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what's the difference between Gross & Curb weight.
I guess Gross weight means the total weight of the vehicle.(with all the fluids, oil, gas, etc...) But what does Curb weight means? (without the all the fluids?)
But how can there be a 1000lbs difference?

WEIGHT kg (lbs.)

Gross Vehicle Weight

1854 (4087 lbs)


Curb Weight

1361 (3000 lbs) - Manual


1391 (3066 lbs) - Automatic
 

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curb weight means how much the car weighs unladen (including fluids).

gross weight means the recommended maximum the car can weigh (curb weight + laden weight).
 

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OEMs must list the max gross weight and that is the curb weight plus the amount of added weight (passengers, luggage, etc) that the vehicle can weigh to operate safely. Not only are there engine, diff gearing and suspension issues, but brake systems can be taxed beyond safe limits.

I learned the later years ago when I used my truck to tow my restored 67 Vette to car shows. I nearly lost it a few times until I got used to braking with all the added weight and until I got the trailer brakes dialed-in properly. :lol:
 
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