Once upon a time, you could count on the basic size and shape of a vehicle to give you a good idea of how much it weighed. Everything was made of the same steel so there wasn't a lot of room to hide any extra weight or strip any away. That was once upon a time, though. Modern cars are a whole different ball of wax. From composite bodies to aluminum frames, there are some massive vehicles that seem to weigh nothing at all. But by the same token, you can get a car like the Bentley Mulsanne that weighs thousands of pounds more than you'd ever guess. Electric cars are by virtue of the way they're built much heavier than a nearly identical car with a combustion engine. It's actually pretty hard to tell on looks alone. Toss in the fact that cars are actually getting heavier now than they were even ten years ago and you might never be able to tell that a 2020 Ford Mustang weighs quite a bit more than a 1990 Ford Mustang, even though it does.
With all that in mind, this quiz is really going to test your eye for size and your head for numbers. If you think you can handle the weight, take the quiz and prove it!
A Kia Telluride SX weighs about 4,482 lbs. Which of these is heavier?
Lexus LS 500
While the Kia Telluride is a bulky vehicle, the Lexus LS 500 tips the scales at 4,707 pounds. This 5th generation of Lexus has been in production since 2017 and is the first LS to use a V6 rather than a V8.
Do you know which of these tips the scales at over 3,700 pounds?
Buick Regal TourX
The Buick Regal TourX is the big boy on this list with a curb weight of 3,708 pounds. Compare that to the Honda Fit which clocks in at a relatively slim 2,522 pounds and there's a significant difference there, depending on what you look for in a car.
The Fiat 500 is one of the lightest cars on the market so it's not hard to find a heavier car. It only weighs 2,505 pounds while the Buick, the Ford, and the Nissan all clock in at over 3,000 pounds, with the Envision topping the list at 3,755 lbs.
The Mercedes-Maybach is hefty but which of these weighs more?
The Mercedes-Maybach S560 4MATIC is a beastly car with a curb weight of 5,017 pounds. This is head and shoulders above most but not the Cadillac Escalade, which reaches nearly 6,000 pounds, depending on the model.
It may not look it at first glance but there is a lot of heft to a Tesla Model X, more than a lot of SUVs in fact. The Model X weighs 5,307 pounds which is more than double some cars of a similar size, thanks to the fact electric cars are just heavier by nature.
Do you know which of these Toyotas is the heaviest?
The Avalon ranks as the heaviest Toyota on that list with a curb weight of about 3,572 pounds. On the other end of the spectrum is the Toyota Matrix, which came in at a very slim 2,888 pounds. That was back in 2013, though, as they don't make the Matrix anymore.
Rolls Royce makes the Phantom which is a pretty fancy car. Which of these is heavier?
The Rolls Royce Phantom is much heavier than you'd guess, at 5,643 pounds of solid British engineering. The Infiniti QX80 has it beat ever so slightly, though, with a curb weight of a staggering 5,676 pounds.
Ford's Focus is the lightest vehicle on the list here at a meager 2,935 pounds, while the 2020 Escape weighs 3,299 pounds, and the Fusion weighs 3,472 pounds. The Taurus, however, clocks in at an intimidating 4, 037 pounds.
There's some serious weight behind the Toyota Sequoia, which comes in at 5,730 pounds and that's only the two-wheel-drive version. If you feel like bumping it up to all-wheel drive, then you're looking at 5985 pounds.
Let's head to Germany. Which of these German cars is the heaviest?
BMW 4 Series
When it comes to German cars, BMW is definitely putting all the junk in the trunk. Porsche is the lightweight on the list at 2,944 pounds while the BMW 4 series is a much heftier 4,037 for the basic model.
The beefiest vehicle on the list, the Lexus LS can weigh up to 6,000 pounds if you get that third row of seats installed. The Toyota Land Cruiser, the vehicle on which the Lexus was built, didn't get quite as much weight behind it and comes in at 5,815 pounds.
What's the heaviest car that costs over $1 million?
Aston Martin Valkyrie
Ferrari Monza SP1
The Aston Martin Valkyrie is the lightweight of the super pricey crowd weighing in at 2,270 pounds. Pagani's Huayra comes in next at 2,685, while the Ferrari Monza SP1 is around 3,300 pounds. The big boy is definitely the $2.8 million Bugatti Chiron at 4,400 pounds.
It's not hard to find a car that's heavier than the Mitsubishi Mirage because almost every car is. The Mirage only weighs 2,018 pounds. Arguably, that means it's better on gas than a number of cars, but it also probably can't take a hit in an accident very well.
Can you guess which of these lightweights is the heaviest?
At 2,895 pounds the Nissan Sentra is the heaviest of these four small cars. The lightest of the lot is the Chevy Spark at a slim 2,246 pounds. The European version of the Spark is the Opel Karl, which is even lighter at only 2,070 pounds.
No Jeep is a particularly tiny Jeep in the grand scheme of things, but if you're straight-up comparing base models across the board then the heaviest of them all is the Jeep Gladiator. It weighs 5,050 pounds, compared to the Cherokee's 3,953.
If you had to guess which Nissan weighs the most which one would you pick?
The Nissan Maxima is the maximum-weight Nissan on the list with a curb weight of 3,678 pounds. On the other end of the spectrum is the Nissan Sentra which is even lighter than the Leaf or the Altima at only 2,895 pounds.
Go through the generations with the Ford Mustang! Which year is the heaviest?
Interestingly enough, the weight of the Mustang increased every 10 years from 1990 onwards. The 2020 model is the heaviest at 3,705 pounds, while the 2010 weighed 3,401 pounds. The 2000 was a mere 3,211 pounds, and back in 1990, it was only 2,761 pounds.
In which year did Chevy make its heaviest Corvette?
For some reason, modern cars are getting heavier. The 2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray two-door coupe has a curb weight of 3,535 pounds. The model from just ten years ago was lighter than all the others at 3,208 pounds.
Neither Volkswagen is big but which one weighs the most?
No one buys a Volkswagen because they want a tank, so neither of these cars are extra humongous in any way. That said, the Golf R is the largest of them both at 3,373 pounds and the lightest is the Jetta which is only 2,959 pounds.
In the battle of the Hondas which one is the bulkiest?
Honda makes some surprisingly light vehicles overall. Two of the ones on that list, the Fit and the Civic, both weigh under 3,000 pounds. The heaviest of the bunch is the Honda Accord at 3,208 pounds for the four-door sports sedan.
There's nothing light about any minivan but the smallest one here is actually a tie between the Chryslers which are essentially the same vehicle and weigh 4,330 pounds. The biggest of the group is the Toyota Senna at 4,590 pounds.
Not all SUVs are monsters, so which of these small-scale SUVs is the heaviest?
They call these vehicles extra small SUVs but they're all still a decent size. The Kia Soul is the smallest of the group at 2,844 pounds while the Subaru Crosstrek is the monster of the lot with a curb weight of 3,146 pounds.
Can you guess which of these pickup trucks is the weightiest?
Trucks by and large always weigh more than a car, with a few exceptions, of course. In this case, the heaviest on the block is the GMC Sierra, also called the Chevy Silverado, with a massive curb weight of 5,140 pounds. The lightest is the Chevy Colorado at 4,025 pounds.
If you wanted the heaviest Ford at the dealership which of these would you grab?
Ford knows how to make a beefy vehicle. The slimmest of the lot here is the Fiesta at only 2,578 pounds. The other three are all over 3,700 pounds but the biggest and beastliest of the bunch is the Ford Flex Wagon at 4,439 pounds.
These cars are all tiny but which one is the biggest?
Chevy takes the prize for being the biggest little car on this list. The curb weight of the Chevy Sonic is 2,896 pounds, which isn't much compared to your average SUV but it's head and shoulders above the comparatively minuscule Smart ForTwo at only 2,362 pounds.
Everyone loves a car named after an animal, right? Which beast is the biggest?
Mustang SVT Cobra
You'd think maybe the Mustang would be the heaviest, being a horse and all, but the Cobra must drag it down a little. The Chevy Impala is actually the heaviest car here with a curb weight of 3,798 pounds.
Italy is known for its amazing automobiles. Which of these is the most massive?
Alfa Romeo Giulia
If we're measuring pricetags this might be a whole different story, but when it comes to curb weight, the Maserati Ghibli is incredibly bulky at 4,122 pounds. The Lamborghini takes the award for being the lightest at 3,424 pounds.
If we're comparing Lamborghinis which one is heaviest?
Lamborghini tries to keep most of their vehicles on the light side of things, but one of them has to be the heaviest and in this case, it's the Aventador. It clocks in at 3,472 pounds while the first generation Countach started at a mere 2,866 pounds.
Newer cars are just bulkier than ones made ten or twenty or even thirty years ago, it seems. The 1990 Chevy Camaro only weighed 3,348 pounds, which is a decent enough size but compare it to the 2020 Camaro which has a curb weight of 3,907 pounds.
Which of these is heavier than a Lincoln Continental ?
One of these is, in fact, heavier than a Lincoln Continental and that's the Honda Odyssey. The Continental all-wheel-drive sedan weighs 4,396 pounds, while the Honda Odyssey comes in just ahead at 4,470 pounds.
Do you know which of these Volvos has the highest curb weight?
At 4,105 pounds the Volvo XC60 is the beefiest Volvo of the bunch here, but the S90 isn't too far behind at 3,968 pounds. The smallest of the lot is the Volvo S60 though which has a curb weight of 3,657 pounds.
Let's head to the woods! Which of these nature-themed vehicles is the heaviest?
It makes sense after a fashion that the Toyota Sequoia is the heaviest one on his list: it's the only one named for a tree. The Sequoia is a whopping 5,985 pounds, while on the other end of the spectrum, the 2011 Lotus Elise is only 2,010 pounds.
A vehicle is what takes you on a journey, so which of these journey-themed vehicles is the biggest?
If you're heading on a heavy journey, you'll probably want to do it in a Ford Expedition, hands down the heaviest vehicle on this list. The basic Expedition weighs 5,623 pounds while the Escape only weighs 3,678 pounds.
Which of these GMC vehicles do you think weighs the most?
The GMC Yukon is the bulkiest of the vehicles in this lot at 5,743 pounds, which is nothing to sneeze at. The Terrain is far and away the lightweight of the group, with a paltry curb weight of 3,449 pounds.
Out of these four Dodge vehicles do you know which one tips the scales the most?
The Dodge Durango is a pretty large vehicle and it weighs in at a remarkable 5,381 pounds. On the opposite end of the spectrum from the Durango is the Dodge Journey, which is still a relatively heavy 3,818 pounds.
Though it may be surprising at first glance to see that the Bolt EV is the heaviest of these cars, given how small it looks, it's worth remembering that electric cars are much heavier than regular vehicles. The Bolt weighs in at 3,563 pounds.