Powered by
Subscribe to the only car newsletter you’ll ever need

What are the heaviest cars sold in Australia?


We’ve done some digging to find out which cars in Australia are the heaviest on the road 

Let’s face it: cars are getting heavier and heavier with each new model year. 

According to Bloomberg, in the United States alone, the average passenger car has grown by more than 1000 pounds, or around 450 kilograms since the 1980s. 

And with electric cars becoming much more common, a vehicle’s weight now needs to factor in a pretty hefty battery pack that can weigh anywhere between 450kg and 900kg.

The Nissan Patrol Warrior weighs in at a significant 2800kg

But here at Chasing Cars, we wanted to find out exactly what the heaviest cars on sale in Australia were.

Let’s take a look. All figures listed are kerb weights.  

The heaviest combustion cars 

The heaviest combustion SUV in AustraliaNissan Patrol Warrior – 2800kg

The heaviest combustion sedan in Australia – Rolls Royce Phantom – 2610kg

The heaviest ute in Australia: Ram 2500 – 3742kg

Ram 2500 front
The Ram 2500 weighs in at a whopping 3742kg

The heaviest electric vehicles 

The heaviest electric SUV in Australia: Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV – 2730kg

The heaviest electric car in Australia: Rolls Royce Spectre – 2890kg 

But not all electric cars are heavy… here are the lightest variants on sale 

BYD Dolphin Dynamic – 1506kg

GWM Ora Standard Range – 1540kg

MG ZS EV Excite – 1570kg

MG4 Excite 51 – 1655kg 

2023 MG4 Excite 51 front 3/4 driving past
We thought the MG4 would be the lightest, but that honour instead goes to the BYD Dolphin

And just for fun…

Some of the lightest combustion cars in Australia

Suzuki Ignis – 865kg

Suzuki Swift – 870kg

Kia Picanto – 976kg

Suzuki Ignis 2022 side shot wide angle
Three Suzuki Ignis SUVs stacked up weighs the same as a Nissan Patrol Warrior

Our findings wrapped  

Here are some key insights from when we compared all of the weights on our spreadsheet.  

A Nissan Patrol Warrior is the equivalent weight of three Suzuki Ignis small SUVs stacked on top of eachother.  

Electric vehicles are getting very heavy – a 2695kg BMW i7 sedan weighs roughly the same as a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2 pickup.

2023 BMW i7 M70 xDrive front 3/4 static
The BMW i7 is one of the heaviest EVs available in Australia

The Toyota Granvia eight-seat van weighs a staggering 2745kg – a significant amount for a people mover (even before you fill all eight seats) and 611kg more than a Kia Carnival Platinum

Cars that we thought were lighter than expected were the 1820kg Hyundai Santa Fe large SUV, the 1865kg Volkswagen Transporter van and even the 1965kg GWM Cannon ute – all of which are lighter than some of their key rivals. 

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT 2023 driving
The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT is a surprisingly heavy SUV at 2281kg

Premium SUVs are becoming very heavy, with the new Mazda CX-90 weighing in at 2220kg for the high-spec Azami Takumi grade, while the Volvo XC90 Recharge Ultimate weighs a significant 2317kg. 

Smaller electric SUVs need to hit the gym, with the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT weighing in at 2281kg and the Audi Q8 E-Tron a pretty hefty 2520kg.

About Chasing cars

Chasing Cars reviews are 100% independent.

Because we are powered by Budget Direct Insurance, we don’t receive advertising or sales revenue from car manufacturers.

We’re truly independent – giving you Australia’s best car reviews.