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.
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 SUV in Australia – Nissan Patrol Warrior – 2800kg
The heaviest combustion sedan in Australia – Rolls Royce Phantom – 2610kg
The heaviest ute in Australia: Ram 2500 – 3742kg
The heaviest electric SUV in Australia: Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV – 2730kg
The heaviest electric car in Australia: Rolls Royce Spectre – 2890kg
BYD Dolphin Dynamic – 1506kg
GWM Ora Standard Range – 1540kg
MG ZS EV Excite – 1570kg
MG4 Excite 51 – 1655kg
Some of the lightest combustion cars in Australia
Suzuki Ignis – 865kg
Suzuki Swift – 870kg
Kia Picanto – 976kg
Here are some key insights from when we compared all of the weights on our spreadsheet.
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.
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