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Hi,

Would like to know what is the difference between kerb weight and gross vehicle mass?

im curious as i saw the specs of two cars at carsales.com.au

MR2 spyder 2002
1005 (kg) Kerb Weight
1240 (kg) (kg) Gross Vehicle Mass

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98 honda civic gli
Kerb Weight 1009 (kg)
Gross Vehicle Mass 1575 (kg)

and the the kerb weight is almost the same between the two cars however there is a 335kg difference for the gross vehicle mass

thanks!

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Kerb weight: Weight of the vehicle with all its standard equipment, fluids and a full tank of fuel

Gross vehicle mass: The maximum weight specified by the manufacturer which includes the kerb weight, passengers and any luggage/stuff in the boot etc.

The extra 335kg difference in GVM is because the MR2 is a 2 seater roadster while the civic can sit 5.

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oh .. so just to clarify.. gross vehicle mass is the maximum amount of weight the car can handle? or are you saying its the maximum amount of weight that can fit into the car?

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Kerb weight: Weight of the vehicle with all its standard equipment, fluids and a full tank of fuel

Gross vehicle mass: The maximum weight specified by the manufacturer which includes the kerb weight, passengers and any luggage/stuff in the boot etc.

oh .. so just to clarify.. gross vehicle mass is the maximum amount of weight the car can handle? or are you saying its the maximum amount of weight that can fit into the car

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