It’s no secret Americans love to drive big and heavy vehicles, especially powerful pick-up trucks and SUVs. The comfort, safety, and more interior space drive the increase in passenger car curb weight in newer models. Interestingly, the increasing use of carbon fiber, fiberglass, and aluminum, has not done much to reduce the weight of most vehicles today.
Even though some of these brands aren’t originally from America, this is our list of heaviest vehicles produced in America excludes SUVs, pick-up trucks, vans, and vintage vehicles. Without further ado, let’s dive in.
1. Bentley Mulsanne – 5977 pounds (2717kg)
Bentley has had a tug of war with Rolls Royce for years over who can make the heaviest, biggest, and most luxurious sedans, and it’s clear who the winner is. This Bentley Mulsanne makes many luxury sedans of its class look like child’s play.
Though it weighs 5977 lb, the locomotive-like torque coming from a twin-turbo, 6.75-liter V8 engine makes it possible to accelerate this vehicle with a real sense of urgency.
2. Bentley Azure – 5,941 pounds (2694 kg)
Bentley still holds the number two position with this convertible Azure. The gorgeous, sleek car is 18 feet long, over six feet wide, and has the typical Bentley V8 engine giving 365 horsepower.
It’s unbelievable that a vehicle without a roof can be this heavy but consider the long-drive shaft in the weight factor.
3. Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 de hybrid Coupe – 5858 pounds (2657 kg)
Plug-in hybrid vehicles are all the rage right now, especially for people who love the idea of electric cars but are not ready for the limited range of fully-electric cars.
This Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 de hybrid Coupe stands head and shoulder above other plug-in hybrids because of its economical diesel engine. It’s beautiful, spacious and a dream to drive, especially if you can charge it often.
4. Audi Q7 V12 – 5,809 pounds (2634 kg)
There is a debate whether this Audi is a station wagon or an SUV. Most people claim it’s too pretty to be a utility vehicle, and we agree.
The Audi Q7 V12 boasts the same chassis as the Lamborghini Urus and the Bentley Bentayga, and also comes with incredibly heavy engines in both gasoline and diesel.
5. 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic- 5754 pounds (2510 kg)
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic was described as a defining moment for Mercedes during its unveiling in April 2021. The luxury vehicle boasts Mercedes’ first dedicated Electric vehicle platform with a new high-density battery giving up to 485 miles.
The car also showcases the most advanced interiors you have ever seen, and the exterior is as sleek as they come. You can choose between the single motor giving rear-wheel drive or the two giving four-wheel drive.
6. Rolls-Royce Phantom – 5643 pounds (2565kg)
The Rolls-Royce Phantom family has grown over the years, but they are all heavy, luxurious cars with plenty of interior space to deal with. Despite the use of an aluminum space frame, the phantom range of cars still tips the scale at over 5600 lb.
Buyers who want the extended wheelbase can splurge on the longer Bertha weighing 5754lb.
7. Volkswagen Touareg W12- 5,604 pounds (2519 kg)
This Volkswagen Touareg is a pretty sweet ride with sleek lines and plenty of space all around. It stands really tall at over six feet, and its width ranges along there as well.
Unlike most luxury vehicles, this one has impressive off-road capabilities thanks to its massive power and heavy-duty suspension. Owners rarely take it through mud though, because it’s too pretty.
8. Bentley Continental Range- 5,456 pounds (2474 kg)
Like its main competitor Rolls-Royce Phantom, the Bentley Continental has quite a wide range of beautiful luxurious cars. True to the brand, all the vehicles in this range are heavy and boast a massive engine, giving a scary 467-615 horsepower.
Because of this, the vehicles can move from 0-97 in 6 seconds and that doesn’t come cheap.
9. Tesla Model X – 5307lb (2412kg)
Did you know electric cars are heavier than gasoline-powered cars of the same range. For example, the Tesla X 75D stands at 5307 lb while the 100D and the P100D variants weigh 5421 lb and 5531 lb, respectively.
The vehicle has 1020 horsepower at peak power and can go from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds. Exciting, right?
10. Mercedes-Maybach S560 4Matic – 5017lb (2273kg)
The Mercedes-Maybach S560 is 400 lb heavier than the non-Maybach model. This is because of the additional luxury equipment in the S560 and the extra sheet of metal on the front. The significant price difference from the S-class does not make much sense, but it is an ultra-luxury vehicle with a lot to offer.
If you want a vehicle that compares to the land barges such as the Bentley Continental and Rolls-Royce Phantom but is more affordable, the Maybach is the way to go.