayman - 2009 911 Carrera 915 Boxter 694 Cayenne 1841 Cayman 705 More Porsche Specs:

## Saab Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 9-2X - 9-3 1170 9-5 920 9-7X 1230 2007 9-3 940 9-5 920 9-7X 1230 2008 9-3 940 9-5 920 9-7X 1230 2009 9-3 850 9-5 920 9-7X 1230 More Saab Specs:

## Saturn Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 Ion - Relay 1350 VUE 1331 2007 Aura 1009 Aura Hybrid - Ion - Outlook 1678 Relay 1354 Sky - VUE 1331 VUE Hybrid 1511 2008 Astra 893 Aura 1009 Aura Hybrid Outlook 1678 Sky - VUE 1000 VUE Hybrid 1111 2009 Astra - Aura 1009 Aura Hybrid - Outlook 1709 Sky - VUE 1000 VUE Hybrid 1111 More Saturn Specs:

## Scion Payload

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

## smart Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2008 fortwo 463 More smart Specs:

## Subaru Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 B9 Tribeca 1560 Baja 1070 Forester 1060 Impreza Sedan 955 Impreza Wagon 995 Impreza Outback Sport 1132 Impreza WRX Sti 794 Legacy Sedan 1200 Legacy Wagon 1300 Outback 1245 2007 B9 Tribeca 1560 Forester 1010 Impreza Sedan 955 Impreza Wagon 995 Impreza Outback Sport 1132 Legacy Sedan 1055 Legacy Wagon 1290 Outback 995 2008 Forester 1010 Impreza Wagon 976 Impreza Sedan 856 Impreza Outback Sport 1082 Impreza WRX Sti 1080 Legacy 1055 Outback 1085 Tribeca 660 2009 Forester 1230 Legacy 1055 Outback 1078 Tribeca 660 More Subaru Specs:

## Suzuki Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 Aerio 955 Forenza 981 Grand Vitara 1175 Reno 941 Verona - XL7 1168 2007 Aerio - Forenza - Grand Vitara - Reno - SX4 - XL7 1626 2008 Forenza 926 Grand Vitara 1178 Reno 926 SX4 893 XL7 1626 2009 Equator - Grand Vitara - SX4 893 XL7 - More Suzuki Specs:

## Toyota Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 4Runner 1285 Avalon 1075 Camry 1059 Camry Solara - Corolla 1055 Highlander 1840 Highlander Hybrid 1605 Land Cruiser 1500 Matrix 1166 Prius 1085 RAV4 1130 Sequoia 1510 Sienna 1570 Tacoma 1540 Tundra 1835 2007 4Runner 1285 Avalon 1070 Camry - Camry Hybrid - Camry Solara - Corolla 1055 FJ Cruiser 1280 Highlander 1844 Highlander Hybrid 1605 Land Cruiser 1500 Matrix 1166 Prius 863 RAV4 1130 Sequoia 1510 Sienna 1420 Tacoma 1540 Tundra 1470 Yaris - 2008 4Runner 1285 Avalon 1075 Camry - Camry Hybrid - Camry Solara - Corolla 1055 FJ Cruiser 1280 Highlander 1821 Highlander Hybrid 1427 Land Cruiser 1585 Matrix 1166 Prius 863 RAV4 1130 Sequoia 1280 Sienna 1420 Tacoma 1415 Tundra 1470 Yaris - 2009 4Runner 1285 Avalon 1075 Camry - Camry Hybrid - Corolla 1113 FJ Cruiser 1325 Highlander 1821 Highlander Hybrid 1427 Land Cruiser 1585 Matrix - Prius - RAV4 1130 Sienna 1513 Tacoma 1540 Yaris - Venza - More Toyota Specs:

## Volkswagen Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 Golf 947 GTI 1024 Jetta 1094 Beetle Convertible 772 Beetle Coupe 772 Passat Sedan 1140 Phaeton 1002 Rabbit 994 Touareg 1400 2007 Eos 893 GTI 968 Jetta 1094 Beetle Convertible 772 Beetle Coupe 772 Passat Sedan 1140 Passat Wagon 1272 Rabbit 972 Touareg 1325 2008 Eos 893 GLI 955 GTI 968 Jetta 1094 Beetle Convertible 772 Beetle Coupe 772 Passat Sedan 997 Passat Wagon 1063 R32 - Rabbit 972 Touareg 2 1400 2009 Eos 893 GLI 955 GTI 968 Jetta Sedan 1094 Jetta Sport Wagon 981 Beetle Convertible 772 Beetle Coupe 772 Passat Sedan 1144 Passat Wagon 1228 Rabbit 972 Routan 1199 Tiguan 1562 Touareg 2 1407 More Volkswagen Specs:

## Volvo Payload

 Year Model Max Payload (lbs) 2006 C70 - S40 - S60 - S80 - V50 - V70 - XC70 - XC90 - 2007 C70 - S40 - S60 - S80 - V50 - V70 - XC70 - XC90 - 2008 C30 - C70 - S40 - S60 - S80 - V50 - V70 - XC70 - XC90 - 2009 C30 - C70 - S40 - S60 - S80 - V50 - V70 - XC70 - XC90 - More Volvo Specs:

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• Encyclopedia Britannica. "Gross vehicle weight rating." 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online. (Nov. 3, 2008)
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/246680/gross-vehicle-weight-rating
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http://www.edmunds.com/ownership/driving/articles/46586/article.html

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