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May 31, 2024

What is vehicle curb weight?

curb weight

Vehicle curb weight is the mass of a vehicle with all standard equipment and fuel but without passengers and cargo. Curb weight is an important factor in automobile performance and safety. It affects acceleration, braking, handling, and fuel economy. Most vehicles are designed to carry a specific amount of weight, and exceeding that weight can result in deterioration of the car’s performance. Curb weight also affects the incidence of certain types of collisions.