Where can I find a car's Gross Vehicle Weight Rating?

I am looking for GVWR [Gross Vehicle Weight Rating] info. None of the manufacturers list max cargo/passenger weight limits on their websites.

Jason, Sheboygan, Wis.

The information is there but typically hard to find. We list weight ratings with our Side-By-Side Comparison tool, found here. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVRW) is defined as: “The maximum a vehicle can safely weigh when loaded, including the vehicle itself, occupants, cargo and optional equipment.”

All the weight ratings and tow capacity specifications are listed once you select a specific trim level in our compare tool. Below is a link to the BMW X5’s specs sheet as we list it on Cars.com. The X5’s GVWR is 5,963 lbs., with available 6,327 lbs. most likely due to towing or heavy-duty packages. GVWR is typically listed near the bottom of the page with other numeric specs.

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Answered by Joe Bruzek on January 3, 2008 in I'm Just Wondering | Permalink

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